USA • The anilox roll manufacture has developed Ultrawash Green, a new wash concentrate for use in water-based ink systems. According to Pamarco, extensive tests in the packaging industry have demonstrated its cleaning performance.
Ultrawash Green is a new wash concentrate for use in water-based ink systems (Source: Pamarco)
ISRAEL • The provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has appointed Mauro Luini in a newly created role as regional manager for Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. He Luini has twenty years’ experience in the digital printing industry, which includes tenures at fellow market leaders HP Indigo and Heidelberg.
Mauro Luini, joins Scodix in a new role as regional manager (Source: Scodix)
The EcoFishBox won the World Packaging Organization’s WPO sustainability award and was also granted with the WorldStar sustainability award. The fibre-based box made of renewable material is is completely recyclable, and it saves on packaging waste handling. EcoFishBox can replace previously used polystyrene boxes for the same purpose.
The EcoFishBox won the WPO sustainability award as it can replace plastics and is recyclable (Source: Stora Enso)
One of the most important functions of packaging in the decade to 2020 will be increased sustainability. This push towards sustainable practices for packaging and a circular economy will be a key influencer, focal point and primary benchmark for the packaging supply chain. To address these future sustainability requirements, Smithers Pira has created Sustainability in…
Scheme of a circular package parinting economy (Source: Smithers Pira)
Responding to an ever-increasing demand from the convertors’ sector, Uflex launched the EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine in India 2016. In the meantime the machine received great feedback from Indian convertors and turned out to be a huge success. Innovation to create value added differentiation being the guiding vector at Uflex, the quest for re-engineering to…
The EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine is now available in different variants (Source: Uflex)
USA • After 10 months of prepping, designing and reconfiguring, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has launched it’s completely renovated website.
SCOTLAND • The completion of a recent EUR 573,200 investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland followed the sale of the company’s security holographic business in 2016. This was part of a larger investment that has seen the Livingston site gain new capabilities in holographics and embossing while adding new jobs.
API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland (Source, API)
The MosquitoPaQ outdoor zone no-bite spatial repellent by PPI Technologies Group has earned a gold award in the DuPont “Awards for Packaging Innovation”. The package demonstrated a clever use of a frangible sealed pouch for this new application of mosquito repellent.
The package for the MosquitoPaQ outdoor zone no-bite spatial repellent earned a DuPont gold award (Source: DuPont)
According to the report “The Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2022” published by Smithers Pira, in 2017 the digital packaging market will amount to some USD 12.8 billion sales, which is 3.25% of all printed packaging. By 2022 this will grow by almost 13% CAGR to USD 22.4 billion, while print volume and…
The cover of the report “The Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2022” (Source: Smithers Pira)
GERMANY • After finally closing the doors of the UV Days 2017, IST Metz now reports official numbers: 45 exhibitors and 920 guests from 33 countries took part in the event, thereby breaking its own records. From 15 to 18 May, the company area in Nürtingen near Stuttgart, Germany was dedicated for the eighth time to…
As a special, the PACKbag was printed and refined live during the UV Days 2017 event (Source: IST Metz)
GERMANY • The 2017 ERA Packaging and Decorative Gravure Award gives the opportunity to all participants in the production chain to show gravure quality in packaging and decorative printing. The competition is open to both members and non-members of ERA (European Rotogravure Association), from anywhere in the world. Closing date for entries is Monday 21 August…
GERMANY • The manufacturer of premium anilox rollers developed the SteppedHex technology. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits. SteppedHex engraving assists the printer’s task with improved emptying of the anilox roller cells to deliver optimised printing results. This is proven by a…
Magnified view on the Zecher SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing performance (Source: Zecher)
USA • The company has formed a commercial alliance with SAPICI S.p.A. to market their lamination adhesives portfolio for flexible packaging applications. This allows Sun Chemical to market these products exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa. Products will be sold under both the Sun Chemical brand and SAPICI…
(Left to right): Rudi Lenz (Sun Chemical), Sasha Martinelli (SAPICI9, Felipe Mellado (Sun Chemical), Cristian Furiosi (SAPICI) and Fabio Deflorian (Sun Chemical) (Source: Sun Chemical)
INDIA • The manufacturers of printed folding cartons has installed their third QuadTech inspection system as they move to support flexible packaging. In addition, the order includes Data Central, PDF verification, waste management and web viewing systems to create a complete defect management workflow. This state-of-the-art technology has been installed to support TCPL’s newest rotogravure press,…
TCPL is a key provider of packaging for customers in the food and beverage industry in India and abroad (Source: TCLP Packaging)
As technology takes us deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is the flexo platemaking industry prepared for the pace of change ahead? Right now the focus of many farsighted flexo platemaking companies, both tradeshops and converters, is to stay lean and gain new business opportunities.