Shemesh Automation unveils complete robotics-enhanced packaging line for cosmetics

UK – Automated packaging solutions provider, Shemesh Automation has unveiled its TKS-C60 complete robotics-enhanced bottling line for cosmetics products. The company says that TKS-C60 is designed to handle the entire packaging process—feeding, filling, capping, labeling, case packing and palletizing cosmetics products of all shapes and sizes. The TKS-C60 ensures a seamless, uninterrupted bottling line for a range of products from…

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Hoffmann Neopac invests US$4.5M to build tin packaging line at its manufacturing facility in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Infant food, nutritional, and well-being packaging specialist Hoffmann Neopac has invested US$4.5 million to build a tin production line for baby milk powder products at its manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. The company says that the new line, which has been installed and operating in a segregated room for food-grade compliance, is already servicing a major customer in…

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Dow to develop bio-based plastics for LVMH Beauty packaging

FRANCE – Dow to partner with LVMH Beauty on the development of sustainable packaging solutions for the latter’s luxury perfumes and cosmetics products. Through its planned collaboration with Dow, LMVH Beauty will replace a portion of its plastic packaging with bio-based and recycled alternatives. In doing so, it intends to advance its sustainability initiatives while maintaining the quality and functionality…

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Romaco unveils new blister packaging line to drive sustainability and efficiency

GERMANY – Romaco Noack has expanded its Unity family with the Unity 600 blister packaging line, aiming to optimize efficiency and lower emissions in the production of packs for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors. The company says that the new packaging line has a maximum output of 600 blisters and 350 cartons per minute. The machine’s double-lane high-speed line is…

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Dutch papermaker Crown Van Gelder declared bankrupt after running out of cash

NETHERLANDS – Crown Van Gelder B.V. has been declared bankrupt by the District Court of Noord-Holland with its financial difficulties partially attributed to the high costs of energy and raw materials. The company is a producer of paper for such applications as ice cream packaging, luxury shoppers, and High Speed Inkjet printers. It possesses two paper machines at its mill…

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RecyClass revises design for recycling guidelines & testing protocols

EUROPE – RecyClass has updated its Design for Recycling Guidelines and Recyclability Evaluation Protocols in line with recent developments in packaging features and recycling technologies. After conducting a reported fifteen test campaigns and issuing fifty Recyclability Approvals in 2022, new evaluations were carried out regarding the recycling compatibility of components appearing recurrently in rigid and flexible packaging. The behavior of…

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Smurfit Kappa to drive sustainability with US$6.54M investment in solar panels at its Spanish mill

SPAIN – Irish corrugated company, Smurfit Kappa has invested US$6.54 million (€6m) at its Sanguesa paper mill in Spain, which will see the construction and installation of up to 12,000 solar panels on land adjacent to the mill. Smurfit Kappa says that solar panels will reduce CO2 emissions by over 3200 tonnes annually and provide significant cost savings. Once operational,…

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TerraCycle partners with Paula’s Choice on skincare packaging recycling initiative

UK – International recycling company TerraCycle has partnered with personal care brand, Paula’s Choice Skincare to launch a free recycling initiative in the UK. TerraCycle says the partnership enables consumers to recycle their empty Paula’s Choice Skincare packaging. To participate in the program, customers must create an account on TerraCycle’s website and print a prepaid shipping label. From there, consumers…

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