The efficiency and sustainability benefits that can be achieved with the latest tray sealing solutions will be the major focus of Proseal’s participation in this year’s Asia Fruit Logistica-ON, where the company will be exhibiting as part of JBT Corporation. 

    In particular, Proseal will highlight how its machines are able to ensure seal quality and maintain product freshness while using the minimum amount of plastic necessary.

  • BioPad Provides Sustainable Packaging Option for Corrosion Inhibition


    This powerful USDA Certified Biobased Product provides up to two times as much corrosion inhibiting action as its conventional VCI counterpart. BioPad® is cost-effective, adaptable, and easily applied. Simply placing it into your package will allow metal items to be protected while leaving them ready for use. BioPad is excellent for protection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the company states, as well as various alloys: galvanized and carbon steels, copper, brass, aluminum, zinc, etc. It is also free of nitrites and chromates.

    For years, a major marine engine manufacturer has used Cortec® VpCI® to protect the externals of massive ship engines and motor shafts being stored outdoors near the sea for 12 months awaiting shipment. They conducted a test to see if they could use BioPad to protect the internals of the engines from corrosion. They hung one BioPad inside each of three different engine voids for six months of outdoor testing. The test was successful as there were no traces of corrosion, and the manufacturer decided to use BioPad. Other advantages of using this material were that it contained renewable materials derived from corn-processing byproducts. It had a lighter smell and protected more than twice as much space per square meter than the competitor’s product, making it a more cost-effective option. 

    BioPad conforms to NACE Standards TM0208-2008 and RP0487-2000, as well as MIL-I-22110C. It has been tested by a certified laboratory in accordance with ASTM D-1748 (Humidity Test) and ASTM D 1735 with excellent results. BioPad® is a USDA-Certified Biobased Product and is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content.

  • Dettol launches handwash with 100% recycled plastic packaging


    The one of its kind, limited-edition handwash bottle has a beautiful contemporary design in black colour highlighted by golden inscriptions. Certain proceeds from the sale of every bottle will directly go to the ASSOCHAM foundation for plastic waste recycling, among other environmental causes. With this launch, Dettol aims to reach conscious consumers who want to make a positive impact on the environment while ensuring regular handwashing habits are maintained.

    With the introduction of the category leading Dettol Handwash in a fully recycled bottle, Dettol aims to take a formative step in the direction of addressing the plastic pollution problem which has further exacerbated amidst Covid-19.

    As part of this initiative, Dettol will continue its efforts to create awareness about the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of illness through a 360degree media activation, while also driving awareness of the 100 per cent recycled bottle.

    Commenting on the launch and the initiative, Pankaj Duhan, Chief Marketing Officer, RB Health South Asia said, “The onset of the pandemic has raised many questions surrounding plastic waste. Being the leading health brand, we at Dettol, have partnered with our consumers in their journey to fight the spread of COVID-19 by propagating correct hygiene measures. However, it is also our responsibility to address the environmental concerns arising due to increased use of plastic. With this launch Dettol’s protection from the 100 illness causing germs packed in 100% recycled packaging will not only protect your hands from germs but your environment too. This will provide environmentally conscious consumers an opportunity to give back to the environment, while getting their trusted Dettol germ protection. I am proud to say that Reliance Retail has joined hands with us as an exclusive partner to make the dream of bringing the new Dettol 100% recycled handwash bottle to your homes.”

    As a mission-driven company, RB is committed to creating a positive environmental impact through sustainable business practices. A press note mentions that on a global scale, by 2025, RB will have 100 per cent plastic packaging for all products made using reusable or recycled material.

    Dettol 100 per cent recycled handwash bottle is the first step in this direction in India. This initiative is a testament of RB’s commitment towards contributing to the fight against plastic waste, and catalyzing change within the industry and beyond.

    The new Dettol Liquid handwash Black is made with 100 per cent Post Consumer Resin (PCR). It is available exclusively at Reliance Retail & Jio Mart in 200 ml sized bottle priced at INR 99.

  • Messe Muenchen India develops its own online platform to reconnect exhibitors and visitors worldwide.

    Messe Muenchen India answers the predicament of business networking and visitor engagement amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with a singular, online exhibition and conference platform for the exhibitors and visitors of analytica Anacon India & India Lab Expo, drink technology India, electronica India and productronica India, IFAT India, LASER World Of PHOTONICS INDIA, MatDispens, Pharma Pro&Pack Expo, PackMach Asia Expo, World Tea & Coffee Expo and The Smarter-E.

