• Traffic Sign Shops Say Good-bye to Screen Printing


    Avery Dennison began the digital traffic sign revolution in 2014 with our introduction of the TrafficJet Print System. Quickly becoming one of the best-selling printers for specification compliant traffic signs with warranties exceeding industry standards, TrafficJet is in regular use in nearly 500 locations across 50 countries. This printer has been instrumental in the elimination of more than 1.5 million gallons of wastewater worldwide. “Our newest printer, TrafficJet Pro, truly challenges the need for toxic screen printing” says Aaron Means, senior product manager. “This affordable printer featuring UV LED instant cure and True Traffic Color spot inks, delivers print speeds comparable to high-volume screen printing, while eliminating the complexity and multiple waste streams associated with screen printing. In addition, the print production process can be housed in an area less than one-third required by screen printing, conserving valuable space and associated costs. For government agencies, longer-life TrafficJet Pro signs reduce their replacement cycles and maintenance costs, lessening the impact on the environment.

  • Indiapack pacprocess-2017


    Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is jointly organizing 'indiapack pacprocess' where both organisers will join their expertise in the packaging, packaging materials and production sector and the related processing industry with a focus on the Indian market. The trade fair will take place from October 26-28, 2017 in Halls 8,9,10 & 11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With expected 20,000 trade visitors not only from India but also from neighboring SAARC regions, middle-east and other important region + 300 exhibitors from India and overseas.


    The fair is powered by Interpack - the largest trade fair for Processes and Packaging in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    USP of Indiapack Pacprocess 2017 -

    The fair spreads across 10,000 sqm

    Participation from over 300 exhibitors from India and overseas

    Strong conference


    Powered by "Interpack", Germany, the leading trade fair in packaging and processing, well known brand to the Indian market


    Unique platform for entrepreneurs, decision makers, senior govt. officials, investors, industry members, traders, equiment buyers and suppliers, academia, engineers and trade delegations to congregate, brainstorm, showcase and forge meaningful partnerships for business.


    More event details available at http://www.pacprocess-india.com/

    Contact person - Amit Sharma

    Contact Numbers:  +91-0-11-48550000 / +91-0-11-48550069 /

    Email: SharmaaM@md-india.com


  • Cabinet approves reservation norms for mandatory use of jute in packaging


    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved reservation norms for Jute Packaging Materials for Jute Year 2021-22. As per the reservation norms, Thakur said, 100 per cent foodgrains and 20 per cent of sugar will be packed in jute bags during Jute Year 2021-22 under JPM Act, 1987. The decision is likely to bring relief to 3,70,000 workers employed in jute mills and ancillary units.

    The Jute industry occupies an important place in the national economy of India in general and Eastern Region in particular i.e. West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is one of the major industries in the eastern region, particularly in West Bengal. 75% of the total production of the Jute Industry is Jute Sacking Bags of which 90% is supplied to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and State Procurement Agencies (SPAs) and remaining is exported/sold directly.

    Government purchases Jute sacking bags worth approximately Rs. 8,000 Cr. every year, for packing of foodgrains, hence ensures guaranteed market for the produce of Jute Farmers and Workers. Average Production of Jute Sacking Bags is about 30 lakhs bales (9 lakh MT) and Government is committed to ensure complete take off of the sacking production of the jute bags in order to protect the interest of Jute farmers, workers and persons engaged in the Jute Industry.

    The reservation norms in present proposal would further the interest of domestic production of raw jute and jute packaging material in India, thereby, making India self-reliant in consonance with Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Reservation for packaging in jute packaging material consumed around 66.57% of the raw jute produced in the country (in 2020-21). It will help protect the environment because jute is natural, biodegradable, renewable & reusable fibre and hence fulfills all sustainability parameters.

    The Cabinet also approved a ₹17,408.85 crore 'committed price support' to the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) for seven cotton seasons from 2014-15 to 2020-21. The decision was taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The procurement of cotton at MSP helped stabilise the cotton prices and alleviate farmer's distress. Briefing media on the Cabinet decisions, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said the CCI and authorised agencies procured 123 lakh cotton bales in 2019-20 and 100 lakh bales in 2020-21. The annual production is estimated at 350-360 lakh bales.

