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What’s the news at Südpack? In our news section, we will keep you informed about new developments regarding our products, our services and our company. You will find press releases and current information here.

Press releases

Latest press releases

Are you interested in current news on our company? We are happy to keep you informed about new developments, and to show you what makes us tick as manufacturers of flexible packaging and as employers.

Impressions from FACHPACK
Mit SPQ gewinnt SÜDPACK auch den Deutschen Verpackungspreis 2021 in Gold

Im August erst erhielt die SPQ-Technologie (Sustainable Print Quality) von SÜDPACK den Deutschen Verpackungspreis 2021 in der Kategorie Wirtschaftlichkeit. Jetzt steht fest: Auch der Deutsche Verpackungspreis in Gold geht an SÜDPACK. Damit wird eine innovative Drucktechnologie gewürdigt, die die CO2-Bilanz ebenso wie die Druckqualität beim Verpackungsdruck signifikant verbessert.

SÜDPACK at FachPack – the dominant topic is sustainability

SÜDPACK is dedicated to the issue of sustainability at this year’s FachPack. The technology and innovation leader in the field of high-performance films was one of the first manufacturers to resolutely concentrate on the development of sustainable film solutions, in particular for the food, medical product, and non-food industries. Within the framework of its sustainability roadmap, SÜDPACK is continuing the gradual expansion of its product and performance portfolio – and can be found at booth 224 in hall 7 as a holistic solution provider with outstanding consulting expertise.

SÜDPACK revolutionizes package printing with SPQ and wins German Packaging Award 2021

Reduced ink and solvent consumption, less production waste and a lower expenditure of energy: SÜDPACK’s innovative SPQ technology (Sustainable Print Quality) significantly improves the carbon footprint of package printing – and also impressed the specialist jury of the renowned German Packaging Award in 2021. This makes the holistic solution provider in the field of high-performance films and package printing one of the four winners in the economic efficiency category.

SÜDPACK is committed to a sustainable packaging industry

Approximately 65 editors and business journalists registered and logged in to the first virtual SÜDPACK press conference on 7 July 2021. The film manufacturer deliberately chose the digital format in order to provide both the national and international press with comprehensive information about “Sustainability at SÜDPACK” even during the corona pandemic. The first virtual SÜDPACK exhibition also launched at the same time and its digital doors are now open to customers and interested parties around the clock, 365 days a year.

SÜDPACK virtual exhibition stand launches at the end of June

Open non-stop, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for customers and interested parties – with its first own virtual exhibition stand, industry leader SÜDPACK is breaking new ground in customer communication. Far from the now familiar corona restrictions and conventional business hours, the film manufacturer is presenting its latest product developments and sharing information about the broad portfolio from its sustainability roadmap. Exciting talks, presentations and current news about the company complete the diversified offer, which will be continuously updated and expanded.

Modern and well structured - the new Medica website

After an intensive period of planning, conception and development, the new Medica website is now online.

The new website of the Medica AG impresses with an improved user experience, new content and a modern design.

A milestone in the recyclability of plastics

On 2 February 2021, a truck filled with crude oil, which was recovered by chemically recycling reusable materials from SÜDPACK, left the RECENSO pilot plant in Ennigerloh near Münster. The goal of the strategic collaboration is to take reusable materials that cannot currently be mechanically recycled and recycle them on an industrial scale using the CARBOLIQ process to recover raw materials and consequently close further loops in the packaging industry.

SÜDPACK acquires LPF

On 1 February 2021, SÜDPACK will acquire LPF Flexible Packaging B.V. (“LPF”) from the Clondalkin Group. The company, located in Grootegast, the Netherlands, is a leading manufacturer of high barrier films for sensitive products. LPF was founded in 1907 and has long-standing experience in the development and production of packaging materials. For SÜDPACK, the acquisition is a further key element in its long-term growth strategy.

Sustainability Report by SÜDPACK

For the third time now, SÜDPACK has voluntarily published an extensive sustainability report. The current publication transparently communicates the progress made in 2018 and 2019 in the fields of environment, economy and social responsibility. Some of the most notable focal points include the roadmap for sustainable film packaging from SÜDPACK as well as the implementation of reusable material loops within the company itself.

Chemical Recycling - Dialog Forum

On October 13, BASF organized a virtual dialogue forum to discuss in particular the environmental aspects of chemical recycling. It featured various experts as well as BASF's project partners, who were available to answer questions in a subsequent discussion round.

