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Packaging producer Plastica proves you can ‘have it all’: lower costs, higher productivity, AND higher quality

With AVT print inspection solutions, Plastica cut production costs by 25% and raised productivity by 30%.  Hod-Hasharon, Israel, 27th February 2020 - Hats off to SC Plastica SRL, a Romanian packaging specialist coming up to its 30th year, for its long history of visionary investments.

New Becker O5 rotary vane vacuum pumps for food packaging

Gebr. Becker GmbH is expanding its range of rotary vane vacuum pumps in the O5. series by the sizes O 5.10, O 5.16 and O 5.21. These pumps have been specially developed for applications in the food packaging industry. The pumps have a maximum flow rate of 10 to 23.5 m3/h.  

IoT agency SharpEnd announces capital injection from Guala Closures to scale connected packaging

London, 24 February 2020 - SharpEnd, the London-based Agency of Things™, has signed a strategic partnership with Guala Closures Group, a world-leading manufacturer of closures for spirits and wine, and pioneer in connected caps.

At MODEX, WIPOTEC-OCS to Showcase Two New Precision Catchweighers

New options for Logistics and CEP sector customers include a unit offering  six independent scales for dramatically increased throughput,  and a premium warehouse scale with predictive maintenance.  

FANUC supplies 3,500 robots to Munich-based automotive group - Major order seals strategic partnership

Echternach – The industrial robot manufacturer FANUC and the automotive group BMW AG have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 3,500 robots for new production lines and plants. FANUC robots will be used in the production of current and future generations of BMW models. The first robots were installed at the end of 2019.

Interphex 2020, the Marchesini Group focuses on serialization and inspection machines

West Caldwell (New Jersey) – The Marchesini Group returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York (April 28-30) for the 41th edition of Interphex, the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device development and manufacturing event in the U.S. 

TCP Reliable Announces Corporate Name Change to Integreon Global

New corporate name demonstrates ongoing commitment to integrating technologies, expertise and capabilities offered by Integreon Global and its family of companies.

Interesting responses on Packaging Trends for 2020

Gurugram, India, February 12, 2020 – Packaging Connections started a short survey with the start of this new year. The survey was named “Packaging Trends for 2020” and it was based on packaging trends for the modern world. We created this survey to understand what the possible packaging trends could be (in your opinion) for gen-2020 customers.

The First Online Automotive Packaging Program Launches in March

The Packaging School is pleased to announce its latest online packaging curriculum, the Automotive Packaging Certificate (APC), will launch on March 2, 2020. It is geared toward professionals looking to expand their knowledge of industry specifics related to automotive packaging.

Bekum celebrates three anniversaries and breaks ground on a new facility

Williamston (MI, USA), 26.11.2019: The Bekum group celebrated recently three anniversaries – 60 years Bekum in Berlin Germany, 50 years Bekum in Traismauer Austria und 40 years Bekum in Williamston, USA. As part of the celebrations at the American location, the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of production capacities was made on November 26, 2019.

Carbon Disclosure Project awards Ardagh

Luxembourg (Feb. 11, 2020) – Ardagh is delighted to have received prestigious Leadership class ratings from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for climate change (A-) and for supplier engagement (A). Ardagh’s efforts for water security have been rated as Management class (B). 

Sustainable packaging solutions for fish and seafood

Wolfertschwenden, 10 February 2020 – From 21 to 23 April at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, MULTIVAC will be exhibiting packaging solutions, which contribute to extending the shelf life of fish and seafood, as well as ensuring that the product is presented attractively at the point of sale.

Smithers forecasts the global retail-ready packaging market to reach over $77 billion by 2024

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – 10 February 2020 – Evolution in store formats and the opening of transition economies will drive increased demand for retail-ready and shelf-ready packaging according to the latest research from Smithers.  

Mark Andy Strengthens Partnership with Aldus by Expanding Representation into Southeast Asia

The OEM distributor brings over 70 years of label and packaging experience to partnership  St. Louis, Missouri USA (7 February 2020)
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Hoffmann Neopac acquires hinged lid can production lines of Trivium Packaging

The Swiss family-owned company Hoffmann Neopac is acquiring the production lines for hinged lid cans from Trivium Packaging in the Netherlands, thereby strengthening its market position for specialty cans in Europe. 

