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REDUCTION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS NEEDS TO TIE IN WITH CIRCULAR ECONOMY ACTIONS AND CONSUMPTION REALITIES IN EUROPE

Berlin, 24 October 2018. The European Parliament approved today its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics. “European Bioplastics fully supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy.
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REDUCTION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS NEEDS TO TIE IN WITH CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONSUMPTION REALITIES IN EUROPE

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.  

Magnetizers Featured at UK Engineering Design Show

The ability to design bespoke magnetizing fixtures for post-assembly magnetization will be the focus for Bunting Magnetics on stand C22 at the Engineering Design Show on October 17-18, 2018 (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK).  

Sidel Group acquires PET Engineering to strengthen and diversify packaging solutions portfolio

On October 11, the Sidel Group concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering Srl, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions.

HP and ePac Announce Record Rollout of 20 HP Indigo Digital Presses to Transform Flexible Packaging Market

Being known for their all-HP Indigo flexible packaging, ePac Flexible Packaging has announced that they are purchasing 20 more HP Indigo 20000 digital presses in order to continue expanding throughout the US. Being worth over $100 million, this is the largest deal that the HP Graphics packaging business has made.
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Wikitude and Constantia Flexibles announce strategic partnership to revolutionize consumer packaging with augmented reality

- The world’s fourth largest manufacturer of flexible packaging selects Wikitude as technology partner for its innovative packaging solution „Constantia Interactive“ with augmented reality - Opportunity for AR: from niche to mass market consumers’ hands - Wikitude at Augmented World Expo in Munich October 18th and 19th SALZBURG/VIENNA - OCTOBER 15, 2018

New Vision Packaging to exhibit at the Spirits Packaging Summit 2018

The Spirits Packaging Summit returns once again to create a forum that explores some of the big challenges for packaging developers, designers and manufacturers working in the spirits sector. This year designers, specifiers and distilleries will come together in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms to explore the latest trends, innovations and technologies in spirits pack design.

FlexFilms Presents the 'Future of Packaging' at PACK EXPO, USA

Chicago, USA, October 14, 2018: FlexFilms is scaling newer heights with VYOM, a revolutionary futuristic technology Concept BOPET Film, it is presenting for the very first time for its visitors and customers at Pack Expo being hosted in Chicago from October 14 – October 17, 2018.

Matrix Releases Combination Weigher Surveillance System for Flexible Packaging Systems

The new Pro-Surveil kit for vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagging provides a high-resolution video surveillance system, that enables fast precision calibration of combination weighers for proper product distribution  

Packaging with lives at stake

Sometimes people who work with food packaging feel tied down by all the regulations and standards that exist to guarantee safety. However, the regulations for packaging medical technology (“medtech”) products are equally complex. These products must be manufactured in a sterile environment and then transported all the way into an operating room without risking contamination.

ProAmpac Showcases Innovations at PACK EXPO, Premiers ProActive Sustainability™

CINCINNATI (Oct .12, 2018) – ProAmpac, a leader in global flexible packaging, premiers ProActive Sustainability™, a brand mark the company will use to identify products that reinforce its commitment to environmental stewardship and the responsible use of resources.  
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EUROPEN – Statement on the ENVI vote on single-use plastics

Brussels, 11 October 2018 – Yesterday the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on single-use plastics. EUROPEN supports policy objectives that address the problem of plastic pollution and reiterates the packaging supply chain’s active work to further improve the circularity of all packaging, including plastics.

The e-Novelia ® ophthalmic add-on developed by Nemera 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.

Zünd at FachPack: new solutions for industrial finishing

The focus of the Zünd exhibit at FachPack 2018, September 25 - 27 in Nuremberg, Germany, is on modular automation in digital cutting. The leading supplier of digital cutting systems will present, among other things, a new automation solution for fully integrated industrial finishing.

Invercote and Incada - when paperboard pros get to choose

The survey also concludes that high quality and sustainability characteristics are becoming more and more important as selection criteria. Converters also have high expectations on properties such as printability, runnability in the conversion process, and folding properties – all of which both Invercote and Incada achieve with ease.

Save energy and increase performance

With the X20SM1436-1 module, B&R has added to its portfolio a new X20 module for direct control of stepper motors. The module can be used to operate stepper motors with operating voltages from 18 to 60 VDC at rated currents up to 2.5 A. In addition, the integrated current reduction function increases performance and reduces energy consumption.

Wireless transmission of safety

openSAFETY bus protocol takes advantage of UDP  The openSAFETY safety bus protocol can now be transmitted via UDP using the black channel principle. This facilitates the use of wireless transmission technologies for safety communication. openSAFETY can be configured flexibly, making it particularly well suited for wireless data transmission. 

FROST & SULLIVAN AWARDS RE’FLEKT WITH THE 2018 EUROPEAN PRODUCT LEADERSHIP FOR AUGMENTED REALITY

The REFLEKT ONE platform enables enterprise to create industrial AR applications using existing CAD data with zero special programming needed.

Absolute Machine Tools Earns PMPA 2017-2018 Technical Member Participation Award

[ORLANDO, FL – OCTOBER 2018] Machine tool importer and distributor Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. received the PMPA (Precision Machined Products Association) 2017-2018 Technical Member Participation award at the association’s annual meeting on October 6, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.  

High Barrier Packaging Films Market to showcase 4.9% CAGR between 2018-2024

According to the global High Barrier Packaging Films Market report published by Value Market Research, the market is expected to touch USD 13,050.6 Million by 2024, with a CAGR of 4.9% growing from USD 9,378.5 Million in 2017.

