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In the middle of May, more than 400 guests from all over the world attended the Packaging Day hosted by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site. more

The digitisation of the industry, sustainability, logistic efficiency and the improvement of the experience of use of packaging have been the main concepts that marked the recent edition of Hispack. more

Stora Enso is launching its wood-based biocomposites, DuraSense™ by Stora Enso. This is another major step on the group’s journey to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. more

Specialist additive and masterbatch manufacturer Colour Tone has launched a new generation of competitively priced near-infrared (NIR) detectable masterbatches to satisfy brand owners ‘end of life’ recyclability concerns. more

A new cloud-based service from Linx Printing Technologies is ensuring that customers can always be connected to their Linx continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, maximising their performance and availability and freeing up time more

Two sustainable packaging innovations from Amcor that boost efficiency and improve consumer convenience have won 2018 Alufoil Trophies at the European Aluminium Foil Association awards. more

The Sidel EvoDECO solutions, available either as a modular, multi-technology or as dedicated-technology equipment, are designed for total flexibility and optimised for unmatched performance, to meet today’s demands within labelling. more

The new TFS407R by ULMA Packaging increases throughput by over 10 per cent and reduces film waste by almost half, the company claims. more

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Spreafico Automation is expanding its portfolio with a series of cartoning machines for the boxing of capsules, in order to offer its customers turnkey packaging solutions that can cover all the stages after the processing. more

BarrierTop X 35 is the latest high-barrier film from Schur Flexibles Flexofol GmbH. At 35µm thickness, BarrierTop X 35 is currently the thinnest film available on the market and provides material savings and high all-round performance. more

The LiquiForm Group, a division of Amcor, will showcase its breakthrough forming and filling manufacturing technology at the upcoming NPE2018 May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (Booth #S16078). more

Libby White asks three leading innovators in smart track technologies to break down the features and benefits of their solutions. more

The higher the product quality, the more important the quality control – and therefore the more expensive, if the packaging is destroyed and the product can no longer be sold. more

BUBL Packaging has announced the availability of BUBL Wrapping, which replaces several traditional packaging components to provide very strong protection for fragile, awkward or large products. more

The conference platforms at Anuga FoodTec probed at the deep questions of resource efficiency in a world of growing population and finite resources. Tim Sykes reports. more

Packaging specifications: for some technologists it’s an administrative bane; for others there's a systematic pleasure in outputting the perfect piece of documentation. Richard Beckett of Oriflame makes the case for the value of a good spec. more

The future of the packaging and logistics industries are being put on full display at a forthcoming event in Dortmund, Germany. more

Wipak has refined its downgauging technology to further improve its super thin and sustainable ‘SC Plus’ coextrusion film. more

Carpenters used to say "measure twice, cut once". An error in cutting is far more costly than in measuring. But what if you could start & finish cutting, complete assembly, test, adjust, and re-test, all in a matter of days and without risk? more

The Stäubli stand at ANUGA FoodTec was the scene of two product launches: the HE version of the six-axis TX2 series and an innovative standard cell incorporating the TP80 FAST Picker. more

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