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PACKAGING BRIEFS Tuesday, Aug. 9

Lisa McTigue Pierce

January 29, 2014

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PACKAGING BRIEFS Tuesday, Aug. 9

 

Weber Marking Systems changes name to Weber Packaging Solutions
Weber Marking Systems Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of labels and labeling systems since 1932, has changed its name to Weber Packaging Solutions Inc. Glenn Gilly, Weber's president/CEO, explains, "We've changed our name to Weber Packaging Solutions to better define our present product line as well as clarify the on-going direction of the company. We remain a private company; this name change simply signals that Weber will continue to be a viable manufacturer and supplier of innovative, packaging-related products."

 

Resource Label Group buys Pamco
Private investment firm First Atlantic Capital Ltd. has announced that its portfolio company, Resource Label Group, a leading pressure-sensitive label manufacturer primarily for the packaging industry, has acquired Pamco Printed Tape & Label Co. Inc. Pamco is a Des Plaines, IL-based manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels serving consumer nondurable markets such as food and beverage, health and beauty, confection and household products. First Atlantic acquired a majority interest in Resource Label in April 2011.

 

Trellis Earth Products applies for patents on proprietary bioplastics resins
Trellis Earth Products Inc., a manufacturer of branded biodegradable food packaging and plastic bags made with renewable resources, has filed two new patents for bioplastics technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The applications cover high-performance hybrid bioplastic and 100 percent petroleum-free resin from agricultural by-products. The first patent application covers an improved method of bioplastics formulation and technology for the company's starch/hybrid blend, enabling the production of a food-safe, waterproof, injection moldable and thermoformable blend at approximately 70 percent biomass. The second patent application covers the U.S. implementation of its "next generation" technology blend for a bioplastic that uses agricultural industry byproducts such as wheat chaff and soybean hulls as feedstock, creating 100 percent petroleum-free "plastic." This new proprietary blend of biomass will allow the creation of deliware that behaves like paper, but is made with the economies of scale of plastics. This blend is suitable for thermoforming trays and plates for compostable foodservice and conventional packaging applications.

 

LallyPak makes major capital investments
Flexible packaging converter LallyPak Inc. has invested in new equipment that will allow the company to respond more quickly and effectively to the needs of its future and current clients. The company has purchased a press, a laminator and a pouch-making machine. The new Uteco Diamond HP 808 8-color gearless press, with rave lux photopolymer plates, provides the ability to print high-quality CMYK graphics with 175 dpi resolution at speeds topping 2,000 feet per minute. The new Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 model 1500 laminator with rotogravure coating allows LallyPak to offer solventless as well as conventional laminations using solvent- and water-based adhesives. The company's two new Hudson Sharp 600 servo pouch machines give it the ability to meet this growing demand for stand-up pouches and quad seal zippered bags.


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About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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