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Jars Deliver Premium Image and Protection

RPC Bramlage’s innovative Slidissime Airless Jars have been selected by leading French organic cosmetic manufacturer Nature.cos for its high quality skincare brand L’Atelier des Délices.  

BOBST M1 and M5X inline flexo presses: two best-selling presses now offering even more

The M1 and M5X inline flexo presses demonstrated on the BOBST stand at Labelexpo Europe 2017, are the latest configurations of the existing presses that have been best sellers in their respective markets.  

Crown's Orbit Closure Makes its Debut in Poland

Philadelphia, PA – September 20, 2017. Dawtona, a leading Polish fruit and vegetable processor for over 30 years, has partnered with CROWN Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (Crown) (, to bring the innovative Orbit® Closure to Poland’s retail shelves for the first time.

Kompac to Highlight UV/Aqueous Coating Solutions at Labelexpo Europe

Kompac is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe later this month. Located in Hall 4 at stand E64, the team will be addressing the benefits and strengths of UV/Aqueous coating systems for the label and packaging market.  

Ardagh’s cans deliver gourmet in space

There is no doubt that one of the stars of the recent International Space Station (ISS) missions has been the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, whose interesting and amusing reports have captivated audiences throughout the world.

Reifenhauser Digital Established

Reifenhäuser has founded its new business unit Reifenhäuser Digital with effect from July 1, 2017, thereby paving the way to the focused digitalization of its extrusion lines and services. The new unit will act as an internal incubator for all other business units within the Reifenhäuser Group. It will be managed by Dr.

Reifenhauser Holding reconfigures its Management Board

Dr. Bernd Kunze and Mr. Karsten Kratz have been appointed to the Management Board of Reifenhäuser Holding with effect from July 1, 2017. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Kunze will take charge of all technological issues within the Group, and in this role, will share responsibility for the digital transformation of the business.

FINAT Press Conference @ Labelexpo Europe 2017

We invite you to help us celebrate an exciting milestone in the history of FINAT - the 25th anniversary of our partnership with Labelexpo Europe founders Tarsus Ltd – at our Labelexpo press conference.   We hope to welcome you to our press conference, the 27th of September at 12:30 in the press office, to celebrate this together with us.  

GlobalVision – Press Conference @ Labelexpo Europe 2017

This is a reminder that GlobalVision will be launching its new cutting-edge scanning technology at Labelexpo Europe 2017,  

Michelman to Launch New UV Inkjet Primer at LabelExpo Europe 2017

CINCINNATI, OH (September 14, 2017) – Michelman will introduce LabelExpo Europe 2017 visitors to JetPrime® UV 100, a new primer that shows significant improvement on challenging paper substrates in ink performance and print quality when used for UV inkjet printing applications.

India’s Food and Grocery segment on a fast track to growth: Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister For Food Processing Industries

Inaugurating the 12th edition of ‘Annapoorna – World of Food India’ at Mumbai, Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister For Food Processing Industries said that food consumption patterns are now being driven by quality, health and convenience and Indian food companies need to upgrade technology to be competitive in the global markets as also focus on ready-to-eat food products.

Bucket Paints A Pretty Picture

A bespoke pack from RPC Superfos is delivering improved functionality and on-shelf presence for one of Israel’s leading paint companies. The new design for Nirlat retains the appearance of the company’s previous container while providing greater functionality and shelf presence.  

Among Other Pack Expo Highlights, Antares Vision to Feature Fully Serialized Warehouse and Distribution Center Environment

Other offerings from global serialization leader include Quick Compliance Program; software compatible with new Open-SCS Standard; and premiere of e-Learning Platform  

At Pack Expo, Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (Open-SCS) to Announce Major Milestone

On Monday, Sept. 25 at 1:00pm, Organization of Industry Leaders Will Announce Initial Serialization Standards, including Protocols for Communication between Levels 3 & 4  

Crown showcases a colorful and interactive future at Drinktec 2017

Philadelphia, PA – September 11, 2017. CROWN Bevcan Europe and Middle East, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (, highlights a range of innovations to help beverage brands foster interaction with consumers and attract attention at point-of-sale at Drinktec 2017 (September 11-15, 2017; Hall A1 Stand 133).  

Two operating systems on one device : B&R is introducing a hypervisor for its automation system

B&R is introducing a hypervisor for its automation system. This software allows Windows or Linux to run alongside B&R's own real-time operating system.

Advanced rotational control : New software package suppresses rotational sway

B&R is providing a new function for crane control. Cranes that transport payloads suspended from sling sys-tems can be particularly sensitive to rotation about the vertical axis. If left unchecked, this can lead to uncon-trollable sustained oscillations. The new mapp Crane solution suppresses this rotational sway.   Fast and safe payload delivery

Robust, portable and waterproof headspace analyser for factory packing environments

Designed to be the toughest headspace gas analyser on the market, the GS Waterproof can be conveniently transported between packing lines and factory locations. The case is IP67 rated which provides NEMA 6 protection and is corrosion proof, crush proof and waterproof when closed. Now, with its bright yellow casing, it is truly visible on the factory floor.  

