• Master Kong’s aseptic PET lines’ cost predictability and efficiency improved with Sidel’s maintenance services

    In 2019, Master Kong beverage (Master Kong) in China opted to sign a two-year fixed price maintenance contract with Sidel for four of their aseptic complete PET lines producing ready-to-drink (RTD) teas in their plants in Langfang and Baotou. Sidel’s proactive maintenance and on-site support have contributed to Master Kong’s business during the peak season by better controlling maintenance costs while improving the lines’ efficiency by 6%.

  • Siegwerk joins Project STOP to combat plastic pollution in Indonesia

    By becoming a strategic partner of Project STOP, Siegwerk actively supports the creation of sustainable waste management systems in Indonesia to eliminate leakage of plastics into the environment underlining its strong commitment to actively drive the realization of a global circular packaging industry.

  • How to Overcome Your Splicing Challenges and Achieve Peak Production Efficiency

    In the following article, we’ll discuss the qualities and benefits of Davik’s Splice Tapes and how you can significantly improve your splicing process and thereby optimize your production. How Is Splicing A Blessing And A Curse For Manufacturers? The splicing process is a necessity if you want to maintain efficient operations and save time. There are, however, some challenges manufacturing teams face when they rely on splice tapes. These issues not only slow you down but also have the potential of impacting the overall quality of your final product. Even if you have been in the non-woven market for a long time and have had a lot of experience with splice tapes, the following problems still affect you. Splicing Is Susceptible To Failure Every production line has a unique set of conditions, leaving you with a number of considerations when it comes to selecting the right splice tape. With your current splicing procedure, how are you identifying and removing all the splices throughout production? Can the process be optimized? How does your operator avoid making critical mistakes? Contact a Davik Expert Today It’s important to understand why splicing tapes fail. The following three reasons are the most common for splicing failures: Adhesion formula that is not suitable for its application Error by a human operator Lack of tape flexibility The Result of Failed Quality Control for Your Splicing Process It is a serious challenge for manufacturers when splicing defects remain in your final product and can’t be detected automatically. The tape itself and the entire area where the splice tape was applied are unusable. If any remnant of a splice appears in your end product and reaches the consumer it can result in significant damage to your brand name as well as loss in market share. Get Best Results with Davik’s Revolutionary Splice Tape We, at Davik, set out to develop a product that can address these exact issues with a special focus for the nonwoven industry. Today, our Splice Tape is unmatched in adhesion strength and can operate in almost any condition. Customizable for a wide variety of production lines of different measurements and speed including converting and folding machines. Our Splice Tapes are detectable by metal and optical sensors, which makes them perfect for automating the entire process. Completely Detectable for a Faster and More Accurate Process We know how essential splicing is to keep your manufacturing process efficient. That’s, why we created our splicing tape to be “idiot-proof” and give you 100% assurance that zero splices will be found in the final product. Our metal detection splice tape addresses all the splicing problems you likely face today. With unmatched detection capabilities that enable your production line to be fully automated while accurately detecting all spliced parts. How Does It Work? The splice is made detectable either via metal or color detection that can be integrated within the production line. Since our splicing tape itself is made from aluminum and can also be colored (usually blue or red, other colors available). This makes for the splice tape to be highly detectable by either or both metal detention or color detection sensors that can be integrated in the production line. With this automation of the splice removal in place, the plant manager can be completely alleviated from the responsibility. And your optimized workflow will provide assurance that your end product is completely clean from splicing defects. Safe and Easy to Use The tape is made to be extremely easy to tear by hand and can be applied in a matter of seconds. No machinery, scissors or any sharp tool needed. Customize to Make Your Process as Efficient as Possible Davik’s offers you the option to customize the best solution for your application. From the detection method, colors to dimensions and other specs that are right for your process. For example, the metal detection splice tape comes in three different variants. Each variant is suitable for a specific application which differs according to the material, speed, and other parameters. Don’t worry, our experts at Davik will be there to guide you through the entire process and help you make the best choice. Great Shear Resistance and Flexibility Davik prides itself on providing the best overall quality. When it comes to adhesives, well that’s kinda our thing. Machine processes require enhanced shear strength along with flexibility and our splice tapes adhesive more than just pass the standard tests. They are very strong. Our tapes can be easily adhered to any surface and can be relied on to actually last through the entire production cycle. Davik: Your one-stop shop for packaging innovations Splice tapes are not the only thing we are known for. Davik offers a variety of packaging solutions with the most innovative and environment-friendly products. From processing to distribution, we can show you how small and meaningful changes can make your brand stand out. Get in touch to let us know how we can help you today.

  • Unbeatable when it comes to recycling: The perpetual cycle of steel

    There is no easier way to recycle than with packaging steel “We have created this animation film because we are frequently asked how exactly steel packaging can be recycled”, explains Carmen Tschage who is responsible for communication and market development at Germany’s only manufacturer of tinplate. “Recycling couldn’t be any easier than with tinplate, as it’s a magnetic packaging material that is virtually 100 percent recyclable. This can be clearly seen in the animation film. Recycling packaging steel saves valuable resources such as iron ore, coking coal and limestone. A tinplate can is therefore the perfect packaging for a future where packaging can be recycled multiple times. 84 percent of all steel ever produced are still in the material cycle today. Tinplate stands for a closed material cycle and for multi-recycling “Consumers, manufacturers and the trade industry can have a share in protecting the environment and reducing CO2 emissions by selecting packaging material which stands for a closed material cycle, for multi-recycling and which safely protects the product. Every recycled tinplate can helps to save primary resources and to reduce CO2”, says Tschage.

