Great American Packaging (GAP) is pleased to announce that the company has received the highest rating possible on the recently completed IFS PACsecure audit, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized food safety certification program. The audit is designed to make sure packaging companies comply with rigorous standards that are in place to ensure the quality and safety of all packaging materials that come into contact with food.
Global packaging leader TricorBraun announced today that it has acquired Quebec-based RODA Packaging, further expanding its presence in Eastern Canada. Serving customers for nearly 40 years, RODA is a rigid packaging distributor specializing in the chemicals, sealants, and adhesives markets; it also serves the nutraceuticals, juices, and dry condiments and spices segments. As part of the RODA acquisition, TricorBraun will also acquire Rada Industries.
Plant-based meat company Heura has launched its new packaging, reducing the use of plastic by 80% and honoring the Mediterranean roots. Until today, the plant based meat segment has been led internationally by companies born in Silicon Valley. Heura, however, believes that the future of food must have its pillars in one of the most famous gastronomic cultures in the world, the Mediterranean.
PACT, creator of packaging and crating technologies, has joined the Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA), a not-for-profit industry association devoted to promoting dangerous goods transportation compliance both domestically and abroad. PACT’s acceptance to the organization comes following the successful launch of its Thermo Shield, a paper-based, fire-resistant shipping wrap designed to prevent catastrophes caused by battery explosions during transport.
Toppan Printing, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will launch sales of a new food packaging system called Green Flat, which addresses the need to reduce plastic packaging and can be used as an alternative to conventional skin packs.
The consortium intends to combine the capabilities and experience of its members to develop a new circular approach to dealing with PET plastic waste.
December 23, 2019
ALPLA, Austria; Britvic plc, UK; Danone S.A., France; Unilever, London; REMONDIS Recycling GmbH & Co.KG, Germany; and BP, London, joined forces to utilize BP’s enhanced recycling technology to create a new cross-industry consortium to develop a global circular economy for plastics.