From Dusseldorf Interpack 17: Industry 4.0 – From Vision to Reality

The digital transformation towards networked production environments in terms of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and/or the Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. Numerous applications from the areas of product and process monitoring, labelling technology, packaging, logistics as well as maintenance and repair show already today the optimisation potential that this transformation to the Internet of …

Beauty out of the tube, glass and jar

“Beauty is everywhere a very welcome guest,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at the start of the 19th century. And already 3,000 years before this, a great deal of time and extensive care was devoted to external appearance. The Ancient Egyptians were famous for their highly developed beauty culture; serving as a reference and the epitome …

COMEXI at INTERPACK 2017: The latest printing and converting solutions in flexible packaging 

Comexi, specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging industry, will be presenting its wide range of printing and converting solutions at Interpack 2017 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. On its stand located at Hall 13 Booth D67, the group will showcase its latest technologies developed that respond to converters market needs and trends in the …

Pharmaceuticals packaging: safety across the board

“No compromising on product safety” is the overriding principle for companies of the pharmaceuticals industry and for allied enterprises in the packaging sector. Because of their high responsibility for human health, they are strictly monitored and have to observe numerous specifications and guidelines. No mean challenge for the companies concerned. From an economic point of …

New Bio-Flex Blends for home compostable films and packaging

Willich, February 2017 – The bioplastics specialist has developed new Bio-Flex blends for the production of low gauge films which will biodegrade completely in garden compost at low, variable temperatures. Vinçotte, based in Belgium, has already issued OK Compost HOME certificates for these grades. In addition, most of the new compounds meet the requirements of …

UPM RAFLATAC Introduces new residue-free textile label adhesive RP38 TXL

UPM Raflatac has launched the RP38 TXL adhesive for clothing and textile labeling in retail environments. Available in the European market, the new adhesive ensures that labels stay in place without discoloring the fabric or leaving residue when removed. RP38 TXL keeps labels securely in place for applications such as clothing and product labeling, and protects merchandise …

Confectionery and bakery product packages: standing out from the crowd – but not at any Price

As the consumption of confectionery and bakery products continues to rise, so do the expectations of consumers. Not only do they want to be wowed by the taste, but they are also becoming choosier as far as the packaging is concerned. The latter has to catch the eye and provide additional functions while also responding …

WORLDSTAR for RPC’S twist cup with screw lid

WorldPressOnline First Call – 5th January 2017 – An innovative packaging solution from RPC Superfos and RPC Promens for a range of premium cold salads from Orkla Foods Norway has been awarded a prestigious WorldStar 2017 in the international packaging competition.