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German plastics packaging association IK warns: record price jumps endanger production

07.01.2022 The extreme price pressure on electricity and gas as well as the persistently high raw material prices mean that one in four manufacturers of plastic packaging and films already has to turn down orders. For 2022, the industry expects a further sharp increase in electricity costs of 28%. Numerous companies see their existence threatened by this development. The industry is calling on the new federal government to provide urgent relief.
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German logistics expert: "Supply bottlenecks will not be exacerbated by the Omicron variant alone"

05.01.2022 How does the German Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics (DSLV) assess the risk of possible supply bottlenecks in January and beyond with regard to the upcoming Omicron infection wave? Our sister magazine packREPORT asked the Berlin-based association for a statement.
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Coronavirus increases consumers' environmental concerns, according to new study

16.12.2021 Since the coronavirus pandemic and the positive impact of the global lockdowns on the state of the environment, thousands of Germans have changed their behaviour due to heightened concerns about climate change.
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Triple tradeshow with CCE International and InPrint Munich will take place from 15-17 March 2022

01.12.2021 After a compulsory break in 2021, preparations are well underway for the collective of converting, paper and print exhibitions. Organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions is confident to hold the shows from 15 to 17 March 2022 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Visitor registration is already open.
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Bio-based coalition criticises EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

30.11.2021 In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production.
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Labels: "Shortage everywhere in historic dimensions"

25.11.2021 Klemens Ehrlitzer is managing director of the German Manufacturers’ Association for Self-Adhesive Labels and Narrow Web Converting (VskE).
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ICEC USA

Announcement of 2023 dates

17.11.2021 Following a successful week in Orlando, Florida, the International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA (ICEC USA) came to a close at the Orange County Convention Center, 19-21 October 2021. ICEC USA returned to Orlando for an in-person show based on the vocalised need from industry stakeholders to unite converting industry professionals and exhibitors to do business in a safe and comfortable environment.
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Use cases for the digital twin

21.10.2021 New business models, resilient, resource-saving manufacturing and less downtime thanks to transparency in the relevant data – the challenges facing machinery suppliers and their customers are increasing. At SPS 2021 in Nuremberg (23-25 November), Lenze will be showcasing digital solutions and software and hardware for today's tasks in Hall 7, Stand 391/396. Digitalisation and the acceleration of processes in production, service and development are the focus here.
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Germany: "The Packaging Act must be further developed"

18.10.2021 The German Packaging Act has set clear impulses for more recycling. However, experts at the annual conference of the German bvse (Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Disposal) in Marienfeld at the beginning of October, pointed out that there is still far too much packaging in use that cannot be recycled or can only be recycled with difficulty.
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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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