Automation & Software

Victoria Hattersley looks at two of the leaders in smart track technologies to find out how they are enabling FMCG producers to improve flexibility, cut costs and handle the ever-increasing amounts of production data that needs to be processed. Read more

Minebea Intec, a leading manufacturer of weighing and inspection technology, discusses what the True Measure means for them, and its broad portfolio and latest solutions at FachPack 2019. Read more

Cristiano Wuerzius, CEO of PackIOT talks efficiency in manufacturing. Read more

Robatech introduces the Robatech Control System with “Easy and Smart Control”, a new integrated all-in-one platform Read more

In this video, we talk to Alastair Taylor of Systech, who tells us about the importance of active intelligent packaging to a truly secure supply chain. Read more

ACG Group has introduced a portfolio of next-generation production, packaging and inspection machinery Read more

Esko has unveiled a host of new updates for its integrated software platform, hoping to bring operational efficiency improvements to the packaging value chain. Read more

GN Thermoforming introduces its new high-speed GN580 thermoformer at K 2019, featuring high levels of automation, remote operation, energy recovery system and integrated diagnostics, in a reduced overall footprint Read more

Brückner Group presents its vision for of circularity and digitisation and pushing the technological limits of plastic packaging at K 2019 Read more

As consumers increasingly demand products and services tailored to their individual needs, it’s clear that the personalisation trend isn’t going away and brand owners need to respond to this. Read more

At Labelexpo, we speak to Piet Saegeman, content strategist at CHILI Publish, and find out about the company's flagship software, CHILI Publisher and how it facilitates the creation of omnichannel material for various markets. Read more


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New formats and a growing number of SKUs are pushing the boundaries of production scalability in the wine and spirits industries. Read more

There is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable. But, according to Stuart Gannon, Delta Global’s Commercial Director, digitalized data is set to to transform the industry in a big way. Read more

Companies need to do more to embrace rapidly-advancing technology and not be left behind by the “robot revolution”, according to Robert Lockyer, who owns luxury packaging provider Delta Global. Read more

With the GaBi Packaging Calculator, thinkstep offers a software tool that can help companies to design sustainable packaging. Read more

ILLIG Maschinenbau showcased several technological world premieres and numerous sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019 in Düsseldorf. 'Circular Thinking by ILLIG – The safe choice!' was the motto of its trade fair presentation. Read more

According to National Geographic, only around nine per cent of all the plastic ever made is likely to be recycled. Read more

Avery Dennison officially opened its expanded production facility at the Rodange plant in Luxembourg, completing a $65 million project to strengthen its European manufacturing footprint. Read more

DOMO, Covestro and Circularise have announced a new collaborative project for circularity in the plastics industry through the use of blockchain technology. Read more

ILAPAK has launched the Vegatronic 6400 – a new continuous motion bagger that offers hygiene and maximum uptime when packaging frozen meat products such as nuggets, burgers, chicken pieces and sausages. Read more

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