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The new VARODRY is a 100% oil-free, dry compressing screw vacuum pump. Screw pumps are currently state-of-the-art in the field of industrial vacuum pumps. The VARODRY will initially be available in the sizes VD65 (65 m³/h) and VD100 (100 m³/h), the sizes VD160 and VD200 are already in preparation.

Ardagh’s can shows off the quality of Cassegrain

To present the highest quality asparagus and artichoke in a variety of delicious dressings, Bonduelle has turned to Ardagh Group to produce an eye-catching rectangular aluminium can for its premium Cassegrain range.

Clariant to Increase Ethylene Oxide Capacity at Gendorf

Expansion enhances Clariant’s global production network Maximize High Purified Ethylene Oxide (HPEO) production Commitment to support the market with EO-based specialties with a strong market driven innovation pipeline  

InkJet, Inc. to Demonstrate Marking and Coding Solutions for Meat, Feed, and Poultry Packaging Customers at International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), Feb. 12-14, in Atlanta

WILLIS, Texas (Nov. 29, 2018) – InkJet, Inc. will be doing live demonstrations with its portfolio of marking and coding printers as an exhibitor at IPPE. InkJet, Inc. specialists will be at Booth B8356 in Hall B, Meat & Poultry Processing/Packaging.  
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Interview with Dr. Ansgar Kaupp, General Manager of EyeC GmbH in Hamburg

"Growth Potential in the Print Market? - Without a Doubt!"

Clariant Active Ingredients Biodotox™ Takes on Toxins to Fight Dull Complexion, Oily Skin & Successfully Cleanse Pollutants

New tests further confirm skin detoxification boost, sebum reduction for an enhanced complexion, and pollutant protection Food-origin plant extracts: broccoli, citrus and aloe chosen for ability to boost skin’s natural detoxifying ability For leave-on & rinse-off Personal Care products  

Parkside Develops Compostable Solution for Alara Muesli Packs

Packaging solutions specialists, Parkside, has collaborated with Alara Wholefoods Ltd. to produce a natural and sustainable liner for its range of organic muesli carton boxes.  

Meech's static generation equipment proves the perfect long-term solution for IML IMD's in-mold labeling offering

Located in Alliance, Ohio, IML IMD Technology LLC specializes in the manufacturing of custom industrial robotics, end-of-arm tooling and in-mold labelling systems.

AstroNova to Present at 11th Annual LD Micro Main Event

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, today announced that Gregory A. Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer, and David S. Smith, Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the LD Micro 11th Annual Main Event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Expands Operations in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Cranston, RI, (November 27, 2018) Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has unveiled significant enhancements to its manufacturing facility in Humacao, Puerto Rico which will result in greater manufacturing capabilities and approximately 65 jobs.

Austrian award for Smart Packaging 2018: Greiner Packaging Receives Special Award for Innovation

In cooperation with Austria’s Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs awards the “Staatspreis Smart Packaging” (National Award for Smart Packaging) every two years. This year, Greiner Packaging took home the Special Award for Innovation for its “fresh clip” solution.
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Gold in packaging innovation for IVD breakthrough ACU-Drop® II

The 29th edition of packaging innovation competition De Gouden Noot was won by ACU- Drop® II, a unique, patented packaging form that revolutionises quality control in the In Vitro Diagnose (IVD) market. The innovative, dual chambered device keeps various fractions separated, preventing reactions between components of the desired matrix.

Kerstin Seiler is the new Commercial Director

Kerstin Seiler took on the position of Commercial Director for BEKUM Maschinenfabriken GmbH and Group Controller for the BEKUM group at the beginning of November 2018.

BERICAP offers suitable closure solutions for the dairy industry

Budenheim – November 26, 2018 Dairy products belong to a growing product group in global food consumption. Liquid dairy products are forecasted to grow by 30% between the years 2010 and 2020 to reach 350 billion liters.

Serialization for Medical Devices : Where We're At

The Marchesini Group and SEA Vision - in partnership with Tecnopolo Mario Veronesi in Mirandola – took part in a symposium on a hot topic among experts, namely the new coding regulation of medical devices (MD) introduced by the European MD Regulation 2017/745.

Arcwise and Brohl Wellpappe Winner of the 3rd Prize in the DE Gouden Noot Packaging Award 2018

“Since its inception in 1958, Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot (“The Gold Walnut”) has developed into the world’s most competitive packaging contest. With De Gouden Noot, NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre stimulates ‘holistic’ innovation in packaged products and packaging…”

OPTIMA life science presents new machine at Compamed

The new OPTIMA ImmuFill made its debut appearance at Compamed. This machine dispenses (ancillary) reagents into bottles, topping off the range of products for manufacturing and packaging complete ELISA test kits.

