INDIA • The company has recently set up a wholly owned step down subsidiary in Poland named Cosmo Films Poland for the purpose of sale and distribution of its wide range of BOPP and CPP films.
AUSTRIA • The Group’s pharma division is investing in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary. Ho Chi Minh City-based Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. will install a new printing machine and a laminator that represent a single-digit million euro investment.
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Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. is Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary in Vietnam and the company’s largest supplier of Aluminum based blister foil (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
UK • The packaging solutions provider is collaborating with Australian-based PA Packaging Solutions and The Platinum Packaging Group, based in the USA, to bring Parkscribe, a new laser technology used to create re-closable packs and Park-2-Nature, a range of compostable products, into new international markets.
A re-closable pack made by Parkside (Source: Parkside)
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 second part of this survey, Richard Bunney, head of graphics & design Ball Beverage Packaging Europe talks about personalization, the…
Head of graphics & design Ball Beverage Packaging Europe (Source: Ball)
USA • Forum 2018, themed “Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential,” will take place 6-9 May 6-9 at Indianapolis. Co-located with the event is Inoflex 2018, set for 7-8 May.
UK • The company’s European Sales Director, Dr David Galton has been recognised by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) for his outstanding contribution to the flexo industry. This lifetime achievement award is the highest honour awarded by EFIA. The EFIA Awards 2018 were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, on 14th March.
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(Left to right:) Mark McKee (managing director JFM Plates), Dr David Galton and Hal Cruttenden at the awarding ceremony in Birmingham (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
THE NETHERLANDS • The manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products has entered into a collaboration with DewaFlex to enhance market support in France and Belgium.
(From left:) Pieter Dewaele (DewaFlex), José Moreira (Apex International area manager France), and Niels Soenen (DewaFlex) (Source: Apex)
The market research company Ceresana published a market analysis on the market for printing inks including toners for electrophotography (laser printing) in Europe. The analysts expect this market to decrease to a level of 1.17 million tonnes until 2024.
Many times during its 200 years history, Koenig & Bauer AG adjusted to market changes by introducing new products and services. Growing markets like package printing, digital printing and the printing of functional parts for the industry now accounts for the bulk of the business, which only a decade ago was dominated by the construction…
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In the spring of 2017, Claus Bolza-Schünemann presented the best business results of the whole 200 years of the company’s history.
GERMANY • The jury of the Promotional Gift Award 2018 has acclaimed the Thimm Multipack | gift solution, a gift box for drinks as winner in the “special design” category.
The awarded gift box by Thimm combines a smart design with a high brand experience, which can be used for specific advertising campaigns (Source: Thimm)
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INDIA • Uflex is developing solutions to extend the use of flexible packaging, creating resource-optimised packaging for essential staples such as pulses, wheat flour, sugar, salt, and oil.
: Uflex is developing solutions to extend the use of flexible packaging in India (Source: Uflex)
The Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve with a hardness level of 70 Shore A, in addition to the medium (50 Shore A) and firm (60 Shore A) hardness levels.
The Flint Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY •n With the Smart Packaging prototype of a “counting folding carton”, the August Faller Group has designed a packaging solution to improve compliance and make handling the medicine easier for the patients.
The intelligent pharmaceutical packaging “Counting Device” is one of three newly developed smart packaging prototypes (Source: August Faller)
USA • KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer, is bolstering its growth in North America with representation through two key industry associations.
Jeffrey R. Dietz, vice president of the web and specialty press division at KBA North America (Source: Koenig & Bauer)