Smithers Pira – Event on sustainability in packaging

Scheme of a circular package parinting economy (Source: Smithers Pira)
One of the most important functions of packaging in the decade to 2020 will be increased sustainability. This push towards sustainable practices for packaging and a circular economy will be a key influencer, focal point and primary benchmark for the packaging supply chain. To address these future sustainability requirements, Smithers Pira has created Sustainability in…

Uflex – Different variants of extrusion lamination machines available

The EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine is now available in different variants (Source: Uflex)
Responding to an ever-increasing demand from the convertors’ sector, Uflex launched the EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine in India 2016. In the meantime the machine received great feedback from Indian convertors and turned out to be a huge success. Innovation to create value added differentiation being the guiding vector at Uflex, the quest for re-engineering to…

API – Invests to enhance holographic foil & film capabilities

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland (Source, API)
SCOTLAND • The completion of a recent EUR 573,200 investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland followed the sale of the company’s security holographic business in 2016. This was part of a larger investment that has seen the Livingston site gain new capabilities in holographics and embossing while adding new jobs.

IST Metz – Breaking its own records at UV Days 2017

As a special, the PACKbag was printed and refined live during the UV Days 2017 event (Source: IST Metz)
GERMANY • After finally closing the doors of the UV Days 2017, IST Metz now reports official numbers: 45 exhibitors and 920 guests from 33 countries took part in the event, thereby breaking its own records. From 15 to 18 May, the company area in Nürtingen near Stuttgart, Germany was dedicated for the eighth time to…

Zecher – SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishing and spot-varnishing

Magnified view on the Zecher SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing performance (Source: Zecher)
GERMANY • The manufacturer of premium anilox rollers developed the SteppedHex technology. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits. SteppedHex engraving assists the printer’s task with improved emptying of the anilox roller cells to deliver optimised printing results. This is proven by a…

Sun Chemical – Commercial adhesive alliance with SAPICI

(Left to right): Rudi Lenz (Sun Chemical), Sasha Martinelli (SAPICI9, Felipe Mellado (Sun Chemical), Cristian Furiosi (SAPICI) and Fabio Deflorian (Sun Chemical) (Source: Sun Chemical)
USA • The company has formed a commercial alliance with SAPICI S.p.A. to market their lamination adhesives portfolio for flexible packaging applications. This allows Sun Chemical to market these products exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa. Products will be sold under both the Sun Chemical brand and SAPICI…

TCLP – Venturing into flexible packaging with QuadTech

TCPL is a key provider of packaging for customers in the food and beverage industry in India and abroad (Source: TCLP Packaging)
INDIA • The manufacturers of printed folding cartons has installed their third QuadTech inspection system as they move to support flexible packaging. In addition, the order includes Data Central, PDF verification, waste management and web viewing systems to create a complete defect management workflow. This state-of-the-art technology has been installed to support TCPL’s newest rotogravure press,…

FFP Packaging Solutions – Fixed colour palette guide for brands released

Paul Hesketh, print development manager at FFP is seeing an increasing demand of FCP printing from UK retailers (Source: Asahi)
UK • Asahi Photoproducts reported that FFP Packaging Solutions, a UK-based innovator in flexible package converting for 50 years, has published a fixed colour palette guide for brands and retailers. It enables brand managers to select repeatable, achievable colours based on the Pantone library but produced using the CMYK process ink set. In the format of…

KBA Flexotecnica – New sales manager for Great Britain and Scandinavia

As new sales manager at KBA-Flexotecnica, Richard Warnick is responsible for the markets UK, Ireland and Scandinavia (Source: KBA)
ITALY • The Koenig & Bauer Group subsidiary KBA-Flexotecnica S.p.A. has expanded its sales team with Richard Warnick, the new sales manager for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia. Parallel to these duties, he will also be acting as global key account manager. Richard Warnick has worked in the print industry for more than 20 years,…

Flexo Wash – Celebrating 25 years in cleaning business

Company founder Henning Kongstad in front of some of Flexo Wash’s washing solutions (Source: Flexo Wash)
DENMARK • It all began a quarter of a century ago when Danish label printer Henning Kongstad became frustrated with the time and effort required to clean and maintain his printing presses. The biggest problem was dirty parts and the knock-on effect they were having on print quality. In addition, the manual process of cleaning was…