Intraplás has hired Consoveyo to develop an automatic storage system for a warehouse in Portugal.
Palcut, which works with Kellogg’s, Mondelēz and Arla Foods cutting custom-sized paper from rolls for palletization, has launched a Point-of-Sale (POS) concept; the Antim intermediate sheet.
Berry Plastics Group has announced it will close a consumer packaging manufacturing site in Dunkirk, New York, axing 50 jobs.
Ardagh Group has invested €2.4m in a warehouse at its Deventer production facility in the Netherlands.
Pro Mach has acquired Stork-Texwrap to expand its secondary packaging product line.
Thiele Technologies, a division of Barry‐Wehmiller Companies, has acquired select products from Pitney Bowes (formerly Pitney Bowes Direct Mail Solutions and Sure‐Feed Engineering) in the US.
Bosch will launch its Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) flexible packaging system for biscuits and crackers for the first time at IBA.
Dispatches from Hispack 2015
The world is becoming smaller and competition is increasing, according to Reisopack which counts Coca-Cola, Bimbo, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Kellogg's among its customers.
TRM Packaging operational team flies to Bobst training facility in Switzerland
TRM Packaging, which manufactures and prints retail ready packaging, has added the next phase of automation as part of an £8m investment to increase plant capacity output by a third.
The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has recorded a production of 66.3 million of EPAL euro pallets in 2014 with 3% growth compared to 2013.
SICK sensor intelligence has partnered with PepsiCo on a fully automated loading system at Broek op Langedijk in the Netherlands.
dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris
Leygatech is collaborating with Dow Chemical on a flexible stand-up pouch to replace rigid packaging up to 20 litres.
DS Smith, Plastics Division has launched a fold-flat plastics container which it claims has performance, weight, folding/unfolding time, space, reusability and recyclability benefits.
AMI Plastics (Applied Market Information) has published the 10th edition of its Directory of Polyethylene Film Extruders in Europe, including 100 additional production sites, which it claims is a sign the industry is recovering from the financial crisis.
The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has introduced a 800 x 600 mm half pallet with three skid boards which it claims is more robust and longer lasting than the current “Düsseldorfer” one on the market.
Amcor wants to simplify its packaging supply chain for customers and streamline its flexibles business by introducing five platforms; N-Gage; AmFlow; AmPET; AmLock and VisualCan.
European Committee for Standardization EN12195
Smurfit Kappa has partnered with ESTL supply chain engineers to bring its packaging, transport, security and logistics under one roof, in accordance with the European Committee for Standardization regulation EN12195, and Nestlé is one of the first companies...
Svenska Retursystem and Full Belly Farm have received Excellence in Reusable Packaging Awards from the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA).
The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has opened the doors to a training centre in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Packaging created by Pepsico, HB Fuller, Clear Lam, and other companies has taken top honors in the 2014 AmeriStar awards—now, onto the WorldStar competition.
The launch of a high speed handle applicator – which can deal with up to 600 bottles per minute – is in response to customer demand for faster machines, according to Roberts PolyPro.
Pouches prevail in 2014 DuPont Packaging Awards
The annual DuPont Packaging Awards recognizes ingenuity in container designs and packaging products for food and other markets. Here are some of the top food and beverage winners in this year's awards, many of which feature flexible pouches.
Clear Lam has launched Prima Pak, a packaging product combining the lightweight properties of flexible with the stackability and shelf appeal of rigid.
Pregis is challenging students to create the perfect protective package—one that can guard a delicate egg during a 30-foot drop—and prove their packaging prowess.
‘When the symptoms of chiselling show up in the packaging part of a business, it is more common than not to see the company in question has made a culture out of chiselling – the act of chasing the lowest price possible - and the impact is far-reaching.
Dispatches from SITEVI
Smurfit Kappa’s packing system to stop food workers’ back problems won a trophy at Europack Euromanut CFIA’s first packaging awards.
Sirane has opened offices and warehousing to strengthen their presence in the Southern African region.
