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Road to Discovery for Augmented Reality, Blockchain and Internet of Packaging

Already the Big Brand interest in the new AIPIA Summit of the Americas (4/5 June Jersey City) is demonstrating how much disruptive technologies, such as Blockchain, AR and the Internet of Packaging (IoP), are gaining traction.

VDMA DuP: Interview with Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner of Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG

April 23, 2018 Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG in Rahden, Germany has grown over its 243-year history to become the leading bookbinding machine manufacturer worldwide. Early 2018, the company surprised the industry by selling its gluer binders and bookline business to Müller Martini.

Beverage & Closures 4.0, SACMI to play starring role at Expo Pack Mexico City

Total integration of the cap and preform production process, an integrated modular plant layout that responds to the principles of Industry 4.0 and all its opportunities. SACMI to showcase all this - and more - in Mexico at the industry's biggest 2018 event.  

PulPaper - the top international event for the forest industry takes place in Helsinki

PulPaper is the leading international event in the forest industry’s calendar. It will be held in Helsinki on 29–31 May 2018. The event is a global meeting place where forest industry professionals from around the world will find out about innovations, learn new things and network.

Ipack-Ima 2018 – Sacmi connecting technologies

From complete PET processing lines to new solutions for the chocolate industry (with an eye to bakery products), the complete Sacmi range for the beverage and food sector will be taking centre-stage at FieraMilano  

Sustainability and distinction are drivers for Poland's Cider Lubelski bottle design

How can the natural cider production process be emphasised using sustainable and distinctive on-shelf packaging? This task was recently presented to Ardagh Group and the Spiritus Movens Design Studio in Poland. The result of their work is a new, lightweighted glass bottle with unique embossing designed for Cider Lubelski - the most popular Polish cider from brand owner AMBRA S.A.

The Marchesini Group returns to Ipack Ima with a perfect Combo for the cosmetics market

Pianoro (Bologna) – The Marchesini Group will once again be at Ipack Ima, the food and non food processing and packaging tradeshow, which will take place in Milan from May 29 th to June 1 st . Marchesini’s booth (Hall 4, Booth B14) will be showcasing two stand-alone machines for cosmetics, which is a very important business area for the Group.

Sacmi compression technology leads the way in the Gulf

Group to take part in the fourth edition of Oman Plast, presenting all the latest developments in its CCM, IPS and CBF ranges: cap, PET preform and container- making solutions that have, thanks to cutting-edge technology, won over the global industry's biggest players  

Flexible and secure packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

Wolfertschwenden, 17 April 2018 – At this year's ACHEMA, which takes place from 11 to 15 June in Frankfurt, MULTIVAC will be presenting integrated solutions for packing medical and pharmaceutical products, as well as demonstrating its comprehensive expertise in automation.

Sacmi metal cap solutions in the spotlight at Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific

The fourth edition of the fair, in Guangzhou (China), sees the company play a leading role with its comprehensive metal cap manufacturing and quality control range  

Cartonplast Best Practice for transporting glass, cans and PET-containers

Cartonplast Group (CPL) offers Europe's most successful outsourcing transportation system with plastic layer pads (PLPs) on a rental basis for glass, cans and PET containers. The following CPL best practice examples provide insights into the practice of the work processes of two different companies and show concrete and positive changes.

Novio Packaging is the new holding for Oosterbeek Packaging B.V., Alpha Packaging International B.V., Maer Flexibles B.V., Maer Hong Kong Ltd and FehnPolycap GmbH.

To offer our customers a broader range of services, backed up by improved international effectiveness, the five companies listed above will be joining forces as from today, as Novio Packaging. This combination enables them to offer one another additional support in terms of production, distribution and service provision.  

New Cup is Simply the Best

In partnership with German tool producer Marbach, RPC Bebo has developed a unique thermoformed screw closure system.  

Real-time communication in the Industrial IoT State-of- the-art communication architectures with OPC UA TSN

At this year's Hannover Messe (Hall 9, Booth D33), the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) will demonstrate how interface-free communication can provide seamless connectivity from the sensor layer to the ERP layer and into the cloud. The foundation has already been laid with the companion specification for OPC UA and POWERLINK.  

Manage hardware configurations with ease New software component simplifies management of machine variants

Modular applications can now be implemented even more easily. B&R's new software component, mapp IO, makes it possible to add I/O modules at any time. This can happen before a machine is delivered or even at runtime, thereby greatly simplifying the task of managing variants of machinery and equipment.   Configuring variants

ABB to invest €100 million in global innovation and training campus

€100 million investment shapes ABB’s leadership position in machine and factory automation Investment in the development of the factory of the future to create 1,000 new jobs State-of-the-art innovation and training campus to be built in Eggelsberg, Austria, by 2020

Secure and seamless communication with POWERLINK and OPC UA OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for POWERLINK

An OPC UA companion specification is now available for POWERLINK according to a joint announcement by the OPC Foundation and the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG). The companion specification describes how payload data is exchanged between POWERLINK and any OPC UA platform. The result is integrated communication from the sensor to the cloud – without any interfaces whatsoever.

