• ProAmpac Acquires Euroflex to Strengthen Printed Film, Lamination and Pouching Capabilities in Ireland

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    Euroflex is a leading supplier of protein packaging products to meat, cheese and dairy industries in Ireland, one of Europe’s largest producers. The company also serves fast-growing segments including coffee, pet food and nutrition supplements. Euroflex brings extensive expertise in high-barrier flexible packaging and a track record of R&D innovations for resealable and retortable packaging. This acquisition expands ProAmpac’s manufacturing capabilities for printed film, lamination and pouching solutions in Ireland as the company serves a growing base of multinational customers.

    Greg Tucker, Founder and CEO of ProAmpac, said, “Euroflex is an exciting addition to the ProAmpac family in Europe. This family-owned business shares our values and continues to deliver strong performance, with a leading position serving Ireland’s meat, cheese and dairy markets. We are delighted to add Euroflex’s high-quality product offering, innovative R&D-focused team and relationships with blue-chip multinational customers to ProAmpac’s growing European platform.”

    Derek Richardson, CEO at Euroflex, said, “We are thrilled to join ProAmpac and partner with Greg and the entire ProAmpac team. With this combination, our expertise in high-barrier applications will complement ProAmpac’s broad offering of high-quality flexible packaging products. We are able to take this next step for our business because of the continued hard work and dedication of our team, and we are confident in the growth opportunities ahead.”

    Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and other co-investors. With the addition of Euroflex, ProAmpac has 44 sites globally, with nearly 5,800 employees supplying over 5,000 customers in 90 countries. ProAmpac innovates, engineers and manufactures flexible and sustainable packaging and material science solutions for various consumer, healthcare, e-commerce, retail and industrial goods markets. Euroflex will adopt the ProAmpac brand and will maintain operations at its manufacturing facilities in County Donegal, Ireland.

    Chris Trick, Investment Partner at Pritzker Private Capital, said, “This acquisition represents an important strategic growth opportunity for ProAmpac in Ireland and Europe. Euroflex’s strong portfolio and leading market position strengthen the high-quality offering ProAmpac delivers to its customers. We look forward to a successful partnership.”

  • LINHARDT GOES CANNABIS

    LINHARDT’s mission is to provide “packaging for your life”. As cannabis products increasingly become a part of many peoples' lives, we’ve spent the last year developing a range of secure and high-quality cannabis packaging solutions.

    We’re excited to announce, that for the first time ever, LINHARDT exhibits at CannaCon Midwest 2021 Chicago, on August 6th - 7th.

    We’d like to invite all of you, to pay a visit to our stand 106, where we will introduce our latest products and innovations for cannabis packaging.

    The last year has been challenging in many ways, so we are thrilled to finally meet again in person. Of course, we still have strict health and safety measures in place.

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    CHILD-RESISTANT CANNABIS PACKAGING

    RIGID TUBE WITH RESEALABLE SNAP-ON STOPPER* 

    for dry goods and edibles 
    *CRC certificate pending for some diameters

     

    RIGID TUBE WITH PRY-OFF CROWN CAP 

    for liquids and dry goods 

     

     

    TINY-B BOTTLE

    for liquids,
    available soon

     


    NON-CHILD-RESISTANT CANNABIS PACKAGING

    BOTTLES

    Coming Soon 

     

     

     

     

     

    ­ SCREW CANS & SHAKER CANS

     

     

     

     

    CIGAR-STYLE TUBES

     

     

     

     

     

    We would be happy to welcome you to our stand at CannaCon Chicago. If you are not able to attend, you can still take a look at our new cannabis website. LINHARDT CANNABIS

  • UNS Farms debuts new packaging at Carrefour UAE

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    The company said thanks to the Carrefour team for supporting local, sustainable fresh produce and "for working forwards the food security of this country." 

    At the same time, the company debuts its newest product packaging. Previously, UNS used brown labeling to showcase its products but now chose a more vibrant packaging. 

  • Sainsbury’s rolls out largest flexible plastic packaging recycling system

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    • Sainsbury’s is the leading supermarket with the largest roll out of the initiative to date

    • The mass roll out will help drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste pollution

    • Just 17% of UK local authorities collect flexible plastics for recycling

    • Common household items that can now be recycled include crisp packets, food pouches, salad bags, biscuit and cake wrappers

    Following a successful trial in the North East of England, Sainsbury’s has rolled out an innovative new recycling system to a total of 520 supermarkets allowing customers to recycle all flexible plastic packaging which is not commonly accepted for kerbside collection by local authorities.

