Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, has conditionally agreed terms with its joint partner Stratasys Solutions Limited to sell its remaining interest in Xaar 3D Ltd.
    Xaar 3D Ltd has continued to make progress this year, although delays to the development of products due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the business would potentially require more investment than originally planned. 

  • Berry Global CEO Appointed as an Officer for the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

    Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has announced that its Chairman and CEO, Tom Salmon, has accepted the appointment as an officer of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global nonprofit organization. As a founding member and first converter to join the Alliance, Berry continues its leadership role to help convene a worldwide network of over 80 member companies and partners in the mission to end plastic waste in the environment. 

  • Emsur Saymopack optimizes longevity of sleeve-mounting adapter with rotec® Eco Xtra rings

    Spanish flexible packaging producer Emsur Saymopack has increased their productivity and the lifetime of their adapters with the new rotec® Eco Xtra ring from XSYS. This next-generation Eco Bridge technology further improves the durability of the adapters by reducing wear from mounting sleeves.

  • Las nuevas tendencias para 2022 en envases de vidrio


    The Trend Book is the result of a long-term cooperation between Carlin Creative and Verallia's Marketing teams and design offices.

    “The Project analyzes international socio-cultural habits to transfer them to new bottle shapes and decoration techniques. Our goal is to reimagine traditional glass standards and inspire our clients' future creations ” explains Karim Boussabah , Marketing Director of the Verallia Group.

    These last few months have taught us how important art is, both individually and collectively. In 2022, we feel that art will occupy a fundamental part in our lives. It is the reason why art permeates our new Stylebook.

    “The challenge has been to combine aesthetics with environmental awareness. We have identified two trends: 'Pavane' evokes the art of cultivating elegance, while 'Happening' evokes the art of raising awareness ” explains Géraldine Bouchot , Editorial Director of Trends at Carlin Creative.

    To meet each of these trends, we designed new bottle shapes while Saga Décor (France) and Verallia Poland imagined fresh and inspiring decorations.

    Our goal: to REIMAGINE traditional glass standards and INSPIRE future creations
    Pavane, or the art of cultivating elegance

    Against the digital frenzy, Pavane tries to cultivate elegance, sophistication and boldness but supported by a sustainable conscience. Inspired by a quirky dandyism, it transforms ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences.

    For the wine market, new innovative formats respond to the new modes of consumption associated with the boom in home deliveries and indulgent consumption. Enjoying sparkling wines is freed from the connotations of exclusivity and exceptionality. Supporting these changes, Pavane offers us a prestigious, unique and sustainable offer. Canova, one of the four new standard bottles of 2022, corresponds to these needs for responsible luxury. With ample volumes and lightness, its timeless shape sublimates sparkling wines.

    In terms of style, the finishes are intricate and structural. Graphic compositions are reinvented as a delicate collection of motifs. Decorating techniques invoke a sense of immoderation and special graphics to transform more traditional labels. Thanks to its new hot stamping machine, Verallia Poland is able to make wonderful decorations.

    Happening, or the art of awakening consciences

    In the face of the global climate emergency, it is time to return to a creativity that can shape the sustainable world of tomorrow. Happenings seeks to stimulate the collective imagination and challenge our consciousness.

    In the spirits market, nomadism, aesthetics and sustainability are the focus of attention. Interest in low-alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages with a creative aesthetic is already on the streets. The quality of the take-away cocktails is on the same level as the premium ranges on the menu. And the ways of manufacturing are questioned, which brings the principle of carbon neutrality to the fore.

    Kazantip, Happening's new bottle shape, is defined by generous lines and two flat sides. A sculpted sting in the thick glass bottom further emphasizes its positioning in the premium range, while also aligning with weight requirements.

    In terms of style, natural and uninhibited beauty is the center of attention, giving way to a range of artistic improvisations. Similarly, the Kobe sandstone lacquer gives the glass uneven spots of color, creating a rough and vibrant feel. Manual experiments add artistic touches.

  • Ranpak invests in German packaging innovator for grass-based packs


    Ranpak has clients throughout continental Europe, with its European headquarters in the Netherlands.

    Creapaper uses a patented process to produce graspap, a raw material required for producing grasspaper, which helps reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption across the global paper and packaging industry.

    It provides packaging for hygienic papers, food & carrying bags and single-use plastic replacements with retail clients in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy.

    “Ranpak’s strategic investment in Creapaper reflects our continued commitment to sustainability and the use of natural substrates to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions,” said Omar Asali, chairman and chief executive officer of Ranpak. “Creapaper’s innovative grasspaper products are primed for expansion across global markets and complements Ranpak’s core paper products and sustainable packaging solutions. Working with Creapaper will advance our mission to replace plastic packaging with sustainable alternatives by expanding Ranpak’s eco-friendly solution set and paper SKUs for our growing customer base.”

