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Barrier-coated paperboard – the alternative to plastic for smart packaging

The hunt for materials that can replace plastic is intense. Innovation work is being done on a global scale to find renewable alternatives to plastic so that humanity can reduce the huge impact on the environment from our use of plastic. Many solutions are being tried but we still have no material with all of plastic’s great advantages without its devastating disadvantages. Instead of waiting for that magic material, which may never come, packaging buyers concerned about the climate should consider the existing alternatives and move to composite materials.

Minebea Intec offers its customers compact expertise via digital webinars

The industrial technology expert Minebea Intec is expanding its digital range of services with its Compact Webinars. Customers can now expand and build on their knowledge in the field of weighing and inspection technologies from the comfort of their home or workplace. The digital live webinars are designed to enable participants to acquire the most know-how in the shortest possible time.

Mondi Upgrades its Paper Bags Facility in Hungary

New €7 million investment in state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at Mondi's plant in Nyíregyháza, Hungary

The machine will increase the plant’s quality, efficiency and service standards to produce high-end and sophisticated paper sacks for food purposes
The investment will see 130 million paper sacks produced annually
Mondi Nyíregyháza is in the process of seeking certification from HACCP to serve the food, feed, and seed industries

Flint Group, Soma and Marvaco present: A sustainable way of high quality package printing through Soma’s online product launch seminar

A shortage of resources and global climate change are front and center as critical topics within the packaging industries. These critical topics demand an urgent response from all participants in the packaging value chain.

IPACK-IMA meets you in 2022

New dates for IPACK-IMA, while MEAT-TECH will take place, simultaneously with TuttoFood, in 2021
Being at our customers’ side, especially during a time of great economic uncertainty, to become the point of reference for the sector. This is the goal of Ipack-Ima which has always interpreted the necessities of an industry, certainly less affected than others by the health emergency, that needs strong and attractive aggregation moments at an international level.


To support as much as possible the market affected by the health emergency, IPACK-IMA, PRINT4ALL and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA reschedule on 2022, while PLAST and MEAT-TECH will be held in 2021. Yet the supply chain project will continue to live thanks to dedicated cross-cutting events to be held during the next two years.

UNITED CAPS Unveils Expanded Edible Oils and Vinegars Portfolio

Expanded portfolio has “Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t”
UNITED CAPS, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, today reported following the acquisition of Spanish firm Embalatap, the company has completed a period of consolidation and integration, resulting in an enhanced portfolio of caps and closures for edible oils and vinegars.

Topac named innovation champion

Letting go of the old and daring to try something new: Innovative medium-sized companies such as the BPG subsidiary Topac are not afraid of change, but see it as an opportunity. With exactly this attitude and equally creative and sustainable packaging solutions, the Gütersloh-based company has now convinced the jury in the 27th round of the renowned TOP 100 innovation competition. Since June 19, Topac has officially been part of the illustrious circle of innovative companies that are allowed to carry the TOP 100 seal. In the scientific selection process, the company impressed in size class B (51 to 200 employees) especially in the category 'Innovative Processes and Organisation'. "We are very pleased about this award and take it as an incentive to continue on the path we have taken and to continue to turn creative ideas into innovative products in the future," says Topac Managing Director Sven Deutschmann.

Box highlights whisky’s regal roots

A striking presentation box produced by Pollard Boxes is helping to underline the significance of the latest addition to the ‘King of Whisky’ Royal Salute’s permanent range.
The new Treasured Blend is the first 25 year old expression in the Royal Salute portfolio. Created by Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, it has been inspired by the Crown Jewels of England, bringing together precious and powerful whiskies first laid down a quarter of a century ago, and today fit for modern royalty.

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