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 • In November 2017, the first Converting 4.0 network meeting took place at Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik.
Professor Dr-Ing Christin Brecher, deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT during his lecture on “Networked, Adaptive Production - Today and in the Future” (Source: Kampf)
SINGAPORE • The UK-based company has established Meech International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd to provide local support to its distributors and increase sales in Southeast Asia.
Meech has appointed Melvyn Chan as sales and operations director for its new Singapore office (Source: Meech)
GERMANY • The manufacturer of anilox rollers, roller cores, sleeves and roller covers will take over the representation of Uteco in Northern Germany as of 1 January 2018.
(Left to right): Ettore Roina, area sales manager for Uteco, and Jürgen Zieger, CEO of ESWE-FLEX, after signing the contract (Source: G&K TechMedia)
GERMANY • The supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase Van Son Liquids located in Hilversum, Netherlands. The family-owned company manufactures water-based flexo and gravure printing inks for more than 25 years.
Piet Deceunynck, regional sales director Central and North Europe, Business Unit Paper & Board und Wim van Mastrigt, former managing director Van Son Liquids shown together with his new colleagues from Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)
BELGIUM • Both companies are bringing together their combined expertise in production processes of anilox roll manufacturing and accurate anilox measurement systems. The recent Labelexpo Europe 2017 event served as the stage to show the kick-start to this collaboration.
Robert de Leest of Apex‘ quality department using the AniCAM Measurement device (Source: Apex)
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre (Comexi CTec), currently has more than 1500 students. In 2016, the centre was visited by more than 200 companies in the sector and hosted more than 320 technical tests. Since the beginning of 2017, the Technological Centre’s figures have continued growing and the forecast is to surpass last…
Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (Source: Comexi)
THE NETHERLANDS • The company announced that Dr Vlad Sljapic has joined the management team as vice president global sales, effective October 1st. In his role, he will lead Xeikon’s worldwide sales organization and expand the company’s global strategic sales efforts in the digital printing market.
Xeikon appointed Vlad Sljapic as vice president global sales (Source: Xeikon)
BELGIUM • The suppliers of systems and production solutions for package and label printing, is boosting its global commitment to flexo technology. On September 25, 2017, the first day of Labelexpo Europe 2017, the company celebrated the inauguration of the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem, near Brussels.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem (Source: Kodak)
GERMANY • How is the current and future status of flexo printing forms? Flexo & Gravure Global asked seven suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinion. Find the whole market survey in our shop as free download.
UK • Taking place from 31 October to 3 November 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, IPEX 2017 will be a showcase of innovation, technology and print in action, covering a range of applications including printing, software, digital, and finishing. Registration is open and IPEX is free to attend, visitors are advised to register early to…
Francois Martin will headline the next IPEX conference in Birmingham 31 October to 3 November 2017 (Source, IPEX)
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,…
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)
AUSTRIA • Producing pre-made pouches in a variety of shapes and sizes, the plant prints rotogravure and flexo in up to nine colours. The stand-up pouches are offered with many add-on features for maximum convenience, such as re-closable openings and laser perforation. The Korneuburg plant is part of the international packaging and paper Group Mondi. Overall…
The new Flexo Wash Multi Cylinder Cleaner at Mondi Korneuburg can clean 24 cylinders per hour (Source: Flexo Wash)
Digital printing is a field with which all of today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the first edition of our special “Digital Printing today” the following articles inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Digital printing perspectives from two global brand owners” and “Inline Digital Printing creates focused marketing opportunities”.
UK • The packaging and coatings solutions manufacturer has developed a new multilayer film with an integrated sealing capability that will enable recycling of current polythene lined packaging trays.
The new multilayer film will enable recycling of current polythene lined packaging trays (Source: Coveris)