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)
USA • The company released a white paper highlighting new consumer insights from the rapidly growing functional packaging market.
An example of functional packaging with an “easy-to-open” element (Source: Avery Dennison)
SPAIN • The manufacturer of flexo presses and converting equipment together with Apex, Esko, Sun Chemical, Dupont and Cauchos Puntes joined together in a practical session at the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre to analyze advantages of expanded gamut versus direct color printing.
USA • The independent, nonprofit organization created to promote the sustainability of print and paper has released the first of three engaging new infographics on “Why do so many people love print on paper?”
Infographic on “Why do so many people love print on paper?” published by Two Sides North America (Source: Two Sides)
SPAIN • The company has organized a list of technical seminars on flexible packaging trends that will be held in several countries around the globe in 2018.
A selection of Comexi products as referred to during the technical seminars (Source: Comexi)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the ninth and last part of this survey, Jens Adrio, head of corporate development at Siegwerk, talks about unstable supply situation…
Head of corporate development - Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)