Packs at your Convenience

With continuing high demand for convenience packaging solutions, RPC Bebo UK has launched a selection of new packs in both polypropylene (PP) and PET suitable for a wide variety of products.  

500 Exhibitors will Exhibit Innovative Packaging Materials at "FMCG Future Zone" of swop 2017

With the growing consumption patterns of the middle class, the market needs for intelligent, personalized and high-end packaging design, materials and products have been increasing rapidly in food, daily sanitation, pharmaceutical and health care products.

Navigator Capital acquires the Swiss mechanical engineering company Sapal from Bosch Packaging Technology

Ecublens/Munich, 06. September 2017 – The Navigator Group is planning to acquire the engineering company Sapal S.A., Ecublens, Switzerland, from Bosch's Packaging Tech-nology division. Corresponding contracts were signed on 05.09.2017.

Setting The New Standards: Blown films perfectly suited for lamination thanks to Reifenhauser EVO Ultra Flat

Worms / Troisdorf, September 4, 2017 | In the past, blown film producers were struggling over many years with wave phenomena and surfaces not perfectly plane. Especially stiffer films containing HDPE or PP are affected by these problems which frequently also occur in the production of barrier films. Reifenhäuser Blown Film offers the right solution with their EVOLUTION Ultra Flat haul-off.

Kluge to Demonstrate Multiple Machines at PRINT17

St. Croix Falls, WI, September 6, 2017 - Brandtjen & Kluge (Kluge), the industry leader in digital print package converting solutions will demonstrate several NEW finishing equipment solutions at PRINT17. Advancements in die cutting, foil stamping, digital foil transfer, UV coating and folding and gluing will be on display at PRINT17 in Chicago, IL Booth #4015.

Hobgoblin taps into Ardagh’s keg technology

Hobgoblin, one of the UK’s leading and most recognisable beer brands, is now available in a 5L Ardagh Group beer keg for both its Ruby and Gold versions to take advantage of growth in the off trade for the mini keg format.

Market-leading food contact conference, Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs, takes place this December in Berlin

Over 200 experts from across the food contact industry will come together in Berlin, Germany from 4 – 7 December 2017 to attend Smithers Pira’s Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs (P&P) -  

General Press Expands Production with a Kawahara TXR-1100 Series Blanking System

St. Croix Falls, WI, September 5, 2017 - General Press, a full-service printer that specializes in In-Mold and custom labeling, has expanded its capacity and capabilities with the addition of a Kawahara TXR-1100.

Lifting the lid on an easy solution

ESE World has introduced a first-to- market lid solution for its 1100L 4-wheel containers. The innovative Split Lid has been designed to make access for waste disposal easier, especially for the young, the elderly and handicapped people, as well as improving the emptying process.  

Marketing Ideas For Printers launches DesignEdit 2 driven by CHILI publisher technology at Print 17

Aalst, Belgium, September 5th, 2017 – At Print 17, Marketing Ideas For Printers and CHILI publisher proudly present DesignEdit 2, an online design tool that allows customers to create and launch their design for print directly on the printers’ website.

Constantia Flexibles invests in film technology at German plant

Constantia Flexibles has invested roughly €6 million in new technology to manufacture film-based flexible packaging at its site in Weiden, Germany. These investments will meet growing demand for specialty laminates such as stand-up pouches, with high property barriers, in the confectionery, processed food (coffee, dry food and snacks) and processed meat industries.

Solutions for the automated infeed and loading of medical products increase efficiency and process reliability

Wolfertschwenden, 5 September 2017 – Presentations from MULTIVAC at this year's Compamed will include solutions for the automated infeed and loading of medical products within the packaging procedure. In addition to a syringe infeed system for loading pre-filled glass or plastic syringes with process reliability and control, these will also include handling modules and carrier systems.

Beck Automation presents four-cavity IML machines for coffee capsules

Premiere of a Single Serve Capsule IML machine Ultra-lightweight parts in injection moulding: IML meets multi-component technology  

Financial year-end closing of Reifenhäuser Group: Good results, rise in demand, global growth and high level of orders

Troisdorf, August 2017 | The financial year closed June 30, 2017 not only brought good results for the Reifenhäuser Group, but provides for excellent perspectives on the highly competitive global markets also in the future.


The final, major piece of the Active & Intelligent Packaging World Congress program for 2017 has been confirmed with the news that Thin Film Electronics (“Thinfilm”), a global leader in NFC mobile marketing and smart product solutions, will moderate the AIPIA Idea Hackathon: “How to accelerate consumer interaction with smart packaging.”  

