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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.

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.   


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