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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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Virtual reality and real machinery

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The Italian company has always been particularly sensitive to the evolution of processes and technologies. As a result, it has chosen a rather innovative approach for the exhibition: a captivating A/V platform to compliment a smaller line-up of actual machinery. The main protagonist of the virtual...

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Creating meaning through packaging design

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

In the current edition of this series, epda takes a look at spirits, a very specifi c and important sub-category of the beverage sector. Short case studies are presented, representing brands from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Russia and the US. Inspired by the rich and ancient stories of the fi...

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Added value giveaways and labels

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

In addition to products and services for the pharmaceutical sector, the identifi cation specialist Faubel & Co. Nachfolger GmbH also produces labels and giveaways for the beverage and food industry as well as the cosmetics and gardening sectors. In its Creative Solutions Division, the company...

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Fighting mineral oil residue

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

According to a draft regulation, there is a MOSH fraction within mineral oil residues. Components included are paraffi n (open-chain hydrocarbons) and Naphthene (cyclical hydrocarbons) that are usually highly alkylated. There is also a MOAH fraction. It accounts for roughly 20% of mineral oils and...

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Stand-up pouch extends shelf life

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has developed an innovative stand-up pouch for the new premium snack brand Minigustos from Bayer. This label advertises as the world's fi rst premium brand for "tasty, crunchy, and attractive snack vegetables with a longer shelf life". The fi rst vegetable to...

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The end of the paper cup?

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Whether from fast-food restaurants, fi lling stations or the bakery around the corner - coffee and soft drinks to go are convenient. They also act as signs of a society where everything is getting more mobile and more disconnected. But due to the garbage they generate, resistance to paper cups has...

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Luxury packaging for The Chapel

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The Chapel, an award-winning hair & lifestyle company, selected M&H of the RPC Group to create the packaging for its luxury hand creams in a collection which also includes candles and pulse point fragrances. The company based in Suffolk/UK designed the 75ml white tubes which feature intricate gold...

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Inspection, detection and checkweighing

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

X-ray, metal detector and checkweigher solutions for food, pharmaceuticals, consumer product quality and safety are in focus at Thermo Fisher Scientifi c, Minnesota, USA. Making its debut is the Thermo Scientifi c NextGuard Pro - the latest model in the NextGuard X-ray inspection platform. The unit...

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High-capacity drum fi ller

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The company will present one of their most modern and fastest machines, now technically revamped. The Integra 84, for fully automatic and calibrated fi lling of bung-type drums, now offers SAP connection and electronic torque evaluation. The SAP connection facilitates the integration of the...

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Straight into the bag - guaranteed

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Ozmo, Luppo, Criss Cross and Biscolata - these words make millions of children's eyes light up, and those of many adults, too. These product names only make up a small portion of the Sölen portfolio - they have over 200 different types of confectionery. Since its formation in 1989, this family...

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Steuben paves the way in the US

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Sold under the brand name 'Elmhurst', the beverages have a very high nut content. The products were presented to the public for the fi rst time in March at the Natural Products Expo West in California. With this market launch, combidome is now also available in America for the fi rst time. Jeff...

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Grower´s Cup

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Ulrik Skovgaard Rasmussen from Denmark can still recall the moment Grower ´s Cup was born. "One afternoon in 2002, I really needed a cup of coffee," the company's founder reminisced. But he did not have any coffee fi lters left in his kitchen. But, as you know, necessity is the mother of invention....

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Customizing the Future

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

For ADA International to be successful, a system has to be tailored to the special features of the individual market. On one hand, medium-sized suppliers from Europe dominate the market for hotel beauty products. And ADA International is one of these suppliers, basing its success on delivering...

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Smart packaging simplifi ed

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

1. "Smart Packaging" is open to defi nition In principle, "smart packaging" describes packaging with expanded functionality. There is active, intelligent and smart packaging. Active packaging has an effect on its contents, e.g., by absorbing oxygen. Intelligent packaging monitors its contents; e.g....

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