New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

Research group looks to effectively combine polyethylene and polypropylene. When Geoffrey Coates, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with this question: What percentage of the 78 million tons of plastic used for packaging – for example, a 2-liter bottle … [Read more...]

JR Simplot Switches to Aluminum Pallets for Idaho Processing Facility

J.R. Simplot, one of the world's largest private food and agribusiness companies, recently made a change in the pallets it uses inside its 380,000-square-foot processing facility in Caldwell, Idaho. At any given time, more than 24,000 pallets are in circulation for transporting finished products - from frozen French fries and veggies to packages to … [Read more...]

Brambles Announces Organizational Realignment and Changes to Executive Leadership Team

Brambles Chief Executive Officer Designate, Graham Chipchase, has announced a realignment of Brambles’ organizational structure and consequential changes to the Brambles Executive Leadership Team (“ELT”), to take effect from 1 March 2017. Organizational Realignment “Over the past five months, and particularly since I joined Brambles at the … [Read more...]

News Roundup: Axios Announces Management Change, Schoeller Group Seeks Returnable Packaging Acquisitions, CHEP Europe Ranks in Top 1% for CSR, AIPIA Board Announcements

Axios Mobile Assets Announces Management Changes Axios Mobile Assets Corp. has announced the resignation of Michael Cooke as the Company's Chief Financial Officer and that Marc Topacio the Company's former Chief Financial Officer has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis while the Company conducts a search for a … [Read more...]

Container Rental Systems Conserve Resources for Businesses and the Environment

By Paul Mendes Reusable packaging such as bulk containers, handheld totes, and plastic pallets prove to be a more sustainable choice than standard one-way packaging such as cardboard and wood for a multitude of reasons.  The major one being cardboard containers get discarded after each use, and wooden pallets often break and require constant … [Read more...]

Sweden and Netherlands Wood Packaging Federations Commit to NWPCA’s Pallet Design System™

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) has announced a new Pallet Design System™ (PDS) marketing partnerships with Nederlandse Emballage- en Palletindustrievereniging (EPV) in The Netherlands and Svenska Forpackningsforeningen in Sweden. Each organization will exclusively market PDS in their respective countries, with their … [Read more...]

Lifdek Launches New, Even Tougher, Four Rib, Four Way, Paper Skid

“As Lifdek forges ahead in the corrugated pallet industry, we must ever be cognizant of our customer’s requirements," explains Joseph Danko, President of Lifdek, a developer of corrugated paper pallet and skid technology. "Many of today’s pallets are exposed to extremely harsh shipping requirements with numerous touches by some of the toughest … [Read more...]

Green Is for Organics: Color Coding of Reusable Bins Helps Improve Recycling Behavior

Voluntary Container Color Standard Recommended by Consortium of Organics Collection Organizations and Agencies National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the United States Composting Council (USCC) have announced that they, along with five other participating nonprofits and government agencies, recommend designating green as the voluntary … [Read more...]

AIPIA World Congress and Hackathon Announced

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced its 2017 World Congress, the 6th in the highly successful series of events. The Congress will remain in Amsterdam as the location seemed to be very popular with delegates. But it will move to the Congress Centre Beurs van Berlage, which is an iconic building just … [Read more...]

Schoeller Allibert Announces First 2017 Innovation at Fruit Logistica

Schoeller Allibert, the European leader in RTP packaging solutions, will showcase its first 2017 innovation at the FRUIT LOGISTICA fair, in Berlin, from the 8th to the 10th of February 2017. Ludo Gielen, Chief Innovation Officer, explains how it will improve quality and efficiency for Apple and Pears growers.  INTERVIEW WITH LUDO … [Read more...]