• Printed Electronics

    Fields of Application:

    1) Printed electronics for the pharmaceutical industry

    2) Capacitive sensors (e.g. touchscreens)

    3) Sensor systems (e.g. electrically readable humidity sensors)

    4) Heating (e.g. sensor heating)

    5) Miscellaneous: measurement current

    Benefits:

    1) Flat and flexible film structure (approx. 50 - 300µ) with minimal weight

    2) Flexible choice of materials according to specific customer requirements and adjusted to the respective application: conductive paste printing, die-cut parts from conductive films, e.g. copper- or aluminum-based

    3) Transparent film substrates for functions involving transmitted light

    4) Easy integration into the customer’s product due to self-adhesive coating of the film

    5) Easy bonding with customer electronics by plug connections, crimping or conductive gluing possible

  • Aptar Launches the New Flip Lid Beverage Closure

    Flip Lid meets requirements of proposed regulations in Europe and AB 319 California in the USA, which requires plastic closures to remain attached to containers, thereby increasing the number of closures being collected and recycled.

    This launch is likened to the transition from tear-off tabs to stay-on tabs for the cans market in the 1970’s. Because the tear-off tab was such a small piece, it was not being collected at the recycling facilities, leading to leakage. This problem was addressed as the industry replaced the tear-off tab with the stay-on tab, which remains prevalent to this day.

    In addition to the environmental benefits, Flip Lid creates a convenient and enjoyable experience to consumers. They no longer need to unscrew the cap, but simply flip it open and drink or pour the product. Consumers will also enjoy the pleasure of drinking with its wide (270 degrees) lockage hinge, in addition to the assurance of resealablity with an audible “click”.

    Convenient, simple, and hygienic, Flip Lid is set to become the preference of brands and consumers worldwide.

    Flip Lid guarantees filling line efficiency as a shared solution with Krones.

  • KW Container, TruSnap™ with TwistCap Paint Container

    The all-plastic container, made of a proprietary injection-molded polymer resin, is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable. The can is designed with a triple-lock seal that snaps on and off to prevent dents and leaks, and eliminate rust. It’s treated to resist “skinning,” so the paint or coating inside remains as fresh as the day you opened it. With a durable, plastic ergonomic handle, the TruSnap™ container is now comfortable to carry and of course, fully recyclable.

  • Customised Weighing and Quality Control for Individual Packet Soups

    The main reason for HACO AG’s investment in the new line at its plant in Gümligen was the desire for greater flexibility during end-of-line packing to meet growing retail demand for shelf-ready transportation containers. At the same time, the manufacturer also wanted to considerably increase output and ensure maximum availability. A major challenge for the installation was the extremely limited floor space and room height.

    HACO AG packs the dry soups in bags. During filling, pasta or vegetable ingredients are mixed with a soup powder, with the fill weight of the ingredients between 10g and 80g. The linear multihead weigher was specially developed for the high-performance handling of free-flowing products with small target weights. Even the top-of-the range CCW-R-112P, which features 12 weighing heads, has extremely compact dimensions, which allowed it to be seamlessly integrated into the new line.

    Soup ingredients such as pasta, croutons or peas are fed into the multihead weigher via two vibrating channels. The feeder system then distributes the product evenly onto twelve vibratory feeder troughs, which transport it to the hoppers. Loadcells and sensors are used to ensure that the product is fed consistently. The 12 pool hoppers (used for weight stabilisation) are followed by 24 weigh hoppers, which provide tens of thousands of weight combinations to get as close as possible to the target weight.

    Accurately weighed product is then released in a double dose via two discharge chutes into two sachets at a time, which are taken to a carousel. The tilt angle of the chutes was specifically designed so that the ingredients drop into the sachets at maximum efficiency. Due to a lack of space, the chutes on the filling system had to be staggered. The asymmetric layout of the interface with the polybag machine also required special software adaptations carried out by Itech AG.

    As well as its speed and accuracy, the linear design of the CCW-R-112 ensures gentle product handling, with the low drop heights particularly beneficial for fragile ingredients like alphabet pasta shapes. Employees at HACO also appreciate the machine's fully enclosed hygienic design, which curbs the amount of dust that is generated and protects the lightweight product from air turbulence.

    Product changes are carried out speedily by selecting from up to 200 pre-sets. All feeder troughs and hoppers have quick-release mechanisms for tool-free removal and replacement.

