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Orion Engineered Carbons Releases 2021 Sustainability Report

Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC), a global specialty chemicals company, recently released its 2021 Sustainability Report

Atlapac and TIPA Partner to Produce Fully Compostable Packaging for Retail

Collaboration is Atlapac’s first production of home compostable mailers for customers

Michelman Appoints Jeffrey J. Prosinski to Board of Directors

Michelman recently announced the appointment of Jeffrey J. Prosinski to its Board of Directors.

Charter Next Generation Invests in Marine Plastic Pollution Clean-Up Efforts

Sustainability Leader and North America's Largest Independent Plastic Film Producer, Charter Next Generation (CNG), announces investment in the Plastic Flamingo (PLAF)

100 Per Cent Perfect Packaging Solution for Fresh Produce Supplier

100 percent Pure New Zealand is the country’s long-standing marketing slogan.

IMA DAIRY & FOOD Enhances Cutting Tool for Process Suited to Monomaterial Cup Packaging

Decreased production downtime and reduced cost of ownership for ZERO Technology tools, which allow food manufacturers to easily break monomaterial multipacks into individual cups.

Michelman Invests in Circular Economy Market Expertise

Ms. Lori Gobris has joined Michelman as Global Marketing Manager for Circular Economy.

New Cast Polypropylene Film for Lamination

Innovia Films latest development is Propacast™ KF a clear cast polypropylene film that has been specifically designed as a lamination solution for HFFS, VFFS and lidding applications.

Bockatech and Westfall Technik Solidify EcoCore License Deal

Bockatech, developer of EcoCore® foamtech for lightweight and reusable packaging, and Westfall Technik Inc®.

Suck it up Paper

As the trends for 2019 continue to filter through my email inbox, I cannot turn my head from the one that has been knocking louder at my eDoor than any other… sustainability

Dürr Completes Acquisition of MEGTEC/Universal

This will create the world’s leading supplier of environmental systems for industrial exhaust-air purification.

CPI Collaborates in Large-Area Flexible Photovoltaics

The FabriGen project produces a sample that combines flexible OPV materials with tensile fabrics in an effort to bring solar energy products to market

HH Global Announces Peelable Lidding for Ready Meals

Lidd is a patented innovation said to eliminate the need for cardboard sleeves, reducing both the cost and the environmental impact of packaging

Sustainability in Packaging Subject of Conference

Presentations will focus on efforts by major companies to achieve packaging that is good for the environment as well as the bottom line

EcoCortec Doubles Its Capacity

The European subsidiary of Cortec Corp. is increasing its biodegradable film manufacturing space as well as it warehousing

Clear Lam Announces Freezer-Grade RPET Rollstock

Rollstock made from Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate is said to perform in tough frozen applications with no compromise in quality

TLMI Names Environmental Winners

Avery Dennison and The Label Printers are honored for their commitment to practices such as recycling, energy recovery, and clean technology

Plastic Technologies Offers PET Recycling Calculator

Product helps users determine how compatible a specific package is with today’s recycling systems and its impact on recycled PET production

Dura-Fibre Offers 100% Recycled Folding Carton Material

EcoEarth is FSC certified and reportedly offers an excellent printing surface for many markets along with environmental benefits

Roland DGA Ink Wins European Digital Press Award

Judges honored Eco-Sol MAX 2 for ease of use, reduction of harmful substances in its formulation, and outstanding print quality

Bolton Emerson Expands into New Industries

With new leadership and a new facility, manufacturer of recycling and coating equipment finds opportunities in a wide range of industries

Global Packaging Alliance Meeting Strengthens Cooperation

Sustainability, market trends, operating data, and equipment investments were on the agenda at the recent meeting

Avery Dennison Matrix Recycling Tool Is Online

Interactive map offers a directory of locations of non-landfill operations or energy-from-waste facilities to help converters divert and process scrap

Clariant Launches PFOA-Free Additive

Cartaguard KHI is said to make paper grease-resistant without releasing impurities into the packaging

INX Digital Offers Eco-Solvent Inkjet Inks

MSS inks are used with Mimaki wide-format printers and reportedly offer benefits to the environment

Corrugated | Converter Forecasts $1 Million Savings with Energy Reduction System

Freedom Corrugated sees significant savings after installation of a WPS Global supply-side energy management solution

Smart Planet’s Non-Toxic Resin Provides Barrier

Said to be an environmentally friendly alternative to PVdC, EarthCoating Hyper-barrier (HB40) resin is suited to barrier folding carton packaging

Flexible Packaging Assn. Joins Earth Day Celebration

FPA presentation and brochures promote the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging

Kodak Thermal Plate Is Environmental Winner

The SONORA HP Process Free plate is honored by the Environmental Leader Technology Reviews program

SATO Increases Production of ECONANO Labels

New facility produces base materials for the CO2-reducing labels

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