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Call for Papers - 11th European Bioplastics Conference

We are pleased to share the call for papers for the next European Bioplastics Conference with you - please find it attached to this email. The 11th European Bioplastics Conference takes place in Berlin on 29/30 November 2016, and you can find out more about the event on

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

Kansas City, MO – Fairbanks Scales, Inc., the world’s leader in weighing technology, offers a complete driver-assist system ideal for automating vehicle weighing and identification at landfills, recycling plants, and other waste- and recycling-focused material handling applications.
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The flexible packaging market in China is expected to grow moderately during the forecast period.

Big Market Research adds a report “Flexible Packaging Market in China- Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast 2019”     Market outlook of flexible packaging  
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LED Packaging Equipment Market Report: 2016 Edition

Big Market Research adds a report “Global LED Packaging Equipment Market - Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast 2021"  

Green Packaging Market Demand and Growth

This market research report presents a comprehensive breakdown of the global green packaging market and segmentation by product type (recyclable packaging, reusable packaging, and degradable packaging) and by end-user (food packaging, beverages packaging, healthcare packaging, personal care packaging, and other packaging).


Global Closure Systems (GCS) breathes the best of beauty into added value Disc Top Closure and serves leading personal care brands.  

4th Annual Innopack F&B Confex gathers packaging professionals from WPO, Pepsico, Marico, Coca-Cola and many more F&B companies

With the growth of the food packaging sector nearly doubling to 13.7% in the last four years and the rising concerns over food quality, there is an increasing focus on regulatory aspects related to the packaging designs, labeling and printing regulations.


Essentra, a leading global provider of specialist packaging and authentication solutions, has expanded its footprint and capabilities with the recent acquisition of the pharmaceutical assets of Kamsri Printing & Packaging Pvt. Ltd. in India.  

Market for aluminium aerosol cans stable at high level in 2015

The production of aluminium aerosol cans worldwide remained stable at a high level in 2015. The member companies of AEROBAL (International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers) reported total production of 5.4 billion aluminium cans and thus a repeat of the previous year’s record result.  

Medical Device Packaging Industry- Demand and Growth

Big Market Research adds a report “Medical Device Packaging Industry- Size, Share, Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast 2020"  

Packaging supply chain calls for strengthened protection of the Internal Market in waste proposals

Brussels, 2 March 2016 – Ahead of Friday’s EU Environment ministerial debate on the Circular Economy Package and its waste proposals, the packaging supply chain is calling on EU policymakers to ensure that national packaging waste-related measures do not disrupt the Internal Market due to differences in interpretation and implementation.   

Sacmi's KUBE range in the spotlight at Enolitech

Modular labelling machines by Sacmi - the best commercially available solution in terms of flexibility and productive efficiency. After a successful 2015, at the exhibition the Group is showcasing a range of machinery that has earned the trust of manufacturers and bottling companies in the wine-making industry.  

Sacmi South Africa revving up for Propak 2016

Sacmi's reference 'hub' for the Southern part of the African continent is preparing for a new edition of the international exhibition where Sacmi will present its latest technological achievements - from advanced automated and ultra-clean filling systems (LINEAR and MONOBIB) to the modular labellers of the KUBE range.  

UN-II and UN-III certification marks for Bag-in-Box container

In cooperation with Mobil Den Hartog, authorized dealer in the Netherlands for Mobil lubricants, SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS, producer of solid board and solid board packaging, developed the revolutionary 20 liter Bag-in-Box-solution. The container recently passed some major UN-tests and has been approved for UN-II and UN-III class liquids.

Expert speakers announced for Drupa 2016

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK – March 2, 2016 – Smithers Pira, the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, has announced that two of its industry experts are to present at Drupa 2016.  

The Marchesini Group and the best of Made-in-Italy packaging technologies

The Marchesini Group and the best of Made-in-Italy packaging technologies on show at Pharmintech 2016  

E-commerce Shopping Spree Receiving the New Era of Packaging, SinoCorrugated South 2016 Devoted to Packaging Solutions

The rise of the internet, leading the rapid development of global electronic commerce, changing the consumption model, brings the golden opportunities for the revolutionary development of express industry and packaging industry.

