Graphic Packaging International (GPI), a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products, won the prestigious Folding Carton of the Year award at the 2018 Paperboard Packaging Council's carton competition, held on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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PRINTECH. Presenting the 2019 calendar of exhibitions in emerging South-East Asian marketsCreating opportunities for converting companies in packaging exhibitions taking place in emerging South-East Asian countries: this is the mission of PRINTECH, the brand – and format – created by Acimga in partnership with UBM Allworld. This industry-focused approach promotes dialogue with the business community, consistently with the policy pursued by the Italian manufacturers association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry.

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Not one week passes where we are not exposed to news about e-commerce developments. In 2017, an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online and the trend is accelerating and expanding into new goods which till now mainly relied on traditional retail – e.g. frozen food and home decoration.

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100% of the Family Company's Plastic Packaging to be Recyclable, Reusable or Compostable by 2025
Today, SC Johnson is announcing a series of commitments to further reduce its own plastic footprint, by boosting recycled plastic content in its packaging, supporting reuse of plastic bottles through concentrated refills, and launching an effort to make Ziploc® bags recyclable at curbside.

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Ettlinger, part of Maag and Dover (NYSE: DOV), will show high-performance solutions in the field of melt filtration involving different levels of contamination at the Fakuma 2018 trade fair, taking place October 16-20, 2018, in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The exhibit will focus particularly on Ettlinger's ECO filter systems, which were originally developed for compounding and filtering gels and agglomerates, but are also very popular in PET applications for removing aluminum, paper, silicone or PVC from bottle regrind. ECO melt filters are now available with a 60µm screen size, and together with the ERF filter series – the version for higher contaminant levels – this product family enhances the Maag Group's broad portfolio, which also includes pumps, strand and underwater pelletizing systems and pulverizers.

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