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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.

Future of international business education in packaging LIVE on stage at ALL4PACK Paris

On Monday 14 November 2016 packaging exhibition ALL4PACK Paris will stage a unique debate sharing the latest insights on the future of the international business education in packaging.

Adds Novolex and Liqui Box as Members : Trend Towards Sustainable Packaging Innovation Among Converters Continues

WASHINGTON, DC – January 13, 2016 - AMERIPEN, The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, is pleased to announce that it has recently added 2 new members: Novolex and Liqui-Box. According to Jeff Wooster, President of AMERIPEN, “We are very happy to have Novolex and Liqui-Box join us.  

Greenline: the environmental solution to reduce the costs-in- the-box

The void filling market is constantly looking for reducing the packaging costs, while the customer demand for environmental friendly solutions increases. Ranpak offers with the new Greenline paper line a solution for both needs. The recycled paper is produced of post-consumer waste and stands for a green solution.

Sidel to show innovations in beverage packaging and services to producers at china brew 2016

At China Brew & China Beverage 2016 (11-14 October), Sidel will be championing its innovative and customer-focused solutions in packaging, production equipment and services for liquids in PET.  

Verstraete IML Guide leads you to the 16 IML systems at the K 2016!

Verstraete in mould labels, one of world’s leading IML label suppliers, is proud to be the preferred partner for 16 IML systems at the K 2016 (Germany, Düsseldorf, 19 th till 26 th of October 2016). To realize these projects, we have partnered up with 35 companies.

Ardagh's new design book WHY METAL? provides all the answers

Ardagh Group has published a second metal packaging design book entitled ‘Why Metal?’. This volume, with many advanced reader-friendly features, contains important insights, interviews and a host of eye-catching examples that showcase the scope of metal packaging to shape, decorate and add convenience to brands from around the world.

Ardagh unites the qualities of glass and metal at Brau 2016

Following Ardagh Group’s recent entry into metal beverage can manufacturing the company will, for the first time, feature beverage cans alongside its award winning glass packaging, beer kegs and aluminium bottles at Brau Beviale 2016 (Stand 4A/225).  

Iggesund Paperboard at the top again​

Paperboard manufacturer Iggesund Paperboard’s market-leading brands Invercote and Incada are again among the three most valuable brands on the European paperboard market, concludes a newly released brand survey of European paperboard converters and brand owners done by Opticom International Research.  

​Danone and group BEL confirmed to speak at AMI's thin wall packaging 2016 conference

The event will take place in Cologne from 29 November-1 December 2016  

Uflex launches ESL Aseptic Flexi-Pouch Machine for packaging milk

07 September 2016, Noida (India): Demonstrating its proactive engineering approach, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and Solution Company, Uflex Limited has launched ESL Aseptic Flexi-Pouch Machine for packaging milk that can extend the shelf life of the product up to 90 days. Uflex is the only company in India to manufacture this kind

Sacmi solutions to be showcased at Mendoza, Argentina queen of wine

Group to take part in the third edition of Sitevinitech, a key Argentinian fair at the centre of one of South America's - and the world's - most important wine- making regions. Sacmi will be showcasing complete, integrated filling and labelling lines.  

Sacmi filling solutions head for the home of wine-making

Sacmi filling solutions head for the home of wine-making The Group is currently preparing, for the 20 th edition of Vinitech-Sifel (Bordeaux, 29 th November-1 st December 2016), a high-level response to growing investment levels in the wine-making sector.  

No limit to imagination : Sacmi presents the new COLORA CAP in the United States

The Group is a leading participant at the Plastic Caps & Closures Conference (Chicago, Illinois, 29 to 31 August 2016), with a presentation dedicated to technological innovation with "high product impact”  

Sacmi brand beverage & packaging conquers the Far East

Everything is now ready for the 26th edition of Plastic & Rubber Indonesia (16-19 November 2016). Able to count on a carefully structured presence in the area, the Sacmi Group will be flying to Jakarta to present the latest innovations in the range, from complete ultra-clean filling to cap and preform production solutions.  

Sidel to show innovations in beverage packaging to producers at propak west africa

Sidel, the leading provider of production equipment and services for liquids in PET, has announced that it will be taking part in ProPak West Africa - the region’s largest international show for the packaging, printing and plastics industries.

36 Packaging Value Chain Industry Associations launch joint recommendations for a resource-efficient Circular Economy

Brussels, 30 August 2016 – EUROPEN and 35 other associations1 representing a wide range of sectors including major consumer goods brands, packaging producers, material producers and extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisations, announced today a set of joint recommendations for the Circular Economy legislative proposals.  

Strong growth prospects for BOPET films

AMI, Bristol, 25/08/16 BOPET film is one of the fastest growing polymer substrates with demand expected to top 4 million tonnes this year, a growth of over 1 million tonnes since 2010, according to a new report from leading industry consultants, AMI Consulting.

Water instead of gasoline: Bosch innovation reduces fuel consumption by up to 13 percent

Bosch is the first and only supplier to offer water injection Extra bonus: water saves fuel and can increase engine power Online special with videos and animated films:

The best of Sacmi beverage technology at Drink Technology India

With a quarter of the world’s population and one of the world’s most dynamic economies, India is a strategic market for the industry’s top global players and Sacmi responds to their needs with advanced, customised solutions and the excellence of far-reaching service.  


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