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Constantia Flexibles to expand Polish toppers plant

Constantia Flexibles Group is making a single-digit million euro investment in its toppers plant - Constantia ColorCap - in Rybnik, southern Poland, to cater for growing demand in the dairy industry. The investment in plant infrastructure and new machinery for long runs will almost double the annual capacity.

The Essential choice for Agrochemical Solutions

RPC Promens Montpont has enhanced its containers for the Agrochemicals market to offer one of the most comprehensive ranges that is able to satisfy the varying needs of this diverse sector.  

HERO ESPANA selects SACMI modular labelling

New modular jar labeller purchased and installed at the Spanish facility of well-known preserve producer Hero Group, a player on the European market since 1886. Their purchase decision was based on the outstanding performance and versatility of the Sacmi “plug&play” solution.  

Ardagh Group engages in ‘Touch of’ innovation with Bonduelle

As food brands innovate to meet the evolving needs of their customers, the versatility of the metal can becomes ever more useful as the most contemporary packaging solution. An outstanding recent example is a mini can format developed by Ardagh Group for Bonduelle’s new ‘Touch of’ concept.

Caps and total quality control, Sacmi to showcase the full range at Chinaplas 2018

The country's main plastic-rubber industry event will see the Group attend with the successful compression press range, now enhanced with new cap-preform integrated design services.

Cartonplast plastic layer pads as the "green" interface between container manufacturers and fillers

Plastic layer pads (PLPs) are replacing cardboard intermediate layers for the transportation of glass, can and PET containers  

Archroma introduces Leucophor® MT, a new cost-effective optical brightening agent for high whiteness surface applications

Reinach, Switzerland, 20 February 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced the introduction of Leucophor® MT liq, a new tetrasulfonated optical brightening agent (OBA) modified to give high whiteness performance in surface applications.  

Sacmi "smart" FFS on show at Anuga FoodTech 2018

Renowned all over the globe, Sacmi SACMI horizontal packagers now come with an incorporated patented automatic sleeve application system that can also be used with multi-pack configurations. Another perfect response to manufacturers' demand for innovative design and production process optimisation.  

SIG and ProLeiT offer integrated solutions for smart and automated factories

February 2018. SIG has partnered with ProLeiT, a leading provider of automation and process control systems to co-create innovative manufacturing solutions for food, beverage and dairy producers.  

DNP and SIG create joint venture in Japan

February 2018. Tokyo-based Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and SIG have signed a joint venture agreement which will bring new value added carton packaging and filling technology solutions to the Japanese food and beverage industry. The 50-50 joint venture will be established as of April 1, 2018, under the name of DNP • SIG Combibloc Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo.  

GEA technology supermarket shows specialist expertise during FoodEx

Düsseldorf (Germany), February 20, 2018 – The technology group GEA will exhibit its wide range of high-tech equipment and possibilities for customized solutions in the area food and drink processing and packaging at FoodEX 2018 in Birmingham from April 16-18.  

B&R steps up efforts advancing OPC UA

Automation specialist appointed to OPC Foundation's Technical Advisory Council  

POWERLINK now IEEE 61158 standard

POWERLINK has been adopted by the IEEE under international standard IEEE 61158. It is the only Industrial Ethernet protocol to achieve this status. The IEEE views its standards for TSN and POWERLINK as core components for real-time industrial communication.  

BEKUM: Trending worldwide - water bottles made of Polycarbonate, PC

BEKUM BA series scores in terms of output and performance The BA series is a reference in water bottle production  

Beck Automation at the NPE 2018

Biocompatible PLA meets In-Mold Labelling (IML)

Leybold presents innovative vacuum portfolio at ANUGA FoodTec

At the leading trade fair Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Leybold presents its vacuum technologies for the food processing and packaging industry from the 20th to the 23rd March 2018. The efficient solutions of the vacuum supplier are used worldwide.

Intelligent Color presents IC Split enables large format designs using small A4/Letter and A3/Tabloid printers

Dinkelsbuehl/Germany, February 2018 Intelligent Color (IC), software manufacturer from Dinkelsbuehl/Germany, presents »IC Split« a powerful tool that enables A4/Letter or A3/Tabloid printers to make large format designs in the formats A3/Tabloid, A2/Tabloid “extra plus” and larger, as for special widths and lenghts.  

