• Innovative 3D In-mold technology

    3D IML combines MuCell technology with IML label technology to offer a unique visual appearance and soft touch effect to packages, Providing differentiation without changing the container shape. Multi-Sensory Experience The 3D in-mold label is processed with an injection-molded tub made of expanded polypropylene to incorporate selective masking, creating areas without adhesion. The MuCell process controls the introduction of nitrogen into the polymer. Where there is adhesion between the label and the polymer, the nitrogen migrates through both structures.

  • Watson’s Launches Children’s Water, Featuring an Aptar Sport Cap

    A survey of more than 5,800 students by Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 65% failed to meet the recommended level of drinking 1,200 ml of water per day. Creating a subdivided product with the objective of appealing to children, and match their drinking habits is key to support this category’s growth, which largely depends on packaging innovations to reflect the difference, and enhance the experience. Recently, Watson’s, a well-known domestic pure water brand, launched a purified water product in line with children’s drinking habits. It features innovative packaging with a refreshing, fun design, in addition to Watson’s established standard of zero impurities from high-temperature distillation. In contrast to Watson’s traditional drop-shaped bottle, this new package is arc-shaped and smaller – at only 200ml in size – making it easier for children to hold. Plus, the eye catching cartoon images of Super Wings on the label will attract a host of Super Wings fans! The most notable feature of the packaging is that it abandons the traditional twist-off closure and uses Aptar’s unique “classic sports closure “(Original), which differs markedly from competing products on the market. With a flip-top design, it can be opened with one hand and is ready to drink on-the-go, with the colorful built-in suction nozzle able to control water flow, and mirror children’s drinking habits, making it both safer and more hygienic. Aptar’s line of sport caps were created around safety, hygiene, convenience, differentiation, personality, and fun, making them suitable, not only for children’s drinks, but all kinds of bottled water and sports drinks. Many leading water brands worldwide use Original for their high-end drinking water, and gained wide attention from consumers, due to its differentiated experience when compared to the other solutions in the market today. The classic closure suits all neck finish, such as 1810, 1881 and 3025, and can be customized with different colors, such as a dual-color two-piece type and a pure color one-piece type, to meet the differing needs of brands and consumers.

  • An Open Letter from Aptar’s CHRO, Shiela Vinczeller, on Celebrating Pride Month and Diversity and Inclusion

    The tumultuous days and the events that have unfolded across the United States and have reverberated around the world, serve as an urgent reminder of the continued change needed in our society. It starts with those all-important conversations. By listening, by trying to understand, by reaching out. By understanding what drives, what motivates each of us. What makes us happy, what makes us angry, what makes us sad, what makes us hopeful? What it takes to feel safe in the workplace, to feel appreciated. Annually, the month of June provides an important opportunity to reflect on the inclusivity of workplaces from an LGBTQ+ perspective. Groups worldwide observe and support Pride Month in many ways – and June was chosen in memory of the Stonewall Riots that took place in the U.S. in 1969. PRIDE month promotes the dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation for the LGBTQ+ community, and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues they face. During this time when empathy and support for each other is so important, and as we celebrate PRIDE month together, our actions, unconscious and conscious cultivate the everyday experience for employees. It is ok, if there are answers that you don’t know, it is a matter of being comfortable just asking. I encourage everyone to proactively have discussions and solicit input and feedback. There is no need to wait until someone is uncomfortable or unhappy. When individuals feel that they are valued for who they are including the many ways they are unique, be it sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, physical ability, socioeconomic status, religion and others, they will feel they belong and will bring their whole self to work. This takes intent and commitment. Diversity is an action, inclusivity is cultural, and belonging is a feeling. It does not happen by itself, we can all be leaders if we choose to be and we all have a responsibility to make those around us feel comfortable. And one more thing – and I feel very strongly about this – we cannot be halfway inclusive. It is an all the way understanding and promise. In the spirit of our Aptar Core values of respect and dignity for all – let me express our appreciation for our LGBTQ+ community and encourage everyone to join in the conversation, be an ally!
  • Proof of maintenance and tamper protection for the e-bike belt drive

    The motor is the centerpiece of an e-bike. The belt drive from Brose Antriebstechnik features an extremely quiet, robust and low-maintenance design and makes for a feeling of natural riding. The belt is installed in a protective housing. For reliable proof of the most recent maintenance, Schreiner ProTech developed a tamper-evident label with first-opening indication for Brose Antriebstechnik modified to suit the customer’s needs and the application. The label reliably indicates any unauthorized opening of the housing and thus potential tampering attempts.
  • Siegwerk and Varcotec form partnership for Lock 3 antimicrobial coating innovation

    As the new and preferred sales partner for Varcotec's innovative Lock 3 technology, Siegwerk is expanding its range of packaging inks and varnishes with a unique antimicrobial dispersion varnish suitable for a wide range of applications and packaging types.
  • Automation, Healthy Work Environment & Cost Minimization

    Looking into innovation and automation of the production, the company recently decided to purchase a Lundberg Tech WasteTech 400 to capture, convey, cut and collect matrices and edge trims from 5 thermoforming packaging machines. Considering the low temperature in the sausage production room, the best option was to place the All-in-one Unit in the packaging room, where the circulated and filtered air stays in the room. The exhaust air temperature of the WasteTech system is only minimally increased by the extraction process. By choosing a continuous vacuum solution, heavy manual handling of edge trim and matrix waste roles plus extra waste due to stops and restarts in the production have been eliminated. This is a great advantage also with respect to product quality and cost minimization. The handling from initial discussions to installation and commissioning has been impeccable. The WasteTech 400 has been met with high acceptance by the employees as the operation is easy and the equipment rather silent. Residual materials are collected in a sack (approx. 300 kg of waste) that only needs to be changed once per shift. — H. & E. Reinert Westfälische Privat-Fleischerei GmbH

  • UPM Raflatac expands Forest Film product range with the industry’s first wood-based polyethylene label film

    “We want to bring value to our clients by offering a wide variety of sustainable alternatives to choose from. Examples of these include UPM Raflatac Forest Film PE and PP, the first wood-based film label materials on the market, and UPM Raflatac PP PCR manufactured from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic,” says Timo Kekki, Vice President, Films SBU UPM Raflatac.

  • Living Our Core Values of Respect and Dignity

    We are asking our people to pause, reflect and evaluate conscious and unconscious biases. There is no place in our organization for discrimination of any kind. We must hold ourselves accountable to live up to our values and to treat each other fairly and with respect. Through dialogue and greater empathy, we will ourselves grow and move closer to reaching our full potential. In order to show our support for those who have suffered and continue to suffer from inequalities and under-representation, Aptar is making a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people. We are a company with incredibly dedicated and caring employees. Let us continue to show the world our ability to affect positive change, as individuals, and as the Aptar community. Together we can make a brighter future for all.

  • EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF EU AFFAIRS IN BRUSSELS

    Berlin, 12 June 2020 – European Bioplastics, the association, representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as new Head of European Public Affairs. She assumed her position on 1 June 2020 and will be based in Brussels.
  • Third Mark Andy Press Implemented for Polish Printing House

    Orion Znakowanie Towarow Adds Evolution Series Orion Znakowanie Towarow, a print service provider in Wroclaw, Poland, has served a number of customers within the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market for over twenty years. Specializing in label production, Orion was one of the first Polish companies to implement Mark Andy’s newest Evolution Series flexo press following its debut at the 2019 Labelexpo trade show in Brussels.
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