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Novio Packaging Group to merge with Scandinavian Packaging A/S

As from today, the international Novio Packaging Group will be joining forces with Scandinavian Packaging A/S. As a result, this Danish packaging company will become a ‘member of Novio Packaging’ operating under its present name, and as from January 1, 2019 under the name Novio Scandinavia.  

Cosmo Films: Winner at SAP ACE award 2018!

New Delhi. May 2, 2018: Cosmo Films- a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and Industrial applications has been awarded the prestigious SAP ACE Award 2018 in special recognition category. The honour bestowed by INDUS (SAP India User Group) is in recognition for being the front-runner in cloud adoption.  

New OPTIKA Transparent Flexi-Tubes by Uflex a Boon for Global Cosmetic Brands

02 May 2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India): India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex has made a dent in the Tubes Industry by manufacturing Flexi-Tubes that roll up all the advantages of multi-layered flexible laminates to perfection.

Constantia Flexibles to double sales in India in five years

Constantia Flexibles, the world’s fourth largest flexible packaging group, is aiming to double its sales in India within the next five years. This is the result of its recent acquisition of a majority stake in Creative Polypack and its group companies, as well as expansion plans of its existing subsidiary Parikh Packaging.  

BEKUM America Introduces the EBLOW 407 DL

Multi-Cavity Blow Moulding technology with 3-layer Co-Ex and magnetic quick change  

Constantia Flexibles completes acquisition of India’s Creative Polypack

Constantia Flexibles Group is now the third largest flexible packaging company in India after successfully completing its acquisition of a majority shareholding in India’s Creative Polypack Limited after all conditions were fulfilled. The transaction was originally announced on March 23, 2018.  

Sacmi compression technology to play pivotal role at Propak Asia 2018

Asia's most important packaging and processing technology fair for the drink & pharma industries sees the Group showcase its cap and container manufacturing solutions. These solutions incorporate all the advantages of a technology that is winning over the market thanks to excellent productivity, efficiency, precision and process repeatability  

Schreiner MediPharm Equips Syringes for Pfizer Epoetin Product with Needle-Trap

International pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer opted for Schreiner MediPharm’s Needle-Trap needle protection label to equip the syringes for its epoetin biosimilar. This makes it the first medication for the treatment of anemia to be launched on the market with Needle-Trap–initially in Germany and Austria, to be followed by a successive rollout on the European market.  

New opportunities with 500ML thermic ultra jars

Leading Dutch pickled vegetable processor Van der Kroon Food Products B.V. has become the first company to market with the recently-launched 500ml multilayer Thermic Ultra jar from RPC Kutenholz.  

Packaging industry leaders reaffirm commitment to packaging innovation for a circular economy at EUROPEN's 25th anniversary

Brussels, 25 April 2018 – Celebrating its 25th anniversary today, EUROPEN gathered high-level EU policy-makers, industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss the key role of packaging innovation for a circular economy in our evolving societies.  

Innovating while exciting : Mission accomplished by the sidel group at djazagro

Sidel and Gebo Cermex showcased their latest advances in packaging equipment and services during the 16 th edition of Djazagro, one of the Maghreb region's leading international tradeshows for the food and beverage industry, which took place in Algiers from 9 th to 12 th April.  

Friedrich-Koenig- Medal Awarded to the Founder's Great- Great-Great Grandson Claus Bolza-Schünemann

Chief Executive Officer of Koenig & Bauer AG honoured for his outstanding merits for printing technology manufacturing  

Road to Discovery for Augmented Reality, Blockchain and Internet of Packaging

Already the Big Brand interest in the new AIPIA Summit of the Americas (4/5 June Jersey City) is demonstrating how much disruptive technologies, such as Blockchain, AR and the Internet of Packaging (IoP), are gaining traction.

VDMA DuP: Interview with Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner of Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG

April 23, 2018 Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG in Rahden, Germany has grown over its 243-year history to become the leading bookbinding machine manufacturer worldwide. Early 2018, the company surprised the industry by selling its gluer binders and bookline business to Müller Martini.

Beverage & Closures 4.0, SACMI to play starring role at Expo Pack Mexico City

Total integration of the cap and preform production process, an integrated modular plant layout that responds to the principles of Industry 4.0 and all its opportunities. SACMI to showcase all this - and more - in Mexico at the industry's biggest 2018 event.  

PulPaper - the top international event for the forest industry takes place in Helsinki

PulPaper is the leading international event in the forest industry’s calendar. It will be held in Helsinki on 29–31 May 2018. The event is a global meeting place where forest industry professionals from around the world will find out about innovations, learn new things and network.