Pails Aid Upward Growth of Vines (And Sales)

The SuperCube ® pail from RPC Superfos is at the centre of a growing success story after being chosen to pack 100% biodegradable vineyard clips that ensure the vertical growth of vines. Since Compagnie des Agrafes selected the SuperCube ® for its special clips, both product and pack have attracted rave reviews and the clips have enjoyed an upward curve in sales.  

EconCore to present innovations in continuous honeycomb sandwich technology at JEC World 2018

EconCore’s continuous process for producing high performance lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores for composites is set to be a crowd-puller at JEC World 2018 in Paris on March 6 to 8. Its ThermHex process meets the growing need for replacing complex, heavy and expensive parts in highly demanding applications across industries.

Aurelius successfully completes acquisition of Spanish packaging specialist Abelan

Deal represents Aurelius’ third acquisition in the European packaging sector since 2015 The operations of Abelan will be combined with those of Aurelius investee company Solidus Solutions Three manufacturing facilities in Spain and France Projected revenues of c.€70m in 2017  

Advanced Automated Packaging Machines to Upgrade Your Business Preview 5 Amazing Highlights at Sino-Pack 2018!

In recent years, packaging equipment technologies have improved in terms of production accuracy, ease of operation and production flexibility. More and more enterprises have set up automated packaging equipment in production units and the usage of packaging robots has nearly doubled in recent 5 years.

CSP Technologies, Inc. Helps Develop TruDraw® Aseptic Sampling System for Liquid Dairy Products

Sterile, Fully Enclosed 2oz. Container with Security Seal Yields Unexposed, Tamper-proof Samples for Enhanced Sampling Accuracy  

Cosmo Films Commissions a New CPP line and a Metalizer

New Delhi, Feb 2nd, 2018– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, lamination and labeling applications has announced commissioning of its second Cast Polypropylene (CPP) Line and fourth metalizer, both having annual capacity of 7500 MT.

Flex Films launches all new High Barrier Metallized Polyester Film

Elizabethtown, KY, USA: 02 February 2018: Metallized Polyester Films are increasing in popularity for imparting high barrier properties to laminated flexible packaging structures. However, it has been often experienced that poor adhesion of metal with the base polyester film can result in laminate failure, thereby decreasing product performance.  

Cosmo Films Ltd I Mr Pankaj Poddar I Budget 2018 Quote

Cosmo Films Ltd, a global leader in specialty films for packaging & labeling application, are directly associated with FMCG & Food Processing companies.   As Budget 2018 focuses on rural economy & enhancing consumer spending will directly benefit this sector.   Requesting if his quote can be carried in your publication.  

New Design Helps Cut Plenty of Ice

A new breakthrough de-icer product from Tetrosyl is being packed in custom- designed bottles produced by RPC Promens Industrial Plenmeller.  


The latest Ecosolution™ high viscosity pump from RPC Bramlage offers the benefits of effective product protection, efficient evacuation and single material construction to provide one of the most sustainable airless pump solutions on the market.  

Leopold Werdich elected president of AEROBAL

Leopold Werdich, managing director of Tubex Holding, was elected president of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) on 30 January 2018. He succeeds Eric Frantz of CCL Container.  

Pack medical products flexibly, efficiently and with process reliability

Wolfertschwenden, 30 January 2018 - The trend in the medical products industry towards greater individualisation and product variety continues unabated. At this year's MedTec in Stuttgart, MULTIVAC will therefore be presenting flexible solutions for packing medical products in small to medium-sized batches.

Pop-up with Swedish winter scene

This year’s greeting card from Iggesund Paperboard is a pop-up construction created by the German designer and paper artist Peter Dahmen. The motif is a Swedish winter scene inspired by Iggesund’s guest facility in Hedvigsfors, which is located deep in the Hälsingland forest.  

Cosmopack 2018: cosmetic packaging makes its stand among the expansion strategies of the Marchesini Group

Pianoro (Bologna) – Marchesini’s agenda of trade shows for 2018 is rich in domestic and international venues of the packaging world. The Group is getting ready for Achema and two other important national events: Cosmopack, in Bologna from March 15 th to 18 th and Ipack Ima, in Milan from May 29 th to June 1 st .  

Universal high-performance portioning system from TVI

Wolfertschwenden, 26. January 2018 – With the GMS 1600 twincut, TVI will be presenting a universal high-performance portioning system at the MULTIVAC trade fair stand (A 020, hall 9.1). The system is characterised by its maximum portion quality, yield and flexibility.

