Among the articles in the August 2018 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the newest sustainability innovations in the flexible packaging industry, read a discussion on a slitting/rewinding milestone, and much more!
Many in the flexible packaging industry are hard at work to find sustainable solutions to make an already ideal packaging format even better. Here’s a look at some of them, from compostable bags to eco-friendly resins.
If you were among the several hundred packaging professionals that attended the 2018 Global Pouch Forum last June 13-15 in Miami, then you know that one of the big show themes had to do with flexible packaging sustainability and recyclability.
A 40 percent cost savings. Check. A 64 percent reduction in secondary packaging materials used. Check. A 73 percent reduction in trucks delivering the packaging materials. Check. And perhaps the most important result: a 300 percent growth through national retailers. Check that one, too.
It’s no surprise that in the year since we looked at lidding film for food applications for Flexible Packaging’s readers, the industry has changed. We’re now seeing developments and trends in sustainability/recycling, peel and reseal functionality, and improved barrier for longer shelf life.
For decades, the companies that comprise The CLI Group have been making coated and laminated products, and helping clients with product development in a pilot facility. An integral part of these process lines is web spreading and lay-flat technology with polyband expander rolls.
Flexible Packaging recently caught up with Randy Wolf, director of business development for Kampf Machinery Corp. USA, where he discussed a slitting/rewinding milestone and the smart data converting factory of tomorrow, among other topics.
The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2018 Fall Executive Conference will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the InterContinental Chicago. Conference registration is available on the FPA website.
The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program recently announced a new partnership with J.P. Mascaro & Sons Inc. to pilot single stream curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP) at its TotalRecycle materials recovery facility (MRF) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
In its 15th year, the FPA Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge recognizes and honors flexible packaging solutions developed by students. The “challenge” for students is to develop a flexible package solution that addresses a packaging issue, such as consumer convenience or the protection of food.
Looking for a flexible packaging solution for your product? To facilitate your search, the Flexible Packaging Buyers Guide, produced by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), provides a detailed listing of FPA members’ manufacturing and material supplying capabilities.
Zip-Pak has added to its family of resealable innovations with its new Sensus zipper, the latest addition to its Sensory Feedback Fastener line that’s designed to appeal to a consumer’s senses of sound, sight and touch.
Arranti’s Chamber Pouch allows for the creation of standup flexible gusset pouches with up to three separate chambers, an ideal solution for selling combinations of two or more products that are typically used together or mixed.
Film manufacturers that produce packaging materials for plastic bags and packaged goods are demanding increased impact/puncture strength for product integrity during packaging and transport. Now, they can validate the film’s strength using a new impact testing tool from Testing Machines, Inc. (TMI).