• The Corrugated Packaging Industry to reunite after two years

    As the economy begins to recover and businesses are bouncing back to full swing, IndiaCorr Expo and India Folding Carton is gearing up to reunite the corrugated case manufacturing and folding carton industry from 23-25 October 2021 at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida. 

  • The Jane Goodall Institute Austria selects Mondi´s recycled paper brand NAUTILUS® for its newly printed annual magazine

    The newly launched annual magazine of Jane Goodall Institute Austria will be printed on NAUTILUS® Classic made from 100% recycled paper
    The partnership is based on the common sustainability aspirations and values of Mondi, NAUTILUS® and the Jane Goodall Institute 
    Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, has been chosen by the Jane Goodall Institute Austria as the supplier for the first issue of their new annual magazine Be inspired using Mondi's premium recycled paper brand NAUTILUS

  • How to solve the materials puzzle

    The challenge of providing packaging that balances resource efficiency with the lowest possible environmental impact is one that every member of the packaging industry is familiar with. There is no ‘perfect’ solution, but Mondi looks at some of the strategies the industry could be employing to help turn the tide of climate change.

  • CorShield® VpCI®-146 paper Recyclable, biodegradable, compostable- Anti Corrosion Paper

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    CorShield®VpCI®-146 with Eco-Bio ™ technology is a premium anti-corrosion paper and is used in industry. It is based on Cortec's patented biodegradable technology to prevent volatile phase corrosion and can be composted, which has revolutionized the way metals are protected in closed packaging.

    Both sides of CorShield® VpCI®-146 paper offer effective protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals by eliminating the need to purchase different types of paper for different types of metal. Simply
    wrap the items in paper and fold the edges together, gluing as needed to hold the paper in place . VpCI® coating on
    the paper is volatile so that it reaches all metal surfaces inside the package and thus provides complete corrosion protection with a very thin, very effective VpCI® layer that does not change the appearance of the product or requires removal before further processing or use.

    CorShield® VpCI®-146 paper is made from 100% recycled paper and can be completely recycled / repulped. It is biodegradable and can be composted. It contains 92% of USDA certified content on a biological basis and is a qualified product under the mandatory federal initiative to purchase the USDA BioPreferred® program.
     

  • ARCHROMA ANNOUNCES A GENERAL PRICE INCREASE ACROSS ITS PORTFOLIO

    Effective 01 October 2021, Archroma will increase the prices of its products by up to 0.25 USD per kg. These adjustments will apply to all Archroma products globally. The increase is necessary to offset the ongoing exceptionally high freight and logistics costs.

    “Archroma made every effort to absorb these increases,” says Marcos Furrer, Chief Operating Officer at Archroma. “We have however reached a point where these adjustments are needed for us to be able to maintain our service levels.”

  • Fibrepak introduces 100% recovered waste paper into packaging products

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    The pulp – from a supplier in France – is made from office waste paper, archives and shredded books and has a post-consumer paper percentage of over 90 per cent.

    Fibrepak is thin-walled and smooth-sided, as well as scratch-proof, and can be recycled in traditional waste streams along with paper, compostable and biodegradable materials.

    The packaging natural and renewable, and customers benefit from a precisely moulded pulp product.

    “The advent of thermoformed fibre has given us a great opportunity to combine this latest technology with our vast experience of thermoforming to deliver bespoke, complex and high-quality packaging for a range of customers, including those in cosmetics, fruit and veg, homecare and electronics,” says Anne-Sophie Belamine, European sales director at TEQ.

    Fibrepak is a dust-free material, so there is no particle contamination. It is non-toxic, microwavable, static-free, shock-absorbent and stackable. It can also be treated to be moisture-resistant for sustained periods.

    Production of Fibrepak at the company’s facility in Poznan, Poland is now underway, with multiple production lines running.

    During manufacture, natural fibres are converted into high tolerance thermoformed pulp products using a unique vacuum technique and “cure-in-the-mould” technology. This uses heat and pressure to press and evaporate fluid from the fibres, leaving a completely dry product at the end of the process that is ready for packing.

    Fibrepak solutions can be created to a customer’s exact specifications while conforming to ISTA and TUV performance standards. These include clamshells, trays and inserts.

