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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 | Products

Improved filler head performance for food processors

Multihead filler monitor display Using checkweighers to monitor individual filler head performance in real time may help food processors improve performance and increase profitability. The Thermo Fisher Scientific Versa checkweigher more

21. June 2017 | Events

Third Packaging Day making waves

The 3rd Packaging Day on 7 June met with great interest from the national media all over Germany. The focus of reporting was on the results of a representative survey on the topics of packaging and recycling, which had been conducted by tns-infratest on behalf of dvi, the German Packaging Institute 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

21. June 2017 | Products

First Prosper 6000S for folding cartons installed

Prosper 6000S Kodak has installed its first Prosper 6000S simplex color inkjet web press for packaging applications at Zumbiel Digital. The US paperboard packaging company is based in Hebron, Kentucky. A need for greater production capacity as well as better digital capabilities 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 | Products

Ecolean awarded twice

Ecolean French dairy producer En Direct Des Éleveurs received two prizes at the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2017 in Dublin. The company’s choice of Ecolean Air Aseptic 1000ml for its sustainable and traceable milk won in the categories Best New Brand or Business and more

14. June 2017 | Products

Reusables are here: To-go beverages go green

Recup There has been lots of talk in Germany, now comes the walk. Coffee-to-go is to get away from its wasteful image. In July, the Rosenheim-based start-up Recup will launch a deposit scheme for the cups in Berlin 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

13. June 2017 | Products

Flexa for three needs

Flexa GO Exhibited for the first time at the end of 2016, Flexa GO represents the novelty in the new range of automatic ring wrapping machines of Italian manufacturer Pieri. According to the company, the new machine 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 | Products

Eco Fish Box awarded for sustainability

Eco Fish Box Stora Enso Eco Fish Box, won the World Packaging Organization's WPO Sustainability Award. The package was also awarded the WorldStar Award. The jury chose the box among the 292 packaging solutions more

07. June 2017 | Marketing

A young and fun cap for Dior

Hydra Life skincare Dior wanted to rejuvenate its Hydra Life skincare line with a new packaging design in order to conquer younger clients. Dior designed the new cap and entrusted Texen, the Luxury and Beauty division of PSB Industries more

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