Packaging

Schreiner Medipharm receives best supplier award for Needle-Trap device

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 30th, 2014

Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleissheim, Germany), a global supplier of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions, has received the Best Supplier Award 2013 from Leo Pharma (Ballerup, Denmark). Schreiner MediPharm supplies the pharmaceutical company with its Needle-Trap device, which is applied to heparin syringes to protect users from needlestick injuries.

Swiss masterbatch specialist Sukano appoints new CEO

By Karen Laird
Published: August 30th, 2014

Masterbatch producer Sukano AG (Schindellegi, Switzerland) has announced the appointment of Michael de Braaf as its new CEO. De Braaf, who has served the company since March 1, 2014, as Head of Sales, was unanimously elected to this new position by the Board of Directors of Sukano AG. In addition to his new tasks as CEO, he will continue to head the sales team.

How2Recycle Label now offering funding for companies to use its label

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 27th, 2014

GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is now offering funding for use of the How2Recycle Label, an on-package recycling label aimed at providing clear and consistent recycling instructions to consumers. The funding is supported by StopWaste and the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). [Click here for PlasticsToday's coverage of the How2Recycle Label]. 

Agr International to display quality control products for containers at Pack Expo 2014

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 27th, 2014

Agr International will feature its products for quality management and process control for the packaging industry at Pack Expo in Chicago. Products that will be featured include:

Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system, a unique product that interfaces with the blowmolder to provide precise material thickness distribution management and defect detection for PET bottles while offering hands-off blowmolder control. With the trend towards ever lighter bottles, the Process Pilot works to be the 'ultimate' lightweighting tool. 

Roundup of packaging acquisitions

By Heather Caliendo
Published: August 27th, 2014

It's been an active time period for acquisitions in the packaging industry. Here's a couple key developments:

Global plastic packaging company Coveris has made another move on the acquisition front. The company has acquired UK flexible packaging provider Learoyd Packaging. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Sealed Air to establish global headquarters in Charlotte, NC

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 27th, 2014

Sealed Air Corp. announced last month that it is establishing a new global headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company will relocate to a modern, state-of-the-art, environmentally-sustainable campus that will become the headquarters for its divisions, research & development facilities and corporate offices.

Annual sales of products made using MuCell extrusion technology exceeds $100 million

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 26th, 2014

MuCell Extrusion is finally coming into its own as an in-demand technology for producing extruded plastic products. For the first time in the company's history, the sale of plastic extrusion products made using MuCell Extrusion technology has exceeded $100 million in sales over a 12-month period, according to Mark Lindenfelzer, president of MuCell Extrusion.

Dyna-Purge introduces new purge compound for a wide range of applications

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2014

Shuman Plastics has introduced its new Dyna-Purge D2, a technology that reportedly enables users to purge more plastics with just one product. The new Dyna-Purge D2 delivers ease of use through its scrubbing formulation and wider processing temperature range, making it an ideal for injection, extrusion, compounding and blowmolding applications.

According to Dyna-Purge VP Tim Cutler, the new purge compound is "able to do the heavy lifting other commercial purging compounds can't handle."

Sealed Air uses Cardia compostable films for new PakNatural biodegradable cushion bags

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2014

Sealed Air will use Cardia compostable films for its new PakNatural biodegradable cushion bags. The PakNatural biodegradable cushion bag is a moldable cushioning bag made from renewable materials that is certified biodegradable and compostable. 

Plastics continue to dominate the caps & closures market

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 25th, 2014

The U.S. demand for caps and closures is projected to advance 4.0% per year to $11.1 billion in 2018, with unit demand exceeding 300 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. Gains will be driven by an acceleration in container unit growth relative to that of the 2008-2013 period, the continued popularity of single serving containers, and greater use of costlier product types, such as dispensing and child-resistant closures (CRCs).

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