Gold in packaging innovation for IVD breakthrough ACU-Drop® II

The 29 e edition of Packaging Innovation Competition De Gouden Noot has been won by ACU-Drop ® II, a unique, patented form of packaging that causes a revolution in quality control in the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) market. The innovative two-chamber system keeps separate fractions that ultimately have to react with each other.
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CEFLEX actively endorses the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

CEFLEX, the consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe, has issued its endorsement of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) Global Commitment for a New Plastics Economy.

Tamper-evident pharmaceutical packaging using adhesive

On 9 February 2019, the implementation deadline for EU Directive 2011/62 expires. The so-called Anti-Counterfeiting Directive stipulates that from then on pharmaceutical companies will only be allowed to release pharmaceuticals for trade that are subject to verification with at least two safety features.

The inventor of DLSOFT TOUCH® launches DERPROSATM SANDY ORIGINAL, a new tactile, gritty and slightly rough film for the Luxury Packaging & more.

Alcalá La Real, Spain - November 19th, 2018 - On rare occasions, a company launches a product on the market making a substantial difference with existing products and leading to new sensations. DERPROSA TM launches SANDY ORIGINAL, a new matte film, granular to the touch, unique in its kind.

Constantia Flexibles commits to fight pollution

The world’s fourth-largest producer of flexible packaging, Constantia Flexibles, signed the Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment. It was officially unveiled at the foundation’s Ocean Conference held on October 29 in Bali and signed by 250 organizations.

Mark Andy Print Products Strengthens Partnership with RotoMetrics

Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies, and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc. has been named the preferred global distributor of RotoMetrics print cylinders and magnetic cylinders.

PrintFair 2019, Only Few Months From Now

The Commercial Printing, Package Converting and Digital Sign Show is coming to Bengaluru in the month of April next year!

Supply Chain Wizard Ranked Among Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ Magazine in Annual “NJ Fast 50” List

Princeton-based company serves global pharmaceutical industry with beyond-compliance serialization initiatives and efficiency-minded digitization solutions.

AstroNova Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2019

Third-Quarter Fiscal 2019 Achievements (all comparisons with third-quarter fiscal 2018)

AstroNova Announces Appointment of Jean A. Bua to Board of Directors

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, today announced that it has appointed Jean A. Bua, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC.

Piramal Glass Transforms its Manufacturing Operations with Microsoft Azure IoT

Piramal Glass, a global specialist in design, production, and decoration of glass packaging (flaconnage) solutions for Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics & Perfumery, and Specialty Food & Beverage industries, has deployed Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform to digitally transform its manufacturing operations.

Data acquisition, evaluation and transmission to the cloud

A single device to acquire data, evaluate it and send it to the cloud – that's now possible with B&R's Edge Controller. The powerful industrial PC can even be used for big data analysis and machine learning, while at the same time serving as a full-fledged industrial controller.

The eye of the machine

B&R's entry into the machine vision market is led by two camera variants: Smart Sensor and Smart Camera. Since the hardware is fully integrated in the automation system, the cameras can be synchronized to machine functions with microsecond precision.

Easily in touch with your machines

Asset Performance Monitor is B&R's first cloud application based on ABB AbilityTM, ABB's unified, cross-industry offering of digital solutions. By giving OEMs a reliable overview of all their machines in the field, it allows them to identify potential improvements, take service operations to the next level and unlock new business models and revenue streams. 
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73 packaging value chain organisations call on EU to safeguard the Single Market in Single-Use Plastics negotiations

Brussels, 16 November 2018 – EUROPEN and 72 other associations representing a wide range of packaging materials and sectors across the packaging value chain call on the European Institutions to ensure that the free movement of packaging and packaged goods across the EU’s Single Market is not undermined by the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP), currently being negotiated in tr

AstroNova to Release Third-Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results and Host Investor Call on Wednesday, November 21

WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, will issue its third-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings release before the market opens on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 and host a conference call for investors at 9:00 a.m. ET.  

InkJet, Inc. Introduces MacroCode Large Character DOD Printing System

WILLIS, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) – InkJet, Inc. has recently introduced its MacroCode Large Character Drop on Demand (DOD) printing system that is suitable for use in a wide range of industrial printing applications in all types of environments and substrates.  

