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Printing will outgrow the visual and haptic aspects

In this interview, Walter Kurz, chairperson of LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & CO. KG, explains what can be expected of his company at drupa, andwhich role printed electronics and functional printing will play.  

Ghent Workgroup releases new PDF Processing Steps Specification

Standardized way to identify production processing information enables increased interoperability and automation  

Polyplex announces that it has joined hands with HP Indigo for their “Pack Ready” Program as a Polyester Film supplier

Polyplex, a global leader in Polyester films manufacturing has joined hands with HP Indigo in their new venture “Pack Ready” program as provider of Polyester Film based substrates driving this revolutionary labels and packaging ecosystem for high-performance applications offering zero-cure time - enabling immediate time to market.

EUROPEN calls for clear EPR legal framework and strong Internal Market safeguard in Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

BRUSSELS, 24 May 2016 – Speaking at a multi-stakeholder event on the Circular Economy Package (CEP) today, EUROPEN called on EU policymakers to secure a strong legal framework for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD).


Automated vehicle weighing increases efficiency and reduces costs in waste and recycling applications




Bangalore, May 19, 2016: Essentra plc, the UK-listed global provider of essential components and solutions, has been delighted to welcome custo

Sacmi Group, another record result in 2015

The President, Paolo Mongardi: “Thanks to a growing portfolio, expectations for the current year remain very high”

Clever combination secures Trophy win for Ardagh

Ardagh Group has gained a much coveted 2016 Alufoil Trophy in the Consumer Convenience category for the development of a unique metal microwaveable fondue bowl for Emmi, one of Europe’s most innovative premium dairy producers.

Sacmi top technology heads for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Plast 2016 is getting ready to repeat the success of the last two editions. Needless to say, the latest Sacmi solutions for the plastics-beverage industry will be on show, the aim being to boost our presence in the area through technological, service and after-sales assistance excellence

Beverage & Packaging, Sacmi bets on the “Thai market”

Following a record edition of the fair – almost 40,000 visitors from 72 countries – Sacmi is returning to ProPak Asia (Bangkok, 15-18 June 2016) to illustrate the latest developments in its range.

Cutting-edge Sacmi technology to be presented at Fispal 2016

From automated, ultra-clean filling to a wide range of solutions for closure-making and control of every stage of primary packaging production: Sacmi is once again ready to impress at Latin America’s biggest beverage fair

Sacmi, playing a pivotal role in the Iranian beverage & packaging boom

The Group will soon be heading to Teheran for the 23rd edition of Iran Food + Bev Tec to present the industry with its range of all-round technological and plant engineering solutions: from complete filling lines to cap, container and preform production plus total quality control systems.

Sacmi flexibility and know-how head for Expo Pack Mexico

Mexico has long been a key market for the Group and home to Sacmi De Mexico for over 25 years. This fair will showcase the latest Sacmi-developed packaging technology, which combines Sacmi-assured productivity and reliability with maximum flexibility of use  

Italiansped ships an 1800 ton cargo of SACMI presses to the Far East

A major shipment has left from the port of Ravenna. Handled together with the Chipolbrok company, it consists of no less than 23 presses and 16 feeder devices, all part of a single load stopping off in India, Vietnam and Korea  

Marchesini Group at FCE Pharma and Expopack: blisters rule the show

Pianoro (Bologna) – Just before the summer break from the agenda of trade fairs, Marchesini Group will be taking part in two of the most important packaging venues in Brazil and Mexico.
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Global Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Consumption 2016 Market Research Report

ReportBazzar has included a new report titled “Global Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Consumption 2016 Market Research Report” to their offering.  

Kavli extends the shelf life of its cheese spread using Barrier IML

Cheese spread is an important product for the Norwegian food manufacturer Kavli. The company’s founder, Olav Kavli, put his first cheese spread on the market in 1924. The product was an immediate global success. Since 2013, Kavli has been working together with Verstraete IML and RPC Superfos to create a Barrier IML packaging.


To boost efficiency and maintain a competitive edge in what is a tough market, Emirates Refreshments Company (ERC) has carried out a short-neck conversion on its PET bottling line.

SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS introduces fish packaging at Seafood Expo

April 21, 2016 : SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS introduces fish packaging at Seafood Expo From April 26 through April 28, SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS will attend the world's largest seafood trade fair:

Pharmintech 2016, the CEO, Maurizio Marchesini, Countdown to the opening event of the factory in Carpi.

Pharmintech 2016, the CEO, Maurizio Marchesini, comments: “A great result”. Countdown to the opening event of the factory in Carpi.


With the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reporting a 78% increase in the number of food and beverage product recalls, Sidel has highlighted the importance of training to achieve effective food and beverage safety. Investing in the skills of operatives working on a PET bottling line can bring a fast return on investment (ROI) and offer substantial contributions in a number of areas.
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Miscellaneous Packing Machines Industry 2016 Market Research Report

Big Market Research adds a report “Global Miscellaneous Packing Machines Industry - Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast 2021"  

Schreiner Group Recognizes FLEXcon as Best Supplier Once More

Oberschleissheim, April 12, 2016 – The “Supplier of the Year Award” this year goes to FLEXcon, a company headquartered in the United States. The international manufacturer of pressure-sensitive films had previously been recognized as the best supplier of the year by Schreiner Group in 2012.

