BELGIUM • On 28 September 2015, Asahi will organise an open house event in Brussels in the forefront of the Labelexpo Europe. In cooperation with its partners, the company will be conducting live demonstrations and sharing details about the latest developments in flexographic printing technologies.
SPAIN • The Flexographic Packaging Company will install a Comexi Nexus SL2 solvent-less laminator in their newly expanded printing and laminating facility.
Comexi Nexus SL2 – installed by the Flexographic Packaging Company
GERMANY • Since 2013, TLS has used the “polybase “of Polywest for their anilox production. Hence, Polywest has established a new product used worldwide in flexographic presses. The TLS Anilox GmbH officially ordered the polybase after a test phase that had taken place in 2012.
The anilox sleeve from TLS
BELGIUM • EFTA Benelux, the flexo technical association for the Netherlands and Belgium, and FTA Europe, the newly established European umbrella organization for Flexo, are pleased to invite visitors of Labelexpo Europe (29 September – 2 October, Brussels Expo) for a mini-symposium to be held on Wednesday, 30 September 2015.
GERMANY • Smithers Pira and the PrintPromotion invite to a symposium, “Digital Print for Packaging” in Berlin on December 8th and 9th, 2015. The symposium will bring together companies from the food, pharma, and consumer goods sectors, experts from retailing, stakeholders of the packaging industry, and manufacturers of printing and paper technology.
Digital printing press for the packaging production
GERMANY • Prepress specialist Janoschka announced the establishment of its new graphic and brand deployment services hub in South East Asia. The new site in Singapore will be the third site after the existing production sites in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Janoschka ist eines der weltweit größten Tiefdruckformhersteller
GERMANY • Siegwerk presents its latest products and solutions at the Brussels show . This includes the printing ink series in the Sicura ‘Nutri’ family for safe UV printing on food packaging and labels, UV and LED process, the Sicura series for non-food packaging and labels and the tool for mixed colors FastMatch.
USA • Wellspring Capital Management, a US-american private equity firm, announced the creation of a large flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings. The newly acquired Ampac brings 13 locations while Prolamina adds three. The combined company will be headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ampac has 13 locations worldwide, Prolamina has three facilities, such as in Neenah, Wisconsin, USA (Source: Prolamina)
Techkon has brought a new SpectroJet with LED technology on the market. The spectrophotometer is able to scan up to a length of two meters with a speed of up to 40 cm/sec applying the new measuring conditions M0 to M3 according to ISO 13655.
A strong growth across the digital packaging sector over the next five years is forecast by a new report from Smithers Pira. Overall packaging markets are growing, with economic upturns in most regions pushing consumer expenditure as the population grows and demographic changes see more single-person households.
Global digital packaging and label markets by process, 2010-2020 (A4 billion prints or equivalent) (Source: Smithers Pira)
USA • The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) will collaborate with the German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the European Web Coating & Handling Conference 2016 .
UK • The producer of packaging has invested GBP 2 million in new equipment at the production in Leeds, UK. Roberts Mart & Co has purchased the Bobst 20Six eight colour printing, a Nordmeccanica Super Simplex laminator and a Comexi Proslit slitter rewinder.
Roberts Mart invested in a Bobst 20Six flexo printing press
Over the past few years Amcor has doubled the size of its flexible packaging business in the Asia-Pacific region to more than USD 1.3 billion. This rapid growth has been achieved because of the organic growth across Asia of over 10% per year, acquisitions of several companies and the increasingly potent force in emerging markets.
Production of flexible packaging (Source: Amcor)
Hsing Wei recently installed a rotogravure press for a manufacturer of PVC shrink packaging. In Africa, the company is in the production of PVC shrink packaging of the pioneers. The narrow web gravure printing machine is equipped with ten printing units and is designed for printing with hollow cylinders.
Hsing Wei installed a rotogravure press for a manufacturer of PVC shrink packaging in Africa
MEXICO • The Bobst & Partners roadshow informed around 100 visitors about the Mexican market for flexo, gravure, coating and laminating, vacuum metallising, and extrusion coating equipment. The event was held in Mexico City in July 2015. The roadshow focused on the latest innovations and trends in flexible packaging solutions and gave information about developments in…
Eric Pavone, Business Director BOBST BU Web Fed, welcoming visitors