  • Greiner Packaging produces first cup prototypes made of BornewablesTM


    Greiner Packaging is pursuing various approaches to make its packaging solutions as sustainable as possible. One course of action is to use so-called circular materials – that is, renewable, non-fossil fuel feedstocks. For the first time, the packaging manufacturer has now produced a food cup made of premium polyolefins obtained exclusively from waste and residue streams. The Bornewables line of products is manufactured by Borealis, a leading supplier of polyolefins based in Vienna, Austria.

    Unlike renewable raw materials produced with agricultural crops grown for food and livestock feed, the Bornewables products are made from second-generation (i.e., renewably sourced) feedstocks derived solely from waste and residue streams: from vegetable oil production as well as oil waste and residues, from the timber industry, or from the food industry – for instance, used cooking oil.

    Same material performance, fast production changeover

    The Bornewables offer the same characteristics as virgin polyolefin materials while boasting a substantially reduced carbon footprint.

    Carbon footprint reduced by up to 120 percent

    A life cycle analysis initiated by Borealis at its Kallo site in Belgium, showed that using Bornewables substantially reduces a product’s carbon footprint by at least 2.7 kg CO2eq for every kilogram of polymer. This represents a saving of up to 120 percent in comparison to fossil-based PP from Borealis and roughly equates to charging 2,700 smartphones in a year*. Moreover, using these premium polyolefins designed for circularity reduces the depletion of fossil resources by around 69 percent. The entire Bornewables line of products has been certified as part of the ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) system. This chain of custody certification guarantees customers that the feedstock used in the material is certified as renewable and sustainably produced and can be traced to its point of origin. Certification is based on the mass balance approach, which means that a contribution to the use of chemically recycled or renewable materials is made in every material stream. A number of Greiner Packaging’s locations are also already ISCC PLUS certified. 

    A focus on design for recycling

    The new prototype IML cups for dairy products are made of Bornewables monomaterial and were developed to be recycled as normal in conventional facilities – completely in line with the principle of design for recycling. The chemical structure of the PP material used in the cups is similar to that of standard plastic and can be recycled in the same loop as conventional polymers. This is a great example of how the packaging specialists at Greiner Packaging take into account sustainability from the very start.




    The Packaging Industry will address the World from Istanbul - Tüyap

    Tüyap Fair and Congress Center has completed its preparations for the first hybrid meeting of the packaging industry. Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, organized by Reed Tüyap Fair Organization in cooperation with Packaging Manufacturers Association with the support of numerous institutions steering the development of the sector, will welcome its visitors for the 26th time on October 20-23. 

    The fair, which will be held in hybrid format for the first time at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul this year, will offer exhibitors the opportunity to establish efficient business connections in a digital environment via the Business Connect Program, in addition to the physical fair. The industry, crowning its success in export in the first 6 months, will introduce its brand-new products, which are the outcome of R&D and innovation studies, to the countries of the World, from Istanbul - Tüyap.


    Eurasia Packaging Istanbul Fair, which will be held at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul between the dates October 20th - 23rd, 2021 in cooperation with Reed Tüyap Fair Organization Inc. and Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) with the supports of Packaging Machinery Producers Association (AMD), Flexible Packaging Manufacturers Association (FASD), Label Manufacturers Association (ESD), Association of Cardboard Packaging Manufacturers (KASAD), Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MASD), Corrugated Cardboard Industrial Association (OMÜD) and Rigid Plastic Packaging Manufacturers Association (SEPA), will offer a hybrid fair experience to its visitors this year.

    Click here for registeration.

  • Introducing New VIST™ Technologies for Clean Cannabis at MJBizCon Expo


    To meet growing demand for science-based cannabis decontamination, screening, and extended shelf-life packaging, VIST™ Labs LLC is introducing  CryoPasteurization™ and AMAPS™ packaging technologies as part of a first-of-its kind, end-to-end mobile solution that delivers cleaner cannabis to consumers. The proven systems address early detection, decontamination, and safe storage of flower and shake while assuring plant potency and enhanced consumer experience. VIST proprietary technologies will be displayed at North America's largest cannabis show MJBizCon Oct. 20-22, 2021 in Las Vegas.

    VIST is offering its proprietary technologies through corporate owned operations in Colorado and through franchising opportunities in various states. Additional locations in the U.S. and Canada will be added soon.

