keyboard_arrow_upThe new face of Airnov Healthcare Packaging on display at Pharmapack
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Airnov Healthcare Packaging (previously Clariant Healthcare Packaging) will reveal its new visual identity and branding to industry partners along with its portfolio of specialty products that prevent packaged pharmaceuticals from degradation due to moisture and oxygen at the Pharmapack tradeshow. The event takes place at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, 5 and […]

keyboard_arrow_upMinister gives industry-managed waste management plan a thumbs up
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The plastics and packaging industries of South Africa, represented by Packaging SA and Plastics SA, have both welcomed the announcement made by Barbara Creecy, minister of environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to scrap the existing Section 28 plan for developing an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the paper and packaging industry. Although the development […]

keyboard_arrow_upBosch’s packaging division is now independent enterprise Syntegon Technology
keyboard_arrow_downBosch’s packaging division is now independent enterprise Syntegon Technology

Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division has presented itself as an independent enterprise with the name Syntegon Technology at the company headquarters in Waiblingen, Germany. Syntegon’s business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Extending the service range is a priority for the […]

keyboard_arrow_upNeopac to present SpringTube at PCD Paris
keyboard_arrow_downNeopac to present SpringTube at PCD Paris

The global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications will feature a packaging solution for cosmetics and personal care products, at PCD Paris on 29-30 January 2020, at stand H24. Developed by subsidiary 3D Neopac, SpringTube is specially designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits […]

keyboard_arrow_upOptima automation will exhibit precision and flexibility at Pharmapack
keyboard_arrow_downOptima automation will exhibit precision and flexibility at Pharmapack

Optima automation will provide information about its current technologies for pen and auto injectors as well as paste dispensers for cannulae at Pharmapack 2020. These machines are characterised by their high process flexibility and precision. Semiautomatic machines can be converted into fully automatic systems and supplemented with additional features. During assembly, pen and auto injectors […]

keyboard_arrow_upHoffmann Neopac acquires CM Packaging
keyboard_arrow_downHoffmann Neopac acquires CM Packaging

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality plastic and metal packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has acquired its longstanding metal packaging partner, Netherlands-based CM Packaging. As of 1 January 2020, the company intends to operate as a single entity. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price. Expanded capacity […]

keyboard_arrow_upUnderstanding the complexity of plastics pollution
keyboard_arrow_downUnderstanding the complexity of plastics pollution

To investigate some of the key issues around plastic pollution The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) held a seminar called ‘Plastics: Substitutes vs recycling’. Banning plastic straws has become synonymous with the issue of plastic pollution, particularly in the oceans. It is considered a ‘hook’, something the public can focus on as an entry […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe road to ending plastic waste in SA
keyboard_arrow_downThe road to ending plastic waste in SA

The South African Initiative to End Plastic Waste has already made important progress in its efforts to find workable solutions that will end plastic from polluting the environment.  According to Plastics SA executive director, Anton Hanekom, this Initiative was formed earlier this year and enjoys the support and active participation of the entire packaging value […]

keyboard_arrow_upPackaging will speak green at 2020 international sustainable packaging forum
keyboard_arrow_downPackaging will speak green at 2020 international sustainable packaging forum

FICO Foundation and Ucima (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) will come together in Bologna on 20 and 21 February 2020 to create an event of in-depth study on the theme of sustainability in the packaging supply chain. Packaging Speaks Green is an international forum dedicated to the development of sustainability and the circular economy in […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpanish acquisitions allow ALPLA to move into HDPE recycling
keyboard_arrow_downSpanish acquisitions allow ALPLA to move into HDPE recycling

ALPLA will further expand its recycling activities by moving into polyolefin recycling with its acquisition of two companies based in Spain. With two of its own PET recycling plants in Austria and Poland (PET Recycling Team) and joint ventures in Mexico and Germany, ALPLA has long been an established partner in the field of PET […]