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VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

... when Tetra Pak is able to report that the company has made good progress in 2013 towards reaching the environmental goals it has set itself for 2020. In this context, the world's largest packaging group focuses primarily on developing sustainable products, decreasing its ecological footprint...

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Head of the Month

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Hans-Joachim Boekstegers has been heading up Multivac, one of the global leaders among suppliers of packaging solutions, since 2001. As the Speaker of the Board and CEO, the energetic manager is responsible for the Group's overall strategic direction, as well as its Sales and Marketing, Strategic...

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Flashy in transit

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

According to the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bevh), during the 2013 Christmas season alone, online and mail order retail racked up total sales of 10.3 billion euros, up 24 per cent from the same period in 2012. More than 82 percent of this came from E-commerce, which...

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Getting more speed

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Central to the presence of Accraply, Minneapolis/ USA, is the launch of the Trine Model 4800 roll-fed labeling system to the European market. Offering a small footprint and quick change parts, it features advanced container-control. That delivers superior bottle handling at speeds up to 600...

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All for cheese

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, Alpma Alpenland Maschinenbau, Rott am Inn - machine manufacturer specialized in the dairy and food industry - exhibits machines covering the whole cheese production chain at interpack, true to the motto "Milk in Shape". One of the showcases is the portion cutting machine CUT 32. Its...

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Safety for the Leo line

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The bars, which are primary-packaged as fl ow packs, are fi rst grouped into 6, 10, 12 or 14-item bundles and inserted into cartons by a cartoning machine made by Langenpac B.V, Wijchen, a company in the Langen Group. After this, two adhesive dots are applied to close the two box side fl aps. The...

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Making the invisible visible

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

An exciting industry, technological quantum leaps, 25 years of experience and getting ever closer to the ultimate goal: safe inspection systems for any application and highest requirements. Even the invisible becomes visible. In Bickenbach, Germany, seat of scanware electronic. In time for...

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All in one

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The German Rationator Maschinenbau exhibits its approach to fi lling and capping, which has prevailed over the years. The presentation of a highly fl exible bottle-handling, -fi lling and -capping line designed to bottle cosmetic products ranging in volume from 30 ml up to 1000 ml will convey to the...

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Environmentally holographic

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, Comexi Group presents its solutions with low impact on the environment. The Spanish machine manufacturer with focus on the fl exible packaging industry showcases its new technology Cingular Holography which allows creating holographic effects at register on a wide variety of substrates...

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Everything for the sensitives

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

It's all about packaging processes for sensitive products. In 3,000 square meters, the Italian machine manufacturer IMA Group displays a selection of its latest processing and packaging solutions from its range of machines and complete lines. One of its showcases concerning the food and beverage...

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Faster tight with sonic

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Considering the fundamentals of heat generation using ultrasonic vibration, it is possible to understand and predict the sealing behavior of different polyolefi n materials. During heat sealing the heat travels from the outside to the inside and the sealing jaws are at a temperature higher than the...

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Choc-packer for the small ones

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, Loesch Verpackungstechnik from Altendorf, Germany, unveils its packaging solutions for the confectionery industry. One of the showcases is a line combination the manufacturer presents together with its sister company Hastamat. The system packages napolitains in individual wrapping...

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Direct printing

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, the Swiss solution provider Hapa will promote its print systems that are designed for the pack demands of the pharma, cosmetic, food and medical industries. One of the presented innovations of the member of Coesia group will be the "230 Hybrid", equipped with UV fl exo and UV DOD...

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Fill in some more

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The German supplier of carton packaging and fi lling machines, SIG Combibloc provides a new option for the food industry. Its so-called "Food Option" fi lling machines make it possible to fi ll an unrivalled spectrum of food products aseptically in carton packs - quickly and with no need for major...

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Big boxes for apples

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

One apple a day keeps the doctor away, they say. To come up to this, a lot of apples are needed. So, it is not surprising, they are the world's third most consumed fruit behind citrus and bananas. China is leading apple grower with around 45 per cent of the 70 million tons produced globally in 2013...

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Resilient and strong

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Between September 2013 and March 2014 alone, the Japanese packaging industry invested heavily in production capacity expansion to meet both domestic and overseas demand. Toppan Printing, one of Japan's largest packaging and printing companies, announced earlier in March an investment of 264.4...

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Leading the snack pack

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

While in the past many snack manufacturers have incorporated a variety of different suppliers' equipment into their production line, more and more are seeking total solutions. This can improve effi ciency and increase throughput, allowing manufacturers to make the most of the growing snack market,...

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Film news

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, US-based fi lm manufacturer Jindal Films introduces new fi lm technologies for a range of fl exible packaging and labeling applications which can help customers improve performance and meet sustainability challenges. They include Bicor 50 SuP 490, the fi rst OPP-based sealant fi lm for...

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Mechatronic footprint

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The German manufacturer is proud to present the new Somic 232 FS for secondary packaging. The company will exhibit a compact version that offers over 50 per cent more capacity than the 424 type series. To complement the 424 machine generation, at interpack Somic is presenting the faster and more...

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Pouch packaging premiere

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Interpack's highlight of German machine manufacturer SN, Wipperfürth, is the form, fi ll and seal machine (FFS) LMS 124. The exhibition model produces 240 fl at or stand-up pouches with center spout per minimum 100 ml fi lling of fruit puree. 24 stations are available for different fi llings and...

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