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BOBST launches a new gravure printing press for flexible materials

BOB­ST an­nounces the launch the EX­PERT RS 6003, a new gen­er­a­tion gravure print­ing press, which will en­able gravure con­vert­ers to tack­le to­day’s mar­ket chal­lenges. “Tech­nol­o­gy di­rect­ed to bring­ing equip­ment and process per­for­mance al­ways a step for­ward to the mar­ket cur­rent and fu­ture re­quire­ments is al­ways on the move at BOB­ST” ...


Manual ink dispenser

Traceability for small-scale label printing operations

GSE has in­tro­duced a com­pact, man­u­al ink dis­penser for fast ac­cu­rate and ef­fi­cient colour prepa­ra­tion, help­ing small la­bel or pack­ag­ing print­ing en­ter­pris­es to re­duce ink-related costs, achieve con­sis­tent colour qual­i­ty and pro­vide trace­abil­i­ty of ink in the sup­ply chain. The Col­or­sat FCS (For­mu­la Check­weigh Sys­tem), fea­tur­ing GSE Ink man­ag­er soft­ware, ...


Achieve™ Advanced Polypropylene for high volume applications

ExxonMobil introduces new foamable Advanced Polypropylene

Exxon­Mo­bil has in­tro­duced new foam­able Achieve™ Ad­vanced PP6302E1, an eas­i­ly and af­ford­ably processed sus­tain­able so­lu­tion for high vol­ume ap­pli­ca­tions, in­clud­ing food and bev­er­age pack­ag­ing and in­dus­tri­al pack­ag­ing. This new high melt strength (HMS) grade im­proves prod­uct stiff­ness by up to 30 per­cent, com­pared to stan­dard HMS PP foam, for sig­nif­i­cant ...


Virtual Panel with Politico

FEFCO “unboxes” the future of sustainable Corrugated Cardboard

On 6th July 2020, FE­F­CO co-hosted a vir­tu­al pan­el with Politi­co “Un­wrap­ping the fu­ture of sus­tain­able pack­ag­ing?” was the theme of the de­bate which at­tract­ed an out­stand­ing num­ber of 2700 unique view­ers, demon­strat­ing that the sus­tain­abil­i­ty of pack­ag­ing is an is­sue of great in­ter­est. Among the event’s pan­el­lists were Jo­han­na ...


Reduction of PE-coated cartonboards

New barrier solution from AR Packaging helps Bel Group to eliminate plastics

In the quest to min­imise the use of plas­tics and yet pro­vide op­ti­mal prod­uct pro­tec­tion and per­for­mance, AR Pack­ag­ing has de­vel­oped Safeboard®, a plas­tic free pack­ag­ing, which is now used by Bel Group for its Boursin cheese range. As part of the process to re­duce its en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact, Bel Group ...


Solutions from a single source

Boucherie Borghi and ILLIG Bundle their Expertise as System Providers

The Bel­gian group Boucherie Borghi and IL­LIG are pleased to an­nounce a close part­ner­ship. The co­op­er­a­tion of both com­pa­nies will strength­en the man­u­fac­tur­ing and pack­ag­ing of prod­ucts in the fields of "Oral Care", "Med­ical Care" and "Per­son­al Care". The Boucherie Borghi Group of­fers nu­mer­ous so­lu­tions for the pro­duc­tion of tooth­brush­es, ...


Fady Gemayel becomes new FEFCO President

On 27 May 2020, Fady Gemayel, co-owner & Hon­orary Chair­man at “Gemayel Fr­eres S.A.L.”, a fam­i­ly owned cor­ru­gat­ed card­board com­pa­ny, was elect­ed FE­F­CO Pres­i­dent for a two-year term. He is suc­ceed­ing Dr. Jan Klin­gele (Man­ag­ing Part­ner, Klin­gele Pa­pier­w­erke) who has been in duty for four years and will now act ...


B2B marketplace for renewable packaging

Stora Enso launches marketplace platform Box Inc

Sto­ra Enso in­tro­duces Box Inc, a dig­i­tal B2B mar­ket­place for cor­ru­gat­ed pack­ag­ing made of re­new­able ma­te­ri­als. Box Inc is a new plat­form busi­ness de­signed to help com­pa­nies source pack­ag­ing eas­i­ly on­line, while en­abling sup­pli­ers to ac­cess new cus­tomers with­out hav­ing to cre­ate their own dig­i­tal pres­ence. “Box Inc dig­i­talis­es the ...


Virtualisation of the customer experience

Bobst is reducing its presence at industry tradeshows

Smart Fac­to­ries, Tech­nol­o­gy Lounges and Cus­tomer Ref­er­ence Sites are set as the pre­ferred en­gage­ment mod­el with clients: A new strat­e­gy to sup­port the Bob­st vi­sion to shape the fu­ture of the pack­ag­ing world, which re­flects val­ues and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the com­pa­ny. The num­ber of in­dus­try events and tradeshows has in­creased ...


