• FILTEC introduces thermal glue solution for packaging inspection

    FILTEC introduces thermal glue solution for packaging inspection

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    The Thermal Glue Inspection solution is designed to help minimise product damage during transport caused by not using the right amounts of hot melt adhesive on cartons and product cases.

    The solution integrates thermal and vision technologies to make inspections more accurate and precise.

    It identifies and rejects non-compliant cartons and cases, sorting defect patterns for reporting and maintenance.

    The Thermal Glue Inspection solution will help businesses avoid case ruptures and reduce the costs of carton rework labour and materials on product packaging.

    The solution also features an automated inspection camera that can be changed for new cartons and can also scan for dates and lot codes. According to FILTEC, this makes production lines more efficient and delivers a return on investment with every use.

    FILTEC president and CEO Jim James Kearbey said: “FILTEC has an ongoing commitment to innovation, service and quality in the inspection industry.

    “Our new Thermal Glue Inspection technology is designed to help businesses in a wide range of industries maintain highly efficient and cost-effective production lines.”

    The Thermal Glue Inspection solution has a compact footprint and can easily fit on most production lines.

  • Tetra Pak's optimal integrated solution helps cut water usage and carbon emissions for the dairy sector

    Tetra Pak's optimal integrated solution helps cut water usage and carbon emissions for the dairy sector

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    Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 portfolio with OneStep technology and Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper reduce water and steam consumption, creating less wastewater and therefore also lowering the cost of its removal for Dairy manufacturers. Adding a Tetra Pak® Water Filtering Station to Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper helps recover 5500 litres of water per filling machine running hour (up to 95%), while contributing to lower water consumption. With water scarcity on the rise, wastewater is increasingly becoming a pressing industry concern. Up to a fifth of Tetra Pak’s customers are based in high or extremely high-risk water areas and the company is prioritising action to address this.

    The combination of UHT 2.0 with OneStep technology and Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper scores highly across industry benchmarks for sustainability, with a 0.8 GHG Index score, a 0.3 Water Index score and a Product Losses Index score of 0.72. When compared to a conventional line solution3 this optimal integrated solution reduces GHG emissions by 20%, water usage by 70% and product losses by 30%.

    Alejandro Cabal, Vice President Packaging Solutions, Tetra Pak, said: "As part of Tetra Pak’s wider ambition to reach net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, we want to be part of the solution to limit climate change for the global dairy sector. To achieve this, accelerating the development of our low carbon circular packaging and equipment portfolio and working to help customers realise their emission reduction targets is a priority. A significant share of emissions comes from the operation of equipment at customers' sites. Addressing this through innovation and collaboration is vital.”

    Frederik Wellendorph, Vice President Liquid Food, Tetra Pak, said: “We continuously innovate in both food processing and packaging to offer solutions which enable reduction in water consumption, carbon footprint and product losses. In addition to this, we offer environmental benchmarking and improvement services, helping customers achieve their own sustainability targets. Through this holistic approach to sustainability, we aim to help our customers benefit both from low-carbon equipment and packaging, a reduction in operational costs as well as an enhanced brand image – that is increasingly proving attractive to sustainability-savvy consumers.”

    Upgrades to Tetra Pak’s UHT 2.0 portfolio will enhance automation possibilities and performance, with the offering representing the strongest4 in the industry. The new UHT 2.0 portfolio combined with OneStep technology cuts processing steps out of the production line without affecting end-product quality.

    Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper represents the future of portion package production. It is the world’s fastest aseptic carton filling machine, producing up to 40,000 portion packs per hour, using eBeam5 sterilisation technology to complete the task more efficiently and more rapidly than has previously been possible. This reduces the environmental impact and makes water recycling easier. It couples low-cost high-speed production with significant environmental advantages. While its increased capacity can reduce manufacturers’ operational costs by up to 10%6, it also represents a low carbon alternative to aseptic PET equipment – since electricity consumption and carbon footprint are both five times lower than for aseptic PET lines.

    The announcement follows Tetra Pak’s 2020 pledge to not only reach net zero emissions in its own operations by 2030, but to also realise a net zero emissions ambition across the value chain by 2050. Tetra Pak has planned a step-change in investment levels in sustainable innovation, committing at least €100 million annually over the next 5-10 years. This will help the company realise its goal of offering processing and packaging solutions with a minimal carbon footprint.

  • Leybold releases a series of robust and compact filament pirani gauges: the THERMOVAC TTR-RN series brings with it increased process efficiency and reliability

    Leybold releases a series of robust and compact filament pirani gauges: the THERMOVAC TTR-RN series brings with it increased process efficiency and reliability

    Cologne, May 2021 – The ability to reliably measure and control the vacuum level in a given vacuum process is key in creating the highest efficiencies. This is why Leybold has developed the THERMOVAC TTR-RN series, a new compact filament Pirani gauge for all vacuum applications requiring a measurement range from atmosphere to 1e-4 mbar (7.5e-5torr).

