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Ideon Packaging Acquired By GLBC, a Leading Canadian Packaging Manufacturer

Packaging leaders enter a new phase of focused growth to accelerate innovation and values-based leadership

May 1, 2020, (Vancouver, BC) --  Great Little Box Company (GLBCand Ideon Packaging today announce the coming together of two aligned organizations in one of the most significant acquisitions the industry has seen in recent years.  The acquisition of Ideon by GLBC - an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions since 1982 - brings together two independent and locally owned businesses with a shared focus on quality, innovation, people and culture.   Ideon, a fast-growing leader in custom packaging, had grown to excel and differentiate in a competitive landscape.   As both organizations enter the second generation of leadership, talks of uniting began in late 2019. 

Read more: GLBC and Ideon - Better Together Press Release  

MCALLEN, Texas (May 4, 2020)Fox Packaging™ is proud to announce membership into two outstanding sustainability programs, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and How2Recyle®, a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. With these alliances, Fox Packaging highlights their drive toward innovative and sustainable packaging which performs mindfully in protection of fresh produce, communities, and our environment.

“In being a leader in flexible packaging specific to fresh produce, we have a sincere sense of urgency to actionable improvement of packaging systems, materials management, and recycling while maintaining our most crucial mission – protect fresh food and contribute to lifespan extension,” said Keith Fox, President of Fox Packaging. “To best contribute to this circular economy and encourage the continual use of resources, we found it important to join the How2Recycle® program through the SPC in support of a universal recycling language, reducing unclear label confusion and greenwashing. The How2Recycle® label system addresses all material and component types and increases the likelihood of material being properly recycled.”

Through the SPC, membership organizations can collaborate in educating buyers and consumers to broaden the understanding of sustainable packaging and what meaningful improvements in packaging can be.

“In many ways, plastic flexible packaging is being challenged. In approaching this industry transition, we wanted to align ourselves alongside like-minded businesses who are leading these sustainability conversations,” said Fox. “By joining the SPC and implementing How2Recycle® best practices, we are being transparent in our product offerings and in our overall sustainability efforts. Currently, the majority of our products are recyclable through in-store drop off programs, but this is not an end-all solution. Research and development for sustainable solutions will continue, as we progress in navigating our materials and packaging design.”

By joining these organizations, Fox Packaging intends to be a transparent, thought-leader who provides reasonable sustainable solutions. To learn more about Fox Packaging, please visit or to connect with an associate to review your packaging, email


May 5, 2020

Atlas Copco Compressors has bundled some of its most popular air and nitrogen offerings into five convenient packages to facilitate easier ordering and financing. Suitable for multiple industries, the new packages are being offered in an effort to help customers take advantage of some incredible finance rates, in addition to helping customers who might be suffering with or concerned about the reported national shortage of CO2.

In many industries, nitrogen can replace CO2 for inerting, bottling and purging — not only significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also saving up to 70% on monthly costs. A recent case study published by Atlas Copco and based on a brewery in the state of Washington highlights the benefits that can be realized by moving to on-site nitrogen for several key processes. It also outlines a solution that can eliminate up to two-thirds of the average annual costs of using CO2 for the same processes.

Through Atlas Copco’s nitrogen initiative, customers have the potential to save significant amounts of money every month, with zero limitations on the amount of nitrogen they can produce and use. After five years, the nitrogen generators are wholly owned, and the monthly payment would be zero. Additionally, by utilizing nitrogen over CO2, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by dozens of metric tons annually.

“In the current situation, we have focused on packages that can add value to the bottom line from day one,” stated Paul Humphreys, Vice President of Communications and Branding at Atlas Copco. “With the new finance plans, we are working to ensure that the monthly savings are always greater than the monthly payments, providing positive cash flow from the start.”

This is all possible thanks to the latest editions to Atlas Copco’s full nitrogen generation range. The cost-effective NGMs 1–3 range features membrane technology and offers a highly efficient, compact and simple on-site solution for low-flow N2 requirements, with the added benefits of minimal maintenance and operational costs. There are three models in the new NGMs range, and each can be wall-mounted to save coveted space and provide a fit even in small facilities.

The NGMs generators boast an extremely fast start-up time, taking only a few seconds to produce nitrogen at the outlet. This results in maximum uptime assurance and a continuous availability of nitrogen 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, the generator offers zero performance loss at high ambient temperatures, along with very low service requirements.

The generators are supplied as an all-in-one, integrated package complete with filters. Fitted with pressure gauges to ensure accurate system monitoring at all times, the ready-to-use units are housed in a fully enclosed protective canopy. No specialist installation or commissioning is required — only a supply of dry compressed air. Optional features include an oxygen sensor and an economizer valve set — which uses two differential pressure valves to cut off the nitrogen supply to avoid wasting power and can lead to a dramatic increase in savings.

