• Smurfit Kappa invests in sustainable new water treatment facility in Colombia

    Smurfit Kappa, a leading company in the production of paper-based packaging, has completed a two-phase upgrade of its facilities at the Barranquilla Paper Mill in Colombia. The 7.5 million USD investment saw the implementation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with state-of-the-art anaerobic technology, which reduces water intake from the nearby Magdalena River and improves the quality of water returned to it.

  • Cosmo Films Ltd. launches Enhanced Barrier Metalized BOPP Film

    A metalized bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging applications

    New Delhi, 23, 2021: Cosmo Films Ltd., a global leader in specialty films for flexible packaging, labeling and lamination applications as well as synthetic paper, has launched Enhanced Barrier Metalized BOPP Film specially designed for packaging applications with very high moisture and good oxygen barrier properties and high metal bond. 

  • HexcelPack Introduces 100% Paper-Based, Fully Recyclable Protective Mailer

    A sustainable alternative to traditional plastic bubble mailers, company’s Hexcel’ope™ is ideal for the e-commerce market.

    Bristol, CT – HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, has introduced Hexcel’ope™, an innovative, 100% paper-based protective mailer. Developed as a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to the traditional plastic bubble mailers commonly used throughout the e-commerce supply chain, Hexcel’ope™ is curbside recyclable and fully biodegradable.

  • The Estée Lauder Companies Joins Pulpex Partner Consortium to Develop Prestige Beauty’s First Widely Recyclable Paper Bottle


    The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL) today announced that it has joined the Pulpex partner consortium, becoming the consortium’s first prestige beauty company to support the development of a recyclable paper bottle made from responsibly sourced pulp.

    Pulpex is a first-of-its-kind technology that creates bottles from wood pulp using FSC-certified renewable feedstocks from responsibly managed forests. The new paper bottle is designed to be widely recyclable in standard waste streams and will support The Estée Lauder Companies’ efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging across the lifecycle.

    As a member of the Pulpex partner consortium, The Estée Lauder Companies joins a group of leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, including Diageo, Unilever, PepsiCo, GSK Consumer Healthcare and Castrol, committed to developing the innovative paper bottle packaging. The goal of the consortium is to help ensure that the Pulpex bottle is quickly scaled and widely adopted across multiple product categories. The Estée Lauder Companies is the consortium’s first prestige beauty partner, with the opportunity to scale the Pulpex paper bottling technology across its brand portfolio.

    Scaling of this technology will support The Estée Lauder Companies efforts in driving progress towards its global sustainable packaging goals including the company’s latest commitment to reduce the amount of virgin petroleum plastic in its packaging to 50% or less by the end of calendar year 2030. The company has also committed to use responsibly sourced paper products whenever possible, with a goal of achieving 100% FSC-certified forest-based fiber cartons and 75-100% recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable packaging by 2025.

    “Exploring alternative materials and more responsible concepts into our packaging design is a strategic imperative, but we know we can’t do it alone. Scaling innovation will be key to driving sustainable packaging solutions,” said Daniel Ramos, Senior Vice President, Global Packaging.  “At The Estée Lauder Companies, we’ve long understood the importance of partnership across industries in helping to drive meaningful change. Collaboration plays a significant role in achieving our ambition, and as part of the Pulpex consortium, we are proud to help advance solutions not only for our brands and consumers but also for the industry at large.”

    “Pulpex is fully committed to collaborating with partners across industries to create a more sustainable future,” said Scott Winston, CEO, Pulpex. “We are thrilled to partner with The Estée Lauder Companies as the first leader in beauty to join our consortium of leading companies working to create innovative packaging solutions that are better for both our consumers and the planet.”

  • Bring Glamour to Products with Display Boxes


    In this era, we see number of people selling their products at high rates just by making its presentation luxury and special in front of the customers. The highly decorated product plays a magic on customers mind and they get ready to pay more than what it really deserves. It allows impulse purchasing in the retail store increases the sales no matter how small or large product you are selling. When we talk about the good presentation of the product, packaging plays a very important role. In fact it is all about the right material and printed colors and fancy outlook of the carrier in which the product is packed.

    For small products, even the colorful presentation do not work and then you have to opt for some special Display Boxes that can show the brighter side of the product and promote it in front of the crowd with attractive presence.

    Boxes that have made showcasing easy

    It is not about showing off the product in the retail counter because the customer would only buy the product that satisfy their need. In fact it is about getting the attention of the potential buyer that he/she have this option. This ensure that the product will not get skip from the eyes of the customer and will be prominent in the shelf to every single person entering the store. This also ensure that the sales would increase and buyer can get better market share.

    They have a totally different designs as compared to those of other boxes and have the ability to carry multiple products at a time. Different product manufacturer from different industries have started using them as they are cost effective, beneficial for sale increase and have very unique outlook as well. They are a popular choice for industries like cosmetics, electronics, mobile accessories and retail food manufacturers.

    Cardboard displays for unique packaging

    There are a number of boxes design to customize but displays are totally different from them. They are made from cardboard and have double layered side panels which gives them the strength to carry the weight of multiple products placed on them. They are used to showcase cosmetic items like lipsticks, lip glosses and other balms that make them look prominent at the cosmetic store. They are also used for electronics like mobile accessories items including hands free, data cable and various other multimedia items that are small in size. Various edibles items like chocolate bars, candies, and lollipops are also displayed to get the attention of the children. They are colorful and attractive to look at therefore, every customer notice them and tends to check the product that is inside the box.

