The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8% in 2018, to just under EUR15.2bn. This was not only a record figure but also the highest growth rate in the current decade, the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association reveals. “Many manufacturers started 2018 with a very high order backlog, which was gradually converted into sales in… Read more »
This marks a 6.7% growth on 2016 for the Italian packaging machinery industry, which continues to perform strongly with a further 8% upturn. The Italian packaging machinery industry is set to complete another year of growth. According to the preliminary figures published by the Research Department of Ucima (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association), the sector’s year-end turnover is expected… Read more »
Exhibit held Sept. 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center reflects continued growth in packaging sector. Writing this column was not as easy as I hoped it would be. Several of my BNP Media colleagues and I attended PACK EXPO, staged by PMMI at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week. More than 2,000 exhibitors displayed their processing and packaging… Read more »
Bosch Packaging Technology is launching a new biscuit packaging line, capable of fast slug to pile changeovers. The line was designed for maximum flexibility and features the fast product count changes.
Improving the effectiveness of human-machine interfaces (HMIs) by developing a standardized approach to the design of operator interface screens and the content displayed on packaging lines, plus increased access to diagnostic information, has become a priority for a leading packaging industry technology group.