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BOBST to launch a fully digitally integrated hybrid press at Llabelexpo In Hall 3, Booth 3A59 from 24 to 27 September 2019.

BOBST’s new world premiere UV/Flexo hybrid printing machine will give you a good reason to visit Labelexpo and our booth. The new press will showcase the most convenient digital integration with the smallest footprint. Advanced printing technology heads combined with flexo groups will provide the best productivity at the highest print quality. It will deliver variable data printing and the widest color gamut combined with a full range of value solutions such as coatings, varnishes, tactile effects, 3D effects, hot stamping, cold foil, embossing, die-cutting, punching, silk screen. This new press will redefine label production providing brand owners and converters with flexibility and agility. Four times a day, we will run live demonstrations on the press to help you be one step ahead.

Siegwerk supports the Vietnam & Asia Flexible Packaging Summit 2019 to raise awareness for packaging safety

Siegwerk is a silver sponsor of this year’s Vietnam & Asia Flexible Packaging Summit highlighting the company’s ink expertise for flexible packaging solutions across Asia. By supporting the conference, the company aims to raise awareness for food and packaging safety by promoting safe ink solutions. Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, is a silver sponsor of the Vietnam & Asia Flexible Packaging Summit 2019. The summit is an international business and technical gathering for flexible packaging, films, printing, converting and extrusion taking place from September 26 - 27, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As one of the region’s largest conferences aimed at the flexible packaging industry, 150 experts and professionals from around the world will meet to discuss emerging trends and to share ideas for new developments which will shape and expand the future of the flexible packaging market in the region. According to Smithers P
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Demand for PET packaging is expected to increase by an average of 4.6% annually over the next five years.

The global PET packaging market is worth $48.1 billion in 2014, amounting to almost 16 million tonnes according to a new market report from Smithers Pira. Demand for PET packaging is expected to increase by an average of 4.6% annually over the next five years, and will amount to 19.9 million tonnes worth $60 billion by 2019. The Future of PET Packaging to 2019 gives an overview of the state of the PET packaging industry in 2014, alongside global market forecasts to 2019, including key definitions and details of specific geographic markets. According to the report, demand for PET packaging has been on the rise since 2010. PET bottles are becoming more widely used because they are easier to handle, do not break, can be resealed and are light for on-the-go consumption. PET bottles are an increasingly popular type of packaging for carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, ready-to drink tea and functional drinks. PET packaging has also been making inroads into markets for juice, package
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Total Corbion PLA celebrates the opening of its 75,000 tons per year bioplastics plant

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, has just inaugurated its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The opening celebrates the start-up of the world’s second largest PLA plant, which enabled an increase in available production capacity for this versatile biopolymer by almost 50%. PLA bioplastics provide a valuable contribution towards the circular economy, being biobased and biodegradable and offering multiple environmentally-friendly end-of-life solutions. The Grand Opening ceremony, which took place on September 9th, 2019, was chaired by Ms. Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment. The plant was first blessed by monks in a religious ceremony. Honorable guests included Dr. Somchint Pilouk from the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, Mr. Jirasak Tapajot, Banchang District Chief, H.E. Jacques Lapouge, the French Ambassador, and H.E. Kees Rade, the Dutch Ambassado
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Ventilene Solution for Bagging Powders

SELENE Spa developed a new Form-Fill & Seal bags recently, the film tube containing internal venting labyrinth channels system for Bagging Powders. Application fields: Suitable for building products and minerals (cement, mortar, gypsum) for chemical industry (titanium dioxide, iron oxide) and foodstuffs (fl our, spices, milk powder) etc. Characteristics: Ventilene system is designed for automatic FFS fi lling stations. Widths: from 200 up to 550 mm, gussets: from 30 up to 130 mm, thickness: from 80 up to 200 my. High Printing quality up to 16 colours (8 front + 8 back).

