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Uflex launches Direct UV Offset Printable Polyester Film

05 December 2016: UV offset printing on non-absorptive surfaces is getting popular by the days. It gives an ultimate packaging solution for Board Lamination and Decorative Printing. The daunting challenge in this segment however remains the availability of right kind of substrate where direct printing can be done without any primer/ treatment.  

NVC probes into the future at 63rd General Meeting of Members

On Thursday 24 November 2016, the 63rd NVC General Meeting of Members took place in the Evoluon in Eindhoven (NL). During this fully packed meeting future trends were addressed in the keynote lecture given by John Nicholson from NVC member company HAVI. His presentation was followed by a lively discussion with the panel of member- experts and the audience.  

Label Impressions Rewarded with Top Prize at TLMI Annual Label Awards

Partnership with CTGA and Asahi Photoproducts contributed to win, increasing quality and sustainability  

Coca-Cola Europe's "Taste the Feeling" messages on Ardagh's aluminium bottles

An important part of Coca-Cola Europe’s fully integrated and unified “Taste the Feeling” marketing campaign is the “emotional product communication” which features on the eye- catching 25cl shaped aluminium bottles produced by Ardagh.  

Cosmo Films to showcase a comprehensive range of speciality packaging products at PackTech 2016

DELHI, November 30, 2016– Cosmo Films, a leading manufacturer of speciality BOPP films will be showcasing its comprehensive range of speciality packaging films, especially barrier films, at the upcoming International PackTech India 2016– 9 th International Exhibition for Processing, Packaging and Printing, scheduled to take place from 15 th December to 17 th December 2016 in Mu

EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) welcomed its 4,000th member into the organization. The official tribute to KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, a supplier of advanced packaging machinery equipped with EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, took place in the frame of the SPS IPC Drives 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.  

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes official EtherCAT P specification documents

As announced at the Hannover Messe 2016, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has published a first draft of the official EtherCAT P technology specification, together with the extension of all corresponding documents on its website. Additionally, there has been finalized an application note as a guideline for the implementation of EtherCAT P slaves.  

Gold in packaging innovation for FLEXA Creations Color Testers

Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2016 has been won by FLEX/design for the FLEXA Creations Color Testers, a novel package for consumers based on both creative and functional design that fulfils a real consumer need for testing colours to be used at home.

BOBST Solution Masters steal the show at K 2016

Simultaneous launch of the K5 EXPERT introduces the world’s highest productivity vacuum metallizer for the packaging industry.  

Largest Ever PACK EXPO Exceeds Highest of Expectations

Reston, Va.; Nov. 17, 2016 — On the 60th Anniversary of its debut, PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO served as the world’s largest and most comprehensive processing and packaging show in 2016.  

The VDMA and the US American NPES Printing Equipment Association continue their Transatlantic Cooperation

Dr. Markus Heering is a guest at the Annual Conference of the US American NPES printing equipment association in Florida The VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association and the NPES cooperate in the fields of market research, norms & standards and share information on technological developments in the printing industry

Major breakthrough for Uflex’s Flexfresh TM liner bags in Europe

17 November 2016, Noida: The proof of the pudding is in the eating!!! This is exactly what Flexfresh TM liner bags by India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company Uflex Limited, have just proven.

New Duerr's citrus jar set to transform the sector

…..new design software helps Ardagh to create the perfect citrus  

Ardagh launches 3D Design studio for its customers

........... new metal packaging service converts 2D artwork into 3D packaging models and reduces journey time to market   Information As a world leading metal packaging company, Ardagh is constantly exploring faster routes to market for its customers.  

Mondelez, Sealed Air & Vitopel Confirmed to speak at AMI's 10th BOPP Film Conference

AMI, Bristol, November 2016 - Specialist plastics research consultancy AMI has released the programme for the 10th anniversary edition of BOPP Film, the only conference dedicated to the interests of the global BOPP industry.  

Systech Illinois launch newly designed website

Systech Instruments (UK) and Illinois Instruments (USA), experts of gas analysis instruments have launched their redesigned website, www.systechillinois.com.  

Ardagh innovation earns four medals at 2016 Cans of the Year awards

Ardagh came out as one of the main winners in the prestigious international 2016 Canmaker Cans of the Year awards with two category gold medals and two silver medals. The feature that is common to all four successes is packaging innovation targeted at maximising customer benefits and consumer convenience.  

CPhI India organises Pharma Week in Mumbai from 17 Nov - 18 Nov

CPhI India and Pre-mac have organised a Pharma Week which denotes the growth of the Indian Pharma Industry. The events are scheduled from17 Nov till 23 Nov. In 1 week more than 10 events will take place across the city of Mumbai focusing on Business, Knowledge, Leadership, Innovation, Recognition & Networking in the field of Pharma.

Sino-Pack / PACKINNO 2017 Highlights Daily Chemical Products Packaging

The development of daily chemical products generates the packaging demands. To cope with the market trend, daily chemical products packaging will become the focus of “The 24th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials” (Sino-Pack 2017) and “The China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products” (PACKINNO 2017), which will be held in March 2017.

Uflex launches Profile Pouch for Liquids with Sonically Sealed Spout

10 November 2016, Noida: Ghee or clarified butter is an unmistakably important condiment of South Asian cuisine. Conventionally ghee has been marketed in poly- pouched pillow packs, cartons or tin cans. These types of packaging are functionally not very user-friendly and are thus losing out on both pace and steam in the modern retail arena.

U.S. Domestic Shipments of Packaging Machinery Rising to $8.5B by 2020

McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 06, 2016 — The value of domestic shipments of packaging machinery is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 percent reaching $8.5 billion in 2020, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

New BOBST K5 EXPERT Unveiled at Bobst Manchester Open House

Over 80 visitors from around the world attended this year’s Bobst Manchester Open House held at its Competence Centre on 18 th October 2016.   The event saw the world premiere of the NEW BOBST K5 Expert, the highest productivity metallizer in the world.  

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) (www.crowncork.com), 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 (www.videojet.com/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’S WRAP RAGE SOLUTIONS

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.  

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