• GIMATIC presents its range of suction cups for applications in Food and Food Packaging

    GIMATIC presents its range of suction cups for applications in Food and Food Packaging


    GIMATIC is an Italian company, innovative and leader , with a presence in the industrial automation market for more than 35 years , focused on the manufacture and sale of components for the construction of automated assembly and assembly systems, according to the objectives set. for Industry 4.0 and the start-up of smart factories (“ Smart factories ”).

    Thanks to its competence, flexibility and extensive use of new technologies in the field of design and production, it is able to offer specific and adapted solutions for each application / production process, allocating the available resources more efficiently.

    In the Iberian Peninsula we work with the aim of being your technical and professional reference , combining ambition, honesty and professionalism with a clear orientation to the client and their best service .

    Among the many solutions that make up this new vacuum range, GIMATIC presents its suction cups dedicated to handling in the food sector , be it for applications in direct contact with the product or applications for handling the product in its packaging . 

    FP Multifuel Suction Cups for handling FlowPacks and Unpackaged Food

    Ideal suction cups for handling packaged snacks and for compensating unevenness. Its high vertical movement is very useful for the separation of fine pieces. It can be supplied with a perforated disc to increase stability and to allow handling of thin films. It exists in a Silicone version approved by the FDA and, therefore, ideal for handling non-packaged food.

    BC Multifuel Suction Cups with thin lip for handling bags with liquid and deep-frozen

    Ideal suction cups for handling bags containing fragile products, bags with liquids and deep-frozen. They have robust bellows, thin and flexible lip and specific high flow connections. Its 4.5 bellows make it possible to compensate for height differences. 

    Rectangular BR and LBR suction cups for handling oblong snacks

    Suction cups suitable for handling snacks and food bars in flow pack. Available in version with 1.5 bellows or 2.5 bellows. In its version with 1.5 bellows, it allows moving objects with small differences in height, while its version with 2.5 bellows is ideal for high height compensations, snacks with an irregular surface. Suitable for applications with parallel and perpendicular apprehensions to the surface, its lip is able to adapt perfectly to the plastic film. Ideal for apprehending and placing the manipulated object aside. Available in a version with an embossed design to avoid damage to the product being handled and implosion of the lip.

    FO suction cups for opening bags on packaging machines

    Suction cups ideal for opening bags and handling fine and delicate objects such as sheets and thin films. The internal weft and the thin lip prevent damage to the manipulated object and maintain its flatness. Suction cups made of transparent silicone approved by the FDA.

  • LES EAUX DE CHANEL – Elegance and simplicity with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top

    LES EAUX DE CHANEL – Elegance and simplicity with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top

    CHANEL has just announced new LES EAUX DE CHANEL fragrance bottle caps made with biobased Sulapac® material.

    Sustainable innovation approach

    It all began with a desire. In 2018, LES EAUX DE CHANEL introduced a new olfactory world to the fragrances of the House: a singular collection, inspired by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s favorite places, fueled by the imaginary and composed around freshness.

  • Owen Mumford launches new Aidaptus auto-injector

    Owen Mumford launches new Aidaptus auto-injector


    Aidaptus is a two-step, spring-powered, single use auto-injector with a design that accommodates both 1mL and 2.25 mL prefilled glass syringes in the same base device. It also features stopper sensing technology with a self-adjusting plunger that automatically adapts to the individual stopper positions and different fill volumes in each syringe, with no change parts required. The auto-injector is available with two different spring strengths to accommodate a variety of drug viscosities.

    Aidaptus has a patient-centric design with automatic needle insertion that provides a simple and consistent user experience. The stopper sensing technology, coupled with the independent, two-phase needle insertion and drug delivery, reduces any impact forces on the syringe, mitigating the risk of syringe breakages during use. With a needle that is shielded before, during and after use, Aidaptus provides reassurance to users who are new to auto-injectors as well as those who experience needle phobia. It can also give users confidence that the injection has been successfully completed with an audible notification at the start and end of the procedure. In addition, a bright yellow plunger rod is visible though a large window in the device confirming the end of injection.

    Aidaptus is available in two base platform options: a clear outer body with colour overwrap permitting rapid selection of window size or traditional opaque housing, offering versatility for both branding and customisation as well as options for market segmentation and life cycle management. Its highly compact nature reflects the excellence in sustainable design and human factors engineering used throughout its development; coupled with consideration for ease of final assembly through application of design for manufacture (DfM) principles.

    Michael Earl, director, Owen Mumford Pharmaceutical Services, said: “Our Aidaptus auto-injector platform has been designed to facilitate the growing market for subcutaneous injections used to treat a variety of chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns’ disease and multiple sclerosis. With the increasing move towards treatment outside of the acute care setting, Aidaptus will help patients to self-administer their individual therapies using a simple and easy to use device. At the same time, this auto-injector can help to reduce complexity and risk in supply chain and final assembly for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies’ combination products thanks to its ability to adapt to different syringe sizes and fill volumes. It is often the case that during development or life-cycle management of injectable drug products, changes in these parameters can occur. Now the device does not have to be changed as well.”

