Permanent barrier

RPC Promens has unveiled a new plastics jerrycan that promises a range of benefits for shippers

RPC jerrycan

Intermediate bulk bonanza

SHOW REPORT Possibly the world's largest packaging exhibition, this year's Interpack in Germany had much on offer for anyone looking to source some high quality IBCs

Interpack 2014 Werit stand

Tote couture

SHOW REVIEW A ridiculously expensive city where a pint of beer will typically set you back €9, Paris was once again the setting for the biennial Emballage exhibition when it took place at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte this past November 19-22

Nordtole stall at Emballage exhibition

On the up

RESULTS After posting a loss two years ago, things appear to be looking up for Iceland’s Promens, the company behind such industrial packaging firsts as the iCon and the Drumtainer

Promens' Plastics Drums

Eurovision drum contest

EXHIBITION REPORT Home to alt beer, a 1920s pseudo-Sumerian temple complex and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the German city of Düsseldorf this past May 12-18 was once again the setting for the triennial Interpack show

InterPack Show - Shiny new drums

Innovation in plastics

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT All-plastics IBCs are continuing to prove popular with chemical shippers thanks to their innate resistance to corrosion and their versatility in terms of incorporating additional functionality. Despite the economic downturn, Promens is one manufacturer that is keen to keep pushing the boundaries in terms of product design and innovation

All new in Nuremberg

Show report -  Despite the best efforts of the global economic downturn, there is still much evidence of product innovation taking place within the European industrial packagings sector.

Rock on

EVENT REPORT Times might be tough for distributors in the more mature markets, but that does not mean that equipment and service suppliers are being idle. This year’s NACD show had plenty of interest on display

Vive le GFV!

SHOW REVIEW A vital component of the worldwide industrial packaging mix, the IBC, or grand récipient vrac (GRV) en Français, was very much in evidence in all its various forms at the 38th Emballage show at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte in Paris in November

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