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Survey: Sustainable Packaging Intensifies As ethical credentials become in- creasingly prominent markers of quality, sustainable packaging is likely to become a battleground for premi- um alcohol beverage brands, accord- ing to a new survey from GlobalData. GlobalData’s 2019 Q3 consumer sur- vey found that 71 percent of global consumers consider it ‘quite’ or ‘ex- tremely’ important for product pack- aging to be made from sustainable or renewable sources,while only 25 per- cent considered it important for pack- aging to have a luxury appearance. Image Is Everything “This is particularly significant for the alcoholic beverage sector, in which image and indulgence are par- amount,”said Katrina Diamonon,Con- sumer Analyst at GlobalData. “While these factors are still as relevant as ever, consumer sentiment suggests that the gratification associated with consumption of premium products increasingly incorporates consider- ations around ethical consciousness
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A ccording to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 311 million tons of plastic are produced each year,the equivalent of more than 900 Empire State Buildings.Annually, 8 million tons of this plastic enters our oceans. Packaging is a considerable contribu-
tor to this issue, however it also plays an important role in food quality, safety and reducing food waste. Nigel Hughes, Senior Vice President of Global Research & Development at Kellogg Company, is re- sponsible for leading a team that drives innovation. That includes looking at how packaging can protect Kellogg’s foods, deliver the quality that people expect, while also supporting a more sustainable future. “At Kellogg’s, we’re wast- ing no time in working to-
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ward our goal of using 100 percent reusable, recyclable or com- postable packaging by the end of 2025,” said Hughes.“Our goal aligns to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, which we were among just a handful of food companies to sign on to in 2018. Doing so is part of our global Kellogg’s Better Days commitment to create better days for 3 billion people around the world by addressing the interrelated issues of food security, climate resiliency and well-being.”
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Foundation of FTA (FFTA) is now accepting applica- tions for each of its annual scholarships. FFTA and its affiliates, by way of three scholarship categories, pro- vided $58,000 in 2019 for both students and industry professionals. FFTA’s three scholarships include: • The FFTA Scholarship ,a $3,000 award given to mul- tiple high school seniors and college freshman, soph- omores and juniors interested in flexography and/or graphic communications • The FFTA Rossini North America Flexographic Research Scholarship , sponsored by Rossini North America, awarding a total of $22,500 to a first- and sec- ond-place winner, as well as their schools • The Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship , named in hon- or of the late Gary Hilliard and sponsored by FTA and the FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium), a $2,500 grant awarded to one student to develop and execute a flex- ography-focused project Recipients of FFTA’s scholarships will be announced at Forum 2020. The eighth edition of Active and Intelligent Packag- ing Industry Association (AIPIA) World Congress to be held in Amsterdam in November this year is set to be the biggest in its history with the largest number of registered exhibitors showcasing technological inno- vations. “The focus is on real business development for ac- tive and intelligent packaging technologies, not just another series of workshops and panels,’ said Eaf de Ferrante, Managing Director of AIPIA.“We are working with our members to build an industry, not just to run another conference.” The organizers invited more than 40 speakers, in- cluding representatives from Avery Dennison and Nestlé, to offer an outlook on the latest developments, but, more importantly, how these can be combined to offer complete solutions to brand owners.AIPIA is ex- pecting more than 400 delegates at the event. Global Flexo Ink Market Grows The global flexographic ink market was valued $4.50 billion in 2017, according to a new report from Maxi- mize Market Research, and is expected to reach $7.01 billion by 2026 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7 percent during the forecast period. AIPIA World Congress Set For Biggest Ever
