SPAIN • Since their corporate alliance began in 2005, the global group has purchased and installed several laminators and slitters throughout its production facilities. Three of the new S1 DTs will be integrated with the other Comexi slitters in Wipak’s Walsrode, Germany plant as part of a push towards complete automation in its slitting section. The…
Comexi’s S1 DT is a double turret slitting machine with regulating and control elements that provides the opportunity for high production rates
USA • Schawk, a part of the SGK Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, announced that their ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018.
The Schawk ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018 (Source: Schawk)
SPAIN • The company has donated a table-top Perfect Proofer to the Tajamar School of Printing, in Madrid, to enhance the understanding of flexo printing, and the importance of colour, print quality and efficient production. Also donated was GSE’s Ink management software.
Left to Right: Javier Rodríguez-Borlado, head of studies, Tajamar School of Business; Maarten Hummelen (GSE); and Carlo Sánchez LLanes, teacher at Tajamar (Source: GSE)
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THE NETHERLANDS • The Schumacher Packaging Group, one of the largest family-run manufacturers of packaging solutions made from corrugated and solid cardboard has significantly expanded its production and storage capacities at its Dutch site. To do this, the Breda plant has moved to a new, much larger, building. The new building will triple the production area…
Schumacher Packaging has significantly expanded its production and storage capacities at its Breda site (Source: Schumacher Packaging)
How would you describe the importance and value of the growing Asian package printing markets? What are the challenges as a western company when entering those markets?
What is your opintion about the Asian market? (Source: G&K TechMedia)
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.
ITALY • Industrial machinery in fact has a central role in many different yet complementary sectors and represents an important industry in Italy, which, according to the preliminary data for 2017, is worth EUR 23.6 billion in terms of overall turnover and employs over 70,000 individuals.
DENMARK • The supplier of flexo presses and equipment to the packaging and industrial printing markets appointed Ronni Nielsen as area sales manager in EMEA.
(c) 2017 Frank Cilius
Ronni Nielsen has been appointed area sales manager in EMEA for the Tresu solutions division (Source: Tresu)
GERMANY • One of today’s market challenges for corrugated box manufacturers is to deal with the inherent complexity of running an increasing share of small volume, high graphics box orders on demand. For this purpose, Conprinta Printing Technology offers a Hybrid Preprint with combined analog and digital print in a designated press.
Conprinta’s IMD machines were developed as flexographic systems for producing preprint corrugated products (Source: Conprinta)
As the year ends, it’s natural for us all to reflect on the lessons learned, triumphs and failures experienced and upon the passage of time. The wheel is ever turning as our lives and all that humans are involved in evolves, devolves and revolves. Today it is clear as we move into 2018 that the…
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EGYPT • In mid-November invited representatives of the Egyptian print industry met with K&B experts during several seminars in Alexandria and Cairo.
Group photo with all the seminar participants in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Source, KBA)
USA • The Pennsylvania-based corrugated converting plant’s production crew achieved a throughput of 186,439 boxes in an eight-hour shift on a Bobst FFG 8.20 Expertline machine.
The team that ran the record breaking order (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • The company now offers a heat-sealable paper solution for packaging manufacturers and packing companies.
The coated paper with a heat-sealable reverse side can be used on existing packaging lines and can be recycled in the waste paper cycle (Source: Feldmuehle Uetersen)
In 2014, Schönwald Condulting estimated that in the year 2018 in Europe almost 45 billion stand-up pouches would be used. This mark has already been reached 2017 and even slightly exceeded.
Consumption of stand-up pouches in Europe in million units 1996 to 2017 (Source: Schönwald Consulting)