Schoeller Allibert: The next generation of foldable crates, the future of any sustainable supply chain

Interview with Ludo Gielen from Schoeller Allibert about the trends, challenges, and solutions for returnable packaging. In Q4 last year, Schoeller Allibert appointed Ludo Gielen as CEO. Ludo had been with the company since 2004 as Chief Innovation Officer. Under his leadership, many new products have been introduced and Reusable Packaging … [Read more...]

IBM revolutionizes container tracking for Groupe PSA with Sigfox

Paris, France – IBM and Sigfox have collaborated to launch within Groupe PSA, the innovative “Track&Trace” solution for the digitalization of reusable container tracking between suppliers and assembly plants. This solution, based on IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things technologies and Sigfox’ international “0G” network allows Groupe PSA to … [Read more...]

PAKi takes over the pooling division of vPOOL

New perspectives and a broader service with a well-established team The load carrier expert PAKi Logistics will continue the business of vPOOL pooling and logistics division on February 1st, 2019. The acquisition guarantees the continuation of existing business relationships and offers a wider range of products and services to customers. The … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging Association Announces New Board Leadership for 2019

Tampa, FL (January 31, 2019). The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) started 2019 with changes to the executive team and new additions to the Board of Directors. After serving a two-year term as Chairman of the Board, Norm Kukuk, Executive Vice President and General Manager, ORBIS Corporation, has passed the gavel to 2018 Vice Chairman Rick … [Read more...]

Litco International to Supply Premium Quality Engineered Wood Pallet Blocks made in the United States, Seeks Feedback from Pallet Manufacturers

Litco International intends to begin offering engineered wood pallet blocks in the United States later this year. The blocks will help pallet makers reduce the amount of whitewood and labor to produce block pallets. The company will invest in extrusion lines to facilitate production of the new product line branded as Inca Engineered Extruded … [Read more...]

Economic Impact Study Shows Wood Packaging Industry Supports 173,000 Jobs in the United States

Direct value of pallet industry output exceeded $10.7 billion, the highest level of output since 2007. A recent study from The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) found that the wooden pallet and container manufacturing industry has a direct or indirect impact on more than 173,000 jobs and generates a total economic … [Read more...]

INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 announces “State of the Nation” address led by Kyle Stavig, CEO Myers Container LLC

After exceeding all expectations in 2018, INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 promises to deliver even more opportunities to network & learn from top industry leaders. It also urgently requests submissions for INDUSTRIAL PACK AWARDS categories, discussed in the second article below. Industrial Pack 2019 - Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA March 27-28, … [Read more...]

DS Smith Plastics Designs the Ultrabase™: An Ultra Strong Injection Moulded Pallet Combined with a Lightweight AkyPak® Sleeve

For the Oversees Distribution of automotive parts, DS Smith Plastics, Injected Moulded Products designed a solution to combine metal cages with foldable containers. The Ultrabase™ transit packaging pallet with AkyPak® Sleeve reduces transportation costs and CO² emissions.   THE Challenge For the distribution of different spare … [Read more...]

Reusable Pallet Containment Nets: an Interview with Gary Priestley of Gaprie

Reusable Packaging News recently reached out to Gary Priestley, the owner and director of Gaprie™. In 2018, the company launched its latest product, P.C. Nets, an innovative and simple-to-use reusable pallet containment system that eliminates the need for plastic stretch or shrink wrap.   RPN: What’s important to know about Gaprie, the … [Read more...]

IFCO advances digital services with global online RPCs management system and recollection app

IFCO Systems enhances reusable container retrieval and management with new mobile app for RPCs. PULLACH, GERMANY, 22. January 2019: IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, is further advancing its digital services with global online ordering and a new mobile application for return logistics. The new … [Read more...]