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Visitor Registration for upakovka 2019 Starts

Process, packaging and beverage technology are the main focuses of the Russian trade fair; considerable growth in the packaging sector
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Reifenhäuser Cast Sheet Coating is introducing a new generation of PET thermoforming sheet lines

Troisdorf, October 2018 | Following the big success of the 2013-release high-performance extrusion lines for PET thermoforming sheets with the patented mechatronic polishing stacks of the MIREX-MT-V design series, the next generation of this line type was presented this year.

New SWS Steering Wheel Sensor for Warehouse Trucks Compact, integrated steering wheel sensor with adjustable steering feel (haptic) and CAN bus

Amherst, NY – November 4, 2018 – Allied Motion Technologies has introduced the SWS Steering Wheel Sensor, a compact steer-by-wire steering wheel feedback sensor designed specifically for warehouse vehicles like reach, counterbalance, and lift trucks.

Westkey Graphics invests in an SEI Labelmaster for true digital finishing, opening up markets and producing work faster

Westkey Graphics has announced that they have installed an SEI Labelmaster digital finishing machine, the first in Canada, to accompany its new HP 6900 digital press. Together, the two machines provide Westkey with a complete, true digital label production system.  

WestRock Honored for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

ATLANTA, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, received 12 awards at the 75th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The awards include the inaugural Digital Application of the Year Award for its Crown Royal Rodeo Digital Campaign.  

Uflex Posts Highest Ever Quarterly Production Volume; Robust Net Revenue for Q2FY18-19 Backed by 10.6% Y-O-Y Surge in Sales Volume

03November2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh(India):India’s flexible packaging giant, Uflex Limited reported 10.6% increase in overall sales volume on year-on-year basis, thereby achieving highest ever consolidated net revenue of INR 2020.8 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018.The consolidated net revenues showed a jump of 26% from INR1603.8 crore in the same quarter last fiscal.Uflex also ach

Uflex Posts Highest Ever Quarterly Production Volume; Robust Net Revenue for Q2FY18-19 Backed by 10.6% Y-O-Y Surge in Sales Volume

03 November 2018, Noida, Uttar Pradesh(India): India’s flexible packaging giant, Uflex Limited reported 10.6% increase in overall sales volume on year-on-year basis, thereby achieving highest ever consolidated net revenue of INR 2020.8 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018.

Neuromarketing leads to better packaging design

“With eye tracking you can measure customers’ visual attention to and experience with your packaging design, you can test before production to ensure you get the wanted result and catch the consumer’s eye in the store.

A SWEET SOLUTION FOR EFFECTIVE DISPENSING

The new Nova tablet dispenser from RPC Bramlage VelkyMeder, part of the RPC Bramlage Division, offers a stylish and user-friendly solution that meets the highest demands of consumers.

ISHIDA’S GENTLE SOLUTION FORSTICK SNACK PRODUCTS

Ishida’s ability to devise universally available solutions for specific products and applications has been underlined by the introduction of a new multihead weigher into its Sector Solutions range.

IML Technology (In-Mould Labelling) for Food and Non-Food Applications Beck Automation AG presents newBASIC IMLVariant

Attractive value-for-money bucket manufacture with twin cavities up to 5 litres

Sidel’s two complete PET lines help Almarai benefit from booming juice market in Saudi Arabia

Almarai, the leading producer of liquid dairy and juice products in the Middle East, recently approached the Sidel Group to increase its production capacities around orange juice distributed via cold chain.

An insight into new market trends

AMOTEK presents paper hygiene packaging solutions at MIAC in Lucca

Winners of AEROBAL World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2018: Innovative shapes, optimised printing techniques, fantastic designs

The winners of the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2018 were announced at this year’s General Assembly meeting of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL), which was held in Düsseldorf. The competition organised by AEROBAL is highly regarded worldwide as a yardstick for the sector’s innovativeness and a reliable indicator of new trends and ideas.

At Pack Expo, Hoffmann Neopac Wins Personal Care ProductsTechnology Excellence Award forPolyfoil® Twist’n’use™Tube

10mm single-dose tubes solve Biopelle, Inc.’s stringent  protectivepackaging needs for high-potency serum product

Cosmo Films launches metalized velvet lamination film

New Delhi, 30th Oct 2018– Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper recently launched a metalized velvet lamination film for luxury packaging segment.

Visitors enthusiastic about digital products and machine exhibits

Smart services and machine exhibits strike a chord with visitors at Pack Expo

50 years of BEKUM Traismauer in Austria

Traismauer, 12th October 2018, BEKUM Maschinenfabrik Traismauer GesmbH celebrated its 50th anniversary with a colourful and happy ceremony. The family owners, the Mehnerts, celebrated this special day together with the workforce, their families and many guests of honour from the world of politics and business.

Adents to Present on Tokenizing Traceability Data at Malta Blockchain Summit

Leading Serialization Solutions Provider to Present “How to Secure and Improve Supply Chain Processes by Tokenizing Traceability Data.”
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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.  

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