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19 new apprentices at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

On August 1, 2019, nineteen new apprentices were warmly welcomed to Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. Five paper technologists, three industrial mechanics, three electronics technicians, one cutting machine operator, four machine and plant operators, one IT specialist and two industrial clerks began their careers at the mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg.  

Neopac Wins Three Prestigious Healthcare Sector Packaging Awards

Hoffmann Neopac   contact: Christopher Dale Turchette Agency (973) 227-8080 ext. 116   Neopac Wins Three Prestigious  Healthcare Sector Packaging Awards  

ACG Group Announces Winners in First-of-Its-Kind “Art in a Capsule” Competition

ACG Group Announces Winners in First-of-Its-Kind  “Art in a Capsule” Competition   More than 80 miniature works of art received from entrants around the world.

Quintet of Gold Stars for Ardagh at 2019 Starpack

Ardagh Group’s Food & Speciality business has won the title of “packaging team of the year” at the 2019 Starpack Awards. The outstanding result was part of a five Gold Medal haul in one of Europe’s most prestigious and strongly contested packaging awards.

The only pharma machinery exhibition in Hyderabad this year – Pharma Pro&Pack Expo 2019

Dedicated trade fair for the pharma processing and packaging machineries catering to the pharmaceutical industry. Co-located shows analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo bring in the best of the pharma industry under one roof Jointly organized with IPMMA to provide an ideal networking and educative platform  

Packaging Connections to launch “Carry Handle Tapes” in PackPlus 2019

Gurugram, India, August 22, 2019 – Packaging Connections announces its participation in upcoming packaging and printing event “PackPlus 2019”. The event is scheduled to be held from 28 th Aug 2019 to 31 st Aug 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The focus shall be on following services / products – 1. Carry Handle Tapes 2. The Big Book of Packaging

Securing your Supply Chain and Quality Management

2nd Annual Pharma Packaging, Labelling, Serialisation, Track and Trace 2019 overviews and integrates the business and technical problems that pharmaceutical companies should be aware of in order to fight the major global problem of counterfeit medicines.


PACCOR has acquired the majority stake in EDV Packaging Solutions, one of the leading manufacturers of rigid barrier packaging for the food industry worldwide. EDV outpaces the competition in delivering products which require greater protection against oxygen migration and coffee capsules made from polypropylene, as well as made out of advanced bio compostable materials.

At Pack Expo, IMA DAIRY & FOOD to Highlight Multilane FFS Machines for Sachets and Stick Packs

client: IMA DAIRY & FOOD   contact: Christopher Dale Turchette Agency (973) 227-8080 ext. 116   At Pack Expo, IMA DAIRY & FOOD to Highlight

New dimension in pack labelling performance

Wolfertschwenden, 12 August 2019 - At FachPack 2019 MULTIVAC will be presenting a new generation of cross web labellers. In addition to improved performance and operating reliability, one of the features of the new models compared to the previous labelling solutions are their lower life cycle costs.

Huhtamaki loops in India’s top brands into sustainable thinking

Huhtamaki blueloop platform is part of our global commitment to drive the next generation of flexible packaging for circularity and sustainability.

Nemera acquires Insight Product Development to strengthen its capabilities in early stage development and to reinforce client proximity in North America.

We are pleased to announce that Nemera has completed the acquisition of Insight Product Development, a 100% healthcare focused design and innovation consulting firm based in Chicago, IL (USA).

Mark Andy Introduces New Digital Pro Product Line

St. Louis, Missouri USA (5 August 2019) Mark Andy is excited to announce the launch of Digital Pro, the latest development to its digital product offerings. The new product line comes to market with 77 fpm (23.4 mpm) production speed for all applications and low cost to print, allowing businesses priced out of production systems the opportunity to benefit from digital.

Packaging Connections announced the collaboration with “Davik”

Gurugram, India, August 05, 2019 – Packaging Connections announces its collaboration with DAVIK, global manufacturer of innovative adhesive tapes. Davik was the first company to introduce the ‘carry handle tape’ to the world.

Cartonplast Group consolidates its operations in Brazil through a pioneering partnership with Casa Valduga, one of the best wineries in Brazil

Jacareí, Brazil, 1st August 2019 – Cartonplast Brazil (CPL) is the new service provider of Plastic Layer Pads (PLPs) for transporting bottles of wine and sparkling wine of Casa Valduga On 20th May CPL Brazil initiated a pioneering partnership with Casa Valduga,

At Healthcare Packaging Expo, MG America to Showcase High-Performance Capsule Fillers and Packaging Machinery

At Healthcare Packaging Expo, MG America  to Showcase High-Performance Capsule Fillers  and Packaging Machinery  Lineup includes capsule fillers for high-volume production,  track & trace ready case packer, and flexible top-load cartoner.  
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ACG Acquires Pharma Processing Equipment Provider Xertecs GmbH

ACG Engineering (ACGE) – part of ACG Group  the only supplier in the world offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry – has acquired Germany-based pharma processing equipment company, Xertecs GmbH. The deal, which entails ACG acquiring 100% shareholding, comes following a long and successful partnership between the two entities.  

