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Illig expands to Romania

ILLIG celebrated the official groundbreaking ceremony together with official representatives of the Romanian municipalities Sibiu and Șura Mică for the building of ILLIG Maschinenbau S.R.L. on April 4th. The facilities will also include office space and bring 50 jobs to the community. In the industrial park in Șura Mică, 8 kilometers northwest of the county capital city of Sibiu, a ...

First appearance at the ProFood Tech 2019 shows positive results

From dairy products, baked goods and confectionery to pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and technical articles, more and more international corporations, medium-sized companies and small manufacturers are opting for flexible automation solutions from Schubert – not only in Europe but also in North America. With this in mind, Schubert North America presented its portfolio for the first time at the ProFood Tech in ...

Opening of first corvaglia plant in U.S.

The Switzerland-based corvaglia group announced the completion of their first manufacturing facility in the United States, Newnan, Georgia. In celebration of this milestone, a ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for April 5th. The international company manufactures 100% recyclable plastic caps and closures for the food and beverage industry worldwide. The new U.S. facility will complement corvaglia’s existing operations in Eschlikon, ...

More than €60 mio Capacity Expansion in Gironcourt

Owens-Illinois, Inc. is announcing a major investment to expand capacity at its Gironcourt, France, glass plant. The commitment of more than €60 mio represents the single largest investment by O-I in Europe in the last 20 years and is supported by long-term customer agreements. As part of the plan, a new furnace will be added in 2020, bringing the total ...

Bag in box for premium wines

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop are official partners of the International Wine in Box Competition once again this year. Smurfit Kappa has had a strategic partnership with this wine contest since it began five years ago. It has become a benchmark for consumers from all over the world, bringing together over 100 producers from different countries. The competition showcases the leading ...

AquaCode – ink system for Paper & Board printers

Introducing AquaCode, a full technology range that embodies the very heart of Flint Group Paper & Board – an ink system that goes beyond conventional chemistries to deliver 21st century print quality while providing industry-leading environmental stewardship opportunities. Mr. Kim Melander, VP & GM EMEA and Global Strategy for Paper & Board, comments, “With AquaCode, we present a global water-based ...

Global foil rollers re-elect President

Göksal Güngör has been re-elected as President of the Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) for a second term. Mr Güngor also serves as General Manager of Assan Alüminyum in Turkey and, before his election in 2018, had served on the board of the organisation as a Vice-President. At the same time Olaf Müller of Hydro (Europe), Patrick Lawlor of ...

Exclusive EASTMAN copolyester distributor

Effective 1st March 2019, Albis Plastic will exclusively distribute EASTMAN CHEMICAL’S full Copolyester product portfolio in France and Poland. Albis Plastic has also a close co-operation with EASTMAN in many other European countries including Germany, UK and Scandinavia for more than 20 years. “EASTMAN‘s exciting product range is fully compatible and complementary to the Albis portfolio and fits perfectly with ...

Oxy-Guard product protects infusion bags

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, with its Healthcare Packaging business unit, is featuring a new line of oxygen-absorber packets for liquid infusion market. The new Oxy-Guard oxygen-absorber packets for infusion bags were developed jointly by Clariant Healthcare Packaging and Nanjing Tianhua Tech Co, Ltd. These iron-based absorbers can help prevent degradation and color changes caused by oxygen in ...

SACMI partners up with US Craft Brewers

This year the task of hosting the now-traditional Craft Brewers Conference & Brewexpo America falls to the city of Denver. Following encouraging feedback from the 35th edition of the event - held last year in Nashville - SACMI has decided to take its integrated beer-making range to Denver too: a comprehensive range that spans from capsule production to labelling and ...

Ardagh Group manufactures shaped can with gold printing

An innovative metal can design was recently unveiled at the launch of luxury iced coffee brand Gaya Gold Coffee. The product is a blend of full bodied, premium coffee, crafted to deliver maximum flavor with the distinctive taste of intense caramel and creamy milk. Manufactured at Ardagh Group’s Deventer, Netherlands, plant for the Dutch brand owner Concept Drinks, the exquisitely-designed ...

Reduced glue consumption in the Paper Sack Production with Digital Pasting

Packaging specialist dy-pack has reduced its glue consumption in paper valve sack production by up to 30 percent with the digital glue application system from Windmöller & Hölscher. Digital Pasting is part of the AM 8115 DP and AM 8135 tubers as well as the AD 8330 and AD 8370 bottomers. The German packaging manufacturer dy-pack Verpackungen reduced its glue ...

Case study: beumer stretch hood to protect organic products

Davert GmbH specialises in organic foods and stands for the continuous further development of processing methods and careful monitoring of these products, from cultivation to packaging. And this is where BEUMER Group comes in. The finished, high quality organic products like rice, legumes and cereal products like sugar, dried fruit, nuts, oilseeds and sprouting seeds must be protected from dust ...

Esko and Scodix collaborating

Esko and Scodix announce a collaboration to include Scodix packaging enhancement applications within the Esko Studio suite including, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Embossed Foil™, Scodix Sense™ for UV embossing and Scodix Spot™ for varnish applications. Scodix presses bring digital enhancements to printed materials for both commercial print and folding carton in a post-print process including multiple premium quality applications on one ...