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SWITZERLAND • The company is currently assuming for 2017 stable sales comparing with 2016, thus slightly exceeding CHF 1.40 billion (EUR 1.31 billion) and an EBIT margin also similar to 2016 reaching around 7%. For 2016, Bobst Group is currently expecting, according to the announcement dated 11 November, sales slightly exceeding CHF 1.40 billion, a higher…
MAURITIUS & SOUTH AFRICA • Flexofit announced it held its first international Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Mauritius and Cape Town, South Africa. Both seminars brought together a range of international speakers with a regional industry expert audience.
Group picture of all participants at the Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Cape Town, November 2016
In certain cases a fixed colour palette offers cost savings and enhanced store shelf appeal. Yet, it is not an all-encompassing solution to all problems printers are facing these days.
comparison illustrates the
brighter colours possible
with expanded colour
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USA • Hybrid Software announced it has won its largest order since its formation. The order has been placed by Shanxi Yuncheng Plate Making Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of gravure cylinders, employing around 10,000 people at 75 productions sites, many of which are in China.
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This month we feature Elif Packaging's hybrid printing solutions, among other things
CANADA • Toronto-based flexible packaging manufacturer Covertech Flexible packaging is investing USD 10 million to increase its capacity and bring in the latest technology in equipment.
ITALY • In September, the Italian flexo and gravure printing press manufacturer Uteco organised the Flex So Good event with suppliers and printers at its headquarters in Colognola ai Colli. Several companies including 3M Italy, Prades, Sun Chemical, Simec Group, Rossini, Asahi Photoproducts, Camis, I&C/Gama and Grafikontrol participated in the event.
Technicians demonstrate a job changeover of Onyx XS Eco One with EB curing
USA • Smithers Pira released a new report, The Future of High-Barrier Packaging Films to 2021, that projects global high-barrier packaging film consumption at 1.86 million tonnes in 2016 and is forecast to grow during 2016–21 at an annual rate of 4.6% to 2.33 million tonnes.
THAILAND • In Southeast Asia the demand for high-quality food packaging is rising constantly. A.J. Plast had the very first BOPA line in Thailand, the first PA line with twin screw technology, and a variety of oriented PA films in the region, according to the company.
Left to right: Contract signing during K 2016
USA • Sonoco announced it will invest USD 20 million in the development of a new packaging centre to support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation.
A year to remember and a new year to look forward to. It’s December, and that means many of us are getting ready for a break from work; it also means the end of the year is upon us, a time for tying up loose ends.
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 release of the joint comprehensive study, “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging”.
USA • Sun Chemical will be honored with a Frost & Sullivan Award for its SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings during Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala on 11 January 2017 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.