technology, processing & automation

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16 Oct 2019
--- As part of its greenfield project, Nigerian co-packer StrongPack has equipped its facilities with a total of four Sidel lines. After two years of development, the company’s operations now comprise a can line, two... Read More
15 Oct 2019
--- Filling and packaging manufacturer KHS has published its sustainability report for 2017/2018, which focuses on saving company resources in its product and service concepts. Headquartered in Germany, the company’s... Read More
11 Oct 2019
--- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is widely used in our day-to-day lives, such as in credit cards and computer technology. Italy’s Guala Closures, a non-refillable closures producer specializing in... Read More
11 Oct 2019
--- This week in industry news, PepsiCo announced that the net proceeds from its US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key sustainability initiatives, including the fulfillment of a new target to reduce 35... Read More
09 Oct 2019
--- GEA has launched FoodTray, a solution that combines all the advantages of thermoforming technology, cardboard and film to create sustainable packaging. FoodTray helps reduce food waste and meets the demands for significantly... Read More
08 Oct 2019
--- Palsgaard has developed new anti-fog coating technology coined Einar 1122 for industrial packaging to keep food looking fresh and desirable for purchase at low temperatures. This initiative is a move to address food waste... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More
02 Oct 2019
--- Italian manufacturer of non-refillable and aluminum closures Guala Closures is set to launch its complete range of NěstGATE connected caps. By placing a smartphone close to a bottle equipped with the connected caps, the Near... Read More
27 Sep 2019
--- This week in industry news, UMP Biofuels collaborated with Dow to produce plastics made with renewable feedstock. Amcor has opened e-commerce laboratories to help optimize customer packaging, while Hi-Cone and TerraCycle... Read More
27 Sep 2019
--- Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison is featuring a range of recently launched sustainable solutions at its “A Sustainable World” exhibit at the ongoing Labelexpo Europe show in... Read More
23 Sep 2019
--- The Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) has officially adopted its declaration to ensure that ten million metric tons of recycled plastics are used in EU products by 2025. The CPA gathered public and private stakeholders... Read More
20 Sep 2019
--- Rapak, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a durable Bag-in-Box solution in response to an increase in the e-commerce demand of laundry detergents and other Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs). SÜDPACK Forest... Read More
13 Sep 2019
--- Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Veolia UK & Ireland, Richard Kirkman, says that Veolia is ready and able to invest in the supply of recycled plastics, once the manufacturing demand is there. Speaking to... Read More
09 Sep 2019
--- SIG – a leading systems and solutions provider for aseptic packaging – has conducted almost 3,000 interviews to better understand how consumers interact with QR codes. In Brazil and Europe, usage rates were... Read More
06 Sep 2019
--- Amcor is one of the founders of the newly established China E-commerce & Logistics Packaging Standard Alliance, an initiative by JD.com, China’s largest online retailer and its biggest Internet company by revenue.... Read More
04 Sep 2019
--- Chemical corporations BASF and Japan’s DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction... Read More
26 Aug 2019
--- Color and additive concentrates for plastics company Clariant’s new CESA-IR additive masterbatches make dark-colored plastics visible to the near-infrared (NIR) sensors used in automated polymer sorting systems. While... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Instances of exploding bottles and cans of beer are on the rise, reports the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The media has reported cases of severe injury due to a build-up of pressure in beer packaging,... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Big innovation comes in a small package with the release of Hazel Avocado. The quarter-sized sachet is designed to improve shelf-life and give suppliers more peace of mind when shipping produce. Since its launch, Hazel... Read More
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