• Aptar Requests U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Decontamination with ActivShield

    Crystal Lake, Illinois, April 3, 2020 - AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR), a global leader in drug delivery, consumer product dispensing and active packaging solutions, is seeking U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a solution that allows easy disinfecting of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (N95 mask). The N95 masks are desperately needed by healthcare personnel due to the shortage of disposable masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this simple disinfecting process, the N95 mask and a Photo: N95 Mask Decontamination with ActivShieldTM by Aptar

    The European Union published Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. Among other things, this calls for a circular approach to be taken to dealing with single-use beverage packaging made of plastic and in particular the packaging caps, as these often end up in the environment as separate waste. The directive requires the lids and caps of bottles and composite packaging with a capacity of up to three litres to remain firmly tethered to the containers for as long as they are used. The EU member states are required to implement corresponding regulations by July 2024 at the latest. New solutions needed The statutory requirements mean the manufacturers are having to have a rethink, as the new caps have to be compatible with the existing types of bottle mouth on the one hand, while meeting the consumers’ need for a practical, convenient and high-quality solution on the other. Until now, though, cap design has both literally and figuratively been ‘detached’ from the actual packaging itself. It has been guided by the standards applicable for off-the-shelf screw caps and pressure caps. But now individual packaging designs have to be taken into account too, in order to keep the solution user-friendly. This means entirely new cap models need to be developed. Cap solutions from ALPLA The Relax and Soul designs now being offered by ALPLA meet the requirements made in terms of sustainable and functional cap solutions. The following applies in both cases: 1. No additional material is needed for their manufacture compared with conventional caps. 2. The caps remain firmly tethered to the beverage packaging for the entire life cycle from manufacture to disposal and do not therefore generate any separate waste. 3. There is no need for technical modifications to or additional investments in the existing bottling lines. 4. They can be used on various packaging sizes. The Relax model This model allows the consumer to fix the cap in one of three different positions on the bottleneck below the mouth after opening the bottle. Two bands are used to tether the cap to the packaging. The mouth and the bottleneck are clear through 360 degrees, as they are with untethered caps. This cap solutions is suitable for type 1881 and 1810 bottle mouths. The Soul model With this version, the cap can be bent back to an angle of approximately 160 degrees when opened and attached to the thread with a small pin. This fixing in place prevents the cap from springing back, allow the consumer to enjoy their drink undisturbed. This cap is available for bottle mouth type 1810.
  • Containers for Coronavirus swabs

    ISI Plast underlines the importance of the item MU 1500, valued as most suitable to contain and transport the Coronavirus swabs that are collected to be analysed. We enclose pictures in order to make clear and immediate its easy use. All of our products are produced with selected raw materials in compliance with food contact or are manufactured with Post-Consumer materials in full respect of recycling, recycled materials, etc.. etc.. All perfectly in compliance with regulations and suitable to contain waste caused by CORONAVIRUS, like swabs, masks, gloves, white coats and all that must be immediately isolated and disposed of, in respect of applicable regulation.
  • ACG Continues Production to Meet Mission-critical Pharmaceutical Requirements to Combat COVID-19, with Employee Safety a Top Priority Across Operations

    Despite widespread disruption, ACG is continuing production in its factories around the world, helping to keep supply chains running smoothly to meet mission-critical demands. Being a crucial supplier to the pharmaceutical industry in these difficult times comes with a huge duty to care for employees and associates, and ACG continues to do ‘everything and more’ to protect their safety and wellbeing.
  • AMI’S PLASTIC REGULATIONS 2020 POSTPONED The event will now take place on 2-4 November in Cologne

    8th April 2020, Bristol AMI has announced that its Plastics Regulations Conference, which was scheduled to take place in Cologne in Germany on 10-12 March, has now been postponed to 2-4 November 2020. Uncertainty created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) led to the decision to delay the conference.
  • DS Smith recognized with two awards at the Nestlé Suppliers Awards event

