14/11/2023Whether it is seeds, fertilisers or animal feed, farms receive a large amount of items in bulk bags. But what to do with the empty plastic super sacks? The VerenA return scheme was launched in early 2023 specifically for the disposal of used, licensed bulk bags.
12/09/2023Most of us are familiar with swarms from the animal world. But autonomous mobile robots are already working in swarms in automated, networked production – wirelessly connected and equipped with cameras, they’re able to coordinate themselves and act synchronously.
10/08/2023Steel drums are used to transport and store chemical products, primary materials for industrial use, hazardous goods and food. For sensitive goods, there is now a new drum made of galvanised sheet steel, which has anti-corrosive properties on both its inside and outside and is manufactured in a novel production process.
11/07/2023Plastic energy chains and bearings are deployed wherever movement is required in production. They are responsible, for instance, for keeping processes running smoothly in packaging plants. But even chains and bearings need to be disposed of at some point in time. What happens then?
13/06/2023Packaging materials are usually the first thing that come to mind when the topic of the ‘carbon footprint of packaging’ is brought up. Machines, however, also produce emissions. But even relatively simple modifications may result in considerable savings. A tool by the KHS mechanical engineering company in Germany is able to quantify those savings.
13/04/2023Rising energy prices, shortages of raw materials and supply bottlenecks are increasingly putting a strain on companies. Under the motto "You don't need much. Just the right thing.", Robatech will present GreenSaver at interpack 2023. With this service, the savings potential in industrial hotmelt application can be determined.
12/12/2022Transport 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.
12/12/2022The safe transport of hazardous goods or chemicals depends on reliable containers. But sustainability should not be overlooked. The German company Schütz produces different IBC containers which are manufactured using recycled material.
12/12/2022For the chemical industry, plastic pallets could be a sustainable alternative when it comes to the transport and storage of products. With the help of industry feedback, Cabka has developed a sustainable generation of their plastic pallets, made from recycled material.
17/11/2022Transport 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.
22/06/2022Food 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.
28/04/2022Fresh ideas on how to design packaging often come from institutes of higher education. In different study courses, young up-and-coming designers are perfecting their future-ready, and often prize-winning, solutions.
28/04/2022Students at German universities and other institutes of higher education are taking new approaches, including to packaging food. Sustainability often drives their new ideas.
19/04/2022Dangerous 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.
01/06/2021The 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.
24/03/2021The 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.
04/11/2020In 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.
01/10/2020Companies 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.
10/06/2020There 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.
30/03/2020Without 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.