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21. November 2017 | Economy

Skan opens new building in Okinawa

In October Skan Japan celebrated its expansion at the new site in Okinawa. Due to its growth the company had moved into a bigger building at the end of 2016. Founded in 1968, the manufacturer is more

15. November 2017 | Economy

Fall lifts folding boxes

Rlc folding boxes After a first half of 2017 that was, on average, slightly below the figures for the prior year across all end-use segments, autumn has brought an increase in orders and with it, a significant upswing for the German folding box industry. This applies, in particular, to the more

15. November 2017 | People

Cornelia Fehlner is the new director of FachPack

Cornelia Fehlner FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, has a new Exhibition Director. In October, 31-year-old Cornelia Fehlner succeeded Heike Slotta. According to Nürnberg Messe, more

15. November 2017 | Economy

Smurfit Kappa opens Experience Centre in France

Experience Centre in Épernay, France Smurfit Kappa has opened a new Experience Centre for Bag-in-Box in Épernay, France, the second one for the division more

14. November 2017 | Economy

Partnership to advance inkless printing solutions

Datalase & Parc Datalase and Xerox company Parc have entered into a new strategic partnership. According to the partners, the companies will work together to develop photonic printing solutions based on the Datalase more

14. November 2017 | Economy

Aluminium containers: High demand, high costs

Tubes made from aluminium German manufacturers of tubes and aluminium aerosol cans are currently enjoying good market conditions, according to their association GDA (Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie). This is said more

08. November 2017 | Economy

Alpha acquires Dutch plant from Graham

PET Preforms Alpha Packaging has acquired Graham Packaging’s plant in Etten-Leur, Netherlands. Terms of the transaction, which was completed on 2 November, were more

08. November 2017 | Economy

Corrugated board: Strong sales growth

In 3Q2017, the members of the German association of corrugated board manufacturers (Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie; VDW) based in Darmstadt, Germany, sold 5.5% (or 1.99 billion sqm) more corrugated board products on a working-day basis than during the same period of more

08. November 2017 | Economy

Model invests in German site

Model packaging The Swiss Model Group is investing in the expansion of the machinery and new construction of an administrative building at its site in Bad Bentheim in northern Germany. According to the company, its school more

07. November 2017 | Economy

Constantia completes sale of Labels division

Constantia Flexibles has completed the sale of its Labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately 1.15 billion euros. All required regulatory authorities have cleared the transaction, according to the company. The latter reportedly has more

06. November 2017 | Economy

Caps & closures: Coveris expands in Germany

Caps & closures Coveris Rigid has installed 2 continuous compression moulding lines for cap and closure manufacture in the Ravensburg plant in Germany. According to the company, the lines have been functional since their installation in February, with the plant currently producing more

02. November 2017 | Economy

L'Oréal & Carbios team up for bio-recycling of plastics

Bioplasturgy company Carbios and L'Oréal announced a partnership regarding the sustainable management of plastic life cycle. As part of their commitment to promoting the circular economy through innovative plastic more

01. November 2017 | Economy

Neopac takes a majority in Indian company 3D Technopack

Swiss supplier of parhamaceutical and cosmetic tube packaging Hoffmann Neopac has taken a majority stake in 3D Technopack based in Mumbai, India. This investment strengthens the company's international market presence more

01. November 2017 | Economy

Haniel acquires Rovema

Production capacity increased Franz Haniel & Cie. signed an agreement this week that covers the complete acquisition of Rovema. As a company spokesperson from Haniel confirmed for VR, the company plans to take over the German packaging more

31. October 2017 | Economy

EuPC study: rPM and the lack of quality

The quality of recycled plastics materials(rPM) remains the biggest barrier to a stronger use of recyclates as raw materials. This is one major conclusion of a European survey on the current and future use more

30. October 2017 | Economy

Vetter to expand its Secondary Packaging Service

Vetter will expand its secondary packaging capacities as a response to rising customer needs and market demands for complex packaging solutions. The need for expansion is also a result of the German company's continuous growth in new filling lines and new more

27. October 2017 | Events

400,000 t of Biocomposites in Europe

On 6 and 7 December, the Biocomposites Conference Cologne will be taking place in Cologne, Germany. According to its organizers, it will be the largest industry meeting on biocomposites worldwide showcasing successful more

25. October 2017 | Economy | Exclusiv

Future Resources 2017: "Packaging is raw material"

Future Resources 2017: ?Verpackung ist Rohstoff? A discussion on the topic of the recyclability of packaging that took place in Frankfurt a. M., Germany, last week ended with the organizers' conclusion that experts agree on the following assessment, "The focus on eco-design must increase." Environmental more

25. October 2017 | Economy

Solid board: High demand, but cost increasing

Solid cartonboard In the first half of the year, the German manufacturers of solid board and solid board carton increased their production volume of solid board carton by 3.1% to 251,096 tonnes (year over year). This more

24. October 2017 | Economy

Krones inaugurates Innovation Lab

Krones eröffnet Innovation Lab One year after moving into the premises in Regensburg’s TechBase and successful completion of its first projects, Krones’s Innovation Lab was officially inaugurated in early October. The TechBase is located directly next to the Regensburg university and the East Bavarian more

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