News Ticker – July 16, 2010

Emballage 2010 to focus on Smart (innovative, sustainable) Packaging
Emballage 2010When the biennial French packaging machinery and materials trade fair opens for its four-day run this fall, the theme of “Pack Smart—from the base material to the end product, at all stages of production” will be evident across more than 1,000 exhibits. Upwards of 85,000 packaging professionals are expected to attend Emballage 2010, set for Nov. 22-25 at the Paris Nord Villepinte. The show will cover three pavilions and has dedicated areas for:

  • “PACK INNOVATION”—almost 100 innovations, proposed by the exhibitors and selected by experts, will be presented.
  • “PACK VISION”—conferences, a place for professionals from around the world to meet and swap ideas on design, market innovations, end-user segment initiatives.
  • “PACK DESIGNERS”—space to highlight the marketing, technical and economic roles of packaging design.
  • “EMBALLAGE IN GREEN”—exchanges of ideas and discussions will take place on a TV stage, along with the Recycling Forever exhibition on how to make used packaging a new source of energy and creation. More info

Interfilm Holdings achieves “superior” rating from AIB audit
The distributor of thin-gauge plastic films received its first-ever audit from the American Institute of Baking (AIB); the company’s Greenville, SC, plant scored 900 (out of 1,000) points, gaining a “superior” rating. The AIB audit evaluates the entire production process, from receipt of raw materials through shipment of finished goods. Operational methods, food-safety maintenance systems, cleaning, pest management and food-safety program adequacy comprise specific assessment categories. Interfilm’s goal is to have all of its converting facilities audited by the AIB in the next 12-18 months. The Rancho Cucamonga, CA, site’s audit is scheduled for next month. More info

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