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Processing & Packaging

SIG’s second state-of-the-art production plant for aseptic carton packaging in China is now up and running. Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the large-scale project has been successfully implemented, once again demonstrating SIG’s ongoing commitment to engineering excellence and sustainability leadership. The new plant is located close to SIG’s existing...
The registration window for the next interpack, which will be held from 4 to 10 May 2023 at the Düsseldorf trade fair centre, Germany, was set to open this year in autumn. Due to this year’s cancellation (because to the pandemic), which first delayed the trade fair until spring...
The GMS Laboratory Mixers are based on the mixing principle used in the larger GMS Mixers (available in sizes up to 5,000 litres). With two horizontally arranged, superimposed mixing tools, a fluidised zone is created. This allows fast and efficient but gentle mixing. It operates at the optimal Froude...
Nestlé is the first company in Vietnam to opt for SIG’s innovative QR code closure solution “One Cap, One Code” for effective and unique one-to-one online marketing opportunities. The aim is to appeal in particular to Gen Z consumers and to strengthen their brand loyalty via a differentiated reward...
Cortec® Corporation has released updated test data for its new rust preventative, VpCI®-330. When released in March 2021, VpCI®-330 had already passed more than 800 hours of humidity testing (ASTM D1748) and was still going strong in the humidity chamber at Cortec® Laboratories. Since then, the rust preventative has...
Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, is supporting industry education in a big way through sponsorship of the PMMI Education and Training Foundation Golf Tournament, Future Innovators Robotics Showcase and a direct donation to the PMMI Foundation, according to PACK EXPO...
VITAFOODS puts its trust in TOMRA Food once again in order to optimise its sorting process and continue to offer premium quality frozen raspberries. Ten years ago, Vitafoods (formerly Hortifrut and Alifrut separately) opted for the brand for its blueberry production and acquired TOMRA technology. On the back of...
The German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V.) has once again honoured Syntegon with the German Packaging Award – this time in the Sustainability category. The jury was impressed by the sustainability and good functionality of the paper-based packaging solution “Blister meets Paper”, which should also appeal to the health-...
Returnable PET containers currently play a small role in the beverage packaging market. The results of a joint research project of Krones and Alpla prove this wrong. In the project’s first phase, the material and process parameters underwent a comprehensive scientific evaluation. Based on these findings, Krones and Alpla...
Following the completion of a comprehensive new print trial, XSYS has revealed the results of detailed tests comparing flexo printing with thermal plates and those processed with solvents. Working together with press manufacturer Nilpeter, the company set out to find a more sustainable solution that would not compromise print...