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British-based packaging company cracks the coffee cup recycling challenge

Following months of in-depth research, UK-based packaging and paper company, DS Smith, has found a solution to the coffee cup recycling challenge. Using its state-of-the-art paper mill in Kent, the company believes it could recycle up to the 2.5bn cups discarded by British coffee lovers each year.

Dual cavity, double speed: the SACMI range on show at Hispack 2018

SACMI's dual cavity blower, ideal for the manufacture of small-medium formats, to play a central role alongside complete 'pellet to pallet' PET processing solutions

Packaging as an economic driver and a key aspect of the move towards Industry 4.0. This will be the focus of the 2018 edition of Hispack, the most important Iberian packaging technology fair, to be held in the Barcelona trade fair district from 8 to 11 May.


To support the delivery of beverage packaging innovations that increase shelf appeal, convenience and sustainability and continue providing world-class customer service, Crown Europe has made major investments in its Bevcan Graphics Studio. The facility, based in Leicester, U.K. features new computer-to-plate (CTP) imaging technology, a new 8-colour proofing machine to complement the existing upgraded version and additional enhancements to its flat digital proofing capabilities.

“Crown recognises that packaging is an essential element of brand identity, which is built on consistency, quality, innovation and graphical excellence,” said Ian Gannicott, General Manager Graphics at Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East. “Our investments in the Graphics Studio were made with the customer front of mind, and from the results we have seen so far, we are confident that we focused efforts in the right places. In 2017, activity levels soared by 26% on top of an already busy visit schedule, which demonstrates the quality, dedication and commitment our team delivers every single day.”

The studio features a new exhibition area that provides in-depth information about sustainability and the benefits of metal packaging, decoration as well as guidance for designing artwork for beverage cans. It also offers a detailed overview of the can and end making processes. An Innovation Bar has also been added, covering everything from can shaping to end differentiation and also offers insight into Crown’s new “Colourful World” decorative finishes range.

“Without exception, customers using the Graphics Studio facilities have commented on how productive the experience is and how valuable it has been to work through processes and project details in an engaging and educational manner,” said Gannicott. “Each studio professional is highly trained in their respective fields, from proofing and reprographics to design and production. Customer service is a core focus across the board, ensuring customers’ needs are taken care of from the conception of a design through to completion.”

GlobalVision to Host Cannabis Packaging Compliance Seminar

GlobalVision, a leading quality control solutions provider, is pleased to announce it is hosting an educational Cannabis packaging seminar on Friday, March 23, 2018. Taking place at GlobalVision’s Montreal offices and entitled “Packaging Compliance in the Emerging Cannabis Industry,” the complimentary, half-day event will inform and educate attendees as to the regulatory obstacles shaping the sector and what to consider when developing and positioning brand packaging within the nascent industry.

Ethiopia: the Sacmi Group, already the country's technological leader, focuses on lightweight solutions

An important base for the industry's top players and the area's leading importer of packaging-beverage technology, the country will soon host the second edition of Food + Bev Tec. Needless to say, the Sacmi Group will play a central role at the fair, showcasing its latest developments on the plant integration and weight reduction fronts

Nigeria’s packaging boom: Sacmi in the spotlight at Food+BevTec 2018

Nigeria’s packaging boom: Sacmi in the spotlight at Food+BevTec 2018
Already an established leader in the cap-making sector, the Sacmi Group is now a pivotal player in PET production. The reason? Solutions that increasingly focus on total integration in order to provide an all-round response to the needs of a fast-growing industry.

The Food&Beverage industry is the biggest contributor to Nigerian manufacturing. It generates sales estimated at 16.5 billion dollars and has created 1.5 million jobs. And it is this growing demand for packaged drinks and foods in what is one of Africa's fastest-emerging economies - which has a population of no less than 170 million people - that has led the main international players to set up operations in the country. These, of course, include Sacmi, soon to play a key role at the coming edition of Nigeria Food + Bev Tec, the international fair being held as part of Nigeria Agrofood (27-29 March 2018, Landmark Centre, Lagos).

The Sacmi recipe for bringing the 4.0 revolution to packaging and beverage

Vezio Bernardi, General Manager of the Closures&Containers Division, recently interviewed by a leading international magazine: “Our new services aim to ensure customers get the very most out of our machines. Industry 4.0 offers a new way of looking at production and customer assistance”

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