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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.

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.  

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.

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

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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Berlin, 24 October 2018. The European Parliament approved today its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics.
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EUROPEN comments on today’s European Parliament vote on Single Use Plastics

Brussels, 24 October 2018 – Today the European Parliament adopted its report on single-use plastics (SUP). EUROPEN supports measures that address the problem of plastic pollution effectively, that are harmonised and implementable by Member States and industry.

Uflex's Waterless Internet Flower Packaging Wins Top Honors at Sustainability Awards 2018

24 October 2018, Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Waterless Internet Flower Packaging, a remarkable breakthrough in packaging of flowers by Uflex, was pronounced winner of the overall Sustainability Awards 2018.

Hoffmann NeopacIntroduces Child-Resistant Tins and Tubes for Safe Packaging of Liquid, Damp and Dry Cannabis Products

Recyclable solution ensures product quality and regulatorycompliance; Tubes for cannabis creams, oils & liquids also available.

ProAmpac Wins Two Innovation Awards for PepsiCo Mexico Foods’ Doritos E-Z SnackPak Design

Replacing pillow pouches, this unique tetrahedron format is changing the shape of flexible packaging CINCINNATI (October 8, 2018) – ProAmpac, a leader in global flexible packaging, announced today its novel four-sided, tetrahedron-shaped E-Z SnackPak™ pouch in partnership with PepsiCo Mexico Foods for the Doritos® Icognita™ brand has won two industry awards.

e-Novelia® wins the ‘Excellence in Pharma: Drug Delivery Devices’ award at CPhI Worldwide 2018

A team of industry experts awarded Nemera’s electronic add-on for ophthalmic droppers with a prestigious CPhI Award for Best Drug Delivery Device in its category.

New initiative to increase energy efficiency

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, along with four other North Rhine-Westphalian paper mills and eight companies in the chemical industry, have together established the energy efficiency network ChePap Rhein-Ruhr II.

PackPlus South Is Aiming High!

PackPlus South, along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South, is happening from 10-13 April 2019 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru.With more than 125 companies already on board, South India’s largest packaging exhibition is ready to set new landmarks!

Jet Marking Systems Hires Dan Stickney as General Manager

Management veteran to oversee operations for prominent provider of label application solutions and ancillary equipment

The Good Times lands in Gujarat with Kingfisher Radler

United Breweries Limited now announces its foray into the non-alcoholic beverage segment with the launch of Kingfisher Radler in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Kingfisher Radler, brings a new outlook to the soft drink category, a 100% natural drink that contains 30% less sugar than carbonated soft drinks. Every sip is a perfect blend of fresh barley

Pot helps spread the world

The relaunch of a popular Slovenian chocolate spread in RPC Superfos’s SuperLock ® pot has created enhanced on-shelf appeal and contributed to good sales progress.  


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