New News information at Packaging Gateway New and updated information from News listed on www.packaging-gateway.com http://www.packaging-gateway.com/ en-us http://www.packaging-gateway.com/ New News information at Packaging Gateway http://www.packaging-gateway.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Deals this week: LyondellBasell Industries, DS Smith http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lyondellbasell-industries-nv-ds-smith-5748414 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-lyondellbasell-industries-nv-ds-smith-5748414 The Netherlands-based chemical company, LyondellBasell Industries, has announced a public offering of 3.5% guaranteed notes to raise gross proceeds of $1bn. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dell to use new packaging solution made from 25% recycled ocean plastic http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsdell-to-use-new-packaging-solution-made-from-25-recycled-ocean-plastic-5748950 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsdell-to-use-new-packaging-solution-made-from-25-recycled-ocean-plastic-5748950 Dell is set to use new packaging trays made from 25% recycled ocean plastics content, marking the first solution of its kind used in the technology industry for product shipment. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Stora Enso to modernise Ensocoat brand of graphical board http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsstora-enso-to-modernise-ensocoat-brand-of-graphical-board-5747951 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsstora-enso-to-modernise-ensocoat-brand-of-graphical-board-5747951 Stora Enso is set to revamp its Ensocoat brand of luxury and graphical board in order to enhance print results and performance for clients. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK’s Keenpac creates hand-printed bag for skincare brand Nior London http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuks-keenpac-creates-hand-printed-bag-for-nior-london-5747941 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuks-keenpac-creates-hand-printed-bag-for-nior-london-5747941 UK-based Keenpac has created a collection of hand-printed retail paper bags, mailing boxes and rigid presentation gift boxes with sleeves for skincare brand Nior London. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Multivac develops new tray sealer for ready meal packaging http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmultivac-develops-new-traysealer-for-readymade-meals-packaging-5747729 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmultivac-develops-new-traysealer-for-readymade-meals-packaging-5747729 Germany’s Multivac has developed a new tray sealer, G 700, for packing ready meals, snacks, vegetables and fresh-cut products of all types. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US’s Sugarmade to launch new intelligent and active packaging for cannabis http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-sugarmade-to-launch-new-intelligent-and-active-packaging-for-cannabis-5747703 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-sugarmade-to-launch-new-intelligent-and-active-packaging-for-cannabis-5747703 US-based Sugarmade is set to develop a new set of intelligent and active packaging systems for transporting and storing cannabis. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Roberts PolyPro to exhibit can-carrying handles at Pack Expo East in US http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsroberts-polypro-to-exhibit-can-carrying-handles-at-pack-expo-east-in-us-5747714 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsroberts-polypro-to-exhibit-can-carrying-handles-at-pack-expo-east-in-us-5747714 Roberts PolyPro, a division of Pro Mach, is set to display its new can-carrying handles at the upcoming Pack Expo East event in Philadelphia, US. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sidel opens new office in Poland http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfrances-sidel-opens-new-office-in-poland-5746557 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfrances-sidel-opens-new-office-in-poland-5746557 Global packaging equipment provider Sidel has opened a new office in Wrocław, Poland, to provide enhanced services to its Central and Eastern European customers. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Polyco provides paper stems to Waitrose as plastic alternative to cotton buds http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspolyco-provides-paper-stems-to-waitrose-as-plastic-alternative-to-prevent-pollution-5745335 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newspolyco-provides-paper-stems-to-waitrose-as-plastic-alternative-to-prevent-pollution-5745335 UK-based PPE manufacturer Polyco has provided biodegradable FSC-certified paper stems to supermarket chain Waitrose as an alternative to plastic stemmed cotton buds, to help tackle pollution. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Linpac introduces new skin top film range for packaging http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newslinpac-introduces-new-skin-top-film-range-for-packaging-5745342 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newslinpac-introduces-new-skin-top-film-range-for-packaging-5745342 Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has introduced a new film range, LINtop PE HB SKIN, to complement its existing product portfolio. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US’ McCall Farms launches new ready-to-eat vegetables in clear cans http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-mccall-farms-launches-new-ready-to-eat-vegetables-in-clearcans-5745148 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-mccall-farms-launches-new-ready-to-eat-vegetables-in-clearcans-5745148 US-based McCall Farms has introduced its new range of ready-to-eat vegetables clear plastic can packaging TruVue. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK's DS Smith provides new packaging solution to Schneider Electric http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsds-smith-provides-new-packaging-solution-to-schneider-electric-5744679 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsds-smith-provides-new-packaging-solution-to-schneider-electric-5744679 European manufacturer DS Smith has provided a new pack design for French-based Schneider Electric to help the electrical manufacturer decrease waste and packaging costs. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT FSC disassociates from Austrian timber group Schweighofer http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfsc-disassociates-from-austrian-timber-group-schweighofer-5745210 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsfsc-disassociates-from-austrian-timber-group-schweighofer-5745210 The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to cut its association with Austrian timber giant Holzindustrie Schweighofer (Schweighofer) due to the company’s constant and indiscriminate sourcing of illegal timber in Romania. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Smurfit Kappa awarded 90% chain of custody certification for its sustainable packaging http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newssmurfit-kappa-wins-90-chain-of-custody-certification-by-fsc-for-packaging-5743913 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newssmurfit-kappa-wins-90-chain-of-custody-certification-by-fsc-for-packaging-5743913 Ireland-based Smurfit Kappa has achieved 90% chain of custody certification from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its corrugated packaging solutions. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US’s Expera develops new Grease-Gard FluoroFree food packaging paper http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-expera-develops-new-grease-gard-fluorofree-food-packaging-paper-5744267 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsus-expera-develops-new-grease-gard-fluorofree-food-packaging-paper-5744267 US-based grease resistant paper manufacturer Expera Specialty Solutions has developed a new grease-resistant paper solution, FluoroFree, for the food packaging sector. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clondalkin creates new stand-up pouch for Bayer’s Minigustos vegetable snacks http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsclondalkin-creates-new-stand-up-pouch-for-bayers-minigustos-vegetable-snacks-5743897 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsclondalkin-creates-new-stand-up-pouch-for-bayers-minigustos-vegetable-snacks-5743897 Netherlands’ Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has designed a new stand-up pouch to increase the shelf life of Bayer’s Minigustos snack vegetable brand. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Uflex develops new blister pack from special polyester film http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuflex-develops-new-blister-pack-from-special-polyester-film-5742712 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsuflex-develops-new-blister-pack-from-special-polyester-film-5742712 India’s Uflex has developed a new range of blister packs featuring a special polyester film for use in the cold-formed pharmaceutical packaging industry. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sonoco to buy Peninsula Packaging Companyfor $230m http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newssonoco-to-buy-peninsula-packaging-companyfor-230m-5742728 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newssonoco-to-buy-peninsula-packaging-companyfor-230m-5742728 US-based consumer packaging company Sonoco has entered a definitive agreement to purchase Peninsula Packaging for around $230m. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT M&As this week: Shurtape Technologies, RPC Group http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-shurtape-technologies-rpc-group-5740991 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newsmas-this-week-shurtape-technologies-rpc-group-5740991 US-based Shurtape Technologies  has completed the acquisition of Syntac Coated Products. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tetra Pak to open new closures production facility in Thailand http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newstetra-pak-to-open-new-closures-production-facility-in-thailand-5742707 http://www.packaging-gateway.com/news/newstetra-pak-to-open-new-closures-production-facility-in-thailand-5742707 Tetra Pak has unveiled plans to build a new facility that will produce carton packaging closures at its existing Straws and Strips Plant site in Rayong, Thailand. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT