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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Schreiner MediPharm develops tamper-evident seal for syringe needles

GERMANY – Munich-based provider of functional labels for the healthcare industry, Schreiner MediPharm has developed Needle-Trap, a unique label with integrated needle protection. Needle-Trap indicates whether a prefilled syringe has been previously opened, helping protect the integrity of its contents until final use, notes the company. Schreiner MediPharm will showcase the new technology for the first time at Pharmapack in…

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Mitsubishi HiTec Paper unveils new generation of matte-coated inkjet papers

GERMANY – Biefield-based company, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has unveiled two new generations of matte-coated inkjet papers. Mitsubishi HiTec Paper says that the new generation of matt inkjet papers is available in basis weights between 70 and 228 g/m2. These papers feature a homogeneous surface and an optimized coated ink-receiving layer designed for a higher optical ink density, notes the company.…

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Trinseo eyes closure of plants in Germany to boost finances

GERMANY – Global materials supplier Trinseo has announced plans to shut down its styrene plant in Boehlen, Germany, and close a polycarbonate (PC) line in Stade, Germany, to cut costs. The company will also consolidate its polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet manufacturing site in Matamoros, Mexico, at the Aristech Surfaces production line in Florence, Kentucky, and reduce styrene-butadiene (SB) latex capacity…

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Berry solution provides 19% weight reduction for Milchwerke Schwaben dairy containers

GERMANY – Berry Superfos has achieved a significant weight reduction for its 1kg UniPack container supplied to leading German dairy producer Milchwerke Schwaben, to help meet the customer’s sustainability objectives. Due to a reduced headspace and improved indexation in the new containers, each pallet can now carry 594 kg worth of packaging in comparison to the previous 540kg. These changes…

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BASF partners StePac to develop sustainable packaging for fresh produce

GERMANY – German chemical company BASF has partnered with functional packaging provider StePac to develop sustainable packaging for the fresh produce sector. The partnership comes after StePac recently received REDcert2 certification to incorporate chemically recycled polyamide 6 into its modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) products. BASF says it will supply StePac with its Ultramid Ccycled product, a chemically recycled polyamide 6…

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Siegwerk launches new UV offset series for non-food packaging applications

GERMANY – Global provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, Siegwerk has launched a new SICURA Litho Pack series for non-food packaging applications made of paper, board and plastic substrates. The latest series is said to be versatile, low-odour UV offset inks and varnishes for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets. According to Siegwerk,…

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Henkel, cyclos-HTP collaborates to boost access to sustainable packaging

GERMANY – German multinational chemical and consumer goods company, Henkel has partnered with cyclos-HTP to boost access to sustainable packaging and consumer goods products. The partnership will give customers a more comprehensive and aligned service offering through the combined knowledge of the two companies. This includes access to in-house testing and certification, joint material science R&D as well as consultation…

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Landliebe Molkereiprodukte opts for SIG’s combiSwift TC closure

GERMANY – German dairy firm Landliebe Molkereiprodukte has launched SIG’s combiSwift closure with tethered cap for its already existing combiblocSlimline carton packs. The dairy firm has introduced UHT milk with SIG’s combiSwift TC under its Landliebe brand, which is available on shelves since the end of September 2022. According to SIG, its combiSwift TC closure maintains convenience for consumers and…

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