PACKAGING BRIEFS Monday, February 4
Posted by Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor -- Packaging Digest, 2/4/2013 6:00:00 AM
DuPont packaging awards deadline looming
The deadline to enter DuPont's 25th Awards for Packaging Innovation is just a few weeks away, on Feb. 28. Winners will be selected by a jury based on excellence in one or more of these areas: innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. There is no fee for entry, and DuPont materials do not need to be in the packaging structure. Then, winners will be honored on May 16, 2013 during a ceremony in Wilmington, DE. To obtain forms, read guidelines and see the past winners, visit www.packaging.dupont.com.
A & R Box and Packaging launches eco-friendly effort with Greenpeace USA
A&R Box and Packaging now offers a range of eco-friendly products from Oasis Brands. Further, the company has collaborated with Greenpeace USA to enhance ecological conditions throughout its operation. The company will be launching a new website to share information about its new environment-friendly products and green efforts.
Huhtamaki to open new facility in Ohio
Food packaging specialist Huhtamaki is opening a new converting facility and distribution centerin Batavia Township, OH. The new facility, designed to serve foodservice and retail customers, will initially produce paper drink cups and distribute products made throughout the company's manufacturing network. According to company representatives, the 925-sq.-ft. plant will create 237 new jobs.
MEGTEC Systems acquires TurboSonic Technologies
MEGTEC Systems has acquired TurboSonic Technologies. The acquisition covers a wide range of equipment technology geared toward processing and packaging across a number of industries.