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Legislation On Inks

Legislation On Inks
German Legislation on printing inks. The ordinance will cover inks applied both in non-food contact and in food contact surface. Hence the positive list of substances will be adjusted, since inks for food contact surface were not initially included. The required Declaration of Compliance will follow the European Union Guidance with a requirement of declaring all the substances that might migrate. Definition of ink is still under interpretation and most probable date of measure application is the third quarter of 2015.

Made In Greece Awards 2013

Made In Greece Awards 2013
Hatzopoulos SA, received an official distinction at the “Made in Greece Awards” during the special ceremony that took place in November 2013.

Odor and Flexible Packaging Materials

Odor and Flexible Packaging Materials
Flexible packaging materials are made from combination of plastic, paper or metal films which can be coated with various coatings, adhesives and inks, which through the manufacturing process , are converted to the film which is used for the packaging of each individual final product.

The above materials may contain substances, usually with low molecular weight and high volatility, which can be perceived and are responsible for the odor, the intensity of which is affected by factors such as the concentration of the substances and the temperature to which it is exposed.

How to Successfully Design Flexible Packaging Materials.

How to Successfully Design Flexible Packaging Materials.
Flexible packaging materials should be designed to play multiple roles throughout the supply chain (from the converter to the consumer). These roles, or better these functions (see the following list), need to be covered from the designer in order to develop a functional, safe and successful packaging material.

European Legislation on Labeling & Cosmetic Products

European Legislation on Labeling & Cosmetic Products
Regulation (ΕU) 1169/2011 on the provision on food information to the consumers
The regulation entered into force on December 20111 and shall apply from 12/12/2014. It is amending regulations (EU)1924/2066 and (EU) 1925/2006 and repealing six relevant directives and regulation (EK) 608/2004.

Films Conditioning

Films Conditioning
Although the storage of flexible packaging materials is important both to ensure they are safe to use (e.g. clean and contamination free) and that the are fit for purpose, for maximum performance, all packaging materials, are best used after they have acclimatized to the temperature of the packaging line environment, a practice well known as “conditioning”.

At the Heart of Hatzopoulos SA

At the Heart of Hatzopoulos SA
In April 2013, the prestigious “GREEK MERIT-Nothern Greece” awards ceremony, A.XATZOPOULOS SA was honoured with the coveted “Environment” distinction in recognition of its substantial contribution to environment-protection causes.

Important Notice

Important Notice
From the 1st of May and within 24 hours from shipping of each products other – batch, the related Certificate Of Analysis is sent automatically with an e-mail to the customers contact e mail address registered in our ERP system. For any queries, please contact our customer service team.

Thank you.

New Equipment Additions

New Equipment Additions
Our company, pursuing the positive course, even in times of economic crisis, continues to develop and expand its production capabilities.
Recently, two new machines were added to the production lines, one laminating and one side-weld bag wicket type machine, expected to start operating soon and to bring along increased production capabilities and a higher turnover.

Hatzopoulos on the Amsterdam Canals

Hatzopoulos on the Amsterdam Canals
Hatzopoulos is growing again! We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our European business with the opening of a new office in downtown Amsterdam. Just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful canals.
The office is headed by our long-term partners, Michael and Manolis, who bring more than 10 years of dedicated experience in packaging.
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