Beer and beverage label printing? What you need to know

Not one label is the same – different applications require different digital technologies. Whether it is for pharma, wine & spirits, durables, health & beauty, industrial chemicals or beverages, every label comes with its own aesthetic and functional requirements. Which is why we are diving deeper into the characteristics of each of these labels in a series of blogs.  

CSP Technologies, Inc. Expanding Auburn, AL Facility for Increased Manufacturing and Warehousing Space

Auburn, AL – CSP Technologies, Inc. – a leader in designing and producing packaging solutions that ensure product protection, enhance brand recognition and improve consumer experiences – is expanding its Auburn, Alabama manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 square feet. Construction of the new structure, located adjacent to the existing headquarters, is currently underway.

Butler Automatic Introduces Enhanced Register Sensor for SP1 Automatic Film Splicer

Middleborough, MA– Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces that it has developed an enhanced register sensor for new and existing SP1 Automatic Film Splicers.

New features in the GEA A-Tec spiral freezer provide additional hygiene and space benefits for food processing customers

Düsseldorf (Germany), August 29, 2017 - GEA has announced two new options for its trusted A-Tec spiral freezer for the North American market that provide significant hygiene and practical benefits to its food processing customers while maintaining all the essential and unique performance features of the range.

The packaging world: From ketchup bottles to single-portion packaging

Traditions, culture, habits, economics, climate – these are some of the factors that influence, what we eat and which medicines we take. But they also impact how products are packaged.

We see Industrial Printing as a Potential Growth Segment

August 24, 2017 Industrial printing has become ubiquitous in everyday printing. In an occasional series of interviews, the VDMA German Association of Printing and Paper Technology shines the spotlight on the active players in this market.

MULTIVAC is expanding capacity at its Enger production site

Enger, 24 August 2017 – The production capacity of MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection in Enger is to be expanded with a modern extension to the production hall – and this will also enable the logistics and assembly processes to be optimised. The building work has already begun, and the planned date for putting the new production hall into operation is April 2018.

Rovema NA Announces Guide to CPG Shelf Ready Packaging Trends

Norcross, GA – Rovema North America announced today publication of its new Guide to Consumer Package Goods Shelf Ready Packaging Trends.

Studio on Fire Raises the Bar with a Kluge Folder Gluer

St. Croix Falls, WI, August 23, 2017 - Studio on Fire, St. Paul, MN, a best-in-class craft letterpress printer that focuses on making premium and high-quality print work, recently installed a Kluge OmniFold 3000 folder gluer from Brandtjen & Kluge.

Marketer Agility and Responsiveness Impact Brand Performance, Reveals New CMO Council Study

Marketers Look to Boost Agility and Create Competitive Differentiation With Rapid Product Adaptation to Address Evolving Consumer Preferences  

Versatile and efficient packaging solutions with process reliability for packing medical products

Wolfertschwenden, 22 August 2017 - The trend in the medical products industry towards greater individualisation and product variety continues unabated. At this year's Compamed in Düsseldorf, the focus on the MULTIVAC stand is therefore on flexible solutions for packing medical products in small to medium-sized batches, as well as on the automated infeed of products of all types.

World Wide Packaging Debuts Chic, Creative Cosmetic Packaging at Cosmoprof North America

Florham Park, NJ – World Wide Packaging LLC. (WWP), a leading provider of cosmetic packaging components and plastic tubes, debuted three stylish new cosmetic packaging designs at Cosmoprof North America, (CPNA), the business-to- business beauty show held in July at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. WWP’s product debuts included:  

Constantia Flexibles winner of German Packaging Award 2017

Constantia Flexibles proudly announces that it is once again one of the winners of the prestigious annual German Packaging Award. The company’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017. The award will be officially handed over to winners at a gala event in Berlin, Germany, on September 26.  

Kompac to Present New High-Speed UV/Aqueous Coating Solution at Print 17

Kompac is pleased to announce they will be showcasing their newest high-speed coating and priming system, the EZ Koat 20 Plus. Taking place September 10-14th at McCormick Place in Chicago, the team will be doing live demonstrations of this high-powered UV/Aqueous coater, which now reaches speeds up to 200 feet per minute.

Sidel Sefvices Online Provides Tangible Benefits For Leading Swedish Beverage Producer

Spendrups Brewery, among Sweden’s leading beverage companies, is recognising the benefits of sourcing and purchasing spare parts through the Sidel Services Online platform. Since the launch of the web interface in September 2016, Spendrups has been using it to optimise its preventive maintenance plans.  

SWOP 2017: New Confectionery Processing and Packaging Equipment Zone with International High Caliber Exhibitors

At swop 2017, Nov. 7-10 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), a large number of internationally advanced and innovative processing and packaging products for the confectionery and bakery sectors will be showcased.

The innovative Mouvent TM Cluster technology heralds a new age in digital inkjet printing

Mouvent – a new company founded by a joint venture between BOBST and Radex and focused exclusively on digital print using pioneering digital technology – has revealed the groundbreaking technology behind its range of innovative digital printers.


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