Delivering A Positive Landscape Around Plastics One Year Into The Pledge

London, UK – September 9, 2019 – Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) will be presenting “Positive Plastics Pledge for a Circular and Sustainable Future” at Pack Expo Las Vegas. Lubna Edwards, kp’s Global Sustainability Director, will talk about how global megatrends and market insight are driving business decisions for a sustainable circular future and the journey experienced by kp. Plastic is a material that has been solving many challenges for generations, yet it has come under unprecedented scrutiny. The sustainable and functional features and benefits of plastic packaging are unmatched by alternative materials to protect and preserve food, keeping it safe and preventing food waste. It is also a material for today’s circular economy given its benefits of true recyclability and 100% use of recycled content, but opinions are divided. Lubna will dispel the myths about plastics, moving away from science fiction to facts backed by science, outlining how kp has turned challeng
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Korozo's factory in Çorlu which is the largest integrated packaging facility in Europe achieved a great success. The factory passed BRC IOP audit, conducted by the world's leading inspection organization SGS and received an AA degree again. With this degree, it is was once again officially registered that products produced for the food sector in Korozo’s Çorlu factory are safe and functional. By pioneering the Turkish flexible packaing sector sector with innovation and through the continuous investments Korozo’s Çorlu Factory successfully passed BRC IOP audit conducted by world’s leading inspection, testing and certification organization SGS and certified with the highest degree of AA once again. The companies who produce packaging and packaging materials need to take BRC IOP inspection. Therefore, companies can demonstrate their customers that they are producing safe, functional and legal products by obtaining a certificate of conformity to this standard.


PASSIRANA DI RHO, Milan, April 8, 2019 – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) welcomed visitors on April 4 to the opening of its new customer engagement facility, Packforum EMEA, in Passirana di Rho, Milan. Created for guests to discover new packaging solutions and to exchange ideas about global market and consumer trends, Packforum EMEA provides a technology-driven experience with a focus on innovation, resource efficiency, and omnichannel strategies. The site, which also houses one of the company’s leading global innovation and development centers, is expected to attract packaging and e-commerce companies throughout the region. At Packforum EMEA, customers can ideate, create and test food and product packaging solutions in a virtual supermarket, a smart kitchen for demonstrations and one of the company’s largest manufacturing plants in the region, which is co-located at the center. Sealed Air’s on-site experts in circular economy, food science, food law compliance, e-comme
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Jindal Films’ PackExpo Innovation Stage Presentation Features Recyclable and Recycle Ready Sustainable Solutions

Jindal Films discusses its innovative sustainable solutions at the Innovation Stage at PackExpo on Monday October 15th.

MENSHEN and Dow bring sustainable design to spouted pouches

Innovative sealing technology to enable the manufacture of mono-material spouted pouches that are designed for recyclability and help advance plastic circularity goals Dow and MENSHEN, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of caps, closures and single-serve capsules, announce the new transformative Reverse Spout Sealing Technology that enables the production of spouted pouches made of mono-material films. This exciting technology allows converters to address the recycling criteria for flexible packaging and can help brands meet their sustainability packaging goals. “We basically reversed the idea of where and when the heat needs to be applied during the spout sealing process”, explained Dr. Peter Sandkuehler, Global Application Technology Leader at Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics business. “By transferring the heat from the pre-melted spout base directly to the sealant layer of the film, we’ve solved two challenges at the same time: how to easily seal spouts
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Macfarlane Group announces acquisition of Leyland Packaging Company (Lancs) Limited

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Leyland Packaging Company (Lancs) Limited (“Leyland”). The acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s strategy of building the business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. Macfarlane has acquired 100% of Leyland for a maximum consideration of £3.25 million (including an earn-out of £1.0 million). In the year ended 31 December 2018, Leyland generated sales of £4.06 million and pre-tax profits of £0.55 million. The initial consideration of £2.25 million comprises £2.00 million in cash and as part of the consideration the Vendors will receive 264,382 ordinary shares of 25p each in Macfarlane at a value of £0.25 million (“Vendor Shares”). The issue price represents the average share price in the 5 days prior to acquisition. The Vendor Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of 25 pence each of the Company and admission of the Vendor Shares is expect
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Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging Market By Marketing And Business Research With Berkley, Mondi Group, Eco-Products, Stora Enso, Kruger Inc., Bi

The Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging market research report likewise gives a definite examination of market value and utilization for every region. These bits of knowledge are useful in concocting systems for the future and make essential strides. To get a sound knowledge on industry obstructions and drivers various Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging market research tools and techniques are utilized like SWOT analysis and Porters Five Forces analysis. The report gets to the subtleties of contending structure of enterprises around the world. It researches the breaking points and solid purposes of the players. The report breaks down the Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging market into various segments to present a reasonable and understandable picture of it. This Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging market research report intended to stick to sources whose notoriety lays on their objectivity, rather than on excited statements of companies whose incentive is to see th
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Global (United States, European Union and China) Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market Research Report 2019-2025

