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)
GERMANY • After three years of staging successful seminars all over Africa, the German consulting company is planning to host seminars in Asia in 2018, which will take place in Thailand and Vietnam in order to access this growing market more closely.
Participants receive their certificate of successfully attending the Flexofit seminar (Source: Flexofit)
BRAZIL • The German suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, a Brazilian manufacturer of flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo).
The team of Tupahue Tintas (Source: Siegwerk)
AUSTRIA n Every year, the company manufactures packaging for more than 50 percent of the 150 million chocolate Santa Clauses produced in Germany.
Chocolate Santa Clauses (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
The new Italian paper and graphics umbrella organisation Federazione Carta e Grafica established in June 2017 and drupa agreed on an extensive cooperation.
The touring event, which has been running with huge success since 2009, is dedicated to supporting local printers, brand owners and the finishing industry.
USA • The holding has entered into an agreement to sell the Asian packaging operations (excluding Japan) of Closure Systems International (“CSI Asia”) and Graham Packaging Guangzhou Co. Ltd to Pact Group Holdings Limited.
Reynolds Group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products (Source: Reynolds Group)
SPAIN/USA • Since 2016, both companies have joined forces in the investigation and development of new color control management technologies for the flexible packaging industry.
QuadTech’s Color Control with SpectralCam provides closed-loop colour control (Source: QuadTech)
The two companies recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership.
The Koenig & Bauer customer centre is now able to demonstrate colour management solutions for printing with an extended colour gamut from Esko (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
USA • Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA), a distributor of flexo supplies in the USA and Asahi Photoproducts with regard to platemaking equipment.
Omar Abuaita, CEO of Gateway Packaging Company (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
LUXEMBOURG • The company acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy, a manufacturer and distributer of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe.
(Left to right): Kim Melander, vice president & general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper & board with Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • The supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging, has confirmed Apex International to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom.
Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed Apex to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom (Source: Apex)
Messe Nürnberg, the orgnisers of the annually held FachPack show for packaging, processing and technology, publishes packaging related articles at irregular intervals. The second one deals with sustainable packaging.
Sven Sängerlaub, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (Source: Fraunhofer Institute IVV)
SPAIN • The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine goes a step beyond Comexi’s Dual Laminator which is the group’s top seller and in the past three years has doubled the sales of this specific machine.
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The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine (Source: Comexi)
UK • New analysis from Smithers Pira shows that the industrial printing market will grow steadily across 2017-2022, despite significant evolution of supply chains.