Uflex launches New Solvent-based Laminating Adhesive for Flexible Packaging

Introduces 2K Solvent-based Polyurethane (PU) High Solids and Low Viscosity Adhesive – FLEXBON 162R/162  

CHINAPLAS promotes safety, precision & smart manufacturing of medical plastics

The market for medical devices, in particular, implantable, is expanding rapidly as economies develop, populations get older, health awareness enhances and support policies strengthen.

Archroma to highlight eco-advanced solutions for enhanced packaging and paper at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018

Visit Archroma at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018, Booth #923, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, USA, April 15-18, 2018 Meet OBA expert Andrew Jackson presenting new Leucophor® ACK at TAPPI's PaperCon New Technology Showcase on April 17, 2018 Join the Archroma team at the TAPPI's 14th Annual Runnability 5k Fun Run/Walk on April 18, 2018  

Antares Vision Introduces ATSFOUR, a Comprehensive, Scalable, Level 4 Track & Trace Solution

Enterprise-level Serialization Software Ecosystem Manages Serialization Data Flow for Pharmaceutical Companies and Contract Manufacturers  

Rondo-Pak Announces Bob Reilley as New COO

Industry Veteran to Oversee N.A. Operations for Leading Manufacturer of Folding Cartons & Printed Components for Healthcare Sector  

Michelman Using PaperCon 2018 to Promote its Collaborative Innovation & Waterborne Functional Coatings to Packaging Value Chain

CINCINNATI, OH (April 5, 2018) – Michelman will introduce PaperCon 2018 attendees to its proven line of waterborne and environmentally responsible functional coating solutions. Their variety of compostable, recyclable and renewable coatings help brand owners increase sustainable practices that reduce waste and utilize fewer raw materials.  

Marchesini Group at Achema 2018: the best of Made in Italy technology on show at the tradeshow in Frankfurt

Pianoro (Bologna) – Preparations are underway for the yearly main event in Frankfurt, Achema. Marchesini’s booth of 800 square meters (Hall 3.1, stand G3) is expected to be one of the busiest at this key German venue.

Specialized formulation by Uflex renders barrier packaging for edible-oil reprocessable

Noida, 06 April 2018: In a big boost to its commitment towards sustainability and circular economy, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has developed a customised formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable.  

Gebo Cermex Wrap-Around Packer Ensures High Speed and Reliability at Frieslandcampina Thailand

FrieslandCampina Thailand, a local branch of the global dairy company, has turned – once again – to Gebo Cermex to install an efficient and cost-effective end-of- line solution, handling its new Foremost plastic bottles, which feature a complex shape.

Global Rigid Plastic Packaging Market: Global Market Trends, 2018-2024

Brandessence Market Research has published a new report titled “Rigid Plastic Packaging Market: Historical and Forecasts by Product Type (Bottles, Tubs, Cups, Trays and Others), Polymer Type (Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS) and Others), by Application

Binder USA Adds M8 12-pin with Gold-plated Contacts to Series 718 & 768 Connectors to Enable OEMs to Save Panel Space

Camarillo, CA – March 2018 – Binder USA, LP, has added the M8 12-pin to their Series 718 & 768 lines of M8 Connectors. The 12 gold-plated contacts allow for more data connections in a small form connector, making it easy to combine multiple connections into one connector to save panel space.

Packaging Connections announces the collaboration with "Linhardt"

New Delhi, India, March 26, 2018 – Packaging Connections announces its collaboration with LINHARDT, one of the leading manufacturers of “tubes and cans” for pharma and cosmetic industries. Linhardt has been constantly introducing innovative concepts supported by proven technologies to offer unique value propositions to pharma and cosmetic industries.

Flex Films develops unique Polyester Film proving that 'Soft is the New Strong'

Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA) 02 April 2018: Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore!

Leanin' Tree Greeting Cards installs a Kluge EHD Foil Stamper

St. Croix Falls, WI March 29, 2018 - Leanin' Tree, 'America's Favorite Greeting Cards', has recently installed a Kluge EHD Foil Stamping, Embossing and Die Cutting Platen Press. The press was fully re-manufactured at the Kluge facility in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin and delivered with Kluge's TRU-TON™ Adjustable Impression System.

Media Advisory: Glenroy Inc. Receives Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for over 50 years, has been recognized by the Flexible Packaging Association with a Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award.

Easy Handligs Bottle Combines Safety and Protection

The 900g Euro Squeeze multilayer polypropylene bottle from RPC Corby has been selected by leading Greek food manufacturer Provil SA for its new Sandwich Creams range of sauces for the foodservice sector.  

KAMA workflow for print 4.0 : Machine manufacturer links postpress for job printing and packaging

Dresden, 27 March 2018 – More than 80 participants from eight countries visited the Open House of KAMA GmbH for Eastern Europe and Germany from 13 to 15 March in Dresden, including numerous job printers and well-known manufacturers from the high-quality packaging sector.