Bio-based stretch films address increasing demand for renewable plastics

Dow and Doxa Plast join forces to deliver stretch films made with renewable resources

Dow and stretch film man­u­fac­tur­er Doxa Plast to­geth­er an­nounce the com­mer­cial­iza­tion of a fam­i­ly of bio-based high-performance stretch films aimed at ad­dress­ing the in­creas­ing de­mand for more sus­tain­able so­lu­tions that use al­ter­na­tive re­new­able feed­stocks help­ing to re­duce car­bon foot­print. Re­born, the new range of stretch films by Doxa Plast, in­te­grates ...


Combining innovation expertise

BOBST and CITO-SYSTEM announce strategic investment

Bob­st Group SA, Mex/Switzerland (“Bob­st Group” or “BOB­ST”) con­firms a strate­gic in­vest­ment in CITO-SYSTEM GmbH, Schwaig/Germany (“CITO-SYSTEM” or “Com­pa­ny”) that lever­ages the strengths of both com­pa­nies to dri­ve in­no­va­tion in tool­ing and in pack­ag­ing pro­duc­tion world­wide. On 8 April, 2020, BOB­ST ac­quired a ma­jor­i­ty par­tic­i­pa­tion of 51% in CITO-SYSTEM, while ...


Bag-in-Box®

Smurfit Kappa equips Fée Nature with a fully automatic filling machine

Smur­fit Kap­pa, an ex­pert in com­plete Bag-in-Box® pack­ag­ing so­lu­tions, has an­nounced its col­lab­o­ra­tion with Fée Na­ture, a young French com­pa­ny pro­duc­ing birch sap. Smur­fit Kap­pa will equip the start-up com­pa­ny with fill­ing and Bag-in-Box® tech­nolo­gies. To in­crease the pro­duc­tion ca­pac­i­ty and fol­low the growth, Fée Na­ture has in­vest­ed in a ...


Sunil Gupta follows Len Lauer as CEO

Unexpected Death of Memjet CEO Len Lauer

On April 13, Len Lauer, CEO of Mem­jet, passed away un­ex­pect­ed­ly at his home in La Jol­la, Cal­i­for­nia. He was 62 years old. Lauer was named the CEO of Mem­jet in 2010 and as­sumed the role of Chair­man in 2012. Lauer was born and raised in Spring­field, Mass­a­chu­setts, and re­ceived ...


7th drupa Global Trends Report

Global print industry faces economic and environmental challenges

The 7th dru­pa Glob­al Trends Re­port will be pub­lished in April 2020. The re­sults, from a sur­vey con­duct­ed be­fore the out­break of the coro­na virus and the post­pone­ment of dru­pa to April 2021, show a glob­al in­dus­try that re­mained pos­i­tive but re­flect­ed more chal­leng­ing glob­al eco­nom­ic con­di­tions. Pack­ag­ing and Func­tion­al ...


An insight into the Bobst industry vision

The backbone of packaging production

„The pack­ag­ing busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty is deal­ing with the un­prece­dent­ed Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) sit­u­a­tion with both ur­gency and a deep sense of care. It will come to an end. With many peo­ple work­ing from home, we want to pro­vide con­tent about the equip­ment, sys­tems and process­es that we were due to show­case ...


First full-featured HERMA 500 label applicator

Non-stop high speed

With mo­tor­ized winders and a loop unit, the new HER­MA 500 ap­plies up to 2,000 la­bels a minute, syn­chro­nized with the prod­uct speed. For con­tin­u­ous duty, the op­tion­al ac­tive cool­ing unit main­tains top per­for­mance with un­ri­valled pre­ci­sion and sta­bil­i­ty. HER­MA is set­ting the lat­est bench­mark for ap­pli­ca­tors as re­gards per­for­mance, ...


Supply Chain Risk Management

Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals the Weakest Links in the Supply Chain – The Supplier’s Supplier

For many firms, the outbreak of COVID-19 has meant staff working from home and more use of teleconferencing rather than face to face meetings. However, it’s a different situation for manufacturers because, despite investments in automation, reducing the need for staff on assembly lines, they still need to receive raw ...


Label for biodegradability

Clariant Masterbatches earn ‘OK’ certification for home and industrial composting

Clariant color and additive masterbatches made in five plants in Europe and Asia have been awarded OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL labels by the TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium NV testing company. The certification means that the masterbatch ingredients, including the polymer carrier, will not compromise the biodegradability of the ...


Efficient Use Of Resources

Corrugated: Circular by nature

FE­F­CO wel­comes the new Cir­cu­lar Econ­o­my Ac­tion Plan pub­lished by the Com­mis­sion on March 11. The cir­cu­lar econ­o­my is vi­tal for achiev­ing the Green Deal am­bi­tion for cli­mate neu­tral­i­ty, pre­serv­ing nat­ur­al re­sources and sup­port­ing the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the Eu­ro­pean econ­o­my. The sus­tain­able prod­uct pol­i­cy frame­work could be a real dri­ver ...


AR Packaging drives sustainable innovation and targets

Major shift to dry molded fibre packaging together with PulPac

AR Packaging informs to aim to be first on the market with commercially viable plastic free trays and cutlery for the food, on-the-go and food service sectors. The group looks to contribute to innovative process developments of fully fibre based solutions and therefore has joined the PulPac Technology Pool and ...

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