• PackagingConnections Webinar on Sustainability in Packaging

    PackagingConnections Webinar on Sustainability in Packaging

    Gurugram, India, July 27, 2020 - PackagingConnections has started with a series of webinars during July’2020. After successfully completing the first one on “Introduction to PackagingConnections”, the company is coming up with a new paid webinar on an important topic SUSTAINABILITY. The company has completed the initial research on Sustainability in Packaging and is ready to present its findings to the packaging community. The webinar will cover the current practices, challenges, and ways forward. This webinar would also take its audience through many examples that are already implemented.

  • Rapid launch of a new 1L bottle on a Guinean line thanks to Sidel remote services

    Rapid launch of a new 1L bottle on a Guinean line thanks to Sidel remote services

    To expand its carbonated soft drink (CSD) brands “Planet”, “Bubble Up” and “American Cola” and meet market needs for home consumption with larger formats, Nouvelle Brasserie de Guinée (Braguinée) reached out to Sidel for help with the remote tuning of its packaging line to produce 1L bottles. In just three days, Sidel’s multi-expertise team from around the world were mobilised to guide and empower the customer, using Sidel’s latest remote line-adaptation technologies and leveraging effective digital solutions for quick set-up of larger formats.

  • Absolut Vodka bottle design refresh pays homage to Swedish heritage

    Absolut Vodka bottle design refresh pays homage to Swedish heritage

    In the iconic bottle’s first major design refresh since its creation in 1979, Ardagh Glass Packaging – Europe worked closely with Absolut and design agencies, Brand Union and Destrito, to develop an upgraded design that nods to the progressive vodka’s Swedish craftmanship and heritage.

  • Fakuma 2021: Reifenhäuser presents high-performance components and lines for the sustainable production of plastics

    Fakuma 2021: Reifenhäuser presents high-performance components and lines for the sustainable production of plastics

    Live again at last, Reifenhäuser will exhibit at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from October 12 to 16, 2021. It is the first major presence event for the plastics industry to take place in Germany this year.

  • Amcor first to offer cooking oil bottles made entirely from recycled content in Colombia

    Amcor first to offer cooking oil bottles made entirely from recycled content in Colombia

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    The global leader in developing and producing responsible bottles is partnering with Alianza and other organizations to overcome the difficulties often encountered with recycling cooking oil bottles

    Cali, Colombia, Sept 9 , 2021 – Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has created a more responsible bottle for one of the country’s most popular ingredients – cooking oil. It’s the first cooking oil bottle in the country made from 100% recycled content.

    “ARP worked with Gourmet to create more sustainable bottles for the edible cooking oil industry,” said Alexander Alvarez, general manager of ARP Colombia. “The Amcor team in Cali, Colombia, partnered with resin suppliers and applied their knowledge and expertise to create a bottle that was made completely from recycled content.”

    ARP refined its bottles to ensure it is safe, causes no change in taste and is transparent – while maintaining Gourmet’s visual branding.

    “One of our main drivers is sustainability and we are committed to creating a circular economy within the cooking oil industry,” said Luis Alberto Botero, president and CEO of Alianza Team, Gourmet’s parent company. “ARP worked with us to produce bottles from recycled content that reduces the need for virgin resin. This helps us reduce our production of waste and fulfill Alianza’s promise of Feeding a Better Tomorrow.”

    The Gourmet bottles are now designed to be recycled. However, Acoplasticos, a nonprofit organization that represents companies in the chemical production supply chain, estimates that of all the 12 million bottles that are put on the market every day in Colombia, only 3 million are recycled.1 This is primarily because Colombia’s current recycling infrastructure is not able to effectively remove oil residue from its packaging.

    “While Gourmet has run informative chemical recycling pilot tests, we are working with them to expand this project across the country,” said Alvarez. “We believe they could be recycled into other items like light posts or hatches for boats. We are encouraging consumers to work with us to ensure that these bottles are properly recycled.”

