USA • Owens-Illinois (O-I) has launched a digital printing method that according to the company may transform the way custom-made and personalised glass bottles are designed. Known as O-I : Expressions, the method is designed to give higher visibility to the brands of design agencies, packaging professionals and food and beverage marketers.
Samples of directly printed PET bottles (Source: KHS)
SPAIN • Safety and efficiency are the key issues in transport today, and flexible packaging can make a major contribution to them and to ensuring product quality and safety. As Packaging Digest says, flexible packaging’s unique attributes provide an opportunity to tackle some of e-commerce’s biggest sustainability challenges.
Examples of lightweight flexible packaging
GERMANY • With the acquisition of Canadian Ultra Inks Inc. (Encres Ultra Inc.), Siegwerk further expands its Canadian business while strengthening its local service, infrastructure and portfolio for label and package printers. The parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details related to the acquisition.
The production site of Ultra Inks Inc. in Canada (Source: Siegwerk)
ITALY • The company has recently supplied a cast line for the production of stretch film for the factory of EB Packaging located in Batu Pahat, Johor. The line is 2000 mm (79”) wide for film configuration in seven layers.
Amut Dolci has recently supplied a cast line for the production of stretch film for the factory of EB Packaging located in Batu Pahat, Johor (Source: Amut Dolci)
USA • HarperScientific, a division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America, has expanded its available cleaners to include Harper Performance Wash.
Harper Performance is a fast-acting, low foam anilox roll cleaner is highly alkaline based and effective at removing water-based, UV curing , and solvent-based inks
GERMANY • While digital printing is already firmly established in the label and commercial printing sector, flexible packaging continues to be a challenge: An economical and stable digital printing process has yet to be developed. Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) has reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital…
As the new digital press is based on piezo inkjet technology, it will incorporate the 5601 print-head by manufacturer Xaar
GERMANY • The company launches Thimm parcelProof, a new generation of shipping packaging solutions with tamper-proof locks. The single-material solution made from corrugated cardboard prevents unauthorized access and ensures the authenticity of the shipped goods.
ROTOCON EUROPE • With headquarters in Hamburg, Rotocon Europe has been registered in 2018 and will start selling the Ecoline digital converting machines and also machines for slitting, inspection and rewinding in Europe.
The management team of Rotocon: Pascal, Patrick & Michael Aengenvoort (Source: Rotocon)
Esko, alongside sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT released a new study, “Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage,” highlighting what primary shoppers want from food and beverage packaging.
Esko, alongside sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT released a new study, “Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage,” highlighting what primary shoppers want from food and beverage packaging (Source: Esko)
GERMANY • Counterfeit medications can put lives in danger, besides causing financial losses for the manufacturers. This is why companies and legislators around the world are working on solutions to ensure 100% traceability and product protection.
Smart or active packaging, which has functions way beyond just containing and protecting products (Source: Springfield Solutions)
SWEDEN • The producer of lightweight packaging solutions for liquid food, expands its business and acquires a 30,000 sqm piece of land in Landskrona to establish a new production facility.
An example of Ecolean’s lightweight packaging solutions (Source: Ecolean)
Flexo printers require photopolymer flexo plates that have the ability to print on many and varied types of substrates, provide optimised ink transfer, are cost efficient and reduce processing times. Although these demands may seem like a challenge, they can make a positive difference for a flexo printer.
Beneficial water washable flexo plates (Source: Allflexo)
USA • Koenig & Bauer’s North American subsidiaries in the US and Canada have been renamed to bring them in line with the parent company’s identity.
USA • The global anilox roll supplier hosted its most recent Harper Expo & Solutions Tour event in Chattanooga, Tennessee where it was met with a huge crowd of attendees. The event exceeded capacity leaving just a few standing room only spots in the back.
Impressions from the recent Harper Expo & Solutions Tour event in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Source: Harper)
BELGIUM • Luca Conti will step back from its current function as association management officer and will be leaving FTA Europe for a new professional experience in Brussels as for 31st of August.
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