Foam Cycle, Augusta, New Jersey, a manufacturer of packaging recycling systems, was recently issued a Utility Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “method and system of recycling polystyrene waste.”
The new Cascades Enviropac – Tacoma production site marks the start of this expansion in the United States with a first start-up in the America West. It includes a new automated line for manufacturing isothermal packaging under the northbox brand. Its state-of-the-art automation systems make operations more labour efficient. This new site will allow Cascades to increase its production capacity and expand its geographic coverage in the growing isothermal distribution market for ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook meals delivered at home, as well as fresh fish and seafood.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its offering of sustainable tape backing solutions by launching a complete product range for pressure-sensitive packaging tape applications.
MasterTape Pack is a sustainable fiber-based alternative to plastic packaging tapes with high bio-based contents. It offers excellent internal cohesion and mechanical properties for shock-resistant tapes, making it ideal for light/medium or even heavy-duty packaging.