News: Economy

27. April 2017 | interpack |

Megatrends pushing flexibles' product innovation

Constantia mit Rekordjahr “Urbanization, sustainability, changing demographics, brand protection, responsibility and globalization – those are the 6 megatrends that we will be focusing on at interpack this year,” explains more

27. April 2017 | Economy

On-site manufacturing drives sustainability

On-site manufacturing drives sustainability Amcor Rigid Plastics expands its relationship with long-time customer Campbell Soup with the opening of an on-site bottle manufacturing operation in Paris, Texas. The company's new in-line operation is expected to produce approximately 50 million hot-fillable PET bottles more

27. April 2017 | Economy

A germ-killing rate of log 3

Swiss Can Machinery Moving into a bigger production site in Berneck, Switzerland, Swiss Can Machinery AG (SCM) realized a further step of its expansion. Established in 2013, the company gained a reputation as international manufacturer of individual machines and complete lines for filling more

26. April 2017 | Products | Innovation

BAM: New method for measuring the amount of microplastics

BAM develops a new method for measuring the amount of microplastics Million tonnes of waste plastic pollute the world's oceans. And estimates suggest million tonnes are added every year. In many places, bags, bottles or fishing nets are easily visible with the more

26. April 2017 | Economy

Rlc planning investments

Rlc planning investments In 2016, the rlc packaging group grew its sales by 2.8% to 240.5 million euros. According to the group, about 105,000 metric tons of cartonboard for packaging solutions were processed during the same more

26. April 2017 | Products | Innovation

3D-printing of glass

3D-printing of glass A method developed at the Karlsruher KIT for the first time allows glass to be used for three-dimensional printing. As a consequence of the properties of glass, such as transparency, thermal stability and resistance to more

24. April 2017 | Economy

Success with sensor intelligence

Erfolg mit Sensorintelligenz After a cautious start, the Sick Group increased both sales and orders received consistently during the the last fiscal year. According to the company, sales increased by 7.4% to 1,361.2 million euros. Orders received also achieved record increases, growing by more

21. April 2017 | Economy

Klöckner Pentaplast acquires Linpac

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is to acquire Linpac, a film producer and converter for food packaging in Europe. Accordingly, the provider of rigid plastic film and packaging solutions has signed a binding agreement. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The more

19. April 2017 | Economy | Exclusiv

VR: focus interpack

Messe Düsseldorf, interpack 2017 organizer, is recording the highest demand from exhibitors in its more than 55 years of interpack history. At the time of the official registration deadline, space reservations were about 20 % over the capacity available at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds, with their more

19. April 2017 | Economy

Faubel: A new business sector

Faubel is taking over majority in SIL Printing Press Faubel (Melsungen, Germany), that has a production focus on booklet labels and special coding, is taking over majority in SIL System Integration Laboratory GmbH, a specialist in RFID more

19. April 2017 | Economy

Erema achieves record result

Thanks to a 5% increase in turnover the consolidated sales of the Erema Group reached 138 million euros in the 2016/17 financial year. The group's two youngest sister companies Pure Loop and Umac recorded a strong turnover result shortly after being founded, according to more

19. April 2017 | Economy

Amcor invests in healthcare

Dessiflex Blister System With investments in printing technology across the region, Amcor, manufacturer of flexible and rigid plastic packaging, has widened its printing services for healthcare companies in Europe. A UV Flexo more

12. April 2017 | Economy

Panther: Extensive investments

Panther: Extensive investments For further improving its productivity and quality, and increasing its service level, the Panther group will invest into additional conversion machinery for corrugated cardboard in Germany in 2017 more

11. April 2017 | Economy

Flint launched new low migration coating

Flint Group has completed a major investment in additional capacity, in its water-based coatings site in Willstaett, Germany. The increase in output enables them to expand their range of speciality coatings with several new formulations which are launched to more

07. April 2017 | Economy

Billerud Korsnäs & HP collaborate

Billerud Korsnäs has entered into a licensing relationship with HP to develop a white coated kraftliner for high-speed water based inkjet, optimized for the PageWide web more

05. April 2017 | Economy

Switzerland bans contact of food with recycled paper and cartonboard

Schweiz verbietet Kontakt von Lebensmitteln mit Recyclingpapier und -karton According to research of apr, VR's sister publication, the Swiss Confederation has changed its ordinance regarding materials and objects destined to come into contact with food, amending an Article more

05. April 2017 | Economy

The new Packaging Act

The lower house of the German parliament (Bundestag) has passed the Packaging Act. The Act's main goal is to recycle substantially more waste from private households. In addition, manufacturers are to be encouraged more strongly to use packaging that is ecologically more

05. April 2017 | Economy

Corrugated continues its growth

In 2016, the members of the German corrugated board industry association (Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie; VDW) achieved sales growth of 1.5 percent. In absolute figures, they sold almost 7.6 billion square meters of corrugated board. This corresponds to a plus more

04. April 2017 | Economy

ABB to acquire B&R

B&R ABB today announced the acquisition of B&R. B&R is said to be the largest independent provider of product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. The combination will result in more

30. March 2017 | Economy

Glafri to boost aluminium foil growth

The Global Foil Roller Initiative (Glafri) has become a member of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) to further strengthen its position as a global voice for responsible and sustainable aluminium foil market growth, worldwide. Glafri will, by its own account, join more

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