Small Sachets by Uflex pack a Big Punch at FPA and AIMCAL Awards 2018

Noida, 27 March 2018: One of the reasons why Uflex is at the Helm while its Founder, Chairman & Managing Director Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi revered as the Father of the Indian Flexible Packaging Industry is the fact that the concept of sachet packs in India was introduced by him back in the mid-eighties.

Discover Smart Manufacturing, Innovative Materials, Green Solutions for Electrical & Electronics Industries at CHINAPLAS 2018

Unceasing news and discussions on 5G communication, autopiloting, drones, health care issues and smart cities keep attracting our attention. As high-end manufacturing gains momentum, smartphone technology innovations are designed unflaggingly.

Constantia Flexibles acquires Indian packaging group

Constantia Flexibles Group has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in the Indian film-based laminates producer Creative Polypack Limited. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks, pending regulatory approvals.  

Cosmo Films bags prestigious SAP HANA Visionary Award

New Delhi, 23 March 2018: Cosmo Films Limited has recently bagged the prestigious SAP HANA Visionary Award for the year 2018 for embracing the leading cloud technology and harnessing and unlocking its true potential. Cosmo Films is a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and Industrial applications.  

World Wide Packaging Hires Gary Myer as AVP Global Packaging Engineer

New Hire Brings Extensive Experience with Materials & Processes Inherent to Cosmetic Packaging Industry  

Michelman Unleashes Pack Ready for Labels at Dscoop Dallas 2018

CINCINNATI, OH (March 22, 2018) – Michelman is expanding its portfolio of DigiPrime® and DigiGuard® brands to include technology that enhances chemical, mechanical, thermal, and water resistance for pressure-sensitive labels. This is part of the launch of the HP Indigo Pack Ready for Labels to be used with the newly released HP Indigo 6900 digital press.

Dispenser is the Natural Choice

Probiotic specialist Yun Probiotherapy is using the Magic Star airless dispenser and Vario overcap from RPC Bramlage for its revolutionary range of unique treatments for personal care and common to more severe skin concerns.  

Marchesini Group at FCE Pharma and Expopack: pharmaceutical blister and cartridges packaging machines rule the South American trade fairs

Pianoro (Bologna) – Just before the summer break from its agenda of trade fairs, the Marchesini Group will be taking part in two of the most important packaging venues in Brazil and Mexico. Starting with FCE Pharma, from May 22nd to 24th, at the São Paulo Expo Center and shortly after, from June 5th to 8th  

MULTIVAC looks back on a successful 2017 and continues on the path of growth

Wolfertschwenden, 21 March 2018 - As part of a press breakfast at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, MULTIVAC looked back on a successful 2017 and presented its strategy for 2018, which also included a catalogue of measures for supporting the EU's Plastics Strategy.  

Co-located PackPlus South & PrintFair set the visitor numbers soaring!

With a footfall of over ten thousand unique visitors, South India’s largest packaging Show- PackPlus South’18, set another benchmark as the most attended packaging show in the South. The four day show concluded successfully along with PrintFair on 12 th March at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. With 250+ exhibitors, 150+ live demos the visitors had much to partake.  

Sanpellegrino turns to sidel to increase performance, hygiene and production capicity

Sidel has supplied two Sidel Matrix™ Combis to the Sanpellegrino plant in Ruspino, Italy, to help increase production capacity of its famous sparkling mineral water. Sidel Matrix is the most powerful solution to date in terms of performance, flexibility, cost savings and sustainability.  

The importance of good customer relations

Consumerism is constantly changing with the times. These days, when customers contact a company they have already visited its website and know what they want. So your level of quality, service and advice needs to really stand out.

Constantia Flexibles invests in new technology at Vietnamese plant

Constantia Flexibles Group is investing in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary in Vietnam to expand its product portfolio. Ho Chi Minh City-based Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. will install a new printing machine and a laminator that represent a single-digit million euro investment.  

Small is beautiful for new closure

A new 19mm tube closure from RPC Zeller Plastik Zell is the first standard push-on flip-top hinge tube closure (HTC) of such a small size.   Aimed at cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, the new-size polypropylene closure extends RPC Zeller’s existing Supersoft range with a solution that offers both aesthetic and consumer-convenience benefits.  

Unmatched efficiency with high-speed diverters : B&R presents flexible transport system at Hannover Messe

B&R's new flexible transport system is designed to deliver ultimate production effectiveness – from mass production down to batches of one. Playing a pivotal role in making this possible are the system's purely electromagnetic diverters, which are able to divide and merge product flows at full production speed.

B&R expands Gilgenberg site : Automation specialist invests in production, office space and logistics

B&R is investing in its Gilgenberg site, located a few kilometers from the B&R headquarters in Eggelsberg. The expansion adds new offices, training rooms and production space. A new logistics hall has also been opened at the site.  

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