Constantia Flexibles – Wins German Packaging Award 2017 for sustainability

Constantia Flexible’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017 (Source, Constantia)
AUSTRIA • Created by using a recently developed hot-embossing technology, the company’s new CompresSeal film won the prestigious award’s Sustainability 2017 prize. With a higher seal integrity than standard polyethylene, according to Constantia, it weighs up to 30% less, while still having the same thickness as standard packaging. Additionally, it ensures not only tighter packs, but…

Flexprint – Tom Callinan named president of as company continues expanding

Flexprint has named Tom Callinan as new president of the company (Source, Flexprint)
USA • Having previously served as president of Strategy Development, an industry consulting firm, Callinan has held numerous senior management and executive roles at Fortune 500 companies including CFO/VP of Operations for a $335 million document technology business and president of a $1.4 billion business unit with 1,100 sales professionals and 6,800 employees.

Dominion Packaging – Taking flexo printing to new speeds

The 55-inch, 10-color Tresu Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters provided by Flint Group (Source, Flint)
USA • To produce folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA has chosen to develop new technology using a flexo press operation capable of replacing jobs that were previously printed on both gravure and offset presses.

ebeam Technologies – Global seminar series on electron beaming announced

Beginning in September and at the upcoming Label Expo 2017, ebeam will host alongside partners Uteco and INX Digital a series of seminars on electron beaming technology and its implications for printing, food safety and other topics (Source, G&K TechMedia)
SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (ebeam or EB) solutions has announced the creation of a series of introductory electron beaming seminars to be held around the world beginning in September and going until December 2017. The seminars are open to anyone interested in learning about the business benefits of electron beaming technology,…

Swop 2017 – China to be biggest chocolate market, new opportunities for printers and packagers beckon

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CHINA • At swop 2017, scheduled to run from 7-10, November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), a large number of international processing and packaging products for the confectionary and bakery sectors will be showcased. Several European confectionery processing and packaging machinery manufacturers will be attending including the German exhibitors Theegarten-Pactec, Chocotech, Winkler+Dünnebier, Hänsel…

Dainichiseika – Invests in flexo technology from Koenig & Bauer

The EVO XD for Dainichiseika in Japan is prepared for the flexible use of water-based inks (Source, KBA-Flexotecnia)
JAPAN • To further advance the development of new inks for the printing of flexible packaging, the company recently decided to invest in an ultra-modern flexo press system from KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA). Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals is one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers and they believe the EVO XD is…

Uflex – Interview with R.K. Jain, president finance & accounts

R.K. Jain, Uflex's fiannce and accounts group president (Source, Uflex)
INDIA • As the nation’s economy continues to grow along with its population, Uflex is quickly solidifying its position as one of the largest integrated manufacturing and packaging firms in Asia. With global aspirations in sight, the editors of Flexo & Gravure Global sat down to discuss the company’s past, present and vision for the…