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Multilingual webinars available to improve package coding operations

Available now are eight, on-demand webinars in English, French and German with tips to improve product, case and pallet coding. In October to December there are six more, addressing segments such as small to medium enterprises (SMEs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and beverage, as well as continuous inkjet (CIJ) and thermal transfer (TTO) coding. Options to combat counterfeiting and safeguard compliance, best practices for end-of-line coding, and the role connected services play in boosting uptime will also be discussed. These webinars will be in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.

Why does one third of the world’s food never make it to the table and how can packaging help?

It’s not unusual in the Western world to throw away leftovers and discard slightly damaged food without a second thought. Yet when we consider that 135 million people face acute food shortages, it is clear that food waste is an issue we can no longer afford to ignore.

Pro Carton crowns the young designers of tomorrow

The winners of the annual Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2020 were announced during the first Carton E-vent with award ceremony on 7 October. The virtual event was organised by Pro Carton, the European Association of Cartonboard and Folding Carton Industries, and the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA).

PersPACKtives e. V. wants to innovate packaging and logistics

The newly founded association PersPACKtives e. V. started its activities yesterday with the "Symposium Packaging and Logistics". The kick-off event was fully booked with over 50 participants on-site. As a result of high demand, the event was broadcast live on the internet for twice the number of participants. Members met with packaging and logistics innovators at the EUREF Campus in Berlin to discuss future industry challenges. Thimm is intensively involved with PersPACKtives in order to shape the future in a network of partners.

No packaging, no food: Corona crisis proves the value of the folding box

In the current corona crisis, folding cartons confirm their inestimable value in several respects: They impressively prove that the supply of the population with food, pharmaceutical products and other goods for daily use packed in folding cartons can and will be ensured. Folding cartons maintain the hygienic integrity of the products and protect them from damage and spoilage. But not only the consumer can feel safe with folding cartons. All persons in the supply chain who come into contact with folding cartons during production, filling and transport are also protected, as viruses are not active for long on inanimate cardboard surfaces. As "closed-loop packaging", the folding carton, whose fibre material comes from a natural and renewable source, also protects the environment because it is recycled after use.

Sign up soon: entries for the Better with Less – Design Challenge 2019–2020 close on 5 January ​​​​​​​

The closing date for the second Better with Less – Design Challenge is approaching, with last entries to be submitted by 5 January 2020. The competition – organised by Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group – encourages designers and design students to come up with innovative packaging solutions that will have a positive impact on sustainability.

AIM Expands International Presence with Addition of AIM Japan

AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards for nearly half a century, has announced the creation of a new chapter in Japan to meet the needs of its growing international membership.

SACMI in the DRC to support ‘Pietro's School’

Company to contribute to the building of a fourth classroom and the board and lodging of the school's teachers for a year. Aimed at providing children from the village of Cireja (DRC) with educational opportunities, the initiative is named after Pietro Venieri, an Imola-born youngster who passed away prematurely in 2013

John DiLoreto to Discuss Manufacturing & Supply Chain Challenges at FDA Summit

John DiLoreto, Executive Director of the Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force and advisor to SOCMA's PharmaChem Sector will participate in a panel discussion about Manufacturing and Supply Challenges at a U.S. Food & Drug Administration event sponsored by Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy. The summit on Identifying the Root Causes of Drug Shortages and Finding Enduring Solutions will be held Tuesday, November 27, at the Washington Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

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