Sealed Air Corporation announced that it is implementing a price increase of 2.5 – 5.0% for the majority of its Food Care division’s products in Europe, Middle East and Africa with the exception of Switzerland and the United Kingdom who received price increases earlier in the year. The increase will be effective January 1, 2018. “The price adjustment is the result of escalation of notable increases in the Company’s raw materials costs including a 19% rise in the price of polyethylene, a 16% rise in nylon and a 35% rise in polystyrene as well as other non-materials costs such as power, labor and transportation in the range of 1-4%,” said Karl R. Deily, President of Sealed Air Food Care division. “Despite the necessary price changes, we are working to minimize the impact to our customers while delivering them the same high level of value and innovation.” The price changes include an increase on all shrink bags, rollstock products, food films and vertical pouch packaging.
DS Smith Tecnicarton will be present once again at EMPACK2019, which will be held in Oporto on 18 and 19 September and will showcase its latest innovations in industrial packaging.
The company, which will be located in booth E30, will show, together with other companies of the DS Smith Group, the different solutions of custom-made and multi-material packaging as a representation of the variety of designs and innovations that the company can develop.
In this sense, during the days of the Fair, Tecnicarton will exhibit different packaging solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, among others, such as the reusable Tecnipack® containers. These include a range of packaging made of plastic or corrugated cardboard, high capacity and foldable, specially designed for round trip circuits. The materials used for their internal conditioning guarantee the protection of the pieces, adapting to the needs of the product and thus offering the possibility of transporting as many pieces as possible per package.
Within the line of reusable solutions, Tecnicarton will have a development of metal rack, specific for internal use between plants and with different types of conditioning, depending on the needs of the product to be transported. This transit packaging is designed to speed up the work of supplying materials in the production lines. The innovation of this design lies in the possibility of changing the entire interior packaging and replacing it with another according to the needs of the parts.