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Micro-Epsilon UK Launches Inline High Speed Colour Measurement System, colorCONTROL ACS700

Micro-Epsilon UK Launches Inline High Speed Colour Measurement System, colorCONTROL ACS700

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK has launched an inline high speed colour measurement system, which measures the actual colour of the target by identifying their coordinates in the colour space. [More]
NUS Researchers Develop Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Material

NUS Researchers Develop Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Material

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully developed an environmentally-friendly food packaging material that is free from chemical additives, by fortifying natural chitosan-based composite film with grapefruit seed extract (GFSE). This novel food packaging material can slow down fungal growth, doubling the shelf-life of perishable food, such as bread. [More]
igus Introduces xiros Rollers that Help Optimise Packaging Machines

igus Introduces xiros Rollers that Help Optimise Packaging Machines

Plastic bearing specialist igus® has developed a system for guide and transport rollers used in the labelling, packaging and food industries that helps OEMs build machines that adhere to some of the most strict regulations and cope with extremely harsh environments when deployed on the factory floor. The xiros® rollers consist of an anodised aluminium tube and two xiros® ball bearings, which are lightweight, low friction and cost-effective in comparison with their metal counterparts. They also run without the need for lubricants, which may damage, discolour or deteriorate the integrity of the material or film during the processing. [More]
DSM Expands Production Capacity of Akulon XS Polyamide for Flexible Packaging Films

DSM Expands Production Capacity of Akulon XS Polyamide for Flexible Packaging Films

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces that the company is expanding production capacity for Akulon® XS at its facility in Emmen, the Netherlands. The capacity increase is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016. It will meet the strong-growing demand for Akulon XS, a new polyamide developed specifically for blown films used in flexible food packaging. Financial details will not be disclosed. [More]
CPI to Collaborate with REMEDIES Project Partners to Develop Smart Pharmaceutical Packaging

CPI to Collaborate with REMEDIES Project Partners to Develop Smart Pharmaceutical Packaging

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is part of a UK based consortium developing technologies that will spearhead the commercialisation of intelligent pharmaceutical packaging.
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CCL Industries Plans to Make Significant Capital Investment in Mexican Operations

CCL Industries Plans to Make Significant Capital Investment in Mexican Operations

CCL Industries Inc. ("CCL"), a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, announced today that it plans to make a significant capital investment at its Guanajuato, Mexico location over the next 3 years. [More]
The Inkjet Conference 2015: Phoseon to Display Advanced UV LED Curing Solutions

The Inkjet Conference 2015: Phoseon to Display Advanced UV LED Curing Solutions

Phoseon will be displaying state of the art UV LED curing solutions for printing applications at The Inkjet Conference(TM) (TheIJC.com), to be held in the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany, October 7-8, 2015. [More]
Ceresana’s New Analysis Report on European Food Packaging Market

Ceresana’s New Analysis Report on European Food Packaging Market

Protective gas for ready-made meals, high barrier film for fish, stand-up pouches for coffee powder: food packaging has become a science of its own. "The application of food packaging is determined by complex trends," explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. "There is a continuous development of new and innovative types of packaging and technologies. Legislation and consumer behavior are changing. At the same time, manufacturers are working hard on offering evermore cost-effective packaging solutions." The overall European market for food packaging (excluding beverages) is analyzed in Ceresana's latest market study. Analysts at Ceresana expect this market (including secondary and transport packaging) to reach a volume of more than 38 million tonnes by 2022. [More]
Michelman to Showcase Innovative Printing, Coating Technologies at 4th Specialty Films & Flexible Packaging Conference

Michelman to Showcase Innovative Printing, Coating Technologies at 4th Specialty Films & Flexible Packaging Conference

Michelman will be presenting a variety of its flagship print receptive and functional coating technologies at the 4th Specialty Films & Flexible Packaging Conference being held September 15-16 in Mumbai, India. Mr. Bill Magee, Group Director of Michelman’s Printing & Packaging division will be doing a presentation at the show entitled “Breakthrough Technology - Water-Based Coatings – A Sustainable Alternative.” [More]
LabelExpo 2015: Michelman to Highlight Print Receptive and Functional Coating Technologies

LabelExpo 2015: Michelman to Highlight Print Receptive and Functional Coating Technologies

Michelman will feature a variety of its flagship print receptive and functional coating technologies in booth 9C20 at LabelExpo 2015, being held September 29 - October 2, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. [More]