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  • Metsä Board introduces a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard for food and food service end uses

    By Converter on December 12, 2019
    Consumers and brands around the world are looking for more sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging, with easy recyclability being key. To meet these needs Metsä Board is introducing a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard that can be recycled in paper or paperboard streams. New MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB has a medium barrier against moisture and grease, which makes it especially suitable […]
  • Lorax Compliance reports on half a million tonnes of packaging in first five years

    By Converter on December 11, 2019
    Environmental reporting specialist Lorax Compliance celebrates its fifth anniversary, having achieved an impressive trajectory since its launch in 2014. Founded to help companies manage the escalating scope and complexity of environmental compliance, Lorax has won multiple awards for its services and has developed a substantial client base that includes FTSE 500 businesses. Since its inception, Lorax has experienced significant growth […]
  • Peel-off made easy – in any case

    By Converter on December 11, 2019
    Peel-off label adhesives have so far often had system-related weaknesses – for example when dealing with thermal papers or luxurious or critical surfaces. To change this, HERMA aims to use its innovative multi-layer technology. With the new 42Rpp peel-off adhesive, for example, the penetration of the adhesive through thermal paper that can make printed barcodes illegible over time and has […]
  • Altus Adds Innovative UV Drying System to Portfolio

    By Converter on December 10, 2019
    As the trend toward miniaturisation continues, and the demand for increasing production time persists, Altus Group, a leading supplier of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland is looking at equipment to help make the process easier, including providing the most innovative UV drying systems available on the market. UV coatings and UV adhesives facilitate fast hardening in just seconds, […]
  • Hat Trick for Domino Printing Sciences at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019

    By Converter on December 10, 2019
    Domino Printing Sciences (Domino), global leader in the development and manufacturing of coding and marking technology, is celebrating another successful year at The Manufacturer MX Awards, achieving awards in three prestigious categories. The Cambridge-based company was nominated for no less than seven awards this year and walked away with the ‘Supply Chain Excellence’ and ‘People and Skills’ accolades, and the […]
  • Future of Packaging on Display at UK’s Largest Industry Event

    By Converter on December 9, 2019
    Packaging professionals from household names through to independent brands will come together to discover the latest technologies and solutions when Label&Print, Ecopack, Empack, and Contract Pack & Fulfilment return to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Together with their co-located show, Packaging Innovations, the events offer industry professionals the chance to experience cutting-edge products for the first-time, learn from […]
  • Compostable label stock now certified

    By Converter on December 5, 2019
    In cases where waste cannot be avoided, it should at least be recyclable or suitable for composting. Reflecting its sustainable approach, HERMA has now taken a further step in this direction. The label stocks consisting of the label materials HERMAextracoat (grade 242) or HERMAtherm Bio (grade 908) and the special adhesive 62N have now been awarded the so-called Keimling (seedling) […]

    By Converter on December 4, 2019
    Leading polymer distributor, Plastribution, has launched the UK’s first portfolio of materials with more sustainable credentials. The move is in response to ongoing environmental concerns regarding plastic and the calls from designers, brand owners, OEMs and converters for solutions for a diverse range of applications. Recently introduced to Plastribution’s customers in an exclusive preview, the portfolio is based on material […]

    By Converter on December 4, 2019
    Screen has announced that leading UK label print provider, Hine Labels, is expanding its application offering by manufacturing flexible printed pouches with its UV inkjet label press under the brand name of According to Bill Hine MD of Hine Labels, it was a logical decision to apply its existing Truepress Jet L350UV+LM to digitally print pouches. Hine explains: ‘With its […]
  • Mondi joins 4evergreen alliance

    By Converter on December 4, 2019
    Mondi, global leader in innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions, has committed to join the 4evergreen alliance founded by CEPI, the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry. The aim of the alliance is to increase the share of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy in order to minimise its environmental impact. The 4evergreen alliance […]