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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


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


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


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


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


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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Staying Competitive with a Smart Factory


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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'MSC Zoe' at Hamburg harbour © 1996-2015 - MSC S.A.

Global shipping trade increasing


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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Magnus Willeke, pixelio.de

Will plastics be replaced by wood foam?


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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Packaging Days: Insights into the Industry


For the first time now the packaging industries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be jointly paying tribute to their sector of industry. In June valuable information about the sector will be presented to experts and consumers over several days and at various locations on the initiative of the German Packaging Institute dvi.
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That even low-interest products of the industrial goods industry can be well-known all over the world, is what XELLA shows with YTONG.
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