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Already, according to Kellogg’s, more than 97 per- cent of the company’s timber-based packaging that goes into cereal and other boxes comes from either recycled or certified-sustainable content.And although plastic packaging is just one part of its overall packag- ing mix, Kellogg’s already ensured that 32 percent of what it uses globally is recyclable. Around the world, Kellogg’s approach to reducing waste with more sustainable packaging includes three tenets: • EXCLUDE certain items and materials, • REDUCE packaging across its portfolio, and • REDESIGN its packaging to be recyclable or compostable. Exclude In 2018, the company transitioned to compostable paper foodservice products in all its plants and offic- es … no more plastic and no more single-use foam. In its U.S. operations in Illinois and Michigan alone, the company diverted 2 million pieces of silverware, 105,000 straws and 110,000 bottles from landfill ev- ery year.The company is currently removing the plas- tic spoons from its joyböl granola smoothies. Once this is complete, no Kellogg’s food packaging will use plastic forks, knives, straws, stirrers, polystyrene or oxo-degradable plastic. Reduce Over the years, the company has reportedly signifi- cantly reduced the amount of material in its cereal boxes and other packages.The company has reduced flap sizes, eliminated excess air and introduced other innovations to make its packaging better for the envi- ronment. Currently, Kellogg’s has some instances in which it bulk ships cereal in reusable bins from the production facility to the final destination where it is packed into pouches or bag-in-box packages.This happens with its granolas and cereals in multiple regions. In Africa, In- dia, China and Australia, the company has reportedly significantly reduced packaging using this approach. Redesign In Europe, the company redesigned its cereal pouch- es to use recycle-ready material, eliminating approxi- mately 480 tons of non-recyclable packaging each year. In the United States, Bear Naked recently launched new, store drop-off, recycle-ready packaging for its gra- nolas and granola bites.The new packaging includes a “Store Drop-Off” logo and website link to help people find a nearby recycle drop-off location. All Bear Naked
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FLAG Holds Annual Meeting
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FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) conclud- ed its ninth annual meeting recently, held this year in Rochester, New York. More than 100 independent converter Members and Vendor Partners attended the networking and educational event. “2019 marks our tenth year of business and we’ve grown each year with our members,” according to John McKay, President and Founder. “This was illus- trated by our meeting theme,‘10Years Stronger.’ Every year, we’re raising the bar of the Annual Meeting in terms of the quality of our keynote speakers, the tour we take of a member’s facility and the time and atten- tion we spend on round table discussions, networking with Vendor Partners and peer group interactions.” Held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, FLAG distributed 11 awards during the FLAG 2019 Awards Banquet.They were: FLAG Vendor Partner of the Year Award : UPM Raf- latac.This award is based on exceptional support, com- munication and commitment to FLAG and its Members by a participating vendor. Brad Brown Strategic Partner Award : Scott DeSoto, National Sales Manager Digital Packaging at Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division. The Brad Brown Strategic Partner Award is an individual award presented an- nually to one person who exemplified Commitment, Creativity and Excellence - three character traits of Brown’s in their support of FLAG. The long-term success of FLAG is based on engage- ment, involvement and purchasing at high levels from all members. In 2019, eight member companies re- ceived GoldAwards for the highest level of purchasing from FLAGVendor Partners.They are: • Apogee Industries Inc.,West Chester, Pennsylvania • Graphics Universal Inc., Greencastle, Pennsylvania • Integrated Label Corporation, Rockford, Illinois • International Label & Printing Co, Elk GroveVillage, Illinois • Luminer Converting Group Inc.,Red Lion,Pennsylvania
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Pune, Maharashtra.Together, the companies are devel- oping a system to collect and dispose of multilayer plastic (MLP) waste. Nepra purchases MLP from the local waste-sorting workers and turns it into fuel for cement kilns. More than 110 years ago, the very first box of Kel- logg’s cereal was created with recycled content. To learn more about the company’s efforts, consult its newly published 2019 Global Sustainable Packaging Milestones. Siegwerk Opens Ink Lab At Clemson’s Sonoco Institute Siegwerk celebrated the new Siegwerk Ink Lab at Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on September 4. The occasion was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony. Faculty, students and industry lead- ers were present to get the first look at the redesigned lab and also have an opportunity to network with oth- er industry professionals. With approximately 350 students currently enrolled in Clemson’s Graphic Communications program, stu- dents will be able to gain exposure to real-world expe- rience through internships and other programs.
