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Materion and Eutectix Announce Licensing Agreement for Bulk Metallic Glass

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2018-- Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) announced that it has entered into an intellectual property licensing agreement with New Jersey-based Eutectix LLC.

New market data: The positive trend for the bioplastics industry remains stable

Berlin, 5 December 2018 – The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.

Don’t miss the next generation of BYK-Gardner’s data analysis software smart-chart!

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is announcing the next generation of their data analysis software smart-chart.  

Sidel BoostPRIME opens the door to premiumisation and revenue generation for hot-filled beverages in PET

BoostPRIME™ is a unique PET packaging solution, offering a great alternative for hot- filled beverages in PET bottles. It expands the opportunities for product premiumisation and revenue generation with no compromise on packaging performance and consumer experience.

American Control Electronics Releases PML Series: Microcontroller-Based Brushless DC Motor Controls

SOUTH BELOIT, IL – November 29, 2018 – American Control Electronics (ACE) has introduced the PML Series, a new family of versatile, feature-rich, configurable controls for brushless DC motors. PML drives can control motors that range from 90 to 280 VDC, up to 5 amps/1.5 HP, using either 115 VAC or 230 VAC line sources.

US Patent Granted to FlexFilms for Breakthrough BOPET Film Used for Alu Alu Blister Pack

December 04, 2018: FlexFilms, the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex, has been granted United States Patent covering entire categories of Formable Films that include one or more BOPET layers used in Alu Alu blister packaging.

Building our business in Russia – Alexander Burenin, General Director, Russia

Five years ago, we identified the potential for our one-way PET kegs in the Russian draught beer market. In a notoriously difficult market, with long distances and poor logistics, steel kegs were not the right answer – a simpler, lower cost approach was needed. This was a huge opportunity for Petainer in terms of establishing a leadership position in the sector.  

Norner with major upgrade of their popular gas barrier simulators

We have the pleasure to inform that we have developed and launched an upgraded version of our gas barrier simulators with new functionality to calculate CO2 transmissions and gas transmission at dynamic conditions for O2, H2O and CO2.  

Looking Forward To PackPlus Delhi 2019

The total packaging, converting, supply chain event is expected to be SOLD OUT in coming few months!   In the backdrop of the enormous success of last edition, PackPlus is all aimed to make it big, once again in 2019. With 200+ exhibitors having already signed up for the Show, the event is expected to be sold out months before the scheduled date.  

Propaflex, the best packaging for coil protection

Propaflex is a product created by Propagroup to protect in the best efficiently the vulnerable surface of steel. Its flexibility allows for perfectly adhering to rounded surfaces and, therefore, is also ideal for the protection of steel coil.

Clariant addresses sustainability theme with Inaugural CPCIF-Clariant CleanTech award at Chemistry Day Forum in China

Clariant Chemistry Day Forum held in China for the first time to facilitate sustainability exchanges between industrial and academic researchers Inaugural CleanTech Award presented jointly with CPCIF to honor contribution to sustainable chemistry from young Chinese researchers

Flexible, airtight chocolate packaging

(Altendorf/Cologne, 2018-12-03) System manufacturer Loesch Verpackungstechnik is exhibiting together with its sister company Hastamat Verpackungstechnik at ProSweets in Cologne from January 27 to 30, 2019.

Under the slogan 'Le green, c'est chic!', The French firm of natural cosmetics has presented a range of makeup, perfume and paints respectful of the environment.

Barcelona, ​​December 2, 2015.- The prestigious French company Boho Cosmetics has relied on Pujolasos Wood & Pack for the launch of a new range of natural cosmetic products, made up of two lines of makeup, nail polishes and perfumes. This new range, created and patented by Boho, has been developed by Pujolasos with ash wood and exclusive high-tech laser engravings.  

Dienes Packaging GmbH Orders Several BEKUM Blow Moulding Machines

Dienes Packaging GmbH ( is investing in new production lines for the manufacture of stackable 5 - 15 litre canisters with handles at the site in Kaiserslautern.

Successful Launch By Barcelona Beer Company- "Cerdos Voladores" in Unique Arcwise 3-Pack

Barcelona Beer Company is a brewery located in Barcelona, which has been characterized by its creativeness and innovativeness ever since it started 6 years ago.  


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  


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