NORTHEIM, Germany and SIBIU, Romania , April 23, 2019 (Press Release) -The packaging and display manufacturer Thimm is further developing its production facilities centrally located in Sibiu, Romania with an extensive investment package. The core of the expansion is the installation of a new, highly modern corrugator. The machine was commissioned in mid-April and triples the capacity for the manufacture of corrugated cardboard.Read more
KENNESAW, GA, April 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Beneco Packaging and subsidiary company, SoOpak, recently opened a second facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Once fully operational, the new facility will offer a complete design, manufacturing, and finishing production house that will eclipse another Beneco Packaging plant in Brampton, Ontario. The new facility will be home to a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+L with full automation and UV capabilities, a Heidelberg-MK Promatrix 106 CS diecutter and a Heidelberg-MK Diana Easy folder gluer.Read more
BRUSSELS, April 17, 2019 (RISI) -The Dutch online retailer bol.com has revealed plans to reduce transport packaging in a move to minimize its carbon footprint. According to the company, it will ship around 3.5 million items without the emblematic blue and white bol.com box this year. Bol.com will also introduce shipping bags made of recycled plastic and limit the use of fill packaging.Read more
LONDON, April 16, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, a leading international packaging provider, is trialling the world’s very first water-resistant, compostable bird box made from recycled cardboard. The birdhouses are covered in a 100% recyclable, water-resistant coating, so they can survive the outside elements and serve a similar role to conventional bird houses made from timber.Read more
LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, April 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Re-investment is essential for the long term strength of the business, at Board24 we are consistently improving aspects of our machines to ensure we are able to provide our clients with industry leading quality of product and service.
We are delighted to announce two new investments in both of our corrugators at Preston. To ensure the site remains a state of the art industry leading sheet feeder, servicing customers throughout the UK and Ireland.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has walked away with 14 awards at the European Flexographic Industry Innovation (EFIA) Awards, further consolidating its leadership in the packaging industry.
Creative and innovative packaging solutions for brands including Cobra, Huggies and Schwartz resulted in Smurfit Kappa receiving four gold, four silver, two bronze, three highly commended and one special category award.Read more
JAKARTA, April 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) continues to expand its portfolio to meet the environmentally conscious goals and demands of consumers with the newest addition to the Foopak suite of products: the new Bio Container for takeaway food. Constructed with folding boxboard (FBB), the box offers a fully biodegradable and compostable solution for takeaway containers, trays and other direct food contact items. The highly durable paper stock capable of breaking down naturally in 12 weeks makes the boxboard an ideal alternative to commonly used plastic boxes.Read more
BRACKNELL, UK , March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -Egg boxes made out of rye grass and recycled paper will be extended to more Waitrose eggs.
The packaging has protected eggs in the Duchy range safely since 2015. From today customers will spot more Waitrose eggs in the environmentally friendly alternative, with the roll out to eight more products. The new boxes will house British Blacktail eggs which are exclusive to Waitrose. All the retailer’s hen eggs are free range.Read more
BRUSSELS, April 9, 2019 (Press Release) -The way packaging is designed has a major impact on its recyclability. Global food and drink packaging leader Huhtamaki launches blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. Huhtamaki blueloop solutions involve innovative polyolefin structures to pack coffee, snacks, dry food, personal care and other fast-moving consumer products. The range also includes paper-based solutions to replace plastic packaging.Read more