US –  Global provider of packaging and display solutions, Truvant has opened a new facility in Indiana, US to support customers from industries including food with secondary and promotional packaging services. 

The new complex features capabilities for kitting, fulfillment, assembly, bundling, shrink wrapping, liquid blending, pouching, blister packaging, e-commerce fulfillment, and more. 

The facility will support customers with manual, automated, and semi-automated processes, allowing for a wide range of scalable contract packaging, contract manufacturing, and supply chain solutions. 

Truvant says that Indianapolis provides a central location from which it can service 75% of the North American market in less than 24 hours. 

“The strategic location of the Indianapolis site will enable us to expand our reach to create a stronger manufacturing network across the US,” said Truvant CEO, Scott Lamb. 

“We are now better equipped than ever to help current and future customers get their products to both retailers and consumers directly in the most efficient way.” 

Encirc decarbonizes glass manufacturing 

Meanwhile in UK, glass bottle manufacturer and bottler Encirc has announced plans to use hydrogen-powered furnaces to produce ultra-low carbon glass bottles. 

According to Encirc, the transition will create about 200 jobs in Cheshire and is in line with its plan to produce carbon neutral glass bottles by 2025.  

The company says that it will use the hydrogen supply from the proposed HyNet North West project in its furnaces to lead the decarbonization of glass packaging. 

According to Encirc, the project has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10 million tonnes every year by 2030. 

“I’m delighted Encirc has announced its ambition to create the first ultra-low carbon glass by 2025 as part of the HyNet North West project,” Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK’s Minister of State for Business, Energy, and Clean Growth, said during a site visit. 

“Working together with government and ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, I’m delighted to see British industries are building back greener, meaning firms can play their part in creating jobs and meeting our ambitious climate commitments.” 

The news comes after Enrcirc – alongside Glass Future – successfully used a biofuel-powered furnace and 100% recycled glass to reduce the carbon footprint of its bottles by up to 90%. 

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