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Life Long Learning absolute necessity for sustainable packaging development

"Attract more students in first phase education and stimulate in a much more active way that employees are educated and trained at work. Only in this way we can sustainably achieve our environmental packaging objectives.”  

Pamex To Give a Sunny Start to 2020 For Printers

The International Exhibition on Printing & Allied Machinery Industries is scheduled to happen from 6- 9 January at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.  

Cost-effective packaging solutions for bakery products and snacks

Wolfertschwenden, 5 July 2018 – At iba 2018 in Munich from 15 to 20 September MULTIVAC will be presenting a complete range of solutions for packing bread, bakery products, biscuits and snacks. In addition to two chamber machines, the exhibits will also include a compact thermoforming packaging machine and a traysealer.  


The EasySnacking™ pot from RPC Superfos is being used for a new cereal product that allows consumers to enjoy premium cereal straight from the pack.  

Packaging Connections gives new name to its Newsletter

Gurugram, India, July 1, 2018 – Packaging Connections newsletter which was first sent on 18th March 2005 has now completed more than 13 gold years. It has been sent to its readers without any fail every Tuesday of the week. Among these years it has achieved global reach of 100 thousand+ packaging professionals across 120+ countries.

APCO's view on Sustainable Packaging Audit of Businesses

Australian Packaging Covenant Organization (APCO) recently launched and directed a brand Audit that will help the businesses to take important actions to meet the obligations of sustainable packaging.  

Uflex Chemicals launches Single Component Solvent-less PU Adhesive- FLEXBON OC512

03 July 2018, Noida (India): Chemicals Business of India’s largest fully integrated multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company, Uflex Limited has launched a general performance, single component solvent-less PU adhesive - FLEXBON OC512.

Sidel Surpfs Through Pet Packaging Shape Opportunities at International Blow Moulding Conference

At this year’s Blow Moulding Conference held in Cologne (Germany), Sidel gave insights into increased PET packaging shapes opportunities and how to achieve them with precise and reliable heating processes. The focus for Sidel was SteadyEDGE™, a patented base solution for innovative and attractive PET package design variants that ensures a stable and cost-efficient production.  

Solid board packaging producer Abelan Videcart invests in Offset printing press

Acquisition of a new 6 colour + varnish Offset printing press Investment of €4.4 million High speed printing to offer a wider quality range of solid board products and increase the portfolio in folding carton packaging  

Ardagh produces Nivea's new deodorant look

Nivea, one of the world’s most popular deodorants, has a new look for its female range in a taller sleek shaped aluminium aerosol can designed by Beiersdorf and manufactured by Ardagh Group.  

CSB SOlution Keep's Cheesemaker Lean

Züger, Switzerland’s number one supplier of mozzarella and other cream cheese specialities, is using an end-to-end software solution from industry IT expert CSB- System to keep processes at the factory as lean as possible.

Tongtai SH-4000P High Speed Horizontal Machining Center Features Compact Footprint Design

[LORAIN, OH – JULY 2018] The new SH-4000P Horizontal Machining Center from Tongtai was developed for mass production lines. The new compact machine has a 35% smaller footprint than the previous model, allowing for maximum shop floor space utilization. At only 69” wide, floor space is minimized.

Chobani Greek yogurt: ready in a 'flip' thanks to specialized IML packaging

Who doesn’t like the combination of fresh Greek yogurt with a dry, crunchy mix? Brand owner Chobani was interested in getting this product on store shelves as a single product, but with both ingredients clearly separated. This was a highly complex challenge technically, but thanks to the possibilities of IML, an attractive and flexible solution was created.  

Packaging Training and Qualifications

IOM3 Training Academy offers a range of industry-recognised packaging courses and qualifications. Courses are open for immediate booking.  

Complete SACMI solutions in the 25th year of Iran Agrofood

The company presents all its new developments for the sector, with the focus on productive excellence and plant integration. A complete offer that provides greater opportunities for producers, with all the assurance of Sacmi product and service quality.  

Douglas Machine;s New Robotic Metering System

ALEXANDRIA, MN. (June 29, 2018) – Adding the new Robotic Product Collation and Metering to Douglas’ reliable Contour™ SPS-80 Shrink Packer allowed a large beverage producer to convert their can line from paperboard cartons to trays with film overlap at a rate of 80 packages per minute.

Full Marks for 10 Liter Container Choice

RPC Promens Industrial is meeting growing demand for 10 litre industrial containers in a variety of markets with a choice of three designs that satisfy the needs of a many different applications.  

PackPlus Is Here! Only A Few Weeks To Go!

The Total, Packaging, Processing & Supply Chain Event is coming to Pragati Maidan on 25 th July 2018.  

