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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

16. March 2017 | Economy

EuPC promotes European PET interests

The European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) has created a new sector group „PET Sheet Europe“. According to the association, the group is dedicated to represent and promote the interests of the European PET film and sheet production industry on EU level more

15. March 2017 | Products

Pharma Packaging gets digital

Pharma Packaging wird digital Uhlmann Pac-Systeme will take visitors to this year’s interpack on a journey into the digital future centered on pharmaceutical packaging. Aided by virtual reality applications, interactive 3D simulations, and app more

15. March 2017 | Events

Packaging Trends 4.0

Capri Sun Two days of ProFlex, the spring meeting of the German flexographic printing association in Stuttgart, Germany; and on Day 2, Verpackungs-Rundschau presented cool Packaging Trends 4.0 in front of more

15. March 2017 | Products

Variable IML in thermoforming

Illig will be showcasing state-of-the-art packaging systems at this year’s Interpack. The systems provider for thermoforming solutions will demonstrate their expertise by the great potential provided by in-mold labeling in thermoforming (IML-T) more

14. March 2017 | Economy | Innovation

Voith with digital marketplace for recovered paper

Altpapier für die Papierherstellung Voith has joined forces with a subsidiary of the Boston Consulting Group to establish a digital marketplace for paper industry. The joint venture has been named merQbiz after Mercury, the Roman god of trade. “As a technology leader with a profound expertise knowledge, more

14. March 2017 | Products

Sustainable solutions

BASF Nachhaltig BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe will present a wide range of products and innovations more

13. March 2017 | Products | Innovation

Total: New HDPE grade for thermoforming

US-based company Total Petrochemicals and Refining has introduced the high density polyethylene (HDPE) grade 9825E. According to the group, this grade is well suited for shallow draw thermoformed packaging more

10. March 2017 | Economy

Bobst with sales up 8.7% in 2016

In 2016, Bobst Group achieved consolidated sales of 1.349 billion euros. This represents an increase of 108 million euros, or +8.7%, compared to 2015. According to the Swiss-based group's report, the more

09. March 2017 | interpack |

Offset printed cardboard packaging

LGR will present its global offer for offset printed cardboard packaging: litho-printed laminated boxes for all sectors more

09. March 2017 | Products

Atlas launches inspection rewinder at ICE

Atlas Titan British manufacturer Atlas Converting Equipment will be launching a range of inspection rewinder machines for different web widths at ICE Europe. The machines complete the Titan series of inspection machines, that unwind, inspect and rewind material from 60 to 165cm more

08. March 2017 | Marketing | Exclusiv

#cheerstotolerance: Against the shift to the right

Ali-Cola: Toleranz zum Trinken Those who want to capture a niche in the hotly contested cola beverage market need exciting ideas. Aydin Umutlu shows how political messages can be combined with tasty refreshments. And he does not give up, despite the potential shift to the right in Germany more

08. March 2017 | People

Aleksandar Stojanovic leaving STI

According to a statement from STI, Management and Advisory Board of the STI Group have come to a mutual agreement to reduce the number of Executive Board members to three. Aleksandar more

08. March 2017 | Products

DHL testing cargo bicycles with container boxes

DHL Express started a new city-hub concept using cargo bicycles with container boxes – Cubicycles – in city centers. The pilot project started simultaneously in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and in Utrecht, Netherlands. If the test results are successful, the logistics more

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