Packaging Containers

South African Container Maker Sold
ALPLA Group acquired the lubricants division of the South African packaging manufacturer Verigreen on July 7. Photo courtesy of ALPLA Group

South African Container Maker Sold

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Austria-based Alpla Group, a global plastic packaging and recycling specialist, acquired last month the lubricants divis ...

The Search for Package Recycling Solutions

The Search for Package Recycling Solutions

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

What becomes of that empty bottle of motor oil after it has been emptied? In the United States, chances are it will fin ...

Spotlight on Packaging

Spotlight on Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Form, Functionality and a Greener Focus From the bag-in-a-box and the anti-glug bottle to the plastic pouch and tetr ...

SK Extends Use of Recycled Containers

SK Extends Use of Recycled Containers

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

SK Lubricants said Wednesday that it has begun making containers from recycled plastics for its top-selling automotive l ...

A Glimpse at the Future of Packaging

A Glimpse at the Future of Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

A market survey helps elucidate potential growth areas and trends shaping packaging for the lubricants sector.

Spotlight on Packaging

Spotlight on Packaging

Lubes'n'Greases - July 31, 2020

Packaging is paramount, and rather than relying on standard drums, containers and totes, brand owners are looking for un ...

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The End of the Engine Oil Bottle?

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Its no secret that electric vehicles pose a growing threat to the lubes industry. Odds are lube packaging wont escape th ...

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SPOTLIGHT ON PACKAGING

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Lubricant and grease packagers have been tasked with developing new solutions that cater to increasing environmental, re ...

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The Whats What of Waste

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

Leftover product often clings to the insides of industrial containers after theyve been drained. Definitions of empty va ...

Drum Prices Normalize After Steel Tariffs

Drum Prices Normalize After Steel Tariffs

Lube Report Americas - February 20, 2019

Tariffs imposed on lubricants and lubricant additives traded between the United States and China have made an obvious im ...

Packaging Demand Growth Forecast for Asia

Packaging Demand Growth Forecast for Asia

Lube Report Asia - June 22, 2018

A recent report by Global Market Insights predicts demand for lubricant packaging in Asia-Pacific will grow at a compoun ...

Sub-Saharan Africa Flexitank Market Growing

Sub-Saharan Africa Flexitank Market Growing

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 19, 2018

When margins are tight and currency is scarce, base oil traders often look for ways to cut costs. One place to look is f ...

Can You Handle It?

Can You Handle It?

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 19, 2018

There is more to plant management than having the capacity to satisfy demand. Operators must also physically move materi ...

Vintage Cars Create Oil Niche

Vintage Cars Create Oil Niche

Lube Report EMEA - April 10, 2018

Rising numbers of classic cars are creating a growing market for engine oils designed specifically for their lubrication ...

Gagging the Glug

Gagging the Glug

Lubes'n'Greases - February 16, 2018

Some marketers have finally banished glugging, the messy scourge that plagues DIY oil changers.

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SPOTLIGHT ON PACKAGING

Lubes'n'Greases - February 15, 2018

A container can influence everything from consumer decisions to warehouse handling, shipping costs, safety and more. Pac ...

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Pack a Punch with Pouches

Lubes'n'Greases - February 20, 2017

Plastic motor oil containers reign on the shelves, but flexible pouches are boxing clever with a fresh look and reduced ...