Building on last week’s blog, we are back with a quick-read on how to optimize your e-commerce packaging. Finding the right balance between appropriate protection and minimal material used is a task and a half. So, let’s go over a few examples that might help us determine designs, materials, and sizes fit for the e-commerce packaging industry.
Concept extends company’s materials-reduction mindset to cap and shoulder, saving customers carbon footprint, EPR fees & shipping costs without sacrificing product protection, haptics or esthetics.
- Mondi moves to certified base paper for its full portfolio of glassine-based release liners.
- The switch to certified base paper helps ensure that the wood is harvested from responsibly managed forests.
- Mondi collaborates with certification schemes like PEFC to enable traceability and compliance.
Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has switched its entire portfolio of glassine-based release liners to certified base paper.
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EskoWorld 2022 will be the 31st annual event, bringing together over 500 professionals from both suppliers and brand owners. The event will be hosted at the award-winning Gaylord Texan Resort.
This annual event gathers Esko users from around the globe. Users collaborate on accomplishments, discuss shared obstacles, enhance their knowledge of Esko solutions, and share and learn industry best practices. Attendees will see and hear industry trends, be able to influence Esko solution roadmaps, and have plenty of time to network with colleagues. And most importantly, have fun!
EskoWorld 2022 is a must-attend event for all Esko users!
EskoWorld 2022 will take place from June 7-9 2022 at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, near Dallas, Texas, USA. There is still time to register – please visit www.eskoworld.com to book your place now.
Major capex project will increase production capacity, strengthen competitiveness, improve safety and benefit the local environment in line with Mondi’s MAP2030 sustainability commitments
R-Cycle starts into a new phase as an open community. The first official general assembly was held on May 3, 2022 at R-Cycle member Multivac's corporate site in Wolfertschwenden, Germany
Nova Chemicals Corp. has entered into two new collaborations designed to increase the use of post-consumer recyclate (PCR) in flexible packaging.
In the first, Calgary-based Nova is partnering with recycler Revolution to provide a portfolio of PCR-based resins to Nova’s customers that will be available as soon as next month to help converters and brand owners achieve their sustainability goals; and in the second, Nova is sponsoring the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s FlexForward pilot recycling program, to advance the circular economy for flexible plastic pet food and treat packaging materials.
Nova’s partnership with Revolution builds on the one Nova recently made with Merlin Plastics to increase the supply of post-consumer recyclate (PCR) available for consumer packaging. Revolution manufactures plastic films for a variety of consumer and industrial products and packaging, which they recapture after use to recycle and reuse in new products. This agreement will utilize a portion of this “closed-loop” plastic, and Nova will begin to provide these resins in January 2021. “The relationship we’ve built with Revolution will have a significant impact on the market for recycled plastics,” said Greg DeKunder, Nova’s vice president, polyethylene marketing. “Joining forces enables Nova to be a one-stop shop for our customers’ PCR needs”.
As part of its involvement with the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s FlexForward program, Nova will become the technical sponsor of “Toward Circularity”, which is an expansion of that program. To help address some of the biggest obstacles to achieving packaging sustainability, “Toward Circularity” will expand collection to include both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled (PCR and PIR) material, and conduct testing to determine best markets and applications for the recyclate. “Toward Circularity” has two objectives: first, to decrease the current landfill rate of 99 per cent of plastic pet food and treat bags by finding uses for recycled plastic pet food and treat bags; and second, to provide end-of-life solutions for consumers, retailers, and packaging manufacturers.
In August 2020, the Pet Sustainability Coalition, in partnership with pet food brand Earth Animal and distributor Pet Food Experts, launched the Flex Forward pilot program to test a ‘return to retail’ pet food packaging collection system where the packaging is recycled for use in new products. More than 10,000 used pet food bags have been collected at 120 return-to-retail collection points in independent pet food retail locations in Oregon and Washington to date. As the current post-consumer packaging pilot comes to a close, the “Toward Circularity” expansion will increase testing of the collected materials from consumers to find ways to introduce the recycled pellets into new materials, while also collecting and testing scrap that occurs from misprints and manufacturing errors. Nova will conduct testing on the collected recyclate at its Centre for Performance Applications in Calgary; test results will help the Pet Sustainability Coalition better understand the use, applications and performance attributes and further refine their understanding of how to best repurpose the material. “Ultimately, the learnings from the pilot are intended to inform and shape a pet industry wide closed-loop plastics recycling program whereby pet owners, retailers, brands, and packaging suppliers can collaborate to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging,” Nova officials said.
“Only six percent of all plastics that are recycled today are flexible materials,” added Monika Kleczek, Nova’s circular economy market manager. “The Flex Forward pilot is a great opportunity to tap more of the potential for flexible films to be recycled into new, valuable products.”
Innovative solutions that protect products, reduce inventory and shipping costs, and visually appeals to consumers
Cleburne, TX – AGE Industries, Ltd, a leading supplier of innovative and custom packaging and shipping solutions for industry and government agencies, offers custom-designed corrugated packaging for manufacturers across many different markets, with boxes that securely protect products, reduce shipping costs and inventory through custom design, and visually appeal to retail customers.
Reifenhäuser Blown Film will be showcasing technical solutions for the economical and sustainable production of blown film that pay off in terms of a functioning circular economy and reduction of the carbon footprint at the new GREENPLAST 2022 congress trade fair in Milan from May 3 to 6 (booth 14 P / A38).
Among many other highlighted events, such as the Ukraine-Russia War, the growing EV sector, developments in the Metaverse, and the recent heatwave in India, 2022 has also brought about revolutionary green packaging technology. Following are Packaging Connections picks for 2022s’ most sought after innovations and designs in the sustainable packaging industry so far: