AS BRAND INTEREST IN AEROSOL OLIVE OILS “COOKS” LINDAL GROUP STUDIES MEDITERRANEAN EXPANSION

Rising global demand for aerosol packaged olive oils has prompted Lindal Group – a worldwide leader in aerosol packaging solutions – to reevaluate its production capacity and consider expansion in the Mediterranean olive producing region, according to Philip Brand, the firm’s Global Marketing Director.

Major brands such as Bertolli have successfully created aerosol olive oils using Lindal Group’s Cozy model, plus oil insert, according to Brand.  The company’s Global Innovation Center is working with customers to develop new olive oil packaging, from concept to retail product.  This latest Lindal facility is designed to leverage the company’s global aerosol expertise and further support customers in development of new generation packaging solutions. 

“The global popularity of aerosol olive oil format makes it logical for us to expand production near the olive producing regions, which shortens supply chains and maximizes efficiencies,” Brand said.  “In addition to Bertolli, other brands have our system under consideration, for a variety of reasons.”

Bertolli launched its three-SKU line of Extra Virgin Spray Originals and Carbonell, Spain’s olive oil market leader, is also on-board with Lindal’s platform, with brands such as Heritage, Carapelli, Hojiblanca, Koipe, Koipesol, Sasso, Louit, Friol and Maya, according to Brand. 

The surging worldwide popularity of the Mediterranean Diet, combined with consumers seeking convenience, product purity and value, is driving growth in the vibrant olive oil market.  As a result, usage of the Lindal Group Cozy actuator, with oil insert, continues to grow.  The aerosol olive oils are easy for consumers to use and provide accurate, sparing, 360-degree operation, plus long-lasting, fresh flavor. 

“The market potential is unlimited and the consumer is primed for innovation in this category,” Brand said.  “Olive oil packaging has been virtually unchanged for decades and today’s consumers seek new ways to enjoy healthful products.”

According to Lindal Group executives, the global market for olive oil is exploding and is one of the food industry’s fastest growing segments.  In the relatively mature U.S. market alone, olive oil consumption is expected to more than double by 2020.  Besides consumption leaders Spain, Italy and the U.S., olive oil consumption in China has grown 70 percent a year for the last decade.  In fact, industry reports state that China, Japan and India will soon be on the list of largest worldwide olive oil consumers.

Aerosol olive oils offer enhanced shelf-life stability and purity.  The oil itself is separated from the propellant, thanks to Lindal’s BOV technology, and thus protected from light and air – the enemies of longevity.This enhances flavor as well as hygienic appeal.  Further, aerosol olive oils allow precise, efficient usage for Mediterranean style recipes.  “And, as with other aerosol-based foods we supply, the spray olive oils are a delight to use,” said Brand.

The Lindal Group is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of valves, actuators and spray caps for aerosol products and is renowned for its innovative packaging solutions. 

 

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Justice is served by low-cost, compostable cushioning






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Justice Design Group packagingJustice Design GroupAs with any customized product, the lighting fixtures manufactured by Justice Design Group are made-to-order. So when the president and the plant manager of the California-based designer of residential and commercial lighting began considering new packaging solutions, product protection was a top priority. 

“Our products are highly customizable, which means we have to manufacture them again if they are broken in-transit,” explains Brandon Levin, president of Justice Design Group and grandson to the factory’s original founder. “While damage can be particularly costly to our business, the state of the construction and building industry means that we had to find a protective packaging solution that offered premium protection at the greatest value.” 

The company’s Sealed Air sales representative, Ann Regan, introduced Justice Design to Sealed Air’s new PakNatural loose-fill solution. Made from non-food renewable materials, PakNatural loose fill not only met his company’s criteria for product protection and value, but also offered environmental sustainability as a certified compostable packaging solution.

 

Hundreds of SKUs

With more than 250 different shapes and 30-plus different finishes, Justice Design fixtures are sold through a network of approximately 1,500 distributors in the U.S. and Canada that display and stock the product. The business requires a packaging solution that will protect the company’s unique and fragile ceramic light fixtures as they are shipped across the U.S. and Canada.

Before, Justice Design used an interlocking corrugated solution for blocking and bracing the fragile products. “We found that our employees had a hard time handling the previous packaging solution, which required them to wear gloves for protection against the sharp edges of the interlocking pieces,” says Levin. “We already had an existing relationship with Sealed Air from the installation of PackTiger paper packaging systems that create paper cushions for blocking and bracing our retail-facing boxed items during shipping. When [Regan] approached us about a new sustainable loose-fill solution that could reduce our costs, we told her to bring it in for testing.”

“We found that PakNatural loose fill was the best fit for their products and operations for a number of reasons,” adds Regan. “The fixtures have a lot of curves and pressure points, and this product can easily get into those areas to protect and support them.”

“I’ve described Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill as the ‘next generation of packaging peanuts,’” remarks Levin. “It does a great job preventing our products from moving around in the box and is lighter than the interlocking corrugate material we were using before. On top of that, the product is environmentally sustainable, which is increasingly important to many of the architects and designers we’re working with.”

 

Solution shines in tests 

The Justice Design Group conducted initial drop tests internally and then sent product to Sealed Air’s Packaging Design Center in City of Industry, CA, for additional drop and vibration tests. From there, Regan worked with the local Unisource Worldwide representative to perform drop tests and cost analyses, the results of which were presented to Levin.

After two to three months of tests, Justice Design began integrating the solution slowly into its shipping by the end of 2011. It continued to track shipments to ensure the new material was protecting their products. By the beginning of 2012, the company completely switched over to Sealed Air cushioning products.

Changes were minimal because Justice Design’s packaging operations were already set up for loose-fill packaging in the form of two overhead supply bladders, which hold approximately 60 cubic feet of PakNatural loose fill. When packing fixtures, employees first fill the boxes with about two inches of material dispensed from a bladder. Once the product is added, the remaining space is filled with at least another two inches of material before the case is tape-sealed for shipment. 

“Depending on demand, our packaging operations will pack 300 to 900 packages a day,” explains Justice Design’s plant manager Natividad Urrutia. “While demand isn’t highly seasonal, shipments do tend to pick up in the spring and again around October.” She notes that the supply bladders are refilled about twice a day. 

Urrutia reports a positive employee reaction to the changeover: “The old solution involved a machine that would fold the interlocking corrugate material, and employees reported that it was very noisy when packaging a particularly large item. Now they no longer have to wear gloves.”

The external reaction to the changeover was positive as well. “Our shipping partners are very favorable to Sealed Air packaging solutions from an insurance standpoint,” says Levin. “We included cards in our boxes to educate our customers about the new solution and the sustainable characteristics as a compostable material. 

“It can be difficult to get all of our products packaged and shipped from the West Coast to the East Coast in one piece, so we’ve been very impressed by the performance. The fact that Sealed Air’s PakNatural loose fill is an affordable, sustainable material that can keep our costs down by maintaining low claims rates and reducing the weight of our shipments is huge to us.”

 

Sealed Air Corp., 800-648-9093
www.sealedair.com

 

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www.unisourceworldwide.com

 

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Luxe Pack Monaco Show Preview: Inspiration and Indulgence

With its stunning backdrop on the French Riviera, Luxe Pack Monaco—taking place October 23 to 25 at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum—delivers a true luxury experience. Inside the spectacular glass convention center, attendees have access to the most innovative packaging available today from nearly 400 exhibitors, an increase of almost 30 compared to the number of exhibitors that participated in 2012. From creative bags, cartons and ribbons to the latest in bottle decoration and airless dispensing systems to the newest cutting edge materials, Luxe Pack Monaco is a packaging designers’ dream. The show’s guest of honor, Francis Kurkdjian, is one of the world’s most famous perfumers. He will lead the keynote at 2 p.m. on opening day. Kurkdjian exploded onto the fragrance scene at the age of 25 with his very first creation: le Mâle for Jean Paul Gaultier. Numerous high-profile, successful fragrances followed.

Going against the trend of perfume democratization, Kurkdjian was the first to open a bespoke fragrance atelier. He has also created gigantic olfactory installations in emblematic spaces, making people dream with his ephemeral and spectacular perfumed performances. To fete the 10-year anniversary of the French Armenian’s bespoke-perfumery, Kurkdjian concocted an amazing, limited-edition fragrance housed in sleek Saint-Louis crystal bottles (available for $11,000), and threw a lavish bash at Paris’ Grand Palais.

Kurkdjian’s keynote is one of 14 seminars during Luxe Pack that guests may tap into. To read the full schedule, find dates and times for the sessions, and preregister, visit www.luxepack.com.

Luxe Pack Monaco: Where to find the exhibitors

AARTS PLASTICS BV    RF2

AIROPACK    RC8

ALBÉA    DE7

ALLIED GLASS CONTAINERS    RA12

ALLIORA    RD8/RE5

ANHA    VA2BIS

API LAMINATES LTD.    AB3

APP    AB12

APPLIC’ETAINS    RA15

APTAR BEAUTY + HOME    DB8/DC7

ARCA SRL—PACKAGING SOLUTIONS    VA9

ARJOWIGGINS CREATIVE PAPERS    RF11

ARTHUS-BERTRAND    DA10

ARTORIA LIMOGES    E20

ATELIERS ELBA FRANCE (LES)    DF1

ATS    RA9

AUTAJON GROUPE    RB8

AWANTYS GROUP    VA5

AXILONE    RD8/RE5

BAKANLAR MEDYA   AB6bis

BARALAN INTERNATIONAL SPA    AB14

BECHEM    E11

BENARD    E9

BIOPLAN    RD8/RE5

BOEGLI LORENZ—ATELIER FUER SIEBDRUCK    VA19

BOMO TRENDLINE INNOVATIVE COSMETIC GMBH     RD14

BORMIOLI LUIGI SPA    RE8/RF7

BORMIOLI ROCCO—VERRERIES DE MASNIERES  RE4/RF3

BOTTLEMATE (TAIWAN) INC.    VA39

BOUGIE ET SENTEUR    DA11

BRUNI GLASS SPA    VA16

BÜHLER EMIL GMBH & CO. KG    VA1

C+N POLSKA SP Z.O.O.    RD10

CANDIANI G. SRL    DB4

CARBON DECOR    AB9

CARTONAGEM TRINDADE    AB31

CARTONDRUCK GMBH    RB16/RC17

CARTONES ONDULADOS ESPECIALES SA    VA12

CARTONNAGES GUILLAUMED    D4/DE5

CARTOPLAS    DF5

CARTOTECNICA GOLDPRINT SPA    DC15

CCI PRODUCTIONS PARFUMS ET COSMETIQUES  RC16

CELLUTEC SA    E22

CENTURYBOX    VA25

CER FOILS    RC13bis

CERVE SPA    RF6

CFC EUROPE GMBH—AN ITW COMPANY    DE3

CHIC        VA8

CHIMICOLOR DESIGN    E17

CLARIFOIL    E14

CLAS    DD1

CLONDALKIN GROUP    AA5

CLP PACKAGING    DD4/DE5

CM CARTOTECNICA MODERNA    E21

CODIPLAS    RC15

COFATECH    RC13

COFIMA    VA6

COMUNICANDO—SUNNYCOM PUBLISHING SRL  ENTREERAVE COSFIBEL PREMIUM—MANDALAY PRESTIGE—SOLVPACK EXCLUSIVE—GIFT ID    RB13

COSMETIQUEMAG, COSMETIQUE HEBDO  ENTREERAVE

COSMO PACKAGING SA        VA35

COSMOGEN    RE10/RF9

COSMOGRAFICA ALBERTINI FRANCE SARL    DD3

COSTAMAGNA SPECIAL GLASS    SRL       

COSTET DECORATION SAS    RA8

COVERPLA    DC6

COVIT    DC10

CROMWELL LEATHER GROUP    AA10

CROPPER (JAMES) SPECIALIY PAPERS    DB9

CSI COTON BIO EQUITABLE   E12

CTL TH PACKAGING    DC11

DAHLINGER CH. GMBH & CO. KG    VA15

DB TECHNIQUE SAS    DA1

DEKORGLASS DZIALDOWO SA    DA8

DELTA COMPOSANTS    AB21

DERPROSA FILM    E2

DEUX PONTS MANUFACTURE D’HISTOIRES    VA37

DIETER BAKIC ENTERPRISES GMBH    RE9

DIMONTONATE FLOCCATI SPA    RF10

DIRECT SOURCE PACKAGING    DC12

DMT EMEA    RB4

DO INTERNATIONAL SAS—DAPY    DG14

DONGGUAN CITY JINGLI CAN CO., LTD    E10

DORO    DF5

DRAEGER GROUPE GPP    DC17

DREYER KLICHE/FOILCO LTD    AA12

DRUK MARKUSZEWSCY SP. Z.O.O.    RF12

DS SMITH PACKAGING    RD13

DUHAMEL LOGISTIQUE    AB17

DUPONT AGENCIES    RC20

DUPONT COSMETIC SOLUTIONS    RD1

EDELMANN GROU¨P    DF2/DG1

EGISA    RB5

ELCOS CO. LTD.    RC2

ELIE BLEU      DG4

EMBALLAGES MAGAZINE, ENTREERAVE, EMIRATES PRINTING PRESS—DUBAI    RE7

ENSAAMA—ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES ARTS APPLIQUES ET DES METIERS D’ART ENTREERAVE EOS AB13

ETNA-PACK    DE4

EURO PACKAGING LUXURY DIVISION    DA9

EUROBOX    RA10

EUROTEXTILE    E1

EUROVETROCAP    AB6

EUSCHER GMBH & CO. KG    RE3

FABREGAS PACKAGING    RA14

FACA EXPORT SL    RC7

FAVINI    VA13

FEDERICO FERRER SLU    RB12

FEDRIGONI    VA2

FERRA    DG5

FIFIELD FABRICS    E13

FIORINI INTERNATIONAL    RC12

FLACOPHARM    RC5

FONTANA GRAFICA SRL    DA2/DB1

FORMES DE LUXE    ENTREERAVE

FUSION PACKAGING    RF4

G.BOX SRL    AB7

GAINERIE 91    DC5

GAINERIE MODERNE SA    VA35

GEKA GMBH  RE    2/RF1

GERRESHEIMER AG    RC9

GLASS VALLEE (LA)    DG3

GMUND, BÜTTENPAPIERFABRIK    DC23

GPK    DB10

GPS SPA    AB2

GRAFISCHE GROEP MATTHYS/INLINE COLD FOIL SPECIALIST GROUPE KERDAINO    DB12

GRUPPO CORDENONS SPA    E41

GSM CRYSTAL EMOTION    VA41

GT TRENDHOUSE 42 GMBH    DB15

GUALA CLOSURES GROUP    AA17

H+M FRANCE    DB11

HCP PACKAGING FRANCE    RA22

HCT GROUP    RA13

HEINZ GLAS      RA24/RB21

HERMANN KOCH    DD2/DE1

HERTUS    DG2

HLP KLEARFOLD    E16

HOFFMANN NEOPAC AG    DF4

I.Z.T    E33

ICMA    DA5

IDP GROUP    DB13

IGGESUND PAPERBOARD    DF3

ILEOS    RD8/RE5

INCA    RE14

INDUPLAST SPA    DB5

INDUSTRIALBOX SRL US    DA3

INTEGRATED ALUMINIUM COMPONENTS LTD    AB11

INTERESTING SOURCING    RA18

IPACK    RC10

ITALESSE    E6

ITW VENETA    DE3

JACKEL—LF BEAUTY    RD16

JANVIER SAS    DB2

JEAN BAL TEHRMOFORMAGE    VA11

JUNG DESIGN    DC1

KARLA RENE INNOVATIONS    DD2/DE1

KEENPAC    RF8

KLOCKE GROUP    DB19

KNOLL PRESTIGE PACKAGING    DC4

KORSNÄS AB    DC14

KREKELBERG    AB1

KREPEL CASSETTES    AA7

KURZ    DB11

LA FACTORY    RB6

LABORATOIRE PROVAL—BIONAT    AB23

L’AGENCE DAEDALUS    DD2bis

LC TRADE/UNIVACCO    E4

LCE SA    RC4

LECA GRAPHICS    E28

LECUYER RUBANS    E8

LEO LUXE    VA29

LIVCER    RE12

LOUVRETTE GMBH DESIGN & PACKAGING    RE16

LUCRIN SA    AB27

LUMSON    DA7

LUXPACK/DDC    VA33

MANIFATTURA DEL SEVESO    RC20

MARS PUBLICATION    AB25

MASSILLY    DF6

MATTHIEU MERCIER DESIGN STUDIO SAS    DB7

MBF PLASTIQUES SAS    DC19

MC LINE DELUXE PACKAGING    E25

MEGA AIRLESS DISPENSERS    RC14

MERCK    RB19

METAPACK    VA23

METSA BOARD    RC3

MMB MAQUETTES ET MODELES DE LA BRESLE    RF13

MODEL KRAMP GMBH    RD18

MOLPACK SL    RA20

MR CARTONNAGE NUMERIQUE    AA6

MW CREATIVE    VA3

MWV BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE    RD9

NEENAH PAPER    E18

NEYRET RUBANS    VA21

NINGBO RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL    AA11

NORLINE    VA4

NORTIER EMBALLAGES    RD3

NOUVEL STUDIO    AA23

OBJETS DE CONVOITISES    DG20bis

OEKABEAUTY    DD2/DE1

ORIOL FONTANEL    DE2

OSKAR KARLA    VA31

P&B GROUP    AB4

PACIFICGLAS

PACKETIS    RD8/RE5

PAK 2000    RE1

PAPILLON RIBBON & BOW    RF14

PARCOME    E7

PEPTIMIST CO. LTD    VA10

PIBIPLAST SPA    RD11

PINARD EMBALLAGES    RC11

PIRAMAL GLASS LTD    RC24

PIVAUDRAN G.    DE12

POCHET DU COURVAL    DG12

POLITECH    RB7

PRAD    E37

PREMI S.P.A.    RB17

PRESTIGE PACKAGING INDUSTRIES    DG8/DG10

PRIMAL    E24

PRINTMODEL    E35

PRINTPARK OFSET VE AMBALAJ LTD.    RA7

PROCOS EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING    DC3

PROMENS    RB9

PROOFTAG    DC8

PRP CREATION    RA4

PUIGDEMONT ROCA SL    VA8bis

PUJOLASOS WOOD PACKAGING    RD4

PULVOREX    RB1

PUSTERLA 1880 SPA    DC2

PVL BEAUTE    RC6

QUADPACK GROUP    RB14

QUALIPAC    DG5

RAMON CLEMENTE SA    RA11

RAPHAËL MAKE-UP BRUSHES/MAX SAUER    DB17

RATHGEBER GMBH & CO. KG    AA1

REBHAN FPS KUNSTSTOFF VERPACKUNGEN GMBH  AA21

REYNDERS ETIQUETTES COSMETIQUES    AA9

RISSMANN GMBH    DB3

RIVERPACK    RD7

ROLLING OPTICS AB    VA15bis

RPC BEAUTE    RD6

RR PLASTIQUES—GROUPE MEDICOS    RE11

RUSI COSMETIC GMBH & CO. KG    RA17

SACO LTD    AA4

SAF    RC1

SALAMANDER BONDED LEATHER GMBH & CO. KG   AB19

SAMHWA PLASTIC CO. LTD./COLLCAP PACKAGING LTD.    RA2

SAPRONIT PROCESS    E39

SAVERGLASS    DC21

SCATOLIFICIO CARTOTECNICA GIORGI SRL    E3

SCHEKOLIN AG    AB29

SEAMAN PAPER ASIA CO. LTD    VA7

SECURIKETT ULRICH & HORN GMBH    AB10

SEGEDE INDUSTRIE    DD5

SEIDEL GMBH + CO. KG    DG16

SEJAC 

SELECTIVE LINE—VERALLIA    RD12

SERAM    RB15

SERDIPLAST COSMETIQUE    RA19

SERILABEL DI FACCHINETTI SRL    DG6

SERMAR SRL PACKAGING DI PRESTIGIO    VA45

SGD    RD5

SIGNASCRIPT    AA11

SIMP INJECTION    RA6

SIN REJAC    DC3

SINCOPLAS SAS    RB2

SINWA CORPORATION    RE13/RF15

SLEEVER INTERNATIONAL    RF16

SMURFIT KAPPA    RA16

SOBODEC FRANCE    AA3

SOCIETE DE MARQUAGE INDUSTRIEL    VA47

SOLEV—GROUPE POCHET    DG7

SOLUTIA ITALIA SRL UNIPERSONALE    AA15

SONDEREGGER AG    E15

SOVERPLAST    RA1

SPINNLER CARTONNAGES    DB6

STARLITE HOLDINGS LTD.    VA14

STÖLZLE GLASS GROUP    AB5

STORA ENSO RENEWABLE PACKAGING    RC18

STRIBBONS INC.    VA20

STUDIO PI DESIGN    AA2

SUD GRAPHIC    E27

SYLVIE DE FRANCE DESIGNER    DC16

SYNEO GROUPE SUPRATEC    E29

SYNT3 SPA    E5

TABA COSMETIC PACKAGING    AB7

TABLE & CADEAU    ENTREERAVE

TAKEO CO. LTD.    E26

TECHNEW SA    DA4

TECHNICAPS LUXURY CLOSURES    RB9

TECHNIPLAST    E31

TESEM    DG18

TEXEN: CEICA INDUSTRIE/CMSI/MAYET/ROSE/CCM/CEICA PLASTICOS DE MEXICO    RB10

TEXIDO SA    E23

TEXTURES/SAVEURS    VA33bis

TOLY   RE    13/RF15

TOPLINE PRODUCTS PRIMAPACK    RB3

TOSCARA    VA4bis

TUBEX HOLDING GMBH    AB5

TULLIS RUSSELL    VA3bis

UNI PRESIDENT GLASS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD    RA5

U-NICA SOLUTIONS AG    AA19

UNISTO SA    DA6

VACUMETAL BV    RA3

VERPACK (GROUPE)    DD4/DE5

VETIVER    RD2

VETRERIE RIUNITE SPA    VA17

VETROELITE SPA    AA8

VETRONAVIGLIO    RE6/RF5

VIC BOX BARCELONA    VA43

VIROJANGLOR    VA27

VITRO    AB15

VIVA HEALTHCARE PACKAGING    AB8

VPI    RC9

VRIJDAG PREMIUM PRINTING    AB33

WAUTERS ET FILS    DG20

WEBPACKAGING    ENTREERAVE

WICKELS PAPIERVEREDELUNGS-WERKE    DB15

WINTER & COMPANY    DA2/DB1

WIT WINE IN TUBE—DIT DRINK IN TUBE    AA17

WOERNER + CIE GMBH    E18

ZFOAM    VA18

ZIGNAGO GROUP    DC13

ZUBER RIEDER    DE10

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Innovation, Investment and Imagination

James Cropper’s presence at Luxepack Monaco, taking place at Grimaldi Forum between Wed 23 – Fri 25 October 2013, offers current and existing suppliers the opportunity to see and hear first-hand how one of the world’s oldest and finest luxury paper mills continues to lead the way in sustainable production and market-leading innovation.

Overcoming the problem of the 2.5billion paper beverage cups disposed of in the United Kingdom each year is just one of the transformational ideas to emerge from James Cropper in 2013. The luxury paper specialist, based in the English Lake District has become the first to develop industrial-scale technologies capable of returning the 95% paper and 5% plastic composition of high-street coffee cups to separate, raw material states ready for reuse.

After a four year development period, the plant now provides an alternative to incineration or landfill disposal, providing a sustainable solution to the global problem of disposable cup waste.

The £5 million Reclaimed Fibre Plant, opened by Her Majesty The Queen, marks the pinnacle in a year that has also seen James Cropper make bold moves to refresh the company’s engagement with markets in the United States through a well-publicised presence at the NYCxDesign festival in New York City as collaborators in the Gerald international design exchange, but also significant investments in the Far East luxury paper trade by opening a dedicated sales office in China.

Looking ahead to Luxepack, Mark Cropper, chairman of said: “For at least the past two decades we have seen the volume of high-grade paper stock used in coffee cups going to waste increase as it was inseparable from the plastic that makes them watertight. That we have overcome that challenge by developing and implementing bespoke technologies, we can now use that strong, high quality pulp to provide paper packaging solutions for an international client base, as part of an even more sustainable supply chain.”

Exploring themes taken from the past twelve months, which has seen James Cropper continue to provide bespoke solutions to the exacting requirements of many of the world’s best-known brands, the company invites Luxepack delegates to experience the creative process behind some of their most innovative papers.  Guests will see paper that mimics the texture of anything from stone to animal skins, with artefacts and members of the mill team on hand to illustrate the evolution of the prototypes from ideas stage to production.

Phil Wild, CEO of James Cropper plc. added: “Our color range and versatility when it comes to weight, texture and finish of paper products is what has made us the preferred choice of the most sought-after fashion, cosmetics, wine and globally recognized smart phone companies. Now much more than simply a manufacturer, James Cropper is custodian of an end-to-end paper development process that initiates and harnesses new technologies to help the seemingly impossible become a reality.”

James Cropper is based in the Lake District, England’s first and foremost National Park, with a paper-making heritage that started in 1753. Since 1845 the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family.

Today the business is renowned globally for its luxury packaging papers, which accompany many of the world’s most exclusive brands, while the world’s leading artists, galleries and museums use its framing and archival boards alongside its range of conventional artists materials.  As well as paper products, James Cropper also develops advanced materials based on carbon and other fibres, which play a key part in new approaches and architectures in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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Menasha Packaging Introduces Revolutionary Blister Card

Menasha Packaging’s new X Card, a revolutionary carded blister packaging, is helping customers speed up production, use less energy and reduce costs.

Unlike most current heat seal trapped blister packs, X Card eliminates the heat and dwell time by using a patent-pending cohesive application system that simply requires pressure to seal. The result is a highly efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to heat seal.

“X Card is a labor-saving solution that will streamline operations and dramatically increase throughput,” says Jerry Hessel, executive vice president of business development for Menasha Packaging. “We’ve seen production speeds double for some customers, while greatly reducing their total system costs of packaging.”

X Card also has many benefits for companies seeking sustainable packaging solutions, including:

  • Reduced energy consumption due to quicker production and no heat use
  • Corrugated materials that are at least 65% recycled
  • Greater recyclability since blisters emerge free from paper and glue residue
  • Converting done under one roof
  • SFI certification for all paper products to ensure consistency

Carded blister packaging is often used in club stores and to group products together, such as cosmetics or special promotional items. The X Card blister system helps protect these products during transportation and display. The high-quality materials used to create X Card also enhance packaging graphics and provide a large billboard space help communicate product features and benefits.

“Menasha’s X Card blister system provides consumer packaged good companies the right combination to sell more product on shelf,” says Dennis Bonn, vice president of marketing for Menasha Packaging. “We will be able to service different customer segments with X Card and offer a more competitive blister card system to our current customers.”

X Card can be produced using a variety of substrates, from economy to upscale. It’s minimum size requirement is 10” x 7.5”, but the size can be customized. Typical club pack blister card sizes are 11” x 9” and 13” x 15”.

Menasha’s promotion of X Card stems from a license and supply agreement with Excel Retail Solutions, LLC.

About Menasha Packaging
Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, based in Neenah, Wisconsin, is a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, and it has more than 2,300 employees at locations nationwide. Menasha Packaging is a leading provider of graphic consumer packaging, merchandising solutions, corrugated packaging, food packaging, shipping containers and material handling solutions, and is home of the Retail Integration Group. With design, sales service centers, corrugated and paperboard plants located throughout the United States, the company’s mission is to help its customers protect, move and promote their products better than anyone else.

About Menasha Corporation
Menasha Corporation is a leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider specializing in retail merchandising packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services. Menasha Corporation’s products and services are used by major food, beverage, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive companies. Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America’s oldest privately held, family-owned manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company employs approximately 4,000 employees in over 75 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

About Excel Retail Solutions
Excel Displays & Packaging is a full-service corrugated designer and manufacturer located in the Chicago area. For nearly 25 years, Excel has designed and produced Point-of-Purchase (POP) displays, in-store signage, graphic retail packaging and industrial packaging. Innovation drives Excel, whether it’s patent-pending retail solutions, like the X Card, or proprietary board-grades, including Steel Stack or “S-Flute.” With its Sales & Design Center in Bentonville, Arkansas, Excel is positioned to provide winning and timely display solutions for nationwide distribution.

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Sealed Air Shrinks PET Recycling Concerns with New Cryovac LT-1 Shrink Sleeve Label

Sealed Air has expanded its presence in the shrink label market with the unveiling of its new Cryovac LT-1 shrink sleeve label, among the first in the industry with a density lower than the 1g/cc standard which guides polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling. The labels are composed of a multi-layer polymer-based film to provide 360-degree, form-fitting bottle coverage while enhancing sustainability and performance.

Featuring a density of 0.95 g/cc, Cryovac LT-1 shrink sleeve labels easily separate and float from source PET bottles once they reach the recycling process. This reduces contamination during recycling and enables greater bottle recycling efficiencies. A video demonstrating these properties can be viewed here.

“Shrink label separation has emerged as one of the greatest challenges for PET recyclers, who battle accumulating waste as a result of high-density labels that sink and ultimately mix with PET bottle flakes,” said Scott Keefauver, marketing manager, Sealed Air Packaging Solutions. “By offering a high-performance, PVC-free label that complies with sorting equipment and grants second life for recycled bottles, Sealed Air reinforces our commitment to our SmartLife sustainability approach, which emphasizes reducing waste while increasing value of recycled material.”

Cryovac LT-1 shrink labels additionally deploy low temperature, high shrink (up to 70% at 90 degrees Celsius), enabling tight, secure fit to any bottle design. Each label is composed of pliable, high-gloss material that prevents cracking and reduces potential damage from scratching, while maximizing product retail shelf presentation. In addition, the Cryovac LT-1 label yields up to a 30% source reduction compared to other monolayer shrink sleeve labels.

Fully compatible with existing label systems, converters can implement Cryovac LT-1 labels without additional equipment or hassle. The product’s exterior film layer consists of a print-friendly substrate that is likewise compatible with existing shrink sleeve inks and seaming solvents.

“Cryovac LT-1 shrink sleeve labels deliver unparalleled performance and sustainability for converters without requiring additional printing, converting or process expenses,” said Keefauver. “By providing our customers with final products that are both functional and appealing, Sealed Air drives value across multiple sectors, including beverages and health and beauty, among others.”

For more information about Cryovac LT-1 shrink sleeve labels, visit www.shrinkfilms.com.

About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap brand cushioning, Cryovac brand food packaging solutions and Diversey brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. Sealed Air generated revenue of approximately $7.6 billion in 2012, and has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries.

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Single-serve Pouch Spouts New Design, Safety Cap

Consumers who have confidence in the Dole brand of quality products can now put their trust in the new Trust-T-Lok spout designed specifically for flexible, single serve pouches by the leading trusted name in custom packaging solutions, Hoffer Plastics Corp. Trust-T-Lok was engineered and tested for more than a year and resulted in this creative “T”-shaped cap for flexible package spouts that meets all CPSC choke-proof specifications, provides superior tamper evidence and easy-grip shape and texture.

The unique patented Trust-T-Lok spout/cap offers a new alternative to the flexible pouch industry and was created to meet customer demand for a cap similar to those currently on the market but with different features. Hoffer Plastics, with its’ more than 60 years of expertise in plastic product design, design and manufacture of high-tech injection molds and precision molding capabilities, collaborated with the customer to innovate the Trust-T-Lok square spout/cap to exacting specifications. Trust-T-Lok also comes in a rounded cap version, Trust-T-Lok R, which is also an ideal solution for baby food pouches for toddlers.  

The Trust-T-Lok was chosen for use on the Dole Squish’ems apple sauce pouch. Designed and tested for toddler safety, the Trust-T-Lok has won the confidence of parents who are assured of a total quality product: Dole and Trust-T-Lok.

The Trust-T-Lok and the Trust-T-Lok R provide a unique plug seal that maintains seal integrity for one full rotation of the cap. The cap reveals superior tamper evidence at one-quarter of a turn of the cap, and remains sealed even at three-quarters of a turn. In addition to providing safety, it means that shelf-life is not compromised if the cap is accidently turned slightly.

The three ribs on the spout are a critical part of the design, helping the spout to adhere to the LDPE flexible packaging to provide a strong, tight seal. For co-packers, this design provides assurance that there will not be leaks during the filling process. And, the Trust-T-Lok and Trust-T-Lok R design ensures that the spout matches exactly with the form, fill and seal equipment for that added measure of safety and security. The spout and cap are assembled at Hoffer’s facility and shipped to the packer.

With its’ history of expertise in developing innovative packaging products for its Fortune 100 customers, Hoffer Plastics helps National brand owners differentiate their products while providing safe, easy-to-use and sustainable solutions for spouts, caps and closures, and stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

About Hoffer Plastics:  Hoffer Plastics Inc. has been setting the standard for quality, on-time delivery and engineering excellence in the plastic injection molding and mold manufacturing industry for more than 60 years. As a family-owned business now being managed by the second and third generations, Hoffer Plastics’ values, dedication to customers and commitment to service and quality has made us a leading supplier for the packaging, industrial, and consumer products markets. With 27 talented mold makers on staff in three tool rooms, and 110 injection presses ranging from 35-600-tons clamping force, Hoffer Plastics has the capacity and the capability to provide the best in innovative and sustainable solutions, quality, and service.

Hoffer Plastics: There’s a part of us in every piece

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Carton Board Challenges Wood as the Base for Transport Packaging

Industries in all parts of the world are now thinking of replacing traditional transport packaging solutions made of wood and plywood with almost equal products made of substantially lighter and easily recyclable paper board. 

The spearhead developer and manufacturer of pallets and transport boxes as well as other transport packaging solutions based on paper board, is the Finnish Eltete Group. The company has its own factories in 15 countries and a sales network reaching in excess over 60 countries.

“But since we can’t keep pace with the growing demand alone, we are also offering turnkey production lines for the open market”, says Marko Virtanen, Eltete’s sales director of technology. “The beauty of our products is that they form a modular system that can be combined into different lightweight transportation solutions. Dimensions and other specifications are easily adaptable according to the customers’ demands.”

Long track record
Eltete has been on the market for almost 40 years. The company started by producing edge boards to protect and support products and is now conquering the world with automatic lines producing paper board pallets at a pace of 10 or more pallets a minute.

Virtanen says: “When you combine a pallet with a transport box that both are made of carton and can take several tons, you can really talk about an environmentally friendly transport packaging solution.”

The package as a whole consists of honeycomb boards, stabilizing edge boards with a couple of different profiles, glue and paper cores to stabilize the feet.

“It may sound easy, but in practice it is impossible to make similar products with the same quality and low price per unit without using our technology”, Virtanen states.

New business opportunities
As an example of the possibilities to save time and money by using paper pallets, Virtanen mentions that IKEA has reported that the company reduced its transportation costs by tens of millions of euros per annum by switching to thin and light paper pallets that let them load significantly more goods into trucks and containers.

“We have not contributed to IKEA’s solution, but we can help other companies to make the same difference in their businesses”, Virtanen says” We can either supplement the products or the production lines and raw material knowledge. The investments’ payback time can be calculated accurately.”

In the beginning of June Eltete shipped an automatic production line for producing paper pallets to a Japanese paper roll core manufacturer that is broadening the line of business into logistics.

“We have had a business relation with the company regarding other products for a decade, but the new plant will be a totally new line of business for them”, Virtanen says. ”With relatively small additions to the pallet production line it possible for them to manufacture for example boxes, since they will already have many of the production modules ready at hand.” 

Eltete in brief:
Eltete TPM Ltd (Transport Packaging Materials) with headquarters in Finland is a global carton board converter, a supplier of 100% recyclable transport packaging material.

The group’s technology arm, Eltete TPM Engineering, is a technology and product innovator and machine manufacturer. For more than 30 years, the company has designed, marketed, manufactured, and installed all the machinery needed. It also handles upgrading and servicing of the lines supplied by Eltete.

With 21 production sites in 15 countries, Eltete TPM is one of the leading producers of edge boards and advanced transport packaging solutions (TPS) in the world.

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CPGs Make the Most of a Great Situation

The Innovation Discovery initiative, which provides benefits to companies registering large buying groups at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23–25, 2013; Las Vegas Convention Center), is attracting the largest group of participating companies to PACK EXPO Las Vegas to date.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is owned and produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. PMMI president & CEO Charles D. Yuska says the success of the program has as much to do with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 as it does with the benefits that go along with Innovation Discovery.

