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Etma Selects Winners Of Tube Of The Year 2017 Competition Innovative Printing Technology, Attractive Designs, User-Friendly Applicators

The European Tube Manufacturers Association, etma, chose the winners of its annual Tube of the Year competition during this year’s annual meeting of its members at the end of June in Vienna. A competent jury of experts from the association’s member companies judged the entries and selected winners in the categories aluminium, plastic, laminate and prototype tubes.

Alessandro Paini is the new General Manager of the Sacmi Beverage Division

With extensive international experience in product development and global sales coordination, Mr. Paini takes over from Vezio Bernardi, who now goes on to head the Group's Closures & Containers Division  

Cosmo Films to showcase speciality PSA labeling films at Labelexpo Europe

DELHI, 24 th July 2017– Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications would be showcasing its speciality PSA labeling products at the upcoming four days long Labelexpo Europe beginning 25 th September 2017 at Brussels Expo, Belgium.  

Gallus is launching a new platform concept and further digital innovations

"Speed ​​up for Success" is this year's Messemotto of the Swiss full-range supplier Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). Gallus is at the Labelexpo in Brussels.
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etma selects winners of Tube of the Year 2017 competition Innovative printing technology, attractive designs, user-friendly applicators

The European Tube Manufacturers Association, etma, chose the winners of its annual Tube of the Year competition during this year’s annual meeting of its members at the end of June in Vienna. A competent jury of experts from the association’s member companies judged the entries and selected winners in the categories aluminium, plastic, laminate and prototype tubes.  

Alessandro Paini Is The New General Manager Of The Sacmi Beverage Division

  With extensive international experience in product development and global sales coordination, mr. Paini takes over from vezio bernardi, who now goes on to head the group's closures & containers division

Precision For Challenging Environments Dosic® Flow Sensor

Waldkirch, Juli 2017 – The new non-contact DOSIC® ultrasonic flow sensor is used to detect the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquids. With its measurement channel and stainless-steel housing, the ultrasonic flowmeter is suitable for measuring tasks in hygienic and highly demanding environments.


The opening of a new production hall at RPC Bramlage Velky Meder in Slovakia will provide enhanced support for the Bramlage division’s customers in Eastern and Southern Europe.
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Taking digital transaction to rural communities in Gujarat

Cosmo Foundation, a CSR initiative of Cosmo Films, is taking computer literacy to rural communities in Gujarat. Ahmedabad: We are in the digital era where everything we want is just a click away. Digital India cannot be complete without a robust digital payments system, which is fast developing but still to reach a large part of rural economy.

NPES and VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association Sign Joint Agreement to Collaborate

18.07.17 Reston, VA, United States and Frankfurt, Germany — NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and the Printing and Paper Technology Association within VDMA / PrintPromotion Gmbh (PP), signed a joint agreement outlining a 2017-2018 framework for cooperation between the organizations in the areas of industry market data and int

Hugo Beck appoint new International Sales Manager

Dettingen/Erms, 18 July 2017 – Hugo Beck, the world’s leading manufacturer of horizontal flowpack, film packaging and post-print processing machines, has appointed its new International Sales Manager, Mario Möginger, to provide cross-sector sales support and with specific focus on applications in the automation and flowpack sectors.  

Łomża beer presents a premium new glass bottle

As part of a new communication strategy, Łomża Brewery, has launched the Łomża Jasne beer in a premium new bottle design, introducing modern features to the sleek bottle that consumers love. The new design emphasises the slim shape, and the neck of the bottle has been embossed with the brewery’s logo, reflecting Łomża brand’s history.  

La Colombe and Crown Team up to help Consumer Brew the Perfect Cup of Speciality Coffee at Home

Philadelphia, PA – July 17, 2017. Following the successful launch of the Draft Latte, a distinctive crafted coffee drink using Crown’s InnoValve technology, La Colombe Coffee Roasters and CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc.

BOBST Labelexpo preview: taking innovation to the next level… again

Anyone who has visited a BOBST stand at a Labelexpo Europe exhibition will know they will experience the technology of tomorrow, heralding new business opportunities. This year is no different.  

Ad-hoc notification according to Article 17 MAR Preliminary Q2-figures, adjustment of Guidance for 2017

Based on preliminary figures, GEA for the second quarter 2017 expects an order intake of approx. EUR 1,241 million (prior year: EUR 1,222 million), working capital of approx. EUR 710 million (prior quarter: EUR 760 million), revenues of approx. EUR 1,141 million (prior year: EUR 1,157 million), and an operating EBITDA* of approx. EUR 122 million (prior year: EUR 145 million).

Truking acquires 75.1 percent of Romaco shares Transaction successfully completed

The sale of the Romaco Group to the Truking Group was finally completed on June 30, 2017. From now on, 75.1 percent of all Romaco shares will be held by Truking. After concluding the contract of sale, the Truking management took the opportunity to introduce themselves personally to the Romaco workforce.


