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Packaging symbols, Part 2: Caution - danger of death!


In this series on packaging symbols, we look at symbols we often see around us. But offhand, do we actually know what they mean?
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Demand for German packaging machines is high throughout the world; this is also evidenced by interpack, the global No. 1 trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries.

German Packaging Machines No. 1 Worldwide


One in three packaging machines worldwide comes from Germany. Following Europe, Asia and North America are the most important consumers of packaging technology made in Germany.
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The Internet of Things is likely to boost the world’s industrial production by 20 per cent over the next three years, so that it will grow to nearly US$124 billion. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf

Internet of Things in the packaging market


The Internet of Things – IoT for short – is finding its way into the packaging sector, where the so-called Industrial Internet of Things is being applied to production processes. In the future, reliable machinery and smart manufacturing equipment will ensure sustainable and efficient overall productivity.
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Serialisation in combination with Track & Trace solutions can ensure more transparency for the supply and value chain thereby helping to curb counterfeits.

10,000% more counterfeits in two decades


Serialisation is on everyone’s lips – especially in the pharmaceuticals industry. However, a recent study shows that other sectors of industry have also realised the benefits of serialised packaging.
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An increasing number of people are moving to cities and need ever more packaging. Photo: stock.tookapic.com / pexels.com

Expensive Paper


Since the start of 2017 the global paper market as well as the affiliated packaging industry has been feeling the effects of raw material shortages. One of the areas where rising raw material prices are prompting concern is the corrugated card and paper industry.
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From June 2018 manufacturers will be responsible for the safety of loads during transport. Photograph:  industrieblick, fotolia.com

Manufacturers to be held liable for load safety


Whenever goods are transported from A to B, safe packaging is indispensable. From June 2018 onwards a new EU-wide directive will be in force, with new regulations on requirements and liabilities.
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Robust and durable: steel serves as a versatile packaging material coming in many shapes and sizes. Photo: © stockphoto-graf / www.fotolia.com

Close the Loop


The steel industry is posting rising recycling rates throughout Europe – steel packaging hits an average here of 77.5%.
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To optimise load stability Miele uses the stretch-hood process. by MSK. Photo: MSK

Under the Hood


Safety is the highest priority for goods transport and storage. Sufficient stability of palletised goods can be ensured by custom-made film hoods.
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State-of-the-art production lines are available, ensuring the hygienic filling of bulk material. Photo: AZO Group.

High level of product protection for bulk materials


It’s important that packaging should be extremely tear-resistant, tight and convenient to store. These product criteria are even more important for dangerous goods, and especially for chemical products packaged in paper bags.
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Industry 4.0


Data and data handling is of growing importance in industrial manufacturing. This view is also shared by companies in the packaging industry. But to what degree are they already digitalised at present and geared up for the increasing Industry 4.0?
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