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Software-based automation changes the packaging industry and logistics

- For machine builders and system integrators in the CPG, pharmaceutical and logistics sectors, the EcoStruxure Automation Expert is a game changer

- Based on this new type of automation, the processing volume at Schneider Electric's Smart Distribution Center in Shanghai could be increased by 5.3 percent
- 50 percent less engineering effort thanks to the combination of EcoStruxure Automation Expert and AVEVA


PCMC adds virus-killing wet wipes machines Rx200 and Mako Clipper to nonwovens lineup

New flat-pack solutions produce high-content alcohol wipes while maximizing operator safety
Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)—a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a global supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag- converting industries—has announced its industry-leading wet wipes folding machines the Rx200 and Mako Clipper are now available with high-content alcohol, measuring as much as 70 percent.

Giving Sustainable Packaging the Green Light - Cardbox Packaging Offers Recyclability and Significant Reductions in Plastic Use with ACTGreen Barrier Coatings

With the high demand for more sustainable practices in manufacturing, businesses are seeking to use more environmentally friendly and responsible packaging, to drive their plans for long-term efficiencies and carbon reduction. The issue of plastic packaging is huge and remains important and universal within the FMCG market. Cardbox Packaging is at the forefront of this issue, committed to reducing the production of plastic packaging by exploring solutions for its diverse range of FMCG products.

Cork fragrance caps inspired by nature

Quadpack adds sustainable fragrance caps made of cork to its QLine portfolio

The cork oak tree is a real wonder of nature. It is the only tree in the world that can have its bark stripped off without being harmed – the bark regenerates itself to protect the trunk, in a photosynthesis process that absorbs up to five times more CO2 than non-harvested trees.

Focus on sustainability and recyclability: Alfred Ritter uses flexible packaging paper from Koehler

Packaging paper from Koehler for "mini Bunte Tüte" stand-up pouches
Ritter takes up changing consumer behaviour as a pioneer
Flexible packaging paper Koehler NexPlus® Seal is used for secondary packaging.

Changeover to paper stand-up pouches without major investment in packaging machines
Emotional and haptic experience with paper packaging creates new consumer experience

Thimm Group invests in Romanian site and thus further expands printing competence

Packaging manufacturer Thimm is setting new quality standards with its investment in the Corruflex flexo press at its Sibiu site. The company is thus significantly expanding its capacity for high-quality direct printing of corrugated board in the Eastern European market. At the same time, customers benefit from faster response times in packaging production.

High-tech in the mountains

Armenian water bottler A&M Rare procures two lines from KHS

A&M Rare’s new, ultramodern bottling plant seems almost surreal in its Armenian mountain setting. This is a place where unspoiled scenery and naturalness are writ large – with regard to both the company’s exclusive products and the production of the same. The company relies on KHS for the plant technology for its new PET and glass line.

Smart support for patients: Schreiner MediPharm develops NFC label for the UnoPen by Ypsomed

Diabetes patients who are dependent on insulin for life have to supply themselves with the vital medication via insulin pumps, syringes or pens. For this purpose and for other multi-dose therapies, Ypsomed offers the disposable pen "UnoPen" with variable dosage setting. Schreiner MediPharm has developed an NFC label for this injection aid, which serves as a communication interface between the injector and SmartPilot™ - an electronic supplement to the pen. The resulting smart device interactively supports patients during the use of the pen and helps them to adhere to their therapy plan.

Creating a sustainable future with the co-extrusion coating line

At Mewar Polytex, W&H installed its first co-extrusion coating line in India, the ECOTEX 1600 LC. The machine perfectly fits their requirement of high-end and challenging export jobs offering superior coating/lamination coupled with outstanding flexibility in terms of a variety of applications.

Poly Rafia gains speed and quality with NOVOFLEX II including VISION and RUBY

The first NOVOFLEX II printing press in Latin America was installed at Poly Rafia, Mexico. With this new press, the flexible packaging producer prints images with a repeat length of up to 1250 mm at speeds of up to 500 m / min. And thanks to the integrated RUBY and the VISION systems, he can also better monitor the print itself and the according data.


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