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23. July 2019 | Packaging materials & packs

Standard-Knapp is joining the Packaging Experts

The market for packaging solutions for food and beverages is consolidating. Standard-Knapp (S-K) based in Portland, USA, announced that its shareholders have reached an agreement to sell the company to EoL Packaging Experts (EoL), to which the more

17. July 2019 | Packaging materials & packs

Metsä Board to establish faster availability

Arrow Box Finnish paper company Metsä Board has announced the start of a new WKL Common Stock Service to help streamline and enhance the order-delivery processes of white kraftliners in continental Europe. The company has created this new service to improve the more

17. July 2019 | Packaging materials & packs

August Faller wins German Innovation Award 2019

Armin Rambach August Faller, a German manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging, has won the German Innovation Award 2019 in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Medical more

17. July 2019 | Economy

Krones adjusts its earnings outlook for 2019

Umsatz steigt um 4,4 % auf 3,85 Mrd. Euro. Das Wachstumsziel von 4 % wurde somit erreicht. According to Krones, the uncertain macroeconomic developments, like the unsolved trade conflict between China and USA, as well as the discussion about the sustainability of PET-Packaging, more

17. July 2019 | Recycling

Germans like sustainability when shopping online

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Trusted Shops, 60 percent of Germans appreciate ecological and social sustainability aspects when shopping on the WWW. One out of five responded that they would be willing to pay more for this. And more

17. July 2019 | Events

Brand design, and the influence of the Bauhaus

Lustige Sieben When the architect Walter Gropius founded the "Bauhaus" in Weimar, Germany a hundred years ago, a many-faceted art school arose that has had a strong impact on esthetic perception to more

16. July 2019 | Recycling

Milk packaging 100 % recyclable by 2025

The New Zealand based dairy company Fonterra is committed to making all its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. The cooperative also aims to stop more

12. July 2019 | Packaging technology

Bosch: Packaging Technology sold

Übernahme-Vereinbarung zwischen CVC Capital Partners und Bosch ? vorbehaltlich kartellrechtlicher und anderer Genehmigungen Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business in Waiblingen, Germany, to a newly established company managed by CVC Capital Partners. According to the latest information, the company will more

11. July 2019 | Marketing

Luxe Pack's special edition towards sustainability

Eska Jeans The first event in France for environmentally friendly luxury packaging, Edition Speciale by Luxe Pack counted nearly 1,700 visitors, according to the organizers IDICE. “This 1st edition more

10. July 2019 | Recycling

FEFPEB welcomes changes in EU's recycling targets

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has welcomed changes to the European Union’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive that affect how more

10. July 2019 | Recycling

Fraunhofer IVV participating in EU plastics project

CreaSolv The multidisciplinary research project "Circular Plastics Network for Training" (C-PlaNeT) was approved in May 2019 within the framework of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 Calls for European Joint Doctorates, with funding of almost 4 million euros. In more

10. July 2019 | Recycling

Flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic

Pioneer Project Mondi Group, a global provider in packaging and paper, led Project Proof, a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The project reportedly has created a more

10. July 2019 | Packaging technology

Mono films within reach

KMD 64.2 Brückner is preparing: With its news regarding K trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany this October, the Brückner Group shows that line manufacturers are also working on film properties and preparing for the new demand for mono-material films that more

09. July 2019 | Economy

CSPE Center inaugurated

On 26 June, Optima Pharma's new assembly hall was inaugurated. It has been named the CSPE Center. In what was a festive ceremony, Hans Buehler, the Managing Director of the Optima more

08. July 2019 | Recycling

Ineos and Theo Müller partnering in chemical recycling

Styrenics company Ineos Styrolution and German dairy products provider Theo Müller group of companies are to collaborate on developing a circular solution for polystyrene based on chemical recycling more

08. July 2019 | Economy

Italian packaging machinery further growing

According to Italian packaging machinery manufacturers association Ucima, its industry has closed 2018 with a total revenue of 7.85 billion euros, 9.4% up on the previous year. Domestic more

08. July 2019 | Packaging technology

Industry 4.0 and AI presentation to be relived online

Open Factory in Bologna At its Open Factory in Bologna, Italy in April, the Marchesini Group presented a 4.0 line and its AI Artificial Intelligence Program. According to the company, it defined an ambitious goal more

04. July 2019 | Packaging technology

HMI platform enhancing maintenance

HMI As part of its innovation strategy, outlined earlier this year, British packaging machinery manufacturer Mpac Langen aims to harness the leap forward afforded by Industry 4.0. Among others, more

03. July 2019 | People

New editor-in-chief appointed

A new face at the helm of VR: With Susanne Blüml, VR VerpackungsRundschau has a new editor-in-chief since July 1st. She succeeds Norbert Sauermann, who has been appointed co-publisher of the VR. Maren Oellerich, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, and Thobias Quaß complete the editorial team. more

03. July 2019 | Recycling

Less plastic in the freezer

Pouch with mono film made of PE Agrarfrost, a German producer of frozen produce, is now selling its products in pouches containing a lower percentage of plastic. Thus the company plans to save more than more

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