DS Smith supports the first virtual tree-planting initiative in the country. DS Smith has engaged with the Romanian association “Viitor Plus – Asociația pentru dezvoltare durabilă” to donate 1,500 boxes made of recycled cardboard. The boxes are used for shipment of planting kits for the local ‘Adopt a tree’ initiative. As part of the this initiative tree-planting kits are distributed and delivered at the doorstep of each donor. Each delivered kit will include seven trees, planting instructions and access to a Facebook community organized by the association that is focused on the protection of natural resources. The donors will decide where to plant the trees and will share their experience on social media.
Amcor’s Flexibles North America business today announced the installation of a seven-layer blown film line.
Amcor’s new machine will produce the company’s recently launched proprietary AmPrima™ PE Plus ultra-clear and heat resistance films. The AmPrima line uses machine-direction orientation technology to produce films that can run at speeds that competitors are unable to match in a recycle-ready solution.
These films enable customers to shift to recycle-ready solutions without compromise on performance, product appearance or manufacturing throughput. AmPrima is part of Amcor’s growing portfolio of responsible packaging solutions. In the U.S., when clean and dry, AmPrima can be collected for recycling curbside where available or through existing in-store drop-off locations. These solutions also are prequalified for the How2Recycle® label, which saves customers time, cost and reduces risk in development.
The AmPrima line represents another meaningful step forward against Amcor’s effort to make all its products recyclable or reusable by 2025. Amcor continues to enhance its leadership position in responsible packaging solutions with a keen focus on addressing end-of-life and reducing waste in the environment.
“This move enhances our ability to grow our AmPrima product line,” said AFNA President Fred Stephan. “The integration of this technology is an important example of how we’re leaning into our commitment to satisfy customer demand for more sustainable solutions.”
Production teams at Amcor Flexibles North America (AFNA) Oshkosh Converter Films have completed first runs on the new AmPrima line. Amcor expects full production capability by the end of June.