August 8, 2022

Processing and Packaging

We care for tomorrow: Optima’s climate strategy

OPTIMA will complement the existing sustainability strategy “We care for tomorrow” with a holistic environmental and climate strategy. For this, the company will be awarded the label “CO2-neutral company” of the Climate Protection Foundation Baden-Wuerttemberg by Dr. Patrick Rapp, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism in Baden-Wuerttemberg, during the presentation on

Mills in Norway to produce portion packs for margarine

Mills in Fredrikstad is a long lasting customer of IMA Hassia. The first machine for thermoformed portion packs was installed in 1987. In February a FFS machine ‘P300’ to produce PP portion cups of margarine for professionals has been delivered and is in production since a few weeks. The market for portion packs continues to

Ishida commits to carbon neutral exhibition stands

Packing line specialist Ishida Europe has committed to a partnership that will allow it to use carbon neutral exhibition stands, in a drive to reduce the carbon footprint of its trade show activity. The company is working with German live communication specialist “mac. brand spaces” in the design and building of stands that focus on

Frimesa and SIG’s unique combistyle packaging at APAS 2022

Frimesa and SIG announce the launch of the first combistyle carton packaging in the Americas during the APAS Show 2022, the largest food and beverage trade fair in the Americas. The event which started on 16th of this month will conclude today at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, SP. SIG’s unique combistyle carton

‘Contract Pack & Fulfilment’, a must see segment of Packaging Innovation Show

The BCMPA – The Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics is welcoming visitors to this year’s Contract Pack & Fulfilment show, which features as an integral part of the UK’s leading packaging event – Packaging Innovations & Empack held at the NEC, Birmingham on 25th & 26th May. Centred round the BCMPA hospitality

Dedicated production line for sustainable, floatable shrink sleeve film opened in Poland

Innovia Films (Innovia), a major producer of highly differentiated speciality films announce the opening of a new 6.2 metre multi-layer co-extrusion line at its site in Płock, Poland. The state-of-the-art line will be dedicated to manufacture low-density polyolefin shrink film for shrink sleeve labels and tamper evident applications. The film forms the basis to produce

SAPPI Europe: “Packvertising” as an effective marketing strategy

How packaging becomes an advertising medium on the sales shelf? Packaging not only protects the product, it is also a powerful marketing andadvertising tool that influences customers’ purchasing decisions. In the upcomingepisode of Sappi’s Blue Couch series, viewers will find out what is meant by“packvertising” and how brand manufacturers can best showcase their products atthe

Optima: Closer to customers, growing with demand

OPTIMA pharma is expanding its service presence in the USA by opening a service hub in North Carolina. The Optima Group’s Pharma business unit is massively expanding its service presence in the USA. The number of service personnel in the U.S. will triple between 2019 and the end of 2022. Mid-2022, Optima will be opening

Leybold expands service capacity for SCREWLINE dry screw pump range in the UK

Leybold UK, the leading vacuum technology specialist, opened its newly extended service facility in Chessington, Surrey, offering a comprehensive in-house service for the SCREWLINE dry screw pump range, along with the capability for the larger portfolio of dry pumps. This expansion means customers will no longer need to ship pumps overseas for service and maintenance,

Step by Step to Digital Food Safety

The food industry is facing a digital transformation. Going forward, it will be necessary to digitize processes and procedures for food safety in such a way that they can be audited and monitored online. Ian Scott-Mance, Technology Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection describes the processes that food manufacturers should go through to reach that point.

GEA to showcase its digitalization, sustainability and application excellence at IFFA

GEA to occupy Hall 8 Booth G20 at IFFA At IFFA 2022, GEA, a global player in the food industry, will showcase its most recent food processing, freezing and packaging innovations, which bring important benefits in sustainability, digitalization, product quality and productivity. Outstanding application excellence in the fields of poultry, other meat and plant-based foods will also

UltraClean Process Line: GEA boosts safety of ESL production

GEA is expanding its valve portfolio with the GEA Aseptomag® LV leakage valve. The mixproof double-seat valve is designed for manufacturers of foods and beverages, as well as pharmaceutical products, who maintain high safety standards in their UltraClean process lines. Typical examples are products with an extended shelf life (ESL) such as soft drinks, fruit juices and milk-based and lactic acid

“GO sustainable!” with SEALPAC at IFFA 2022: powerful, flexible and efficient traysealers and thermoformers for resource-saving packaging concepts

As one of the first leading trade fairs, IFFA 2022, the world’s largest event for everythingto do with meat and alternative proteins, will open its doors again from May 14th to 19thin Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SEALPAC made optimal use of the break caused bythe Corona pandemic to further develop its traysealers and thermoformers, as