Comexi – Successful Interpack and award winner

(Left to right): David Centelles (Comexi), Thomas Schneider (WPO President), Jeroen van der Meer, Gemma Bessa (both Comexi), and Comexi’s president, Manel Xifra receiving the WorldStar Award 2017 (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The provider of solutions for the flexible packaging industry closed its participation at the Interpack 2017 trade fair with 170,500 visitors from 168 countries and with more than 2760 exhibitors from the packaging process industry.

NPES/VDMA – “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0 – Packaging”

The joint comprehensive study of NPES and VDMA, “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging (WWMP)” (Source: VDMA)
USA/GERMANY • NPES The Association for suppliers of printing, publishing and converting technologies and VDMA, the mechanical engineering industry association of Germany (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) announce the availability for purchase of the joint comprehensive study, “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging (WWMP).” The study examined global print packaging markets within 26…

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…

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…

Flexible packaging market worth USD 125.66 billion by 2021

Samples of flexible packaging (Source: Esko)
According to the report “Flexible Packaging Market by Material (Plastic Film, Paper, Aluminum), Printing Technology (Flexography, Rotogravure, Digital), Type (Stand-Up Pouches, Retort Pouches), Application (Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Cosmetics & Toiletries) – Global Forecast to 2021”, issued by the MarketsandMarkets research company, the market for flexible packaging is projected to grow from USD 97.97 billion…

Esko – Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award

(Left to right): Joe Tuccitto and Shelley Rubin, FTA, with Pascal Thomas and Rory Marsoun (Esko) during the awards ceremony (Source: Esko)
USA • The company received the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award in the category of prepress-graphics for the Crystal XPS exposure unit. The award was announced at the FTA’s Annual Forum gala awards banquet, April 30 in Phoenix, AZ and accepted on behalf of Esko by Pascal Thomas, Esko Director Flexo Business and Rory…

Comexi North America – Olof Buelens appointed as vice president

(From left to right): Vitaly Norkin, Olof Buelens and Cory Heiden (all Comexi North America) during the recent FTA forum and Info*Flex event (Source: G&K TechMedia)
USA • During the current Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) annual forum and Info*Flex event in Phoenix, AZ, The company revealed the appointment of Olof Buelens as vice president of Comexi North America Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and service of packaging machinery and has a wide knowledge of the entire…

Constantia Flexibles – Responding to megatrends at Interpack 2017

Constantia Flexibles Logo
AUSTRIA • “Urbanization, sustainability, changing demographics, brand protection, responsibility and globalization – those are the six megatrends that Constantia Flexibles will be focusing on at Interpack this year,” explains the company’s CEO Alexander Baumgartner. At this year’s Interpack packaging trade fair held from May 4 – 10, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany, Constantia will demonstrate how current…