    Once the ingredients are in the bag, soup powder is added using auger fillers. The sealed pre-printed bags are then conveyed for quality control in the Ishida X-ray, which is able to handle the commonly-used aluminium-coated bags.

    HACO AG places great importance on foreign body detection, less on account of the company's in-house processes and more to monitor the raw products. The Ishida IX-GA’s Genetic Algorithm technology, which uses image data analysis over a number of generations, was adapted specifically to match the requirements of HACO AG in order to carefully check the product against the entire spectrum of potential foreign bodies including glass, metal, stone or plastic.

    The sachets pass through the X-ray inspection system in two lanes at a belt speed of up to 60 metres a minute. In this particular application, faulty packs are not rejected using the standard methods of a swivel arm or a compressed air nozzle, because the flat bags are transported horizontally on the conveyor belt. Itech AG therefore designed a special retractable belt rejection mechanism. If a contaminated sachet needs to be removed from the process, the conveyor belt quickly retracts at the outlet and the bag falls through a slit at the transfer point to the downstream conveyor belt.

    The easy-to-use IX-GA features an automatic set-up function and is ready to operate within 90 seconds. Adjustments can be made on the machine without interrupting production. A data log collects valuable visual and numerical information to demonstrate that production and packing processes are properly and correctly performed.

    HACO AG's new packing line is working in a two-shift mode and is living up to the customer’s high expectations. Output has been increased considerably, while simultaneously reducing product giveaway. Product safety has also been further optimised.

  • DuPont Teijin Films Introduces Polyester Films Range with up to 50 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled rPET Content

    DuPont Teijin Films has worked closely with a world-leading supplier of rPET polymer, sourcing the raw material solely from one-way bottle deposit return schemes from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The bottles are subjected to several stages of sorting and washing before going through the final patented URRC cleaning process. As well as proving a viable end use market for recycled polymer, the Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range also delivers a carbon footprint saving which has been estimated by third party audit to be approximately 1.4 kilograms less CO2 emissions for every kilogram of virgin material replaced by recycled content.

    The Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range is available with the full range of DuPont Teijin Films' heat seal chemistries delivering all the benefits expected of Mylar® lidding films such as low temperature seals, class leading anti-fog performance and the ability to seal to a wide range of material including rPET and pulp punnets.

    DuPont Teijin Films, a joint venture between DuPont and Teijin Limited, is the world's premier producer of polyester films and related services for Healthcare, Alternative Energy, Durable Media, Electronics, Specialist Packaging, Electrical Insulation and Capacitors Industries and many more. Only DuPont Teijin Films manufactures MYLAR® and MELINEX® brand films. Please visit website at www.dupontteijinfilms.com.

    All products, unless otherwise noted, denoted with ™, ℠ or ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont Teijin Films. 

  • Indian Consumer Behaviour : Packaging Insights

    In this current situation, Consumers are more focused on health and hygiene, which is changing consumer behavior towards packaged foods. They are now looking for products which assures quality and healthy. According to Mintel Report on Indian Consumers 2021, below are the key points about to Indian consumer behavior :

  • ProPack west Africa: Special Segment for agro food values addition in West Africa

    Propack West Africa is a collocated event with Agritech West Africa in Ghana, a platform for processing & packaging technology and material industries & enterprises to meet the Ghanaian and West African Manufacturers and value adding industries to meet, introduce and discuss new technologies innovations products and materials.

    The expo is expecting 120+ exhibitor this edition with over 6000 visitors from agribusiness and food processing business community from Ghana & West Africa, and over 100 hosted buyers/ partners from the Agri-food business sector at Accra International Conference Center, Accra Ghana from 24-26 Feb 2021.

    The exhibition is organized under the Auspices of Ministry of Food & Agriculture, Ghana and with support of all major chambers and association in the Agribusiness in Ghana, namely Ghana National Chamber, Association of Ghana Business, Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana, Federation of Association of Ghanaian Exporters, Food Beverage Association of Ghana and many others..

    Processing Technology - Food Processing Machinery, Bottling Technology, Brewing and Beverage Technology, Cosmetic & Personal Care Processing, Dairy & Liquid Processing, Confectionery Equipment, Fish & Seafood Processing Technology, Meat, Processing, Aseptic Processing, Canning & Can Making, Production, Machinery, Food Safety & Hygiene Technology, Pharmaceutical Processing, Automation and Robotics, Laboratory, Testing & Measurement Equipment.