The challenge of achieving the highest quality codes on ultra-fast packing lines with difficult-to-mark substrates in markets such as beverage, food, personal care, automotive andextrusionsis being met with the launch of a new laser marking solutionfrom Linx Printing Technologies.

EtherCAT Technology Group honorsmemberno.500in Japan

Intheframeofthisyear’sETGMemberMeetingtheEtherCATTechnologyGroup(ETG) honoredmembercompany no.500 inJapan,recently.

5 SEPT ETIQUETTE Achieves Total Label Printing Accuracy with AVT Print Inspection Systems

Courthézon, France & Hod-Hasharon, Israel – 10 July 2017 - French print house 5 SEPT ETIQUETTE has cut costs, increased productivity and reduced waste after investing in AVT print inspection systems. The Courthézon-based company has invested in five AVT Helios systems for its presses and finishing solutions, enabling it to produce error-free labels and all but eliminate waste.

Kluge Redefines the Future of Small to Medium Format Foil Stamping and Diecutting

St. Croix Falls, WI, July 10, 2017 - Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. (Kluge) today announced the introduction of the new Kluge ApexFoil™ Foil Stamping and Diecutting Press. The ApexFoil offers major innovations in application range, make-ready and efficiency.  

Keystone Folding Box Co. Adds Digital Printerto Meet Pharma Demand Forshort-Run Carton Production

New Digital Press meets needs for smaller, more flexible printjobs that requirefast turnaround while retaining premium print quality.

Antares VisionAwarded European Commission Grant to Develop New Technology for Inspection of LyophilizedInjectables

Lyo-Check Project Will Result in Development of Fully Automated  Industrial Machine for 100% Inspection of Lyophiles (Freeze-Dried Products)

Uflex assumes yet bigger role in the global fight against counterfeiting

Noida,10July2017: India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company Uflex Limited has always been at the vanguard of the fight against counterfeiting with its most contemporary and technologically advanced anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions.

Pack Expo Las Vegas: Marchesini Group launches the new Dumek brand into the American cosmetic packaging market

West Caldwell (New Jersey) - The Marchesini Group will be taking part in Pack Expo Las Vegas from 25th to 27th September.

From simulation to operation with a click of the mouse

A new visualization tool from B&R accelerates development of automation solutions featuring its SuperTrak industrial transport system. The tool displays a 3D simulation of all SuperTrak shuttle movements, as well as synchronized subsystems such as robotics and CNC.

Industrial IoT solutions at Automation Expo

B&R will be presenting “Automation solutions for every step towards Industrial IoT“, at Automation Expo 2017, Hall 1/ S1 on 9th to 12th August 2017. At the exhibition, B&R will be showcasing Orange Box as well as other allied solutions, which make machines and factories smart and achieve operational excellence.


Premier Tech is pleased to announce the launch of a new generation of budget conscious bagger, the PTA-100. By offering this new generation of low-cost bagger, Premier Tech Chronos increases its worldwide presence in emerging countries that want to take their first leap into automation, as well as reinforcing its status of leader in the packaging equipment industry.

BEUMER bag placer: filling bulk material more efficiently with the BEUMER fillpac Automatically higher output

As a complete systems provider for packaging lines, BEUMER Group offers the BEUMER fillpac for the efficient filling of bags with material from the construction materials, cement, mineral and chemical industries.

An excellent mood prevailed at CHINAPLAS 2017, with its record number of 155,258 professional visitors, from all over the world

A highly successful CHINAPLAS 2017 concluded its four-day run on 19 May in Guangzhou. Buoyed by very good weather and the plastics and rubber industries’ positive economic outlook, attendees generally projected an extremely upbeat attitude throughout the show.   A record-breaking show

Print is alive and omnipresent! However, our role is changing

July 7th, 2017Print is omnipresent in everyday life. In a loose series of interviews, the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association presents industrial players from among its member companies.

Adents: Though DSCSA Law Remains Unchanged, Compliance Penalties are Delayed Until Nov. 2018. Pharma Companies will be able to Implement Far-reaching Serialization Solutions

Adents’ Premier Serialization Solutions Transcend  Short-term Compliance to AddressLong-term Manufacturing Needs


In 2013, Twellium took its first steps into the beverage market in Ghana with a PET line from Sidel. The company was incorporated on 4 February, 2013 and commenced production in February, 2014. Recently it invested in two new complete lines making Twellium a major beverage player in the West African sub-region with a total of five production lines – all supplied by Sidel. 

Olypus Speeds to Silver and Gold with API Foil

A TA cold foil from brand enhancement specialist API is behind a spectacular increase in production speed and quality at a leading label print company. Olympus Print Group chose the foil from API after a long search for the perfect foil provider and type, and has been highly impressed by the results it has delivered.  

The dates for interpack 2020 have been set

Following the Düsseldorf trade fair cycle, the next interpack at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre will be held in three years’ time, from 7 to 13 May 2020. The last interpack, which took place in May this year and attracted 2,865 exhibitors and 170,500 visitors, met with a highly positive response among the companies that came.

