UK • In mid-January Unilever publically committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire plastics and packaging industry to accelerate progress towards a circular economy that keeps plastic out of the worlds oceans, fragile ecosystems and landfills.
To help transform global plastic packaging material flows, Unilever has committed that all of its plastic packaging is designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. They also vowed to invest in proving, and then sharing with the industry, technical solution that address the problem of plastic waste
USA • AWT Labels & Packaging has begun using a new 1320 mm (52”) wide 10-color W&H Miraflex central impression cylinder press at the company’s South Elgin, Illinois facility.
AWT has started using a new 1320 mm (52”) wide 10-color W&H Miraflex central impression cylinder press at their South Elgin, Illinois facility
GERMANY • From the 21st to the 23rd of March 2017, ICE Europe will be held at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. This year the show will focus on the efficient and sustainable conversion of premium quality flexible materials, as well as on the diversification of converting techniques in the context of automation and digitisation.
During ICE Europe 2015 a record 7,040 visitors from 71 countries attended the show, nearly 10% higher than previously
INDIA • At PrintPack, Cosmo will feature their full range of lamination films including the new improvised velvet, black velvet, scuff free matte and digital lamination films.
At PrintPack, Cosmo will feature their full range of lamination films including the new improvised velvet, black velvet, scuff free matte and digital lamination films
GERMANY • At ICE Europe, taking place in Munich, from March 21 – 23, Erhardt+Leimer will be exhibiting two new products: the PA 62 web tension measuring amplifier and the AG 9 actuating drive.
The PA 62 web tension measuring amplifier
USA • Esko’s new automated system utilizes text, image, spell, Braille and barcode checks to assure files match the customer’s approved artwork.
Christopher Laing, Graphics Technician III at Bemis Graphics, has done much of the legwork on the implementation and creation of the tickets for the Global Vision system.
FINLAND • Stora Enso is investing a total of EUR 9.1 million into its consumer board mills in Imatra and Ingerois, Finland, and Fors, Sweden, to continue the commercialisation of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and to accelerate product development.
“In the future, MFC has the potential to be used in a variety of entirely new products, including many outside of Stora Enso’s current portfolio,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.
There are new jobs on PrintCareer.net. Asahi Photoproducts, producer of flexographic photopolymer plates based in Brussels, Belgium is looking for a Solution Representative Laser Operation (m/f) and a Solution Representative Digital Pre-Press (m/f).
UK • According to a new report by the Smithers Pira Group, steady demand in consumer markets will propel the sack and kraft paper industry to grow by around 3% per annum between 2016 and 2021–pushing the global market value to USD 80 billion by 2021, up from USD 66 billion in 2016.
According to a new report by the Smithers Pira group, steady demand in consumer markets will propel the sack and kraft paper industry to grow by around 3% per annum between 2016 and 2021--pushing the global market value to $80 billion by 2021.
INDIA • In January, Uflex, a multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company, unveiled its Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand, “Asepto”. To support the rollout, Uflex’s new Aseptic Liquid Packaging manufacturing plant will also become commercially operational by April 2017.
The Wall of Pride! Mr. Ashwani Sharm, President & CEO, New Business Initiatives, Uflex Limited unveiling ASEPTO – Uflex’s Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand, the Aseptic Pack, and a typical aseptic liquid packaging cross-section.
JAPAN • In early January, Lintec Corp. in Japan announced the formal completion of the acquisition of UK-based Lintec Graphic Films Ltd, having met all the conditions of the offer announced on 28.11.2016.
Lintec Graphic Films is a supplier of specialist adhesive materials and films for label, graphic, print and visual communication applications.
USA • Responding to customer demand for new rubber roller solutions, Pamarco has developed four new products which they are rolling out in 2017.
Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
GERMANY • After three years as head of production for Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) and almost two years as managing director of KBA-Industrial Solutions, Michael Kummert stepped down from his post on 31st December 2016. Effective beginning on the 1st January 2017, his executive duties have passed to Dr. Martin Kraus, who has now…
Effective on 1 January 2017, Dr Martin Kraus has assumed the duties of sole managing director of KBA Industrial Solutions.
GERMANY • In mid-December, Dürr Group announced the acquisition of the KBA-CleanAir section of KBA-MetalPrint GmbH. Through this purchase, Dürr is strengthening its market position in exhaust air purification technology and expanding the technology portfolio of its Clean Technology Systems environmental technology division.
Exhaust air purification systems from KBA-CleanAir are used in the printing industry, dye and paint manufacturing, surface treatment, and the chemicals industry.