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Marchesini Group inaugurates the biggest thermoforming centre in Italy

Marchesini Group inaugurates the new factory in Carpi. The CEO, Mr. Maurizio Marchesini comments: “It will be the biggest thermoforming hub in Italy”. 50 people will be employed over the forthcoming months  

Protect Your Brand Amid Rise in Counterfeiting

Brand manufacturers need to protect consumers from counterfeits, follow the latest regulations and avoid FDA sanctions and recalls. Innovations and technology that track and trace a product through the entire supply chain have become increasingly critical as a result.

KAMA to strengthen Sales in Asia

Dresden/Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2016 – German based machine manufacturer KAMA expands its sales activities in the Far East and appoints knowledgeable Job van Hasselt to its Area Manager for South-East Asia, Pacific and Japan.

Bosch offers connected and smart solutions in business segments beyond mobility

Strong localization enables Mid Price Product range  

New Quad Seal Registered Gusset Pouch by Uflex is ruling the roost on International Retail Shelves

24 October 2016, Noida: Amid ever intensifying retail competition, one strategy that no brand can afford to falter upon is ‘Eye Catching’ packaging. In the day and age that we live, ‘Quality’ of product is an absolute MUST HAVE. Beyond quality comes the overall experience that the product offers right from being spotted at the retail shelf up to the time it is consumed.

Rollprint Introduces Optimized Cold-Form Foil for Cost Savings

Addison, Illinois, October 21, 2016: Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. is announcing the debut of FormFoilTM Lite, a greener, more cost effective version of the standard cold form foil structures currently in the marketplace.

Nexen Introduces I-300 High Torque, Zero Backlash Brake For Indexing and Positioning Systems

Vadnais Heights, MN – Nexen Group, Inc. introduces the Model I-300, a spring engaged, air released, power-off brake designed to provide high torque for backlash-free holding and emergency stopping on indexers and positioning systems.

Revolutionary peelfit can from crown takes functionality and sustainability to the next level

Philadelphia, PA – October 17, 2016 – CROWN Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (, is launching Peelfit™, an innovative, proprietary metal can designed specifically for the dry food market to address demands for greater convenience, lightweighting and product protection.  

Flexible packaging experts to gather in singapore at AMI speciality packaging films asia 2017

AMI, Bristol, November 2016 –Asia Pacific is one of the most exciting and dynamic markets for flexible packaging in the world. Across the region, flexible packaging suppliers and producers are exploring ways to further enhance packaging performance, improve processability and drive sustainability.  

Videojet launches new 100-Watt fiber laser marking system to address manufacturers’ need for power and speed

Wood Dale, Illinois – October 18, 2016 – To meet manufacturers’ demands for high-speed applications such as bottle cap printing and pull tab engraving, Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding, marking and printing solutions, has introduced a 100-Watt fiber laser – the Videojet 7610 ( – to complete its exi

PTS and FPL ink technical collaboration for high-tech compounds

Murfreesboro, TN - October 19, 2016 - A new technical collaboration and licensing agreement between two compounding companies, Formulated Polymers Limited (FPL) in Chennai, India and Polymer Technology & Services LLC (PTS) in Murfreesboro, TN, USA, will expand the availability of PTS compounds in Asia, particularly South East Asia.

The Reifenhauser Group unveils its latest technologies at K 2016 and demonstrates innovative strength

Troisdorf, October 2016 | This year again, K 2016 attracts trade visitors and experts in extrusion from around the world to Düsseldorf.

Protect sensitive drinks and optimise total cost of ownership of pet bottling complete lines with sidel hot fill solutions

With 45 years of experience in hot filling and over 1,000 pieces of equipment for hot fill packaging installed worldwide, Sidel is highlighting how beverage producers can safely handle sensitive and natural beverages such as juices, teas and sports drinks.

Uflex engineers thinnest PET ALOx speciality film

13 October 2016, Noida: Upholding its commitment towards down-gauging and light- weighting, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has launched 9.5 micron speciality ALOx polyester film, FLEXALOXPROTECT TM F-PGX.  

New Generation in the BEKUM Group

Michael Mehnert appointed new Managing Director in the BEKUM Group

SpRing Latch gains UN approval and packaging award

A new pail closure and re-closure system for increasing production line efficiency at minimum cost on paint, chemical and coating filling lines has gained a prestigious packaging award and a significant UN certification.  

