• 3 Ways Automated Packaging Equipment Delivers ROI

    For companies currently hand-weighing and filling their products, one of the first benefits they should see with the introduction of a linear or multi-head weigher is a reduction in product giveaway.

    Every product and every company is different. In general, Ohlson feels that a single employee hand weighing and packaging working at a steady pace (about 3 packages per minute) will likely reach an accuracy of around 5%. Higher accuracies are certainly possible, but they may come at the expense of speed and overall output.

    When quotas are involved, there is also a human element to that accuracy level. An employee who is expected to package 150+ products an hour may simply send slightly overfilled (or underfilled) bags down the line rather than fix the issue and reduce their throughput. To that employee, the costs of not meeting their quota far outweighs any costs incurred by their employer.

    Ohlson scales and other automated filling equipment can reduce that giveaway tremendously, delivering accuracies down to 0.1 grams for many products and applications and increasing the number of packages that are actually sold to customers.

  • Strategic cooperation for safer photovoltaic systems

    Stäubli Electrical Connectors is an expert in reliable, dependable electrical connection solutions for many industrial sectors. The Original MC4 PV connector set the standard for photovoltaics (PV). With a proven track record of more than 330 GW of installed photovoltaic capacity, accounting for almost 50 percent of the total global PV capacity, Stäubli has more than 25 years of experience in this area.

    The Department of Engineering and Information Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH integrates forward-looking topics like alternative energies, new technologies and digitalization into its research, development, and teaching. Its photovoltaics laboratory, under the supervision of Prof. Urs Muntwyler, has carried out research in the area of “photovoltaic system technology” for 30 years. Since 1985, Prof. Urs Muntwyler has been a committed pioneer and expert in solar energy. He is also part of a body of experts on safe PV installations in the building insurance industry.

    Matthias Mack, Director of Global Alternative Energies, confirms: “We see this long-term cooperation with the BFH as another step in making the quite young PV industry safer in the long term, with quality products and education in the area of application or installation as a contribution to decarbonization of the energy industry.”

  • Berlin Packaging expands its presence in Northern Europe with the acquisition of Vinkova, Dutch leaders in glass packaging


    With more than 50 years of experience, Vinkova offers a huge range of tailored solutions and products to a large customer base on the Dutch market, boasting solid industry know-how and strong relations with some of Europe’s most important glass producers.

    The strategic joining of Vinkova is, for Berlin Packaging, the completion of the range offered on the Dutch market, supplementing the innovative plastic and metal solutions and innovative closures already marketed on the territory since 2019.

    Berlin Packaging is a global player supplying packaging solutions and services to customers of all types, across the globe, in all industrial sectors. The company is based in North America, where it has been operating since 1898, and boasts a global footprint that is expanding rapidly, with more than 130 offices and warehouses worldwide.

    Vinkova is the eighth acquisition to be made in Europe since 2016. Customers and suppliers of both companies will benefit significantly from this acquisition and the combined operations of Europe’s most important packaging distributor.

    Starting today, Vinkova’s customers can enjoy the exclusive design and innovation services guaranteed by Bruni Glass Innovation Center in Italy and by the One Eleven Studio in the United States of America.

    “We are extremely enthusiastic to become a part of the Berlin Packaging family and are certain that this new partnership will benefit our customers, suppliers and employees enormously”, André Rombout, General Manager of Vinkova, commented. “We are a solid company and will become even more so”.

    “This is great news for our company, and for all our business partners too, adds Ruben van der Zouw, Vinkova’s commercial director. They will all benefit from the strong capabilities the Berlin Packaging Group has to offer. The Vinkova team is ready to start this new chapter in our history.”

    “The acquisition of a solid glass packaging supplier in the food & beverage industry allows us to further extend the presence of Berlin Packaging on the European glass packaging market, completing the range of glass-plastic-closure products”, Paolo Recrosio underlined, CEO of Berlin Packaging Europe. “It also offers us huge business opportunities, thereby confirming the validity of our strategy and the consistency of our project”.

    “In addition to consolidating our positioning in Northern Europe, this acquisition allows us to support customers of all sizes and from all market segments, strengthening our commercial relations and the range of extremely high-quality services”, declared Bill Hayes, CEO and President of Berlin Packaging.

    Fully in line with the Berlin Packaging acquisitions strategy, the workforce and structure of Vinkova will not change in any way: all employees will remain with the company, as confirmation of the growth and development objectives in Europe.

    Berlin Packaging
    Berlin Packaging is the world’s only Hybrid Packaging Supplier® specialised in the supply of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures. Each year, the company supplies thousands of articles to customers of all sectors, together with packaging design services, financing, consultancy, storage and logistics.

    More information is available from BerlinPackaging.com

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  • Tips For Designing The Packaging That Contains Your Products

    There was a time when product packaging was just that—a packaging. But while its primary function is to wrap and keep products clean and intact, it has evolved into something more. Your product container represents your brand. It's your identity in the middle of the immeasurable sea of commerce and it can spell your business success or failure. 


