DuPont Packaging Graphics recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Xi’an Aerospace Huayang Printing and Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd., aimed at promoting flexography in the printing and packaging market in China.
Seeking breakthroughs in packaging innovation, sustainability and waste/cost reduction, DuPont Packaging announced the call for entries in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently-judged competition. The deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2010.
Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
In November, a group of two dozen packaging professionals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Masterfoods, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Unilever agreed to form the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.
Sidel (La Havre, France) has acquired Norden Pac (Kalmar, Sweden).Pinnacle Automation (St. Louis, MO) has been acquired by FKI plc (Loughborough, U.K.).Amcor Twinpak North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has reached an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Stevens Flexible Packaging, Inc.
Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI) was recognized by Johnson Controls Corp. for its outstanding performance in 1999 and was awarded the North American Supplier Leadership bronze award.Sertapak Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) received ISTA Certification for its testing laboratory facility.Industry Week magazine has named Multisorb (West Seneca, NY) as one of the IW Growing Companies 25: Americas Most Successful Small Manufacturers for 1999.
In order to improve profitability, DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will streamline and restructure its polyester enterprise. Businesses included are DuPont Dacron®, DuPont Polyester Films and DuPont Polyester Resins & Intermediates.
TAPPI'S polymers, laminations & coatings div. has recognized three individuals with awards: Thomas I. Butler of Dow Chemical Co. received the 1998 Leadership & Service Award and Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize; George E.
DuPont (Wilmington, DE) authorized a $40 million project to increase its Nucrel® brand eth-ylene/acid copolymer mfg. capacity at its site in Victoria, TX; it also started up new polymer modifying equipment at its mfg.
Seeing potential in the Web for more than just distributing "brochureware," some companies in the packaging community have begun to use Web-based "extranets" to streamline the supplier-customer work flow.