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Draft standard "E DIN EN 415-11 Safety of packaging machines - Part 11: Determination of efficiency and availability" intended to replace DIN 8743
E DIN EN 415-11 defines key figures to describe the machine behavior and specifies boundary conditions for their determination in acceptance runs.
UK government guide to placing products on the UK market from 2021
At the end of 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) will leave the European Union. This has direct consequences for the placing of products on the British market, which are regulated by European harmonization regulations (e.g. Machinery Directive). Among other things, the CE mark established in the European Economic Area will be replaced by a UKCA mark in Great Britain in the future.
SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety rule published
Following its advance publication on the website of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), the new SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety rule was now also officially published in the Joint Ministerial Gazette on August 20, 2020 and automatically came into force on that date.
VDMA pavilion at the Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa
The first Virtual agrofood & plastprinpack Africa, which the VDMA will support as an institutional partner, will take place from October 19 to 22, 2020
Food Contact Materials China: VDMA submits substance list to EU
Request for an addition to the Chinese GB 9685-2016, Food Safety Standard for Uses of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles
Incoming orders in July: order low seems to be overcome
In July, the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery branch received more orders than in the two previous months. Compared to the previous year, however, orders were down 17 percent in real terms. Domestic orders were down 27 percent and foreign orders down 16 percent. Orders from Euro partner countries were 3 percent down on the previous year's figure, while orders from non-Euro countries were down 19 percent. In the three-month period from May to July 2020, which is less affected by fluctuations, incoming orders fell 23 percent short of the comparable prior-year figure. Germany: down 17 percent, other countries down 24 percent.
upakovka processing and packaging 2021 again with official German Pavilion
The upakovka processing and packaging will take place in Moscow from 26 to 29 January 2021.
Technical Meeting Food Processing Machinery 2020 as a series of presentations
The "Technical Meeting Food Processing Machinery 2020" cannot take place as usual this year. We now offer the contents in a series of presentations.

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Four visions of the future for the German food processing machinery industry
What does the future of the German food processing machinery industry look like in 2035? Will the world turn green or will the world look to China? Are the economic regions in fierce competition or are they working hand in hand on a sustainable future? The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association and its members have developed four visions of the future.
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COVID-19 - Welcome to the VUCA world! How to achieve more structure and success with agility
The world is becoming increasingly volatile and uncertain, things are becoming more complex and ambiguity. You can read here which mindset and methods you can use to deal with such situations and position your company accordingly.
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Press Releases

08.09.2020
In July, the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery branch received more orders than in the two previous months. Compared to the previous year, however, orders were down 17 percent in real terms. Domestic orders were down 27 percent and foreign orders down 16 percent. Orders from Euro partner countries were 3 percent down on the previous year's figure, while orders from non-Euro countries were down 19 percent. In the three-month period from May to July 2020, which is less affected by fluctuations, incoming orders fell 23 percent short of the comparable prior-year figure. Germany: down 17 percent, other countries down 24 percent.
18.08.2020
In June, 21 percent more orders were received in the food processing and packaging machinery sector than in May.
16.06.2020
In April, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector fell by a total of 19 percent in real terms from the already weak level of the previous year.
15.05.2020
In March, incoming orders received by the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division were down 24 percent in real terms on the same period last year.
11.05.2020
2019 was the ninth consecutive year of growth for packaging machinery manufacturers from Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the approximately 250 mainly medium-sized companies produced packaging machinery worth around 7.3 billion euros, an increase of 2 percent.
The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association has launched a new knowledge portal on sustainable packaging and packaging technologies.
22.04.2020
In February, order intake in the specialist area of food processing and packaging machinery fell by a total of 13 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. Domestic orders fell by 8 percent. Orders from abroad fell by 14 percent.
20.03.2020
In January, new orders received in the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery division rose by a total of 2 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year. Domestic orders fell by 36 percent. Orders from abroad rose by 9 percent.
19.02.2020
In December, order intake in the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Division rose by 8 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year. However, this result did not bring about a turnaround for the year as a whole: The order intake for 2019 was 5 percent below the previous year's level.
21.01.2020
In November, order intake in the food processing and packaging machinery sector rose by 8 percent in real terms over the comparable figure for the previous year.

Interviews

IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
IFFA 2019 - Review
See the VDMA and its exhibits in the Technology Lounge at IFFA
Interview R3DT IFFA 2019
Production Planning 4.0 - Virtual Reality in Real Time
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives
Fraunhofer Interview IFFA 2019
Cleaning robots and cleaning simulation software
DIL Interview IFFA 2019
Robot with vacuum gripper
Uni Leipzig Interview IFFA 2019
Plasma-based process for decontaminating slicer knives
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