The ALPLA Group, a global packaging producer and specialist in recycling, is consolidating its developments in relation to biodegradable packaging solutions under its new Blue Circle Packaging label. Home-compostable coffee capsules are the first product available on the market.

  • From Plastic To Plastic No More

    No disruption to the manufacturing process, no commercial treatment, and no toxicity or microplastic by-product. Sounds like a dream? It’s not!

    So how does Twelve8 Technology bio-convert both virgin and recycled plastic into air, water, and less than 1% biomass AND ABSOLUTELY ZERO WASTE? Let’s find out.

  • Reifenhäuser consolidates its construction competencies in blown film lines

    Troisdorf, July 2, 2021 With effect from July 1, the Reifenhäuser Group is merging its blown-film business units Reifenhäuser Blown Film and Reifenhäuser Blown Film Polyrema, which have so far operated independently, in order to cope with ongoing growth in this sector. This move consolidates the Group’s competencies even more than before to form a joint brand, Reifenhäuser Blown Film.

  • Impact of Covid 19/ Coronavirus on the packaging industry

    There are both advantages or disadvantages in many sectors because of covid-19 pandemic. But the packaging sector around the world has significant benefits than other industries.

  • AR Packaging optimises the boosting home deliveries with smartly constructed snack boxes


     As social distancing and governmental restrictions on restaurants due to covid-19 continue, take away and home delivery demand is increasing dramatically. Food can be safely distributed directly from the kitchen to the front door of consumers who do not want to or cannot visit the restaurants. As a consequence, demands on packaging solutions adapted for this part of the hospitality sector are growing.

    Two different snack boxes are examples of patented packaging developed by AR Packaging to answer on customers’ increasing needs for take-away & delivery solutions. The carton-based snack boxes are perfect for different types of food & beverages to go and they are a more sustainable alternative to plastic-based packaging.

    “Snack boxes is one example of our many solutions tailored for the take away and home delivery segment. We also develop customer specific packaging to meet unique requirements for product protection, branding or distribution”, says Yoann Bouvet, Sales Director Food Service at AR Packaging. “Even if home deliveries are now more relevant than ever before, the need for packaging dedicated to take away and delivery will continue to grow also after covid-19 and AR Packaging has additional solutions in the pipeline to be launched within short.”

    For more information please contact: 
    Ingrid Lidbäck, Group Marketing & Communication Director at AR Packaging
    E-mail: ingrid.lidback@ar-packaging.com
    Telephone: +46 70 566 31 83

    AR Packaging 
    AR Packaging is one of Europe’s leading companies in the packaging sector with net sales of approximately EUR 930 million, 5,500 employees and 29 factories in 13 countries. The Group offers a unique range of packaging solutions from its specialised plants. Added value is created to its customers through its broad product offering and deep knowledge of carton-based and flexible packaging. The head office is located in Lund, Sweden. AR Packaging has an objective to grow both organically and by way of acquisitions.

  • Berlin Packaging Acquires Elias Valavanis S.A.

    Acquisition expands company’s global footprint to include the Balkans and strengthens existing Mediterranean business

  • Mondi’s paper-based EcoWicketBag wins gold in 2021 EUROSAC Grand Prix

    • Mondi’s EcoWicketBag has been recognised in the gold category of this prestigious award, for its overall performance, reduction of CO2 emissions and convenience for the customer.
    • The kraft paper packaging is an alternative to plastic packaging, meets hygiene industry standards and adheres to the strictest regulations for wastepaper recycling.
    • EcoWicketBag can be used to pack a wide range of hygiene products in single or multi packs, with the potential to make a real difference to the sustainability of this huge global market.

    Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has once again won the prestigious EUROSAC Grand Prix Sack of the Year award, this year for its revolutionary EcoWicketBag.

    EUROSAC, the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers, chose Mondi’s EcoWicketBag for its potential to reduce plastic packaging waste in the global hygiene industry. The packaging needs for this market are huge: the sector includes diapers, sanitary products and toilet and kitchen tissues - and the global diaper market alone is estimated to be worth approximately 65.9 billion U.S. dollars by 2027(1). The vast majority of the products have been wrapped in plastic - until now.

    Mondi’s EcoWicketBag design is a paper-based packaging solution that provides an alternative to traditional plastic packaging, replacing it with renewable, recyclable paper. Created from strong virgin kraft paper sourced from sustainably managed forests, it is the first paper wicket bag that runs on existing equipment. It is available in a variety of sizes, is strong enough to handle the filling process and protect the product throughout the supply chain. EcoWicketBag’s design and printability ensure great on-shelf appeal, it is also easy to open and end-consumers know how to dispose of paper correctly.

    The packaging industry’s latest innovations are presented each year at the EUROSAC Grand Prix. The main criterion of the competition is that the sack solutions must add value to the industry, whether in terms of innovation, sustainable development, design, high-quality printing or as a customer message carrier.

    “We see the EcoWicketBag as a real game changer. This development can be implemented very quickly and responds to our industry’s objectives to produce paper sacks that are made from 100% natural materials and fulfil the same functions as plastic sacks”, explains jury president Matthias Becker-Gröning the jury’s choice.

    About Mondi

    Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2020, Mondi had revenues of €6.66 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.35 billion.

    Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

  • Neopac Introduces Small Polyfoil® Tube with Tamper-evident Nozzle

    Produced at company’s USA facility, solution helps safeguard tubes for topical disinfectants, eye ointments & creams, and oral care products.

    Oberdiessbach, Switzerland – Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for the pharmaceutical, beauty and oral care industry, has introduced a tamper-evident version of its Nozzle Tube solution. Ideal for topical disinfectant solutions, eye ointments, breams and gels, and certain oral care products, the tubes are available with 1.1mm orifices, and feature a ribbed cap for ease of use.

  • Greiner Packaging’s virtual Innovation Days focus on innovation and circular economy

    On June 9 and 10, 2021, plastic packaging producer Greiner Packaging hosted its first interactive trade show experience in its virtual Packworld. At a press conference opening the two-day event, CEO Manfred Stanek and Global Marketing & Innovation Director, Jörg Sabo, introduced some of the 19 live sessions and speakers who would share their knowledge and ideas on the twin themes of innovation and sustainability. They also focused on Greiner Packaging’s aim to become a fully circular company, and looked at some recent achievements and innovations.


  • Proseal Takes The Lead In Sustainable Tray Formats

    Tray sealing specialist Proseal says it is perfectly positioned to help food producers explore options for alternative packaging materials. The company has worked closely with both tray and film suppliers to stay ahead of the demand from retailers and consumers for environmentally friendly solutions and has a proven track record with many alternative formats now available in the market following the work Proseal has done.

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