Key growth areas that are driving the coatings for paper and board market

Smithers Pira identifies the five market pulls that are boosting growth rates in the coatings for paper and board market. Functional and barrier coatings have been used to enhance the properties and performance of paper and paperboard products for many decades. According to new research from Smithers Pira - The Future of Functional and Barrier … [Read more...]

Alpesa introduces pallets made from 100% recycled cardboard at MODEX 2018

Alpesa, a leading manufacturer of cardboard cores and tubes in Spain, is introducing the Úpalet® to the American market. Úpalet®, a pallet made of 100% recycled cardboard, is itself recyclable, weighing in at just 1/10 of traditional pallets made of wood or plastic. Alpesa will present Úpalet and its high technical qualities, made possible by … [Read more...]

APR Recycling Demand Champions Program Announces New Companies and Applications for Recycled Resin

One participant plans to replace 250,000 wooden pallets with a like amount of PCR (post-consumer resin) pallets The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry is continuing its efforts to increase the demand for recycled resin and improve the recycling rate … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallets – News Briefs 2018

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Market in North America The flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) market in North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the period 2018-2022, according to a new market research study by Technavio. According to a senior analyst at Technavio, “There are many risks associated with the … [Read more...]

TIMCON to chair members’ forum as industry enters “uncharted territory” in wood availability

The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has warned that shortages in the supply of small logs have reached an unprecedented level due to the ongoing combination of high global demand and supply scarcities. The confederation has organized a general meeting to help its members, particularly manufacturers, understand and discuss a … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallet News From Around the Web

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Headline Roundup From Around the Web February 14, 2018. Report: Cargo theft dropped by 15% in 2017 February 14, 2018. Loading Dock Distractions: Improve Safety by Clearly Communicating Danger February 14, 2018. Wooden Pallets on Their Way Out? February 13, 2018. Survey reveals serialization’s potential … [Read more...]

Menzies saves money with plastic pallets

When time-critical logistics business Menzies Distribution was looking to reduce its logistics costs and improve internal supply chain processes, it turned to who provided a long-lasting plastic pallet solution, as well as invaluable product advice. Best known for its newstrade distribution, Menzies has been serving … [Read more...]

Premier Washington State Apple Growers Select Polymer Logistics for RPC

Chelan Fruit Cooperative and Gebbers Farms Partner with Polymer Logistics Tampa, FL (February 13, 2018) - Polymer Logistics, a global leader in reusable packaging and merchandising solutions, is pleased to announce that it will provide reusable transport packaging to Chelan Fruit Cooperative and Gebbers Farms growers, starting with the … [Read more...]

Dealing with Disruption: Three Key Skills Revealed by IGD Chief Executive

From bitcoin, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence to climate change, sugar taxes, social and political change, the food and grocery industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of international grocery research organization, IGD. In a speech delivered today at … [Read more...]

Schoeller Allibert Upgrades the Logistics of Automotive Parts Movement with New Magnum Optimum® 595

Specially designed for the Automotive supply chain, a unique shallow foldable large box has been developed by Schoeller Allibert: The Magnum Optimum® 595. This brand-new box increases efficiency thanks to less weight, more usable volume, improved ergonomics, and smooth design. A one-of-a-kind solution, designed to push the boundaries of containers … [Read more...]