There has been rapid growth in the production of aluminium aerosol cans worldwide in the recent past, with a new production record being reported year after year. However, according to AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, this development did not continue in the first half of 2019: year-on-year its member companies’ production fell by about one per cent to three billion cans.
“We have decided to make the transition to another level of quality – we must become a modern enterprise, and only through innovative technologies, systematization and cost reduction can we survive in today's highly competitive markets.”
FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, will open its doors on 24 September 2019. About 1,600 exhibitors will be on hand in 12 exhibition halls to show their innovations to an expected 45,000 trade visitors.
Schubert-Cosmetics presented three new products to more than 50 customers and interested parties who had travelled from all over Europe and overseas to an in-house exhibition on 27 June. The Schubert team demonstrated its new vision machine with the newly developed 3D image recognition system and shared insight into the Cobot laboratory. These creative technical solutions and the interface-free overall solution from a single source met with great interest amongst the guests.
The winners of the renowned Tube of the Year competition, which is held annually by the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma), were awarded at this year’s World Tube Congress in Hamburg. A jury comprising representatives of etma member companies and international brand manufacturers chose the winners of the coveted awards in the categories Aluminium Tube, Plastic Tube, Laminate Tube and Prototype. For the first time there was also an award in the Sustainability category this year.
Demonstrations against the flood of waste and calls for more environmental protection in the 1980s and 1990s led to the Packaging Ordinance, can deposits and dual systems. The discussion about environmentally friendly packaging is nothing new, but has reached a new height recently with “ocean littering” and the public debate about plastic. FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, therefore made “Environmentally friendly packaging” its key theme for 2019.
The search for something new, different, and exciting is leading flavor developments in food and beverage, supported by an ongoing interest in natural, clean label and healthier options. ‘New Discoveries’ emerges as the leader in Innova Market Insights’ Top Flavor Trends for 2019, as the company continuously analyzes global developments in food and beverage launch activity and consumer research to highlight the trends most likely to impact the food and beverage industry over the coming year and beyond.
The new president became Anna Lukanina, managing partner of Depot. Such a decision was made by an absolute majority of votes at the anniversary report-election conference of the association.
On Thursday 27 June 2019, Arburg AG in Muensingen, Switzerland, celebrated its 25th anniversary. The open house event offered the approximately 130 guests a varied programme of expert presentations and technical highlight. As a highlight, Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presented the traditional Arburg anniversary sculpture to Marcel Spadini, Managing Director of Arburg AG.
Revenue generated by packaging machinery manufacturers sees further 9.4% growth to 7.85 billion euros. The strong growth both in Italy and in international markets confirms the Italian industry’s world leadership position.