BYK Team Wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2018 for New Additive Product Line

The winning team prevailed against 14 competitors from all ALTANA divisions The strong innovative strength of the additive flagship product BYK®-3560 extends BYK’s leading market position  


Xaar, a world-leader in industrial inkjet printing, will highlight at InPrint Milan 2018 (stand 820; 20-22 November) how OEMs can use its printheads to get to market faster, develop inkjet solutions cost-effectively, and better meet their customers’ needs – enabling them to get ahead of the competition and achieve more.

TRADE FAIR EMPACK MADRID 2018: very successful for the dynamic humidity stabilizer Propadyn, desiccants and PROPATECH VCI anticorrosive products!

Actually Propadyn had a particular success because of it offers the possibility to stabilize the humidity at the level requested. Also Shockwatch product range against impacts had success, because offers more safety and confidence during shipment of your materials. But also our desiccant products range had its importance because completely usable within the PROPATECH VCI system.

NiceLabel launches market's first public cloud-based label management system

NiceLabel has announced the launch of the world’s first public cloud label management system, developed to allow businesses to rapidly digitally transform their factory and warehouse labeling process.  

Discovery: Catering to “The Adventurous Consumer” is Key for 2019, says Innova Market Insights

13 Nov 2018 --- Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The connected world has led consumers of all ages to become more knowledgeable of other cultures, contributing to 35 percent growth of “discovery” claims, when comparing 2017 and 2016 new product launch numbers.

BERICAP group: Latest product innovation revolutionizes the use of tap closures

Budenheim, Germany - 05. November 2018 With its latest product innovation BERICAP, one of the world’s leading plastic closure manufacturers, is underlining its role as an impulse-generating player in the market. A new video available on YouTube and YOUKU shows the most outstanding advantages of the new SK60/31 MAB MDR TAP closures.  
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VDMA Packaging Forum Information day "Plastic packaging - Quo vadis"

Frankfurt, 7 November 2018 – The autumn event of the Forum Packmittel took place on 30 October 2018 at the company ROVEMA GmbH in Fernwald. Due to current events, the focus was on plastic packaging.

Esko takes “Packaging Connected” to All4Pack

Ghent (Belgium), 08 November, 2018 – Esko ( will showcase its innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg C24 cutting table (1680x3200) at All4Pack, Paris, November 26 to 29, Hall 6 Stand L141.

Tapping into synergy effects

R+E Automation showcases assembly machines for pen and auto-injectors and blood collection tubes]

Ardagh Group works with Stabburet brand on ambitious seafood can project

The importance of a lightweight and fully recyclable aluminium can to contain nutritious seafood has long been accepted, but a recent collaboration in Norway between leading can producer Ardagh Group and major seafood brand Stabburet shows how the versatile package can also become a design icon.

Clariant Active Ingredients wins Sustainable Beauty Award for Eosidin™

2nd industry award for Eosidin - the first solution to protect skin from indoor pollution damage Low environmental impact, reduces waste & develops local economy: from cultivation to production Presented at a dedicated awards ceremony during the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2018 in Paris  

Lindal Group Scoops Packaging Design Award At Bama Forum

Leading aerosol dispensing company, Lindal Group has picked up the prestigious Aerosol Packaging Award for its Enhanced Mist Technology at the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association annual forum.  

Slate Group Adds Valuable New In-House Capabilities with Installation of a Kluge ApexFoilTM

St. Croix Falls, WI November 8, 2018 - Slate Group, a national commercial printer out of Lubbock, TX, has greatly expanded their in-house capabilities to include Foil Stamping and Embossing by installing Kluge's ApexFoil machine. Although the key properties of foil stamping are easy to identify - Time, Temperature, and Tonnage (3-T's) - they have often been difficult to measure and control.


The European label industry challenges next generation talents The Hague, The Netherlands – 8 November 2018 – Labels are so well hidden in plain sight that many people are not aware of their omnipresence. Would you be able to guess how many labels you see on any given day, and how essential they are to help you make the right brand choices?
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VDMA Packaging Forum Information day "Plastic packaging - Quo vadis"

Frankfurt, 7 November 2018 – The autumn event of the Forum Packmittel took place on 30 October 2018 at the company ROVEMA GmbH in Fernwald. Due to current events, the focus was on plastic packaging. Rising global demand for packaging materials

Materion Collaborates with Plug and Play to Enable What’s Next in Advanced Materials Innovation

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2018-- Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) – Explore, inspire and deliver. Repeat. Many companies aspire to change the world with that relatively simple business strategy, but few can sustain it over time.


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