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granolas and Bites varieties will adopt this packaging going forward. Kellog has reportedly had similar success in the Unit- ed States reducing packaging in its MorningStar Farms veggie foods by moving to resealable bags.As an added benefit, the bags help fight freezer burn, which reduc- es food waste. As the company continues to exclude, reduce and re- design, it is also encouraging more recycling and part- nering on new technologies. For example: • In Australia, Kellogg’s includes the Redcycle logo on its cereal bags.At the Redcycle website, people can easily find the location of their nearest drop-off loca- tion.A similar effort is underway in the United States, where Kellogg’s includes the How2Recycle label on most of its packages. • In the U.K., Pringles launched a partnership with TerraCycle to collect and recycle its cans. And in Ma- laysia,Kellogg’s local waste collector converts rejected Pringles cans into corrugated paper. • In Mexico, Kellogg’s is piloting a project to replace PET packaging with material that can more easily be crushed into pellets and recycled. • Kellogg’s India is piloting a project with waste man- agement company Nepra Environmental Solutions in
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The 7th edition of Pack Print International at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, welcomed more than 19,000 trade visitors from 62 countries attended the Interna- tional Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia — a 15 percent increase compared to the 2017 staging. More than 30 percent came from overseas, with the majority traveling from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Chi- na, and Myanmar.With 325 companies from 30 coun- tries, exhibitor participation also increased by 10 per- cent.The trade show featured country group exhibits from Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. Pack Print International was organized by Messe Düs- seldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association and is modeled after sectors trade fairs drupa and interpack, organized by Messe Düsseldorf in Germany. International visiting delegations traveled to Pack Print International 2019 from the Korea Packaging As- sociation, the Myanmar Paper & Pulp Association, the Myanmar Printers and Publishers Association, from Ja- pan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The exhibits were supported by an ancillary pro- gram consisting of more than 50 events by 35 industry experts. More than 1,500 delegates took part in the ASEAN Printing and Packaging Conference held in conjunction with the ASEAN Printing Forum 2019, the Asian packaging seminar on sustainable packaging for the circular economy by the Asian Packaging Federa- tion, the Food & Beverage Packaging conference, the 2019 Asian Print Awards, the workshop about profes- sional product photography by Photo Business Asso- ciation,Thailand, as well as technical presentations by the exhibitors. Pack Print International will return to BITEC in Bang- kok from September 22-25, 2021. BillerudKorsnäs Joins Amazon Packaging Network BillerudKorsnäs, Portland, Oregon, a global producer of renewable packaging materials and solutions, has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network, a program developed byAmazon to help ven- dors meet the company’s packaging guidelines. As a member of the APASS network, Billerud- Korsnäs can now ensure that the solutions it designs and produces meet the requirements of Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging programs and the three tiers of certification: Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-In-Own-Container (SIOC) and Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).
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General Data Company Installs Nilpeter FB-Line Press General Data Company, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, has in- stalled a new 13-inch FB-Line press from Nilpeter add- ing further options and capabilities to its portfolio of specialized medical products. The relationship between the two companies dates back to 1994, a handful of years before Nilpeter’s ac- quisition of Rotopress, that established the Danish machine manufacturer’s platform in the Pan-American markets, Nilpeter USA. Long-Standing Relationship “We bought our first Nilpeter press in 1994,which was coined“Rotopress”at the time,”saidThomas E.Gornall Jr., Plant Superintendent,General Data Company,Inc.“It was a 6-color, 10-inch press, and it quickly became a work-
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Sustainable Packaging (Cont’d from Page 1) and whether a brand’s values align with those of the individual consuming the product.” In early October 2019, Speyside single malt Scotch brand Glenlivet unveiled a limited-edition ‘Capsule Collection’ of glassless cocktails served in clear, edible capsules made of seaweed extract, considered one of nature’s most renewable resources. “Much of the response to the capsules was derisive, comparing the format to Tide Pods, a line of laundry detergent pods manufactured by Procter & Gamble,” Diamonon said.“Such a reaction was to be expected, given the radical nature of the launch and its extreme departure from the familiar – particularly for a product as steeped in tradition as whiskey.” More recently, Danish brewing giant Carlsberg un- veiled two prototypes for what it claims will be the world’s first paper beer bottle, made from sustainably sourced wood fibers and an inner barrier to allow the bottles to reliably contain beer. GlobalData suggests that these innovations from both companies are indicative of how the priori- ties of consumer product companies are necessarily shifting in line with new consumer preferences and expectations. “As sustainability becomes inextricably linked with quality, premium brands will need to risk the possibil- ity of failure – and even short-term ridicule – in order to draw the attention of ethically-minded consumers,” Diamonon concluded. Macaran Becomes 100% Employee-Owned Macaran Printed Products, Cohoes, New York, a di- vision of W.N. Van Alstine and Sons, Inc., has become a 100 percent employee-owned entity, converting to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which be- came effective earlier this year. Macaran, a high definition pressure sensitive label converter, was founded more than 44 years ago and as an employee-owned company will continue to oper- ate under the same business model and management structure for the foreseeable future. Van Alstine and Sons is an industrial solutions com- pany in the packaging space and was founded in 1950. Macaran’s label and packaging solutions, advanced flexographic and digital printing technology and cus- tomer service have reportedly generated long-term growth for the business and rare levels of employ- ee loyalty. Of the approximately 55 employees that work for Macaran today,Van Alstine states that about 85 percent have worked there for more than 10 years.