“Buying teams at PACK EXPO often take a ‘divide-and-conquer’ approach, sending out subgroups that investigate specific solutions. Innovation Discovery helps them maximize that approach with benefits that include help arranging meetings with exhibitors,” says Yuska.

Other key Innovation Discovery benefits include custom trends presentations delivered by PMMI experts and a meeting room on site. This year’s participating CPGs include food and personal products manufacturers:

o          Abbott Laboratories

o          Campbell Soup

o          ConAgra Foods, Inc.

o          Del Monte Foods

o          General Mills

o          H.J. Heinz

o          Hormel Foods

o          Mars Petcare USA

o          Nestle USA – N.A. Procurement

o          PepsiCo (Frito Lay)

o          PepsiCo Beverages Chicago

o          Procter & Gamble

o          Rich Products

“PMMI’s mission charges us with convening the packaging and processing supply chain — bringing everyone together to advance their businesses. The Innovation Discovery program is an outgrowth of that mission,” says Yuska.

PACK EXPO is the most comprehensive resource for packaging and processing innovation in North America this year. Nearly 1,750 processing and packaging solutions providers will be on hand in the over 700,000 net square feet, contributing to what will be the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas ever. To register for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, visit Packexpo.com. Discounted registration rates of $30 per person apply until September 9, 2013; costs increase to $60 per person after that date and on-site.

About PMMI
PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpo.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: ; PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 , Sept. 23–25, 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center); EXPO PACK México 2014 , June 17-20, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5, 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 2–4, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 18-20, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

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MEGA AIRLESS AND GREEN PACKAGING SOLUTIONS: DISPENSING THAT HELPS CUSTOMERS, CONSUMERS AND THE PLANET

 Mega Airless’ German-engineered, airless, neutral and fully recyclable packaging solutions are being selected by both the growing ranks of multinationals and entrepreneurial, regional brand owners that adhere to strict corporate sustainability goals – and offer advanced formulations that require the highest levels of protection.

Companies such as The Body Shop, MediPharma, Alverde, Carroten, Wellments and Le Petit Olivier have recently launched Mega Airless-powered products with new generation ingredients added to the bulk.  Such innovative firms simultaneously seek to reinforce their eco-friendly positioning, an attribute that appeals to a growing consumer segment.

Mega Airless, the world’s largest all-airless package solutions provider, offers the neutral, all-plastic dispensing solutions that can protect and preserve such new-breed formulations and meet the requirements of the world’s most stringent certification bodies.  In fact, the company has achieved an Ecocert conformity attestation for all its dispenser models: Micros, Mezzos, Minis, Midis, Macro Slims, Macro Compacts and Macro Ovals.  Ecocert is an inspection and certification body for sustainable development.  

In addition to being Ecocert conformity-attested dispensers, as well as meeting the requirements of NaTru, Oeko-Test and other certification bodies, the Mega Airless dispenser range earned a recycling certificate from COTREP, a leading governing body that recognizes and identifies the finest in innovative, sustainable packaging.

According to Mega Airless’ Eric Desmaris, Business Development Director, “This is important news for those firms that base their core brand premise on a foundation of sustainability.  Our approach to sustainability is simply this: green packaging should not be special or optional packaging. 

“Rather, we company believes that green packaging should be the norm, rather than the exception,” Desmaris said.  “Our credo is to ‘bake sustainability into the cake’ from product development and design, through the manufacturing process, and via enhanced supply chain efficiencies.”

In terms of product design, Mega Airless strives to use the least possible resources, especially raw materials.  Material mix is avoided and the polyolefin family is preferred.  Optimal fill volume is delivered to the consumer.  Components are developed in a way that optimizes the ease of manufacture.  Further, Mega Airless reduces the number of component parts, for performance and precision.  Very viscous creams and gels are dispensed with up to 98 percent complete evacuation, for no waste of the bulk. 

All-plastic materials are used, FDA/EP approved, for complete and easy recycling.  Post-consumer, recycled resins are used.  And Mega Airless dispensers are designed without elastomers or silicon-based materials.  Of course, the company’s manufacturing tradition is to utilize only lean and environmentally friendly production. 

Every Mega Airless dispenser is vacuum-tested inline – no transportation waste — and delivers precision dosing, quick-priming, superior evacuation and 360-degree operation – with no drips, clogs, drying or product contamination.  In addition, Mega Airless’ mix-and-match product family reduces the size of the parts catalogue. 

Mega Airless has 25 years of airless experience and 30 patents, for unsurpassed value and performance.

ABOUT MEGA AIRLESS DISPENSING SOLUTIONS

The company’s neutral, all-plastic airless dispensers are designed to protect today’s advanced formulations and natural products for facial and skin care and are engineered for full recyclability in conformation with EcoCert, NaTru, Oko-Test and other international labels – increasingly important in countries throughout the world.

All Mega Airless dispensers are equipped with the company’s exclusive airless pump that offers unsurpassed neutrality, precise and consistent dosage, optimal product recovery and convenient 360-degree operation.  They are designed to handle a wide range of viscosities, including the most demanding new formulations used in today’s creams, gels, lotions and pastes.

The 100 percent plastic airless dispensers are made in one location (mould manufacturing, injection moulding, assembly, decoration), which eliminates complex supply chains and reduces the CO2 impact. In addition, continuous Mega Airless investment in state-of-the-art equipment delivers economic and environmental efficiencies.

 

 

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