Buckhorn has launched a collapsible 60-gallon plastic recyclable drum for the food, powder and liquid handling markets.
ITW Muller is extending a savings program to food manufacturers and packaging partners looking to conserve costs on stretch-wrapping products.
Suncup Juice, a frozen juice producer in Newark, NJ, reportedly has reduced warehouse labor, improved inventory and fulfillment accuracy, and cut product damage in its deep-freeze warehouse with an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).
Brillopak has extended its range of in-line over conveyor pallet dispensers with the introduction of an all-electric model.
dispatches from Emballage 2012
Cermex has introduced a robot palletizer which it claims offers fluidity, efficiency at the operator level and security in the cell.
Dispatches from Emballage 2012
Manufacturers can slash outer case packaging by as much as 25% thanks to a novel box design from DS Smith Packaging that boosts stacking strength and stability in transit.
Meat processor fined after wind hurls worker from shipping crate
Vion Foods has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 (€18,900) for flouting health and safety regulations following an accident in which a worker was blown from the top of a shipping container in high winds.
Henkel claims safer and quicker flexible packaging laminating adhesive
Henkel said its new said its newly launched laminating adhesive for flexible packaging is safer and reduces processing time.
A new crisp packaging format can fit twice as much product per box, ideal for airlines where space is critical, claims the product’s manufacturer, Boxerchips.
Sun Capital eyes growth for newly acquired flexible packaging business
Sun Capital Partners is keen to grow its new UK business, the Britton Group, said the firm, following its recent acquisition of the flexible packaging company.
A food processing company has been ordered to pay ₤12,214 (€14,000) for flouting health and safety laws after a worker was injured by a forklift truck at its UK plant.
Aetna Group buys Prasmatic
Italian packaging equipment manufacturer Aetna Group has taken over domestic rival Prasmatic in a bid to boost its penetration of the food and dairy markets and combine expertise.
New LDPE resin boosts flexible packaging performance
Lightweighting, improved strength and cost savings are all benefits for flexible packaging produced with a new LDPE resin, said LyondellBasell as it launched the product in North America.
Eco-friendly packaging cuts paper and energy use
Cap-it packages are an environmentally-friendly and recyclable paperboard alternative to traditional Hi-cone and shrink wrap packaging, claims its maker Graphic Packaging International.
Wooden packing industry welcomes EC deadline extension
A leading wooden pallet and packaging industry body has welcomed a decision by the EC to give its members more time to meet new regulations to curb the possible spread of pests through its products.
Huhtamaki shuts rigid plastics site as part of operations review
Finnish packaging supplier, Huhtamaki, is scaling back its rigid plastic operations in North America with the closure of its production unit in Phoenix, Arizona.
'Green' shrink film showcased at Emballage
A 'green' shrink film for frozen food products, fruit and vegetables packaging can oxobiodegrade and performs equally as well as conventional films, claims Bollore.
Upgraded packaging equipment maximises uptime, says firm
The improved functionality of a packaging system following a customer led redesign improves machine uptime, reduces maintenance requirements and simplifies operations, claims Standard-Knapp.
Pallet trucks aimed at long-term corrosion fears
A new development in pallet trucks designed for transporting
products in extreme and corrosive food manufacturing environments
can offer processors an extended product lifecycle, according to
Plastic packager Autobar sold to US investment firm
UK-based Autobar Packaging, one of Europe's largest suppliers of
plastic packaging, hasbeen sold to US-based Sun Capital Partners.
RFID, robotics, barrier films and branding drive boom
Live at PackExpo
Here in this windy US city, about 45,000 people are attending one
of the world's biggest packaging equipment exhibitions, which
kicked off yesterday.
Tetra Pak to use stronger, thinner polymer pack
Tetra Pak has started the worldwide rollout of a stronger but
thinner polymer packaging for liquid products, promising companies
it will help them cut costs and meet recycling standards.
Machine sorts the packages from the pallets
A new machine automates the assembly and delivery of mixed pallet
loads, regardless of the size, shape, layer pattern or weight,
according to its Netherlands-based manufacturer.