27. November 2014 | Products

Global innovation management introduced

BOPP film maker Treofan (Raunheim/Germany) announced that it is implementing an integrated, software-based, global innovation management process. According to the company, it has therefore invested a ... more

26. November 2014 | Economy

Smurfit: Closings and new machines

Smurfit Kappa plans to invest more than 400 million euros annually into its global sites over the next three years. These investments will focus on advancing the development of the group's integrated ... more

26. November 2014 | Products

Drinking water to go

For the first time Multivac is presenting a packaging solution for filling water beakers. The R 900 was designed for the portion packing of drinking water, and it reportedly produces up to 160 beakers per minute. Issuing ready-filled beakers speeds up the work of ... more

26. November 2014 | Economy

Wooden pallets grow significantly

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers reported an increase in the number of pallets manufactured within its member countries. Approximately 401 million pallets ... more

26. November 2014 | Products

Pushing quality plastics recycling

Quality recycling and sorting have been the focal point of the Plastics Recyclers Europe's (PRE) Annual Meeting 2014 which took place in Brussels last week and gathered over 200 participants. Among the speakers were representatives of ... more

25. November 2014 | Economy

DBAG acquires Huhtamaki films - not the packaging

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG announced that it will invest in Huhtamaki Films, a manufacturer and finisher of films, in a management buyout (MBO). According to statements both companies gave to VR, this will ... more

25. November 2014 | Economy

10 years of IPI

This year it's the 10th anniversary of IPI International Packaging Institute. The international Competence Centre for the packaging industry celebrated this at a ... more

25. November 2014 | Events

Compamed successful in diagnostics

Compamed diagnostiziert erfolgreich Compamed, which ¬– according to its organizer Messe Düsseldorf – is the most important and largest global trade fair for suppliers to the medical technology industry, is continuing its successful run in parallel with the world's largest medical trade fair Medica. At 724 ... more

20. November 2014 | Economy

Bag-in-Box plant opened

Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has opened a new Bag-in-Box plant in Ibi, Spain. The facility, which has seen an investment of 28 million euros by the company, is – according to the company – one of the world’s leading Bag-in-Box plants, integrating the ... more

19. November 2014 | Economy

Joke of the week: Puzzle

Why did the blonde get excited ... more

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