    At SÜDPACK, sustainability is an elementary component of the corporate strategy. As a leading film manufacturer and pioneering partner in the development of sustainable packaging concepts, the group of companies has intensively advanced the expansion of its innovative product portfolio as part of its sustainability offensive in recent years. At the same time, various initiatives were initiated that take into account the aspects of material reduction, recyclability, renewable raw materials and the circular economy. With these initiatives, the current and future requirements of the packaging industry can be met, in order to keep the consumption of resources in the manufacture of packaging as low as possible and to close material cycles.

    Compared to the two previous reports, the scope of the report has been expanded to include two international locations. In addition to the locations SÜDPACK Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG and ecoform Multifol Verpackungsfolien GmbH & Co. KG with the Ochsenhausen, Erlenmoos, Schwendi and Erolzheim locations, the locations SÜDPACK Klobuck Sp. Zoo (Poland) and SÜDPACK Bioggio SA (Switzerland) involved in communication. The production processes were further developed and optimized at all six locations in order to be able to produce even more resource-efficiently than before.

    The report, which appears every two years, is based on the leading international standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). SÜDPACK sees its detailed sustainability reporting not only as a voluntary commitment with regard to the greatest possible transparency for customers, business partners, stakeholders and employees, but above all "as part of a continuous optimization process within our company and as a significant contribution to the continuous development of an entire industry," explains Erik Bouts , Spokesman for the management of SÜDPACK. Because "we can only meet global challenges such as climate change, permanently increasing environmental pollution and developments in social interaction

    The goal-oriented approaches at SÜDPACK also include the creation of the new "CSR and Sustainability" area, which will be assigned to strategic marketing. On the basis of a holistic sustainability strategy, new projects can be implemented much more effectively than before and the individual sustainability initiatives can be bundled even more closely. One of the items on the agenda is, for example, the implementation of projects that contribute to making the locations CO2 neutral and reducing the CO2 footprint of SÜDPACK's packaging materials.

    A dedicated website was set up for SÜDPACK's 2020 sustainability report, which can be accessed at www.nachhaltigkeit.suedpack.com . All relevant contents of the report are clearly presented on this page.

  • Universal Robots sells 50,000th cobot

    “We have come far, but there is still an immense potential in the market both for well-known and completely new cobot applications,” said von Hollen. “With our unrivaled installed base, we are constantly learning from our customers, leveraging a very data-driven approach in the development of our cobots. This is an approach I believe will help keep us leading the field in the years to come.

    “We have worked very hard in the past 15 years to develop an entirely new market segment with a mission to enable especially small- and medium-sized companies to automate tasks they thought were too costly or complex.

    “As a pioneer in this market, we put a lot of work into creating awareness, influencing standards, and changing customers’ perceptions influenced by their experience of traditional robots.”

    Cobots are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.37 per cent during 2020-2025.

  • Soon new premises for Stoppil!

    We had been waiting for it for several months, it is finally here, erected on the site which will soon host a brand new building: the sign announcing the start of work on the new Stoppil premises!

    Established since 1988 in Chanteloup-en-Brie in Seine et Marne, the company will take possession of its new building in September 2021. We remain faithful to this town since we are moving a few hundred meters, to the new business area of Clos du Chêne. Sector IV of Marne la Vallée where we are located has an ideal geographical location barely 30 kilometers from Paris: the RER A line, the A4 motorway, the TGV station, as well as the proximity to Roissy airport. -Charles de Gaulle. We had no reason to go anywhere else! 

    These modern and much more spacious premises will allow us to support our development. We also take the opportunity to invest in new machines. " We've been cramped for too long, we need space for better efficiency in our production processes. We will finally be able to welcome our customers in the best conditions, in a place that reflects dynanism. of the company "specifies Stéphane Chiry, co-director of Stoppil.

  • Stevanato Group partners with Microsoft: Cloud Computing and Remote Assistance to meet the challenges of the Pharmaceutical Industry

    State-of-the-art technologies enable a comprehensive digital transformation process in support of international growth for the Padua-based Group, now also involved in the production of glass primary packaging for drugs and the various potential vaccines to fight COVID-19, vaccine inspection equipment and plastic components for diagnostic testing.

  • Valpak to help UK recycler gain PRN accreditation

    The cost of accreditation and current price of PRNs means that it is not financially viable for some of the UK’s smaller plastics recycling businesses to get accredited under the scheme. Under the terms of the agreement, Valpak will work with Aylesbury Granulation to ensure accreditation costs are covered through PRN purchases. In return, Valpak has agreed an exclusive supply deal for the PRNs produced by the company.

    Commenting on the agreement, Valpak’s procurement director, Ben Richardson, said: “Businesses like Aylesbury Granulation play a vital role in the UK’s recycling infrastructure. Helping keep businesses like this within the accreditation system has many advantages, not least retaining valuable evidence that would otherwise have been lost.”

    Susan Staff, commercial manager for Aylesbury Granulation, added: “The ability to continue to generate PRNs will provide an additional and secure revenue stream whilst also helping us to market our services to new and potentially larger customers, many of whom will have obligations under the new Plastic Packaging Tax.”

  • Engage Technologies Corporation Corporate Profile

    Corporate Profile
    Engage Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, MN. Squid Ink, Eastey, American Film & Machinery (AFM) and Cogent Technologies are all divisions of Engage.

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