    1: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá: Colombia entierra anualmente 2 billones de pesos en plásticos que se pueden reciclar, June 2019

    About Amcor

    Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. Around 46,000 Amcor people generate $13 billion in annual sales from operations that span about 225 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

     

     

  • GUALAPACK ACCELERATES SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IN BRAZIL

    GUALAPACK ACCELERATES SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING IN BRAZIL

     Gualapack Spa is announcing its plans for expansion in Brazil, as part of the Group’s continued efforts for a sustainable, global growth through vertical integration. 

    Gualapack strongly pursues international development to support its positioning on the global market as the world leader in pre-made spouted pouches and a global player in the flexible packaging industry. Brazil has been a strategic area for the company's growth since 2015, when the Group opened the dedicated subsidiary Gualapack Brasil in Iperó / São Paulo by merging with pouch producer Tradbor.

  • Jamestown Plastics Launches Clamtainer: Durable Frustration-Free Packaging for All Industries

    Jamestown Plastics Launches Clamtainer: Durable Frustration-Free Packaging for All Industries

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    Clamtainer utilizes Click-It™ Closure technology that provides exceptional security with a one-snap closing system that can be opened with just one hand– yet it stays completely secure in tests such as a penny pitch and wrench toss. It is the only clamshell packaging that doesn’t require scissors, knives, or strength to open, making it both frustration-free and accessible for seniors, people with arthritis, and others with mobility challenges. While Click-It Closure technology is extremely easy for adults to open, it is unique in that it can’t be solved by kids, making it a choice for brands that need Certified Child Resistant Packaging.

    Clamtainer boasts financial and sustainable benefits when compared to traditional clamshell packaging. It has significant pack-out cost advantages to product manufacturers because it takes less time to load and close a Clamtainer.

    “Clamtainer doesn’t require welding, heat sealing, or equipment and tooling to buy and maintain,” says Jay Baker, CEO of Jamestown Plastics. “This is not only attractive to a manufacturer’s bottom line but by reducing the amount of time needed to pack-out products, it is a more efficient method that is especially helpful to companies facing labor shortages and budgetary constraints.”

    Clamtainer uses less material than traditional clamshell packaging which takes up less space in trucks and distribution centers and reduces shipping costs due to reduced dimensional weight.

    Clamtainer can be made from various materials including rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) —a combination of industrial and reclaimed plastic, making it a sustainable packaging option. Because many consumers also reuse the Clamtainer, it doesn’t end up in the recycling loop.

    “We share concerns about excess packing and applaud efforts to make packaging frustration-free,” says Baker. “I welcome the opportunity to talk with you on how Clamtainer can become an important part of your frustration-free packaging. Whether you’re interested in becoming more sustainable or want to find ways to save money and become more efficient, I believe Clamtainer can help.”

  • GIMATIC presents its range of suction cups for applications in Food and Food Packaging

    GIMATIC presents its range of suction cups for applications in Food and Food Packaging

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    GIMATIC is an Italian company, innovative and leader , with a presence in the industrial automation market for more than 35 years , focused on the manufacture and sale of components for the construction of automated assembly and assembly systems, according to the objectives set. for Industry 4.0 and the start-up of smart factories (“ Smart factories ”).

    Thanks to its competence, flexibility and extensive use of new technologies in the field of design and production, it is able to offer specific and adapted solutions for each application / production process, allocating the available resources more efficiently.

    In the Iberian Peninsula we work with the aim of being your technical and professional reference , combining ambition, honesty and professionalism with a clear orientation to the client and their best service .

    Among the many solutions that make up this new vacuum range, GIMATIC presents its suction cups dedicated to handling in the food sector , be it for applications in direct contact with the product or applications for handling the product in its packaging . 

    FP Multifuel Suction Cups for handling FlowPacks and Unpackaged Food

    Ideal suction cups for handling packaged snacks and for compensating unevenness. Its high vertical movement is very useful for the separation of fine pieces. It can be supplied with a perforated disc to increase stability and to allow handling of thin films. It exists in a Silicone version approved by the FDA and, therefore, ideal for handling non-packaged food.

