machinery & automation

04 Dec 2023
--- Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (PCS) unveiled a digital cutting platform, the Kongsberg Ultimate, last week. The platform delivers “unprecedented” levels of productivity, precision and safety, aiming to... Read More
01 Dec 2023
--- The eighth edition of The Pipeline’s annual “Women Count” report reveals the packaging and containers sector holds 40% women in executive leadership roles. The report analyzes gender parity at the executive... Read More
29 Nov 2023
--- KHS is presenting its “cutting-edge” innovations at BrauBeviale as the beverage industry returns to Nuremberg, Germany, from November 28 to 30, after a four-year hiatus. The process engineering giant is... Read More
17 Nov 2023
--- The Quebec Beverage Container Recycling Association (QBCRA)/Consignaction — the local producer responsibility organization — has entered into a long-term agreement with the global reverse vending technology... Read More
15 Nov 2023
--- As one of Europe’s largest exporters of bottled water, the Italian mineral water industry is expected to grow over the next five years, boosted by Italians reportedly consuming more bottled water per capita than any... Read More
08 Nov 2023
--- The pallet and palletizing industries are undergoing continuous development to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging supply chains. The topic plays an increasingly important role at robot manufacturer Fanuc.... Read More
01 Nov 2023
--- As Canada strives to achieve its goal of zero plastic waste by 2030, the nation’s consumer-packaged goods (CPGs) industry is undergoing a transformative shift toward more sustainable packaging solutions.
01 Nov 2023
--- Creating new packaging formats for dairy solutions remains vital for shifting market demands. We speak to SIG and ProAmpac about the latest trends for dairy packaging, led by environmentally conscious materials, on-the-go... Read More
31 Oct 2023
--- Re Sustainability, Asia’s largest integrated waste management company, and PolyCycl, a chemical recycler of post-consumer plastics, are developing a network of feedstock facilities in India for chemical recycling. The... Read More
19 Oct 2023
--- Amazon has converted automated machinery at its Ohio, US facility to create 100% paper-based e-commerce packaging. According to the corporation, the transition eliminates the need for plastic lining without compromising on... Read More
18 Oct 2023
--- At the Global Plastics Summit — coined the “unofficial next round of negotiations on the UN Plastics Treaty INC-2.5” — experts called for Global South and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to lead... Read More
10 Oct 2023
--- Immersive storytelling through luxury packaging design is a strong emerging theme in the industry, according to Vladimir Tyulpin, Avery Dennison’s market segment leader for Premium Packaging Solutions. “Packaging... Read More
09 Oct 2023
--- Researchers have developed a technology to detect microplastics (MPs), which can cause human and genetic toxicity through environmental pollution and the food chain. The scientists say that their machine learning (ML)-based... Read More
06 Oct 2023
--- This week in industry news, Graphic Packaging Holding Company has closed its recycled paperboard machine in the US. Meanwhile, Arnold Bread released a 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) bread bag, and Tremco Construction... Read More
05 Oct 2023
--- The Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 (HG2.0) is gearing up to enter the final phase of R&D trials to validate the technology at the highest technical readiness level (TRL9) in an operational environment.
27 Sep 2023
--- PulPac has unveiled the “world's first injection molding machine for fiber-based products” dubbed PulPac Scala. The machine platform combines injection molding with PulPac’s Mill-to-Web fiber unit to... Read More
20 Sep 2023
--- Consumers with and without meat-restricted diets are increasingly purchasing plant-based foods. This growth demands that packaging solutions for plant-based alternatives advance alongside it and appeal to the typically... Read More
15 Sep 2023
--- This week in industry news, Berry Global began evaluating alternatives for its Health, Hygiene and Specialties segment (HH&S) to maximize shareholder value. Meanwhile, DRT Holdings acquired Custom Machining Corporation,... Read More
14 Sep 2023
--- Sidel is introducing the EvoBlow XL machine, reportedly “the largest blower” for PET bottles of sizes up to 10 L. The machine is suitable for water, edible oil and food markets. “As the demand for rPET... Read More
14 Sep 2023
--- Mondi has partnered with Robopac, a manufacturer of pallet-wrapping machinery, to offer a paper-wrapping solution for pallet storage and transportation called the Advantage StretchWrap. The Advantage StretchWrap is made from... Read More