If you have an innovative product offering or proposed solution that will make packaging more sustainable across the entire value chain, there is no better forum than Sustainability in Packaging to showcase it to the people in the industry that make things happen.
Companies who sponsored or exhibited at Sustainability in Packaging US 2020 included:
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services.
The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 50,000 Amcor people generate US$13 billion in sales from operations that span about 250 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC
Aptar Beauty + Home is a solution partner of packaging delivery systems and dispensing system to the Beauty, Personal Care and Home Care markets.
Our Beauty + Home business organization focused by application fields enables us to anticipate
global and local market expectations, to provide brand differentiation to our customers and value-added convenience for end-users.
We serve our customers with regional Sales and Manufacturing organization covering Europe,
North and South America and Asia representing 47 sites located in 17 countries.
At BASF, we create chemistry that makes packaging more sustainable. Our leading portfolio of solutions helps our customers improve their environmental footprint without sacrificing performance. Whether it’s saving time and money in paper production, or water-based inks and coatings that increase the sustainability and functionality of food, flexible, and paper & paperboard packaging, BASF offers customers innovative, sustainable solutions to help advance their formulations.
We’re a group of biotechnology experts who develop, test and commercialize quality, eco-friendly, internationally certified, and competitively priced biopolymers to help companies migrate from petroleum-based polymers to sustainable, plant-based resins. Our bio-resins range from bio-based to compostable grades and are compatible with conventional plastics machinery for film extrusion, injection and thermoformed applications.
We provide sustainable packaging solutions for film, thermoformed and injection applications for (but not limited to) the retail, agriculture, food service and consumer goods industries. We also have a variety of finished goods including: tableware, cutlery, bags, films and other products.
Our bio-based materials have many advantages over fossil-based resins:
Yield: Our bio-resins are lightweight and result in a lighter finished product able to withstand a conventional plastics performance.
Compatibility and processability: Our bio-resins can easily be processed by conventional plastic machinery.
Cost savings and lower carbon footprint: As our bio-resins are processed by conventional plastics machinery at lower temperatures settings, we help companies save energy costs and lower the carbon emission footprint.
Compliance with international standards and certifications: Our technologies are certified to support our bio-base content claims (Eurofins EN 14045 and ASTM 6866-16) and composability claims (Eurofins EN 14045, ASTM 6400 and TUV OK Compost.)
At Danimer Scientific, we are helping brand owners and converters meet their sustainability goals by utilizing our Nodax PHA technology. This new family of PHA polymers provides an innovative and cost-effective solution for single-use food packaging. Nodax PHA is certified to biodegrade in home and industrial composts, marine, freshwater and soil environments. It is also certified as biodegradable in both aerobic and anaerobic environments.
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is a $13 billion business that combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide geographic reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver sustainable solutions, products and applications for multiple plastics and adhesives markets. The business focuses on high growth market segments in flexible and rigid food packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging, personal hygiene and medical products, and adhesive applications.
With 3900 employees, 48 plants and 28 sites spread across 16 countries, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is the largest polyethylene producer in the world, and is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on solutions for better packaging.
Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as agriculture, transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries.
About Eastman in the circular economy: In 2019, Eastman became the first company to begin commercial-scale chemical recycling for a broad set of waste plastics that would otherwise be landfilled or, worse, wind up in the environment. Eastman Advanced Circular Recycling technologies will be able to process waste plastics traditional mechanical recycling methods cannot—including polyesters, polypropylene, polyethylene, and polystyrene—derived from a variety of sources, including single-use plastics, textiles, and carpet. These technologies provide a true circular solution of endless recycling for materials, allowing them to be reused repeatedly.
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analogue to digital imaging. We are passionate about fuelling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)
We provide corrugated packaging industry an ecosystem of solutions that include the most advanced single-pass inkjet printer for corrugated as well as EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite, the industry’s only end-to-end corrugated workflow solution that integrates manufacturing, business and production processes.
Evergreen Packaging, is a global leader in creating plant-based food and beverage paper packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness, brand distinction and supply chain confidence. Our products are manufactured globally in facilities in the US, Asia, Central America and the Middle East/North Africa. Fiber used in our products comes from forests in the US where responsible forestry practices are used and where overall growth exceeds harvest.
Futamura Chemical Company Limited was established in Japan in 1947. The family owned business grew from strength to strength based on a philosophy of producing products that serve both its nation and society. The company has continued its commitment to this goal to the present day and has grown a reputation built on integrity and ethical behavior. Futamura maintained leadership positions in the Japanese domestic markets of polypropylene, cellulose films and activated carbon as well as growing in export markets with its leading brands Pearl and Taiko. Today, Futamura has grown its global footprint to include manufacturing facilities in both Asia, Europe and the Americas and is the global leader of sustainable cellulose films for the packaging market, including the renowned NatureFlex™ compostable films and Cellophane™ brands. As the global leader for renewable and compostable packaging films and cellulose casings, Futamura is dedicated to providing high quality specialty products that enhance the lives of the people who use them. Our commitment to safety, R&D and customer service has led to ethical and sustainable partnerships ranging from niche specialty producers through to the world’s largest brand owners.
