• Automated technologies for Industry 4.0

    By Converter on December 15, 2017
    One new trend in automation is cooperation with customer and supplier throughout the Industry 4.0 protocol. Euromac machines are fully configured to comply with integration into a customised information network, allowing increased productivity, and traceability of the final product. The system also can monitor alarms and errors occurring in the process to implement a safer working environment. Euromac has supplied […]
  • First rotary die cutting machine of its kind sold in the USA

    By Converter on December 15, 2017
    DCS USA Corporation, distributor of Taiwan-based-company Sysco Machinery, sold the first rotary die cutting machine of its kind on the American continent to Minnesota-based-company, Pepin Manufacturing. The multi-stations rotary die cutting machine with laser is scheduled to be installed in Pepin’s brand new 18,000sq ft facility in Wabasha, MN at the beginning of 2018. Sysco’s machine, built to handle a […]
  • Empack 2018 welcomes the latest packaging technology

    By Converter on December 14, 2017
    One of the UK’s leading packaging technology events, Empack, will return to Birmingham’s NEC on February 28 and March 1, 2018. The two-day event will offer an opportunity for decision makers from major brands, converters and retailers to discover the latest technological advances in logistics and transit packaging, packaging machinery, robotics and automation. The show will also offer visitors the […]
  • Mintel announces five global packaging trends for 2018

    By Converter on December 12, 2017
    Mintel, one of the leading market intelligence agencies, has today announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year.   In 2018: Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste. Online brands will reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce experience. Brands who adopt clear and succinct package messaging […]
  • EFIA judging line-up announced

    By Converter on December 12, 2017
    The Board of the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) is delighted to announce its prestigious line-up of judges for the 2018 EFIA Awards programme. From the flexographic print and packaging supply chain, judges include Les Jones of Contact Originators, Steve Ferbrache of Absolute/Pamarco, Hannah Wardle of Americk Packaging, Paul Horton of Parkside Flexibles and Ken Shackleton of Cardboard Box. Representing […]
  • Flow wrapping from Tisomi

    By Converter on December 11, 2017
    To remain at the forefront of the growing and highly competitive health food sector, a supplier of natural protein bars and powders turned to Tisomi Packaging Machinery for packing technology that provided greater speed, accuracy and efficiency. Family-run business Nutree Life, a manufacturer of gluten, wheat and soya free vegan health products, upgraded its packaging operation with a Tisomi flow […]
  • Parkside extends support to clean living market with compostable pack

    By Converter on December 11, 2017
    Speciality packaging solutions provider, Parkside, has expanded its support to the clean eating, clean living market with the development of a compostable wrapper for nutritious food brand Nobó’s new range of chocolate. Based in Ireland, health food brand Nobó, known for its award-winning dairy free ice cream, has launched a range of plant based, milk style chocolate. The launch of […]
  • New packaging consultancy launched in the UK

    By Converter on December 6, 2017
    Haulwen Nicholas, former head of packaging at Müller and winner of ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Packaging Industry’ at the Packaging News Awards 2017, has launched a new UK packaging consultancy business, aptly branded, The Packaging Oracle. Having worked across the food and drink and hygiene sectors over several years and acted as an advisor to WRAP, Nicholas has experience of […]
  • BST eltromat International at Labelexpo Asia 2017

    By Converter on December 6, 2017
    BST eltromat International is presenting its wide product range at this year’s Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai (December 5 – 8). In hall E1, booth B33 the company is demonstrating quality assurance systems for the label and packaging industry e.g. for web guiding, web monitoring, 100% inspection, colour measurement and register control. Visitors can learn more about products and solutions for […]
  • Creation and partners get tactile to deliver multi-sensory packaging

    By Converter on December 6, 2017
    Creation, a UK specialist in packaging artwork, reprographics and sleeve and plate production, has partnered with narrow web ink and coatings specialist, Pulse Roll Label Products, to serve the growing trend for tactile solutions. Harnessing the power of the senses to engage consumers through enhanced pack appeal, brands and retailers are increasingly concerned with delivering an experience that stimulates sight, […]