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April 13, 2017 | And&Or S.A. at Chinaplas

And&Or counts with a wide range of bagging machines models, to adapt to all specific needs: bag sizes, line speeds and bottle shape. In exhibition one can see the flexible model that automatically make the bag from a roll of film.

DS Smith, a provider of corrugated and plastics packaging, supported by paper and recycling operations worldwide, is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of Parish Manufacturing Inc. Parish is a USA manufacturer and supplier of bag-in-box systems, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Parish's focus is in bag-in-box and custom packaging for different liquids for the food, beverage, water, food service, and chemical industries.

Visit Retal

During November, packaging company Retal successfully participated in the European exhibitions BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany and All4Pack in Paris, France. Retal presented full portfolio of preforms, closures, containers and PET films. Of particular interest for many visitors at the Retal stand were the new closures 1881 Xlight SF as well as containers for the dairy industry.

Flexible and individual packaging - Both medium-sized and large breweries are increasingly relying on flexible secondary packaging systems. The partnership between KHS and Gerhard Schubert GmbH is now generating some particularly individual and flexible packaging options. At BrauBeviale both companies will be exhibiting a blocked system for the first time which already has a taker; Brauerei Schützengarten AG is now to take delivery of the new combination of a KHS packer blocked with a Schubert erecting and closing module.

The patent-pending R-Pro dense-phase vacuum-conveying system developed by Conair to minimise pellet fracturing, “angel hair” and equipment wear caused by conventional dilute-phase conveying, will make its first appearance at a European tradeshow when K 2016 begins. Other innovations on display will include a new FLX-128 Plus conveying control, which now can be set up to operate the R-PRO system, a new Mobile Drying/Conveying (MDC) system with standard colour touchscreen control interface, and several examples of equipment from Conair’s auxiliaries.

In the packaging sector, film manufacturers are demanding lines which are becoming ever wider, ever faster and ever more efficient, with high production capacity and low energy consumption. On the other hand the trend in this sector is also increasingly towards special films with added value. Here, Brückner Maschinenbau will be presenting relevant developments. The key words here include, for example, multi-layer technology and simultaneous stretching of films.

September 05, 2016 | Excellent residual emptying

"Active Pouch" is based on the principles and functions of origami and uses its specific structure to increase stability and flexibility at the same time. The PET container produced using stretch-blow moulding has been designed for highly viscous contents. With its geometric design, it is possible to compress the container so that it can be completely emptied.

Renovations encourage design creativity and collaboration for OEMs- Expertise in total packaging solutions including strategic structural brand development through production mould engineering and manufacturing puts R&D/Leverage as a full service provider for consumer products OEMs. To enhance the Company’s services in upfront research, design and brand development for fortune 100 and 500 customers, R&D/Leverage announces the renovation and upgrading of its new design innovation studio.

Sabic’s multilayer and polymer blend technologies may help manufacturers to reduce transport losses, optimise protection of goods, and maximise pallet stability by increasing the holding force of collation shrink and stretch films used to protect food packaging, while also making those films stronger.

SMI's new APS palletisers for tertiary packaging, dry packaging, up to 100 packs/minute are designed and manufactured according to the new Ergon platform, where ergonomics and advanced machines integration are said to enable to offer cost saving bottling lines, ensuring the reduction of production costs, higher energy savings and the efficiency of the whole system.

Data from Smithers Pira forecast steady growth across the packaging industry – pushing a market valued at $839 billion in 2015 to expand at 3.5% year-on-year and reach a total value of $997 billion in 2020. As this happens sustainability will become an increasingly important factor for decision makers at all stages of packaging value chains.

March 16, 2016 | Bonding PET bottles

With Nature MultiPack NMP Systems GmbH is bringing a disruptive packaging innovation powered by KHS to market. An intensive collaboration with Danone Waters led to the premier market introduction on brand Evian starting in France and Belgium this month.

R&D Leverage’s new Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping process, which lets PET packagers anticipate a bottle concept’s impact on engineering, operations and marketing, is now available.

Childs Farm has recently turned to Spectra Packaging for new bottles for their award winning hair and skincare range for babies and children. The new 150ml packs are the latest containers from Spectra and follow previous bottles from their range of standard offerings. Moulded in PET, the new containers are designed to sit harmoniously alongside Childs Farm’s other products, which also include 50ml and 250ml HDPE Tubulars from Spectra Packaging. Childs Farm uses natural ‘free-from’ ingredients and essential oils to produce a range of toiletries that care for the hair and skin of newborns, babies and children. Gary Allard, Field Sales Representative at Spectra, said, "We have worked closely with Childs Farm over the past two years and we are delighted to have been asked to supply these latest bottles. We look forward to building a strong continuing relationship as their product range continues to flourish".

Amcor Rigid Plastics has been recognized by the Grandes Cases de Embalagem, a Brazilian packaging award competition sponsored by Embalagem e Marca magazine, a leading trade magazine based in São Paulo. Amcor received the packaging award for its designs for Coca-Cola (carbonated soft drink bottle), Unilever (condiment bottle), and Johnson & Johnson (shampoo container). The award ceremony brought together more than 450 attendees, including representatives of the user industry, converters, design agencies, and raw material manufacturers and equipment makers.