24. April 2015 | Products | Innovation

New barriers

New barriers Clondalkin has developed a new barrier film for dry food products that is said to prevent the migration of potentially harmful mineral oils from the outer packaging into the food. The film is ... more

24. April 2015 | Economy

Grade A for Halle factory

Grade A for Halle factory Greatview Aseptic Packaging, supplier of aseptic carton packaging material to the beverage and dairy industries, has been awarded top grades from a German auditing authority for its German factory in Halle/Saale under both BRC/IoP and ISO 9001 standards ... more

23. April 2015 | Economy

Smurfit: Changes in Europe

Mid-market pan-European investor Aurelius (Grünwald/Germany) acquires mid-European operations from Smurfit Kappa. The transaction concerns the Dutch, Belgian and UK Solid Board and Graphic Board activities of the Dublin-based group. This includes two ... more

22. April 2015 | Economy

Joke of the week: Robot for sale

A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out at dinner one night. ... more

22. April 2015 | Events

Robots have been uncaged

After five action-packed days of industrial innovation, Hannover Messe 2015 drew to a close last Friday. With "Integrated Industry - Join the Network" as its keynote theme, the show placed major emphasis on the ... more

22. April 2015 | Economy

Smurfit: New figures and rumors

Smurfit: Neue Zahlen und Gerüchte According to US media, which were also quoted by European and German media, International Paper, the world's largest paper corporation, is planning a hostile take-over at Smurfit Kappa. Neither IP Deutschland nor IP USA or banks and take-over experts were able to confirm this ... more

22. April 2015 | Economy

Koelnmesse aims for record year in 2015

With more than 8,000 exhibiting companies and over 423,000 visitors, tradeshow organizer Koelnmesse can look back on a successful spring quarter this year. The number of exhibiting companies increased by about ... more

20. April 2015 | Products | Innovation

Prototype: Packaging without electrical cabinet

Verpackung ohne Schaltschrank At the Achema show, Schubert-Pharma is presenting the world's first prototype of a packaging machine without an electrical cabinet. According to the manufacturer, that will allow a first glimpse into the future of the next generation of packaging machines and their control ... more

20. April 2015 | Products | Innovation

No realigning needed

BDT Media Automation GmbH (Rottweil/Germany), a provider of media management solutions for digital print, packaging and converting markets, was granted a US patent 8,960,666 B2 for a new method to create shingled streams of media ... more

20. April 2015 | Events

See new equipment in Italy

See new equipment in Italy Bobst will be presenting some new solutions for the packaging industry in Italy in May. At the forthcoming Converflex exhibition in Milan (19-23 May) as well as at its open house in San Giorgio Monferrato (20-22 May), gravure ... more

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