European tube industry enjoys tail wind as it enters anniversary year: Tube production stable at high level in 2015.

The tube was invented by the American John G Rand who applied for a patent 175 years ago. And despite celebrating such an impressive anniversary this year, the success story of the tube as a packaging material is far from over. This is demonstrated by the production figures for last year presented by etma, the European tube manufacturers association.


As the result of a worldwide energy-saving programme, Sidel has supported Nestlé Waters in achieving reductions in its energy consumption at production sites in countries around the globe.

University Research Group utilise the Systech 8001 OTR analyser to test the oxygen barrier properties of biodegradable packaging materials

The University of Helsinki is at the forefront of international research and doctoral education. The quality of the University’s research is reflected in the high number of Centres of Excellence, Academy Professors, Fellows and Researchers.

Sacmi MVS range to get a worldwide audience

China, Germany, Panama: three key events from March to May to present industry specialists with our extensive range of decorated metal container inspection machines.

ProPak Vietnam 2016, the “Asian tiger” of beverage & packaging

Already a technological partner to major dairy companies in the country, Sacmi is heading to Vietnam with a complete range of technological and plant engineering solutions - now better and broader than ever – to ensure an effective response to demand on what is one of the world’s most dynamic markets  

Productivity, reliability and energy savings - Sacmi technology at Chinaplas 2016

An innovative plant engineering solution for the manufacture of plastic caps - made up of a CCM 48 SC compression machine directly linked to the cutting machine via a timing system – is soon to make its debut appearance in China.

Sacmi flies to Tehran to illustrate technological trends and developments in PET preforms

The 33rd edition of IranPET, the international symposium aimed at local and international operators in the industry, will soon be showcasing developments in IPS technology, since 2015 available in versions with up to 128 cavities and equipped with important new design features.  

Packaging material moves towards a $1 trillion milestone in 2020

Booming global demand will drive expansion in the world packaging market across the next five years according to the latest analysis from Smithers Pira.  

Reaching New Heights With a Larger Scale Effect: SinoCorrugated South Set for 2016 Launch

The world packaging printing market is bucking general industry trends and sustaining rapid development, as packaging demand continues to rise, year on year.  According to the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA), in 2013, corrugated board production reached 219.6 billion sqm, of which China produced 56 billion sqm.  The corresponding sales were approximately USD 108 billi


User-friendly GCS closure for best-selling Thai toilet cleaner brand will combat counterfeiters   IP Manufacturing, a leading FMCG manufacturer in Thailand, has chosen Global Closure Systems (GCS) to develop a new dispensing solution for its Vixol range of toilet and bathroom cleaning products.   

Optimized Web Flatness Thanks to Reifenhäuser Technology

Worms / Troisdorf, February 2016 | Reifenhäuser Blown Film has sold five new lines to Asia within only six months. The company could convince above all with one thing: the high level of production efficiency.

New DigiPrime 1600 Used by Paper Mills to Produce HP Indigo Optimized Paper

CINCINNATI, OH (February 18, 2016) – Michelman’s DigiPrime 1600 is an innovative new HP Indigo ElectroInk receptive primer formulated for use by paper mills. When added to size press treatments at the mill, it acts as a primer, optimizing the paper for use on HP Indigo presses.

Mumbai to host the first Beauty India Show this year as beauty market sets for growth

India is among the top five countries for beauty and wellness markets in the world. Estimated at $ 950 million and growing at 18.6%, it will reach $ 2.68 billion by 2020.   Growing spending power among women pose opportunity for the industry: 35% income spent on themselves.   Malaika Arora Khan signed as brand ambassador

Building Global Business in Speciality BOPP Films

According to latest market research reports, BOPP film industry is poised to grow well, riding on the growth in modern retail and growing consumption of packaged food and beverages globally. Industry estimates it to be close to 8 million tonnes by 2016, growing at 4-5% annually.

Oxygen Testing in Pharmaceutical Research & Development

The Almac Group was founded by Sir Allen McClay in 2002 with its global headquarters located in Northern Ireland and extensive facilities in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. Almac offer the most comprehensive range of services extending from research through to pharmaceutical and clinical development to commercialisation of drug product.   

