Clearmark unveils new labeling system for net and weave packaging

UK – UK’s leading supplier of digital coding solutions, Clearmark has unveiled a new Overprinting Watchstrap Labeler (OWL) system to apply watchstrap labels to net and weave packaging applications., The Zodiac OWL aims to overcome the challenge of watchstrap labels snapping under stress when they are applied to textured surfaces, reports Packaging Europe. To prevent the snap from occurring, the…

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Sappi invests US$418M to expand Somerset Mill capacity in Skowhegan

US – Sappi North America, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, has approved a US$418 million investment to rebuild a paper machine at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan to make packaging and specialty papers. The investment at the mill will “increase its Paper Machine No. 2’s capacity and produce solid bleached sulfate (SBS) board products, a sustainable alternative to plastic packaging,”…

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Nestlé Dolce Gusto launches new compostable-pod coffee machine

BRAZIL – Nescafé Dolce Gusto has rolled out a hot beverage machine concept pegged as a “coffee shop at home, branded Neo. The system’s proprietary technology and home-compostable pods are dubbed the brand’s “most sustainable system to date.” With the ability to connect the machine to a smartphone, consumers can personalize their coffee preparation at a distance. Neo’s new range…

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Bühler, Pellenc ST partners on new center for PET bottle and flake sorting

SWITZERLAND – Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer, Bühler has partnered with Pellenc ST on a front and back-end solution for PET bottle and flake sorting. The two companies are hoping to improve and future-proof PET recyclers’ processing activities with a new Demo and Applications Centre opening in November. Combining Bühler’s PET flake sorting solutions – the SORTEX N PolyVision and…

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Velox to drive digital printing with launch of Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control technology

GERMANY – Innovative developer and manufacturer of mass production direct-to-shape digital decoration solutions, Velox has developed Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control Technology for Digital Printing on Plastic Tubes. The new technology delivers exceptionally photorealistic accuracy in images, fine graphic elements, and ultra-sharp text and lines, with high ink efficiency, and with no impact on Velox’s extremely high decoration speed of 250…

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Liquibox launches two new automatic bag-in-box filling equipment

US – Global leader in liquid packaging and dispensing, Liquibox has unveiled two new bag-in-box filling machines for safer, easier, and more efficient bag-in-box filling. The latest modular design platforms include automatic A-Series and semi-automatic S-Series machines. Liquibox, a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, said that the machines can fill a broad range of liquid products, including liquid food, beverages…

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Harpak-ULMA introduces TFS 216 thermoforming machine for fresh food packaging

US – Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, has unveiled the ULMA TFS 216 thermoforming machine, which is designed to offer more sustainable packaging for fresh food products. The TFS 216 takes ULMA’s pursuit of sustainable packaging solutions a step further by offering a new model of thermoforming machine designed to package fresh products in vacuum skin…

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Sonoco launches new uncoated recycled paperboard machine

US – US-based sustainable packaging provider Sonoco has launched its new high-capacity, uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) #10 machine. The launch is part of Sonoco’s Project Horizon, a US$125 million initiative to convert the company’s former corrugated medium machine in Hartsville, South Carolina, to advanced URB operations. The new URB machine represents the company’s transition to fully recycled fibers at the…

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