    TEQ launched Fibrepak in 2014, with its thermoformed wet pulp derived from locally sourced FSC chain-of-custody certified materials, meaning the pulp used has come from sustainably managed forests.

  • Berlin Packaging | Bruni Glass launches the new collection of packaging at Luxe Pack for the Home Fragrance sector: “Bloom”

    Berlin Packaging, a leading supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, today presents “Bloom”, an innovative collection of bottles for the Home Fragrance market. The new line will be presented at Luxe Pack Monaco, the international trade fair for luxury packaging, and exhibited at the Berlin Packaging | Bruni Glass stand (Ra17) located in the Hall Ravel.

  • Lightweight Fire Suppressant Warp for LITHIUM - ION BATTERIES

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    Thermo Shield is the World's Only Paper based packaging material designed to suppress and control Lithium- ion battery " thermal runaway" by actively and automatically cooling the internal environment of a corrugated shippoing package while limiting Oxygen Supply.

    In order to meet the growing need for battery shipment safety, PACT (a US-based packaging and crating company) developed a patented technology called Thermo Shield fire suppressant wrap. This one-of-a-kind solution consists of a lightweight pleated material with a non-toxic moisture vapor application that ensures the safety of lithium-ion products in transport by suppressing the fire and shielding the surrounding environment. It is the first of its kind capable of containing a lithium battery fire within specified corrugated containers for shipments on land, sea, and air.

    Thermo Shield offers a unique approach to the transportation of lithium batteries by simultaneously suppressing thermal runaway and propagation at temperatures up to 800°C, and restricting the temperature outside the wrap itself to 60°C.

    Proven

    Thermo Shield not only meets, but exceeds the proposed SAE G-27 standards for safety in shipping lithium-Ion batteries via land, sea and air – the only product to pass these testing standards to date.

    Sustainable

    PACT Thermo Shield, and the rest of the Thermal Management System are 100% recyclable!

    Affordable

    Thermo Shield is a cost-efficient solution both at purchase and in-use — keeping shipping costs down with its lightweight design and reusability.

    THERMO SHIELD ADVANTAGES

    • No damage to outside box*
    • No damage to outside UN shipper*

    • No escaped fumes or gasses*
    • No change in oxygen level*

    * According to proposed 

  • Constantia Flexibles is fully committed to a circular economy with its recyclable range Ecolutions.

    The packaging industry is changing as more and more consumers are questioning packaging. Latest Global Buying Green Report* revealed: Two-thirds (67%) of consumers consider it crucial to buy products in recyclable packaging. Constantia Flexibles recognized the trend years ago and has continuously developed its products. The company will present its highlights and updates at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany.

  • Apple's plastic wrap-free iPhone 13 packaging

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    Apple launched the iPhone 13 series earlier this month and as part of its campaign against harming the environment, the company has redesigned the packaging. Apple will be completely omitting the use of plastic wraps around the boxes when the new phones are shipped.

    Apple claimed that removing the layer of plastic over an iPhone box would mean saving “600 metrics tons of plastic” and that the company plans to completely eliminate the use of plastic in all of its product packaging by 2025.

    iPhone 13 package sealed with a sticker that integrates a pull tab to keep the box secure until ready to be opened. It appears that the protective label attaches to an inside section of the box top and the outer area of the box bottom.

    This solution effectively keeps the box securely closed during transit and acts as a tamper-evident seal.

    Apple has applied a similar tear-away system to its first-party accessories for years, with plastic stickers first appearing on small items like cables and later Apple Watch bands. Paper-based labels like the one used on iPhone 13's packaging are typically reserved for larger accessories with two-part rigid boxes.

    Apple highlights other environmentally friendly aspects of iPhone 13 on its website, noting the handset uses 100% recycled rare earth elements in magnets, 100% recycled tin in the solder of its main logic board and battery management unit, 100% recycled gold in the plating of the main logic board and camera wire, and upcycled plastic water bottles for the dielectric material that composes iPhone's antenna lines.

    To secure packaging while shipping and prevent anyone from opening the box, the lid is kept securely closed with an adhesive paper tab until the owner pulls a tear-off strip to open it. This is all part of Apple’s environmental goals and, specifically, at the company’s new effort to completely remove plastic from all product packaging by 2025.

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