Cartonplast Group consolidates its operations in Brazil through a pioneering partnership with Casa Valduga, one of the best wineries in Brazil

Jacareí, Brazil, 1st August 2019 – Cartonplast Brazil (CPL) is the new service provider of Plastic Layer Pads (PLPs) for transporting bottles of wine and sparkling wine of Casa Valduga
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SML Introduces Inspire™ and EcoInspire™ to Drive Sustainability for RFID in retail

Hong Kong, China, July 30, 2019 – SML, the leading global branding and item-level RFID solutions provider has today launched its new Inspire™ and EcoInspire™ brands. The Inspire™ will be rolled out across SML's innovative tagging products including woven labels, self-adhesive labels, hangtags and RFID-enabled tags, as well as be seen in SML’s packaging products.

Watershed Group Continues to Pioneer Innovation in Label Production

The modern Performance Series press joins three legacy Mark Andy presses St. Louis, Missouri USA (24 July 2019)

B&R at PackPlus 2019 in New Delhi, India Taking packaging machinery to a whole new level

With advancements in technology, packaging industry is gearing up for maximizing machine performances. At PackPlus from 28-31 August 2019 in New Delhi, India, B&R will present its comprehensive range of products and solutions for automating and digitizing machines and factories for the packaging industry in Hall 11, Stall 11.46.
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MULTIVAC at FachPack 2019 in Nuremberg (Hall 1, Stand 221)

Efficient and sustainable packaging solutions with a vision of the future

Smithers Pira forecasts global rigid plastic packaging market to reach $222.4 billion by 2024

The rigid plastic packing industry is reacting to new challenges around competition with innovative flexible packaging designs, and the exploration of new markets in transition economies.

Sidel acquires COMEP, further establishing their moulds and tooling offering

On July 18, Sidel announced the acquisition of Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (COMEP), a French producer and designer of moulds for PET, adding further strength to the group in the manufacturing of moulds and tooling.

Ardagh Group’s latest Jupiler design highlights the branding potential of embossed cans

The challenge of replicating the distinctive flutes of Jupiler’s glassware in an embossed can has led to tooling innovations that enable Ardagh Group to render embossed designs with greater definition, creating new branding opportunities for its customers.
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WWP Hires Two Executives to Support Expansion of West Coast Operations

Industry Professionals to Spearhead Sales Initiatives after Acquisition of CA-based Companies

SACMI at Propak West Africa 2019

A major player across Africa, with dedicated branches and facilities and broad investment/development plans, SACMI will soon be taking part in Propak West Africa 2019 to showcase its latest products and illustrate the outlook for the industry.

SACMI explores the future of metal packaging

SACMI Metal Day 2019, a 2-day event, held at SACMI Imola to explore metal cap/packaging technology, trends and prospects together with an audience of international experts and stakeholders - not to mention over 160 selected customers from 29 countries worldwide - has now ended.

A Question of Balance for Clean and Clear Label

 Clean and clear labeling concerns are now well established in the food and beverage industry, having featured as a key and running theme through all Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends forecasts in recent years.


Ishida Europe has appointed Matt Eastham as General Manager, Middle East to lead the company on its next stage of growth in the region.

Hot plate welding: Greiner Assistec expands its added-value portfolio to include important joining technology

Greiner Assistec not only produces plastic parts and assemblies but also finishes them on a custom basis. In a recent addition to their portfolio, the plastics experts now offer hot plate welding, a technology that uses a hot plate to fuse individual parts together.

Packaging Connections presented Low Migration Label concept in PDA

Gurugram, India, July 10, 2019 - Packaging Connections on behalf of Schreiner Medipharm (Germany) participated in the recent PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) workshop held on July 4th - July 5th in Hyderabad, India. PDA India chapter has organized this two-day interactive workshop on Extractables and Leachables.

RPC bpi protec Celebrate Innovation and Sustainability with Starpack Award for X-EnviroShrink

RPC bpi protec celebrated receiving a Starpack Industry Innovation award for its new X-EnviroShrink in the Transit and Industrial Distribution category, at a ceremony held on 27th June at the Institute of Materials, Minerals in London.

New Multi-Tear Closure Label from Schreiner MediPharm

The Multi-Tear Closure Label is a transparent closure seal for folding boxes and wallets that combines two security mechanisms. They are activated in an attempt to unnoticeably peel off the seal: The “film-tear” effect destroys the film and the “fiber-tear” effect causes the cardboard surface to tear. The seal is coated with a special high-strength adhesive.

