EPAL essential for the Europe-wide availability of goods and essential services

COVID-19 related updates The production and repair of EPAL pallets and Box pallets is essential for the Europe-wide availability of goods and essential services Düsseldorf, 30th March 2020 – The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) endorses the statements made by the European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB), … [Read more...]

3 Ways A Global Packaging Marketplace Can Boost Growth For Indie Suppliers

by Sally Fink The OPN Platform is a global packaging marketplace designed to connect buyers, suppliers, and vendors quickly.  You know how it goes. You took the plunge to start your own business and now you’re facing the prospect of finding customers and entering an already established market. The good news is thanks to industry 4.0, the … [Read more...]

Pallet Manufacturing is an “Essential Service” and “Critical Infrastructure” for Supply Chain Continuity and COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Statement by the Global Wood Packaging Forum (GWPF) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak: As our global leaders across the world put in place emergency measures to protect the world’s population from the spread of COVID-19, we respectfully urge that policies being developed and implemented safeguard the ability of essential businesses to … [Read more...]

RPA Statement on Coronavirus and Reusable Packaging

March 20, 2020 - The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is offering information to explain that the commercial application of reusable packaging following recognized best practices for handling and cleaning does not increase the risk of exposure or infection by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has stated … [Read more...]

Government is treating the symptom, not the cause of plastic pollution

In response to public pressure, the government is tackling plastic pollution by addressing individual uses of plastic, like some plastic bags and microbeads. While bans on items likely to damage the environment are necessary, this approach completely fails to deal with the root of the problem and, worse, is storing up new environmental issues for … [Read more...]

TriEnda Honored by Logistics Tech Outlook Magazine as a Top 10 Material Handling Solution Provider

Reusable packaging and pallet news briefs PORTAGE, Wis., March 18, 2020 - TriEnda, the developer and manufacturer of industry-leading cargo protection systems, has announced that Logistics Tech Outlook has named TriEnda to its Top 10 Material Handling System Solution Providers for 2020. The material handling industry plays a critical role in … [Read more...]

IFCO celebrates the five year anniversary of its internationally successful RPCs for the transport of baked goods

IFCO's RPCs, specially developed for the transport of baked goods, offer bakeries and retailers numerous advantages in terms of costs, logistics, and sustainability Munich, March 17, 2020 - IFCO, the world's leading supplier of reusable containers (RPCs) for fresh food, is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its innovative Brown Lift … [Read more...]

Pallet Wood Waste Now Allowed for Wood Pellet Fuel in the United States

On March 11, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed into regulation language that opens the path for wood pallet residuals to be sold as wood pellet fuel. This announcement will be welcome news for the many wood pallet recyclers who are challenged to find markets for the fiber they generate from wood … [Read more...]

Recommendations for preventing pest contamination of pallets and containers 

Did you know that ISPM 15 compliant wood pallets, as well as exempt pallets made from other materials, may still be at risk of contamination by invasive species known as “hitchhikers?” These basic steps can help. The movement of any commodity or conveyance bears some risk of transporting invasive species through either infestation or … [Read more...]

Vecoplan Midwest Expands Team for Wood & Biomass

NEW ALBANY, IN – Vecoplan Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Vecoplan LLC, has augmented its sales team to increase its focus on wood and biomass markets. In addition, it welcomes a new engineer for projects and product development. “As a leader in shredding and pelletizing equipment, it is logical for us to add salespeople in areas where we can … [Read more...]