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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 | 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

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 | 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

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

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

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 | Economy

E+H: Growth with exceptions

Despite difficult market conditions last year, Endress + Hauser grew the business on a local currency basis. According to the manufacturer of measurement instrumentation, consolidated net sales in euros more

02. March 2017 | Economy

Polytype Converting has new shareholders

Following the takeover of Polytype Converting by Jagenberg in December 2016, the reorganization of the converting activities in Germany and Switzerland more

02. March 2017 | Economy

Acma merges with tea bag specialist

Italian machinery manufacturer Tecnomeccanica was merged with Coesia company ACMA. According to the latter, this transaction aims to strengthen their more

01. March 2017 | Economy

PMMI to release trend report at interpack

At this year's interpack, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will release its 2017 Global Packaging Trends report. According to the association, this report explores key trends driving packaging innovations such as increasing awareness of more

01. March 2017 | Economy

105 years of Fritz Landmann

105 Jahre Fritz Landmann 2017 would have been Fritz Landmann's 105th birthday. Born on 16 February 1912, he succeeded the founder of the Altonaer Wellpappenfabrik. From 1945 until 1968, he managed what later became the Panther group, preparing the path for the successful development more

28. February 2017 | Economy

One more jubilee: Crown turns 125

In 1892, William Painter changed the trajectory of the beverage industry with the invention of the bottle cap – also known as the crown cork. Throughout 2017, Crown Holdings, the company that Painter more

27. February 2017 | People

Multisorb aims to expand healthcare packaging

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, New York/USA) has appointed Frédéric Laurent to the position of Commercial Director for Healthcare Packaging in support of its business in the Europe, Middle East, and more

27. February 2017 | Economy

Optel Vision leads the serialization market

Research company Marketsandmarkets has determined that with an overall market share of 25.7%, Optel Vision is the leading player in its field of more

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

22. February 2017 | interpack |

Bosch Packaging: First interpack ideas

Ein Strauß interpack "The past years have been a period of great growth, with a good range of machines, and global coverage." This is how Dr. Stefan König assumed the chairmanship over the executive board of Bosch Packaging Technology before the packaging industry press recently. He has 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

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

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