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10 things you should know about digital printing

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

Digital or analog printing?

Until recently, this question was purely an economic one. Looking at break-even; i.e., the point at which the cost of producing a permanent printing block such as a plate, a flexographic sleeve or a screen would pay off. Since digital printing does not require printing ...

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Adhesive technology for tapes

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

Tapes provide a simple and efficient way to connect all sorts of different materials in many day-to-day applications, from vehicles to electronic goods, and from medical devices to windows. Whilst the bonding solution may appear simple, the adhesive technology underpinning its performance is often ...

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Innovative solutions for quality assurance requirements

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

BST eltromat will present a variety of new and enhanced solutions for quality assurance in the finishing and converting of flexible, web-shaped materials at its main booth in hall A6 as well as at its booth in the Special Film & Extrusion Area in hall A5. The company focuses on paper, film, foil and ...

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Hybrid drive technology for digitally printed packaging

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

Schobertechnologies GmbH, Eberdingen/Germany, is a specialist in the development, design and manufacturing of rotary tools, modules and specialty machines widely used in the film, foil, packaging, nonwovens and paper converting industries. The company will present the RSM 410 MX-DIGI-VARICUT, a high ...

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Rotary joints for pipelines

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

Competence begins with development and ends with attentive service. The rotary joints of Maier are the optimum solution for all industries. The joints are suitable for cold and hot water up to 300 °C, steam up to 300 °C, 40 bar, heat transfer oil up to 400 °C, hydraulic oi up to 350 bar, compressed ...

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UV and LED-UV range for coating applications

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

At ICE 2019, Hönle, Gräfelfing, Germany, shows a choice of its wide range of UV and LED-UV curing systems for coating applications. According to the manufacturer, the UV dryer LightGuide pureUV is a highlight. Due to the new reflector geometry, the UV unit is said to reach a more than 50% higher ...

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Hotmelt adhesives

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

Eukalin will present several new hotmelt pressure sensitive adhesives at ICE 2019 in Munich. One of the highlights will be UV-curable PSA-hotmelts based on acrylic polymers. The company is also launching Eukalin UV 2213, a newly developed UV-curable acrylic pressure- sensitive adhesive for ...

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Corrugated board baling presses

VerpackungsRundschau 02/2019 25.02.2019

HSM GmbH + Co. KG, Frickingen, Germany, is a manufacturer of baling presses, PET solutions and document shredders. The company is exhibiting product solutions for the corrugated cardboard and folding carton industry. The fully automatic channel baling press HSM VK 2306 is primarily suitable for ...

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Smart move into Virtual Reality

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

When a new machine assembly started at Optima Pharma, the operators already had started their training in the neighboring Virtual Reality Center in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. The training sessions where supported by virtual reality technology, tailored to the specifi c requirements of the new ...

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Dear Readers,

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

We have come a long way in our knowledge of the animate and inanimate aspects of nature. Yet we are only just starting to discuss how things might continue on our planet with a fast-growing population. One thing is clear: The only way to overcome the challenges of the future is to rely on highly ...

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Containment in process engineering

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Containment means protecting the operator from the product and also protecting the product from the operator," said Thomas Weingartner, CEO of Lugaia Germany, describing the central issue. Containment (at least in the pharmaceutical industry) is nothing new. It is actually a trend that has been ...

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Bridge from shop floor to IT

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Whereas automation is chronologically deterministic, timed, and procedural, processing IT refl ects an object-oriented, asynchronous, and service-oriented environment without a defi ned "quality of service" for communication infrastructures. A counterbalancing, intermediary architecture is required ...

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Injection vials for parenteral drugs

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Injection vials set the benchmark for primary packaging for parenteral drugs. The company Gerresheimer, based in Duesseldorf, Germany, produces them in all sizes. They are said to comply with the relevant international standards and the pharmacopeias. The major benefi t of the latest advance is the ...

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Integrated, systematic process solution

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Theegarten-Pactec, Germany, offers its customers complete system solutions for initial packaging. The machine manufacturer has currently developed a comprehensive system for compressing powder to tabs in the fi eld of food and non-food with subsequent primary packaging in flow packs. The machine ...

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Line competence for cough syrup

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

Hygiene and flexibility have been requirements in the pharmaceutical industry for a long time. Consequently, modern packaging equipment supports experienced pharmacists in new ways. At present, the Kwizda group employs a workforce of 1,200 and supplies all of Europe with its products. Popular ...

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Filling in series

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

In our pre-Achema 2018 interview, we have the good luck to speak with two managing directors at the same time. In Ilshofen, near Stuttgart, Germany, we met with Markus Ströbel, Managing Partner, and Dr. Hagen Gehringer, Managing Director.

VR: What are the challenges clients currently confront B+S ...

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Flexible and secure packaging solutions

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

The highlights of the trade fair will include a thermoforming packaging machine in GMP design with a single-side chain guide for packing syringes. The machine is equipped with an automatic syringe infeed, which ensures that up to 300 pre-fi lled glass or plastic syringes per minute can be ...

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Rotary aseptic cap sealing unit

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

The liquids and aseptic area will host Capsy, a rotary aseptic cap sealing unit for Small Parenteral Volume vials (SPV). It will be combined with the new Stery LA under Isol-Air unit, which is the fi rst produced by Marchesini Group, Italy. Another aseptic line will include Unica, a robotic machine ...

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Flexible packaging for pharmaceuticals and medical technology

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

The Swiss manufacturer VTT offers smart solutions to protect high-quality products or analytical samples from water vapor, oxygen, fl avors and light. These products must always meet the highest quality standards. To ensure that this remains the case even after fi nal inspection during production, ...

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The packaging that can count

Verpackungs-Rundschau 05/2018 22.05.2018

With its prototype of a "counting folding box", the August Faller Group, Germany, has developed a smart packaging solution that helps to improve patients' compliance and drug handling. This interactive drug pack is equipped with an e-paper and electronic control elements.

On the "Counting Device" ...

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