June 22, 2021

Processing and Packaging

Remote installation and startup of aseptic fillers in Ivory Coast: a case study

As new Industry 4.0 technologies take hold, such as Augmented Reality, AI and the Internet of Things, it becomes vital to provide access to these innovations in order to help the customer stay ahead of the competition. If this is important for packaging in general, it is crucial for aseptic carton packaging, where the sensitive nature

Microline: on-demand innovation for secondary packaging

DNA comprising technology, flexibility and precisionMicroline case packers and palletisers boast the same technology level and build quality as primary packaging solutions, but are designed to work with a vast range of products. So not only solutions for the tissue sector, but also the cosmetic and food industry, designed to be cutting edge, but at

GEA implements innovative ViwateQ® surface treatment at Danish factory

GEA was recently awarded a license to use ViwateQ® wet finishing to polish stainless steel surfaces at its vibratory equipment manufacturing plant in Svendborg, Denmark. The ability to perform this finishing in-house reduces costs and manufacturing time, as well as improving the company’s environmental footprint. The process is required in particular by food, pet food, and

Cool Ӧcoologisch Herz Lolli Compostable Confectionery Packaging

German confectionery brand, Cool, has chosen NatureFlex™ compostable cellulose films from Futamura to package its confectionery product Ӧcoologisch Herz Lolli. NatureFlex™, and its big sister brand Cellophane™, have long been used for confectionery packaging due to their excellent technical performance for this market application. They have good barrier, outstanding optical clarity and unrivalled deadfold, a

HOBART a winner with its TLW

For its TWO LEVEL WASHER, the ware-washing technology manufacturer HOBART was recently awarded for the German Innovation Award 2021 in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Retail & Trade Solutions”. The German Design Council has been granting the award annually since 1953 for design, brand and innovation achievements that are of international significance.

Tetra Pak’s call for women to help drive transformational change

Tetra Pak identifies an opportunity for more women to join the F&B manufacturing industry, to help drive transformational change. A huge variety of roles is required to boost innovation in the F&B industry, ranging from mechanical and automation engineers to microbiologists and regulatory specialists. According to the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap report, women make up only

KHS machine processes can toppers made of cardboard

The packaging is user friendly, the material kind to the environment, the machine powerful: the KHS Group’s Innopack Kisters CNP (Carton Nature Packer) processes can toppers made of cardboard at a rate of up to 108,000 cans per hour. With the help of its recently developed CNP machine, the turnkey supplier is now establishing a

Interket invests for the future in Germany

Interket continues to establish itself in the German market, where its strong local presence has provided extensive knowledge of the market conditions and industry standards. Following our latest investment for variable print, Interket confirms its continuous dedication to the German market by investing in additional printing capacity from Grafotronic.  This specific machine is a 550 mm

PACCOR helps build a Plastic Museum

On May 8, 2021, the ‘Museo de los Plasticos’ in Madrid will open its doors. PACCOR, a leading global player inthe packaging industry, is one of the main sponsors of the project initiated by EsPlásticos. The museum, aspace made 100 % of plastics, pays tribute to the various creations in plastics and highlights their unknownuses

Strong on Corrosion, Gentle on Nature!

Bio-based coatings are rapidly gaining market share due to their effectiveness, lower cost and environmental profile. They are biodegradable and in most cases do not need removal before painting or welding, providing far more economical solution than traditional petroleum derived rust preventives that require expensive degreasers and hazardous disposal. The hazards in conventional anticorrosion coatings

Green is even greener with reVIVO

For a long time now, IPI has been a provider of environmentally responsible packaging. Today, IPI is raising the stakes with an even greener product, as it is among the first companies to employ bio-based polymers within the multilayer structure of its aseptic packages and caps. reVIVO is a next-level green packaging solution portfolio. In itself,

Long-term investment: KHS and Martens strengthen their partnership

 Brewery invests in a further Innopack Nature MultiPack machine Technology can process PET bottles or cans KHS’ sustainable packaging portfolio continues to grow KHS and Martens are continuing to pursue their mutual strategy of reducing packaging materials. Only last year the traditional Belgian brewery invested in an Innopack Nature MultiPack machine that forms PET

AMI’s leading Plastic Closure Innovations Conference goes virtual for 2021

Industry professionals and technical experts from around the world will come together once again for the annual Plastic Closure Innovations event organised by plastics industry consultants AMI. For the first time, this event will be held virtually from 1-3 June 2021. Plastic Closure Innovations is Europe’s leading international forum, dedicated to the plastic caps and closures industry, exploring new development opportunities,