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Esko Makes $1.2 Million Software Donation
Packaging software supplier Esko has made a $1.2 million in-kind gift to Indiana State University’s pack- aging engineering technology program. Esko support includes annual licensing for its design and production software platforms. “It’s clear that our sector has an aging workforce and an emerging skills gap,” said Melissa Plemen, Es- ko’s Director of Marketing, North America, “which programs like the one at Indiana State University are key to resolving.” With the software donation, Indiana State students will have access to work with a leading global prod- uct portfolio that supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, design- ers, packaging manufacturers, and more. “We use Esko software in six of our core packaging courses to learn a wide range of skillsets to prepare our students for the diverse and fast-paced packaging industry,” said Brian James, Indiana State packaging instructor. Avery Dennison Wins Innovation Award Avery Dennison, Mentor, Ohio, was named winner of the 2019 Future of Sourcing Awards during the Sourcing Industry Group’s Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad, California.The Future of Sourcing Awards celebrates organizations and individuals that show in- novation, leadership and transformation in categories that are critical to the sourcing industry. EcoVadis and Avery Dennison received the Innova- tions in Sustainability award for Avery Dennison’s Sus- tainable Procurement Program, which assesses, mon- itors, and encourages the improvement of the social and environmental practices of Avery Dennison sup- plier partners worldwide. Launched in 2016, Avery Dennison’s Sustainable Procurement Program uses sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for the company’s suppliers. Each year,Avery Dennison and EcoVadis re- view suppliers representing more than 80 percent of Avery Dennison’s direct spend on materials. EcoVadis assesses and rates each supplier’s environmental, eth- ics, labor, and supply chain practices. Detailed score- cards are then made available toAvery Dennison’s pro- curement team, helping to track individual supplier’s results and improvement paths. Suppliers can also use EcoVadis’ online system to share their scorecard with any customer or stakeholder who requests it, includ- ing Avery Dennison competitors.
TLMI Annual Meeting October 27-30, 2019 Omni LaCosta Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA FTA Fall Conference October 28-30, 2019 Sheraton Charlotte Hotel Charlotte, NC
Labelexpo Asia 2019 December 3-6, 2019
Shanghai, China Pack Expo East March 3-5, 2020 Philadelphia, PA TLMI Converter Meeting March 8-10, 2020 Austin, TX Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020 May 7-9, 2020 Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre
Bangkok, Thailand Pack Expo Mexico June 2-5, 2020 Mexico City, Mexico FTA Europe Diamond Awards June 18, 2000
Intercontinental Hotel Düsseldorf, Germany drupa 2020
June 23 - July 3, 2020 Dussedorf, Germany Labelexpo Americas September 15-17, 2020 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL
GRAPH EXPO 20 October 4-7, 2020 Chicago’s McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois Pack Expo International November 8-11, 2020 Chicago, IL
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People & Places UPM Raflatac Christian Szameit has joined UPM Raflatac’s North America Sales Team as Area Sales Director for theWestern United States andWestern Canada. In his role, Szameit also serves on the company’s Americas Management Team.
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INX International Shane Bertsch is the new Vice Pres- ident of Strategic Planning & Inno- vation for INX International Ink Co. Working from corporate headquar- ters in suburban Chicago, he reports to Bryce Kristo, CFO and Executive VP, General Affairs. Bobst Launches New CI Flexo Press
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