Print is a market with a future

11 April 2016, Würzburg:  Koenig & Bauer (KBA) AG reinvented itself during recent years. After the successful reorientation, Chairman of the Board Claus Bolza-Schünemann looks to the future with confidence.

Packaging Forum Explores Trends in Packaging

The Packaging Forum set up within the VDMA informs about digital printing methods and potentials of 3D printing in the packaging industry.

Premium look for Enfamil and Enfagrow using Metallic IML

Mead Johnson, the producer of high-quality milk powder for babies and infants, has made the move from a can to IML packaging. Thanks to the top-quality appearance of Metallic IML labels from Verstraete IML, the packaging now boasts a premium look. Xóchitl López, Regional Brand Analyst from Mead Johnson Nutrition Mexico, explains.  


To lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of invested equipment, it is essential for beverage producers to optimise productivity and performance across the entire lifecycle of their PET bottling lines.

GOEBEL IMS showcases innovative slitter rewinders at drupa 2016

GOEBEL IMS showcases its comprehensive portfolio of slitter rewinders guaranteeing high-quality processing for the paper industry at drupa  

Cosmo Films to launch “Luxotique” range at DRUPA 2016

DELHI, March 23rd, 2016 – Cosmo Films, a leading manufacturer of speciality BOPP films will be launching its new range of premium lamination films under the “Luxotique” brand, at the upcoming DRUPA 2016 show – the world’s leading trade fair for print & cross-media solutions, scheduled to take place from 31st May to 10th June 2016 at Dusseldorf, Germany. 

END of LINES for Flexible packaging: breaking sales news

Satisfied for the previous packaging lines supplied by SACMI PACKAGING , for edible oil Bag In Box and various palletizing lines, one’s of the biggest private worldwide food provider had choose again SACMI PACKAGING for two twin Pouches end lines installed in South America  in order to pack stand-up pouches of their vegetable sauce with a rough speed of 29.000 pouches/hour.

Complete lines for the beer industry: Sacmi at Craft Brewers & Brewexpo America

Pivotal role to be played by the new KUBE labellers, offering technology that combines reliability and productivity with versatility. Alongside them, complete bottling lines specially designed for the beer industry, which have already won acclaim from some of the world’s major beer bottlers.  

A showcase for Sacmi beverage & packaging on North Africa’s biggest market

The Djazagro fair (Algiers, 18-21 April) will be showcasing the Group’s unrivalled technology, now improved with across-the-board innovations. The backdrop to the fair: the African market, ever-more at the centre of the Group’s strategic decision-making  

Results of unique survey on business education in packaging to be presented at EU Conference

On 21 April 2016 Filip Dochy, professor Learning & Development, Corporate Training and Lifelong Learning at the University of Leuven, will present the results of a unique survey amongst the European industry about the needs in continuous business education in packaging.

Ferrari Introduces Home Moving Kits

With roots in industrial packaging, it was only accidentally that Ferrari Packaging branched out into domestic moving kits. As many great ideas start it was through a casual conversation with a friend planning to raid the local green grocer for spare cardboard boxes before their house move that Ferrari realised there was a market for easy to attain cardboard moving kits.

Complete lines for the beer industry: Sacmi at Craft Brewers & Brewexpo America

Pivotal role to be played by the new KUBE labellers, offering technology that combines reliability and productivity with versatility. Alongside them, complete bottling lines specially designed for the beer industry, which have already won acclaim from some of the world’s major beer bottlers.

Exciting Programme Set for FINAT European Label Forum

The Hague, The Netherlands – March 22, 2016 –FINAT is staging its second European Label Forum at the Moevenpick Hotel in Amsterdam from 16-18 June. The program is designed to address current and potential challenges and opportunities in the label industry with expert speakers and highly interactive sessions as well as plenty of networking opportunities.  

3 reasons why you should read Verstraete IML’s latest white paper

As your IML advisor, we are happy to share our unique expertise with you. Our new white paper ‘Prepress workflow & specifications' is packed to the brim with tips and tricks from our prepress department.  3 reasons why you should not miss it:

Grand Opening for Schreiner ProTech Business Unit in Far East

Oberschleissheim, March 21, 2016 – “Inspired by Tradition–Built for Innovation”, this is how Schreiner ProTech, a business unit of family-owned Schreiner Group based in Munich, Germany, billed the grand opening of its new production site in China.

Ardagh invests €2.4 million in new state-of-the-art warehouse

Ardagh Group has today announced that it has invested 2.4m in a state-of-the-art warehousing facility at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands. This investment includes the very latest in stock management solutions delivering an enhanced service to the customers it serves.

Serialization, RFID and Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies

Serialization, RFID and Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies: Providing the Basis for the Smart Factory of the Future Fit for Industry 4.0: Intelligent Marking Solutions at the Hanover Fair


Sidel’s customer magazine, Inline, which is dedicated to PET as a sustainable liquid packaging solution, has won gold in the 2015/2016 Mercury Excellence Awards.  Presented in the category ‘Best Company Brochure’, the award recognises clear, creative and relevant communication that has made a difference in its respective industry.


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