• SACMI – The lightweight challenge in cap-preform production

    15 December, a global event translated into 7 languages. Live from the SACMI parent company, this webinar will showcase the latest ready-to-market developments for the industry, from technology to new cap design solutions. Key advantages include integrated design of cap-preform systems to optimise performance and cost

  • CM Packaging Brand Transitions to HOFFMANN The Tin


    Under the new corporate design, the 130-year tradition of the Hoffmann owner family will be continued in The Netherlands. While the entities CM Packaging and CM Plastic will remain legally unchanged for now, unifying CM Packaging and CM Plastic’s efforts under one brand will reduce complexity for similar products and promote synergy throughout Hoffmann Neopac’s sales organization.

    After a longtime partnership, Hoffmann Neopac acquired CM Packaging in January 2020. Since then, Hoffmann Neopac has invested in a three-piece can making line at CM Packaging’s facility in Dronten, The Netherlands and taken over the tobacco tin lines from Trivium packaging. Among other benefits, the infrastructure investment provides expanded capacity and flexibility for the growing infant food sector and a flexible EU-based partner for tobacco companies.

    CM Packaging has decades of experience in the field of metal and plastic injection molded packaging, primarily for the specialty food, cosmetics and promotional markets. Combined, its Dronten facility has 22 production lines for tinplate metal packaging and 21 injection molding machines for plastic packaging.

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    Christopher Dale
    Director of Public Relations
    & Communications



    What material has been in use for thousands of years? What is natural, recyclable and biodegradable in 6 weeks? What can come from a fully sustainable, certified source? What can be used to form strong, safe and sustainable packaging? What type of packaging has Cullen been producing, innovating and advancing for a century? When you realise the answer to all these questions is paper, you realise paper is the answer to a lot of questions. What can companies use to help prioritise sustainability? What is the best packaging option to replace plastic packaging? How can business replace single-use plastic packaging in a way that isn’t expensive, especially in the current difficulties economies are facing? Worldwide, fingers are on the buzzers for the simple, sustainable solution. With the pressure on to find out the best way forward, packaging is a great starting point. Paper-based packaging – moulded pulp and corrugate boxes – can significantly reduce product waste through damage, use of plastic and carbon footprint. Bioplastics and plant-based products are other packaging teams claiming sustainability as their specialist subject. Bioplastics still break down to be microplastics – just as problematic for the planet – and plant-based products would need environmentally damaging levels of crop production to be a viable alternative to plastic. The thing that puts paper at the top of the plastic replacement leader board is cost. Eco-friendly paper-based packaging can be a commercially viable replacement for plastic, making it easier to ensure sustainability without sacrificing profit. When it comes to packaging, paper gets top marks. Cullen manufacture moulded pulp and corrugate packaging from our 56,000 m2 site in Glasgow, UK. Get in touch and let us help you make your packaging prize-winning.

  • Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging

    Mondi developed new recyclable mono-material film for thermoforming applications with Hütthaler. Hütthaler has launched the packaging for meat and sausage products in Austria, where the new thermoforming film is fully recyclable in existing plastic recycling streams. 15 July 2020 – Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, has partnered with Austrian meat producer Hütthaler to produce a fully recyclable thermoforming film made from a mono-material for their meat and sausage products.
  • Plastic packaging still confronting sustainability challenges

    The coronavirus has only helped to underscore the importance of plastic packaging when it comes to keeping food contamination-free and to preserving its freshness and usability for longer. This is particularly vital now, given how millions of people worldwide are sheltering in place, and doing their best to make their provisions stretch.

  • Mondi produces and donates protective medical gowns for key health care workers in Germany

    • Three Mondi plants in Germany (Halle, Steinfeld and Gronau) are set to produce and donate 10,000 protective gowns to workers in local nursing homes and retirement facilities
    • The initiative will involve using extruded PE tubes to be assembled into single-use protective garments

    15 May 2020 – Mondi, leading global packaging and paper group, has contributed material and processing expertise to produce plastic protective gowns for staff at local nursing homes and retirement facilities in order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.

