Packaging technology


A COALITION FOR MORE AND BETTER CUP RECYCLING

A new project for recycling paper cups has been launched in the Benelux countries. Stora Enso and Huhtamaki want to increase the recycling rate of wood fibres with The Cup Collective. Often, after only a short time of use, paper cups for to-go drinks end up in the rubbish or, even worse, in the environment.
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Siemens Healthineers packs sustainably with R.WEISS

A complex product range requires a complex packaging process? You might think so. But the automation of the packaging process of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH shows: With a competent partner like R.WEISS Packaging GmbH & Co KG, flexible solutions based on modular design can be realised. This is also the case here, for which an intelligent UNIROB turnkey system for packaging diagnostic products was developed.
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A CLOSURE FIGHTING FOOD WASTE

It is always exciting to see how far some innovations have come. A current case: the London-based start-up Mimica. Its founder, Solveiga Pakštaitė, primarily wanted to develop a bottle cap that would give people with impaired vision information about the shelf life of the product. As a rule, such info is only printed on the packaging and thus cannot be recognised by visually impaired people.
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RELIABLY DETERMINING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF PACKAGING MACHINES

Sustainability is one of the great topics that companies have to think about Goals for sustainability need to be formulated, and there need to be new ways to make products and services more sustainable. For Syntegon, this is no different. The company has set itself the goal, among others, to reduce the consumption of its most energy-intensive systems by 25 percent until 2025. One important step in this direction is the TĂśV-certified calculation of the carbon footprint of Syntegon systems, which the company can now offer.
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500 KEGS PER HOUR ON ONE CONVEYOR BELT

The keg is to the gastronomic industry what the single bottle is to the consumer. These beverage recipients hold 30 to 50 litres and cannot be used without modern pump technology these days. When liquids need to be filled into different types of packaging, retooling time is often a difficult factor. This has a negative impact on the machines’ efficiency. When changing from one-way kegs to returnable kegs, washing adds an extra step to the process. To make washing and racking kegs with beer, wine or carbonated drinks more efficient, the Dortmund-based KHS Group has developed a system with one single main conveyor belt.
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GO WITH THE FLOW! WITH THE FASTEST COMPLETE WATER FILLING LINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

In the Middle East, consumers’ purchasing decisions are increasingly changing, especially when it comes to beverages. The demand for bottled water is increasing, and water accounts for a third of all soft drink sales in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today. Water suppliers have to confront the rising demand and increase their capacities. Mai Dubai also faced this challenge, and turned to packaging solution provider Sidel for support in mastering it.
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FORGERY-PROOF BLISTER PACKS

For medication, clear product identification is a fundamental requirement. Folding boxes, cartons and pallets generally meet this requirement, but primary packaging such as blister packs does not. Two companies have launched a solution that comprises a whole range of technologies for printing, inspecting and packaging serialised blister packs and for their aggregation in boxes.
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VACUUM-SEALED CLOSURES FOR BULK GOODS

Many different industries continually need to package or dispense liquid or powdered goods. Powders and granules especially run the risk of accumulating dirt and dust, thus impacting on cleanliness during filling, closure and transport. To prevent this from happening, packers are turning to vacuum solutions for closure. This way, the environment can be kept dust-free and products are kept safe, both when using small packages and large bulk packs.
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DIGITISATION YOU CAN PRINT

As consumers, it seems we only really handle labels when it comes to peeling off, tearing off or covering up prices on items we intend to give as gifts. But these labelling strips also play a key role both in logistics and consumer information. Now, some manufacturers are taking this tried and tested method to the digital age.
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Cooperation around the globe

Frozen pizzas are among the most popular fast-food dishes: However, their delicate ingredients make processing and packaging anything but easy. To overcome these challenges, a major frozen food manufacturer in the USA relies on Syntegon Technology's system expertise from product distribution to case packers.
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Static electricity can pack up

In the packaging industry, the phenomenon of electrostatic charging and discharging is one of the daily challenges. Thus, food manufacturers are also dependent on processes to reduce electrostatic charge by means of ionisers - and depending on the application, as precisely, efficiently and energy-savingly as possible.
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Paper machine on the fast track

Over the last few years, Andritz converted the PM10 from production of SC paper to a fluting and testliner machine. The scope of supply comprised the stock preparation section, a comprehensive rebuild of the paper machine, and the complete automation.
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