Clariant Cleantech Award for Young Scientists

Award for outstanding achievements in the field of “Sustainable Chemistry” Fourth Clariant Chemistry Day at University of Basel Fostering exchange between academia and industry  

T.CON, an SAP consulting and solution provider, is co-hosting a workshop with SAP at the International SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper and Packaging in Prague

As an SAP gold partner, T.CON is platinum sponsor of the upcoming International SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper and Packaging 2018, taking place in Prague, October 16-18, 2018. This conference is the largest SAP event of the paper and packaging industry and the only customer-centric event of its kind globally.  

Ardagh Group unveils new William Grant whisky bottle for worldwide relaunch

The new William Grant ‘Triplewood’ whisky bottle has been redesigned with quality, distinction and authenticity in mind for the worldwide relaunch of its whisky range.   Ardagh Group has worked with William Grant and design agency, Here Design, to develop a contemporary bottle for the brand’s five whiskies: two triple wood editions and three cask editions.

Where can packaging professionals learn about Augmented Reality, Blockchain and Sensor Technology?

The AIPIA World Congress (19/20 November, Amsterdam) is the only place where the whole world of Active & Intelligent Packaging is on display. It’s the event which shows you not only the latest trends in Active & Intelligent Packaging, but also how many can interconnect to produce stunning and cost effective solutions for both major Brand Owners and niche market products.

Bishop-Wisecarver Expands UtiliTrak Family with Innovative Hybrid-Designed Vee/Crown Wheel Plate for Commercial Applications

Pittsburg, Calif. – October 3, 2018 – a trusted industrial automation company offering proven linear, rotary, and curvilinear motion solutions expertly designed and delivered to perform, today announced the newest member of its UtiliTrak® family of products.

Uflex Chemicals launches UV LED Sheetfed Inks 'FLEXGREEN' for Offset Application

Noida, October 03, 2018: Furthering its commitment towards environment sustainability and energy efficiency, Uflex Chemicals has taken yet another significant step with the introduction of its new Ink series ‘FlexGreen’ an exclusive range of UV LED sheetfed Inks for commercial printing and packaging.  

Q3 Wrap-up: A Successful Year to Date for Adents in the Competitive Pharma Traceability Market

Market share gain, innovative Blockchain-based traceability platform and advancements in supply chain data-sharing solutions highlight2018 achievements.

Jet Label & Packaging Purchases Canada’s FirstHP Indigo 8000 Digital Press

Milestone doubles digital capacity  at Western Canada’s largest label manufacturer

Happy Cup drinking cups with innovative Reverse IML label support sustainability efforts

The Happy Cup project is all about sustainability. After all, the event drinking cups can be returned to the retailer afterwards for reuse. An innovative concept like this requires innovative production, including a Reverse IML label from Verstraete In Mould Labels that offers a wide range of decorative and functional possibilities. Cup sharing thanks to the Reverse IML label

Mark Andy Reports 15 Digital and 6 Flexo Equipment Sales at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Labelexpo Americas 2018 proved to be another successful event for Mark Andy and its global network of distributors. Unveiling new technologies in both digital and flexo equipment led to dozens of signed contracts on the show floor, including Digital Series HD hybrid presses, Performance Series machines, Digital One and several pressroom supplies orders.  

Additive expertise for composites and thermoplastics at FAKUMA 2018

Wesel, October 2, 2018 – From 16-20 October at the Friedrichshafen exhibition center, attention turns once more to the industrial processing of plastics and its challenges.

Clariant Upgrades Facility in Midland, Texas, to Significantly Strengthen R & D Capabilities and Expand Support to Oil Services Customers

Inaugural opening of state-of-the-art laboratory with unique capabilities to support oil services customers with Permian Basin activities Facility enhancements include larger blending plant, tank farm and a new 10-bay fleet maintenance building

Welcome to Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts Reveals New Brand Identity

Updated branding is one more step in company’s journey to transform into beverage-led, on-the-go brand New branding to be reflected on packaging, in advertising, online and on new and remodeled restaurants beginning January 2019 CANTON, MA (September 25, 2018) – Dunkin’ Donuts has been on a first-name basis with its fans long before the introduction of its iconic tagline, “America Runs on Dunki

The Marchesini Group at Pharmtech 2018: serialization machines continue to be strategic for Marchesini’s growth in the Russian market

Moscow (Russia) – From November 20 st to 23 th , the Marchesini Group will take part in the 20 th edition of Pharmtech, the International exhibition of equipment, raw materials and technologies for the pharmaceutical industry.  
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COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS PART OF UK PARLIAMENT'S SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

Berlin, 27 September 2018. As part of its 2018 initiative to cut down on the use of single-use items where feasible, or to substitute them with more sustainable alternatives, the Parliament of the United Kingdom has rolled out a new range of bio-based, certified compostable catering items, such as coffee cups, soup containers and salad boxes in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Nemera has organized its first PATIENT DAY: several activities have been organized to develop employee awareness of patients’ needs.

The goal is that all employees better understand and live the company  motto “We put patients first”. A ‘Patient Day’ for a global ‘Patient Culture’: promoting active learning around patients’ needs to all employees

MULTIVAC builds new Center of Excellence for slicers and automation solutions

Wolfertschwenden, 28 September 2018 – As part of an official cer-emony, the Directors of MULTIVACHans-Joachim Boekstegers (CEO), Guido Spix (CTO and COO) and Christian Traumann (CFO) today turned the first spadeful of earth for the construction of a new building complex in Wolfertschwenden. It is intended primarily for the new Slicer Business Unit.

At CPhI in Madrid, Neopac to Introduce SteriDrop™ Tubes for Preservative-free Eyedrops

Tube + Dispenser Solution Offers Unprecedented  Combination of Product Protection and User-friendliness 

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