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Save the World: the GPAL Clock aims to promote the ecological image and values of the Gütegemeinschaft Paletten e.V.. Photo: GEPAL

Pallets to Save the World

01/09/2016

Every year millions of pallets are produced. This benefits the industry and the environment, too, as the CO2 Savings Clock shows.
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Photo: HOMEmade MAKEOVERS / instructables.

Positive outlook for EPAL pallet industry

28/06/2016

Considered the most important cargo carriers for the timber-based packaging industry Euro pallets are made from sturdy timber. As a transport tool they are not only seeing growing demand from industry but also from consumers who now turn these plain pallets into unique design objects.
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Thanks to a new format, the Speedmaster CS 92 allows commercial printing where the average cost of printing plates is reduced by over one fifth. © 2016 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

New machines for packaging printing

27/04/2016

Personalised packaging with short print runs, seasonal products and limited editions require flexible printing methods. The market is currently full of solutions for quick and simple changes in size and material as well as innovative machinery with state-of-the-art technology.
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Packaging in the pharmaceutical industry Cameras  are getting smarter, thanks to embedded visual applets. © Messe Düsseldorf

Software and 3D solutions for packaging

04/03/2016

New EU directives on food, pharmaceutical and online packaging require flexible and efficient solutions. Whereas until recently manufacturing has focused primarily on machinery and thus on hardware, more and more companies are now attracted by the benefits of software systems.
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Plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers are increasing their exports – their core market being Europe. First and foremost the four biggest markets: Poland, Italy, United Kingdom and France. © scie

Stability for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers

03/02/2016

The manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery in Germany succeeded in increasing their sales slightly by 5% in total over the sector forecast last year. For the current year the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association expects turnover to rise again to over Euro 7 billion for the first time ever.
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When the postman rings twice

16/12/2015

e-Commerce expects Holiday Season to generate over Euro 11 b Turnover
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Flexible – Individual – On Demand

21/09/2015

The packaging industry has discovered the possibilities of digital printing, thereby opening entirely new marketing options for product manufacturers. Thanks to innovative engineering technology the smallest print-runs can be produced without any additional expense.
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'MSC Zoe' at Hamburg harbour © 1996-2015 - MSC S.A.

Global shipping trade increasing

26/08/2015

For well over six months, ‚CSCL Globe’ was the largest container ship in the world – its number one position has now been challenged by ‚MSC Zoe’, which commands an additional loading capacity of 144 containers. However, it may not rest on its laurels for long: Even bigger container ships are already being built.
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© SIG Combibloc

Staying Competitive with a Smart Factory

26/08/2015

The keyword is Industry 4.0 – a project which is of major proportions. The German government and industry want to work together on merging the real and virtual worlds while actively promoting digitisation in industry.
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Magnus Willeke, pixelio.de

Will plastics be replaced by wood foam?

01/06/2015

The latest development by the Fraunhofer Institute in Braunschweig may eventually replace some of today’s plastic packaging. The innovative insulation material has proved to be particularly eco-friendly - and has already received a reward for this quality.
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