  • Myntra steps up its sustainability game, eliminates single-use plastic packaging


    In an attempt to reduce plastic waste, Myntra, India’s leading fashion and lifestyle e-commerce brand, has implemented plastic-free packaging for its ongoing edition of Big Fashion Festival that is being held from October 3-10.

    In addition to its own supply chain, Myntra’s seller partners have also adopted the green packaging defined by the platform. This milestone is a significant outcome of the efforts initiated by Myntra towards aligning its seller partners, and helping them with a transition path to gradually adopt sustainable packaging alternatives.

    Myntra has introduced sustainable alternatives for packaging and delivery. These include replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags, bubble wraps with carton waste shredded material, plastic adhesive tapes with paper tapes, polybags used for attaching customer invoices with a recycled Kraft paper pouch and RFID-tagged multi-use polyester bags.

    According to the brand, this move has led to the diversion of 670 tonnes of plastic, as of September 2021. It has been achieved as a result of the commitment of multiple in-house teams and their methodical approach, involving several months of suitable material and process exploration, and collaboration with several ecosystem stakeholders.

    In doing so, Myntra has tried to ensure that these solutions are affordable and scalable for its seller partners. The project was undertaken with numerous educational webinars and training sessions conducted to help vendor partners implement the new paper packaging system across the country.

    Myntra equipped its seller portals to enable the sellers to place orders directly for the bags, to facilitate faster adoption. To ensure 100 per cent adoption, a unique QR code scanning was implemented for each bag to prevent any inadvertent use of plastic bags, instead of paper bags.

    Myntra has also ensured that all of its fulfillment centres are equipped with the right technology and adequate infrastructure, including machine customisation to carry out the goal of sustainable packaging in its entirety.

    Another key initiative by Myntra, along with its partners, is ‘e-commerce-ready packaging’. It is is a sustainable program aimed at doing away with the need for a secondary layer of packaging in e-commerce shipments permanently, and shipping products directly in primary packaging.

    Speaking on this milestone achievement, Amar Nagaram, CEO, Myntra, said, “We place a strong emphasis on sustainable and responsible business practices. Myntra has been emphatic in its mission of going plastic-free. Packaging offers a visible and tangible indication of our commitment to creating a sustainable ecosystem. Moving towards a 100 per cent elimination of single-use plastic is a major step and a significant milestone in the direction of sustainable practices...”

    Another key initiative by Myntra earlier this year was partnering with Canopy, a not-for-profit environmental organisation, to ensure that the packaging used does not encourage deforestation, by scaling packaging from recycled and alternative materials.

    Myntra has also partnered with the Better Cotton Initiative, a sustainability program that aims to make cotton farming sustainable. Last year, Myntra announced that two of its fulfillment centres are now solar power-enabled.

  • Marchesini Group attends CPhI Worldwide with a Print&Check solution to meet Track&Trace needs

    Milan (Italy) – From 9 to 11 November, one of the most eagerly awaited events in the pharmaceutical sector will be held again at the Milan trade fair: CPhI Worldwide, which, after almost two years, will allow pharmaceutical companies to meet again and directly discuss the challenges they face in the coming years.

  • LES EAUX DE CHANEL – Elegance and simplicity with a sustainable SULAPAC cap on top

    CHANEL has just announced new LES EAUX DE CHANEL fragrance bottle caps made with biobased Sulapac® material.

    Sustainable innovation approach

    It all began with a desire. In 2018, LES EAUX DE CHANEL introduced a new olfactory world to the fragrances of the House: a singular collection, inspired by Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s favorite places, fueled by the imaginary and composed around freshness.

  • At INTERPHEX NYC, MG America to Premier Precision Wraparound Labeler for Vials, and Robust 10-Lane Capsule Checkweigher

    WL-1-RT Wraparound Vial Labeling Machine ideal for high-speed vaccine production; Anritsu 10-lane 100% Capsule Checkweigher features novel handling mechanism for reliable feed and reject functions.

  • Berry’s Change of Material Solution for Wafer Packaging Brings Multiple Benefits

    A change of format for family-size packs of ice cream wafers from standard printed carton boxes to plastic buckets from Berry Superfos is delivering a number of important benefits for leading Romanian ice cream manufacturer TOPGEL. These include better shelf stand-out, enhanced logistics, and the opportunity for consumers to repurpose the packs.

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