EGYPT • In mid-November invited representatives of the Egyptian print industry met with K&B experts during several seminars in Alexandria and Cairo. Organised together with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, the Egyptian Chamber of Printing & Packaging Industries, the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the drupa trade exhibition, the main theme was an exchange…
BIBALEX Group photo with all the seminar participants in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Source, KBA)
USA • The Pennsylvania-based corrugated converting plant’s production crew achieved a throughput of 186,439 boxes in an eight-hour shift on a Bobst FFG 8.20 Expertline machine. According to President Bob Cohen, “We averaged about 23,350 pieces per hour for the shift on a machine whose rated speed is 24,000 pieces per hour! We were running at…
The team that ran the record breaking order on June 23rd (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • The company now offers a heat-sealable paper solution for packaging manufacturers and packing companies.
The coated paper with a heat-sealable reverse side can be used on existing packaging lines and can be recycled in the waste paper cycle (Source: Feldmuehle Uetersen)
In 2014, Schönwald Condulting estimated that in the year 2018 in Europe almost 45 billion stand-up pouches would be used. This mark has already been reached 2017 and even slightly exceeded.
Consumption of stand-up pouches in Europe in million units 1996 to 2017 (Source: Schönwald Consulting)
GERMANY • After three years of staging successful seminars all over Africa, the German consulting company is planning to host seminars in Asia in 2018, which will take place in Thailand and Vietnam in order to access this growing market more closely.
Participants receive their certificate of successfully attending the Flexofit seminar (Source: Flexofit)
BRAZIL • The German suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, a Brazilian manufacturer of flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo).
The team of Tupahue Tintas (Source: Siegwerk)
AUSTRIA n Every year, the company manufactures packaging for more than 50 percent of the 150 million chocolate Santa Clauses produced in Germany.
Chocolate Santa Clauses (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
The new Italian paper and graphics umbrella organisation Federazione Carta e Grafica established in June 2017 and drupa agreed on an extensive cooperation.
The touring event, which has been running with huge success since 2009, is dedicated to supporting local printers, brand owners and the finishing industry.
USA • The holding has entered into an agreement to sell the Asian packaging operations (excluding Japan) of Closure Systems International (“CSI Asia”) and Graham Packaging Guangzhou Co. Ltd to Pact Group Holdings Limited.
Reynolds Group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products (Source: Reynolds Group)
How would you describe the importance and value of the growing Asian package printing markets? What are the challenges as a western company when entering those markets?
What is your opintion about the Asian market? (Source: G&K TechMedia)
SPAIN/USA • Since 2016, both companies have joined forces in the investigation and development of new color control management technologies for the flexible packaging industry.
QuadTech’s Color Control with SpectralCam provides closed-loop colour control (Source: QuadTech)
The two companies recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership.
The Koenig & Bauer customer centre is now able to demonstrate colour management solutions for printing with an extended colour gamut from Esko (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
USA • The pioneer in photopolymer flexo plate development reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA in its search for an improved platemaking process.
OEE (overall equipment efficiency) and speed improvement achieved by Gateway Packaging when using AWP water-washable flexo plates (Source: Asahi)
LUXEMBOURG • The company acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy, a manufacturer and distributer of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe.
(Left to right): Kim Melander, vice president & general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper & board with Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica (Source: Flint Group)