    "Every consumer deserves clean cannabis. Our products are never irradiated. The VIST technologies and mobile platform are designed to help cultivators, processors, and dispensaries enhance their quality control and deliver systems using many of the safe and best practices adopted by the food industry," states Jim Sanfilippo, founding partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Oversights in cannabis processing and insufficient internal quality control can lead to problems with mold and bacterial contaminants on cannabis flower. Due, in part, to increasing product recalls, concerns about cannabis safety and potency are growing at the same time the industry is expanding.

    Knowing in advance and addressing any hidden microbiological issues that may be present before distribution provides cannabis business owners with profit protection and improved quality control.

    For a decade, the cannabis industry has gathered annually at MJBizCon, making it the largest, cannabis business conference in the world. The 2021 event returns to Las Vegas Oct. 20-22, 2021 and will showcase over 1,100 exhibitors.

    The exclusive VIST system includes:


    The CryoPasteurization™ technology is designed to kill mold, yeast, and other bacteria while retaining terpene and cannabinoid levels as well as positive organoleptic qualities of cannabis. The patent-pending technology rapidly pasteurizes cannabis to remove harmful contaminants without irradiation.

    AMAPS™ Packaging

    The VIST Aseptic Modified Atmosphere Packaging System (AMAPS) extends product shelf life and protects terpenes and cannabinoids.

    AMAPS equipment automatically weighs and loads 1 to 7 pounds of flower into barrier bags. To create the optimum environment to slow mold and bacterial growth, the packaging equipment uses proprietary, multi-laminar flow modified atmosphere technology. This reduces oxygen to parts per million while helping to retain moisture levels. All of this is done in a Class 100 clean room environment inside the packaging machine. Various bulk packaging formats are available.

    The VIST AMAPS technology is the cumulation of many years of developments within the pharmaceutical and food industries. VIST founders are pioneers in extended shelf-life packaging of perishable goods including injectable drugs and infant formulas. They hold over 220 patents in the field.

    Mobile Services

    Equipment is rolled off customized Sprinter vans and brought into licensed grow and processing facilities. All work is performed in customer's facilities. Vans are temperature controlled and include areas for WIFI data collection, packaging materials, screening kits, and other supplies.

    Quality Control Indicative Screening

    VIST developed a fast and reliable screening system to identify the level of mold, yeast and aerobic bacteria that may exist in flower or shake. The system comes in pre-packaged kits. All the necessary screening components are included.

    In addition, VIST technicians are trained to gather samples in a manner that does not remove any physical flower from licensed facilities. Samples are collected and incubated, then data is tabulated to understand plate count levels (Colony Forming Units) pre and post VIST technology.

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


    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.”

  • Entenmann's® Launches Modified Packaging To Keep Favorites On Retailers' Shelves


    The next time you are shopping for your favorite Entenmann's® full-size products, you may notice the packaging looks a little bit different. The clear cellophane "window" that has showcased its donuts, cookies and cakes for decades will be temporarily replaced by a photo of the sweet baked goods inside. Some Entenmann's Danishes will be in clear clamshell packaging.

    There is no change to any of the products, but why this subtle change to the boxes? It is in response to a material supply disruption caused by Hurricane Ida. On September 1, a dam burst near the Valley Forge, PA, facility that produces Entenmann's packaging, severely flooding the facility. The event destroyed 5,000 tons of packaging inventory and caused critical damage to the machinery that produces the cartons and boxes. The emergency had serious implications throughout the entire Entenmann's supply chain – from the bakeries that produce the sweet baked goods to those who deliver them fresh to retailers every day – and caused a brief disruption in product availability.

    "Our goal is to ensure our consumers can continue to enjoy their favorite Entenmann's products," said Jason Amar, Director of Marketing at Entenmann's, Bimbo Bakeries USA. "Designing and printing the classic Entenmann's boxes with the window is a specialized solution. Modifying the packaging to a windowless option and clam shells offers the fastest way to get products back on the shelf."

    The quick actions by the company also protects the livelihood of hundreds of individuals throughout the sweet baked goods supply chain, from the ingredient suppliers to the retailers, many of whom were also adversely impacted by Hurricane Ida in the Northeast.

    As Americans experience shortages of consumer goods, including grocery, Entenmann's creative response is a welcome change to empty shelves.

    "Rest assured that the products have not changed," said Amar. "Your delicious favorites have the same great taste, and the modified packaging will have no impact on freshness or quality."

    The modified packaging will hit shelves starting this week and last through at least the end of 2021.