Reifenhäuser Group invests in new production and assembly hall for flat dies

The Reifenhäuser Group has started construction of a new production hall at the headquarters in Troisdorf. With the groundbreaking ceremony, the project is now entering the intensive construction phase. The new production and assembly hall with an area of 3,000 square meters is expected to be completed by spring 2020.

On tap: fizzy coffee in a can

Goldbrew cold brew coffee is made from 100% sustainable Arabica coffee beans to serve a naturally refreshing and energising drink. Next to its sparkling flavoured coffees, Cafeahaus complements its Goldbrew range with a nitro original cold brew coffee, which comes in Ardagh’s unique Nitro Can.

Platinum Global Solutions - A Way Forward to Excel in Packaging and Industry

Amsterdam, Netherland 23th-24th May, 2019– Platinum Global Solutions concluded its 9th Packaging Innovation Programme at Park Plaza Airport. 

Sidel introduces X-LITE Still: The world’s lightest industrial bottle at the highest production speed

X-LITE™ Still is Sidel’s latest innovative 500 ml PET packaging solution for non-pressurised still water. Thanks to its extremely light industrial bottle design, it is the most cost-effective and sustainable packaging available on the market.

3rd Annual Pharma Supply-Chain & Security World 2020 “Supply-Chain, Drug Serialization and Anti-Counterfeiting” Conference and Expo

The Annual Pharma Supply Chain and Security World Summit is back for the 3rd time taking place in London UK on 1st-2nd April 2020 with more focus on optimizing your supply chain challenges to ensure an agile, responsive and streamlined supply chain, and Drug counterfeiting which is not only a global public health risk, but also harm the quality of the

Reifenhauser Group presents sustainable solutions to plastics production

Troisdorf, July 1, 2019 | Reduce, reuse, recycle, replace: Reifenhäuser Group will be focusing on these four principles at K 2019 when it presents innovative extrusion technologies for taking plastic as a material into a sustainable future. "We are facing up to our responsibility as part of the turnaround in how we use and deal with plastics," commented the Group's

PAPEREX 2019 – Setting The Pace for Manufacturers, Traders & Buyers of Paper & All Allied Industry

PAPEREX is the series of International exhibitions on the Pulp and Paper Industry and is held biennially in New Delhi, India.

FINAT Innovation Award for Smart Blister Pack

With the Smart Blister Pack from the Schreiner MediPharm business unit, Schreiner Group won first place in the 2019 FINAT Label Competition in the “Innovation” category. The high-tech company convinced the judges of the European association for the self-adhesive label industry (FINAT) again this year and was presented with the award on the occasion of the European Label Forum in Copenhagen.

FSSAI's new Labelling and Display Regulations

New Delhi, 25th June 2019: As everybody is aware that “Food Labeling” serves as a primary link of communication between the manufacturer and consumer and covers both food safety and information of consumer interest.

Raman 1.0’ launched to instantly check for adulteration in edible oil on First-Ever World Food Safety Day

A startup being mentored by FSSAI has launched its Raman-1 handheld spectrometer on World Food Safety Day. Coupled with mobile & AI technologies, Oak Analytics has built a system for instant authentication of products, beginning with edible oil.

Tailor-made 187ml wine can is Europe first

In a Europe first for beverage packaging, Ardagh Group is introducing a new slimline 187ml can specifically designed to present and protect wine and wine-based drinks. With its special design characteristics and unique sizing, the new can, set to launch in Q1 2020, is the latest addition to Ardagh’s pioneering Wine Can range.

Michelman Highlights Primers for use in HP Indigo Digitally Printed Compostable Packaging at Dscoop Edge PortAventura

CINCINNATI, OH (June 19, 2019) – Michelman showcased its innovative line of sustainable primer and overprint varnishes (OPVs) for use with HP Indigo presses at Dscoop Edge, held on June 19-21, 2019 in PortAventura, Spain.  

Ardagh Group’s Nitro Can enters new market with bar-quality Funkin Cocktails

Ardagh’s Nitro Can has been adopted by the UK’s number one cocktail mixer company Funkin Cocktails in a collaboration that sees the first-ever range of ready-to-drink nitro canned cocktails hit the shelves.   

Fighting the skills shortage in packaging - 25 new NVC Packaging Professional graduates in 2019

On Tuesday 25 June 2019, the graduation ceremony for NVC Packaging Professionals took place in Gouda, hometown of the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre. Twenty-five (25) business students passed the exam and can now be referred to as NVC Packaging Professional.

NSIC extends its support to PackPlus

PackPlus, the total Packaging, Converting and Supply Chain event, is coming to Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in the month of August. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), A Government of India Enterprise which is working to promote, aid and foster the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the country has extended its support to the even


Tray sealing specialist Proseal has developed a new ultra-hygienic conveyor to help food manufacturers meet the highest food quality and safety standards. The next generation OC Conveyor incorporates a number of unique features that avoid potential food traps, together with an enhanced design which ensures fast and thorough cleaning during wash down.


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