Golden Arrow is committed to sustainability and innovation by creating total packaging solutions that utilize renewable materials and environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes. Through socially responsible practices that reduce impact, Golden Arrow creates packaging products that foster environmental stewardship without compromising luxury or unique branding.
The HP Graphics Solutions Business is a technology enabler for brand owners to communicate in a different way. From packaging to signage and decoration, the HP mission is to reinvent print delivering transformational customer experiences in a connected world.
Almost everything can be digitally printed. HP is the world’s #1 supplier of digital presses with some 8000 digital printing presses and well over 1 million large format printers installed around the world.
Using solutions from HP DesignJet, HP Latex, HP PageWide XL, HP Indigo, HP PageWide Industrial, and HP Specialty Printing Systems, print service providers can create output ranging from personalized direct mail pieces and high-end fine art reproductions to point-of-sale posters and super-wide building wraps.
We have a large range of customer types, including commercial printers, packaging converters, repro-houses and print shops and AEC in SMB and in enterprise.
From publishing to packaging, decoration to display, marketing collateral to photography and more, we’re transforming possibilities for brands. Creative expression has never been quicker, or more sustainable.
Through our global network of experts, Intertek provides comprehensive industry leading packaging solutions through our Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to industries ranging from food contact (migration testing and NIAS), polymers & plastics, industrial & consumer products, cosmetics, medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and many others.
Additionally, in response to emerging trends in e-commerce and the consumer demand for sustainable products and packaging, Intertek supports development, measurement and reporting that meets sustainable packaging claims. This includes rethinking package design, carbon footprinting, recycled content, extended producer responsibility, and evaluation of environmental impacts through the life cycle of the package. From raw materials to disposal, Intertek can determine the environmental impact of a package and inform decision-making.
Kuraray offers a complete product range of high barrier polymers for various packaging formats. Versatile EVAL™ EVOH resin adds value by extending the shelf life of packaged food. PLANTIC™ sheet provides a barrier with high bio-based content, reducing the environmental impact of both food and packaging waste.
Kuraray is a world leader in specialty chemicals and functional materials. Kuraray transforms materials for the future and for the ever-changing world. We are committed to developing materials that deliver quality and value while helping our customers differentiate themselves from their competition.
Kuraray has offices located around the world with production facilities in Germany, Singapore, Japan and two facilities in the United States.
Lifecycles is the owner and developer of world leading packaging LCA software PIQET.
PIQET (Packaging Quick Evaluation Tool) allows companies and organisations to undertake an environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of existing and new packaging designs.
Designed to be intuitive and easy to use, an assessment can be undertaken in 30 minutes.
PIQET now includes indicators of circular economy performance, tracks marine litter potential as well as traditional indicators such as climate change, energy, water and pollution-based indicators. Critically, PIQET allows for a quick and/or detailed assessment of product waste, including food waste arising from the supply chain.
Lifecycles has 20 years’ experience in the area of assessing the sustainability of packaging.
We also provide LCA consulting across all parts of the supply chain, LCA and circular economy training and customised tool development.
For more information about Lifecycles and PIQET, please contact Tim@lifecycles.com.au.
Passive insulated shipping containers are the most widely used, cost-effective ways to efficiently transport life-saving therapies that require temperature controlled packaging.
Our engineers and thermal scientists develop innovative packaging solutions that meet the most rigorous of profiles from around the world. With over 30 years of temperature controlled packaging design and manufacturing experience, we offer hundreds of off-the-shelf solutions across a wide variety of material types, temperature ranges, and durations.
EPS, ePUR™, PUR, VIPs, and Soft Sided Treatment Transporters.
Controlled Room Temperature 15-25°C, 10-30°C, 2-30°C
24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 96, 120, 144 hour durations
Use our Solution Finder to learn more about our industry leading temperature controlled packaging solutions.
NOVOLEX™ subscribes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to sustainable packaging known as Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). We also recognize that packaging sustainability must encompass a full lifecycle approach to prevent hidden environmental tradeoffs.
We take pride in quality manufacturing, innovation, use of recycled content and low impact substrates, energy and logistics efficiency projects, and other innovations that are a huge part of the NOVOLEX™ culture. Industry leading innovations such as the “Gray is the New Green” recycled content plastic retail bag, EcoCraft’s low impact foodservice packaging, DublLife’s 100% recycled content paper retail bags, X-Liner’s recycled content can liners, and other products help to reduce negative impact before our products leave the factory.
