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Plasmatreat’s green multitasker offers plasma instead of chemistry

Openair plasma_treatment_of_polypropyleneFor many packaging surfaces, an effective pretreatment is essential to ensure reliable and long-time stable adhesion of adhesives and coatings. Various pretreatment methods are available to achieve these two conditions, with wet chemical substances still the most widely used.

Astrapak gains momentum after restructuring

Astrapak CEO Robin Moore reports acceptable interim results for the group for the half-year to 31 August 2015Astrapak reported overall acceptable interim results for the half-year to 31 August 2015, in the context of a weak trading environment. This is according to Astrapak CEO Robin Moore, who notes the group is making pleasing progress with its cash position and debt reduction. ‘This is work in progress, but we’re building momentum,’ he cautions.

Elements of elegance in beauty packaging

Luxury packaging for fragrances entices consumer interestDefining luxury packaging across a variety of FMCG markets, a white paper published by Smithers Pira takes readers through the key areas in this segment of the packaging sector.

Werum and Sarla boost paperless pharma manufacturing in India

Anil Mehta, CEO, Sarla TechnologiesSarla Technologies and Werum IT Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, jointly announced an MOU to partner for delivering MES projects in India. Sarla Technologies will become an official partner for Werum’s PAS-X MES throughout India providing project control and integration services.

KSB Pumps and Valves makes its mark overseas

Exports of_magnetic_drive_pumps_from_KSB_Pumps_and_Valves_are_growingExports of highly advanced pumps for the petrochemical and hazardous materials industries have sustained KSB Pumps and Valves (KSB) in the face of somewhat suppressed sales in traditional southern African markets.

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