In an all-time record year for FDA approvals (48 so far in 2018), Pharmapack Europe reports that innovation is also accelerating across the drug delivery and packaging industries. more

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, offers a first look at Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2019 and discusses why it is a must-attend for all packaging professionals. more

A new exhibition hall, an optimised layout, more exhibition space and registrations from all market leaders – these are the positive auguries for IFFA 2019. more

Xeikon Café has announced the 2019 schedule for its Xeikon Café Exhibition & Conference events worldwide. more

There is a great deal of interest in graphene nanotubes in packaging, where the strength and anti-conductive properties of coatings offer potential downgauging and anti-static applications more

Plastics resource and recycling charity, RECOUP, hosted 400 attendees at their annual Plastics Recycling Conference this year. Discussions covered the whole of the plastics resource and recycling value chain, as did the delegates in attendance. more

Following the success of this year’s inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, the organisers have announced the expansion of the awards to a total of eight categories for 2019. more

Robatech presents live demonstrations, innovations and optimisations for adhesive applications at Brau Beviale 2018. more

New legislation, changing regulations and shifting consumer appetite are all factors contributing to major upheaval in the global foam industry. more

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association’s (BAMA) 10th annual Forum and Awards Dinner will be held on the 17th and 18th October at the prestigious Oulton Hall Hotel, Leeds. more

David Katz, a keynote speaker at the upcoming marcus evans EuroPack Summit 2018, discusses how Plastic Bank, a global network of micro recycling markets, can help people out of poverty, and what role product packaging can play. more

Record numbers of suppliers have been quick to sign up for Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018, which returns to London Olympia on 12-13 September. more

This year’s annual EUROSAC Congress “Paper sacks – the natural commitment” was held in Malta from 24 to 25 May 2018. more

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018 return to London Olympia on 12-13 September. More than 150 names are already on board for 2018, with early indications that 45 percent of the showfloor will be launching new products. more

UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, hosted an open house celebrating the opening of its extended R&D facility in Messia, France, on June 21st. more

Armin Wittmann, exhibition group director at Messe München, gives Libby White an overview of automatica 2018, on the backdrop of the increasingly high expectations and efficiency margins of automation and robotic requirements. more

The scheduled break in the BrauBeviale cycle is over and preparations for the next three-year programme, specifically the first event in Nuremberg on 13 to 15 November 2018, are in full swing. more

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London, which returns to London Olympia on 12 & 13 September 2018, has unveiled a brand new partnership for 2018 with ADF. more

“Optimize your Production”, that’s the slogan of the 2018 automatica. The trade fair shows examples of how to improve production processes with the help of automated processes. more

The aesthetic appeal of Multi-Color Corporation North America Wines & Spirits’ Sidewinder Spirits label helped it achieve the accolade of Best in Show at the 2018 FINAT Label Competition. more

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