Live production of plastic film rolls for food wrapping at ROTOMAC’s booth at K 2016

Maximum efficiency and productivity is essential for every plastic film manufacturer and converter, especially including those producing rolls for food wrapping. On this year’s K – the world’s no.1 trade fair for plastics and rubber – ROTOMAC is showing one of its automatic rewinding machines in action.

Hardy Process Solutions Presents Technical Session on Premier Integration at Automation Fair from Rockwell Automation

Join Tim Norman & Carlos Moya for Session T73 on Nov. 9 and 10 at 8:00 am in B403

Pankaboard launches new cartonboard for luxury packaging

INS. Following recent investment at the mill in Finland, and as a result of extensive product development, Pankaboard is delighted to introduce a new Folding Boxboard to the product portfolio.  

New label industry leaders join the FINAT board

The Hague, The Netherlands – 6 October, 2016 – FINAT, the international association for the label industry, reports two new faces on its governing board, after their election at the association’s General Assembly in June at the occasion of the European Label Forum in Amsterdam.

Attractive packaging and safety for Beverages

With PET-packaged juices, teas and sport drinks continually gaining popularity and market ground, beverage producers need a standout packaging solution that can set their brand apart. This means choosing line equipment that allows for substantial differentiation and expanding business opportunities, with the goal of achieving top-grade bottle quality that still packs a visual punch.

Old machine + rapid connectivity = new benefit

Sensors and software take Robert Bosch’s lathe from 1887 into the age of Industry 4.0  

Demand soars for the latest Twin Head Four Servo Driven Form-Fill and Seal Machine by Uflex

05 October 2016, Noida (India): India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has recently launched Collar Type Twin Head Four Servo Driven Form-Fill & Seal (FFS) Machine. The versatile machine is much in demand by packers and brands alike for packing granular materials and powders with unmatched ease and effi

Cutting edge Technologies at Sino-Pack/PACKINNO 2017 To Unveil the Future of Food Packaging Industry

Over the past few years, the global packaging industry has improved with the significant rise in sales of food packaging containers and technologies. TechNavio’s analyst predicted the global food packaging market will grow at around 8% between 2015 and 2020. The growth is attributed to consumer demand for convenience food.

Open up to the unexpected with the Absolut Facet limited edition bottle made by Ardagh

Ardagh Group has continued its productive and highly creative relationship with Absolut with the launch of its latest limited edition bottle, Absolut Facet.

EVOLUTION Ultra Flat blown film lines from Reifenhauser Blown Film convince the North American market

Worms / Troisdorf, September 2016 | Blown film lines with the EVOLUTION Ultra Flat film flattening unit from Reifenhäuser Blown Film are on the road to success: The company has installed further lines in North America where superior reel quality is becoming a crucial selling point.

Leading serbian mineral water producer turns to sidel to provide a complete line solution

To increase the capacity of its Prolom mineral water production facility, the Serbian spa resort owner and bottler Planinka is again turning to Sidel, the leading provider of production equipment and services for liquids in PET, in establishing a new complete line. Maintaining the healthy properties of Prolom water was key for this customer.


Innovia Films is expanding its portfolio of peelable Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films - Propafilm™ RCP is now available in 52 and 60 microns. This significantly proven, easy-to-open, food packaging film range now includes heavy duty, high barrier and snap wrap options.  

Bosch Packaging Technology wins the German Packaging Award 2016

Concept impresses thanks to scalability and high dosing accuracy International jury rated 213 projects from nine countries Sigpack VPF offers unique flexibility thanks to expandable modules

Videojet launches new solvent ink with enhanced adhesion on non-porous consumer packaged goods

Videojet ink experts develop solvent ink for TIJ printers, designed to deliver high-resolution text, logos and bar codes on non-porous materials  

Labelling in Saudi Arabia, Sacmi wins the dairy challenge

A leading global player in the dairy industry, with operations spanning production and packaging, Saudi firm Almarai has chosen Sacmi’s roll-fed technology to meet the complex labelling requirements on its 2-litre milk and laban (a yogurt-like product popular in the Arab world) container production lines.

Aluminium aerosol cans report clear gains worldwide Very stable growth in global production in first half of 2016

The member companies of AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, could be more than happy with developments in shipments around the world. In the first half of the year, they boosted output of aluminium aerosol cans by a remarkable 4.5 per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier to about 2.9 billion cans.

Top international bottler renews its trust in Sacmi labelling for the US market

Industry multinational chooses Sacmi solutions for their reliability, productivity and user- friendliness.  

