UK • In response to recent media and consumer concern regarding packaging and the environment, the European Flexographic Association (EFIA) will be hosting a breakfast meeting to debate the sustainability challenges presented to the flexog supply chain.
ITALY • InPrint Italy, exhibition for industrial print technologies is scheduled to take place at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan 20 – 22 November 2018 with 85% of the exhibition space already been booked.
USA n Organised by the Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES), every fall, the “Print” event takes place in Chicago, offering the opportunity for industry professionals to see vendor products and equipment. This year, the show will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
UK • The global market for inkjet printing will grow at an annual rate of 9.4% and will be worth USD 109 billion in 2023, according to “The Future of Inkjet Printing to 2023”, a brand new market report from Smithers Pira. This contrasts positively with the general outlook for the print industry where growth is…
CHINA n Under the motto “Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing”, the 7th All in Print China (AIP) show will be held on October 24-28, 2018 in Shanghai.
GREECE • The trade shows Syskevasia (16th International Exhibition of Packaging, Machines, Printing and Logistics) and Plastica (10th International Exhibition of Plastics, Machines, Moulds and Recycling) will take place simultaneously at Athens Metropolitan Expo, 12-15 October 2018.
UK • The Government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has issued a 28 page booklet called “Packaging in Perspective”, which sets out the facts about packaging.
USA • Against the background of plastic packaging waste particularly in the oceans, the issue of food waste is also a growing concern. Food waste is the largest single material in landfills across the US and is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.
In a groundbreaking study, AMERIPEN has explored the value of packaging in preventing food waste (Source: AMERIPEN)
GERMANY • The presentation of the FTA “Europe Diamond Awards” took place during the recent Print4All trade fair in Milan/Italy and honours the best international results in flexo printing. More than 240 participants from the European flexographic printing community participated in this year’s awards in 14 categories.
With a total of 11 victories in various categories, Lohmann is involved in one third of all prizes at this year's FTA Diamond Award ceremony (Source: Lohmann)
In late 2017, both QuadTech and PC Industries were acquired by Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of process-automation equipment and related consumables for the printing, packaging and other industrial segments. In this interview, Karl Fritchen, answers questions around the acquisition, explains the impact this agreement will have on the industry and the…
Karl Fritchen, president of Baldwin Vision Systems, answers questions around the acquisition, explains the market impact of this agreement, and shares his ideas for the company moving forward (Source: Baldwin)
The plain packaging ruling intended World Trade Organisation (WTO) could severely affect the food and drink industry.
Soon a thing of a colourful past? WTO intends plain packaging ruling (Source: PA)
GERMANY • In June of this year the second Converting 4.0 network meeting, organised by Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik took place.
Kampf CEO Dr Stephan Witt opens the second Converting 4.0 network meeting at codecentric AG in Solingen (Source: codencentric)
GERMANY • As Head of the Manufacturing Informatics Department of the University of Augsburg and Senior Head of the Processing Technology Department of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV), Prof Johannes Schilp is intensively involved in the Industrie 4.0 process worlds. In this interview, he talks about the status of Print 4.0,…
Prof Johannes Schilp is head of the Manufacturing Informatics Department of the University of Augsburg and senior hjead of the Processing Technology Department of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV) (Source: VDMA)
After four intensive days the Print4All show in Milan came to an end. We produced a short aftermovie of the event. If you didn’t have the chance to visit the show, just take a look at the video below.
UGANDA • The German consulting company held their first ever Flexofit Uganda Seminar in Kampala on 9th May. The local expert audience arrived from more than 14 companies in Uganda, bordering Ruanda and Kenya, as well as from far away as South Africa.
Participants at the Flexofit Seminar in Kampala (Source: Flexofit)