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Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable wins award, further extends functionality with added gas barrier

Uwe Obermann, Director R&D and Innovation Consumer Goods Packaging, and Carl Stonley, Technical Account Manager at Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging, accept the Plastics Recycling Europe Show award for “Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling.” (Photo: Mondi, PR089)Vienna, 26 April 2018 – Mondi’s award-winning BarrierPack Recyclable laminate is a highly sustainable material with performance properties equivalent to conventional alternatives and fully compatible with existing industrial recycling streams. Now, thanks to a recent innovation, it’s suitable for more applications.

Milliken’s joint efforts with ITC Packaging and Verstraete IML to be clearly on display at Hispack 2018

In addition to eye-popping clarity, containers of NX™ UltraClear polypropylene made using Millad® NX 8000 clarifier are lightweight, microwaveable, can be hot-filled, and are recyclable.
(Photos © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR177)Ghent, Belgium – At this spring’s Hispack 2018 trade fair in Spain, Milliken Chemical will be showcasing containers of NX™ UltraClear polypropylene made using its Millad® NX 8000 clarifier, and highlighting why that material is the preferred solution for packaging.

Milliken to Launch at NPE 2018 New Technologies for Maximizing the Performance of PP Impact Copolymers for Injection Molding

Hyperform® Nucleating Agents and Milliken’s New Performance Modifier Offer PP and PE Applications a Unique Balance of Mechanical Properties and Enable a Higher Level of Productivity.
(Photo © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR181)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company will feature its extensive portfolio of additive technologies for improving the clarity, performance and processing of polyolefins at NPE 2018 in booth #S26023. The company will also launch two new products: a unique performance modifier for injection-molded polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers (ICPs), and the latest technology in its Hyperform® HPN family of nucleating agents, which is specifically designed to maximize stiffness in PP ICPs. Both of these novel technologies will significantly change the way PP ICPs perform, particularly regarding impact strength, stiffness and melt flow. Further, by improving the physical properties of post-consumer recycled resins, the new performance modifier allows converters to take greater advantage of their cost and sustainability benefits.

Omron demonstrates how smart data boosts process efficiency at CFIA

Omron demonstrates how smart data boosts process efficiency at CFIA. 
(Photo: Omron, PR041)Omron will be at the CFIA event in Rennes, from 13-15 March, demonstrating how it can create smart production facilities that help solve the challenges faced by today’s food and beverage industry. Omron’s complete robotics and automation system delivers greater flexibility to deal with increasing SKU numbers, together with better data collection and reporting. The system on show at the Omron stand (Hall 2 Booth A4-B3) combines different applications and uses ‘smart’ data to deliver tailored production efficiency to meet actual demand.

Intelligent labelling solutions by Avery Dennison® open up new opportunities for converters

Intelligent labelling solutions by Avery Dennison® open up new opportunities for converters.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR380)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — February 6, 2018 — Simplifying the route to smart-label packaging is the focus of a new Intelligent Labelling Solutions initiative from Avery Dennison. The Intelligent Labelling portfolio supports label converters as they explore new and sometimes unfamiliar opportunities in labelling and packaging. With a very broad range of options, the portfolio helps to maximise not only well understood capabilities, for example individually serialized digital print, but also evolving state-of-the-art technologies such as RFID.

Alpha Packaging acquires Dutch plant from Graham Packaging Company, targets European expansion

Alpha Packaging acquires Dutch plant from Graham Packaging Company, targets European expansion. (Photos: Alpha Packaging, APPR001)ST. LOUIS, MO – November 7, 2017 – Alpha Packaging Inc. announced today that it has acquired a plant in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, from Graham Packaging Company. The transaction – for which terms were not disclosed – was completed on November 2nd.

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