  • Aptar Brings a Delightful Experience to Summer Barbecues

    Polka and Royal, two of Aptar Food + Beverage’s innovative snap tops, bring convenience and ease to consumers, giving them an enjoyable barbecue. The wide finger recess and easy-open lid on these closures allow for one-handed use, and Aptar’s SimpliSqueeze® valve allows these wide-based closures to be used on inverted packages, providing an even and controlled dispense with less product leakage.

    Not only do these closures offer benefits to consumer, but our Polka and Royal also give brands a delightful way to match their packaging. Color customization allows matching the brand identities to help loyal customers easily recognize the products they need. Furthermore, Royal’s two-colored design allows the whole package to stand out on the shelves, catching the attention of new consumers.

  • Xiaoyangren Launches Sports Drink Featuring Aptar’s Sports Closure

    Smart Packaging!

    The dynamically shaped bottle, with Aptar’s sports closure, reflects a youthful attitude towards life – a love for play, adventure, and sports. With a novel design, this sports closure has dual wings on the top, to symbolize vitality and energy, and the clam-shell cap can be flipped open with one hand, ideal when playing sports, and making it easy to drink on-the-go. Simplisqueeze®, Aptar’s flow control silicon valve, is smartly designed into the spout to help avoid leaking, even when the closure is open – making it convenient and hygienic.

    Generation Z has become an indispensable consumer group, with the evolution of national brands requiring a constant dialogue with this generation. Emotional identification can be achieved by using product differentiation to break the “dimension wall” between brands and consumers.

  • More reliable transformer thanks to phenolic-glued pressboard

    Röchling improves the electrical properties of Trafoboard® - How reliable is the material?
    Haren, 8th of July, 2020 – The demands placed on oil-filled transformers are constantly increasing. Ever greater efficiency and operational reliability are desired, even at high operating temperatures and heavy electrical load. Especially for the construction of modern transformers, Röchling Industrial has further developed the properties of its’ premium insulating material, Trafoboard®. Trafoboard® has been subjected to comprehensive testing by the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

    Since 2010, Röchling has been offering an insulation material made of high-quality laminated pressboard for the highest demands on electrical properties in the form of Trafoboard®. Trafoboard® HD-PH consists of high-density pressboard layers, made from pure cellulose according to IEC 60641, bonded together using a phenol-based resin matrix.

    Röchling has several decades of experience with the phenolic resin for use in oil-filled transformers, thanks to the high-voltage insulation material Lignostone® Transformerwood®, which is also part of the company’s product range. The properties of phenolic resin remain constant in oil-filled transformers even over a very long period of time and thus offer very good conditions for the construction of transformers. Against this background, Röchling developed the phenolic-glued pressboard, Trafoboard® HD-PH

    The very low moisture content and the very good drying behaviour characterise the material. Trafoboard® HD-PH meets the mechanical and electrical requirements for laminated pressboard according to IEC 60763-3 type 3.1 A.2 and in part clearly exceeds them. Unlike polyester-glued laminated pressboard, this material does not release styrene during machining. This avoids an unpleasant smell and a possible health hazard for the employees.

    Röchling has been cooperating closely with the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück for years in the development of insulating materials for transformer construction. This also applies to Trafoboard® HD-PH, which has been approved for many years by renowned manufacturers of oil-filled transformers after thorough examinations of the properties and has been successfully used worldwide as insulating parts, such as rings, platform and fasteners.

    To enable transformer manufacturers to make allowance for the requirements for increasingly powerful transformers, Röchling has now further optimised the electrical properties of the material and had them tested in the modern high voltage laboratory of the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück. A high partial discharge inception field strength in the bonded seam between the laminated pressboard layers is the greatest challenge for the electrical properties. Consequently, Röchling has further optimised the manufacturing process of Trafoboard® and once again improved the bonded seam of the premium insulating material.

    No partial discharge
    The University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück tested 40 samples parallel to the lamination in mineral oil for partial discharge with a measurement precision of

    Greater efficiency and more compact designs
    The very good electrical properties make it possible to design even more efficient transformers and contribute to operational safety and reliability. Thanks to the further improved bonding with phenol-based resin matrix, the premium insulation material can be used in higher electrical field areas, permitting even more compact transformer design. Furthermore, the mechanical properties remain at an excellent level even at elevated temperatures, which means that the Trafoboard® HD-PH also ensures increased operational safety in overload operation.

    Premium materials for the transformer industry
    Röchling insulating materials have been used in transformers for over 60 years, and meet the highest dielectric and thermal requirements. Apart from Trafoboard® HD-PH, Röchling provides the laminated densified wood Lignostone® Transformerwood® for use in oil-filled power transformers. Both materials support transformer manufacturers in the development of powerful and safe transformers.

    As a member of the TRANSFORM network, the partner network of European premium suppliers for the transformer industry, Röchling has set itself the task of helping to configure the standards of tomorrow's transformers.


    New data has revealed that speciality security printer Eltronis has successfully aided the resurgence of two pharmaceutical brands that saw massive falls in sales due to Russian counterfeiters.
    Pharma companies Biotehnos and Rompharm, both based in Romania, had seen significant declines in sales of their Alflutop and Rumalon brands in Russia.
    On investigation, it became apparent that the success of both brands had made them a lucrative target for counterfeiters, to the extent that almost half of the branded drugs in the Russian market were showing as fake.

  • Brand’s history captured in a quartet of delightful illustrations


    Behind many popular brands lies an interesting history and many intriguing stories. An important anniversary can be an opportunity to bring these stories to life, particularly on the brand’s packaging. Leading metal packaging company Trivium has been responsible for some memorable examples, and the pick of the 2020 collection is likely to be the limited edition sardine cans celebrating the 100th anniversary of Pointe de Penmarc’h.

  • KAMA confirms that it will be taking part in Drupa 2021

    The global marketplace for the printing industry in Europe is irreplaceable.

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