• Epson and MyQ cooperation simplifies integration and management of printer fleets in companies

    MyQ print management software now supports Epson print and copy systems and improves the efficiency of the print infrastructure

  • Milliken & Company Announces Acquisition of Zebra-chem

    -- Investment in peroxide masterbatches accelerates growth in plastic recycling

  • The European Plastic Packaging Market Overcomes the Pandemic and Prepares to Face the New Green Regulation

    IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Plastic Packaging - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

  • Logoplaste announces new partner to support future growth

    26 February 2021: Logoplaste, a leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative and sustainable  rigid plastic packaging solutions for the world’s premier FMCG brands, today announced that Ontario  Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) has agreed to acquire The Carlyle Group’s (NASDAQ: CG) majority stake in the company. Current Logoplaste shareholders Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas will  retain their approximately 40% stake in the business as it embarks on its next phase of growth.

  • Aptar Beauty + Home Fragrance Innovation “IGO” for Issey Miyake Received the Second Award of “Formes de Luxe” magazine, in the Dispensing Category.


    The jury of professionals from leading luxury brands and design agencies highlighted the high degree of innovation in  “IGO” concept – “An interesting idea as the cap is quite voluminous on its own, so it’s a clever way to give it a second use” and the “technical challenge of housing a travel format in the cap while obtaining a quality spray”.  Recognition for the “IGO” innovative design once again demonstrates the unique industrial savoir-faire of Aptar Beauty + Home.

    This 2-in-1 packaging innovation allows the iconic fragrances of Issey Miyake to become nomadic thanks to a 20 ml spray of the fragrance integrated in the cap of the product. The “IGO” pack was designed and produced on the Aptar Oyonnax Campus, our expert Team specialized in Custom development.

    This is the second distinction for IGO, following the CosmetiqueMag Award in Fragrance Packaging Design category.

    We would like to thank the “Formes de Luxe” magazine and the jury for this recognition as well as Shiseido for this collaboration.

  • Compression and total quality control – The SACMI range at Chinaplas 2021

    With over 650 machines sold in China, SACMI is the country’s absolute leader in cap manufacturing solutions that use compression technology. In April the fair will showcase all the latest, with a sharp focus on efficiency and integrated process control.

  • Spectra Create stylish recycled packs of Cultiv


    Taking advantage of Spectra’s versatile tubular design, the sleek new 250ml packs were extrusion blow-moulded in 50% Post-Consumer Recycled HDPE.

    To provide the complete packaging solution, Spectra’s dedicated in-house decoration department finished the packs with two-pass printing to work harmoniously with Cultiv’s existing product lines.

    Organic-based beauty brand Cultiv is one of Spectra’s many valued export customers based in France.

    The French market continues to prove an exciting and vibrant territory for Spectra, according to Charlotte Clarke, Export Customer Sales Representative at Spectra.

    Charlotte said “Our busy export department is always looking to forge strong footholds across Europe to expand our reputation beyond the UK. Our relationship with Cultiv is yet another example of how we are working closely with a diverse range of brands irrespective of international borders or the uncertainty of Brexit.”

    Lauren Lachaud, Product Manager at Cultiv, commented, “Spectra helped us create beautiful recycled plastic packaging that perfectly matches our desire to combine aesthetics and ecological considerations, which is an important commitment of our brand. Our customers have been very receptive to them”.

  • Duravant Launches nVenia, a Duravant Operating Company


    Leveraging the strengths of Arpac, Hamer, Fischbein, and Ohlson, nVenia is positioned to be a leading equipment designer, manufacturer and integrator for primary, secondary and end-of-line packaging solutions. Arpac equipment includes shrink wrappers, tunnels and bundlers, tray and case formers and packers, and robotic and conventional palletizers. Fischbein equipment is the trusted brand for open-mouth bag sewing and sealing systems. Hamer equipment leads the market in industrial bagging automation, with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions including weighing, forming, filling, sewing, sealing and complete bag management. Ohlson equipment is recognized for rugged, highly accurate primary packaging lines to weigh, count and fill all types of packages, from flexible pouches to jars to rigid containers. All four of these names will continue to thrive as product brands within the nVenia product offering and will be prominently featured as such on nVenia equipment.

