• Spectra are gearing up for another busy show at Packaging Innovations at the end of this month

    Spectra’s Sales Director, Jonathan Powell said, “Packaging Innovations provides an ideal stage for us to showcase our creativity whilst connecting with visitors face to face. Innovation continues to play a key role for Spectra as we strive to continually challenge ourselves to develop new ways to help brands stay ahead. This show gives us the ideal shop window opportunity to do that”.

    Spectra’s 9th consecutive appearance will yet again see the UK converter premiere a range of radical new innovative prototype designs.

  • Fairdale Packaging Group announces the launch of new concept perfume bottles at Cosmoprof Asia Digital Week

    The new packaging design solution will feature a new range of concept perfume bottles, revealing new technology and design that will shape the packaging industry in the future. The new concept perfume bottles are made from glass with a design concept that abandoned the traditional decorating style based on life. These special and novel designs include a capsule bottle, pocket perfume set, and an EGG bottle.

    The new concept perfume bottles are created by eco-friendly materials that helps to sustain the environment. The use of these materials not only will beautify the users but also the world.

    Established in 2003, the Fairdale Packaging Group specializes in perfume and cosmetic packaging. The company provides a complete packaging solution, from design drawings to mold opening, from sample order to bulk production. Its products include glass bottles for perfume, nail polish, and roll-on as well as glass cream jar, plastic cream jar, perfume atomizer, aluminum bottle, and sprayer pump. Fairdale has always insisted on providing customers with the best cost-effective high-quality packaging materials.

  • Neopac wins sustainability award from Hungarian Association of Packaging & Materials Handling

    Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has been recognized by the Hungarian Association of Packaging & Materials Handling for a novel sustainable tube solution.

    The tube was developed by Neopac for a plant-based facial scrub from Hungarian beauty company Manna, which emphasizes eco-consciousness in a variety of its products.

    The co-extruded tube is comprised of 50% recycled household waste (PCR), particularly materials from former milk bottles. A nod to the growing problem of ocean pollution, its cap is made of 100% plastic waste reused from items such as fishing ropes.

    Certified through sustainable products designator Ecocert, the tubes can be recycled in the same streams as conventional polyethylene (PE) tubes.

    The tube for Manna Facial Scrub showcases comittment to circularity. Produced with a specialized offset printing technique, the 75ml tube’s decoration suggests the naturalness of the facial scrub, which is unscented and dervived primarily from olive seeds.

    And despite the perceveid challenges of protecting products with sustainably-sourced packaging, the tubes offer exemplary product protection and user-friendliness.

    Neopac has consistently been at the forefront of the packaging sustainability movement; notably, the company recently released a Tube Design Guide for Recyclability.

    The company also offers an EcoDesign portfolio, primarily for cosmetics and personal care applications, that includes Recycled Tube featuring up to 64% post-consumer recycled material; Sugarcane Tube, made from renewable raw materials and offering the same characteristics and processability as fossil-based polyethylene; and PICEA Tube, comprised of 95% renewable material in the tube body and shoulder – including 10% of spruce wood from wood waste in sawmills.

  • Tarsus Group confirms new Labelexpo India show dates

    Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo India, has today confirmed that the upcoming edition of the show will now take place from 16 – 19 November 2021, at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

    Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, said:

  • Super Titanium by Essel Propack

    A key challenge with material source reduction is that it at times can lead to compromises with respect to packaging functionality. Developed with Essel’s family of next-generation polymers, the Super Titanium range of tubes addresses this by keeping input materials at a bare minimum without losing any of the key characteristic functional properties needed by clients. As such, Super Titanium tubes help in reducing the product’s carbon footprint, making it an eco-friendly choice when it comes to sustainable packaging. Super Titanium tubes also provide greater product stability, exhibit extended shelf-life properties and possess a rich exterior look and feel. It is especially well-suited for oral care, toiletries, and food products.

  • Davik Carry Handle Tape-Drive more sales, reduce packaging costs and meet your brand needs

    The carry handle is an incredible add-on by Davik that is not limited to a single application or industry. The product was specially developed by Davik‘s R&D – adhesive formulations that make it suitable for all common packaging materials.

    But what is carry handle tape? Carry handle tape is combined from a small strip of flexible film (various film variations are available) coated with adhesive and from laminate material also called “label” or “insert”, used for non-adhesive area, This serves as the part that you grab for carrying a pack with full convenience.