Videojet modernizes coding and marking supplies with iQMark™

CHICAGO – June 28, 2018 – Videojet Technologies, a leading global supplier of coding and marking systems and supplies, has launched iQMark™ - a modern supplies brand developed to enable its customers to meet their corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals, at the same time remaining compliant with ever more stringent governmental and industry regulations worldwide.

Augmented Reality Statup Re'Flekt Opens Multi-Million Euro Series A Financing Round With Basf Venture Capital As Lead Invester

BASF Venture Capital has invested in RE’FLEKT, a Munich and San Francisco-based Augmented Reality startup that provides enterprise customers content creation and remote expert solutions. BASF Venture Capital’s opening investment of 3,75 million Euro ($4.4 million US Dollar) follows Bosch’s investment in the company in 2015.  

Flowers world-over are blooming in Flexfresh by Uflex

27 June 2018, Noida (India): Flexfresh, the special patented film that Uflex Limited has developed comprising a proprietary polymeric formula elongating the shelf life of flowers is serving to be a boon for Flower Companies across the globe.  

CSP Technologies, Inc. Introduces Material Science Lab in Newly Expanded Manufacturing Space

Auburn, AL – CSP Technologies, Inc. – a leader in designing and producing packaging solutions that ensure product protection, enhance brand recognition and improve consumer experiences – has completed a 100,000-square-foot facility expansion at its Auburn, Alabama headquarters, and is currently transitioning several new and enhanced capabilities into the ample space.  

Sacmi CHS360, setting the global standard for tall aluminium cap inspection

Another four solutions were recently supplied to wine closure companies in Australia and Chile, with outstanding new machine features ensuring total quality control of such caps  

Fighting the skills shortage in packaging: 22 new NVC Packaging Professional graduates

On Tuesday 26 June 2018, the graduation ceremony for NVC Packaging Professionals took place in Gouda, hometown of the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre. Twenty-two (22) business students passed the exam and can now be referred to as NVC Packaging Professional.

RPC BPI Protec's Reprocess Scheme Turns Surplus Plastic Into Tables and Benches

RPC bpi protec’s Worcester site has established a closed-loop recycling scheme to capture surplus plastic packaging and turn it into second-life products for the benefit of its customers’ sustainability and CSR activities.  

Ergonomics Jar Has Glass Effect

The RPC Bramlage Division has introduced a new premium cosmetic jar into its standard collection. The Coral jar provides an alternative to the traditional cylindrical shape, with an innovative raised section at the base.  

Leading converters, brand owners and retailers to discuss packaging requirements at AMI’s Multilayer Flexible Packaging 2018

Flexible packaging is a dynamic and constantly evolving market, and worldwide, the way in which consumers view and interact with packaged products is changing. With a growing focus on convenience, value and sustainability, traditional packs continue to be substituted for innovative and flexible options designed to meet emerging consumer needs.  

The Marchesini Group continues to grow by acquiring another two companies, Schmucker and Creinox

Pianoro (Bologna) – The Marchesini Group took over 100% of Schmucker, a company from Gorizia specialised in building stickpack packaging machinery for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets.  

Asepto by Uflex to say "Hello China" at Propak

20 June 2018, Noida (India) / Shanghai: Sky is the limit for being innovative. Any application will be welcomed if it holds merit for potential customers.


Our upcoming conference 3rd Annual Digi-Tech Pharma 2019 (Pharmaceutical technology conference 2019), will provide a platform to all its participants an opportunity to interact, share and discuss the digitalization of Pharma industry.

Global Clinical Trials Connect 2019

The  Global Clinical Trials Connect 2019 conference focuses on introducing pioneer technology, developing better patient engagement and collaborating strategies in clinical trials. With the right commitment and attention to detail, contract research organizations (CROs) and pharmaceutical companies can drive collaboration with greater efficiency.

Pharma Security World 2019

The Counterfeit medicines are turning into a serious concern around the world, and have progressively been showing up through the real pharmaceutical supply chain, including community and online drug stores.

Xaar 2001+ Printhead Technology Delivers the Speed Needed for new Canon Digital Label Printer

Cambridge, 19 th June 2018 The combination of speed, quality and reliability of the Xaar 2001+ U printhead made it the ideal choice for Canon’s entry into the digital label printing market, with the launch of its Océ LabelStream 4000 press.  

Mark Andy Acquires Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc.

St. Louis, MO (18 June 2018) Mark Andy, a pioneer to the label and packaging industry announces the acquisition of Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc., a US manufacturer of reliable, high-quality print finishing equipment for foil stamping, die cutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating.  