SÜDPACK opens new site in Erolzheim

In a frame adapted to the current situation the opening of the new SÜDPACK production site in Erolzheim was celebrated on 6 October 2020 after two years of construction. After consultation with the regional authorities, the hygiene concept that had been worked out complied with the regulations for events. With the cutting-edge complex, SÜDPACK is not only significantly enhancing its production capacity – with the fully automated state-of-the-art logistic center, the film manufacturer will now also be able to more efficiently supply customers around the world. The buildings provide a usable area of 18,800 m², and the total investment amounted to roughly 40 million euros. Approximately 100 employees will work at the new site.

Plastic waste as a valuable resource – SÜDPACK invests in joint project with RECENSO

SÜDPACK advocates the establishment of chemical recycling as a complementary technology to mechanical recycling, which has not been suitable for processing the complex laminated films of the packaging industry. Collaboration with RECENSO, a specialist in the implementation of systems for resource recovery, marks an initial pioneering step by the leading film manufacturer towards an efficient circular economy in the market.

Sustainable protection for fresh, delicious food

With fresh products, package sealing plays a key role, not only for shelf life and flavor but also in terms of sustainability.

Safe Peel Clear NT: slean and sustainable

Less is more – that’s true at least for the careful use of materials and the consumption of resources. Material that you avoid using from the very beginning does not later have to be subjected to a complex recycling process.

Zero Pellet loss

Fight pellet loss!

One thing is clear: Plastics are a valuable material and do not belong in the environment. For this reason, SÜDPACK has been involved in the “Zero Pellet Loss” initiative of the German Trade Association for Plastic Packaging since 2016. This initiative aims to prevent plastic pellets from entering the environment or sewage system, where they can subsequently contaminate coastal areas and seas.

Innovation leader SÜDPACK drives advances in chemical recycling

There is growing pressure in industry and society to improve the recyclability of plastics and to establish a closed-loop recycling system for this highly versatile packaging material. SÜDPACK, one of Europe’s leading film manufacturers, is a major driver of innovation in the industry. The company is increasingly focusing on chemical recycling of plastic waste and developing high-tech packaging films from the recovered raw materials. These raw materials have the same properties as virgin polymers and this way are suitable for packaging products with high quality and hygiene requirements, including foodstuffs. The company’s activities in this area reflect its own sustainability philosophy as well as the interests of its customers.

SÜDPACK bolsters its production capacities in the print sector

SÜDPACK is expanding the production plant at its site in Klobuck near Czestochowa, Poland. In an official ceremony marking the occasion on July 15, 2020, ground was broken for an extensive in-vestment at the site. A state-of-the-art complex is being built at the site of a company SÜDPACK acquired in 2015, Bahpol, which primarily specializes in flexo print. The new facility is expected to begin operating at the end of 2021.

SÜDPACK to invest in India

SÜDPACK has entered a Joint Venture with Kamakshi Flexiprints Pvt. Ltd., one of the leading producers of printed flexible packaging materials in India based in Ahmedabad. Kamakshi Flexiprints was founded in 1994 and serves the food and non-food industry with high quality and innovative flexible packaging solutions.

Together to a sustainable circular economy!

A pioneering project with chemical recycling.

Gutfried organic chicken meat sausage in innovative packaging

Through strong collaboration, Zur Mühlen Group (Gutfried), BASF, SABIC and SÜDPACK are breaking new ground in packaging.

Thinking outside the box: SÜDPACK presents innovative packaging concepts for minced meat

Ochsenhausen, 04 June 2020 - A new look for a kitchen classic from the refrigerated section: SÜDPACK is launching two innovative packaging concepts for minced meat that do without bottom trays. What is more, the two concepts are mono-material packaging solutions based on polypropylene (PP). They stand out for their excellent recyclability and significantly lower material consumption compared to standard packaging, which makes these solutions especially resource-saving, while also scoring in terms of sustainability at the point of sale.

SÜDPACK wins the "PackTheFuture" award in the category "Save Food" with Multipeel PurePP

The jury judged Multipeel PurePP to be “an excellent example of how food packaging that offers both protection and recloseability can be both recyclable and sustainable by reducing weight”.

We mourn for Alfred Remmele

Our company founder, Mr Alfred Remmele, died on the evening of 23 February 2020 at the age of 89, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

SÜDPACK Group Appoints a New Management Spokesperson

Ochsenhausen, 9. September 2019 – SÜDPACK Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG, a leading supplier of film packaging solutions for food and medical products, has appointed a new management spokesperson: as of 9th September 2019, Erik Bouts will take over from the previous spokesperson and managing partner, Johannes Remmele. Over the coming months, Remmele will gradually step back from operational management.

