Machinery Manufacturers are Currently Drawing on their High Order Backlogs

A recent survey by the VDMA shows that 44 percent of mechanical engineering companies in Baden-Württemberg are cautiously optimistic about the rest of the year. The reason for this is an improvement in the supply of materials, with the exception of electronic components. As a result, 68 percent of companies in Baden-Württemberg expect nominal sales growth for 2023.

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Researchers Banish Odors from Plastic Packaging

What doesn’t smell good is hard to recycle. This simple rule also applies to the world’s growing plastic waste. One way to recycle them in an environmentally sound manner as high-quality post-consumer recyclate is through improved sorting and reprocessing.

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“Step on the Gas!”

Sustainability is the biggest growth market, says packaging expert Thomas Reiner, CEO of the Berndt and Partner Group. However, he says, the packaging industry needs to recognize and seize this opportunity even more. There is also a need to catch up when it comes to digitalization.

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Green Industrial Packaging

The University of St. Gallen has presented a comprehensive study on sustainable industrial packaging. Companies such as Bosch, Tchibo, Swiss Post and the packaging specialist Smurfit Kappa were involved.

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“Our Industry is Sexy”

In the Packaging Valley network, member companies join forces to do everything they can to recruit, qualify and retain employees. In an interview, chairwoman Sabine Gauger talks about the shortage of skilled workers in the packaging sector, career opportunities and the appeal of “Made in Germany”.

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