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Italian packaging machinery sales top €8 billion

Italian packaging machinery sales top €8 billion

Published on Aug 18th, 2020

 

Italy’s automatic packaging machinery manufacturers are the only Italian capital goods producers to report growth in revenues in 2019 (+2.2%), thereby confirming the world leadership position of a niche mechanical engineering sector, which for the first time in its history has broken the €8 billion euro revenue barrier. The number of operating companies decreased in 2019 (down 2.4% to 616) as a result of the series of M&As underway in the sector, while the number of employees rose to 33,304 (+2.1%).

Hinojosa optimises environmental management with FSC Multisite certificate

Hinojosa optimises environmental management with FSC Multisite certificate

Published on Aug 13th, 2020

Hinojosa has become one of a select few Spanish companies to achieve the FSC Multisite certificate, the result of a significant effort in transparency and environmental management for the entire group. This certificate endorses in a unified way the sustainable origin of the paper that it uses in its plants. The certification guarantees customers that all of the group’s plants meet the same requirements.

Revolutionary tray-positioning system developed

Revolutionary tray-positioning system developed

Published on Jul 15th, 2020

Tray sealing specialist Proseal has launched a revolutionary tray positioning system - the first of its kind - that calculates the required tray-spacing set-up parameters for individual tray sealing tool-sets, eliminating the trial and error usually associated with this process. The new patent-pending ProPosition™ feature automatically identifies the best position for trays, to ensure the perfect alignment every time.

Seminar on Asia-Pacific food contact legislation

Seminar on Asia-Pacific food contact legislation

Published on Jun 30th, 2020

The Italian Institute of Packaging is promoting a series of training sessions on 29-30 July 2020 on the main legislation in force on the Asian market covering food contact materials and articles. The series of sessions begins with an overview of the legislation in Asian countries and on future trends. This will be followed by a detailed session focusing in depth on four countries: India, Japan, China and Korea.

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Goliath; the success of the new watermelon box with 1 million units sold

Goliath; the success of the new watermelon box with 1 million units sold

Published on Jun 11th, 2020

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Hinojosa and Lactips develop plastic-free packaging solutions for food

Hinojosa and Lactips develop plastic-free packaging solutions for food

Published on Jun 11th, 2020

More and more people concerned about the environment avoid plastics in their purchases. However, this is not so easy when it comes to purchasing coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder or cookies. Their oleic characteristics make it essential that their containers, even when mostly cardboard or paper, have plastic part or even aluminium foil to act as a barrier and protect the product.

Smurfit Kappa links its CO2 reduction target with the Science Based Target initiative

Smurfit Kappa links its CO2 reduction target with the Science Based Target initiative

Published on Jun 11th, 2020

 

Smurfit Kappa has advanced one step further along its sustainability path with the signing of a commitment to link its CO2 target with the Science Based Target initiative (SBT) goals based on scientific knowledge. The move that comes after the leader in corrugated paper and packaging revealed in its 2019 Sustainable Development Report that it had cut its CO2 emissions by nearly a third since 2005.

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