Berufsinfotag am 21. September 2019

Besuche uns am Berufsinfotag am 21. September 2019 in Ochsenhausen. Von 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr kannst Du Dich über unsere Ausbildungsberufe und Studiengänge informieren. Lust auf Zukunft? Dann komm vorbei!

Multilayer packaging: innovative and sustainable

BASF, Borealis, Südpack and Zott present prototypes of food packaging made from 100% recycled material

ChemCycling

K 2019 – New products from plastic waste: BASF customers showcase prototypes made from chemically recycled material

An eye-catcher on the Upper Swabian roads

The SÜDAPCK transporter of our workshops in a new look, connects our locations in the surrounding area.

SÜDPACK Ausbildungsberuf Verfahrensmechaniker

Ausbildungsbotschafter Biberach

SÜDPACK auf der Fachpack 2018

Impressionen von unserem Messestand auf der Fachpack 2018

HP project "The Collection" in cooperation with SÜDPACK

The temperature rises and so does the football fever. The World Cup is in full swing and since March the Panini stickers have finally been on the market again. Kids’ stuff? Far from it! HP also got addicted to the collecting mania and has launched a multi-stage campaign for the label segment just in time: "The Collection"

 

SÜDPACK builds new logistics center in Erolzheim

Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG is building a new logistics center for storing and shipping their packaging solutions in Erolzheim. The packaging specialists gain an additional location in close proximity to the headquarters in Ochsenhausen. In addition to the existing storage capacities, the new site, which is expected to be operational by 2020, is ideally located due to its excellent transport links to supply SÜDPACK's German and European customers centrally and efficiently. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new logistics center took place on April 23, 2018.

Wir suchen Mitarbeiter/-innen im Umkreis

Wir suchen motivierte und engagierte Mitarbeiter/-innen im Umkreis.

Die beruflichen Qualifikationen, die vielfältigen fachlichen und sozialen Kompetenzen und die sehr hohe Motivation aller SÜDPACK Mitarbeiter sind die Grundlage und der innere Kern des Erfolges von SÜDPACK.

Many years of loyal service honored

On 6 December SÜDPACK Managing Directors Johannes Remmele and Carolin Grimbacher honored a total of 33 employees for their many years of loyal service.

First production site in the United States: Südpack acquires Seville Flexpack Corporation

Ochsenhausen / Oak Creek, September 2017 – Südpack Verpackungen GmbH und Co. KG, one of Europe’s leading providers of flexible packaging solutions, has recently acquired the Seville Flexpack Corporation, based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

The SÜDPACK Online shop meets Interpack

The Interpack 2017 was the perfect opportunity to present the online shop to the public for the first time. At the SÜDPACK exhibition stand, visitors were able to find out more about the online shop for digitally printed films via two terminals. Interested persons were advised by the digital printing team and were able to directly place an order via a test access: select film, upload print data, choose delivery date, submit and done!

Interpack review

Packaging solutions that "make sense" – because they appeal to all the senses: At Interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf we were not only presenting the latest film developments. Visitors were able to find out how Südpack packaging speaks to the senses for tangible consumer benefits.

Packaging film expertise: Südpack at Pro2Pac

Ochsenhausen/London, February 2017 – Film manufacturer and finishing specialist Südpack Verpackungen GmbH und Co. KG is showcasing its comprehensive packaging expertise at this year's Pro2Pac in London. From 20 to 22 March, Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG Branch Office UK will present a range of film solutions and printing options for various applications (Stand N1070). The company's portfolio ranges from the Veraplex product range and innovative opening aids to a wide variety of design options with Südpack's new digital printing system at the company's Ochsenhausen site.

SÜDPACK employees are getting registered

Ochsenhausen sz The company SÜDPACK organised an internal typification campaign for the donation of stock cells at their location in Ochsenhausen last week.

Get the feeling for sensible packaging: Südpack at Interpack 2017

Ochsenhausen / Düsseldorf, XX March 2017 – Packaging solutions that "make sense" – because they appeal to all the senses: Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG is not only presenting its latest film developments at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf. Stand C22 in Hall 10 is where visitors can find out how Südpack packaging speaks to the senses for tangible consumer benefits. Solutions like Veraplex and Multipeel offer real added value for the consumer – and offer benefits in terms of processing, product protection and design. Südpack's state-of-the-art digital printing process means customers can produce batches of printed films with options for full customization. With just a few mouse clicks, customers can configure and order their desired films in the new Südpack online shop and have them delivered within a few days.