Ipack-Ima 2018 – Sacmi connecting technologies

From complete PET processing lines to new solutions for the chocolate industry (with an eye to bakery products), the complete Sacmi range for the beverage and food sector will be taking centre-stage at FieraMilano  

Sustainability and distinction are drivers for Poland's Cider Lubelski bottle design

How can the natural cider production process be emphasised using sustainable and distinctive on-shelf packaging? This task was recently presented to Ardagh Group and the Spiritus Movens Design Studio in Poland. The result of their work is a new, lightweighted glass bottle with unique embossing designed for Cider Lubelski - the most popular Polish cider from brand owner AMBRA S.A.

The Marchesini Group returns to Ipack Ima with a perfect Combo for the cosmetics market

Pianoro (Bologna) – The Marchesini Group will once again be at Ipack Ima, the food and non food processing and packaging tradeshow, which will take place in Milan from May 29 th to June 1 st . Marchesini’s booth (Hall 4, Booth B14) will be showcasing two stand-alone machines for cosmetics, which is a very important business area for the Group.

Sacmi compression technology leads the way in the Gulf

Group to take part in the fourth edition of Oman Plast, presenting all the latest developments in its CCM, IPS and CBF ranges: cap, PET preform and container- making solutions that have, thanks to cutting-edge technology, won over the global industry's biggest players  

Flexible and secure packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

Wolfertschwenden, 17 April 2018 – At this year's ACHEMA, which takes place from 11 to 15 June in Frankfurt, MULTIVAC will be presenting integrated solutions for packing medical and pharmaceutical products, as well as demonstrating its comprehensive expertise in automation.

Sacmi metal cap solutions in the spotlight at Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific

The fourth edition of the fair, in Guangzhou (China), sees the company play a leading role with its comprehensive metal cap manufacturing and quality control range  

Cartonplast Best Practice for transporting glass, cans and PET-containers

Cartonplast Group (CPL) offers Europe's most successful outsourcing transportation system with plastic layer pads (PLPs) on a rental basis for glass, cans and PET containers. The following CPL best practice examples provide insights into the practice of the work processes of two different companies and show concrete and positive changes.

Novio Packaging is the new holding for Oosterbeek Packaging B.V., Alpha Packaging International B.V., Maer Flexibles B.V., Maer Hong Kong Ltd and FehnPolycap GmbH.

To offer our customers a broader range of services, backed up by improved international effectiveness, the five companies listed above will be joining forces as from today, as Novio Packaging. This combination enables them to offer one another additional support in terms of production, distribution and service provision.  

New Cup is Simply the Best

In partnership with German tool producer Marbach, RPC Bebo has developed a unique thermoformed screw closure system.  

Real-time communication in the Industrial IoT State-of- the-art communication architectures with OPC UA TSN

At this year's Hannover Messe (Hall 9, Booth D33), the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) will demonstrate how interface-free communication can provide seamless connectivity from the sensor layer to the ERP layer and into the cloud. The foundation has already been laid with the companion specification for OPC UA and POWERLINK.  

Manage hardware configurations with ease New software component simplifies management of machine variants

Modular applications can now be implemented even more easily. B&R's new software component, mapp IO, makes it possible to add I/O modules at any time. This can happen before a machine is delivered or even at runtime, thereby greatly simplifying the task of managing variants of machinery and equipment.   Configuring variants

ABB to invest €100 million in global innovation and training campus

€100 million investment shapes ABB’s leadership position in machine and factory automation Investment in the development of the factory of the future to create 1,000 new jobs State-of-the-art innovation and training campus to be built in Eggelsberg, Austria, by 2020

Secure and seamless communication with POWERLINK and OPC UA OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for POWERLINK

An OPC UA companion specification is now available for POWERLINK according to a joint announcement by the OPC Foundation and the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG). The companion specification describes how payload data is exchanged between POWERLINK and any OPC UA platform. The result is integrated communication from the sensor to the cloud – without any interfaces whatsoever.

Uflex launches New Solvent-based Laminating Adhesive for Flexible Packaging

Introduces 2K Solvent-based Polyurethane (PU) High Solids and Low Viscosity Adhesive – FLEXBON 162R/162  

CHINAPLAS promotes safety, precision & smart manufacturing of medical plastics

The market for medical devices, in particular, implantable, is expanding rapidly as economies develop, populations get older, health awareness enhances and support policies strengthen.

Archroma to highlight eco-advanced solutions for enhanced packaging and paper at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018

Visit Archroma at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018, Booth #923, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, USA, April 15-18, 2018 Meet OBA expert Andrew Jackson presenting new Leucophor® ACK at TAPPI's PaperCon New Technology Showcase on April 17, 2018 Join the Archroma team at the TAPPI's 14th Annual Runnability 5k Fun Run/Walk on April 18, 2018  

Antares Vision Introduces ATSFOUR, a Comprehensive, Scalable, Level 4 Track & Trace Solution

Enterprise-level Serialization Software Ecosystem Manages Serialization Data Flow for Pharmaceutical Companies and Contract Manufacturers  

Rondo-Pak Announces Bob Reilley as New COO

Industry Veteran to Oversee N.A. Operations for Leading Manufacturer of Folding Cartons & Printed Components for Healthcare Sector  

Michelman Using PaperCon 2018 to Promote its Collaborative Innovation & Waterborne Functional Coatings to Packaging Value Chain

CINCINNATI, OH (April 5, 2018) – Michelman will introduce PaperCon 2018 attendees to its proven line of waterborne and environmentally responsible functional coating solutions. Their variety of compostable, recyclable and renewable coatings help brand owners increase sustainable practices that reduce waste and utilize fewer raw materials.  

