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21 October 2019
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The new KAMPF ConSlitter CTRU
The ICE 2019 offered Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG the ideal platform to surprise numerous visitors of the converter industry with a novelty.

The delights of digital
Ask printing or packaging experts to tell you one word that sums up the latest trend in their industry and you’re likely to hear ‘digital’ time and time again. While it essentially means slightly different things to different parts of each industry, the basic truth remains the same – machine trumps human. Why? Emma-Jane Batey asks industry professionals across the packaging sector to find out more.

A helping hand
The following article is an edited extract from a white paper by the Robotics Industries Association, written by Tanya M Anandan, contributing editor of Robotics Online. It is on collaborative robotics and their end use applications, with a focus on packaging and consumer goods.

A warm reception
On 12–14 March 2019, the converting industry will gather for the 11th edition of ICE Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for paper, film and foil converting, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.

Culture clash
Just weeks after the EU approved the Single-Use Plastics ban, leading forestry consultancy Pöyry hosted the world’s first ‘Carbon Clash’, bringing together experts from across the globe to discuss the best solutions to the problems of plastic waste in the packaging industry. Tim Gunn reports on a heated debate and finds out what it might mean for the years ahead.


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