Pepperl+Fuchs Introduces Self-Contained, Adjustable Long-Range Read/Write Head

New F192 reader quickly reads up to 200 tags at distances of 15+ feet  

SP Industries Introduces CP-2012: High Density, Dual Cylinder Stationary Compactor

HOPKINS, MI – SP Industries offers the CP-2102 Compactor. With a dual cylinder design, this compactor easily handles institutional waste, packaging products, wood/pallets and corrugated materials. The CP-2102 helps reduce hauling costs and employee labor with fewer trips to the landfill.

Barrier coatings for plastic packaging is being driven by economic, social, demographic and lifestyle changes

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK –22 September, 2016 – The global market value of barrier coatings for plastic packaging is projected at $1.37 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 5.2% during the five-year period to 2021 to $1.76 billion.  

BOBST expands presence in West Africa

BOBST has announced that it will open an office in Lagos, Nigeria to enhance the support provided to customers in West and Central Africa. The formal launch of the new office took place at an event during Propak West Africa exhibition being held in the city.  

GOEBEL IMS showcases past and future of slitting and winding solutions for film industry at K 2016

Between October 19 – 26, plastics and rubber professionals as well as businesses are gathering at K in Düsseldorf, Germany, to discover the industry’s newest solutions and state-of-the-art technologies.

World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2016 AEROBAL presents this year’s winners

For its competition to find this year’s best aluminium aerosol cans, AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, once again invited entries from all over the world. AEROBAL’s member companies account for about 70 per cent of all aluminium aerosol cans produced worldwide.

Flexibility and total integration: Sacmi prepares for Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

A starring role for the new IPS 400, the machine that makes Sacmi the perfect all-round partner for converters. Also on show: integrated Sacmi solutions for the beverage industry, from stretch-blow moulding to filling, plus the new COLORACAP for the digital printing of caps  

Original spare parts just one clisk away with Sidel services online

Sidel, the leading provider of production equipment and services for liquids in PET, announces the launch of “Sidel Services Online” for fast and easy ordering of original spare parts for its equipment and complete lines.  

Iranian firm Khoshform invests in Sacmi’s IPS 400

Unchallenged leader on the local market and the country’s sole supplier to the major beverage players, Khoshform has chosen Sacmi technology on account of its quality, performance and a flexibility that permits the use of different mould types.  

European tube industry reports slight growth in first half of 2016: Market consolidation continues

Unperturbed by increasing market consolidation, shipments of the European tube industry revealed a positive development in the first half of 2016. Total production of member companies of etma – european tube manufacturers association – totalled almost 5.3 billion tubes and was thus about two per cent above the previous year’s figures.

Amid growing demand Uflex develops Melamine Free, Acrylic Coated BOPET Film

21 September 2016, Poland (Europe): Melamine, a synthetic triazine compound and an organic base is known to impart scratch, wear and puncture resistance to packaging films thereby enhancing the strength of the ensuing laminate structure, but the cons of the compound over weigh its pros.

BOBST to focus on functional substrate excellence at K 2016. Solution Masters will support converters live. New K5 EXPERT metallizer to be presented.

The BOBST stand at K 2016 will be dedicated to providing inspiration to plastic film converters on how to achieve excellence in process performance and substrate functionality. The benefits of doing so include better product quality, new substrate functions to offer clients, and improvements in the economics of plastic substrate production.

German Pavilion presents innovative packaging solutions in Jakarta

German packaging companies see chances in the growth market of Indonesia  

Fairbanks scales announces updates to FB2550 advanced scale instrument software

New FB2550 software update allows access to the full service menu via web interface, simplifying operation  

New Book concerning Packaging & Distribution of Fruits & Vegetables

An essential reference for technologies of fruit and vegetable packaging Packaging strategies to ensure safety and quality of produce from grower to consumer Covers containment, distribution and protection from damage and microbial contamina

PET preforms, Parmalat goes for SACMI technology

A new IPS 220 - part of a fully automated production centre, web-connected to maximise performance and efficiency – has been successfully installed and started up. The result: the highest-performing and lightest milk bottle preform on the Italian market and, with “SACMI Total Care”, an Industry 4.0-oriented approach to production and service.  

Functionally superior 3D packaging by Uflex is a head turner

15 September 2016: Functionality and aesthetics are undeniably important tactile and ocular factors playing a pivotal role in modern retail. Packaging besides containing and protecting the product, acts as the real ‘last mile salesperson’ on an already inundated retail shelf.


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