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18 juillet 18

Kai Acker appointed new KHS GmbH Executive Management Board Chairman

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfThe KHS GmbH has appointed Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Kai Acker as the new Executive Management Board Chairman, effective October 15, 2018. He will be responsible for the technology, development/production, and human resources areas.

17 juillet 18

Sustainable packaging : an increasingly high priority for consumers

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfConsumers are increasingly putting pressure on manufacturers to improve the impact that packaging has on the environment, with ethical packaging now becoming a ‘must have’ quality when purchasing a product, according to Global Data, a data and analytics company.

16 juillet 18

International Plastic Recycling Groups announce a Global Definition of “Plastics Recyclability”

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifIn an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two of the leading global international recycling organizations - Plastics Recycling Europe and The Association of Plastic Recyclers - have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as is relates to plastics packaging and products.
A Global Definition of Recyclability is an integral step to harmonize the worldwide plastics recycling industry, said these organisations.
This definition has been supported by PETCore Europe and products.

13 juillet 18

Gerresheimer acquires Sensile Medical and extends its business model in Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfWith the acquisition of Sensile Medical AG, Switzerland under a share purchase agreement, Gerresheimer is extending its business model in the direction of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for drug delivery platforms with digital and electronic capabilities for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers.
Independently of this, Gerresheimer has secured two new major contracts.

12 juillet 18

At FachPack, Optima Consumer will be showing the Moduline

Texte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAt FachPack, Optima Consumer will be showing the Moduline, a true multi-talent packaging machine. In addition, Optima Consumer will be providing information on the entire range of products for the food, chemical and cosmetic industries, which includes stand-alone machines, turnkey lines and the Total Care service.

11 juillet 18

Pregis intros new surface protection film

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfPregis LLC, a manufacturer of innovative protective packaging materials, is introducing a cost-effective, temporary surface protection film specifically-designed for new generation, fingerprint-resistant or specialty-coated products.

10 juillet 18

Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials : a new global vice president R&D

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAvery Dennison Corporation has appointed Pascale Wautelet as the global vice president of Research and Development (R&D) for its Label and Graphic Materials group. She succeeds Hassan H. Rmaile, who was promoted earlier in the year as vice president and general manager for Global Graphics and Reflective Solutions and vice president, Global Technology and Ventures for Avery Dennison.

9 juillet 18

W&H joins Ceflex to promote circular economy as a common goal

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifGerman machine builder Windmöller & Hölscher joined Ceflex, the European initiative to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy.

6 juillet 18

GEA to supply contained tableting lines to a Russian pharmaceutical company

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfGEA has been chosen by JSC Pharmasyntez, a Russian pharmaceutical company, to supply multiple contained tablet manufacturing lines for the production of highly potent hormonal products.

5 juillet 18

Smurfit Kappa completes acquisition of Reparenco

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfSmurfit Kappa has completed the acquisition of Reparenco (ebonus du 24 mai), a paper and recycling business in the Netherlands, for €460 million.

4 juillet 18

Bain Capital acquires Cordenons

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfBain Capital Private Equity, through Fedrigoni Holding Ltd, has acquired Gruppo Cordenons, a manufacturer of high-end specialty papers for luxury packaging and premium publishing applications. The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approvals.

3 juillet 18

BW Papersystems acquires Questec technology

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfBW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller and a leading manufacturer for the corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries, has acquired the Questec technology from Ph-Questec, based in Germany. The acquisition adds technology for the converting of lightweight materials.

2 juillet 18

Bosch decided to sell its packaging machinery business and to look for a buyer

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte Alternatif"Packaging technology is not a core Bosch business" said the management of Bosch. In fiscal year 2017, sales totaled around 1.3 billion euros.
After intensively and thoroughly considering all its strategic options (ebonus du 12 juin), Bosch has decided to look for a buyer for its packaging machinery business (PA), more specifically the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division.

29 juin 18

Zanders GmbH : opening of insolvency proceedings

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAfter the request of the management of the Zanders GmbH for opening of insolvency proceedings, Cologne District Court had first appointed lawyer Dr. Marc d'Avoine to the appraiser on 22 June 2018 and then to the provisional insolvency administrator in the insolvency opening proceedings Zanders GmbH. In addition, enforcement measures are prohibited.

28 juin 18

Ball Corporation to sell U.S steel food and steel aerosol assets, form joint venture with Platinum Equity

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfBall Corporation and Platinum Equity have entered into joint venture and purchase agreements to form Ball Metalpack, a new packaging company that manufactures steel containers for aerosol products, food, household consumables, pet food, nutritional and other products in the United States.
Platinum Equity will own 51% of Ball Metalpack and Ball Corporation will own 49%.