  • Sealed Air- How to Recycle Our Products


    Recycling Bubble Wrap® Brand Air Cellular Packaging

    Their high-performance Bubble Wrap® Brand air cellular material is manufactured with a Barrier Bubble® layer that retains air and maintains its cushioning performance. This makes it highly reusable, greatly reducing the amount of packaging material that enters the waste stream. Wherever possible, we suggest you reuse Sealed Air® air cellular cushioning material. Sealed Air utilizes a manufacturing process that co-extrudes a nylon barrier with the polyethylene for better air retention which increases its useful life expectancy. The best way to keep materials out of the waste stream is to use them as long as possible.

    If one cannot reuse Sealed Air® air cellular cushioning material, it can be returned to one of the locations listed .

    Recycling Paper Packaging

    Most Sealed Air®paper packaging products can be recycled with corrugated containers or as mixed paper. Those products which may include a polyethylene film backing should have the plastic backing removed before adding to the recycling stream, with the exception of Korrvu® suspension and retention packaging that can be recycled with the film in place. Sealed Air’s paper products are made of 100% recycled materials to help minimize environmental impact. TigerPad™ paper cushioning can be recycled with mixed paper. Additionally, the fiber is 100% renewable and all production scrap is reclaimed.

    Recycling Korrvu® Packaging

    Korrvu® packaging is manufactured using a standard corrugated fibreboard frame and can be easily recycled in the corrugated waste stream worldwide. Recycle Korrvu® packaging along with corrugated boxes through your normal recycling stream. Korrvu® packaging can be recycled with the film left in place. Corrugated hyrapulping facilities have been designed to recycle corrugated fibreboard which may include minor amounts of extraneous materials, such as plastic tape and labels commonly found on old corrugated containers (OCC). Korrvu® packaging is RESY approved for recycling in Germany and complies with all national and international requirements and mandates for disposal and recycling of packaging materials. Korrvu® packaging is shipped flat and assembled on-site, as needed. The high-performance design can easily be reused and is made from renewable cellulose paper fibers. It is easily recycled with common corrugated boxes.

    Recycling Air Pillow Packaging

    If you are sending Fill-Air®, Fill-Air® RF or Rapid Fill® material to for recycling, please do the following:

    Deflate (by poking a hole in the bag) and flatten the bags.



    Fold the flattened material and place it inside an appropriate sized envelope or small carton.

    Affix the appropriate postage to the shipping envelope or carton.

    Address the envelope or carton to our address.

    Fill-Air® bags are re-useable. Please re-use them in other packages wherever possible. Fill-Air® RF inflatable packaging cushions can be manually reinflated with a drinking straw for reuse. Fill-Air®, Fill-Air® RF and Rapid Fill® bags may be recycled as described below.

    Fill Air® Inflatable void fill products expand on-site. A cubic foot of inflated cells, when deflated, will lose 99.3% of its volume. The deflated cells can be sent to any of a number of Sealed Air locations where they will be recycled back into LDPE.

    Bags can be sent for recycling to the facility listed to the right or can be dropped off at local stores, that collect low and high density polyethylene films. Go to How2Recycle.info for more information on local recycling drop off centers in your area.

    What happens to the Fill-Air® and Rapid Fill® material once it is received at the recycle center?

    Upon receipt of the material, it will be ground up and re-pelletized, so it can be used to make a variety of products from trash bags to automotive parts, which can also be recycled.


    Instapak® Foam Return Program

    This packaging material is comprised of a creamy yellow polyurethane foam encased in a silver, white or pink polyethylene film. The cushion (both foam and film) can be returned to Sealed Air. We have established 27 return centers worldwide for Instapak® foam cushions.

    Instapak® foam requires less cushioning material in each pack, reducing package size and weight. By expanding on-site as much as 200 times, it reduces the number of trucks needed for distribution. Material can also be returned to any Sealed Air location. In those communities where municipal Waste-To- Energy (WTE) incineration facilities are available, Instapak® provides a positive waste-to-combustion contribution.

    Recycling Polyethylene Foam

    Committed to increasing sustainability by enhancing the performance of our PE foam products with decreased use of natural resources in manufacturing by increasing recycled content. Our PE foams are classified as #4 low-density PE (LDPE) material and can be recycled in LDPE recycling systems, including our Closed Loop Recycling program

    . In countries, such as Germany, where laws mandate collection and recycling of used packaging, Sealed Air® polyethylene foams fit within the established infrastructure.

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