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In search of bio-based plastic: two EU research projects cooperate

09.07.2021 Since 1 July 2021, many single-use plastic products have been banned in the EU. A step that, according to the scientific community, is already making a major positive contribution against plastic waste in the sea. The EU is taking a further step with two research projects that are looking for alternatives to plastic – and should enable clear criteria for biodegradability.
Windmöller & Hölscher

Virtual EXPO 2021

06.07.2021 The second Virtual EXPO from W&H showed 12 Tech Sessions for extrusion, printing and converting customers. Over 2000 visitors from around 100 countries tuned in for the latest news in machinery for the flexible packaging market.
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AGVU discusses new impulses for the circular economy after the federal election in Germany

24.06.2021 What does the federal election mean for the future of the circular economy and packaging regulation in Germany? Experts shed light on this question at the 18th AGVU Orientation Day on 21 June 2021 in Berlin.

Leading packaging manufacturer enters medical face mask production within a few months

14.06.2021 When the COVID 19 pandemic gained momentum in early 2020, demand for protective masks exploded worldwide virtually overnight. Looming supply shortages and the thought that the pandemic could cripple global supply chains prompted one of the world's leading packaging manufacturers to enter face mask production in a big way.
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No end in sight: prices for plastics rise to historic highs

09.06.2021 The unbroken price increase and the continuing shortage of many plastics continue to put pressure on manufacturers of plastic packaging. A recent fifth flash survey among the members of the German plastic packaging association IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen at the end of May shows how extremely tense the situation in the industry continues to be.
IST Metz

Live UV Days 2021 with over 1000 viewers in 89 countries

07.06.2021 At the UV Days “on air”, which were live streamed from a TV studio on 18 and 19 May, event organiser IST Metz (Nürtingen, Germany) was able to reach out to 1000 viewers and 19 industry partners in 89 countries.

Digital technology and sustainable solutions: How to reach generation YZ

01.06.2021 As consumers and future employees, generations Y and Z are the target of marketing and recruiting initiatives by the packaging sector. But where and how do you reach out to this generation?
ICE Europe

New date in March 2022

12.05.2021 Following the recent communication on the shows’ postponement, Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has announced the new dates for ICE Europe, CCE International and InPrint Munich. The collective of converting, paper and print exhibitions was scheduled for 22 – 24 June 2021 and will now take place from 15 to 17 March 2022 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.
EU bioplastics projects

Protecting nature and the environment from plastics pollution

30.04.2021 Two European projects are joining forces: BIO-PLASTICS EUROPE, coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences (HAW) based in Hamburg/Germany, and SEALIVE, coordinated by the Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje, Transporte y Logística (ITENE) in Valencia/Spain.

Vital stimulus for the global print & packaging industry

26.04.2021 virtual.drupa made history as the first purely digital version of the leading global trade fair for printing technologies, which took place from 20 to 23 April 2021. The virtual event successfully bridged the gap between the previous and forthcoming face-to-face event in 2024.

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