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Sustainability is key

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

In Germany, almost three million metric tons of plastic packaging a year end up in the waste stream. Not even half of it is recycled. The rest goes to waste incinerators or into the nature. It takes about 400 years for a regular plastic bag to decompose. Plastic bottles take 450 years, nylon netting...

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Aesthetics as well as complete functionality

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The company will showcase its ability to create packaging solutions across a wide range of markets and applications, including food and drink, personal care, healthcare, industrial, garden and household products, and surface coatings. The company will also demonstrate its expertise in polythene fi...

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Cargo bicycles with container boxes

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

DHL Express started a new cityhub concept using cargo bicycles with container boxes - Cubicycles - in city centers. The pilot project started simultaneously in Frankfurt and in Utrecht/Netherlands. If the test results are successful, the logistics company is planning to offer this service in...

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Loading stability

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

With the objective of optimizing transport safety and reducing costs, project managers at Miele, the household appliances manufacturer based in Bielefeld, Germany, approached the packaging systems manufacturer MSK, Kleve, Germany, in summer 2015. As is normally the case in the household appliance...

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Variable IML in thermoforming

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Illig will be showcasing stateof- the-art packaging systems at this year's interpack. The systems provider for thermoforming solutions will demonstrate their expertise with in-mold labeling in thermoforming (IML-T) combined with clean and hygienic fi lling and packaging of dairy products. In live...

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Filling of pouches in various versions

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Pharmaceutical applications, pet food, milk powder, and tea and coffee packaging are just some examples of the work of HDG, Lindlar/Germany. At this year's interpack, the company is focusing on pouch packaging. For instance, the company is showcasing a four-lane machine for cosmetic products whose...

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Does recycled packaging contaminate fast foods?

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

In recent years, mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) have been classifi ed as contaminants in packaging materials. Paper- based food packaging is particularly affected. A major source of these contaminants is mineral oil-based printing inks, such as...

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A complete conversion of note

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The production site in Heilbronn is not only the largest of its kind that Unilever has in Europe, it is also inseparably connected with "Knorr", the name of the corporate group's best selling brand. Knorr is sold in more than 100 countries, and given that Unilever claims that over 80 % of all...

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Upgrade of fl agship board

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Based on customers' insights, Stora Enso's luxury and graphical board Ensocoat will be upgraded to provide even better whiteness and shade. This will contribute to excellent print results and high performance with all fi nishing treatments. "As our aim is to be the global benchmark in high-quality...

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Effi ciently packed for enjoyment

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Gima SpA is an Italian manufacturer of packaging machines with many years of experience in the fi eld of innovative packaging solutions, including the food industry. With the 590 series, the company has expanded its machine range for fi lling and packaging soluble products such as coffee or tea...

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Flexible modular system

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The manufacturer Marbach, based in Heilbronn/Germany, recently presented a new modular system to its clients in the corrugated conversion industry. According to the company, clients now have more fl exibility than before when ordering tool packages because they can now quickly combine the suitable...

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Make way for food safety

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

From metal detection to glassin- glass detection, and from checking closure integrity to verifying and tracking product markings - new solutions for the precise identifi cation of foreign objects and other safety defects in a confi ned space are clearly evident in the Heuft Spectrum II generation....

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Fast labels for quick energy

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The square Dextro Energy dextrose tablets are known and appreciated worldwide. The company has been producing dextrose products since 1927. Sold by pharmacies in the powder form, "Dextrose Purum" was originally prescribed by doctors as a restorative. And since 1935, "Dextro Energen" has been...

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High-quality gloves need packaging

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

WRP Asia Pacifi c Sdn Bhd is one of the world's leading and best-known producers of premium-quality gloves for medical examinations and operations. The company was founded in 1985 under the name of Wembley Rubber Products Sdn Bhd. It was changed to the current company name in 1998. Although at the...

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From endive to plastic bottles

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

After endive heads are harvested, their tubers are generally disposed of by using composting or biogas systems. However, researchers from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart/Germany, led by Prof. Dr. Andrea Kruse and Dr. Judit Pfenning, are now converting the tubers into hydroxymethylfurfural ...

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Turkish aluminum expansion

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Investment projects, as a part of the planned expansion of the aluminum producer, include capacity increases in casting and foil rolling. The company plans to start production on its two new casting lines and a state-ofthe- art universal foil mill, by the end of this year. Göksal Güngör, General...

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Multihead weigher quickly packs black gold

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

A new multihead weigher, made by Ishida, Schwäbisch-Hall/Germany, now packages the pastilles, increasing overall efficiency by more than ten percent. The machine can handle an additional 250 kg per shift compared to the previous system. Sisu brand licorice pastilles, whose name means courage or...

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Compact cartoning in a new product line

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Over its forty-year history, ixapack, headquartered in Mauléon, western France, has become a specialist in the design and manufacture of automated packing and packaging machines. The company's portfolio comprises three separate brands, Packaging, Selvex and Aucouturier, ranging from complete...

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Solutions for digitalization

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The new service package "K 4.0", which will be shown at the exhibition, complements the company's core expertise in customized blister packaging machines with tailored digitalization solutions. Among the company's offerings are the Koch service goggles which give global customers real-time support...

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Short-cycling coffee pods

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Developed in the wake of an ambitious R&D project, a new compression technology transfers all of its advantages to the promising and dynamic coffee pod sector. The application exhibited at the fair will be a 32-cavity CCM press. It offers cycle times of 2.4-3.2 seconds as opposed to 3.8-5 seconds...

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