    Aidaptus has been designed to meet the challenges of changes to drug formulation or injected volume and can therefore help reduce risk during drug development and lifecycle management.

  • Which Packaging Is Better For Cosmetics? Glass Or Plastic?  Read more: https://www.getnews.info/1169127/which-packaging-is-better-for-cosmetics-glass-or-plastic.html#ixzz78Dyzuwqa

    Which Packaging Is Better For Cosmetics? Glass Or Plastic? Read more: https://www.getnews.info/1169127/which-packaging-is-better-for-cosmetics-glass-or-plastic.html#ixzz78Dyzuwqa

    While buying and using cosmetic products, there are different types of packaging. But packaging materials can also have the significant amount of influences over the actual product itself?

    There is also another fact that is seen that the different type of product in terms on application also has the fixed tradition of packaging. Such as nail polish bottles are made of glass. Or fairness creams, face wash packaging tubes are made of plastic. Here are the pros and cons of these materials.

    Plastic packaging for cosmetics

  • Revamped packaging with QR tells ‘farm-to-bar’ story of chocolate brand

    Revamped packaging with QR tells ‘farm-to-bar’ story of chocolate brand


    The packaging is designed to highlight unique properties of single-origin cocoa. Working with global packaging and brand experience company SGK, the company is shifting its descriptors from heirloom to single-origin to increase awareness of the unique flavors in each country’s cocoa, created by genetic varieties and local environmental conditions.

    As part of the brand’s commitment to transparency and traceability, the new packaging will include a QR code on the inside of the wrapper, allowing consumers to scan and see into Beyond Good’s supply chain. Through the new packaging, set to roll out in November, consumers will discover the distinctive complexities of single-origin chocolate. In addition, using digital technology will enable the company to tell a more detailed story about the product’s journey from ‘farm-to-bar’. For the Madagascar varieties, consumers can meet all 93 farmers Beyond Good works with directly, see where the cocoa beans in their chocolate are grown and where their chocolate is made. For the Uganda flavors, consumers can learn more about the unique flavors of Uganda cocoa and the company’s supply chain goals in that country.

    Tim McCollum, CEO of Beyond Good, said, “ We are in the final stages of building an interactive, public facing website that connects consumers directly with the farmers in our supply chain – down to the parcel of land and the number of trees on that parcel.” He went on to explain that social and environmental responsibility – and the traceability that requires – has been built into the company’s business model. “We have a factory in Africa and zero middle men between us and the farmer. Whereas traceability is impossible for most chocolate companies, it is unavoidable for us,” he added.

    To elevate the experience even further, each package will also incorporate curated tasting notes to help guide the consumer through distinguishing single-origin flavors and qualities.

  • Power Central Leverages Ewon® Flexy in Unified ERP Solution for Food Packaging Businesses

    Power Central Leverages Ewon® Flexy in Unified ERP Solution for Food Packaging Businesses


    Power Central’s SaaS application monitors exactly how much material is used during each production run, in real-time. This information is compared with the number of units produced and the amount of material returned to stock. Additionally, it measures the run time of any given line or machine.  Information is collected automatically by reading machine data or semi-automatically with QR codes eliminating manual entry errors.

    All data collected is refined into easy-to-read dashboards allowing the manufacturer to better understand their use of ingredients and machine utilization.  As a result, the cost per product can be monitored day-to-day.  In an environment where ingredient costs fluctuate daily, this information is critical to determining accurate costs.

    The Ewon Flexy gateways from HMS Networks allow Power Central to capture data directly from machines during the production cycle.  “By capturing information directly from machines, Power Central can eliminate human errors which are common in these production environments” says Viswanath Puttagunta CEO of Power Central.  “Additionally, the act of monitoring the production process itself leads to better performance across the manufacturing staff.”

    “HMS is excited to partner with Power Central and demonstrate this technology at Pack Expo.  Power Central is an example of how data can lead to optimized decision-making. The food processing industry can benefit greatly from the Power Central system” says Tom McKinney Director of Engineering Services at HMS.  

  • Shape your own: Canvas Airless range breaks new ground in customisation

    Shape your own: Canvas Airless range breaks new ground in customisation


    Cosmetics companies seeking to express their brand identities through their packaging, while protecting their formulas with an airless system, now have the perfect solution in CANVAS Airless®. The new range from Quadpack offers the ability to explore never-before-seen shapes in airless products, enabling customisation with reduced investment and minimal lead time. Made using patented bag-in-bottle technology, CANVAS Airless® is a proprietary airless container system with collapsible pouch, which opens up a world of creative possibilities.

    Bag-in-bottle is an evolution of the bi-injection blow moulding technology acquired by Quadpack in 2019. Developed in conjunction with R&D partner Inotech, the two-phase process lowers investment and vastly reduces development time compared with bespoke piston airless packs. Preforms are bi-injection moulded at Quadpack’s airless manufacturing centre in Germany, to be blown in a single pass in the desired shape.

