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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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Made in Italy

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, Italian automation specialist Marchesini promotes its solutions for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging. For the fi rst time, the manufacturer shows the sterile line Stery Capsy for perfect and safe accessibility to all critical areas using gloves, easier maintenance and optimized...

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For an effi cient production

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The Swiss Robatech AG presents its new products and services for effi cient and resourcefriendly production at the interpack 2014. Among its exhibition highlights there are the hotmelt application heads in the Diamond Series. The SX Diamond, SpeedStar Diamond and the new AX Diamond, all have...

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Small detail with big effects

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Borealis, Vienna/Austria, and its partner Borouge, a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, have launched the Borpure high density polyethylene (HDPE) family. The providers of value-creating plastics solutions developed this platform to support the global beverage industry's...

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Migration of nanoparticles

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Introduction The properties of food packaging systems can be signifi cantly improved by the incorporation of nanomaterials [1,2]. For example, the addition of nanoclay particles to polymers results in a material with better mechanical, thermal, and barrier properties than the pure polymer. Active...

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Built to be consumer-friendly

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Krones AG, Neutraubling/Germany, showcases innovations and design enhancements focussing lighter, more attractive, consumer-friendlier packages, plus eco-friendly and affordable production operations designed to reduce the total cost of ownership. One of them is the Deco Type direct printing system...

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Easy-opening for cheese

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

At interpack, the British manufacturer of plastic packaging displays its new product Bebo Swing. It integrates easy-opening, reclosing and tamper-evidence, for a variety of spreadable products such as cheese, margarine and butter. The patented design is able to be adapted for various shapes and is...

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It's not a glass

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The US-based supplier of polyolefi ns additives Milliken, demonstrates its new ultra clear PP as cost-effective, resource effi - cient and attentiongrabbing packaging solution at interpack. According to the company, its Millad NX 8500 series sets a new clarity standard for PP comparable to glass...

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A real allrounder

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Of course it is possible to design a modu- LAN labeller also for one or two labelling techniques. On the exhibition stand a modu- LAN machine with two self-adhesive dispensers as well as one wet glue labelling station for a label length > 200 mm is shown. Front and back labels as well as seal labels...

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White plates with green label

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

Pankaboard's cartonboard grade "Panka Plex", which is designed and widely used in food service applications, has now been granted the demanding compostability certifi cate for the substances between 190 and 240 gsm. The tests were conducted and successfully approved by the third party ISEGA...

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Closure against manipulation

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

The German manufacturer of closures Bericap, Budenheim, shows its types of closures, which combine customer satisfaction with an optimized use of materials. With its new closure for the agro-chemical industry, the company addresses the momentous problem of product forgery of chemical articles mainly...

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Dear Readers,

VR Interpack Special 05/2014 05.05.2014

this year, the world's premier trade fair for the packaging industry and its related process industry, the 2014 interpack, will hold our attention and inspire us to gather in Düsseldorf again. 19 halls and sold out just like in 2011, a total of 174.000 m² wait to be explored. And about 2,700...

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Sustainable is ...

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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