    Apart from so many advantages, these displays offer protection to the product as well. When they are designed, there are various partitions that are made in them so that multiple products can stand on them easily. These punch partitions hold the products tightly and customers feel good about them when they take out their item from them. Plus, they give them the protection they need to withstand the wear and tear during the product display. They can be kept on the counters and on any shelf of retail so that customers can notice them and the product inside them.

    Different types of displays and their uses

    Cardboard displays can be made in various sizes, and designs but there are few of their types as well which are very useful for the retailers and manufacturers. Floor displays which have a big size and have different shelves are used for the small cosmetics products like face masks, creams, makeup kits and many other small items. They are extensively used for bakery edibles like muffins and bread. They are highly customizable and companies use them for brand promotion and advertisement as well. Having a tall design, they can be noticed easily and manufacturers always send them to retailers to showcase their product in them. The logo and trademark makes it easy for the customers to know about the brand and company and for new companies it is the best thing to have. They can communicate with the potential buyers through them and make a statement to convince customers.

    Counter top and peg hook displays for bath essentials

    Apart from floor displays, peg hook type of boxes is used for hanging the items that are already in small packaging that have handing tab on the top. This allows the manufacturer to hang them on the peg hook box to become noticeable for the customers. Counter top displays with lid is another type that have a large lid on the back which is printed with brand logo and other details to promote the brand effectively in front of the customers.

    Counter top displays are used for bath essentials like sops, bath bombs and shampoo sachets and manufacturers use them for the sake of promoting their new products as well. Soap Boxes with window are also used for the purpose of showcasing but they can only accommodate a few soap bars. Whereas the displays can have more than 10 soap bars at a time. Apart from that, they can be easily assembled and filled with the products as compared to the other boxes designs available. They display shippers are even used for shipping as well that have multiple benefits to the manufacturers.

  • Not a drop wasted – ReWork at milk processor Emmi

    With a turnover of around 3.7 billion Swiss francs, the tradition-rich company Emmi is the largest dairy processor in Switzerland. Emmi has always been aware of the accompanying responsibility for employees, society and the environment – and acts accordingly in a sustainable manner. One success story is the ReWork process at its Suhr location. Using a WEIMA PUEHLER G.300 ReWork draining press, overfilled or underfilled milk cartons are automatically opened and emptied in order to return the recovered milk to the production process. The result: an efficient resource cycle.

  • ArabPlast 2021: Reifenhäuser exhibits PET solution for 100% PCR use in direct food contact

    The Reifenhäuser Group will exhibit its latest innovations for flat and blown film production at ArabPlast 2021 in Dubai from November 15 to 18 (Hall 8, Booth D104). The trade show is the leading industry event for the plastics and rubber industry in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Sidel Super Combi Compact water complete line enhances both performance and sustainability for Zulal Water Factory, in Sharjah, UAE

    Thanks to enhanced performance, Sidel’s Super Combi Compact complete water line opened the door for more business opportunities for Zulal Water Factory, in Sharjah, UAE (Zulal). Running at up to 45,000 bottles per hour (bph), the line not only delivers increased productivity by 280%, but also helps the company save 56% on energy costs, when compared with their existing PET line. In addition, with the new, lighter PET bottle and optimisation of utilities, there has been a considerable reduction in the overall carbon footprint.

  • Incredible! Girl Makes Dress With Recycled KFC Packaging, Fast Food Giant Reacts


    The one thing that you will find in abundance on the internet is creativity. From interesting ideas to unique fusion dishes, there's something new to be learned or be inspired from at every scroll on your social media feed. The concept of sustainable fashion is also increasingly gaining momentum these days. Bloggers and even citizens are trying to minimize waste and reuse their clothing in as many ways as possible, in order to do their bit for the planet. A fashion blogger has recently gone the extra mile to make her clothing as environment-friendly as possible. The girl created a dress made with recycled packaging from the popular fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Take a look:

    The pictures were posted on Twitter by user @NokuzothaNtuli, where they have received 12.5 likes and thousands of comments. "Decided to make this dress for KFC from recycled KFC packages to show how much of KFC super fans we are," she wrote in her tweet. In the pictures, we could see her posing with a frilly dress and a bucket of KFC food. A closer look revealed that the pleats of her dress were made with recycled packaging from KFC, with the iconic Colonel Sanders logo featuring prominently.

    Twitter users showered praise on the girl for the incredible dress designed using recycled KFC packaging. KFC South Africa also responded to her post, appreciating her effort. Take a look:


  • Mondi Frantschach invests €20 million in sustainable pulp production

    • Expansion and modernisation of evaporation plant at Frantschach mill in Austria makes pulp production more sustainable
    • New equipment increases the amount of heat extracted and reduces the chemical oxygen demand of the biological waste water treatment
    • Consistent optimisation contributes to bioeconomy by increasing the share of by-products from the pulp production process

    Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper company, is investing €20 million to further improve the sustainability of its pulp production at the Frantschach mill in Austria.

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