Sustainability

New Pouch from Printpack Boosts Brands' Sustainability
November 8, 2016 at 9:32 am

Printpack has launched its new, easy-tear polyethylene pouch designed for compliance with the How2Recycle store drop-off recycling stream. The recyclability of the pouch stems from its single-material structure.

The Right Leader at the Right Time
October 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

Never one to back down from a challenge, Dan Muenzer's ability to lead TLMI through several challenging transitions is just part of why he has been named packagePRINTING's 2016 TLMI Converter of the Year.

TLMI Celebrates Label Industry Leaders
October 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

The Annual Meeting of the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) concluded on Tuesday, Oct. 18, with an awards banquet that feted the Converter of the Year, Supplier of the Year, sustainability leaders and the winners of the 2016 TLMI Label Awards.

UPM Raflatac Helps Turn Liner Waste into New Energy
October 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

UPM Raflatac partnered with Labelexpo Americas at this year’s event in Chicago to provide a solution for exhibiting label converters to responsibly dispose of their label, matrix and liner waste and give it a new life in the form of energy.

Colbert Packaging Receives Medical Packaging Patent
October 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Colbert Packaging has received a U.S. patent for its MedLock EZ family of patient compliance packages. MedLock EZ provides an alternative to amber pharmacy vials and features a recyclable outer shell housing and an integrated locking mechanism that holds the pill blister card in place.

Curtis Packaging Expands Its Environmental Leadership
October 11, 2016 at 9:43 am

Curtis Packaging, which has earned a reputation as one of the most environmentally-conscious converters in the industry, is nearing the completion of a $2.5 million project, which includes a variety of sustainability-focused initiatives.

Down the Hatch: Edible Packaging May Be Right Around the Corner
October 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

Can you have your packaging and eat it too? Edible packaging may not be too far off, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dairy and Functional Foods Research Unit recently revealed. Packaging made from dairy could provide several benefits and be eaten by consumers.