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Serving up RetortPouch Recyclable to food and wet pet food manufacturers

14.10.2021 Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has added to its range of sustainable premium food and pet food packaging solutions with the launch of RetortPouch Recyclable.

Launch of MasterTape Pack product range for pressure-sensitive packaging applications

13.10.2021 Ahlstrom-Munksjö (Helsinki, Finland) expands its offering of sustainable tape backing solutions by launching a complete product range for pressure-sensitive packaging tape applications.
Chromos GmbH

Serame as new partner for special solutions

12.10.2021 With effect from 1 October 2021, Chromos GmbH (Augsburg, Germany) has taken over the representation of Serame in the German market. The French company, based in Avelin, a few kilometres south of Lille, specialises in non-stop splicers and rewinders, especially for manufacturers of self-adhesive labels.

Price increase on film and paper solutions

11.10.2021 Loparex (Cary, North Carolina), a leading global producer of release liners and engineered films, is increasing prices on all products shipped to its customers on or after 15 October 2021. These increases will range from 10% to 15%, depending on the region and as allowed by contract.
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Supply chains stretched to breaking point

08.10.2021 The German supply industry is under severe pressure. The shortage of semiconductors is leading to significant production losses in the automotive industry and other important customer sectors. The short-term announcements of plant closures are putting enormous pressure on the supplier companies in Germany, while at the same time they themselves are experiencing massive problems with the supply of raw materials.
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Playing darts – Retriever Sports installs first Evolution 5 in the UK

07.10.2021 In one of the more unusual applications for narrow web flexo technology, the UK manufacturer of dart and accessories, Retriever Sports, has added a Mark Andy Evolution 5 to its production facility in Slough, some 20 miles west of London. The six-colour flexo press is the first of its kind to be installed in the UK and replaces one of two Mark Andy Scouts that have been in use at Retriever Sports since shortly after the millennium.
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Alginate-based packaging films

06.10.2021 Due to legislative restrictions such as the EU's Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) and the trend towards the development of new, bio-economic packaging, natural polymers are increasingly coming to the fore as forward-looking alternatives to conventional fossil plastics. One of these polymers is alginic acid or alginate, which can be extracted from brown algae.

Partnership with PRETHINK INK network

05.10.2021 Ink logistics specialist GSE is providing expertise to help reduce the environmental impact of flexible packaging by joining the PRETHINK INK network – a group of printing industry suppliers promoting the adoption of water-based inks.

Innovatec invests in non-contact fluid application system

04.10.2021 Innovatec, a leading producer of meltblown nonwovens, invests in a WEKO fluid application system for the functionalisation of meltblown nonwovens. After several test series in the WEKO TechnologyCenter as well as further tests under production conditions with a rental machine, the system was able to convince.

"Exhilarating celebration of the packaging industry"

01.10.2021 "Anyone who wasn't there missed out," was the unanimous tenor of exhibitors at the close of FACHPACK on 30 September 2021. For three days, the trade fair for packaging, technology and processes was the epicentre of innovation and inspiration for the packaging industry.

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