• At COSMOPROF North America, WIPOTEC-OCS to Demo Innovative Revolving, In-Motion Checkweigher for Cylindrical Cosmetic Products

    Capable of handling up to 400 pieces per minute, the HC-A-IS Checkweigher efficiently helps eliminate reputation-damaging underfills or costly overfills.

  • 25 years of pick & place machines from Schubert – with unmatched versatility to take on any packaging task

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    Customers greatly appreciate this and benefit several times over. Whether the product is sticky or greasy, warm or deep-frozen, pressure-sensitive or fragile – all the experience gained from the construction of hundreds of pick & place machines is incorporated into the design of the systems. As a result, the pick & place machines from Schubert have gained such a high degree of flexibility over the years that they can now be used to process practically any product. Gentle product handling and excellent packaging quality are hallmarks of Schubert’s flexible picker lines and hold true to the packaging of food, confectionery, beverages, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. Plastic or cardboard trays? Both can be used in the same pick & place machine from Schubert! Always reliably packaged and, thanks to the ingenious interplay between proven mechanics and intelligent Schubert control, with exceptionally high availabilities of up to 99 per cent.

  • Partnership to explore the functional properties of algae

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    Origin by Ocean’s vision is to build a new value chain around the eutrophication problem of oceans – by harvesting algae from the Baltic Sea and turning algae-based biomass into sustainable ingredients. These ingredients are used in production of everyday consumer goods such as food, beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Seaweed’s natural building blocks give algae a wide array of sustainable and functional properties suitable for many different applications like packaging. 

    "In our Nauvu® biorefineries, we isolate various components from different naturally occurring seaweeds to create new sustainable raw materials. These components can, for example, increase the viscosity, adhesion and porosity of the material or give it different decorative features for luxury glass packaging, explains Mikael Westerlund, Chief Business Activist from Origin by Ocean.

    For Brightplus, the redefined algae biomass offers a non-fossil-based side-stream for biosourced BrightBio® materials. The cooperation focuses especially on examining the different decorative and barrier properties of seaweed-based biomass, which can provide e.g. haptic effects for glass coatings.

    "There is a growing demand for algae-based synthetic biomaterials in Europe, and we are happy to start cooperating with an innovation leader such as Origin by Ocean. Algae is a naturally occurring side-stream that captures CO2 efficiently. With a wide array of functional properties, it is an ideal component for our synthetic chemistry BrightBio® materials, says Milja Hannu-Kuure, Managing Director from Brightplus.

  • Filling line 4.0 - Bottle handling made easy

    Automated system with four robot arms increases output by about 20 percent

  • Luminer Introduces Dedicated Inspection Suite at NJ Labels Manufacturing Facility

    Company inaugurates segregated 7,000-sq-ft space with a new back-number system and its third 100% inspection platform. Lakewood, NJ – Luminer, a labeling solutions provider specializing in extended content labels (ECLs) for pharmaceutical ethical and OTC packaging, clinical trials and various other narrow web applications for the cosmetics, F&B and chemicals sectors, has streamlined its precision product inspection capabilities by introducing a dedicated 7,000-square-foot inspection suite at its primary manufacturing facility in Lakewood, NJ. The quality