KION North America implements 1.0-megawatt solar energy system

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America celebrated the completion of their new 1.0-megawatt solar energy system at an open house event on May 24. The system will harness the power of the sun to power it's Summerville manufacturing facility while also generating revenue for the company. “Sustainability is a clear trend in the material handling … [Read more...]

Governments need to act to encourage plastic recycling markets, says OECD

Plastic recycling is failing to reach its full potential as low recovery rates of plastic waste, poor quality of recycled plastic and a lack of price incentives are holding back secondary plastic markets, according to a new OECD report. Given rising public concern over plastic pollution, governments should act urgently to encourage more and better … [Read more...]

Top Insights on the Pallet Market in Europe from Technavio

  Technavio’s latest market research report on the pallet market in Europe provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio predicts an emerging trend as a major factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or … [Read more...]

BASF and Lightning Technologies develop extremely durable and sustainable composite pallet

WYANDOTTE, MI, May 21, 2018 –  BASF and  Lightning Technologies have partnered to develop an eco-friendly, lightweight and cost-efficient composite pallet that they claim is stronger, more durable and safer than traditional wooden or plastic pallets. The newly developed pallet is the first of its kind to offer a hermetically sealed surface – a … [Read more...]

Automotive’s New Container Management Collaboration Initiative, Utilizing Surgere’s Digital Platform

Surgere®, leading provider of digitized visibility and control in the automotive supply chain, has announced a large-scale deployment of their shared platform which it says represents an unprecedented unification of automakers and the growing list of their suppliers, as they seek to establish more effective reusable packaging management. The … [Read more...]


Schoeller Allibert is one of Europe's key players in the growing returnable packaging sector Update May 15, 2018. Brookfield Business Partners L.P. has announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a controlling interest in the Schoeller Allibert Group B.V. (“Schoeller Allibert”), one of Europe’s largest … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallets – News Briefs 2018

Reusable packaging and pallet news briefs Orbis is shifting its Mentor headquarters in $15M move May 20, 2018 - ORBIS, a pallet and plastic packaging producer, searched widely for room to grow but satisfied its outsized space requirement three miles away as it seeks to consolidate to one site from its two current locations on Tyler Boulevard in … [Read more...]

Product Innovation: Get to Market Early

Long, expensive and emotionally draining: Entrepreneurs reveal what it’s really like to launch a tech startup Developing new technologies just might be tougher than you think. In order to mitigate the challenge, focus on developing a product's functionality and get it in the hands of customers early where it can be adapted and evolve based on … [Read more...]

Automotive Parts Packaging Market – Growing Preference for Disposable Packaging and Flexible Packaging to Trend in Market Says Report

Global automotive parts packaging market to reach $10 Billion by end of 2027. According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research titled “Automotive Parts Packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017-2027,” the disposable packaging segment will remain the largest contributor … [Read more...]

Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences to launch sustainable biomaterials and packaging bachelor’s degree

Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will launch a new sustainable biomaterials and packaging degree this fall to prepare students for in-demand careers within bio-based industries such as nanotechnology, packaging and construction. Alabama’s forest production and processing industry contributes nearly $21 billion to the … [Read more...]