December 2, 2022

Processing and Packaging

GEA Batch2Flow innovation earns Industry Excellence Award

The increasing global importance on reducing food loss and increasing efficiency in the food supply chain is driving food manufacturers to seek out ways to change their production methods for the better. The award-winning solution called Batch2Flow, designed by technology specialists from GEA, offers such improvements to food manufacturers. An automation food processing solution, Batch2Flow

A trade fair for everyone: An overview of interpack 2023

Lost in the exhibition halls? Not at interpack. In order to help our visitors find everything they are looking for, the fully booked interpack 2023 features a concept for the halls that is based on clear focal points for each industry. No other industry trade fair can compare when it comes to representing the global

Coca-Cola NBC in Nigeria turns to Sidel for ‘the ideal project’

Sidel, the complete line solutions provider, has recently accomplished the installation of its Super Combi high-speed, flexible and digitally empowered packaging line at the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC). NBC is part of Coca-Cola Hellenic, the Coca-Cola Company’s third largest bottling partner, which sells more than 2 billion unit cases each year to 600 million consumers

Krones has affirmed its commitment to net zero

In its climate strategy adopted in 2020, Krones set itself the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused in the company by its own vehicle fleet or production plants, for example, by 80 per cent by 2030. In addition, the group aims to cut emissions attributable to the upstream and downstream value chain by 25

PAUL SLUPECKI APPOINTED AS HEAD OF TOMRA FRESH FOOD

For the new leader of TOMRA’s business area specializing in fresh fruit and vegetables, the priorities are customer-centricity and developing the business’ global presence TOMRA Food has appointed Paul Slupecki as Senior Vice President, Head of TOMRA Fresh Food. This follows the reorganization of TOMRA Food into two business areas, TOMRA Fresh Food and TOMRA

Melodea enters US with plastic-free packaging solution

New US plant to boost production of its paper sidestream-sourced barrier coating to serve the Americas Green-tech start-up Melodea, Ltd., producer of sustainable barrier coatings for packaging, announces plans to expand its eco-friendly solution to the U.S. market. The move is set to support the increased production capacity of its novel, plastic-free, plant-based barrier coatings

Sidel: Making circular economy a reality with R-Cycle

Sidel is helping to make the circular economy a reality by joining R-Cycle, the open tracing standard for sustainable plastic packaging. The global packaging solutions company is now a member of R-Cycle, a community designing digital ‘product passports’ to accelerate the recycling of plastic packaging around the world.  Using an open tracing standard, R-Cycle allows

Jörg Schuschnig, new Chief Financial Officer of Coveris

Coveris appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Leading European packaging company Coveris has appointed Jörg Schuschnig to Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, replacing Markus Petersen who is stepping down from his role for personal reasons. Jörg Schuschnig graduated as PhD in Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as the Business School of St Gallen and developed

hubergroup team receiving IFCA award

hubergroup India wins two IFCA Star Awards

At the IFCA Star Awards 2022, the Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA) honoured hubergroup Print Solutions with two awards in the category “Innovation R&D”. The two award-winning products are HYDRO-LAC GA Oxygen Barrier Coating and the offset ink MGA CONTACT. hubergroup’s products convinced the independent jury of experts due to their

Denis Hanau (Source: Jörg Schwalfenberg) “With the iflex up to 80% of all manual line conversion tasks are superfluous,” explains Denis Hanau, head of the PET Project Processing Product Division at KHS.

No time to lose: KHS InnoPET iflex automated
line changeovers

• Fast and reproducible changeover concept significantly boosts the overall equipment effectiveness• Up to 80% fewer manual tasks• Superordinate Innoline Flex Control line management system coordinates and synchronizes changeovers With the number of SKUs continuously on the increase, many bottlers of water and soft drinks are calling for complete line changeovers that take just 30

FachPack 2022: Coveris’ ‘no waste’ line-up

Coveris continues its mission of No Waste with innovative highlights in plastic and paper-based packaging at FachPack2022 Coveris Group will be introducing a new range of sustainable innovations supporting its industry-leading No Waste vision at FachPack 2022. Targeting shelf-life extension and packaging waste reduction, Coveris will showcase a comprehensive range of both plastic and paper-based

ACHEMA 2022: Digitalization to accelerate sustainability

Siemens represented in the Green Innovation Zone and the Digital Hub at the ACHEMA trade fairFocus on chemical recycling and hydrogenSiemens Xcelerator and the entire Siemens portfolio support sustainability management along the production chai Sustainability is the leading theme of this year’s world’s flagship trade fair for the process industry, ACHEMA, in Frankfurt. In the

The fully automatic transversal kegging line from for greater line efficiency KHS

Compact design with a central conveyor segment Processes practically all standard market container sizes and formats Keg system can be flexibly expanded thanks to the modular design More flexibility, efficiency and speed: with its Innokeg AF-C Transversal the KHS Group provides a sophisticated setup that washes and racks up to 500 kegs an hour. Thanks

Koehler Group crosses 1 billion € turnover, despite the impact of COVID-19

Turnover in the 2021 financial year grows by 22.4% to 941 million eurosOperating result of 76 million eurosTwo pillars of “paper” and “renewable energies” secure growth The Koehler Group performed better than expected in the 2021 financial year despite challenging market and competitive conditions due to the ongoing impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. As