    BC Multifuel Suction Cups with thin lip for handling bags with liquid and deep-frozen

    Ideal suction cups for handling bags containing fragile products, bags with liquids and deep-frozen. They have robust bellows, thin and flexible lip and specific high flow connections. Its 4.5 bellows make it possible to compensate for height differences. 

    Rectangular BR and LBR suction cups for handling oblong snacks

    Suction cups suitable for handling snacks and food bars in flow pack. Available in version with 1.5 bellows or 2.5 bellows. In its version with 1.5 bellows, it allows moving objects with small differences in height, while its version with 2.5 bellows is ideal for high height compensations, snacks with an irregular surface. Suitable for applications with parallel and perpendicular apprehensions to the surface, its lip is able to adapt perfectly to the plastic film. Ideal for apprehending and placing the manipulated object aside. Available in a version with an embossed design to avoid damage to the product being handled and implosion of the lip.

    FO suction cups for opening bags on packaging machines

    Suction cups ideal for opening bags and handling fine and delicate objects such as sheets and thin films. The internal weft and the thin lip prevent damage to the manipulated object and maintain its flatness. Suction cups made of transparent silicone approved by the FDA.

  • LES EAUX DE CHANEL – Elegance and simplicity with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top

    LES EAUX DE CHANEL – Elegance and simplicity with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top

    CHANEL has just announced new LES EAUX DE CHANEL fragrance bottle caps made with biobased Sulapac® material.

    Sustainable innovation approach

    It all began with a desire. In 2018, LES EAUX DE CHANEL introduced a new olfactory world to the fragrances of the House: a singular collection, inspired by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s favorite places, fueled by the imaginary and composed around freshness.

  • Owen Mumford launches new Aidaptus auto-injector

    Owen Mumford launches new Aidaptus auto-injector

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    Aidaptus is a two-step, spring-powered, single use auto-injector with a design that accommodates both 1mL and 2.25 mL prefilled glass syringes in the same base device. It also features stopper sensing technology with a self-adjusting plunger that automatically adapts to the individual stopper positions and different fill volumes in each syringe, with no change parts required. The auto-injector is available with two different spring strengths to accommodate a variety of drug viscosities.

    Aidaptus has a patient-centric design with automatic needle insertion that provides a simple and consistent user experience. The stopper sensing technology, coupled with the independent, two-phase needle insertion and drug delivery, reduces any impact forces on the syringe, mitigating the risk of syringe breakages during use. With a needle that is shielded before, during and after use, Aidaptus provides reassurance to users who are new to auto-injectors as well as those who experience needle phobia. It can also give users confidence that the injection has been successfully completed with an audible notification at the start and end of the procedure. In addition, a bright yellow plunger rod is visible though a large window in the device confirming the end of injection.

    Aidaptus is available in two base platform options: a clear outer body with colour overwrap permitting rapid selection of window size or traditional opaque housing, offering versatility for both branding and customisation as well as options for market segmentation and life cycle management. Its highly compact nature reflects the excellence in sustainable design and human factors engineering used throughout its development; coupled with consideration for ease of final assembly through application of design for manufacture (DfM) principles.

    Michael Earl, director, Owen Mumford Pharmaceutical Services, said: “Our Aidaptus auto-injector platform has been designed to facilitate the growing market for subcutaneous injections used to treat a variety of chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns’ disease and multiple sclerosis. With the increasing move towards treatment outside of the acute care setting, Aidaptus will help patients to self-administer their individual therapies using a simple and easy to use device. At the same time, this auto-injector can help to reduce complexity and risk in supply chain and final assembly for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies’ combination products thanks to its ability to adapt to different syringe sizes and fill volumes. It is often the case that during development or life-cycle management of injectable drug products, changes in these parameters can occur. Now the device does not have to be changed as well.”

    Aidaptus has been designed to meet the challenges of changes to drug formulation or injected volume and can therefore help reduce risk during drug development and lifecycle management.

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