    DS Smith has been honoured with two individual awards “for going over and beyond what is required”. Michael Rutherford, DS Smith Regional Account Manager, and John Edwards, DS Smith Customer Technical Manager, proudly collected the prizes. For its sixth year, the prestigious awards ceremony was held on Thursday 27th February at Mercedes World, Weybridge. The event rewards and recognises Nestlé’s best performance amongst its suppliers, for their collaboration, service and support throughout the year.
  • Legislation on GLYMO will shape packaging in 2020

    Consumers expect the food industry to provide safe products which comply with the latest legislations. FEICA already recommends avoiding the use of epoxy silanes in food contact applications, and the European Union is expected to set new limits during the course of this year. These limits will require complex testing methods that lead to challenges for converters and packaging manufacturers.

    Cardboard-plastic combinations as sustainable packaging choice are helping to reduce plastic consumption, while at the same time ensuring high-quality appearance and stability. Henkel’s Persil 4in1 DISCS detergent packaging, which is produced by Greiner Packaging, is a top example. And this is now even more sustainable, as it contains 50 % recycled polypropylene (rPP) obtained from discarded household plastics, meaning that postconsumer waste is being reused.
  • Gerber Announces Baby Food Industry’s First Single-Material Pouch

    Gerber, the early childhood nutrition leader, announced a first-of-its-kind, single-material baby food pouch designed for the future of recycling. Developed in partnership with Gualapack, the world leader of premade spouted pouches, this is the latest initiative in Gerber’s journey to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. It is also an important milestone in creating a wider market for recycled plastics that are safe for food. “Designing with a single material creates greater value for the recycling industry, promoting the development of better recycling infrastructure,” said Associate Director of Packaging at Gerber, Tony Dzikowicz. “After more than two years of experimenting and innovating, we were able to help create a first-of-its-kind solution for baby food that meets the safety and freshness requirements for our little ones.” With Nestlé as a founding member of Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF), a research collaborative committed to creating recycling solutions, Gerber is helping to expand curbside recycling for the pouch – and all baby food pouches. MRFF’s pilot program in Pottstown, PA is now the first curbside recycling program in the U.S. to accept flexible plastics such as these. “We believe the baby food industry should help create a world where babies thrive, and initiatives like this one help us go beyond nutrition to protect the planet,” said Gerber President and CEO Bill Partyka. “We’re committed to making 100% of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, and this pouch is an important step in promoting the development of better recycling infrastructure.” The pouch will be available exclusively on TheGerberStore.com for Gerber’s Organic Banana Mango Puree beginning in May 2020, with expansion in product offerings to follow. The pouch will be 100% recyclable through Gerber’s national recycling program with TerraCycle®, a social enterprise on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Gerber’s sustainability efforts go beyond packaging, with a focus on reducing energy use, water use and carbon emissions in its factories, and upholding some of the industry’s strongest agricultural standards through its Clean Field Farming™ practices. Gerber is also continuing to expand its USDA Certified Organic product lines. About Gerber Gerber Products Company was founded in 1928 in Fremont, Mich. Gerber joined the Nestlé family on September 1, 2007. Gerber is a leader in early childhood nutrition. At Gerber, research informs everything we do – from the products we make, the nutrition education we deliver and the services we offer. Gerber provides resources from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) for health care professionals at Medical.Gerber.com/FITS and for parents at Gerber.com. About Nestlé Nestlé in the United States is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. We are transforming our product portfolio by focusing on high-growth categories, including pet care, bottled water, coffee, consumer health and infant nutrition, and offering brands people love. With more than 48,000 employees across 36 states, Nestlé in the U.S. offers a wide portfolio of food and beverage products for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé in the U.S. consists of seven main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $28 billion in 2018. For more information, visit NestleUSA.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.
  • Henkel launches REthink Packaging webinar series

    Industry trade shows like Interpack are essential for the packaging industry value chain to exchange knowledge on innovations and meet partners. As the 2020 event has been postponed to next year, Henkel and its experts are nevertheless dedicated to doing their part to keep industry professionals informed about the latest developments. With the new REthink packaging series, Henkel is further expanding its renowned webinar series for 2020 and capitalizing on the goal of promoting knowledge transfer.
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