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28 Thursday December 2017

Bizerba, combining tradition and innovation

FlexomedFew companies in the sector can boast a history going back more than 150 years. Bizerba's history dates back to 1866, when fitter Andreas Bizer received a commission to design and build a weighbridge for the German town of Balingen, in the south of the country, to weigh the merchandise of the carriages that used to go to the trade fairs in the area, and thus impose a tax on traders. Just over 150 years later, Bizerba is the market's leading supplier of weighing and cutting technology and is also among the world's top specialists in the world of industrial labelling.

20 Wednesday December 2017

Trends: Pointers to the perfect packaging

Packaging idealMarket research, surveys, interaction with social networks, group testing, focus groups, etc. Companies invest a large proportion of their budgets in trying to identify consumers' priorities when it comes to packaging. These exercises are not infallible but they do give clues that help brands to understand the trends. Getting the right packaging is no small matter.

19 Tuesday December 2017

Nine of the Spanish Liderpack award-winners were ranked among the best packaging projects in the world

WorldstarsNine of the eleven Liderpack winners that represented Spain at the WorldStar Awards 2018, the world's most important competition for the packaging industry, were distinguished with an award. This result puts the Spanish packaging in seventh position on the ranking of distinctions at this international competition, in which 318 packaging entries from 38 countries took part. .

17 Sunday December 2017

Report: Premium packaging can be sustainable too

MarchesiniAccording to the most recent survey by consultancy firm Smithers Pira and Procarton, 96% of brands believe that sustainability is an important aspect of their products, citing the use of recyclable, renewable, lightweight materials with the minimum environmental footprint as decisive factors in their choice of packaging. However, these criteria may well clash with the priorities of certain high-end products that need to really stand out on the shelves of retail establishments. Yet premium and sustainable are not necessarily incompatible concepts.

16 Saturday December 2017

Decopak Europ and the challenge of concrete packaging

DecopakEverything started back in 1990 with an order to decorate some plastic jars. Since then, Decopak Europ has expanded its portfolio of services and has managed to bring some tough challenges to fruition, the latest of which has been to create concrete packaging for a premium fragrance brand, as explained by the firm's sales and marketing manager Carolina Sanahuja. And in doing so, the quote from Nelson Mandela was uppermost in their minds: 'It always seems impossible until it's done.'

14 Thursday December 2017

Bizerba, combining tradition and innovation

FlexomedFew companies in the sector can boast a history going back more than 150 years. Bizerba's history dates back to 1866, when fitter Andreas Bizer received a commission to design and build a weighbridge for the German town of Balingen, in the south of the country, to weigh the merchandise of the carriages that used to go to the trade fairs in the area, and thus impose a tax on traders. Just over 150 years later, Bizerba is the market's leading supplier of weighing and cutting technology and is also among the world's top specialists in the world of industrial labelling.

29 Wednesday November 2017

Marchesini, innovation in business DNA

MarchesiniLegend has it that Steve Jobs started designing the first Apple computers in his garage at home. A story that his then-partner, Steve Wozniak, has made a point of denying on numerous occasions. Who did use his garage to create his first machine was Massimo Marchesini, the founder of the pharmaceutical industry packaging company that bears his name. That first automated machine for cardboard boxes marked the start of a company that has always had innovation in its DNA, whether at the outset as a family-run firm in the outskirts of Bologna forty years ago and today, in its current format as a leading multinational in the packaging sector.

28 Tuesday November 2017

Flexomed, innovating towards neuro-packaging

FlexomedAccording to the manager of Flexomed, Raúl Cremades, innovation, enthusiasm, speed and the quality of service they offer their clients are the keys to the company's success, which boasts 46 years of experience in the graphic industry. The offspring of Gráficas Delphos, a pioneering lithographic company in Murcia specialising in packaging, the company run by Cremades was one of the winners at the last edition of the Liderpack, awards, the most prestigious prizes in the Packaging and Point of Purchase (PoP) industry in Spain, organised by Hispack and the Graphispack Asociación.

27 Monday November 2017

The PoP reclaims its place in retail

PLVWhere does the PoP start and finish? How does packaging help to generate a better shopping experience at the point of purchase? How important is packaging to retailers' commercial development? Three experts give us their views about a discipline with many exciting challenges ahead.

27 Monday November 2017

Some 84.8% of metal packaging is now recycled in Spain

Envases de metalMetal packaging has a recycling rate of 84.8%, a figure that exceeds the targets set by the European metal packaging industry and puts Spain up among the EU countries with the best results