  • PopPack & PPi Tech launch sustainable flexible packs


    PPi Technologies will be customizing PopPack’s EasyPop feature to make commercial prototypes at their packaging incubator facilities in the United States. Multinational brand owners have expressed interest in applying the technology developed by PopPack.

    Being a packaging converting and FFS machine manufacturer, PPi Technologies has the expertise, know-how, and capacity to produce customized packaging solutions for its customers and to complete the required R&D to make packaging prototypes. As a packaging converting machine manufacturer, it can implement production development and machinery modifications required for commercial production and scalability, incorporating the EasyPop feature in flexible packs.

    “The Air-Powered Package is a next-generation package feature, designed with a consumer-first approach. It has impressive functionality with built-in consumer convenience for producing easy-to-open packages. PopPack’s technologies will broaden packaging solutions offered by PPi Technologies Group with alternatives for consumer convenient packaging with greater production efficiencies. We look forward to working with our new and existing customers to implement the novel Easy Pop packaging features for commercial production,” says R. Charles Murray, CEO of PPi Technologies Group.

    PopPack’s solution is suitable for consumer products packaged on vertical or horizontal form, fill, and seal machines, and thermoformers. The packages are easy to open and can be combined with reclosing and self-closing features eliminating the need for scissors, knives, teeth or tear strips or caps to open flexible packages. PopPack’s EasyPop design technologies apply to solids, liquids, and powders for food and non-food products.

  • TC Transcontinental Packaging and Coca-Cola reveal shrink wrap made from 30% PCR plastic


    The new solution can be found in the shrink wrap for Coca-Cola’s AHA Sparkling Water printed case.

    “Our R&D team has crafted a collation shrink film that is itself recyclable at store drop-off locations and contains PCR without sacrificing performance, strength, and durability,” said Alex Hayden, senior vice president of R&D and sustainability at TC Transcontinental Packaging.

    “We are proud to support The Coca-Cola Company in sourcing flexible packaging with recycled content, to contribute to the establishment of a circular economy for plastics, and to meet our shared Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment signatory vision of a future whereby plastic never becomes waste.”

    Dustin Dyer, senior vice president of shrink and extrusion at TC Transcontinental Packaging, added: “It is through collaboration with industry-leading technology partners that we’ve succeeded in developing this breakthrough recycled film.

    “By incorporating 30% PCR resin into our extruded shrink film structures, we’ve introduced a film that is close to par with virgin plastic resin performance, is recyclable at store drop-off locations, looks great on the shelf, and appeals to the consumer’s desire for a cleaner environment. The development of a reliable film has taken a great deal of craftsmanship to overcome the challenges of a high-loading of PCR resins.”

  • Epopack present recyclable airless packaging solutions


    Epopack Co. Ltd corporate social responsibility is focused on the Earth’s preservation for future generations. To uphold our mission, we only use eco- friendly, sustainable packaging materials in our entire range of cosmetic containers.

    Introducing PP material airless solutions which allow it to be 100% recyclable.

    Airless solution also ensures that every last drop can be extracted. This series comes with 3 size options: 15ml, 30ml and 50ml. Decoration services such as printing, hot stamping, spray colour and injection colour, are available.

  • Aluminum packaging is way ahead in product protection and sustainability

    Material properties as part of the solution for more resource efficiency 

    Düsseldorf, 10th November 2020 - In addition to the overarching COVID-19 discussions, the topics of resource efficiency, sustainability and recycling remain high on the agenda of packaging manufacturers, brand owners and consumers. 

    Efficient product protection ensures supply to the population 

  • Packaging Solutions for Heavy and Awkward Products

    Any marketing expert will tell you that regardless of how good your product’s quality is compared to your competitors, it will never sell unless it’s in an equally pleasing packaging. The importance of appealing and convenient packaging solutions can never be underestimated. But for a majority of small-sized products, finding the right kind of packaging isn’t as big of an issue. 

  • Smithers identifies 30 trends to define future of packaging across the 2020s

    LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – November 9, 2020 – Worth $859.9 billion in 2020; long-term trends will support future growth in demand for packaging over the next 10 years 2030, yielding a total market value of $1.13 trillion in 2030.

    Smithers’ new in-depth market and technology analysis in The Future of Packaging: Long-term Strategic Forecasts to 2030 rates the impact of 30 trends on the packaging industry across the new decade; including their individual outlooks across different packaging materials, end-use segments, geographic regions and national markets.

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