• More productive with ready-made software components B&R simplifies development of pick-and-place applications

    A ready-made software solution from B&R helps OEMs implement pick-and-place applications significantly faster. Not only does the system control the robot itself, it also handles coordination with other axes, conveyor belts or tracks.

  • First Position Paper points to collaborative effort towards a circular economy

    CEFLEX recommends use of recyclable mono-materials for flexible packaging

    As part of its ‘Issue Alignment’ process CEFLEX stakeholders are working with Swiss University ETH to collect and assess topics which are essential to realising a circular economy for flexible packaging. These issues are being tackled individually to create considered and aligned positions on each topic. The result has been its first Position Paper on ways to achieve this goal.

  • THE WAVE OF THE ZERO WASTE PRODUCTS IN THE PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRY

    2020 is all about self-care, personal growth and self-reflection. An important subject to ponder over during this introspection is the ginormous amount of single-use packaging that accompanies beauty and personal care products. 

  • As COVID-19 Concerns Continue, WWP Beauty Launches Line of Personal Protection Products

    A collection of moisturizing hand sanitizers that are available in three different formats.

    Florham Park, NJ – WWP Beauty, a global full-service supplier that provides future-focused solutions to the global beauty industry including a complete range of stock and custom packaging, formulation, accessories, design and engineering, has launched a Personal Protection line in response to the heightened demand for hygienic products brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • C’est Moi Teams Up with TerraCycle

    Participants can request a free TerraCycle recycling envelope to recycle their empty C’est Moi packaging, which will arrive in the US mail within one-two weeks. Once received, customers simply remove the prepaid return label from inside the envelope, fill it with their used C’est Moi products, seal and return via USPS. “Creating clean products with recyclable materials that have a thoughtful lifecycle is a core pillar of our business,” said Jennifer Saul, senior vice president of marketing at C’est Moi. “Recycling in the United States has never been simple. Most consumers do not know that recycling came to a screeching halt in January of 2018, when our country stopped shipping all trash, scrap and recyclables to China. This was our lifeline for waste and recycling for decades, which has now dramatically changed the landscape of recycling in our country. This is why we are so ecstatic to have partnered with TerraCycle to lead by example in ensuring that what we put out into the world as a beauty brand has a lifecycle, and that we can guarantee that it is being recycled responsibly.”

  • PACT, Supplier of Promising Fire Suppressant Shipping Wrap, Joins Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA)

    Company’s Thermo Shield™ is a 100% recyclable wrap solution that exceeds proposed SAE G27 lithium battery packaging performance standards for air, land & sea.

  • Amid Growth & Expanded Capacity, Labeling Solutions Provider Luminer Adds to Sales Executive Team

    Veteran pro Mike Barrett brings additional packaging & labeling proficiency as company continues facilities & personnel expansion.

    Lakewood, NJ – Luminer, a labeling solutions provider specializing in extended content labels (ECLs) for pharmaceutical ethical and OTC packaging, clinical trials and various other narrow web applications for the cosmetics, F&B and chemicals sectors, has hired Mike Barrett as it newest Sales Executive. Mr. Barrett brings a versatile sales background to the Luminer team, including several years in the packaging and labels sectors.

  • EUBP criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics: consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics

    Berlin, 9 September 2020 – In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges and opportunities” by the European Environment Agency (EEA), European Bioplastics (EUBP) highlights the need to acknowledge successful precedents in the deployment of these innovative materials in collaboration with a receptive community of consumers. Unfortunately, several media outlets made use of a biased interpretation of the report to draw a distorted picture of biodegradable and compostable plastics.

  • Another milestone in the use of sustainable printing inks

    Flexographic printing ink system for flexible sheets receives Material Health Certification GOLD from Cradle to Cradle Certified™

  • Constantia Flexibles pioneers in more sustainable packaging production

    The reduction of waste in general and plastic waste in particular is an important issue, also for the food processing and home and personal care industry in India. The Indian government is responding to the problem and therefore adopted ‘Plastic Waste Management Rules’ as early as in 2016. Among other things, the rules prescribe to scrap single-use plastic like pouches completely by the year 2022. Another part of the new regulations is the phasing out of multi-layered plastic, which is non-recyclable. Alexander Baumgartner, CEO of Constantia Flexibles: “We know about our responsibilities towards the industry, the end consumers and – first and foremost – towards the environment. Thus, we are not only focusing on developing more environmentally friendly packaging, we also designed the first plant in the world dedicated to produce sustainable packaging only. The plant named Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad is located in Gujarat in India, which is the perfect market to implement such a forward-looking project.” More sustainable packaging only at the new plant in Ahmedabad The decision to open a plant in India was relatively straightforward. Amongst others, the new ‘Plastic Waste Management Rules’ show, that Indian government can exert pressure on the recycling economy and that it supports initiatives and companies which advocate for less waste. The solutions produced at the new plant all belong to the innovative product family EcoLam, which is part of Constantia Flexibles’ innovative product line Ecolutions. EcoLam is a lightweight Mono-PE laminate suitable for a great variety of packaging applications. Due to its mono-material structure it is fully recyclable, and its carbon footprint is approximately 32% lower than that of comparable products. The EcoLam family comes in different barrier grades (EcoLam, EcoLamPlus, EcoLamHighPlus) to deliver the barrier needs for a diverse range of products.

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