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Not into the ocean

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The pollution of the world's oceans is increasing at a rapid pace - and plastics make up the greatest share of waste by far. Experts assume that each year, about eight to ten million metric tons of new plastic waste enters the oceans, which already contain about 150 million tons. Due to ocean...

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Continuous manufacturing and "smart" projects

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Of the various manufacturing phases for solid dosage, starting from coating means working between two inherently continuous processes: compression and packaging. Croma is designed to work inline with a tablet press machine for medium production output. In the pharmaceutical area, Process Innovation...

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Running on schedule

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

MPS specializes in packaging solutions for beauty and personal care, consumer and pharmaceutical brands and employs over 9,000 people internationally. The company is planning a major expansion of its digital packaging printing arm. "Our customers include many wellknown brand companies from...

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Highly fl exible labelling system

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

While global demand for Wala natural cosmetics is growing, the production site in Bad Boll in southern Germany is not expanding quite so quickly. Existing premises were converted to accommodate a completely new fi lling and packaging plant. Incorporating machines from four different manufacturers,...

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How packaging can help reduce food waste

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The food thrown away in Europe alone would be enough to feed all hungry people on the earth twice. However, this is not just a luxury problem for fi rst-world nations. Developing countries also see incredible food waste, just for very different reasons. The present conditions are intolerable: here...

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When Capri Sonne becomes Capri Sun ...

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

But now the manufacturer is removing the German word 'Sonne' from the name/the trademark. In order to internationalize the trade dress. So that Capri Sun is Capri Sun everywhere. Which doesn't mean, however, that there would soon be Capri Sun with black currants! That's available in the British...

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Bio-based snack pouches

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Together with machinery and packaging provider Gualapack, the German fruit-snack brand erdbär is launching its "Freche Freunde" ("Cheeky Friends") product line in a premade, biobased pouch. According to the snack company, the new eco-friendly packaging demonstrates its commitment to sustainability,...

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Wrapping, packaging and Industry 4.0

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The heat bars always seal fi lm against fi lm, ensuring very tight packaging and preventing damage to the products. Folding elements then produce the traditional fold wrap. "The conscious decision to dispense with any use of glue to seal the pack reduces soiling of the machine, minimizes running...

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Dear Readers, Come...

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Dear Readers, Come one, come all! interpack 2017 - the world's foremost trade fair for the industry - is waiting for you! From May 4th on, everything that the international packaging scene has to offer will once more be on display. That means lots of packaging machinery and packaging material, made...

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Passion for cheese

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Vepo Cheese has used weighing technology at the production plant in Oudewater, Netherlands, for decades. It all started with linear weighing systems from Atoma, the parent company of Multipond. Vepo Cheese makes use of multihead weighers from Multipond, located in Waldkraiburg, Germany. Several...

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From Dubai to the world

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Nizar Rajoub, the founder and CEO of Signature Snacks is happy to offer visitors a strong cup of Arabic coffee, proudly serving wafers, crackers or biscuits from his factory to accompany it. Rajoub turns towards the window and points to the Burj Khalifa. Looking at the spire of the highest building...

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Flexibility is key by fi lling and closing

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Filling plants either have different machines for these tasks or they face signifi cant changeover times and cleaning procedures at the machine. A typical example is provided by a medium-sized pharmaceutical company from Germany, who wanted to fi ll fi ve different bottle sizes between 10 and 250 ml...

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Lucky water in a bottle

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The main facility in Huizhou is considered one of the most beautiful beverage production plants in Asia. In the foothills of Luofu Mountain, the owner Zhou Jing Liang strived to create a calm and natural environment. The bottling halls and warehouses surround around an artifi cial lake, with each...

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The Schubert phenomenon

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

Over the past 51 years, everyone has been respectfully admiring Gerhard Schubert. This is true not only in the packaging- machinery talent hub of the Hohenlohe region, nor even simply in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Even the Italian packaging-machinery manufacturers have been...

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Confectionery and bakery packaging

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

And this is forcing manufacturers of confectionary and baked goods to be more creative and effi cient. The good news is that packaging producers and machine manufacturers are able to help out with material- conserving packaging solutions and more effi cient production lines. The confectionery...

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Fresh fi ber paperboard as an ecologically sound option

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

They target three key packaging sectors: consumer goods, retail-ready and food service. For all of these, they are focusing on developing products that meet point-of-sale requirements and end-consumer needs. The carton producer uses northern wood, a renewable raw material, to make its paperboard...

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Sustainability is key

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

In Germany, almost three million metric tons of plastic packaging a year end up in the waste stream. Not even half of it is recycled. The rest goes to waste incinerators or into the nature. It takes about 400 years for a regular plastic bag to decompose. Plastic bottles take 450 years, nylon netting...

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Aesthetics as well as complete functionality

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

The company will showcase its ability to create packaging solutions across a wide range of markets and applications, including food and drink, personal care, healthcare, industrial, garden and household products, and surface coatings. The company will also demonstrate its expertise in polythene fi...

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Cargo bicycles with container boxes

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

DHL Express started a new cityhub concept using cargo bicycles with container boxes - Cubicycles - in city centers. The pilot project started simultaneously in Frankfurt and in Utrecht/Netherlands. If the test results are successful, the logistics company is planning to offer this service in...

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Loading stability

Verpackungs-Rundschau 04/2017 13.04.2017

With the objective of optimizing transport safety and reducing costs, project managers at Miele, the household appliances manufacturer based in Bielefeld, Germany, approached the packaging systems manufacturer MSK, Kleve, Germany, in summer 2015. As is normally the case in the household appliance...

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