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Self adhesive tape delivers promotional impact for kettle foods

RE:CLOSE™ from Essentra Tapes is enabling Kettle Foods Ltd to promote its new KETTLE® & More range to consumers whilst also providing user-friendly pack reclosability to maintain freshness and support portion control. The 8-colour printed RE:CLOSE™ Tape can be seen on Lightly Salted KETTLE® Chips packs throughout retail outlets in the UK. By working with Essentra’s Design Studio the tape ...

Can design for attracting younger demographic

Italian craft brewer Baladin – founded by Italian craft brewer Teo Musso in Piozzo, Italy, in 1986 – takes Crown’s Accents™ variable printing technology to connect with younger demographic. Originally launched in metal packaging in 2015, the cans were produced in six different designs, to support a collector’s item feel to the brand POP (short for popular beer). Musso’s latest ...

Relaunch for 100 years SACMI

The new www.sacmi.it website is live since 26th July 2019. Available in four languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French), the website introduces visitors to the vast SACMI world. The layout of the extensive new website is designed to showcase everything the SACMI Group has to offer Ceramics, Plastics, Food&Beverage, Metals, Packaging and Advanced Materials: industries in which SACMI plays a pivotal ...

New line concept for single-origin packaging solutions

According to a press release Brückner Maschinenbau is working on a means to make films with the highest possible recycling capabilities producible on film stretching lines. The focus is on mono-material film with superior mechanical and optical properties, which will be able to substitute previous multi-layer films made from different materials. These are ideal for the use in new, single-origin ...

Avery Dennison shortlisted for Global Environmental and Sustainability Award 2019

One of three finalists, Avery Dennison is the first pressure sensitive label material supplier to introduce liner made from recycled PET, available commercially in Europe. The liner, which uses 30% PET post-consumer waste, meets technical qualifications while maintaining quality and performance for label design, printing, and application. Life cycle analysis of the recycled PET liner shows that use of one ...

ANDRITZ receives a major order for an extensive rebuild from Stora Enso in Finland

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Stora Enso to supply production technologies and key process equipment for rebuild of the fiberline and drying machine as well as for modernization of the stock preparation system at its Oulu Mill, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020. The order is part of Stora Ensoʼs project to ...

Sustainable packaging solutions in thermoforming

More than 300 visitors came to the two-day open house hosted by the machine and tool manufacturer Illig in May. Now in its 18th event, the open house set a new record and reflects the widespread interest in thermoforming know how from the technology leader. With the motto "Circular Thinking!", Illig showcased its innovative and sustainable thermoforming solutions for the ...

New Guhl packaging helps Kao reach sustainability goals

Sustainability is the most important topic in the plastics industry. Brand owners and plastic packaging manufacturers are eager to reduce the environmental footprint of plastic packaging. Kao has great ambitions in this area. The Japanese personal care manufacturer is introducing rPET bottles for its renowned hair care brand Guhl. These are manufactured by Weener Plastics. Kao, which has a strong ...

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 ...