Germany Wood Pallet and Packaging Statistics: Market Grew by 5.7% in 2016, Production of Over 100 Million Pallets for the First Time

  Bonn. Manufacturers of pallets, wood packagings and cable drums in Germany enjoyed stable sales and increased production volumes in 2016. Wood pallet output increased rose by 4.4%, while the manufacture of wooden crates fell by around 3.7%, Pallet manufacturing volume achieved an all-time high of more than 100 million units. "The good … [Read more...]

CHEP Pallecon Solutions to Promote Reusable Shipping Containers at IFT17

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 23, 2017 – CHEP Pallecon Solutions will exhibit at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo from June 26th to 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada (Booth #4935). As the largest food ingredients show in the world, IFT annually attracts over 23,000 of the top food science and technology professionals from more than 90 countries. “We are … [Read more...]

German Sugar Producer Optimizes Pallet Handling with CHEP

Cologne, June 22, 2017 - Nordzucker, one of the leading sugar producers in Europe, is now using CHEP for its logistics processes: the supply chain supply company supplies the Nordzucker with its high-quality rental pallets. With around 3200 employees at 18 European locations, Nordzucker supplies the food industry, retailers, and consumers with its … [Read more...]


New gift pack emphasizes simplicity, focus on customer experience. (Something to keep in mind for reusables at retail!)   Metsä Board’s uncoated white kraftliner, MetsäBoard Natural WKL Bright, provided the ideal solution for Kyrö Distillery’s gift packaging for its premium Napue Gin brand. They were looking for a packaging solution … [Read more...]

U.S. Chamber Foundation to Host 2017 Circular Economy and Sustainability Summit, Resiliency Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will host the 2017 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, as well as a half-day Resiliency Forum. The three-day summit will convene public- and private-sector leaders to explore solutions that businesses can implement to turn circular economy aspiration … [Read more...]

Roundup: RePack Updates Carbon Footprint Analysis, K. Hartwall’s BigBox

RePack Updates Its CO2 Analysis - Reduces CO2 by 80% Versus Disposable Bags or Boxes Reusable RePack packaging reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% when compared to disposable bags or boxes, according to the company, thanks to reuse and efficient reverse logistics through the post. In comparison to the manufacturing and waste treatment of 20 new … [Read more...]

New CEO Announced for IPP Logipal and PRS

Mr. Gerard Rohaan has been named as CEO of IPP Logipal and PRS operations of Pooling Partners. Mr. Rohaan graduated from University of Twente in 1991 where he received his Master's Degree in Applied Physics. He started his business career at Unilever where he has gained retail experience by carrying out various roles; starting as Process and … [Read more...]

Microstar Announces Keg Pooling Services to BrewDog and Green Flash Brewing

Microstar is providing two new customers with keg pooling services. BrewDog In preparing for the opening its new, 100,000 square foot, advanced Columbus brewery, Scottish craft beer pioneer BrewDog has looked to MicroStar to manage its keg logistics to best address rapidly growing demand. "We've worked with the team at MicroStar for … [Read more...]

Direct Print Label to Bottle: Plastipak Celebrates DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation

  “An outstanding accomplishment in packaging innovation due to excellence in technological advancement” is how judges described Plastipak’s Direct Object Printing capability. Plastipak Packaging has once again received recognition of its ground breaking innovation and excellence by winning a silver DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation. … [Read more...]

Unit Load Design Short Course Scheduled for August 15-17

  Learn how much you can save on corrugated and plastic bottles by increasing the stiffness of the pallet. Reduce customer product damage. Learn interactions between packages, pallets, and material handling equipment. Learn to use Best Load unit load and supply chain simulator The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at … [Read more...]