Italian bottler invests in Sidel’s new blow fill cap solution

Fonti Di Posina had been bottling the mineral water of the Italian province of Vicenza for over 30 years,  started looking at every option for aseptic filling. “Our objective was to invest in the latest innovative packaging technology from the market,” said Fonti Di Posina President Matteo Frugani. Therefore, the decision was taken to invest in…

Snoqualmie Winery launches new sustainable packaging

It appears some of the latest examples of sustainable packaging are found in the wine industry. For instance, Snoqualmie Winery, a Washington-based certified organic vineyard, has introduced new packaging, which began shipping nationally in February 2013. In addition to a contemporary new look, Snoqualmie’s redesigned packaging embodies the winery’s commitment to fostering a sustainable environment. This includes investments in sustainable…

Glenroy Inc. supplies flexible packaging material for a good cause

There are many cool packaging stories out there. But we can’t deny that some of our favorites involve how packaging can help a good cause. Glenroy Inc., a manufacturer of flexible packaging, has provided packaging material for HopeGel, a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. HopeGel has been distributed…

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee launches recyclable coffee capsule

If you love the Keurig model, but hate waste, you’re in quite a dilemma. Because while Keurig’s are fantastic at producing single-serve coffee, the model is wasteful because the package is not easily recyclable due to the different amount of materials used to produce it. Nearly one in five adults drank single-cup-brewed coffee yesterday, according to a…

Pregis invests in new converting line & add facility

Pregis Corp. says it invested in a new proprietary and custom-built converting line at its Plymouth, IN manufacturing plant. The new equipment will be used to produce low-density polyethylene hybrid cushioning (HC) film used by its AirSpeed Versa brand of protective packaging equipment. The new line is expected to be operational by the end of Q3 and…

Ecologic Brands to supply Paperboy Wine bottles for Truett-Hurst

The first-ever paper wine bottle to hit the U.S. continues to gain some traction. Truett-Hurst, a wine sales, marketing and production company, has completed a general supply agreement with Ecologic Brands to produce paper bottles for the PaperBoy brand. Ecologic Brands has been recognized for making America’s first recycled paper bottles offering consumers a choice in packaging beyond…

Labelexpo Americas expecting a 10% increase in show floor size

Labelexpo Americas, the trade show for label and package printing in North and South America, is expecting a 10% increase in its show floor size as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Currently more than 95% of the total exhibition floor is already sold and the exhibition’s footprint is on track to cover 194,000 sq-ft; up…

Inaugural Medical Device Packaging Conference takes place in April

The inaugural Medical Device Packaging Conference will take place April 28-29 in Alexandria, Virginia, offering packaging engineers an opportunity to obtain the most up-to-date information regarding the medical device industry. Conference topics such as regulatory guidelines, UDI requirements, sustainability and sterilization practices and creating easy-to-use packaging for the end user are scheduled and ample networking…

Grab Green incorporates Velcro for laundry detergent packaging

Velcro isn’t just for shoes anymore. Many different companies in all industries are using Velcro for packaging. For instance, MaddieBrit Products, the creator of Grab Green home cleaning products, has launched what it calls the first-ever Velcro resealable packaging for laundry detergent pouches. Compared to zipper packaging, which must be lined up to seal properly, Velcro closes with…

Canadean says beauty demands driving plastic growth in Brazil

While much talk about Brazil lately has centered on the country’s preparation for the FIFA World Cup, when it comes to the day-to-day lives of Brazilians, they are quite focused on beauty. Brazil had the third largest cosmetic market globally in 2012. Most recently, the country’s strong economic growth has meant that the spending power…

Toray Plastics expands its line of lidding films

Toray Plastics says that all of its LumiLid films are now FDA-compliant for use with oven temperatures of up to 400°F for 30 minutes. End users and converters can choose Toray’s clear, white, or metallized LumiLid films for lidded refrigerated and frozen side dishes and entrees that require high heat for cooking or reheating. “An FDA-compliant lidding…

Sidel’s KNOWLEDGEshare provided insight into Chinese beverage market

China’s foodservice packaging market demand is projected to become bigger than that of the U.S., according to Smithers Pira. With food and beverage consumption continuing to grow in China, challenges and opportunities in the Chinese beverage market were the focus at a two-day event from March 27-28 entitled KNOWLEDGEshare, sponsored by PET beverage giant Sidel….