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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.

Package Design Elevates Shelf Presence

In the face of rising competition in consumer packaged goods (CPGs), beverage-makers are designing or redesigning their packaging to stand out on store shelves. An upbeat color palette; easy-to-read, elegant typography; contrasting colors that pop; and playful graphics that emphasize branding are among the ways modern designers are bringing these concepts to life.

Marchesini Group, two new acquisitions in the key districts of Italian cosmetics

Pianoro (Bologna) – The Marchesini Group has finalised the acquisitions of two new companies to boost the Group’s strategy of rapid expansion. The first company acquired is Axomatic in Settimo Milanese (Milan), a “Made in Italy” excellence in the packaging machinery sector, specialised in automatic equipment for the cosmetics industry, as well as pharmaceuticals and food.

Interview - Prateek Kaushik - Portfolio Director

In conversation with Prateek Kaushik Portfolio Director – Next Events Private Limited (A member of Reed Exhibitions & a part of RELX Group)      

At Cosmoprof North America, WWP to Showcase Three New Cosmetic Collections

Newly rebranded company to showcase innovative turnkey beauty collections: Lumiere, REI & Arcana
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Smithers Pira forecasts global packaging market to $269 billion by 2024

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – June 2019 – Over the last 10 years, flexible packaging has taken off, doubling in size to $228 billion in 2019. In Smithers Pira’s latest market report The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2024  forecasts that it will continue growing by an annual rate of 3.3%, reaching $269 billion in 2024.

Neopac Develops Polyfoil® Dropper Tube Solution for Streuli Vitamin D Application

Partnership yields direct, precise dosing of Vitamin D for children and infants.

SML RFID Opens New Retail Ideation Space in Plano, Texas

RFID Solutions provider showcases technology innovations and convergence environment for retail market  

At Lift and amp Co Cannabis Expo ACG Showcases Liquid Cannabis Product Capsule Manufacturing Capabilities

Company’s Fluidocap Liquid Capsule Fillers, combined with wide variety of capsules conducive to liquid filling operations, help ACG stand out among suppliers.

ACG Inspection Installs 1000 th Track & Trace Line

ACG’s comprehensive serialization services implemented in more than 100 countries around the world

DS Smith Plastics appoints Wayne Johnson as Managing Director of Rapak Asia Pacific

DS Smith Plastics—a division of DS Smith Plc—announced the appointment of Wayne Johnson as the Managing Director of Rapak Asia Pacific. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the Rapak business in the region with operations in Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. Wayne is very enthusiastic about joining the Rapak business and returning with his family home to New Zealand.

B&R expands its library of HMI widgets

The new Skyline widget from B&R's mapp View HMI software package displays a clear overview of extensive manufacturing systems. The widget can also be linked to an alarm system. With important information about their machines available at a glance, plant operators are able to react promptly to error messages. This prevents downtime and increases the productivity of the plant.

No compromises on performance: Caribbean Bottling Company chooses Sidel

Caribbean Bottling Company has invested in a Sidel PET complete line to cater to the increased demand for water and juice drinks in the Caribbean market. This choice gives the Haitian bottler both the flexibility to tackle future production requirements and the possibility to develop an optimised packaging solution, while saving on raw material and equipment footprint.

Thermoforming Packaging Market to Rake USD 74.47 bn by 2026

According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the global thermoforming packaging market size is expected to reach 74.47 billion by the end of year 2026. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period2019-2026.

Aptar Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 Circular Economy Network

Crystal Lake, Illinois, May 23, 2019 -- AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) announced today that it has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the world’s leading circular economy network.

Smurfit Kappa announces the winners of its Better Planet Packaging Design Challenge

Smurfit Kappa has announced the winners of its first ever Better Planet Packaging Design Challenge. The competition, which attracted over 300 entries, was part of the company’s drive to provide a collaborative platform to solve one of the biggest challenges in the packaging industry – to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste that is generated every day.

ACG Wins Red Dot Award for Aomatic 100% Cutapsule Checkweigher

  Company’s Engineering Group recognized For ACG’s latest capsule filler  

Neopac Opens First U.S. Facility with Site Tours and amp Demos of High Speed Tube Production Line

Opening of Wilson, N.C. Facility Provides VIP Guests with Line Demos; Company Leadership in Attendance for Interviews and Speeches  

SunDance Will Cut Make-Ready Times and Deliver Faster Turnarounds with Second Installation of a Kluge EHD

St. Croix Falls, WI, May 21, 2019 - With a focus to produce a variety of high-quality work delivered to customers quickly, SunDance recently added a second Kluge EHD Automatic Platen Press with Adjustable Impression. Produce Work Faster with Kluge's TRU-TON™ Adjustable Impression System


A fast-response service from tray sealing specialist Proseal that enabled leading ready meal manufacturer Rowan Foods Ltd to maintain production has cemented the working relationship between the two companies and made Proseal the supplier of choice for tray sealing solutions.

A new plant for Logoplaste

Tomlinsons, one of the UK’s largest family owned dairies, has completed a sale of its bottle blow moulding production facility to Logoplaste, a leading global designer and manufacturer of value-added rigid plastic packaging solutions to a wide range of blue-chip clients.

GEA builds first freeze-dried coffee production plant for Tata Coffee outside of India

Düsseldorf (Germany), May 20th, 2019 – GEA has completed a new freeze-dried instant coffee plant on a green field site in Vietnam for Tata Coffee Vietnam Company Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Coffee Limited, India.

Aptar Pharma Unveils PureHale in Latin America during FCE Pharma 2019, São Paulo, Brazil

Aptar Pharma is pleased to be a key exhibitor at this year’s FCE Pharma exhibition, taking place from May 21-23 at the São Paulo Expo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Aptar Pharma has been exhibiting at this key industry event for a number of years and is looking forward to once again sharing our latest innovations at this year’s show.


The Marchesini Group closed the acquisition deal with CMP PHAR.MA yesterday. The 60% acquisition of the company from Costabissara (Vicenza, Italy) specialised in inspection systems for the world of pharmaceuticals was already made official last December.

Making your liquid dairy products stand out in PET: Sidel’s keynote at the India International Dairy Expo 2019

During the India International Dairy Expo (IIDE) 2019, the Indian Dairy Association (West Zone) organised a 2-day seminar on “Innovation & Technological Growth in Dairy Industry” to discuss the significance of the dairy industry in India.

Iconic brand secures trophy win for Ardagh

Ardagh Group has gained a much coveted Alufoil Trophy 2019 for their new seafood can for Orkla Food Norway; a printed, easy open, aluminium lid and container for a traditional fish fillet.

SEA Vision lays the foundation stone of its new Headquarters

The groundbreaking ceremony took place today in Pavia. The new Headquarters will be built on 4000 sqm of office and production space and will be inaugurated in autumn, 2020.   The first stone to mark the beginning of the new Headquarters of the SEA Vision Group was laid today in Pavia.

Aptar Food + Beverage Talks Trends and Functionality in Flexible Packaging Fitments and Closures

Though caps, closures, spouts and fitments may be physically small, they are a large and growing portion of the overall packaging market: valued at $52.23 billion in 2017, the worldwide market for caps and closures market is expected to reach $97 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 7.1%, reports the Caps & Closures – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026).


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