    The front of store recycling points will make it easier than ever for customers to make more sustainable choices by offering a trustworthy recycling system where they can correctly dispose of flexible plastic packaging. This includes packaging such as crisp packets, food pouches, salad bags and biscuit and cake wrappers which 83% of UK local authorities currently don’t accept for recycling.

    The expanded initiative has the potential to significantly decrease the amount of plastic packaging going to landfill, with a report from WRAP estimating that flexible film contributed towards 290,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2019.

    The introduction of the new, market-leading recycling system by Sainsbury’s is the latest move in the retailer’s initiative to reduce, reuse, replace and recycle plastic in its own operations while continuing to make it easier for customers to recycle.

    The news follows the announcement in May that Sainsbury’s joined the Flexible Plastic Fund – an initiative which aims to ensure flexible plastics are properly recycled. Although flexible plastic represents a fifth of all UK citizen plastic packaging, only 6% is collected for recycling currently.

    Claire Hughes, Director of Product and Innovation at Sainsbury’s, said: “We’re really excited to announce the mass rollout of the Flexible Plastics Recycling scheme in over 520 of our stores, helping our customers to recycle more of their plastic packaging, instead of it ending up as waste. Making recycling easier for our customers is a key part of our strategy to minimise the impact of single-use plastics on the environment, alongside our own ambitious target of reducing the use of plastics in our own operations by 50% by 2025." Sainsbury’s, as the first retailer to make a commitment to halve its use of plastic packaging by 2025, has also led the way with the removal of single use plastic bags from loose produce, 70% reduction of plastic in its Taste the Difference and SO Organic lamb and steak packaging and removed over 297 tonnes of waste plastic by working with Prevented Ocean Plastic to repurpose plastic collected from the coast into packaging for its strawberry and fresh fish ranges.

    The retailer has also been announced as the Principal Supermarket Partner for the United Nation’s international climate change conference, COP26, taking place this November.

  • Packaging solutions for the aerospace industry

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    Nefab Perfects Packaging and Supply Chain Issues

    Due to the unpredictable nature of the needs of aerospace companies, it can be challenging optimizing a supply chain. Given that aircraft are routinely serviced—and these maintenance exercises can place unexpected demands on a company’s supply chain—it is vital to have a system in place that will be both reliable and cost-effective.
    One way Nefab is able to deliver value without compromising safety is by employing a team of engineers who analyze your company’s packaging and shipping needs. By crafting the packaging and shipping processes to fit each company’s needs, Nefab is able to reduce waste while preserving safety.
    For example, the packaging used to transport parts for a jumbo jet would differ from the packaging used to transport parts for a small propeller-driven aircraft; by designing a packaging and transport solution to fit each company’s exact needs, Nefab is able to optimize the resource utilization of each company’s supply chain and eliminate unnecessary expenditures.

    Nefab Has The Perfect Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Solution

    If your aerospace company is unable to procure the parts it needs to repair and service its aircraft, the entire aircraft may be grounded. This can lead to significant reductions in revenue, all for the sake of an unavailable replacement part.

    Nefab’s packaging solutions are designed to ensure that the parts your company needs arrive on time and undamaged. When it comes to aircraft maintenance, a damaged part is the same as a missing part, and we at Nefab work hard to ensure that your replacement parts arrive in perfect operating condition.

     

    At Nefab, we have developed a total cost approach aimed at key points in the supply chain. The end result is we are able to help your business improve supply chain efficiency while preserving safety and dependability. Our total cost approach consists of focusing on the effect of packaging on the following items:

    Transportation costs. The size, weight, and durability of the packaging used in shipping your inventory can directly impact the costs you pay for transporting the parts you need. Nefab aims to minimize packaging size and weight while preserving durability.

    Administration expenses. Paying staff to track and coordinate delivery of multiple shipments can be costly. The Nefab approach works to reduce your administration expenses by utilizing various tools that will more quickly and efficiently track and coordinate product shipments. Depending on the specifics of your supply chain, the Nefab approach may even be able to identify suppliers and vendors who can be eliminated from the process altogether, simplifying your administration and saving you money.

    Warehousing costs. The price your business pays to store and protect parts during the various stages of the supply chain, as well as the money you have tied up in the parts that are sitting in a warehouse can impact your bottom line. The Nefab total cost approach includes an analysis of your warehousing costs as well as an action plan to reduce the various cost drivers in this area. By implementing just-in-time delivery, we help reduce the capital that your business has tied up in parts sitting in the warehouse. At the same time, we utilize online ordering to assist you in obtaining the parts you need, where you need them, at just the right time that you need them.

