24. February 2017 | Economy

Altana will bring Landa's Metallography to market

Specialty chemicals group Altana has acquired Landa's Metallography technology that was first unveiled at Drupa in June 2016. This technology for producing metallized graphics is said to be a sustainable alternative to foil-transfer processes, enabling more

24. February 2017 | Products

Bobst: Hawkeye system optimizes barrier

With its Hawkeye detection system, Bobst is supporting the quality control within the production of metallized films. Hawkeye detects Pinholes and other defects of a metallization inline at maximum production speed. Simultaneously, it monitors the optical density, more

23. February 2017 | Products

New Clondalkin stand up pouch to extend shelf life

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has developed an innovative stand up pouch for the new premium snack brand Minigustos from Bayer. This label is said to be the world’s first premium brand for “tasty, crunchy, and attractive snack vegetables with a longer more

23. February 2017 | Products

Constantia: Labels for Coca-Cola's new brand

Royal Bliss In the beginning of February, Coca-Cola Spain launched Royal Bliss, a new 8-flavor line of premium mixers for the Horeca industry (Hotel/Restaurant/Catering). This is the beverage group’s first new local brand in Spain in 10 years and, according to the company, it is more

22. February 2017 | Economy

Hermann Ultraschall doubles again

Herrmann Ultraschall verdoppelt At the beginning of February, the groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the third building expansion of the family-run company Herrmann Ultraschall (Karlsbad, Germany). An additional 7,600 sqm will more

22. February 2017 | Products

Environmentally compatible packaging

Biofach The organic industry is booming - this was also palpable for visitors of the two trade fairs BioFach and Vivaness in Nürnberg, Germany. Visitors were thronging through the eight halls of the fairs, and the exhibitors had their hands full. Striking: Manufacturers of organic more

21. February 2017 | Economy

Kautex is expanding

Kautex Maschinenbau expandiert am Stammsitz Bonn Kautex Maschinenbau is continuing to drive forward with its growth plans. In order to meet rising demand for its recently developed, all-electric packaging machines and compact suction blow molding machines, the company is expanding and modernizing its production more

21. February 2017 | Economy

RPC to purchase Letica

Britain's RPC Group, one of the leading plastic products companies for packaging and non-packaging markets, is to buy U.S.-based Letica Group for up to 640 million US-dollars. The upfront consideration is 490 million US-dollars; the additional 150 million US-dollars will more

20. February 2017 | Products

Pharmapack Europe Award goes to Faller

Pharma Compliance Pack August Faller has won the Pharmapack Europe Award for its Pharma Compliance Pack. The packaging producer with headquarters in Waldkirch, Germany, received the prize in the “Exhibitor Innovations” category more

20. February 2017 | Products

MPS started pilot phase for Primefire 106

MPS startet Pilotphase für Primefire 106 The international packaging manufacturer Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS)is the first pilot user of a Primefire 106 from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen. The first pilot phase for the first industrial digital B1 printing system from the press system manufacturer started more

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