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Kodiak Targets Paper and Packaging Industries with Acquisition

Kodiak, a supplier of specialty chemicals for the steel, automotive, energy, and aerospace industries, announced the acquisition of Southern Adhesives and Coatings. Kodiak’s second acquisition in 2024, the new acquisition strategically enables the company to target the paper and packaging industries. Kodiak reports that the company continues to grow in specialty niche markets, offering customers […]

The Value Two Pathways Brings for Manufacturing Heat-Sealable Packaging

In the flexible packaging value chain, raw material suppliers, converters, and film producers work to ensure brand owners receive a finished package that meets performance requirements. For heat-sealable packages in particular, there are two pathways to achieve this. Converters can purchase heat-seal adhesive coatings directly from an adhesive supplier and manufacture a finished film themselves; […]

Arkema Buys Dow’s Flexible Packaging Laminating Adhesives Business

Arkema has agreed to acquire Dow’s flexible packaging laminating adhesives business, a leading producer of adhesives for the flexible packaging market, generating annual sales of around $250 million. According to Arkema, the proposed acquisition will significantly expand its portfolio of solutions for flexible packaging, enabling the group to become a key player in the market. […]

Siegwerk Launches Business Unit Dedicated to Functional Coatings for Sustainable Packaging

Siegwerk has established a new business unit dedicated to functional coatings for sustainable packaging innovations. With this extension of its organizational structure, the company underlines its increasing strategic focus towards functional coatings and boosts its position as an enabler of circular packaging solutions across all business units. “In addition to our broad portfolio of renowned […]

FEICA Webinar: Laminating Adhesives Supporting Flexible Packaging Recycling

The FEICA webinar, held April 23, 2024, 10:00-11:00 CET, will explore what laminating adhesives are, outlining their benefits, the way they pass through the recycling processes, and the adhesive industry’s activities to promote the continuous evolution of recyclable adhesive products. The webinar includes opportunities to learn about a pivotal technology in the packaging industry, gaining […]

Fedrigoni Unveils Self-Adhesive Solutions for Compostable Packaging

Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives has developed a new range of compostable self-adhesive materials with the aim of providing high-performance labels for fully compostable packaging. The new product range aligns with the company’s aim to innovate with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of products. Demand is increasing for sustainable packaging, designed in a more responsible way […]

Strategies for Gaining Packaging Efficiencies in Your Supply Chain

Since packaging is typically 10-40% of the retail price of products, there is no doubt it adds up to a relevant factor in product cost and waste. Packaging encompasses product design, prototypes and trials, materials, production, labor, shipping, and recycling and/or disposal. The most proactive companies pay close attention to opportunities to increase packaging efficiencies […]

Sustainability and Smart Technology Drive Trends in Packaging

As the global economy continues to transition towards ecommerce and sustainability, the need for solutions that help packaging suppliers produce more eco-friendly products continues to grow. What are the latest trends in the packaging industry, and what role will adhesives play as packaging providers respond to those trends? These are some of the questions ASI […]

Developing More Sustainable Packaging Materials

Shipping and home deliveries continue to boom as more and more consumers turn to online shopping as their go-to method for purchases. In fact, the Pitney Bowes’ Parcel Shipping Index found 161 billion parcels were shipped in 2022, averaging 441 million parcels a day.1 Our increased reliance on shipping materials highlights a clear need for […]

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