27 juin 18

Characterisation for recycled PE-LD Pellets

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfPlastic Recyclers Europe and VKC-Centexbel collaborated on the elaboration characterisation of recycled PE-LD pellets, which provides a framework for the quality assessment of the pellets. It aims at enhancing demand for recycled plastics by providing standardized methods to evaluate quality based on EU standards.

26 juin 18

Schoeller Allibert Group inaugurates its new greenfield factory in Belgium

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifSchoeller Allibert Group had inaugurated its 14th production plant in the world with a very modern factory in Beringen, Belgium. It will be a model factory for all future plants of the group.

25 juin 18

Aptar Pharma’s preservative-free multidose dispenser approved for anti-allergy treatment by french regulatory agency ANSM

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAptar Pharma’s innovative, preservative-free multidose Ophthalmic Squeeze Dispenser is the approved delivery device for Bausch+Lomb’s Levofree Multidose in France.

22 juin 18

The Marchesini Group continues to grow by acquiring Schmucker

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAfter the acquisitions of Dumek (specialised in designing processing machines for cosmetics), of Vibrotech (in the field of infeed and positioning systems for automated industrial processes) and of SEA Vision (inspection systems used in the pharmaceutical anti-counterfeit sector), The Marchesini Group took over 100% of Schmucker, a company from Gorizia specialised in building stickpack packaging machinery for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets.

21 juin 18

Tekni-Plex acquires Oracle Packaging

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired the healthcare packaging, performance lidstock, induction seal and specialty lamination businesses of Oracle Packaging, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Oracle Packaging is a portfolio company of Centre Lane Partners, LLC.

20 juin 18

Chemical recycling project for PET : Demeto welcomes The Coca-Cola Company to its Industrial Advisory Board

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfDemeto (Modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy) is a European Project financed by the European Community into the framework of the Horizon 2020. The partners of the consortium are working to bring to reality a revolutionary new way to chemically recycle PET, invented by gr3n, which is both sustainable and profitable.
Emballage Digest has interviewed in the last issue (May, 2018) the CEO of Gr3n.

19 juin 18

W&H joins Ceflex to promote circular economy as a common goal

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifGerman machine builder Windmöller & Hölscher joined Ceflex. The European initiative Ceflex aims to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy.
The aim is to find better system design solutions by 2025 through cooperation between the many players along the entire value chain.

18 juin 18

Global paper packaging industry disrupted by changes in China’s recovered paper (“RCP”) packaging policy

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfThe implementation of China’s new RCP import restrictions will be tough for US and European RCP exporters and provide opportunities for India and South-East Asia.
Containerboard and boxboard producers outside of China are currently benefiting from lower recycled fibre prices. In China, these producers are facing a growing challenge of rising prices across the chain, according to Rabobank’s latest Supply Chains report “Turning a New Page: The Impact of China’s RCP Policies on Global Paper Packaging”.

15 juin 18

Comexi expanded gamut printing system proven in practice

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfComexi Technological centre has invited two months ago Apex, Esko, Sun Chemical, Dupont, Cauchos Puntes to join together in a successful practical session in the to analyse advantages of expanded gamut versus direct colour printing.
Better changeover times, waste reduction, ink savings, reduced wash- ups, and higher quality printing. These are just some of the main advantages that expanded gamut (EG) offers compared to direct colour printing.

14 juin 18

Packaging producers should convince consumers that sustainable materials are worth the cost

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfMany companies across the globe are scrambling to develop sustainable packaging materials to reduce environmental impact. However, developing new packaging materials is a time-consuming and expensive process, and companies need to build flexibility into their supply chain and regularly update consumers on their progress to remain in the competition, says leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

13 juin 18

Italian packaging industry continues its world tour with stops in Mexico and Thailand

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfItalian companies are continuing their tour of leading international trade fairs as part of the intense 2018 promotional programme organised by Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association).

12 juin 18

BW Papersystems expands corrugated line with historic acquisition of K&H

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfBW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. Partnership marks Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia.

11 juin 18

Automatica : Stäubli Robotics announces a world premiere

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifAt Automatica Exhbition, Stäubli will present the world debut of the new Stäubli SCARA robots.

8 juin 18

European glass industry for cleaner and healthier oceans


Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifEurope’s Friends of Glass community has signed a partnership with marine conservation organisation Surfrider Foundation Europe, in support of activities to protect the ocean for future generations. Partnership will preserve an additional 300,000m² of beach in 2018.

7 juin 18

Thyssenkrupp proposes a Packaging Steel App with interactive functions

Texte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatifTexte AlternatfTexte AlternatifWith the 2.0 update, the thyssenkrupp Packaging Steel App now has new interactive functions which bring a significant added value to the users. Customers from the packaging steel industry now can receive relevant information even easier, in digital form via their smartphone.