Ardagh brings unique digital features to its metal packaging through exclusive partnership

Ardagh Group is now able to add a host of promotional and security features to its metal packaging solutions thanks to an exclusive partnership with leading Dutch watermark solutions company Filigrade. (  

Global Vision Announces the Release of Proofware 2.0

Montreal, CANADA, February 17, 2016 – Global Vision, the world leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, today announced the release its web-based, all-in-one suite of quality control applications, Proofware 2.0.  

OPTIMA pharma at COPHEX 2016

At Cophex, Optima Pharma will exhibit the INOVA SV 125. It will be presented at the booth of the long term partner Sampoong. This machine model has recently been refined into a modular machine platform. It is compatible with the four most common filling systems: rotary piston pumps, peristaltic pumps, mass flow and time-pressure systems.

GCS’ Sustainable and Senior friendly solution as a natural choice for Volvic

GCS has developed a new screw cap with a TPE strip to provide a perfect grip, making it easier for consumers of all ages to open and close Volvic’s latest 1 liter packaging

Thin wall packaging industry undergoes structural changes

New AMI Consulting report details trends in Thin Wall Packaging Markets in Europe     AMI, Bristol, 11/02/16 – A report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in February 2016, pinpoints that in recent years Thin Wall Packaging has become a space of dynamic structural changes in the rigid plastics market.    

PackPlus South 2016 Is Back In Hyderabad!

With the 2015 edition been held at Bangalore, PackPlus South is back to Hyderabad after the hiatus of an year.  

Balance it with PackagingConnections

New Delhi, India, February 08, 2016 - Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving - Albert Einstein   Packaging Connections is actively working to spread the message of packaging through connections, collaboration and communication since 2005.  


Following on from the successful events of the past years that reflected the growing confidence in plastics solutions that are biobased, biodegradable, or both as a viable alternative to conventional plastics, the 11th European Bioplastics Conference has now been confirmed to take place on 29/30 November 2016 at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, Germany.

OPTIMA at Interphex 2016 (Flexibility combined with time and cost savings)

At Interphex, Optima Pharma will exhibit the OPTIMA H4 filling and closing machine. It is a system which covers a great number of diverse applications. Furthermore, Optima Pharma will inform visitors about its latest MulituseFiller series.

Ardagh taps into new serving system for its kegs

Ardagh launches a new tapping system for its 3.1 and 5 litre metal party kegs, together with partner and Oberhofer owned KMT, to bring an exciting pub experience to any home-based celebration or occasion.

TC Transcontinental Packaging expands its fleet of Titan Slitter Rewinders with a new SR800

TC Transcontinental is Canada’s largest printer, with operations in print, flexible packaging, publishing and digital media and employs over 8000 employees. In May 2014 TC Transcontinental acquired Capri Packaging, a producer of flexible packaging based in two locations in Clinton MO from Schreiber food.


Global Closure Systems is pleased to announce that the group will exhibit and present it latest product developments at Packaging Innovations 2016 in Birmingham, on February 24-25, 2016 – Stand B34.  

The 2015 turnover of the Marchesini Group hits 270 million

Maurizio Marchesini CEO: “New marketplaces are the next challenge”.  The Group publishes its Code of Ethics

Industry leading Predis aseptic technology now available for Sidel Matrix platform


Sacmi KUBE technology quenches the beer industry’s thirst for innovation

A pioneering range of modular labellers will play a starring role at the Beer Attraction fair in Rimini (20-23 February 2016). One technology, an infinity of label types: this, in short, is the competitive advantage provided by this solution, which has been on the market since 2014 and is becoming ever-more popular thanks to excellent flexibility and versatility

Optima nonwovens showcasing packaging solutions for baby diapers at CIDPEX 2016

At CIDPEX, Optima Nonwovens will focus its range of packaging machinery for baby diapers. Semi and fully automated machinery by Optima Nonwovens packs diapers with the utmost precision, and if required, at highest speeds. The output of the machinery range starts with 40 packages/min in the entry level end reaches up to 120 packages/min in the high speed sector.


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