Great Little Box Company acquires Ideon Packaging

Great Little Box Company (GLBC – Richmond, British Columbia) and Ideon Packaging (also based in Richmond), have joined forces in one of the most significant acquisitions the Canadian packaging industry has seen in recent years. The acquisition of Ideon by GLBC – an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions since 1982 – brings together … Read more →

Jones Healthcare Group invests in new Uhlmann Blister Packaging Line

Jones Healthcare Group (London, Ontario), a market leader in advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions, has made a significant investment in taking its packaging services to an unprecedented new level, in the form of a new, fully integrated two-lane Uhlmann Blister Packaging Line. The highly automated equipment will increase the company’s capacity to manage high-demand … Read more →

Arrow Systems launches ArrowJet Aqua 330R for labels and packaging

Arrow Systems (Brookfield, Wisconsin), a leading provider of digital printing and finishing equipment as well as materials and coatings, has launched the ArrowJet Aqua 330R Digital Label Printer for mid-volume to high-volume labels and packaging. This new solution is a high-speed, aqueous pigment press “that provides enhanced print quality and greater production flexibility than previous … Read more →

COVID-19 Heroes: PAC members reveal inspirational contributions to their communities

  The Packaging Consortium (PAC) recently asked it members to submit their stories and tell the industry how they’re contributing to their local communities, across Canada, or the world at large, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The responses were both inspirational and overwhelming. Members came together to contribute much-needed funding, re-purposed their equipment and overall … Read more →

PAC to hold free Smart Packaging webinar on Wednesday, May 6

Christina Cvetan. Titled Smart Packaging Overview: Use, Cases and Value, the free online event is organized and presented by the Packaging Consortium (PAC) and is part of its Webinar Wednesdays series of informative, online webinars. PAC Packaging Consortium, founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit industry organization that has over 2,500 members throughout the packaging value … Read more →

Aptar launches InvisiShield active packaging solution for pathogen mitigation

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of the AptarGroup (Atlanta, Georgia) and a leader in a broad range of premium active packaging systems and processing equipment for fresh-cut fruits, vegetables and seafood, has launched InvisiShield technology – a first-of-its-kind, anti-pathogenic packaging solution seamlessly integrated into sealed packages to protect fresh-cut produce from harmful pathogens such as … Read more →

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac announce strategic partnership in label printing

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, Missouri) and worldwide sustainable label materials provider UPM Raflatac, have announced a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market that leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The companies said that the new partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options … Read more →

APP Canada: A majority of Canadians are willing to pay more for sustainably packaged food products

Sustainably sourced packaged materials are becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products. According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP’s) third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was especially reflected in food … Read more →