PACKAGING BRIEFS Monday, March 11
Posted by Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor -- Packaging Digest, 3/11/2013 8:21:00 AM
IoPP Ontario Chapter presents local packaging show
The Ontario chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals is producing a packaging show (scheduled Tuesday, April 16, noon to 5 pm at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Missisauga) that is designed to bring together suppliers and packaging professionals. The theme of the event is "100 mile Packaging : Local Innovation for Global Change." Exhibitors include Atlantic Packaging, Blow Mold Tooling, Deco Label Systems, Deco Label Systems, Independent Corrugator Inc, Jones Packaging, Lintec Label & Print Solution, Pano Cap, Roda Packaging, Saxco International, Speedway Packaging , Sleever International, Smurfit Kappa Bag in Box, Viva Healthcare Packaging and others. For more information or to register, click here.
Rexam aims to cut environmental impact with modular conveyors
Packaging manufacturer Rexam has installed DynaCon modular conveyor systems from Dynamic Conveyor at its Union, MO plant, which produces 1.2 billion thermal formed high barrier food containers per year. The conveyors are aimed to help the facility meet its zero scrap-waste goals by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of its scrap transport. The equipment reportedly helps increase the facility's sustainability because they weigh less and require less effort to move, and they help reduce emissions.
Awards recognize personal care packaging excellence
HBA Global Expo is accepting nominations for its annual IPDA (International Package Design Awards) on its website. The program honors the year's most innovative beauty packaging in several categories including cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, skin care and innovations in sustainability. Categories for Hair Care, Sampling/Travel Size products, and At-Home Devices and Tools have also been added to the program. Any size company can submit designs that are introduced for retail from June 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, including suppliers, design firms, public relations and marketing agencies, and brand manufacturers. Designs that have been re-freshed, improved, or offer new features or technologies are also eligible to participate. The deadline for IPDA submissions is March 22, 2013. Finalists for the IPDA Awards are announced in early May and the Category Winners and the Grand Award will be revealed during the HBA Global Expo & Conference June 18 - 20, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York
International Paper partners to save 200,000 acres of forest
International Paper, a company that provides packaging paper and materials, has gifted $7.5 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help conserve and restore southern forestlands, an effort aimed to help restore, protect and enhance 200,000 acres of forests across eight southern states--the low country of North and South Carolina, the Cumberland plateau in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, and the piney woods on the Louisiana-Texas border. International Paper has nine mills and several other facilities located in these regions, affording IP employees an opportunity for hands-on conservation contributions in their local areas.
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