CHINAPLAS 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall Not-to- be-missed new plastics and rubber solution providers

In line with unprecedented rapid development of technology, CHINAPLAS, after 31 editions of advancement, is evolving, in response to the needs of the industries, from a business platform for materials and equipment purchasing to an international showcase of high technologies.  

High Performance Vacuum Metallizing from the BOBST K5 VISION

The new BOBST K5 VISION is a compact vacuum metallizer ideal for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers.   Total Flexibility

CEFLEX: Surge in collaboration boosts support for circular economy solutions for flexible packaging

CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative to increase the collection and recycling of flexible packaging formats below A4 in size, has grown dramatically since its official launch in 2017 at Interpack. The number of participating stakeholders has risen by 56% in the past seven months to reach 53, with companies and organisations from across the value chain.  

Closure helps to secrue highland spring's image

The Secure Flip next-generation sports cap from RPC Massmould is being used across a number of PET bottles for Highland Spring, the Number 1 UK natural sourced bottled water brand.   The closure is available on the brand’s 330ml and 500ml Handy Packs and 750ml Active Packs.  
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Shoe Packaging: The Cushion Packaging, A New Way to Bundle Shoes

Shoe packaging varies from brand to brand, product to product. Casual shoes are available in packages that attract young consumer demographics, while shoe packaging for formal shoes involves elegant box designs and compartments. Likewise, product quality and materials in shoe packaging businesses also differ. 

At Seafood Expo, Maxwell Chase to Introduce First-of- its-Kind Packaging Solution for Extending Seafood Shelf Life

SeaWell™ Seafood Trays, featuring next-generation patent-pending technology, to make world debut at Boston show, March 11-13  

Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings is creating the Future of Packaging in India

CINCINNATI, OH (January xx, 2018) – Michelman has announced the opening of its new packaging incubator, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC), at its facilities in Central Mumbai. The Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging.  

Politech celebrates its 20th anniversary

Politech from Osielsko near to Bydgoszcz (Poland) celebrates its 20th anniversary. Politech is a family business with global range in processing of plastic materials for cosmetic and perfumery industry.  

Uflex to display Fully Automatic Co-Extrusion Laminator at PLASTINDIA 2018

Noida, 22 January 2018: Extrusion Lamination is getting increasingly popular over adhesive lamination owing to myriad benefits it offers such as: alleviation of solvents/ compounds used in adhesives; ruling out white base ink-printing of the ensuing laminate by using master-batch in the extrudate that renders it white thereby bringing immense cost savings to the convertor; enha

Unique EU conference Paris addresses challenge how to nurture agility of the ageing packaging workforce

Every second, at least 100,000 products are packaged and distributed globally by industry and retail – and unpacked by the end-user. Tens of thousands of professionals contribute daily to the continuous improvement of the activity of packaging. How do organisations ensure that the skills, knowledge and know-how of the professionals in packaging will be available and up-to-date?

At Canada Health Foods Association West Show, Jet Label to Hold Presentation on Cost-effective Labelling Applications

Educational session to discuss frequent determiners of labelling costs, and provide insight on keeping prices low without sacrificing quality.  

Packaging Connections in Year 2017

New Delhi, India, January 15, 2018 – Year 2017 has just ended and with the beginning of 2018 everyone is ready to set new goals and targets. When individuals look back in previous year, they all have achieved a lot of things. As a company also, Packaging Connections has grown and have achieved many milestones.

d-Flex Digital Hybrid to Last Bros Cheshunt

d-Flex Digital Hybrid to Last Bros Cheshunt –  Focus Label Machinery Ltd based in Bingham Nottingham is pleased to announce the installation of their modular and flexible hybrid digital inkjet d-Flex to Last Bros in Cheshunt.

MULTIVAC's X-line receives the Gold International FoodTec Award 2018

Wolfertschwenden, 18. January 2018 – The X-line, a new generation of thermoforming packaging machines, has been given the Gold International FoodTec Award 2018. The thermoforming packaging machine sets a new benchmark in the market thanks to its range of innovative technology.

EUROPEN welcomes EU Plastics Strategy’s call for strengthened and harmonised packaging waste management systems in Europe

Brussels, 16 January 2018 – EUROPEN welcomes the EU’s Plastics Strategy as an important contribution towards achieving the objectives of a Circular Economy and tackling (marine) littering.

Economical production of shaped contour packs, even in small batches

Wolfertschwenden, 16. January 2018 – Thanks to the use of innovative shaped contour cutting, it is now actually economical to produce shaped contour packs in small batches on thermoforming packaging machines.


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