Safe Packaging: New Regulatory Landscape

The draft of the new "Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulation, 2018” is ready and awaiting final notification soon by the FSSAI. The new regulations are expected to entail significant changes in the supply chain for packaging of food and beverage. The International Packaging Conclave 2018 aims to un-pack the implications of the forthcoming new regulations.  

Michelman Wins 2018 MANNY Award for "Best Place to Work"

CINCINNATI, OH (June 15, 2018) – Michelman was a winner at the 12th Anniversary, 2018 MANNY Awards Dinner, held June 13, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and sponsored by Cincy Magazine. Kreg Keesee, Michelman’s Chief Supply Chain and Information Officer, accepted the award in the Best Place to Work category.  

FINAT Awards: Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech Each Win Recognition for Two Developments

Several entries submitted by the Schreiner Group high-tech company convinced the FINAT judging panel this year: The Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProTech business units each received two awards for their developments for the pharmaceutical and engineering-based industries respectively. The accolades were presented on the occasion of the European Label Forum in Dublin in early June.

Leybold announces innovative dry vacuum pump at ACHEMA

Short, reliable and clean production processes are more important than ever for the increasingly digital and globally active value chains, in addition to high- quality results. Vacuum technology provides a significant contribution to meeting these requirements. The vacuum pioneer Leybold has designed the new VARODRY vacuum pump series for efficient industrial vacuum processes.

SP Thermoforming Introduces World's First Line of Carousel-based Thermoforming Machines

Derby, UK – SP Thermoforming, the North American brand of UK-based Riverside Medical Packaging. Ltd, has introduced a line of flexible and rigid blister thermoforming machines featuring a potentially game-changing concept: carousel design.

At Cosmoprof, World Wide Packaging to Feature Chic New Products and Creative Product Experience "Time Capsule Displays"

Florham Park, NJ – World Wide Packaging LLC. (WWP), a leading provider of cosmetic packaging components, plastic tubes, and full service turnkey solutions will spotlight several new products at Cosmoprof North America, Las Vegas, July 29-31, the premier B2B event for the beauty industry.

Xaar 502 GS15 O Printhead is key to Maplejet's Sustainable Printing

Cambridge, 12 th June 2018 Xaar and its OEM partner, MapleJet, are leading the way in quality and sustainability for coding and marking onto corrugated boxes with the industrial Xaar 502 GS15 O inkjet printhead providing much larger print height and industrial robustness in the latest MapleJet ProDigit 70 printers.  

Anguil Environmental Systems Celebrates a Major Milestone

Milwaukee, WI: Starting an environmental company in the late 1970’s was not nearly as well received as it would be today, but Gene Anguil, Founder of Anguil Environmental Systems, persevered. Four decades later, Anguil is recognized as a worldwide leader of industrial air pollution control and wastewater treatment technologies.

MULTIVAC celebrates opening of new production facility in Bulgaria

Wolfertschwenden, Germany / Bozhurishte, Bulgaria, 7 June 2018 – Yesterday, the new production plant of MULTIVAC Bulgaria Production Ltd was inaugurated in Bozhurishte, near Sofia, with a festive opening ceremony.

Michelman to Showcase High Performance Flexible Packaging Coating Solutions at Global Pouch Forum

CINCINNATI, OH (June 7, 2018) – Michelman will showcase its versatile line of water-based Michem® Flex primers and coatings formulated specifically for converters of flexible packaging substrates including paper, film and foil at the Global Pouch Forum being held June 13-15, 2018 in Miami, Florida.  

Ardagh Group invests in seafood packaging Morocco

Ardagh’s metal packaging production plant in Casablanca, Morocco, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the announcement of a significant enhancement of its steel seafood can production capability.

FaceLift For Ladival

Packs for the well-known Ladival sunscreen range have been given a facelift to ensure maximum on-shelf impact in pharmacies ahead of the forthcoming sunbathing season.  

Schreiner MediPharm Develops Smart Blister Pack for Clinical Trial

For a multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Schreiner MediPharm developed a smart blister pack for digital patient compliance monitoring to enhance medication adherence by clinical trial participants.

Bemis launches clear, recyclable standup pouch packaging

NEENAH, Wisconsin, June 5, 2018 - Bemis Company, Inc. recently launched its latest innovation, Encore™ ultra-clear recyclable film. The technology combines readily recyclable material with shelf-appealing transparency, helping CPGs attract today’s consumers while achieving the sustainability goals of their businesses.  

Better with Less – Design Challenge: winning design introduces an ingenious alternative to bubble wrap

The winner of the international packaging design competition Better with Less – Design Challenge has been chosen. Exceptionally high-quality entries were submitted, and the winning design ‘Stretching Inner Part’ by Iiro Numminen, was considered by the judges to be extremely appealing, versatile, scalable and easy to implement.  


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