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27. March 2017 | Economy

Constantia surpasses 2 billion euros

Constantia Flexibles, by its own account one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging products and labels, surpassed annual sales of 2 billion euros in 2016 - the first time in its history. The company also achieved record more

24. March 2017 | Economy

Krones increases sales and earnings

Modulfill VFS Krones continued its growth in 2016. The group's revenue increased 6.9% year-on-year from 3,173.5 million euros to 3,391.3 million euros. Adjusted for the acquisitions, revenue growth came to 4.2%. According to the manufacturer of filling and packaging technology, more

23. March 2017 | Economy

B+K is doubling its extrusion capacities

Demand for high-purity packaging for the pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries has been increasing for a number of years. Bischof + Klein is responding to this trend by investing in a new coex extrusion line, thus doubling its extrusion capacities for more

22. March 2017 | Products

Digital packaging machine with data box

Digitale Verpackungsmaschinen mit Datenbox Packaging processes are becoming increasingly complex due to greater product diversity and smaller batch sizes. Packaging machinery manufacturer Gerhard Schubert (Crailsheim, Germany) is responding to this trend with ‘simplicity’. With this in mind, the acknowledged more

22. March 2017 | Products

Useful application „Connected Automation“

BoschRexroth digital At interpack 2017, Bosch Rexroth will demonstrate what is already possible with connected automation today. In addition to the numerous live demos, a packaging module from WestRock with its digital twin in the model-based simulation of Dassault Systèmes, will demonstrate how more

22. March 2017 | Economy

Altana achieves a 16% leap in earnings

Altana regelt Zukunft The specialty chemicals group Altana concluded the 2016 fiscal year with an increase in sales and a leap in earnings. According to the company, sales rose by 1% to 2,075 million euros. Adjusted for acquisition and exchange rate effects, sales grew by 2% compared to more

21. March 2017 | Products

Epda: Future award has started

The European packaging design association (epda) started this year's Future Packaging competition. Doing so, it calls for innovative design concepts on future packaging for Spirits. The best concepts will be awarded for good design and functional packaging that more

20. March 2017 | Products | Innovation

Optel's Fast Series: Serialization in six weeks

Optel Vision has launched Fast Series, a line of preconfigured Track & Trace products that are specially designed to help pharmaceutical manufacturers meet compliance requirements. According to the Canada-based provider of inspection and serialization systems, they more

17. March 2017 | Economy

Ardagh launches metal beverage sample store

Ardagh has launched a metal beverage sample store. According to the manufacturer, this is a quick and easy online platform. It was developed for brands as a cost effective way in which to see and touch the company's cans and ends prior to making a formal more

16. March 2017 | Products

German snack now comes in bio-based pouch

erdbärs ?Freche Freunde? im Bio-Beutel Together with machinery and packaging provider Gualapack, the German fruit snack brand erdbär launches its product line “Freche Freunde” (“Cheeky Friends”) in a bio-based premade pouch. According to the company, the new eco-friendly packaging demonstrates its commitment more

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