Stora Enso – Gold sustainability award for EcoFishBox

The EcoFishBox won the WPO sustainability award as it can replace plastics and is recyclable (Source: Stora Enso)
The EcoFishBox won the World Packaging Organization’s WPO sustainability award and was also granted with the WorldStar sustainability award. The fibre-based box made of renewable material is is completely recyclable, and it saves on packaging waste handling. EcoFishBox can replace previously used polystyrene boxes for the same purpose.

API – Invests to enhance holographic foil & film capabilities

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland (Source, API)
SCOTLAND • The completion of a recent EUR 573,200 investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland followed the sale of the company’s security holographic business in 2016. This was part of a larger investment that has seen the Livingston site gain new capabilities in holographics and embossing while adding new jobs.

Sun Chemical – Commercial adhesive alliance with SAPICI

(Left to right): Rudi Lenz (Sun Chemical), Sasha Martinelli (SAPICI9, Felipe Mellado (Sun Chemical), Cristian Furiosi (SAPICI) and Fabio Deflorian (Sun Chemical) (Source: Sun Chemical)
USA • The company has formed a commercial alliance with SAPICI S.p.A. to market their lamination adhesives portfolio for flexible packaging applications. This allows Sun Chemical to market these products exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa. Products will be sold under both the Sun Chemical brand and SAPICI…

TCLP – Venturing into flexible packaging with QuadTech

TCPL is a key provider of packaging for customers in the food and beverage industry in India and abroad (Source: TCLP Packaging)
INDIA • The manufacturers of printed folding cartons has installed their third QuadTech inspection system as they move to support flexible packaging. In addition, the order includes Data Central, PDF verification, waste management and web viewing systems to create a complete defect management workflow. This state-of-the-art technology has been installed to support TCPL’s newest rotogravure press,…

FFP Packaging Solutions – Fixed colour palette guide for brands released

Paul Hesketh, print development manager at FFP is seeing an increasing demand of FCP printing from UK retailers (Source: Asahi)
UK • Asahi Photoproducts reported that FFP Packaging Solutions, a UK-based innovator in flexible package converting for 50 years, has published a fixed colour palette guide for brands and retailers. It enables brand managers to select repeatable, achievable colours based on the Pantone library but produced using the CMYK process ink set. In the format of…

Flexo Wash – Celebrating 25 years in cleaning business

Company founder Henning Kongstad in front of some of Flexo Wash’s washing solutions (Source: Flexo Wash)
DENMARK • It all began a quarter of a century ago when Danish label printer Henning Kongstad became frustrated with the time and effort required to clean and maintain his printing presses. The biggest problem was dirty parts and the knock-on effect they were having on print quality. In addition, the manual process of cleaning was…

ebeam Technologies/INX International – Partnering to boost EB curing

SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam solutions for print and packaging applications announced a partnership with INX International, a supplier of ink and coatings technology solutions for commercial, packaging and digital print applications and is the third largest producer of ink in North America. ebeam Technologies designs, manufactures and integrates electron beam technology…

Cheshire Anilox Technology – Installation of new ALE fibre laser

Cheshire Anilox Technology has installed a new laser in order to have a greater range of engravings (Source: Cheshire Anilox Technology)
UK • The manufacturer of laser engraved ceramic anilox rollers Cheshire Anilox Technology has installed a new ALE fibre laser. The new laser is equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lines per inch. The new machine will allow the Manchester based company to…

BASF – Cooperation with HP Indigo for water-based adhesive solutions

GERMANY • The company has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the ElectroInk process. BASF claims that its water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative toBeside a lower carbon footprint, these systems provide increased…

Polymount – FTA 2017 “Sustainability Excellence Award” received

Polymount president Jan W Boers receives the FTA’s Sustainability Excellence Award from Dr Doreen Monteleone, who chairs FTA’s sustainability advisory group, on Sunday April 30 at the FTA Annual Banquet & Awards Program (Source: G&K TechMedia)
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)’s Sustainability Excellence Award is given to companies for exceptional efforts in developing innovative, processes, products and management approaches that have had a positive impact on the three mainstays of sustainability – people, planet and profit. This year, FTA Polymount International as well as Canadian firm Artcraft Label Inc. and…

Flex Films – Flex pack materials at Interpack 2017

[Image Caption] Uflex’s Flex Films will have a wide variety of films, substrates and other products on display at Interpack (Source, Uflex)
INDIA • Flex Films is part of the India-based Uflex group, one of the world’s leading producers of flexible packaging materials and systems. The company’s pavilion (hall 10 stand D-44) at the Interpack trade show, which will be held in Dusseldorf from 4 to 10 May, will have six distinct zones showcasing various films, substrates and…