    The long-term aim is to stock the preforms in all three of Quadpack’s key territories – EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Brands can then rely on local supply for late differentiation and a lower carbon footprint. As such, CANVAS Airless® is part of Quadpack’s QLine portfolio of smart, modular solutions, delivered in the region, for the region.

    “CANVAS Airless® provides a blank canvas for creative design,” said Quadpack Head of Market Development Pierre-Antoine Henry. “With one mould for infinite shapes, it enables greater freedom of expression. Brands can choose oval, square, convex, concave and other forms – and all without additional outlay or time delay. It sets the new standard in airless packaging, offering accessible added value, along with all the benefits of airless technology.”

    Airless packaging protects formulas from external contamination, while increasing shelf life. The pumps can be used at any 360° angle, while actuating the bulk with minimal waste. CANVAS Airless® performs highly on this front, with a restitution rate of 97 per cent.

    As a bi-injected, two-layer, pouch-based pack, CANVAS Airless® uses 15 per cent less plastic than piston airless equivalents and it can be made with a choice of materials. The QLine range comes with an LLDPE pouch and PET outer bottle as standard, both recyclable materials. Current outer options include rPET and PETG, while inner options include surlyn. Further sustainable materials will be available in future, while a metal-free pump and refill formats are both on the product development roadmap.

    CANVAS Airless® will be commercially available from January 2022.

  • Interphex New York: Marchesini Group presents three machines for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical market

    Interphex New York: Marchesini Group presents three machines for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical market

    New York (USA) – Marchesini Group will participate at Interphex exhibition, a reference point for the pharmaceutical industries that will meet in New York from 19th  to 21st October to discuss new technologies and market trends.

  • Water Soluble Foil for Industrial Packaging-INFHIDRO

    Water Soluble Foil for Industrial Packaging-INFHIDRO



    • INFHIDRO offers a wide range of water soluble foils under the name Hidropack® formulated to meet the specific needs of the industrial packaging sector.

    • Hidropack® water soluble foil is formulated using a modified polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) compound to withstand any contact with cold water and dissolve completely in hot water over 60°C (140°F).

    • Hidropack® is biodegradable in water, compostable (DIN CERTCO) in industrial composting facilities and recyclable with materials that have the same characteristics.

    • Hidropack® water-soluble film can be transparent or colored, and is available in different sizes and thicknesses. Unlike other biodegradable materials, Hidropack® does not degrade during storage

    INFHIDRO’s water soluble films are made of Polyynyl Alcohol, also known as PVOH, PVA, or PVAL, which is a synthetic polymer that is soluble in water. PVA can be injected, welded, printed or thermoformed. It is widely used for packaging in mono-dose/capsule/packs format different concentrated chemicals such as dyes, cleaning products, laundry detergents, septic tank activators, agrochemicals, among others.

    INFHIDRO‘s water soluble films completely dissolve once in contact with water without leaving any harmful residues, they are 100% biodegradable and totally safe to environment. Therefore, more and more industries/sectors are using INFHIDRO’s water soluble film since it helps them to reduce their environmental footprints.

    INFHIDRO’s water soluble films are

    1) water soluble,

    2) excellent oxygen and aroma barrier,

    3) biodegradable,

    4) heat sealable,

    5) non-toxic,

    6) solvent, oil and grease resistant,

    7) anti-static,

    8) light in weight,

    9) optimum tensile strength and flexibility,

    10) easy to convert in primary packaging machines.

    INFHIDRO’s water soluble films completely dissolve once in contact with water and naturally break down into water / carbon dioxide when consumed by bacterial microorganism. A large variety of naturally occurring microorganisms have been proven to degrade PVA without leaving any harmful residue.

  • EcoCorr ™ ESD Biodegradable antistatic films and films with anticorrosive VpCI inhibitors

    EcoCorr ™ ESD Biodegradable antistatic films and films with anticorrosive VpCI inhibitors


    EcoCorr ESD is a 100% biodegradable film with anti-corrosion Cortec-patented VpCI technology with the property of eliminating static electricity. In addition, EcoCorr ESD foil is characterized by better strength and tensile strength of the material. EcoCorr ESD is also resistant to moisture and heat and does not cause damage during use. EcoCorr foil provides an obstacle to corrosive action thanks to implemented anti-corrosion inhibitors (VpCI) and protection against static electricity for up to two years, depending on storage conditions. When it comes to compost conditions, Eco Corr ESD foil biodegrades very quickly (several weeks) without contaminating the soil.

    Metal parts packed in EcoCorr ESD foil receive complete and continuous protection against salt, excessive humidity, condensation, aggressive industrial atmosphere and metal corrosion. The anti-corrosion inhibitors contained in the foil evaporate and then condense on all metal parts in the closed packaging of the foil. This achieves complete protection of the product during storage as well as during transport over short and long distances, virtually eliminating the possibility of corrosion. Once the foil is no longer needed, EcoCorr ESD can be composted and decomposed into carbon dioxide and water within a few weeks.

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