Consumers are recycling cans, bottles, paper and plastic—a virtual ‘no-brainer’ across the country. Americans and the towns in which they live are striving to get greener. So what really happens to a package at the end of its life? That’s only one of several factors that go into its sustainability score.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO tradeshows, and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are partnering to bring the PMMI–PACK EXPO Possibilities in Packaging Pavilion to FMI Connect 2014, to be held June 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
KiMs, one of Scandinavia’s leading snack food producers, continually strives for efficiency improvements.One of the first areas the company looked at was the quality-assurance testing on the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) line at its factory in central Denmark. After doing so, it decided to invest in Dansensor’s new MAP Check 3 on-line gas analyzers on three of the plant’s MAP lines.
The Performance Packaging business is launching Pack Studios, a collaborative capability that it says can accelerate packaging application projects through a global network of labs, experts and testing equipment.
Packaging Corp. of America, the fourth-largest U.S. producer of corrugated shipping cases, agrees to purchase Boise Inc. for about $1.27 billion, to boost capacity. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. The move will boost the company’s presence in the Pacific Northwest.
PACK EXPO and Koelnmesse GmbH collaborate to promote their packaging and processing industry events and provide insight for companies considering expansion in North America, Europe and India. This arrangement will allow PACK EXPO attendees to come away with a better picture of global factors impacting their packaging and processing operations, the two groups say.
Following the GMP Workshop for Packaging Manufacturing Facilities, AIB will present a hands-on, step-by-step program to develop and verify your HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) program. AIB's HACCP Workshop receives high marks from participants for its informative approach and active student participation. This program has the approval of the HACCP Alliance and provides students with a practical science-based approach to the critical program needed in food packaging manufacturing plants. Read More
The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging offers a comprehensive introduction to sustainability considerations that apply to the entire packaging life cycle: material sourcing, packaging design, manufacturing, transport, and end-of-life. Read More