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Uflex, has launched first of its kind e-commerce website. Packaging Europe's Tim Sykes caught up with Anantshree Chaturvedi, who unveiled the innovation at FachPack today. more

O-I today unveils a technological leap forward that (almost literally) breaks the mould. Ahead of the launch, Tim Sykes met Vitaliano Torno (president) and Arnaud Aujouannet (chief sales and marketing officer) to put the innovation in context. more

Elsebeth Baungaard, product and concept manager, Tetra Pak, discusses ice cream market drivers behind the development of the new Extrusion Wheel, which produces stick ice cream products with chunky additions at highest capacity on the market. 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

Products today are developed, manufactured and introduced to the market faster than ever before. more

EFI Connect, a major user group conference organised by Electronics For Imaging, Inc, this year ran from January 23rd to 26th , 2018 in Las Vegas and provided attendees with the latest training and technology details. more

Elisabeth Skoda finds out how the possibilities for 3D printing have expanded in the packaging industry in recent years beyond prototyping towards final products from professor Neil Hopkinson, director of 3D printing at Xaar more

Ravenwood Packaging will exhibit the VXR®, as well as linerless applicators from the Nobac 500 machine range including the 500R ready meal linerless sleever at this year’s Foodex. more

Our new star commentator Richard Askam (digital print guru, speaker, writer and broadcaster) will be writing a regular, exclusive column for Packaging Europe magazine from our next edition, which hits the desks in January 2018. more

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This week, more than 350 exhibitors representing 1,500 brands will descend on the NEC, Birmingham for the biggest PPMA Show in 12 years. more

Xaar, a leader in industrial inkjet technology, has announced its unique new High Laydown Technology, now available for printing a range of textured effects on labels, folding cartons and products. more

Smurfit Kappa, a world leader in complete Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions, announced delivery of its 150th automatic web filling line for the liquid and semi-liquid industry. more

With 1749 exhibitors and 80 participating countries and an exhibition space of 150,000 m² over five halls, drinktec is a major international event. The show opened on Monday showcasing an eclectic mix of innovations. more

This week at drinktec 2017 Sidel is showcasing a next generation packaging solution utilising revolutionary DataLase inline digital printing technology. more

Plastimagen, one of the most important plastics trade fairs in Mexico and all Latin America, will be held in Mexico City from 7 to 10 November 2017. Arburg will be presenting its current high-end plastic technology on stand 730. more

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH in Schwaig near Nuremberg will use Fakuma 2017 to present a cross-section of its current portfolio of injection moulding machines. more

Robatech presents larger model in the Concept Stream series: The newly developed Model M complements the existing Concept Stream series with higher melting performance. more

Hayssen Flexible Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller company, has announced the release of its VERUS intermittent vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machine. more

At the drinktec 2017, Schubert will be presenting the Innopack-TLM block packaging system which was developed with the company’s collaboration partner KHS. more

tna will present its ground-breaking, ultra-high speed case packer for flexible bags - the tna ropac® 5 - at this year’s Pack Expo in Las Vegas. more

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