Biodegradable materials are materials that are readily decomposed by the action of microorganisms. Biodegradable packaging differs from conventional non-degradable packaging in terms of raw materials, production technology, applications, and composting. Biodegradable materials such as bio-plastic and paper are widely used in packaging applications because of their sustainable nature, material properties, and appearance. The rising demand for sustainable packaging materials among consumers will drive the growth prospects for the global biodegradable paper packaging materials market until the end of 2021. The market is witnessing a high rate of adoption of biodegradable paper or ecofriendly materials by retailers and intermediaries for packaging purposes because of various initiatives taken by governments of many countries to promote the use of sustainable packaging materials. Also, factors such as the growing consumer awareness, change in consumer attitudes, rising preference towards t
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BASF, Borealis, Südpack and Zott present prototypes of food packaging made from 100% recycled material

Multilayer packaging reliably ensures high-quality and fresh food products thanks to its properties. It protects the products and keeps them hygienic, thereby extending the shelf life of food. This is of particular importance in light of global food supply – one third of all food produced worldwide is spoiled before it reaches consumers’ plates. Smart solutions with multilayer packaging can play a part in reducing this unnecessary waste. Multilayer packaging is sustainable: it does not require much material and can now also be produced from chemically recycled material. “Today’s high-tech film packaging solutions consist of multiple materials and layers with different properties, such as an oxygen barrier. And thanks to the optimized use of materials, we were able to reduce the packaging volume to a minimum,” said Johannes Remmele, Managing Director of Südpack. Multilayer packaging consists of up to 11 individual, ultra-thin layers, making it considerably lighter and thinner
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Start of the Study on Collaboration for Promotion of Gasification Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste

GC Corporation, Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ltd., Ube Industries, Ltd., and Showa Denko K.K. announced today that they started a study of collaboration for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (hereinafter, “EPC”) business for plastic waste gasification facilities utilizing the Ebara Ube Process (hereinafter, “EUP”) following conclusion of a non-disclosure agreement on July 31, 2019. 1. Aim of Promoting Gasification Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste Promotion of plastic waste recycling has become a global issue, as seen in the ocean microplastic problem. While Japan’s plastic recycling ratio is 86%, only 13.5% of the plastics waste are recycled as resources and the rest is exported to other countries or thermally recycled (fiscal 2017)*. Furthermore, establishment of resource recycling systems is urgently needed in Japan and other countries amid tightening regulations for solid waste import in China and Southeast Asian countries. Gasification chemical recycl
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MOL Group and APK form Strategic Partnership for Plastic Recycling

Merseburg, Germany, 2nd August, 2018 – MOL Group and APK AG signed a strategic cooperation agreement yesterday in Merseburg. As a first step in the cooperation MOL will support the completion of APK’s Merseburg plant. The plant will serve as a pilot for the innovative solvent-based process, called Newcycling®, which enables the recovery of high-quality materials from complex multi-layer packaging. Ferenc Horvath, MOL Group’s EVP for Downstream commented: ”In line with MOL 2030 strategy, we are taking steps to grow our petrochemicals business and enter knowledge intensive industries together with strategic partners. We see a growing demand from our customers for recycled plastics and at the same time we are also fully committed to the idea of circular economy and sustainability. We aspire to become leaders in recycling in Central and Eastern Europe and with today’s agreement we are marking the first milestone on this journey. MOL, as an established polymer player in CEE, t
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BASF, Solvay and Domo Chemicals reach agreement on acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide business

To further expand its position as a global supplier of engineering plastics, BASF signed an agreement with Solvay in September 2017 on the acquisition of Solvay’s integrated polyamide business. In January 2019, the EU Commission approved the acquisition subject to certain conditions, including the divestiture of Solvay’s polyamide 6.6 production facilities in Europe. Today, BASF, Solvay and Domo Chemicals agreed that Domo will acquire the European PA6.6 business from Solvay. This transaction is targeted to close by the end of 2019 and remains subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. BASF will acquire the global, non-European PA6.6 business from Solvay including its 50% share in Butachimie’s adipodinitrile (ADN) production according to the agreement signed in September 2017. Subject to the approval of the transaction between Domo and Solvay and final approval of the relevant competition authorities, the transaction between BASF and Solvay is also targete
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DIC to acquire BASF’s global pigments business

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. “We have achieved our goal to find an owner who considers pigments a core strategic business,” says Dr. Markus Kamieth, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, responsible for the Industrial Solutions segment. “DIC pursues ambitious growth plans and has announced to further develop the business in the coming years. We are convinced that the pigments business will be able to unfold its full potential within DIC.” DIC is a Japanese company listed at the Tokyo Stock Exchange with about 20,000 employees globally. The company headquartered in Tokyo was founded in 1908, is active in more than 60 countries and generated sales o
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A sustainable packaging solution for baby formula

While breast milk cannot simply be replicated, powdered formula represents the best possible alternative for many mothers who cannot or decide not to breastfeed. This substitute form of nutrition, which is typically retailed in powdered form, is subject to the strictest conditions and generally provides everything required for a baby’s healthy development. A product of this kind has to be persuasive in every way – and this also includes packaging that’s not only visually appealing and convenient, but meets the highest standards in terms of sustainability too. DesPro, Greiner Packaging’s in-house design & prototyping department, has responded by developing a K3®-F box that meets the needs of baby formula manufacturers and new parents alike. K3®-F: one package, many advantages Packaging solutions like the K3®-F that combine cardboard and plastic have been very popular in the food industry for many years. They are successful not only thanks to their attractive design, but
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Muttenz, September 10, 2019 – Advanced technology is an integral part of society, with electronic and digital devices becoming ubiquitous. To ensure the integrity of devices ranging from personal electronics, including computers and cell phones, to industrial automation solutions, it is critical that these moisture-sensitive components such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and surface mount devices (SMDs) are carefully transported and stored. SMDs for instance, are comprised of many powerful and essential processors, chipsets, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits that power today’s digital devices and products. These components are very sensitive and can easily fail when exposed to moisture, due to cracking, delamination and “popcorning.” To mitigate these issues, industry standards require that SMDs are transported and stored in moisture protective packaging known as dry packs. These “dry packs” are composed of a moisture-barrier bag, a desiccant, such as Clarian
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Amcor Expands Legacy of Packaging Innovation

Home and personal care brands will have increased access to world-leading packaging innovation at a new center to be opened by global packaging company, Amcor, in New Albany, Ohio. Amcor will deliver award-winning design expertise, rapid prototyping, product sampling, and testing capabilities to help consumer goods companies stay ahead of the competition. In the personal care market, turning around prototypes with speed and testing samples plays a crucial role in accelerating bottle design and selection, according to Sean Kharche, vice president of Amcor’s Home and Personal Care market. “Our customers want innovation and speed to market and we have responded by providing one-stop access to Amcor’s industry-leading capabilities in Ohio,” said Kharche. “The goal is to help our customers develop products with unprecedented flexibility and speed.” The Innovation Center is supported by a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists who work with c
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ABIC to present leading edge sustainable solutions addressing global challenges at K 2019 SABIC will highlight strong, collaborative partnerships to realise sustainability goals under umbrella theme: “Making a World of Difference Together” Innovation at the heart of strategy to drive business opportunities in addition to sustainability SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is to highlight its commitment to circular solutions and reducing plastics waste under the theme of “Making a world of difference together”. SABIC will be addressing global trends by inspiring processes for using bio-renewable and recycled feedstock, and designing product solutions for its customers in diverse industries which supports recyclability, durability and optimal reuse, helping build a better world. From making electric vehicles more efficient and contributing to energy-efficient buildings, to reducing waste packaging and improvements in healthcare, SABIC is committed to developing
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This hot summer, Dow’s technology helped dress ice cream trucks

MIDLAND, Mich. – August 7, 2019 – This summer, Dow’s technology helped dress Meiji ice cream trucks as they go about providing much needed relief from the summer heat in Tokyo, Japan, as the city celebrated one-year-to-go to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Dow is a Worldwide Partner and Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Movement. Adhesive signage for the trucks was produced by Dow’s customer Lintec Group Limited using Dow’s silicone coatings in the release paper. Typically disposed of after application, Lintec has also committed to re-using the release paper in the production of corrugated fibreboard boxes. For more information about Dow’s collaboration with the Olympic Movement, visit