    Packaging Machinery & Equipment’s- Food / Beverages / Cosmetic / Pharma, Packaging Machinery, Coding, Marking, Labelling, Aseptic Packaging, PET & Plastics, Packaging Technologies, Paper & Corrugated Box Making Technology.

    Packaging Material & Consumables- Flexible Packaging Technology, Packaging (Cardboard, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Paper, Wood), & Consumables.

    Allied Items & Service - Facilities Equipment, Systems and Supplies, Logistics & Production Facility Equipment, Materials Handling, Logistics & Storage Equipment, Measurement & Weighing, Packaging Accessories, Palletizing and Conveying Equipment, Quality Control, Refrigeration Systems / Cold Storage/ Air Conditioning, Service Companies, Solids and Bulk Handling, Trade Publications, Waste Management & Environmental Technology

  • Amcor Paperly Thermoformable Paper-Based Packaging

    With a paper tray made completely from renewable resources and originating from FSC forests, Paperly™ packaging will attract environmentally conscious consumers who prefer products with a more natural feel and recyclable packaging. Made from 85% FSC–certified paper fibres, the whole base tray can be recycled where paper recycling streams are available; plus, it lowers CO2 emissions by approximately 75% compared with traditional packaging, resulting in greater sustainability. Paperly™ packaging's main application is processed meat, and Amcor can also offer solutions for cheese and fish. It can be combined with other Amcor offerings, such as EZ Peel® and EZ Peel® Reseal™ liddings, which can be produced with a Paper-Like™ tactile finish to complement the base tray. If desired, the Paperly™ tray can also be used with Amcor's SkinTite™ second skin film for packing fresh meat and fish. The rigidity of the paper and thin high-barrier liner minimises the use of non-renewable materials in the tray. The appealing authenticity come from the light weight, thermal insulation and texture of natural fibers.

  • Conference PACKAGING & SUSTAINABILITY

    The European Commission triggered through the Green Deal a transformational journey to a new economy, with minimum environmental impact and fully renewed approach to growth. The 3R paradigm (reuse, recover, recycle) increasingly originates innovative products and processes, as well as new business models, and it is the intention of this Conference to showcase how fast the packaging industry was in embracing the change.

    High level speakers will bring their experience and proposals, and will provide enlighthening input and vision for the future.

  • Ball Corporation unveils new temperature reactive technology

    Continuing the drive for sustainability, its award-winning special effects range aims to help brands capture the attention of consumers in a competitive market, without affecting the recyclable credentials of the can.

    The collection of new designs highlights how cans are the perfect solution to amplify brand messaging. Unlike other beverage packaging, cans offer a 360-degree canvas to host iconic designs and visual appeal right from the shelf to the moment of consumption. From specific areas on the can to the overall finish, the refreshed designs showcase a wide variety of ways to attract visually sophisticated consumers.

    Currently in pre-launch trials, the latest Thermochromic Reveal technology reacts to ambient temperature changes. An update on the existing simpler, one-stage Thermochromic effect, a new two-stage process enables customers to engage consumers at purchase, when the can is cooled and at the moment of consumption. With dynamic colours and designs, in Stage 1 the new cans are able to alert retailers or consumers when beverages are at optimum temperatures. In Stage 2, once the can is being consumed, the design will reveal hidden images and messaging as the temperature changes.

    With the global market for smart packaging projected to grow to a value of $7.8 billion by 2021, new technology is enabling brand owners to grow awareness and market share using on-pack interactivity. Ball Corporation’s Interactive Can, previewed at last year’s Brau, uses Digimarc technology to apply a discrete code within artwork. Consumers can scan this watermark from their devices to activate online content, including marketing narratives, product information, special offers, recommendations and reviews.

    Ana Neale, Director, Marketing & Strategic Planning, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, says: “Our new special effects collection demonstrates how brands can connect powerfully with consumers without compromising the infinite recyclability of cans, currently at 74.5% in Europe and rising. Applying these stunning effects to the can’s 360-degree canvas is a win for the beverage business which will encourage more brands to choose aluminium as their sustainable packaging choice.”

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