News: Economy

23. June 2017 | Products

PEF to be integrated in circular economy

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) in the European bottle recycling market. The material is produced by Synvina, a joint venture of Avantium and BASF based in Amsterdam. Following more

22. June 2017 | Economy

Advent acquires Færch Plast

Private equity investor Advent International is to acquire Danish food packaging company Færch Plast from private equity fund EQT VI. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed more

21. June 2017 | Products

Finat awards best labels

Finat Awards 2017 / Royston: King's Cross One of the highlights of the European label industry’s year is the announcement of the winners in the Finat Label Competition. This year’s winners represent a wide spread of ‘labelling’ activities – from RFID and product authentication tags to booklet labels on more

21. June 2017 | Economy

KHS again increases its turnover

PET bottles by KHS technology The KHS Group has again boosted its turnover, with sales totaling 1.18 billion euros last year. Its operating profit significantly rose thanks to contributions from internal more

20. June 2017 | People

Easyfairs: new management in Germany

Roland Brand, Artexis Easyfairs Artexis Easyfairs, the Brussels-based events organizer and venue manager, has announced the appointment of Roland Brand as its new Head of Switzerland and Germany. Brand has served as Managing Director for Switzerland since early in more

20. June 2017 | Economy

United Caps opens automated warehouse

United Caps opens automated warehouse United Caps, producer of plastic caps and closure solutions, has inaugurated its fully automated warehouse in Wiltz, Luxembourg. According to the company, this investment increases storage capacity by 30% to 4,500 palettes more

19. June 2017 | Economy

Jabil launchs Innovation Center in Spain

US electronics manufacturer and packaging services provider Jabil has launched a Blue Sky Innovation Center in Spain. It is the second of its kind and co-located with more

14. June 2017 | Economy

Jokey takes over Treplas S.L.

Spanish packaging manufacturer Treplas will become part of the Jokey Group, which currently comprises 15 sites. Management of the company, which is based in Murcia, will remain in the hands of the Rubio Ruiz brothers more

13. June 2017 | Economy

Filling line from Optima wins ISPE award

Flexible Filling Line One of this year's "Facility of the Year Awards" was given to Cook Pharmica. The American business organization won the prize, which is said to be one the most prestigious international prizes for more

12. June 2017 | Economy

Erema: Opening of a new assembly shop

Opening of a new assembly shop The manufacturer of recycling systems Erema has extended its production capacities. With the opening of a new assembly shop at the Ansfelden location in Austria the company changed over to a production process with the optimum use of resources in its more

09. June 2017 | Economy

Heidelberg presents new growth strategy

Heidelberg takes over Fujifilm?s coatings and pressroom chemicals operation Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has presented “Heidelberg goes digital!” – a package of measures for the years ahead with a strategic focus on technology leadership, digital transformation, and operational excellence more

08. June 2017 | Economy

Ipack-Ima Monitor reports optimism

Right after Ucima has published latest figures of the Italian packaging machinery sector, Ipack-Ima adds its data of the Italian processing and packaging industry consisting of manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery, suppliers of components and more

07. June 2017 | Economy

Schumacher buys packaging

Schumacher Packaging The Schumacher Packaging Group, one of the largest family-owned and -managed producers of packaging solutions made of solid and corrugated board, has acquired three packaging service providers: Konverdi GmbH and Konverdi Copacking GmbH in Germany, and Nypack more

07. June 2017 | Economy

FFI: 10-year scenario for the folding box industry

POS packaging The members of the German folding box industry association (Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie e.V.; FFI) have drafted seven different scenarios for the folding box industry through 2027 more

06. June 2017 | Economy

Alufoil: Strong domestic demand

Aluminium continues recovery In European markets, aluminium foil production increased to 226,900 tonnes in the first quarter of 2017, 1.5% higher than the same period last time. According to the latest figures released by the more

06. June 2017 | Economy

Vetter and Microdermics enter into a strategic cooperation

Vetter, a German provider of aseptic prefilled drug delivery systems and Microdermics, a Vancouver-based medical device company have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement to develop innovative microneedle drug delivery systems more

02. June 2017 | Economy

United Caps expands portfolio through acquisition

United Caps will be acquiring from Belgium company Dewit Plastics its caps, closures and handles business. This includes screw, tamper-evident and child-resistant closures as well as handles for more

02. June 2017 | Economy

Pro Mach acquires Italian labeler

Integrated packaging solutions company Pro Mach (Cincinnati/Ohio, USA) acquired Italy-based labeling solutions provider P.E. Labellers. The company is said to expand Pro Mach’s capabilities to provide more

01. June 2017 | Economy

Italian packaging machines: Growth continues

The upturn in domestic Italian packaging machinery sales has continued in the first quarter of 2017. According to data collected by the Ucima (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association) Study Centre, domestic sales have grown by +6.5% in the first quarter more

01. June 2017 | Economy

Glass declared no. 1 by European consumers

Growing concern for the environment, combined with consumer preference for healthy living, is driving increased trust in glass as the ultimate packaging choice for food and drinks. According to a Europe-wide independent survey, commissioned by the Friends of Glass more

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