• ARCHROMA ANNOUNCES A GENERAL PRICE INCREASE ACROSS ITS PORTFOLIO

    ARCHROMA ANNOUNCES A GENERAL PRICE INCREASE ACROSS ITS PORTFOLIO

    Effective 01 October 2021, Archroma will increase the prices of its products by up to 0.25 USD per kg. These adjustments will apply to all Archroma products globally. The increase is necessary to offset the ongoing exceptionally high freight and logistics costs.

    “Archroma made every effort to absorb these increases,” says Marcos Furrer, Chief Operating Officer at Archroma. “We have however reached a point where these adjustments are needed for us to be able to maintain our service levels.”

  • Case Study: Navage Nasal Hygiene System Replacement SaltPod

    Case Study: Navage Nasal Hygiene System Replacement SaltPod

    The Product
    Navage SaltPod (Replacement Capsules)

    The Challenge
    RhinoSystems was entering uncharted merchandising territory with Navage’s new product introduction. There were a lot of opportunity and considerations to keep in mind for the consumer, retailer and the product protection.

  • WWP Beauty Achieves Global Sustainability Rating, Launches Beauty Rebirth Recycling Program and Receives SA8000 Certification in its Wholly Owned Manufacturing Facility

    WWP Beauty Achieves Global Sustainability Rating, Launches Beauty Rebirth Recycling Program and Receives SA8000 Certification in its Wholly Owned Manufacturing Facility

    Company’s EcoVadis Silver Rating, new Beauty Rebirth Recycling Program, and SA8000 certification are among recent initiatives that further solidify WWP Beauty’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

  • ATS Acquires Specialized Manufacturer DF S.r.l

    ATS Acquires Specialized Manufacturer DF S.r.l

    CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 27, 2021 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company"), an industry-leading automation solutions provider, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DF S.r.l, a specialized manufacturer of pharmaceutical processing and packaging equipment and systems. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2021, pending the completion of customary regulatory filings. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

  • Smart Industry Conference 2021 - Concludes next course in shaping Industry 4.0

    Smart Industry Conference 2021 - Concludes next course in shaping Industry 4.0

    Harnessing the power of technology to achieve smart manufacturing

  • 100% performance in 50% of the space B&R's compact new PLC family makes room in the control cabinet

    100% performance in 50% of the space B&R's compact new PLC family makes room in the control cabinet

    B&R introduces a new PLC family: X20 Embedded. The PLCs combine high performance and numerous integrated interfaces in a housing only 55 mm wide. That makes them only half the width of comparable devices. 
    With their powerful Intel Atom processors, the new PLCs are also suitable for demanding applications with short cycle times. The compact devices can even control a full-fledged robotics application. Machine builders save both costs and cabinet space.

  • Packaging in Space: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

    Packaging in Space: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

    News: 

     Our upcoming webinar will discuss Food Packaging in Space and will go over: 
    •    The need for advanced packaging design in space
    •    Technology developments over the years
    •    Types of different packaging in use
    •    Differences between NASA’s and Russian packaging
    •    Equipment used for packaging and storage as well as to aid preparation and consumption of meals in space
    •    Packaging limitations
    •    Scope of further research
     
    Please join us to gather some interesting facts and learn more about food preservation for extended periods of time in microgravity. The link is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7932958120640231437
     
    We look forward to your participation!
    Yours sincerely

    Team Packaging Connections

  • TEKNI-PLEX ACQUISITION BOLSTERS FOOD & BEVERAGE CAPABILITIES

    TEKNI-PLEX ACQUISITION BOLSTERS FOOD & BEVERAGE CAPABILITIES

    Wayne, PA – Tekni-Plex has acquired Keyes Packaging Group from Arbor Investments in a deal that will elevate its ability to provide innovative solutions enabling customers to keep their food products fresher, longer.

    Keyes Packaging Group, headquartered in Wenatchee, Washington, is a leading provider of environmentally friendly, protective packaging for the food and beverage industry. The company is comprised of two diverse companies: Keyes Fibre and Wrap Pack.

  • Constantia Flexibles is fully committed to a circular economy with its recyclable range Ecolutions.

    Constantia Flexibles is fully committed to a circular economy with its recyclable range Ecolutions.

    The packaging industry is changing as more and more consumers are questioning packaging. Latest Global Buying Green Report* revealed: Two-thirds (67%) of consumers consider it crucial to buy products in recyclable packaging. Constantia Flexibles recognized the trend years ago and has continuously developed its products. The company will present its highlights and updates at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany.

  • Loftware releases new version of Smartflow

    Loftware releases new version of Smartflow

    News: 

    Using a central location for packaging content, Smartflow 26.2 enables users to curate, review and approve content for product lines or product portfolios and provides pre-approved content that can be used to create multiple new artwork projects to speed time to market.

    Smartflow 26.2’s new Master Datasheets enables viewing content over an entire product line or range of product lines, allowing users to understand better and manage the impact of regulatory changes or legal updates on their artwork content. 

    The new version control ensures that only approved content is used in packaging projects with content that is not approved locked. Additionally, Master Datasheets increases flexibility with a workflow-managed review and approval process that tracks all comments, rejections, approvals, and changes. It also eliminates the need to search through multiple locations for images or files, so users can quickly and accurately manage bulk changes.

    Other enhancements include the ability to configure the time and date stamp to a specific time zone, making it easier for companies with global operations to understand when changes were made relative to geography. Additionally, Smartflow 26.2 includes support for the Microsoft Edge browser.

    ‘Smartflow’s biggest benefits lie in its ability to facilitate collaboration and increase speed to market,’ said Loftware director of product management, Glen Bradlee. ‘This release builds upon that value by allowing product packaging teams to work together using a controlled process. It also enables users to curate content for all of their products in one central location, which they can easily locate, manage, use and reuse as much as needed.’

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