  • Marchesini Group takes part in Achema Pulse, the digital event that provides a foretaste of 2022’s international show

    Marchesini Group takes part in Achema Pulse, the digital event that provides a foretaste of 2022’s international show

    Pianoro (Bologna) – In the run-up to the next edition of Achema (4-8 April 2022), the industry’s first big international event after the stop imposed by the pandemic, the German show’s organisers have launched the Achema Pulse digital portal. The platform will be online throughout the month of June, with two red-letter dates, the Live Days on 15 and 16 June, when industry players will present the new process and packaging trends.

  • U.S. FDA Approves Aptar’s  Proprietary Activ-Film Technology for use with  Rechargeable Implantable Neurostimulator

    U.S. FDA Approves Aptar’s Proprietary Activ-Film Technology for use with Rechargeable Implantable Neurostimulator

    Sophisticated implantable medical device for urinary and bowel dysfunction leverages Aptar’s groundbreaking 3-Phase Activ-Polymer™ technology to control moisture and extend use life.

  • Leybold offers online sound checks for vacuum pumps sound.leybold.com – the intelligent service planning tool

    Leybold offers online sound checks for vacuum pumps sound.leybold.com – the intelligent service planning tool

    Cologne, May 2021 – Leybold is taking a big step toward the digitalization of its product line and has an innovative online sound check for vacuum pumps on its website. With this free tool, users receive immediate feedback regarding the condition of their vacuum pumps.

    Available initially for VARODRY and NOVADRY

  • Veolia, GSK, CJ CheilJedang, Colgate-Palmolive, WestRock, SABIC, HAVI, Johnson & Johnson, Amcor and more confirmed to speak at Sustainability in Packaging Asia this June

    Veolia, GSK, CJ CheilJedang, Colgate-Palmolive, WestRock, SABIC, HAVI, Johnson & Johnson, Amcor and more confirmed to speak at Sustainability in Packaging Asia this June

    Recognised as the go-to event for the entire packaging value chain, Smithers’

    Sustainability in Packaging Asia conference returns online on June 7-9, 2021 to once again ignite important discussion around the challenges, opportunities and innovations making waves across the packaging market.

  • Emsland Group once again chooses GEA to build a modern protein process line in Wietzendorf

    Emsland Group once again chooses GEA to build a modern protein process line in Wietzendorf

    Düsseldorf, May 17, 2021 – For the new construction and expansion of its potato protein production line at the Wietzendorf site in Germany, the Emsland Group, an international market leader in this sector, is once again calling 

  • Neenah Advances Medical Packaging Category with New Lightweight Reinforced Paper-Based Solution

    Neenah Advances Medical Packaging Category with New Lightweight Reinforced Paper-Based Solution

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    “This ultra-lightweight addition brings new opportunities closer in reach with our global sterile supply chain partners,” says Valerie Henderson, Medical Packaging Product Manager for Neenah.

    Single-use medical devices are gaining popularity as they help lower costs, increase efficiency, and reduce the spread of infection. Most single-use devices have a shelf life of 3-5 years, making it imperative that the sterilization process remain intact from supplier to opening at the final destination. Kraft-based medical packaging, used for single-use devices, can tear or burst due to packing or transportation style. It is essential that medical packaging be durable, especially if it is lightweight.

    The new ultra-lightweight 72 gsm (grams per square meter) grade joins Neenah’s medical packaging offering that currently includes lightweight 85 gsm and heavyweight 112 gsm options. The entire paper-based product line is manufactured using FSC controlled fibers, compliant with regulatory standards, and accepts steam and Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilization methods. These products also deliver superior breathable barrier properties, plus excellent conformability and printability.

    “Recently, we’ve witnessed extreme and unprecedented growth in the wound care market. With this revolutionary, ultra-lightweight reinforced paper, Neenah is reacting in real-time to help our customers grow and embrace new opportunities. I’m excited to bring this innovative solution to the market,” says Jaime Zohrer, International Sales Development Manager for Neenah.

  • Packaging and labelling fresh fruit and vegeta-bles sustainably

    Packaging and labelling fresh fruit and vegeta-bles sustainably

    Enger, 25 May 2021 - There is a new trend in the packaging of fruit and vegetables: Single-origin recyclable packs made of pa-perboard or cardboard are gradually replacing the typical plastic trays, which usually have an additional pillow pack, or are wrapped in stretch film or netting. MULTIVAC's full wrap labelling offers a sustainable and high-quality solution for plastic-free packaging concepts. It requires just one wraparound label to se-curely seal the packs and also provide the product presentation at the same time.

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