    Product protection expenses. The packaging should protect your product without being too cost-prohibitive relative to the expense of the product it is protecting. An aerospace company should not cut corners on protecting an expensive part; at the same time, neither should it incur large expenses to protect a part that is easily replaced and cheaply manufactured. Nefab’s total cost approach includes a packaging solution that provides the best protection available relative to the replacement cost of a given product or part.

    Handling costs. The money you pay employees, vendors, and suppliers for moving packaging around in the various stages of the supply chain is a key component to overall supply chain costs. Nefab utilizes packaging designed to minimize handling costs through steps such as decreasing the number of packages, improved package design for easier handling, and other means. The end result is a lower total handling cost, leading to a better bottom line for your aerospace business.
    Environmental expenses. By utilizing re-usable packaging when possible and implementing a return shipping scheme in some instances, the Nefab total cost approach helps reduce packaging waste. This saves money for your business and reduces overall environmental impact.

    Standardization is Key

    Nefab helps to reduce packaging costs by designing packaging that can be used for multiple parts when possible. By consolidating and standardizing packaging options, Nefab helps reduce the complexity and costs of each stage of the part shipping process, leading to a lower overall total packaging cost.

    Nefab Offers Real Value and Quality Service

    In summary, the Nefab total cost approach brings you:

    Standardized packaging to reduce administrative and logistical expenses
    Packaging design and supply chain engineering using our dedicated team of experienced engineers
    A single point of contact as opposed to multiple vendors and suppliers
    Supply chain transparency through our use of online ordering, tracking, and managing software
    Just in time deliveries to minimize the capital you have tied up in spare parts
    24/7 availability due to our use of an online ordering system
    An overall reduction in your total packaging and supply chain costs

  • Nature’s Garden Kicks Off Second Decade of Business with Updated Product Packaging and New Slogan “Powered by Plants”

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    A true entrepreneurial success story, Cibo Vito has also produced an “about us” animated video, showcasing the company’s origins and the founders’ commitment to bringing healthier foods to consumers — https://naturesgarden.net/pages/our-story

    The brand updated its look with a modern logo, using bold typeface, replacing one which emoted a pastoral feel.  Nature’s Garden will continue to utilize the same vibrant colors for each SKU for consumer recognition.

    Nature’s Garden believes in creating products that address health concerns. “Our products are made from natural ingredients that reward the body through functionality,” stated Emre Imamoglu, president and co-founder of Cibo Vita. “We wanted our packaging to reflect this. The new design and photography allow us to showcase different varieties of products clearly, while focusing on the aesthetically pleasing naturalness of our ingredients. It is our fundamental belief that healthy snacking shouldn’t be laborious or fall short on flavor. Our mission is to make healthy snacking delicious, and that begins with the appeal of packaging,” he continued.

    All trail mix packaging is the first to be updated, as they are the foundational products of Nature’s Garden.  Since the makeover, more than 20 new products have been released including best sellers: Keto Snack MixOmega-3 Deluxe MixProbiotic Apricots, and Cranberry Health Mix, to name a few.  Nature’s Garden’s R&D team works weekly to create new and innovative products.

  • Hemco Introduces New Enclosure for Powder Packaging and Handling

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    Hemco (Independence, Mo.) has introduced a new enclosure for packaging/handling powders. Enclosures are designed to isolate powder handling, sample weighing, high throughput screening, and other lab automated processes. Enclosures can feature HEPA filtered exhaust or HEPA filtered systems to protect users or products depending on the process. Available in unitized or modular models, EnviroMax enclosures are offered in standard sizes or can be built to meet your exact size and design specification. Horizontal slide, vertical moving, or hinged sash access and work surface, table/cabinets, electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems are options. HEMCO offers a wide selection of standard sizes in vented or HEPA filtered models.

  • OlssønBarbieri makes minimalist chocolate packaging for CF18 Chocolatier

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    The packaging forms part of a wider visual identity created for local confectionary business CF18 Chocolatier, which has been shortlisted for this year's Dezeen Award in the graphic design category.

    In a bid to cut out the plastic that is normally contained within chocolate packaging, the design makes use of recycled cardboard trays and inlays made from a type of mouldable paper called FibreForm.

    Thanks to its cellulose fibres, which are longer than those of standard paper, the malleable material can be shaped using a special deep debossing machine to create the cavernous, circular indentations, which secure the hemispherical chocolate pieces in place.

    According to a life cycle analysis by the Research Institutes of Sweden, the process of creating the material emits up to 71 per cent less carbon than a comparable plastic tray.

