Digital twins have been one of the major technology innovations in recent years. A digital twin is a virtual replica of a physical system, process or product. Read more

RKW has developed a stretchable shrink film which according to the company reduces energy consumption as it shrinks much faster than conventional films. It also cuts material requirements by more than ten per cent. Read more

At AIPIA’s 2018 annual congress one message became very clear: the smart packaging industry has taken major steps forward, and smart innovations have grown from an interesting novelty to a reliable tool that slots neatly into our connected world. Read more

Husky Injection Molding Systems hosted a one-day event at its EMEA headquarters in Dudelange, Luxembourg to officially unveil its digital, state-of-the-art Next Generation Operating Model (NGOM). Read more

Agr’s new Lightweight option for the Process Pilot® blowmoulder management system offers brand owners and bottle manufactures another tool to meet this complex and growing challenge. Read more

Fresh food internet sales are growing all over the world, in part as a result of newly available technologies, but also as a new digital generation of consumers enter the market. Read more

PragmatIC, a provider of low cost flexible electronics, has announced the first products in their ConnectIC family, the PR1101 and PR1102 flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs). Read more

Kiefel GmbH has presented its SpeedPacker - an optimized product packing module for the KMD Speedformer Series with the potential to increase productivity. Read more

Digital technology increases impulse heat sealing productivity with the new E-Type from Hacona Read more

At the forthcoming Pharmapack 2019, Romaco will show the Promatic PAK 130 semi-automatic case packer. This tertiary packaging solution is shipped ready for aggregating pharmaceutical packaging. Read more

Smurfit Kappa has launched a new high speed, triple head, automatic filling machine. The new machine is capable of filling up to 45 3L Bag-in-Box® containers per minute on its three state-of-the-art filling valves. Read more

With food and beverage manufacturers facing a new level of production challenges, SIG has developed Plant 360 Controller – a new digital monitoring and control solution to optimize every angle of filling plant operations. Read more

Many food manufacturers consider digitisation will have a huge role to play in the future of the food sector – but the majority still see a number of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to maximise the opportunity. Read more

On the occasion of the official completion of the first phase of the PROVIDES project, Bernard de Galembert, CEPI’s innovation director, tells Packaging Europe about the progress of CEPI’s 2050 roadmap. Read more

PAPERplus® Grass, Storopack’s new type of paper, increases the focus on sustainability. The paper consists of 50 percent grass, which is a renewable raw material and requires less water and energy during production than conventional varieties. Read more

Durst, a manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, has launched the Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press that will bring affordable digital production to increasing numbers of converters. Read more


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Kiefel introduces the latest developments on its Thermorunner KTR 5.1 Speed cup forming machine. Suited to both mass production and in niche products; intelligent technology combines forming quality with high production speeds. Read more

Pascal Laborde introduces Tecma Aries' ultra-flexible Industry 4.0 end of line capabilities, including a new case packing solution powered by Rockwell Automation's iTRAK® Read more

Libby White spoke to Pablo Cartagena, Business Development Manager, Cadel Deinking, about the value and potential of deinking technology. ‘Deinking’ is a water-based technology that converts printed scrap, flexible or rigid, into new valuable pellets Read more

An expanded polypropylene (EPP) tote offers outstanding insulation helping to reduce food wastage, they are easy and comfortable to handle, and their lightweight reduces carbon emissions and transportation costs. Read more

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