South India’s leading show on Commercial Printing, Package Converting and Digital Signs is back to Hyderabad

There has been a revolutionary change in the last few years in the printing industry in India. Growing at a rate of 12% per annum, the Indian Printing Industry comprises more than 250,000 big, small and medium printers. It is slowly progressing from the heavy machinery using industry to a more software-centric business.

WIPOTEC-OCS to Showcase Precision Checkweigher for Cans, Bottles & Vials at Pack Expo East

Company also will display ultra-compact X-ray scanner  for food applications, and pharma-grade serialization unit  for high-value product tracking.

ACG Inspection Introduces Groundbreaking Blockchain-based Brand Platform

Three-pronged solutions set combines Blockchain, geo-location identification and biometrics tracking through IIOT powered by AI for unsurpassed traceability and transparency.

snacking consumers with new turkey option

Butterball, America’s most recognized turkey brand and the largest U.S. producer of turkey products, enters snack market with flexible packaging from Amcor. While it’s nice to recall the days of three square meals, snacking is the new normal. 95 percent of U.S. adults snack at least once a day; and 70 percent snack two or more times per day.1

Anant Gadre Joins 3D Neopac as Managing Director

Accomplished packaging professional to expand company's tube business in both legacy and recently introduced product portfolios.    

MHI Introduces 3D-Printed Tool Prototyping Service

Ideal for use in test situations, service can eliminate  long turnaround times and unnecessary costs.
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Anant Gadre Joins 3D Neopac as Managing Director

Accomplished packaging professional to expand company's tube business in both legacy and recently introduced product portfolios.    

Marchesini Group Beauty at Cosmopack 2020: Beauty Technologies triumph

Pianoro (Bologna) – 2020 will surely be an exciting year full of events and novelties for the Marchesini Group. The Trade Fair season kicks off with Cosmopack in Bologna (March, 12-15 - Hall 19PK Stand A9PK).

Coperion ZSK Food Extruder for Plant Based Proteins Now in Hybrid Design

Stuttgart, January 2020 – For its ZSK Food Extruder, Coperion has developed a hybrid solution for manufacturing meat substitute products.
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PUMA Manifesto interpack2020: on the way together to the end of packaging as an environmental issue worldwide

PRESS RELEASE Dusseldorf-Gouda, 30 January 2020 Participants - i.e. both the 170,000 visitors and the 4,000 exhibitors - at the interpack packaging exhibition (7-13 May 2020) will soon be able to contribute to the end of packaging as an environmental problem worldwide by expressing their support for the

Cosmetic Design Group, a WWP Company, to Launch “Power My Beauty” at MakeUp in Los Angeles

New portfolio of color cosmetics, skincare and hand & nailcare products offers combo elements, sensorial experiences and sustainability benefits.
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Milliken & Company Finalizes Acquisition of Borchers

Invests in sustainable coating additives platform for growth as acquisition closes  

Aptar CSP Technologies Launches Fully Integrated Active Packaging Solution Combining Moisture Adsorption and Oxygen Scavenging Properties

New oxygen scavenging and moisture adsorption solution  added to Aptar CSP Technologies’ 3-phase Activ-Polymer™ platform technology portfolio. 

Tailor-made packaging solutions from a single source

Wolfertschwenden, 29 January 2020 - At this year's interpack MULTIVAC will be exhibiting packaging solutions for sensitive products. The highlight will be the RX 4.0 thermoforming packaging machine in GMP design, which will be presented to the visitors for the first time.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Market: Need For Drugs Are Therapeutics To Reach Safely To Patients, TMR Study

The global pharmaceutical packaging market has a consolidated vendor landscape. Leading players Robert Bosch GmbH, IMA S.P.A, Körber AG, Marchesini Group S.p.A, Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co., and KG, and Marchesini Group S.p.A.

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PROSEAL MEETS HAWTHORN PRODUCE’S NEEDS FOR SPEED AND SPACE   A tray sealer and integrated conveyor from Proseal are providing a fruit producer with greater throughput and ample production line space for packing, allowing it to meet increased demand from its customers.  

