machinery & automation

16 Apr 2024
--- The UK government might further postpone the implementation of its long-delayed deposit return scheme (DRS). Although no official announcement has been made, reports suggest that the start date could be pushed to 2028,... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- Packaging trade show Empack in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, ended yesterday. Exhibitors presented their latest solutions, including filling machines, label technology, packaging solutions and automation processes. Among the... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- Swiss technology group Bühler is releasing a new automatic bagging solution — dubbed Chronos OMP-2090 B — in partnership with packaging equipment manufacturer Premier Tec. The bagging station is designed for... Read More
11 Apr 2024
--- Ranpak has announced the launch of its new Geami MV wrapping system, a compact powered packaging converter. The company says the solution delivers an optimal mix of productivity and simplicity, composed of top-performing... Read More
08 Apr 2024
--- Nature Works, a manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, and IMA Coffee have developed a compostable coffee pod solution compatible with Keurig brewers. The solution targeted at North... Read More
08 Apr 2024
--- The Global EPS Sustainability Alliance (GESA), an organization representing the expanded polystyrene (EPS) transport packaging industry, is launching a LinkedIn group discussion forum ahead of the fourth round of meetings of... Read More
05 Apr 2024
--- Empack 2024 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, is inviting visitors to explore the latest innovations for filling machines, label technology, materials and industrial packaging solutions. Between April 9–11, automation... Read More
05 Apr 2024
--- This week in industry news, PepsiCo rolled out paper multipack bags for its Snack A Jacks brand. Meanwhile, Avery Dennison swapped from PET30 to rPET30 (recycled PET) liners for pharmaceutical packaging and Refresco acquired... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- March began with the British government backing Ineos’ Project One ethane cracker in Belgium, despite heavy opposition from environmental and legal rights organizations. Meanwhile, the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read More
28 Mar 2024
--- Tomra’s Recycling business unit has unveiled a trio of “breakthrough” applications designed to separate food-grade plastics from non-food-grade counterparts for PET, PP and HDPE. The... Read More
25 Mar 2024
--- Anuga FoodTec took place in Cologne, Germany, last week (19-22 March), highlighting technology-enabled food quality improvements. The latest machinery enables optimized processing, slicing and aseptic filling, while food... Read More
22 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, DS Smith launched reusable paper-based grocery boxes to reduce retail plastic. Meanwhile, ProAmpac acquired UP Paper, and Flow Beverage refreshed its packaging with Tetra Pak carton.
22 Mar 2024
--- Krones subsidiary Milkron is presenting its new proprietary membrane filtration systems at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany. The membrane filtration systems are designed to cater to various applications, from traditional... Read More
21 Mar 2024
--- At the ongoing Anuga FoodTec 2024 in Cologne, Germany, Food Ingredients First speaks to Tatjana Krampitz, head of new food technology management at GEA, about the company’s innovative perfusion technology and how it... Read More
20 Mar 2024
--- Cama Group, known for its end-of-line secondary and tertiary packaging, is presenting its “Breakthrough Generation” technology, showcasing “highly agile multi-industry, multi-format packaging machine... Read More
19 Mar 2024
--- Manufacturing software provider Line View Solutions has “unlocked” £5.4 million (US$6.8 million) to develop increased capacity at Britvic’s factory in Rugby, UK, through line balancing optimization... Read More
19 Mar 2024
--- Under the banner “Go sustainable,” Sealpac is presenting contemporary solutions aimed at reducing material usage and energy consumption while maintaining high efficiency and performance at the ongoing trade event... Read More
18 Mar 2024
--- EU member states agreed to the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) last Friday, ending speculation that the preliminary agreement could be blocked or stalled by the European Commission (EC). Rumors surfaced... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Syntegon upgraded the features of its Elematic 3001 case packer with three levels of automation. Meanwhile, ProAmpac signed an agreement to acquire Gelpac and Mondi expanded its professional... Read More