ITALY • On September 20 and 21 the joint initiative of Acimga, Argi and ICE Agenzia brought together the entire packaging industry at its Print4Pack in Palermo: graphic industrialists, end-user brand owners, analysts, technicians and designers participated in what ACIMGA said exceeded expectations in terms of attendance.
The event held two roundtables with experts from several companies, among other things
GERMANY • Rotomac announced it is showing one of its automatic rewinding machines in action at their booth at the K Show (Hall 3, Stand G43). Industry professionals can experience the live production process of the model 348 and can have a gift produced.
The model 348 allows high speed production of long length plastic film rolls for catering and professional uses
THE NETHERLANDS • AV Flexologic and Tech Sleeves announced it would be holding open house days at its headquarters the end of October. During the K-Show in Düsseldorf they will provide transportation from Düsseldorf on the 20 and 25 October.
AV Flexologic’s Semi Automatic Mounting Machine will be demonstrated
GERMANY • Bobst announced its stand at K 2016 will be dedicated to providing inspiration to plastic film converters on how to achieve excellence in process performance and substrate functionality. For vacuum metallizing applications, the exhibition will coincide with the launch of the new Bobst K5 Expert metallizer.
The company can be found on stand A39 in Hall 4
GERMANY • Esa Roto Film Pro is the latest development from Enulec. According to the company, it enables gravure printers to print onto film with a capacitance free technology. Enulec is going to show the Esa Roto Film Pro and other technologies at K 2016 in Dusseldorf in Hall 11, Stand H62.
ESA Roto Film Pro has integrated complete static controls while incorporating ramp up power control for safe ESA power levels at start-up
GERMANY • BST eltromat International announced that at its Booth C34 in Hall 4 it will be presenting an offering of solutions for quality management and control at K 2016, as well as the networked automation of sub-processes in the web-oriented manufacture of products made of plastic and rubber.
The wide-array sensors cover measuring ranges from 30 mm (1.18”) to 467 mm (18.38”) and are optionally available as ultrasonic or infrared sensors
CHINA • KYMC placed an ad in Flexo & Gravure Global’s most recent print issue for its presence at All in Print China from 18-22 October. Unfortunately the information was incorrect. KYMC’s booth can be found at N1A145.
KYMC, a Tawainese company, will display at All In Print at booth N1A145
GERMANY • BST ProControl, a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, announced it is expanding its sensor offerings for layer thickness and basis weight measurement with a new highlight for K 2016, the new PC16S-wave transmission sensor. The company will premiere the sensor at its booth in Hall 10, Stand E46.
The PC16S-wave transmission sensor works with technology based on non-ionizing electromagnetic waves
GHANA • Flexofit announced it held its first international Flexofit Seminar in Accra, Ghana on 6 September. The Labadi Beach Hotel welcomed European industry experts from printing industry companies and the local audience in the Omanye Conference Centre.
Group picture of all participants at the Flexofit Seminar in Accra in September
After FachPack wound to a close, there has been a lot of information to process. Some of the big news wasn’t what was actually at the show but announcements affecting the packaging industry, like the fact that Lidl said it will ban single-use plastic bags next year.
Wipf displayed its Paper Look flexible packaging that feels like real paper -- eco-friendly packaging was a big trend of FachPack 2016
ITALY • More than 35 participants attended the kick off workshop of the Flexo Best Practice Tool Box project in Milan in September, promoted by Icmprint and FTA Europe. The project brings together cross-industry experts to create a reference document for printers and suppliers aiming to improve their flexo performance.
The project brings together cross-industry experts to create a reference document for printers and suppliers aiming to improve their flexo performance
UK • The global market value of barrier coatings for plastic packaging is projected at USD 1.37 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 5.2% during the five-year period to 2021 to USD 1.76 billion.
GERMANY • Cosmo Films announced it will be showcasing its range of packaging films especially barrier films, at the upcoming FachPack show from 27 to 29 September in Nuremberg at Stand 09-416. Some of the barrier films on display are as follows: Broad Seal & High Hot Tack Barrier Films: This category of metalized films is…
UK • More than 30 delegates from across the print industry attended the one-day technical seminar, jointly hosted by The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) and ThePackHub, a leading UK packaging consultancy.
THE NETHERLANDS • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging will be attending Fachpack with packaging solutions and products to share with visitors at Hall 7, Booth 7-619, the company said. High on the list is the innovative Skintight film, which reduces food waste through extending product shelf life.