The packages also include Atlas Copco’s range of oil-injected screw air compressors, which offer high efficiency, low noise and small footprint to ensure the packages can be fitted just about anywhere. More information can be found on this link


LANSING, W.Va. – May 4, 2020 – Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™, reports its installed base is expanding beyond its traditional wastewater treatment and grease trap waste hauling sectors and into the biodiesel production, anaerobic digestion, food processing and water reclamation industries. As the leading clean technology in commercial Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) separation, the Greasezilla hydronic thermal separation system is increasingly becoming a “front-end” processing technology across 6 clean technology verticals. 

Communities from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and around the globe are seeking a workable solution to help them combat FOG to protect their water infrastructure and meet environmental goals. Greasezilla is the leading, purely ecological solution to manage the overabundance of FOG created from commercial and industrial food production facilities worldwide. 

Greasezilla is transforming the way FOG waste is handled in communities across the globe. This one-of-a-kind system can separate up to 40,000 gallons of raw grease trap waste per day generating a 10-20 times return in tipping fee profits, without any added costs for additives, additional processing, blending or fossil fuels. After the separation process is complete, the Brown Grease (advanced biofuel (ABF)) offtake is pumped into holding tanks to be sold on the commodity markets. The remaining water is pasteurized and nearly free of all suspended solids and safe for discharge into a wastewater treatment facility. Greasezilla is highly efficient and extremely profitable process, operating on only 5% of the ABF it produces with further incentives of being a low carbon emitter. 

Greasezilla is having a positive impact across a variety of industry sectors. 

Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Municipalities are installing Greasezilla systems to help their publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) handle grease and better prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). Placed upstream of treatment facilities, Greasezilla separates FOG into its basic elements, sending the water back to the treatment center headworks. With fewer blockages and equipment repair, annual operations and maintenance budgets for facilities are more stable and predictable. Facilities also generate revenue from tipping fees and the sale of Greasezilla’s advanced biofuel offtake. 

At the forefront of this movement within the past year, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District selected Greasezilla as the FOG separation technology for its Nansemond Treatment plant in Virginia. 

Independent Haulers: A dire shortage of FOG processing solutions and centers limit disposal options for haulers, leaving them to drive long distances in order to dump their loads. Independent haulers are turning to Greasezilla to help them dispose of the vast amounts of grease trap waste they collect from commercial foodservice businesses. By investing in the system, haulers solve their own grease disposal challenges as well as gain tipping revenue from other haulers. Systems are slated for Chicago, New Orleans and Atlanta. 

Biodiesel Production: Greasezilla’s low moisture, high FFA Brown Grease offtake is an ideal feedstock for biodiesel conversion. Instead of purchasing materials needed for the feedstock, biodiesel plants can generate their own. The Greasezilla system adds additional profitability to biodiesel production facilities by generating high-quality feedstock in-house from materials that haulers will pay to unload. New systems are slated for Connecticut and Georgia. 

Anaerobic Digestion: Anaerobic digestion is often utilized for FOG disposal but balancing the biology and input stream is essential. The batter layer from FOG is excellent for digesters if the quality of the organic waste can be managed. Greasezilla’s FOG separation process manages those input characteristics, providing a balanced feedstock for digesters. Systems are slated for Washington and California. 

Water Reclamation: As a pretreatment process, Greasezilla benefits water reclamation organizations looking to recover water for use in irrigation or groundwater recharge. Since grease trap waste consists of 95 percent water that can be extracted by Greasezilla, it is a readily available source for water reclamation technology. A new system is slated for Texas. 

Food Processors: The newest application of Greasezilla is in the food processing industry, where FOG can be processed at its source, instead of hauling it to other locations for processing and disposal. Greasezilla recently introduced a flexible, modular system configuration to accommodate remote and large-scale food production facilities. The new modular Greasezilla system can be placed at any large-scale collection point. Designed for both interior and exterior placement, the modular Greasezilla FOG separation system is scalable in 10,000-gallon increments, with a new system slated for Massachusetts.


Glen Arm, MD (April 30, 2020)— As a leading global provider of innovative solutions to the corrugated industry, SUN Automation Group® remains fully operational, offering on-site, remote and online diagnostic, repairs, surveys, assessments, troubleshooting and more for Latitude Machinery Corporation (LMC) equipment, SUN/Langston equipment and other OEMs machinery to support its customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

As SUN and the rest of the corrugated industry continues to face tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis, SUN is providing customers with all the support they need, without interruption and with no service plan needed. This commitment to service enables customers to stay supported and run optimally during this critical time when box-making plants are pushed to capacity and the supply chain faces ongoing challenges.

When on-site support is required, SUN’s expert technicians are fully prepared with all necessary personal protective equipment like masks and gloves when the customer requests it and follow rigorous protocols including frequent hand-washing, personal hand sanitizer use, and by utilizing social distancing measures when appropriate. In addition to our own safety measures, all SUN field service technicians are willing and prepared to follow each customer facilities’ safety protocols.

“Our customers are under uncommon production pressures and staffing challenges during these difficult times,” says Greg Jones, Executive Vice President, SUN Automation Group. “We remain more committed than ever to providing them the uninterrupted service and support they demand and deserve,” says Jones.

With a growing staff of service and support technicians around the world, SUN continues to shine, even when so much of the world goes dark. To contact SUN Automation Group day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, please visit


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