    “The union of these four equipment brands reflects a new era, further strengthening Duravant’s leadership position in the North American packaging industry,” said Mike Kachmer, President and CEO of Duravant. “By bringing these brands together under one roof and one name, we are creating next-level packaging equipment, integration and innovation solutions for our customers.”

    nVenia will operate from a newly constructed, 256,000 square foot facility located in Wood Dale, Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport; making travel convenient for global customers and partners. The facility is planned to open in April 2021 with nVenia’s existing manufacturing sites transitioning into this single location throughout the remainder of the year.

    “nVenia’s new home is a world-class facility with a state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center, outfitted with demonstration, lab and training capabilities designed to welcome customers and guests to engage with the complete nVenia family of packaging brands,” said Thurman Melson, President of nVenia. “nVenia’s name comes from the Latin word invenio, meaning innovation. That word will be the driving force behind everything nVenia does while we persist to keep our customers’ needs at the forefront.”

    nVenia’s customers will continue to depend on their existing Arpac, Hamer-Fischbein and Ohlson Packaging sales representatives, as well as SupportPro technicians for the sales, maintenance and service of their equipment. By combining these brands under one roof and utilizing lean deployment, nVenia’s customers will realize multiple benefits including increased quality, reduced lead times and improved service levels.

    “Having worked in this industry for over 22 years, I can say that this is a truly exciting move for the entire Duravant family of operating companies,” said Rick Allegretti, nVenia Senior Vice President of Sales. “nVenia is a powerhouse in the market now, with the strength, recognition and longevity of Arpac, Hamer-Fischbein and Ohlson. We are positioned for incredible growth and look forward to better serving our customers with the same quality, service and relationship focus our customers have always counted on.”

    About nVenia

    nVenia, headquartered in Wood Dale, IL, designs and manufactures primary, secondary and end-of-line packaging equipment, featuring the product brands of Arpac, Fischbein, Hamer and Ohlson. Serving targeted end markets including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture and industrials, nVenia’s focus is on delivering next-level packaging equipment, integration and innovation to our customers. Arpac brand equipment includes shrink wrappers, tunnels and bundlers, tray and case formers and packers, and robotic and conventional palletizers. Fischbein equipment is the trusted brand for open-mouth bag sewing and sealing systems. Hamer brand equipment is utilized worldwide and leads the market in large format filling, bagging, and palletizing; operating in some of the harshest production environments. Ohlson brand equipment features rugged solutions for automating weighing and counting operations into primary packaging of flexible and rigid containers. These trusted brands together deliver next-level performance through consultative design of integrated fit-for-purpose production lines. nVenia is a Duravant Company and is backed by SupportPro, a complete lifecycle management program for parts, service and support. For more information, visit www.nVenia.com.

    About Duravant

    Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit www.duravant.com.

    Media Contact:
    Eleni Yianas
    Vice President, Marketing


  • GEA Sustainable Energy Solutions significantly improve plant efficiency and reduce CO₂ emissions

    Potential energy savings of up to 30 percent and a significant reduction in CO₂ emissions by as much as 90 or even 100 percent:
    GEA’s Sustainable Energy Solutions (SEnS) offering integrates processes and utilities (refrigeration and heating) solutions, allowing GEA experts to develop optimization strategies for customers in diverse industries.

    Numerous successfully completed SEnS projects from GEA show:
    These optimizations reduce the customer’s energy footprint and running costs, without compromising output or the bottom line.

  • Milliken’s ColorDirection 2022 brings Emerging Confidence to fragile optimism

    The world is returning to a new sense of connection and six clear bright colors represent a can-do attitude to positive global change

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