30 percent thinner PLA films with Reifenhäuser Ultra Flat Plus

Environmentally friendly, bio-based plastics are a possible approach to using plastic in a more sustainable way. By definition, they must be biodegradable. Some are even made from renewable resources such as sugar cane or corn. There is significant potential for the use of bio-plastics, particularly in packaging sectors with a comparatively short service life, such as transport packaging for food or takeaway products. Bio-plastic – an economic alternative? However, due to its different material composition, a few challenges in manufacturing biodegradable packaging film have emerged, which have been inhibiting market growth – above all, the material costs. Bio-plastics are approximately four times as expensive as PE. In addition, concessions in terms of mechanical properties have to be made with conventional processing methods. The material's lack of stiffness means that the finishing process is longer, for example when manufacturing compostable bio-plastic bags. Ultra thin
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W&H achieves sales of EUR 895 million and starts the anniversary year with new products

Machine builder Windmöller & Hölscher concludes 2018 with sales of around 895 million euros. The specialist for the flexible packaging market is continuing its course of growth of the recent years. The number of employees increased from 2,950 to 3,100 in the worldwide group. In addition to internationality, the company cites new products on the future topics of digitalization and sustainability as growth drivers. In 2018, the company invested eight percent of its sales in research and development. In 2019, W&H celebrates its 150th anniversary and announces further innovations. "All business units Extrusion, Printing, Converting and Service contributed to the record sales of the W&H Group of 895 million euros. With an export rate of over 90%, our international positioning is another important success factor for W&H," explains CEO Dr. Jürgen Vutz. Strengthening of international presence and the headquarters In recent months, the machine builder has expanded its international
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Borealis, Borouge and NOVA Chemicals are “Building Tomorrow Together” at the K 2019

Borealis, Borouge and NOVA Chemicals announce joint presence at K 2019 Pre-K 2019 kick-off event to take place in Linz, Austria on 25 June 2019 Value-chain cooperation partner EREMA to participate in Pre-K event Borealis, Borouge and NOVA Chemicals are dedicated to sustainable business growth through innovation. A long-term commitment to putting the customer first generates cooperation along the entire value chain, which in turn drives both growth and innovation. The K 2019 motto "Building tomorrow together" means working ever more closely with partners around the globe to produce superior and differentiated polyolefins-based solutions for a more sustainable future. Achieving the transformation from today's linear system to the circular one of tomorrow will be a challenging and complex task, albeit a solvable one, requiring innovation and collaboration along the entire value chain. Borealis, Borouge and NOVA Chemicals are members of a global family of polyolefins companies and le
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Leading European packaging manufacturer Coveris is gearing up to showcase a host of next generation, sustainable packaging innovations at September’s Lunch show in London. With a focus on recyclability, plastic reduction and new ways of eating, here’s an exclusive preview of the new products and insights they will be featuring at the event. With the entire food-to-go industry culminating under one roof on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2019 at ExCeL London, Coveris will be joining the line-up to showcase its latest product innovations and discuss how its Pack Positive® strategy is set to deliver tomorrow’s food-to-go and takeaway packaging of the future. As one of the UK’s fastest growing retail food channels operating in the most challenging environmental climate of recent years, the demand for food-to-go packaging solutions that protect both the product and the environment, as well as supporting new and innovative ways of ordering and consuming food, mean that the
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Flexible Design for Recycling: From theory to practice.

At FachPack 2019, ppg > companies will be presenting flexible packaging with a focus on design for recycling, the use of regranulates and renewable resources. The focus here will be on new developments in purely polyolefin packaging solutions to replace previously preferred mixed laminates. Furthermore, the possibilities of using postconsumer recyclate (PCR) and renewable raw materials will be presented on the basis of various applications. In the context of Design for Recycling, the requirements for flexible packaging have changed considerably. In the field of tension between packaging law and public pressure, the challenge lies in implementing the changes for already established packaging concepts. The decisive factor here is that the functionality of the packaging material is maintained in the course of the material change. Polyolefin solutions for top films and tubular bags. The assessment of the recyclability of packaging films is essentially dependent on the types of plastic from
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