Marchesini Group at Achema 2018: the best of Made in Italy technology on show at the tradeshow in Frankfurt

Pianoro (Bologna) – Preparations are underway for the yearly main event in Frankfurt, Achema. Marchesini’s booth of 800 square meters (Hall 3.1, stand G3) is expected to be one of the busiest at this key German venue.

Specialized formulation by Uflex renders barrier packaging for edible-oil reprocessable

Noida, 06 April 2018: In a big boost to its commitment towards sustainability and circular economy, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex Limited has developed a customised formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable.  

Gebo Cermex Wrap-Around Packer Ensures High Speed and Reliability at Frieslandcampina Thailand

FrieslandCampina Thailand, a local branch of the global dairy company, has turned – once again – to Gebo Cermex to install an efficient and cost-effective end-of- line solution, handling its new Foremost plastic bottles, which feature a complex shape.

Global Rigid Plastic Packaging Market: Global Market Trends, 2018-2024

Brandessence Market Research has published a new report titled “Rigid Plastic Packaging Market: Historical and Forecasts by Product Type (Bottles, Tubs, Cups, Trays and Others), Polymer Type (Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS) and Others), by Application

Binder USA Adds M8 12-pin with Gold-plated Contacts to Series 718 & 768 Connectors to Enable OEMs to Save Panel Space

Camarillo, CA – March 2018 – Binder USA, LP, has added the M8 12-pin to their Series 718 & 768 lines of M8 Connectors. The 12 gold-plated contacts allow for more data connections in a small form connector, making it easy to combine multiple connections into one connector to save panel space.

Packaging Connections announces the collaboration with "Linhardt"

New Delhi, India, March 26, 2018 – Packaging Connections announces its collaboration with LINHARDT, one of the leading manufacturers of “tubes and cans” for pharma and cosmetic industries. Linhardt has been constantly introducing innovative concepts supported by proven technologies to offer unique value propositions to pharma and cosmetic industries.

Flex Films develops unique Polyester Film proving that 'Soft is the New Strong'

Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA) 02 April 2018: Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore!

Leanin' Tree Greeting Cards installs a Kluge EHD Foil Stamper

St. Croix Falls, WI March 29, 2018 - Leanin' Tree, 'America's Favorite Greeting Cards', has recently installed a Kluge EHD Foil Stamping, Embossing and Die Cutting Platen Press. The press was fully re-manufactured at the Kluge facility in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin and delivered with Kluge's TRU-TON™ Adjustable Impression System.

Media Advisory: Glenroy Inc. Receives Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for over 50 years, has been recognized by the Flexible Packaging Association with a Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award.

Easy Handligs Bottle Combines Safety and Protection

The 900g Euro Squeeze multilayer polypropylene bottle from RPC Corby has been selected by leading Greek food manufacturer Provil SA for its new Sandwich Creams range of sauces for the foodservice sector.  

KAMA workflow for print 4.0 : Machine manufacturer links postpress for job printing and packaging

Dresden, 27 March 2018 – More than 80 participants from eight countries visited the Open House of KAMA GmbH for Eastern Europe and Germany from 13 to 15 March in Dresden, including numerous job printers and well-known manufacturers from the high-quality packaging sector.

Small Sachets by Uflex pack a Big Punch at FPA and AIMCAL Awards 2018

Noida, 27 March 2018: One of the reasons why Uflex is at the Helm while its Founder, Chairman & Managing Director Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi revered as the Father of the Indian Flexible Packaging Industry is the fact that the concept of sachet packs in India was introduced by him back in the mid-eighties.

Discover Smart Manufacturing, Innovative Materials, Green Solutions for Electrical & Electronics Industries at CHINAPLAS 2018

Unceasing news and discussions on 5G communication, autopiloting, drones, health care issues and smart cities keep attracting our attention. As high-end manufacturing gains momentum, smartphone technology innovations are designed unflaggingly.

Constantia Flexibles acquires Indian packaging group

Constantia Flexibles Group has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in the Indian film-based laminates producer Creative Polypack Limited. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks, pending regulatory approvals.  

Cosmo Films bags prestigious SAP HANA Visionary Award

New Delhi, 23 March 2018: Cosmo Films Limited has recently bagged the prestigious SAP HANA Visionary Award for the year 2018 for embracing the leading cloud technology and harnessing and unlocking its true potential. Cosmo Films is a leading global brand, offering value added BOPP and CPP films for packaging, labelling, lamination and Industrial applications.  

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