USA • Electronics For Imaging (EFI), announced that the Xátiva, Spain-based Rafael Hinojosa – an integrated packaging product development and converter – has signed an agreement to install the first unit of the new EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press.
EFI's Nozomi press is a wider, faster technology that, according to EFI, will enable Hinojosa to move its digital inkjet packaging printing operations into full-scale production runs
USA • Constantia Flexibles has increased its position in the stick-pack market by acquiring a new narrow web and short-run slitter with an enhanced laser perforation unit.
Constantia Flexibles’ laser-perforated stick packs are comprised of PET/AL/PE or paper/AL/PE to protect the contents against moisture, oxygen and light
SPAIN • In December 2016, the Spanish manufacturer of machines and equipment for package printing organized an open house at its headquarters in Ruidellots de la Selva (Girona/Spain). During this event they presented the CI8 EB offset press for the printing of flexible packaging.
Live demonstration of the CI8 running with EB curing inks
USA • SGK, a division of Matthews International Corporation – a global brand development, activation and deployment provider – has named Laura Roberts as vice president of business development for the Americas region.
SGK, a division of the Matthews International Corporation, has named Laura Roberts as vice president of business development for the Americas region
SPAIN • In early January 2017, a new coating and lacquering line began operatating at the Leitza mill increasing the production capacity of metallized papers from Lecta’s Metalvac line from 25,000 to 40,000 tons.
Lecta’s new coating and lacquering line at the Leitza mill increases production capacity of the company’s Metalvac metallized paper from 25,000 to 40,000 tons
GERMANY • The company will present a range of high-performance films at the CFIA in hall 4, stand D74, 7 to 9 March in Rennes, France.
This mono PET product has sealing properties even with contaminated sealing surfaces, as well as sealing at lower temperatures that could reduce utility costs
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.