Constantia Flexibles named on CDP ‘A List’ for leading effort against climate change

Constantia Flexibles named on CDP ‘A List’ for leading effort against climate change Vienna, January 24, 2020 Constantia Flexibles has been commended for its climate action this year, achieving a place on global environmental impact non-profit CDP's prestigious ‘A List’ for climate change, based on the company’s climate reporting in 2019.

BST eltromat and industry partners promote Converting 4.0

The web-processing industry has embraced the trends of Industry 4.0 and is increasingly using real-time data from production to boost efficiency. That explains the great interest in the Converting 4.0 exhibits that BST eltromat International presented in the fall of 2019 at various events in cooperation with machine manufacturers.

ACG Appoints Alexander Robertson as New Chief Marketing Officer

ACG Group, the world’s only integrated offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has appointed Alexander Robertson as the new Chief Marketing Officer for the Group. 
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BillerudKorsnäs Number One in Global Sustainability Rating

For the sixth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs receives the highest rating level in EcoVadis, thus continuing to be in the top of the companies being evaluated. This is one of several sustainability assessments, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, that confirms that BillerudKorsnäs is one of the leading companies in sustainability within the industry.

Leybold Launches Two Vacuum Calculation and Simulation Tools

Cologne, January 2020 – Vacuum technology specialist, Leybold, has developed two new online tools to assist customer’s pump choice and layout of complete vacuum systems: The Pump Finder and the calculation tool LEYCALC. With these new web-based tools, users can select and build their vacuum solutions online.

OPC UA over TSN implementation B&R introduces TSN machine switch for converged real-time networks

B&R has added a real-time Ethernet switch to its portfolio. The new machine switch can be used to set up networks using the vendor-agnostic communication solution OPC UA over TSN. Its design and form factor fit perfectly into the B&R portfolio for space-saving mounting in the control cabinet.

MULTIVAC demonstrates its expertise in automation and complete lines

MULTIVAC demonstrates its expertise in automation and complete lines 

At Pharmapack, Neopac to Showcase SpringTube™ for Skin Health Products

Company also will feature its new Tube Design Guide,  a multi-step primer for optimum recyclability.

At PCD Paris, Neopac to Showcase SpringTube™ for Cosmetics & Personal Care Products

Company also will feature its new Tube Design Guide,  a multi-step primer for optimum recyclability.

WWP Names Josh Kirschbaum CEO

Veteran Global Operations Executive tasked with taking  WWP forward following recent expansions, growth plans. 

At WestPack 2020, MHI to Showcase EAGLE-Omni Deep-draw Blister Packaging Machine

Versatile module ideal for packaging development,  rapid prototyping and small-scale production.

Myanmar PlasPrintPack & Agrotek Foodtek

Myanmar Plas Print Pack, Agrotek Foodtek Gearing Up to Power Your Business Growth

Cosmetic Design Group, a WWP Global Company, Launches Mini Cost-Conscious Beauty Collection at Walmart

Cosmetic Design Group, a WWP Global Company, Launches Mini Cost-Conscious Beauty  Collection at Walmart  Complete makeup collection, InStudio Cosmetics™, will feature 90% of all items priced at just $1.OO

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Packaging Market Detailed Insights Of Global Market

Kenneth Research recently added a report on Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Packaging Market to its database that provides an insight into the Packaging Industry, giving an accurate and in-depth analysis of the market size, value, annual growth, market players, segments, end users and growth drivers for the market.

Drink Technology India strengthens its position as business and knowledge platform for the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid food industry

New Delhi edition of drink technology India registers a 30% increase in space Record number of business deals negotiated at the fair

Excellent results for ALTECH at Tuyap 2019

Every year, ALTECH exhibits its labelling machines (either directly or through its distributors) at the most important trade fairs for the packaging sector.  Excellent results for ALTECH at Tuyap 2019

Californian wine brand Böen partners with Guala Closures and SharpEnd to launch first NFC-enabled wine bottles in the United States

Californian wine brand Böen, part of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions by Joseph Wagner, announces itself as the first United States wine brand to deploy NearField Communication (NFC) technology to date. On August 1st , NFC connected bottles will be released across the United States, offering consumers the ability to be taken to the home of the Böen farmhouse with a tap of Böen’s cap.


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