Market (Product) Sustainability
Quality packaging reduces waste from damage, spoilage, or other factors and is why market sustainability is one of the most important aspects of packaging sustainability. Properly designed packaging reduces waste caused by excessive packaging. NOVOLEX™ engineers work closely with our customers and markets to understand how we can best make packaging that reduces product waste while helping to grow a sustainable economy.
End of Life Sustainability–NOVOLEX™ packaging always has an end of life plan. No matter if our products are paper or plastic, we are continually looking at ways to make more of them recyclable or compostable so that we can facilitate reduction of packaging going to landfills. Our Bag-2-Bag® recycling program was the industry’s first closed loop recycling program for plastic retail bags. We continue to support bag and film recycling with two recycling centers in Indiana and Wisconsin. Eco-Products brand is recognized as one of the packaging industry leaders in compostable foodservice offerings.
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite. Omya's major markets: Forest products (paper, board and tissue), Polymers, Building Materials (paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives and construction), Life Sciences (food, feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, environment and agriculture). Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya is in more than 180 locations, over 50 countries with 8,000 employees.
ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. ORBIS Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Menasha Corporation. With more than 160 years of material handling expertise and 60 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze its customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability
Langgeng Jaya Group was established in 2006 which consists of 2 sub-companies: PT Langgeng Jaya Plastindo and PT Langgeng Jaya Fiberindo. Our companies focus in making and developing products from post-consumer plastic material to end products with a similar quality with virgin material. Our current products are: rPET Flakes, PP-LDPE-HDPE- PET Pellets, rPET & rPP Woven Bags & super sacks, shopping bags, PSF (Polyester Staple Fiber), Non-Woven Needle Punch, Padding & High-Density Padding, Spunbond, Strapping Band, and PVD (Prefabricated Vertical Drain). We believe there is endless possibility in plastic recycling.
PTTMCC is strategic joint venture between PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC) and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). The PTTMCC team is passionate corporation between two globally reputable driving forces in the field of energy and petrochemical. PTTMCC is determined to become the global representative of compostable bioplastic material with fast tracking solution for customers to enjoy our vast possibilities in application. PTTMCC takes pleasure in synergizing advantageous green attributes into your products. Our success lies in your success of having a sustainable business with sustainable products. BioPBSTM is revolutionary in its two-fold bio properties. Being essentially bio-based, BioPBSTM excels in biodegradability and compostability, providing green non-process changing solution to achieve better results in your manufacturing needs. BioPBS are certified as biodegradable in soil, OK Compost and OK compost Home by TÜV Austria and are certified bio-based by DIN Certco. BioPBS has been complied EU10/2011, FCN and JHOSPA food regulation. In the application, BioPBS can be used in wide range application for instance paper coated cup and tray, barrier packaging, coffee capsule, fiber, mulch films, and injection molding application such as agricultural clips, toys, electronics, etc. For more information, please email email@example.com.
SGS-IPS Testing serves clients as an independent testing lab for the nonwovens, personal care products, medical supply, pulp and paper, corrugated, food and packaging industries. Key skills include: analytical chemistry, physical testing, fiber science and microscopy, defect analysis, flushability, quality control, reverse engineering, regulatory, recyclability and repulpability, and sustainability testing.
Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 33 countries and with revenue of €8.6 billion in 2017. We are located in 21 countries in Europe, and 12 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.
With our pro-active team, we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.
Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
At Tembo, we believe in technology to meet consumers’ demands and make the world a better place. Therefore we have built a high-end paper straw producing platform to replace the use of plastic straws: Tembo Paper.
Highest quality biodegradable paper straws
The Tembo Paper platform produces the highest quality and most sustainable, biodegradable paper straws available, worldwide. The platform is equipped for production in high volume with high precision. The Tembo Paper spiraling technology guarantees the most cost effective and zero-failure output.
Buy large quantities of white label paper straws
To eliminate the use of plastic straws, Tembo builds its own high-quality biodegradable paper straw production sites. Companies in the food service industry and other bulk straw-consuming companies can order paper straws in their own design.
Tembo Paper also embraces the circular economy concept. We are producing white-label paper straws with minimum waste and by minimizing the use of glue and paper. Our production facilities are powered by sustainable energy, sourced for example by solar panels on the roof.
Your own paper straw production line
To speed up the production of paper straws, we are building partnerships with companies that have strong logistic systems or networks. As a partner, Tembo Paper will supply the paper straw production line to your site and offers its know-how in paper straws. Together we can provide as many biodegradable paper straws as needed to replace the use of plastic straws completely.
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since our start in 1951, we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing, packaging and service solutions for the food and beverage industry.
Building on this legacy, today Tetra Pak is on the leading edge, delivering new technologies that connect the food industry across the entire value chain. We know connectivity is the key to unlocking almost limitless opportunities while creating a more sustainable world.
Premium synthetic substrate for print, package, label and design applications. YUPO is 100% recyclable, waterproof and tree-free, with attributes and properties that make it the perfect solution for a variety of marketing, design, packaging and labeling needs.