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Informations from the Packaging Industry

New Business Unit for Consolidation

SACMI RigidPackagingTechnologies B.U. established

In Jan­u­ary 2021 the SAC­MI Rigid­Pack­ag­ingTech­nolo­gies Busi­ness Unit brought all SAC­MI so­lu­tions con­cern­ing rigid pack­ag­ing un­der one roof to en­hance the com­pa­ny’s nu­mer­ous mar­ket-leading tech­no­log­i­cal plus-points and keep pace with the in­dus­try’s ac­cel­er­at­ing fo­cus on sus­tain­abil­i­ty, ver­sa­til­i­ty and per­for­mance. “SAC­MI has al­ways stood out” high­lights the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of the ...


Eleni Despotou to follow Angelika Christ

FEFCO welcomes new Secretary General

FE­F­CO an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Eleni Despo­tou as the new Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al by the Board of Di­rec­tors. Eleni will start her po­si­tion on 1st Feb­ru­ary 2021. An­ge­li­ka Christ, FE­F­CO Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al since 2007, will re­tire. Eleni has an in-depth knowl­edge of the Eu­ro­pean Union In­sti­tu­tions and In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tions with a ...


Brückner’s solutions for new and used equipment

BOPP and BOPE Inline Coating: Perfect barrier, improved recyclability

Dri­ven by the dis­cus­sions about re­cy­cling tar­gets for plas­tic pack­ag­ing, mono-material pack­ag­ing struc­tures are re­ceiv­ing more and more in­ter­est: for ex­am­ple, bi­ax­i­al­ly ori­ent­ed polypropy­lene (BOPP) or poly­eth­yl­ene (BOPE) films. Rea­sons for this are a bet­ter sorta­bil­i­ty of the pack­ag­ing and an im­proved qual­i­ty of re­cy­cling ma­te­ri­als. With mono-material struc­tures the ...


Nuova Erreplast chooses BOBST as new flexo technology partner

Long-established Nuo­va Er­re­plast has in­stalled a 10-color BOB­ST EX­PERT CI flexo press as the Ital­ian flex­i­ble pack­ag­ing spe­cial­ist looks to ex­pand pro­duc­tion ca­pac­i­ty and in­crease pro­duc­tiv­i­ty. This is a new part­ner­ship that reaf­firms the mar­ket’s trust in BOB­ST as an in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­o­gy pi­o­neer. The flex­i­ble pack­ag­ing mar­ket is a ...


Healthcare sector acquisition

AR Packaging acquires Kroha GmbH

The growth of AR Pack­ag­ing con­tin­ues with the ac­qui­si­tion of Ger­man based Kro­ha GmbH, a spe­cial­ist in fold­ing car­ton pack­ag­ing for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals. This strate­gic move fur­ther strength­ens the Group’s lead­ing po­si­tion and ca­pa­bil­i­ties to ser­vice both mid-sized and large cus­tomers in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try. AR Pack­ag­ing’s strate­gic di­rec­tion for growth ...


CCL Industries Inc. announced plans for a strategic new capacity investment

Investment of approx. € 23 million in new EcoFloat™ extrusion line at Innovia Films in Poland

CCL In­dus­tries Inc. (“CCL”) an­nounces plans for a strate­gic new ca­pac­i­ty in­vest­ment at their In­novia Films ex­tru­sion site in Plock, Poland. A new six-metre mul­ti-layer co-extrusion line will be in­stalled to pro­duce EcoFloat™ shrink sleeve ma­te­r­i­al. This hy­brid poly­olefin film fa­cil­i­tates easy sep­a­ra­tion of la­bels from PET bot­tles and oth­er ...


Strengthen compatibility of lines and glass containers

O-I Glass and Krones AG sign Collaboration Agreement

O-I Glass, Inc. and Ger­many’s Kro­nes AG signed a strate­gic col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ment that aims to el­e­vate glass by in­no­vat­ing to­geth­er and to joint­ly cre­ate so­lu­tions for the grow­ing glass mar­ket. “For O-I, glass is the pre­ferred pack­ag­ing so­lu­tion in a world that in­creas­ing­ly val­ues health, pre­mi­um prod­ucts and the en­vi­ron­ment. ...


Compact and fast

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 ...

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