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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.

Visitor Registration for upakovka 2019 Starts

Process, packaging and beverage technology are the main focuses of the Russian trade fair; considerable growth in the packaging sector
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Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating is introducing a new generation of PET thermoforming sheet lines

Troisdorf, October 2018 | Following the big success of the 2013-release high-performance extrusion lines for PET thermoforming sheets with the patented mechatronic polishing stacks of the MIREX-MT-V design series, the next generation of this line type was presented this year.

New SWS Steering Wheel Sensor for Warehouse Trucks Compact, integrated steering wheel sensor with adjustable steering feel (haptic) and CAN bus

Amherst, NY – November 4, 2018 – Allied Motion Technologies has introduced the SWS Steering Wheel Sensor, a compact steer-by-wire steering wheel feedback sensor designed specifically for warehouse vehicles like reach, counterbalance, and lift trucks.

Westkey Graphics invests in an SEI Labelmaster for true digital finishing, opening up markets and producing work faster

Westkey Graphics has announced that they have installed an SEI Labelmaster digital finishing machine, the first in Canada, to accompany its new HP 6900 digital press. Together, the two machines provide Westkey with a complete, true digital label production system.  

WestRock Honored for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

ATLANTA, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, received 12 awards at the 75th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The awards include the inaugural Digital Application of the Year Award for its Crown Royal Rodeo Digital Campaign.  

Uflex Posts Highest Ever Quarterly Production Volume; Robust Net Revenue for Q2FY18-19 Backed by 10.6% Y-O-Y Surge in Sales Volume

03November2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh(India):India’s flexible packaging giant, Uflex Limited reported 10.6% increase in overall sales volume on year-on-year basis, thereby achieving highest ever consolidated net revenue of INR 2020.8 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018.The consolidated net revenues showed a jump of 26% from INR1603.8 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.Uflex also ach

Uflex Posts Highest Ever Quarterly Production Volume; Robust Net Revenue for Q2FY18-19 Backed by 10.6% Y-O-Y Surge in Sales Volume

03 November 2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh(India): India’s flexible packaging giant, Uflex Limited reported 10.6% increase in overall sales volume on year-on-year basis, thereby achieving highest ever consolidated net revenue of INR 2020.8 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018.

Neuromarketing leads to better packaging design

“With eye tracking you can measure customers’ visual attention to and experience with your packaging design, you can test before production to ensure you get the wanted result and catch the consumer’s eye in the store.


The new Nova tablet dispenser from RPC Bramlage VelkyMeder, part of the RPC Bramlage Division, offers a stylish and user-friendly solution that meets the highest demands of consumers.


Ishida’s ability to devise universally available solutions for specific products and applications has been underlined by the introduction of a new multihead weigher into its Sector Solutions range.

IML Technology (In-Mould Labelling) for Food and Non-Food Applications Beck Automation AG presents newBASIC IMLVariant

Attractive value-for-money bucket manufacture with twin cavities up to 5 litres

Sidel’s two complete PET lines help Almarai benefit from booming juice market in Saudi Arabia

Almarai, the leading producer of liquid dairy and juice products in the Middle East, recently approached the Sidel Group to increase its production capacities around orange juice distributed via cold chain.

An insight into new market trends

AMOTEK presents paper hygiene packaging solutions at MIAC in Lucca

Winners of AEROBAL World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2018: Innovative shapes, optimised printing techniques, fantastic designs

The winners of the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2018 were announced at this year’s General Assembly meeting of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL), which was held in Düsseldorf. The competition organised by AEROBAL is highly regarded worldwide as a yardstick for the sector’s innovativeness and a reliable indicator of new trends and ideas.

At Pack Expo, Hoffmann Neopac Wins Personal Care ProductsTechnology Excellence Award forPolyfoil® Twist’n’use™Tube

10mm single-dose tubes solve Biopelle, Inc.’s stringent  protectivepackaging needs for high-potency serum product

Cosmo Films launches metalized velvet lamination film

New Delhi, 30th Oct 2018– Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper recently launched a metalized velvet lamination film for luxury packaging segment.

Visitors enthusiastic about digital products and machine exhibits

Smart services and machine exhibits strike a chord with visitors at Pack Expo

50 years of BEKUM Traismauer in Austria

Traismauer, 12th October 2018, BEKUM Maschinenfabrik Traismauer GesmbH celebrated its 50th anniversary with a colourful and happy ceremony. The family owners, the Mehnerts, celebrated this special day together with the workforce, their families and many guests of honour from the world of politics and business.

Adents to Present on Tokenizing Traceability Data at Malta Blockchain Summit

Leading Serialization Solutions Provider to Present “How to Secure and Improve Supply Chain Processes by Tokenizing Traceability Data.”


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