Business titans commit to elimination of plastic packaging waste by 2025

Almost 300 organizations representing approximately 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally have agreed to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. Companies including L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever and Amcor signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment today at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali. The commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment. Dubbed the “new normal” for plastic packaging, the pledgeread more

30.10.2018 read more

Mayr-Melnhof Group acquires TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has come to an agreement with the owners of TANN Group on the 100% acquisition of the group headquartered in Traun, Austria. TANN Group prints on and finishes externally sourced fine paper to produce tipping paper (cigarette filter paper) and is the global market leader in this area. Annual sales of approximately EUR 230 million are generated by 8 production sites in 7 countries and a worldwide workforce of around 1,100 employees, who are taken over. Tread more

22.10.2018 read more

Constantia Flexibles selects Wikitude as technology partner to deliver AR in interactive packaging

Constantia Interactive was introduced last year to facilitate digital communication and marketing opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It also meets the growing demand from consumers for an enhanced experience when engaging with brands and products. For brands, interactive packaging enables them to understand consumer shopping behaviour, target consumers more effectively and improve their products. All of this strengthens the customer's relationship with tread more

16.10.2018 read more

Comexi discontinues gravure business

After dedicating nearly a decade to commercializing gravure machinery, Comexi now plans to focus its efforts on flexo, offset, laminating, slitting and innovative sustainable solutions. The company has decided to divert its efforts towards the sales and designs of flexo, offset, lamination and slitting equipment. As a consequence, Comexi will divest its rotogravure business, devoting its efforts to develop innovative solutions for flexible packaging such as offset and digitaread more

01.10.2018 read more