    "Since plastic is a default solution for many industries, we felt this project was perfect for experimenting with an alternative material due to the artisanal scale and distribution of CF 18 chocolates," OlssønBarbieri's managing director Henrik Olssøn told Dezeen.

    "We think this material and its properties could rival plastic also on a larger, more commercial scale, where there is room to invest in a more advanced moulding tool."

    In order to keep production costs down, the paper liner is manufactured as a standard module that holds 12 pieces of chocolate.

    This can be split in half along a perforated line to fit inside a box of six or doubled up to fit the 24-pack.

    The boxes are housed inside an all-white sleeve also made from FibreForm, which needs to be torn open in order to access the sweets within.

    Through this kind of performative ritual, the design hopes to encourage a more conscious, considered relationship with an ephemeral object like packaging.

    Inspired by the fact that CF18 Chocolatier's founder used to work in engineering, and the fact that many of his early chocolate designs resembled stones, OlssønBarbieri created a visual identity heavily informed by the sciences.

    The company's oval brand mark, which is embossed on the sleeve and into each of the circular indents, features a hammer and a spatula.

    "The hammer belongs mostly to geology but is also used to break the chocolate," said Olssøn.

    "A spatula is a tool used by chocolatiers for tempering the chocolate but it also resembles a shovel."

    Meanwhile the glassine – the translucent, glossy paper that lies on top of the chocolate – is emblazoned with holographic foil spelling out the periodic table.

    OlssønBarbieri was also involved in the design of the actual chocolate, with each flavour featuring distinct patterns and colours that imitate real stones or minerals found in Norway.

     
  • Soapbottle - Packaging made from soap

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    SOAPBOTTLE is a packaging for personal care and hygiene products made from soap. Once the liquid content is finished, the empty container can be used as hand soap and “washes away” over time. The soap is made from natural and biodegradable ingredients; Waste can be completely avoided.

    This innovation rethinks everyday items and takes your experience with personal care to a new, enjoyable and meaningful level – without compromising sustainability.


     

  • Tetra Pak and FINISH Society partner to increase collection & recycling of used carton packs in Udaipur

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    Udaipur is a high-visibility tourist destination and therefore sees a lot of carton consumption. At the same time, it is also ranked 1st in Rajasthan under the Swachch Sarvekshan 2020 for cities with under 10,000,00 residents. Tetra Pak and FINISH Society will therefore focus on raising awareness among the waste-picker community, about the value they can derive from collecting used beverage cartons and selling them to a recycler. At the same time, the initiative will also raise awareness among consumers about the positive impact of waste-segregation and recycling on the cleanliness of their surroundings, as well as on the environment at large. The used cartons collected through this initiative will be sent to the nearest recycler - Khatema Fibres Ltd, a local paper-mill based in Uttarakhand, and a recycling partner for Tetra Pak since 2013.

    Speaking about the initiative, Jaideep Gokhale, Sustainability Director, Tetra Pak South Asia said, “Tetra Pak cartons are paper-based, recyclable and have the lowest carbon footprint among all other packaging materials used for similar food products. So, when we choose carton packaging, we are already making a positive choice. And when we segregate used cartons from our waste, we ensure that waste pickers earn an additional livelihood, and the used cartons get recycled into many useful items like benches, desks, bins, roofing sheets and more. Over the past 17 years, we have been able to expand our collection & recycling ecosystem across the country and today, over 40% cartons sold in India are recycled. We had been looking for a suitable partner to work with in Rajasthan and we have found that in FINISH society. Together, we look forward to helping build a Swachh Udaipur.”

    “The need of the hour is to recover all recyclable waste and convert it into a resource. We will work on raising awareness about recyclability of these packages on one hand, as well as set up ‘drop-off points’ at registered shops, juice centres & other easily accessible locations where consumers can deposit their used cartons easily. But the key focus of our work will be on educating the waste-picker community about the value of carton waste and the role it can play in augmenting their household income. We are thankful to Tetra Pak for leading from the front, and also the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur for their continued support,” says Saurabh Agnihotri, Finish Society.

    Tetra Pak cartons are paper-based and recyclable. Tetra Pak, along with its partners, has been strengthening the carton package recycling eco-system in the country for over 17 years. The used carton packages are collected and recycled into various materials like paper, waterproof poly-aluminium, or panel boards which are then turned into useful items like classroom furniture for disadvantaged schools, roofing sheets, notebooks, seats & backrests for commercial vehicles and more. With the addition of Udaipur, today, Tetra Pak’s collection network covers 22 states and Union Territories. This network is supported by 26 collection & awareness partners and 4 recyclers across the country.

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