  • Evanesce® to Debut Innovative Plant-Based Packaging Technologies at PACK EXPO Las Vegas


     Evanesce®, a sustainable technology innovator, driven to accelerate the adoption of sustainable and economically viable packaging solutions, will unveil its groundbreaking sustainable packaging technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Addressing the growing plastic pandemic, scientists and experts at Evanesce have engineered a patented technology that produces cost-competitive, 100% plant-based, and 100% compostable sustainable packaging. The leading packaging industry event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from September 27 to 29, 2021.

    During PACK EXPO, the company will showcase their two packaging technologies and its vast range of packaging products. Its booth will feature the patented Evanesce® Molded Starch technology along with its high-quality line of PLA (Polylactic Acid) compostable products, including straws, hot and cold cups and lids, plates, bowls, cutlery, gloves, and resealable bags. Booth visitors will be able to meet the top executive team and experience their plant-based packaging solutions in person.

    “Our innovative technologies are designed to replace single-use plastics and Styrofoam in packaging and will be a game-changer for the industry. We’re most excited about launching our revolutionary patented Molded Starch technology at one of the biggest packaging events in the world,” stated Douglas Horne, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Evanesce. “This innovation in material science has the power to truly transform sustainable packaging. This event offers us an ideal opportunity to launch our innovative packaging solutions, showcase the wide range of products we offer, and connect with industry leaders on collaborative partnership opportunities.”

    Already in use by leading foodservice companies, restaurant chains and convenience stores, Evanesce’s PLA products are on par or cost competitive to other alternatives, offer significantly improved durability, and are BPI certified commercially compostable. The patented Evanesce® Molded Starch Technology produces 100% compostable molded packaging material at almost half the cost of other eco-friendly alternatives available in the market. Production of Molded Starch products including meal trays, meat trays, containers and cups are expected in early 2022.

    Expanded Manufacturing Capacity

    Evanesce is ready to inspire big change and lead the sustainable packaging industry by delivering innovative and sustainable technology solutions. The company sets itself apart from the competition with American-made, superior quality products without overseas shipping delays and risks to the supply chain. Operations have begun at its first manufacturing facility in South Carolina with an ability to produce millions of compostable PLA straws per day. With distribution centers from coast to coast, Evanesce also plans aggressive expansion in the US, starting with a new 114,000 sq ft facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Avient Launches New TPEs with Post-Consumer Recycled Content from Automotive Windshields


    Avient today announced the latest additions to its growing reSound™ R recycled-content thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) portfolio. The materials are a result of close collaboration with Shark Solutions, a global leader in advanced sustainable polyvinyl butyral (PVB) products. Both new TPEs contain 25 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) content from PVB reclaimed from broken automotive windshields and laminated architectural glass.

    It is estimated that 75 million broken windshields need replacing each year. This abundant supply includes thousands of tons of PVB, found in the inner layer of the glass, potentially bound for landfills. Instead, the outer glass is recycled and the PVB is reclaimed and reprocessed for various uses, including an alternative raw material source for polymers. Avient’s unique formulation expertise allows the supply of reprocessed, high-quality, non-toxic PVB to be upcycled into more sustainable TPEs with excellent properties.

    Developed in 45 to 55 Shore A durometers, the new reSound R grades are ideal for general purpose applications in the consumer and automotive industries. Both injection moldable TPEs can be overmolded to polypropylene (PP) and come in a natural grade that can be easily colored. 

    These reSound R grades with PCR content offer similar performance properties to traditional TPEs and are suitable for many durable consumer products and grips – such as personal care items, lawn and garden tools, golf clubs, and footwear. Their performance properties also fit automotive applications that could benefit from vibration damping, such as door mats, door damping and glove boxes.

    “This technology brings together advanced material science and innovation to support customers' goals and the circular economy,” said Matt Mitchell, director, global marketing of Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient. “These material developments create an opportunity to help divert mountains of valuable resources from the waste stream and upcycle them into new products that offer excellent performance and value.”

    “Our mission is to create high-performance raw materials from a former waste stream of laminated glass, instead of allowing it to decompose in landfills over thousands of years,” said Jens Holmegaard, CEO and Founder of Shark Solutions. “Avient shares our vision to preserve limited natural resources for future generations through products that enhance performance and protect the environment.”

    Available globally, the new reSound R TPEs are formulated with regionally recycled PVB. For a complete view of the reSound R line of recycled-content TPEs, available in PCR and post-industrial recycled (PIR) content ranging from 8 to 93 percent.

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