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  • DS Smith showcases Circular Design Principles to help eliminate packaging waste

    DS Smith was joined by its global partner the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a virtual event to explore the packaging company’s brand-new Circle Design Principles. With over 700 packaging designers developing hundreds of thousands of packaging specifications every year, DS Smith is helping its customers to optimize packaging for their individual supply chains every day. The new Circular Design Principles, which have been developed in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, equip the designers with a framework to stimulate innovation and offer customers more sustainable packaging designs. A panel consisting of Joe Iles, Circular Design Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundations and Lydia Butler, Customer Experience Manager at DS Smith, and led by Greg Dawson, Head of Group Corporate Affairs Director at DS Smith, discussed why design is crucial in the transition towards a more circular economy. Furthermore, several DS Smith designers described how they apply each of the five Circular Design Principles, and how they provide a framework to develop more sustainable packaging solutions in collaboration with customers, many of which are global fast moving consumer goods brands. Lydia Butler, Customer Experience Manager at DS Smith, said: “While our corrugated packaging material is circular by nature, we continually work to make our packaging solutions even more sustainable. We were massively inspired by the Design Guide created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and with the Circular Design Principles we have created a customized framework specifically for packaging. This will help us challenge ourselves to design even better packaging and I’m convinced that our global customers will benefit from our Circular Design Principles. Joe Iles, Circular Design Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundations commented: “Everything is designed - from the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, and the buildings we live in. Considering the principles of the circular economy at the design stage can have a huge influence over how such items are produced, used, and what happens to them after use. Strategic partners like DS Smith have the ability to make change happen faster by mobilizing its large internal design community and influencing its customers, many of which are global brands. And what’s more, the company will also inspire many other businesses and designers worldwide.” This event is an important milestone to DS Smith, and the company is hopeful that its Circular Design Principles will help its customers in their transition to a circular economy.


    ALPLA has acquired a property in Toluca, capital city of the State of México in the country’s centre. Construction of a state-of-the-art recycling plant will commence on it in autumn 2020, with its launch planned for the second half of 2021. The amount invested is roughly 15 million euros and 65 jobs will be created. The company will be run as a 100-per-cent subsidiary of ALPLA, while the facility will have an annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes of HDPE recycled material for non-food applications, for example for packaging solutions for personal care or household cleaning products. The target markets are primarily Mexico, neighbouring countries in Central America and the United States.

    Enabling a circular economy

    By making this investment, ALPLA is realising its global objectives for the New Plastics Economy (an initiative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation). Secondly, the family-run company is staying true to its regional strategy, as Georg Lässer, Head of Recycling, explains, ‘ALPLA has been demonstrating forward-looking action in the field of recycling for many years. We invest in regions where the demand for recycled material is not yet that high. In doing this, we give used plastics value and act as role models for the achievement of the circular economy.’ Carlos Torres, Mexico Regional Manager, adds, ‘This is how we generate demand among collection companies and support the development of the necessary infrastructure. In addition, we can offer our regional customers the “circularity” demanded of recyclable materials.’

    Many years’ experience in the region

    ALPLA possesses many years of experience in recycling post-consumer PET in Mexico. The first bottle-to-bottle recycling plant in Latin America commenced operation back in 2005 with Industria Mexicana de Reciclaje (IMER). IMER is a joint venture between ALPLA México, Coca-Cola México and Coca-Cola Femsa. By joining forces, the partners have established the infrastructure for collecting and recycling used PET beverage bottles over the last 15 years. They produce almost 15,000 tonnes of food-grade recycled material from post-consumer PET each year. ALPLA is seeking to utilise this network and vast experience in its development of HDPE recycling within the region.

    ALPLA announced its acquisition of two recycling plants in Spain in November 2019, taking its first step in the field of HDPE recycling.

  • AUSPACK 2021 postponed, relocating to Melbourne 17-20 May 2022

    After careful consideration, the APPMA Board in conjunction with ETF, our exhibition organisers have made the difficult decision to postpone AUSPACK 2021 in Sydney, and re-schedule the next event for Melbourne 2022.

    With an event of this scale and significance, the most important factors in our decision included the uncertainty around protecting the health and safety of our industry community, preserving the experience and value that exhibitors and visitors alike, have come to expect from AUSPACK, the likely COVID restrictions and the congestion of other exhibitions due to their re-scheduling from 2020.

    AUSPACK is known for the depth of products and services on the show floor, and the unique networking opportunities available from the many events held around the show. In addition to the abovementioned considerations the continuing uncertainty around state-border openings, and the very likely reality that international flights will not be allowed until the second half of 2021, the APPMA Board felt we could not deliver this experience to the same high standards as those previously experienced. Moving the event to 2022 was, therefore, the right thing to do from the perspective of members, exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and the industry.

    The last edition of AUSPACK in 2019 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre was a record show, surpassing all expectations. Melbourne 2022 is ideally placed to provide the scale and breadth of event that our industry needs as it gears up for the post-COVID recovery.

    2021 Business and Industry Conference and APPMA Awards

    APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley said, “The APPMA introduced the Business and Industry Conference as part of Packaging and Processing Week 2019 and it was very well received. The conference provided an excellent platform for the packaging industry to drive collaboration and conversation on key issues facing the sector.”

    “At AUSPACK 2019, the APPMA reinstated its Awards of Excellence as a high-value way to seek out and recognise industry innovation and outstanding performers. This is the only dedicated processing and packaging machinery awards program of its type in Australasia, and recognises those who make a significant difference in the industry.”

    The APPMA Board are currently exploring Packaging and Processing Week events with the intention to run them in 2021, as we believe it is important to connect as a community and that visitors will be able to receive great value from these activities. We will be in a position to announce dates and further information later.

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