Sacmi KUBE – Zero downtimes for wellbeing professionals

A leading US company specialising in the production and marketing of probiotic drinks has purchased a second Sacmi labeller from the modular KUBE range; this machine was selected on account of its flexibility, productivity and a hard-wearing, compact design that maximises efficiency whatever the manufacturing scenario  

The A-Z of Active & Intelligent Packaging will be in Amsterdam

The program for the next Active & Intelligent Packaging World Congress & Hackathon is taking shape and already includes some of the leading exponents of the latest Active & Intelligent Packaging technologies and innovations.

Oliver Holl elected as new etma President

Oliver Höll, CEO of the Alltub Group has been elected as President of the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) in June 2017.  

Beauty India Show 2017

Dear Exhibitor,   The debut edition of Beauty India is indeed a grand success with the lively participation of beauty industry leaders from across the globe and potential visitors, bridging the gap between them for the betterment of B-B business of Indian beauty industry. We are very much grateful to our exhibitors without whom this success wouldn’t have been possible.

ABI and Mettler-Toledo to wrap up successful 7-year collaboration

After a period of seven years, Mettler Toledo Product Inspection (MTPI) and ABI Public Relations (ABI) are to conclude their working relationship at the end of June 2017. MTPI have decided to take a different approach to public and media relations and will, from the beginning of July 2017, be handing responsibility for all editorial content to Technical Publicity Ltd.

Simei 2017 to be held in Bavaria for the first time: Sacmi takes up the challenge together with Defranceschi

  A great opportunity for the Group to promote its comprehensive product range for the wine industry. Taking centre-stage will be the new Defranceschi membrane presses, alongside the ever-more popular KUBE labellers and other quality control solutions

Bemis Company Announces Actions to Reduce Cost Structure

NEENAH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE [1])--Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announced today its planned actions in a restructuring and cost savings program to improve efficiency and profitability that further positions the Company for long- term success.

GEA appoints Martine Snels as new member to the Executive Board

Düsseldorf (Germany), June 30, 2017 – The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Martine Snels to GEA’s Executive Board with effect from the beginning of October 2017. She will assume responsibility for GEA’s regions and countries organization. Following her appointment, GEA will be headed by an Executive Board consisting of five members.

The quality and value benefits of RPC Bebo’s In-Mould Label Thermoforming (IML-T) have seen the technology being extended into the butter

Key to Kerry Foods’ decision to adopt IML-T was its high quality decoration appeal in combination with low lot size per design options, while allowing for highly competitive unit costings and an increased environmental profile.  

Kraft Heinz Signs Agreement with Upstate Niagara Cooperative to Sell its Campbell, N.Y. Facility

CAMPBELL, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) and Upstate Niagara Cooperative announced today that they have signed an agreement by which Upstate Niagara will purchase the Kraft Heinz cheese plant located in Campbell, N.Y. Closing of the deal is expected to be completed within the next 30 to 60 days.

Successful Pharma CMO Summit Co-Hosted by Serialization Expert Supply Chain Wizard and Medicines for Europe

Successful Pharma CMO Summit Co-Hosted by Serialization Expert Supply Chain Wizard and Medicines for Europe Lisbon Summit Forged New Partnerships as U.S. and European Pharma CMOs, CPOs & 3PLs Shared Strategies for Serialization Compliance and Optimized Post-Implementation Operations

Economic and demographic trends shape the rigid plastic packaging industry according to Smithers Pira

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK – June 28, 2017 –Economic and demographic trends are key determinants of packaging market growth within any particular country. As an economy and real personal disposable incomes grow, then so too does consumer demand for packaged products.

EAFA Elections New President looks to market growth and new opportunities

Bruno Rea, commercial director at Laminazione Sottile Group of Italy, has been elected the new President of the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) at the Association’s summer conference in Bilbao, Spain. He succeeds Jan Homan of Constantia Flexibles, who served two terms.

Crowns Scores Three IMDA Awards for Excellence and Quality

Philadelphia, PA – June 27, 2017. Two business units of Crown Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (, CROWN Beverage Packaging North America and CROWN Bevcan Europe and Middle East, have earned three prestigious awards at the 2017 International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) Annual Conference.

Festive graduation ceremony NVC Packaging Professional

On Tuesday afternoon 27 June 2017 the graduation ceremony took place of the diplomas NVC Packaging Professional I and II for those students who successfully completed the exams in the past six months. The festive meeting took place in the famous Arti Legi 15th Century ancient Latin School in Gouda, the Netherlands.

Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. and KURZ Transfer Products, L.P. Announce Strategic Partnership at Odyssey 2017

St. Croix Falls, WI, June 21, 2017 - Brandtjen & Kluge (Kluge) and Kurz Transfer Products, L.P. (Kurz) have announced a new strategic partnership in which the two companies will co-market the Kurz DIGITAL METAL® technology in the U.S. and Canada.


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