Members of EUROPEN, (European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment) and FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers) have spoken out in support of their customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dover Corporation has acquired Systech International (Systech), which will now join Markem-Imaje, product identification and traceability business, as part of Dover’s Imaging and Identification segment.
AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.
Sirane threw the spotlight on its eco-friendly Earth Packaging when presenter and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall interviewed MD Simon Balderson at the company’s headquarters in Telford, UK, this month.
Verstraete IML (In-Mould Labels), part of Multi-Color Corporation, has been shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 for Product Technology Innovation of the Year with two entries: Interactive IML and SealPPeel.
Nestlé will invest up to CHF 2bn to create a wider market for food-grade recycled plastics and will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third as part of efforts to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Stora Enso has partnered with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), which makes plant-based barrier coatings, to develop formed fiber products, using HSMG’s Protēan technology for food contact packaging applications.
More than 156 million Santas were wrapped in aluminium foil packaging across Europe last year, while, in Germany, more than 151 million versions of the jolly white-bearded man were sold – an increase of 4% from the year before.
Stand-up packaging, consumer-driven innovation and loyalty data are upending the candy aisle and checkout area. We talked with two Hershey execs at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show to understand how one of the world’s most beloved...
Single-use foodservice packaging is increasingly being defined by the sustainability agenda, creating opportunities for innovative materials and formats that can match the performance of existing pack designs with a lower carbon footprint.
Researchers at the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) US, have developed a spray-on ink that can change colors, designs, and patterns when zapped with different wavelengths...
‘There is a trend for plastic packaging acquisitions despite all the bad rap for plastic, and that’s despite companies such as DS Smith turning towards Amazon,’ claims Nick Mockett, head of packaging M&A, Moorgate Capital.
Technological innovations which were once driving the market have already disappeared (dvds, answering machines, MP3 players) and companies are still struggling to connect with millennials between 20-40 years old, according to Daniel Langer, CEO, Équité,...
Manufacturers in the carton industry are concerned that confusion remains over the compostability of cartons, MOSH (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons) and MOAH (Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons) and the SUP (Single-Use Plastics) directive on coated...
‘Your guess is as good as mine on Brexit’, said Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minster of Malta, at the opening of the ECMA Congress 2019 last week (September 19-20), ‘But what is obvious, is during the next few days there needs to be a meaningful engagement’.
Brexit, the Circular Economy, sustainability challenges, national converter developments and the future of purchasing are just of the topics to be discussed at this year’s ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Annual Congress in Malta (September 19-20).
Goupie chewy chocolate, has swapped its recyclable plastic packaging to a compostable alternative, working with its supplier to come up with a design, which shows the consumer how to dispose of it correctly.
Biens Chocolate Centerpieces (Biens CC) dessert catering services for corporations in New York, is launching a Bien, chocolate cake truffle, patented “Bien Towers” for holiday gifts for customers or clients.