22. July 2014 | Economy

Uhlmann: record sales and a new managing director

The Laupheim-based system supplier for pharmaceutical packaging machinery saw sales of about 260 million euros in the 2013/2014 business year - a new record. "Our healthy growth in the past years has allowed us ... more

21. July 2014 | Economy

Rattpack takes over Pawag

Rattpack (Dornbirn/Austria) has assumed 100 percent of the shares in the packaging manufacturer Pawag (Wolfurt/Austria). The agreement had been reached recently between the owners, the Ratt and Ittensohn families. The parties will not ... more

18. July 2014 | Economy

New company starts

As of 1 July, 2014 the NSM Magnettechnik (Olfen, Münster/Germany) took over the insolvent H+E Packtec GmbH (Ahaus/Germany). Both now have built the new ... more

17. July 2014 | Economy

Good gains for Gerresheimer

Good gains for Gerresheimer Gerresheimer increased revenues as planned in the second quarter of financial year 2014. According to a company release, revenues in the second quarter of 2014 came to 335.4 million euros, up 2.6% on the prior-year quarter. At constant exchange rates, revenues reportedly grew ... more

16. July 2014 | Products

"Nobody else has done this before"

"Nobody else has done this before" In a pioneering move, Eosta has been the first company in the fruit and vegetable industry to supply vast volumes of organically grown products to supermarkets using sustainable trays made of sugar cane fiber. What looks and feels like cartonboard is actually 100 percent free of ... more

16. July 2014 | Products

Removable adhesive for greasy food

Removable adhersive for greasy food The removable, plasticizer-free 42Lpp adhesive from Herma has now received approval for direct contact with food from ISEGA, a German test and certification institute. This approval also applies for greasy foods (correction factor 3) ... more

16. July 2014 | Economy

ISO 14001 draft standard published

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), published the Draft International Standard (DIS) for ISO 14001 on 1 July 2014. This marks another milestone in the revision process of the most ... more

15. July 2014 | Economy

Food contact dominate packaging agenda

Bisphenol A - or BPA - continues to dominate the food contact agenda. This is because of an increasing perception that BPA has adverse health effects when migrating from packaging to food. A new report of British research company Smithers Pira ... more

14. July 2014 | Products


A 0.5-liter PET bottle with a screw cap for highly carbonated beverages is setting new standards in lightweighting. The bottle is provided by machinery manufacturer KHS and according to them, its weight of ... more

08. July 2014 | Products

Make a safe turn

A new flexible tamper evident solution has been launched by Aptar Beauty + Home. PZ Tamper Evident assures consumers at first sight, that the product has not been opened. It has a band which ... more

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