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Boxlab Services takes care that hazard labels comply with legal requirements. (Image: Boxlab Services)

Small print runs of labels for hazardous materials


Transport of hazardous materials poses different challenges to labels. They have to adhere to different materials and be resistant to chemicals or environmental effects. Storage and disposal of large amounts of labels can become a problem.
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Sealing system with a big pack ready for closure, side view

Image: SSB Wägetechnik GmbH

Vacuum-sealed closures for bulk goods


Food or building materials present special challenges for the filling and closing process. To make sure that the surroundings stay clean and product safety is guaranteed along the entire supply chain for bulk powders, vacuum seals are used for filling and closing.
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A graphic shows drums wrapped in stretch film on pallets. Red lightning bolts are printed on the film.

The antistatic stretch film is marked with printed red lightning bolts. Image: BASF

Stretch Film for EX Zones


Dangerous goods on business premises present special challenges for the packaging material used. BASF and Duo Plast have now developed an antistatic stretch film for palletisation in potentially explosive atmospheres that prevents flying sparks.
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The pandemic has had a huge impact on the day-to-day routine of machine engineers for the packaging industry. Digitalisation gives rise to innovation.

Impact of the Corona Pandemic on the Packaging Machinery Industry


The pandemic stimulates innovation amongst machine engineers in the packaging industry. Digital commissioning, virtual communication and virtual reality are all possible solutions and have led us to rethink.
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toom's bright white paint held in hands

In 2011, toom became the first DIY store to introduce emulsion paint in tubs made out of recycled plastic. Photo: toom

Recycled materials in the construction industry


The construction industry is aiming to become more sustainable and has increased their use of recycled materials in their packaging with the objective of reducing their own CO2 emissions. toom, a DIY giant, was one of the first in the industry to set their sights on implementing recycled materials.
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Foto: Remy Gieling, Unsplash

Green technology in machines and systems


In the 21st century, green technology will play a key role and will have a significant influence on a company’s competitive edge when implemented in machines and systems. Even the coronavirus hasn’t put a dent in the boom, as regulatory pressure remains high.
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Big data in the packaging and processing industry


Companies from all industries are constantly generating more and more data that needs to be saved, analysed and processed. Big data is increasingly in demand in the packaging and processing industry too.
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Colourful wooden pallets

Photo: Brent Keane, Pexels

Load carriers are important for ensuring supply security


There are many different types of load carriers: cases, cartons, containers, drums or pallets - they all ensure security in transportation and storage and in supplying the population with vital goods.
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Industrial packaging 4.0


Without it, very few goods would make it to our shelves: Industrial packaging is indispensable in global trade, whether goods are transported by land, sea or air. Now the future of boxes and pallets will be digitalised with the aid of RFID and blockchain technologies.
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Photo: Dag Heidecker

Packaging robots: on the rise worldwide


Packaging robots are being used more and more to execute tasks within packaging production. These robots, with their increasing capacities, can now be used in production facilities throughout the entire packaging line, either independently or in direct cooperation with human employees.
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