Gravure printers are facing a multitude of challenges in package printing, mainly the need for shorter and shorter print runs. This article describes what one converter is doing to meet these challenges through the application of lean manufacturing.
ITALY • The world’s first LED UV-enabled low migration VLF flexographic press has passed its print tests and is on schedule for commissioning next month (November) in the press hall of flexible packaging print specialist La Gerunda Merletti of Cremona.
Pino De Gradi with La Gerunda press operator Antonio Lucatelli at the delivery
Printing packaging generally requires the printing of eight colours, including several spot colours. This not only consumes a lot of time for make-ready, but also affects profitability. This article identifies a company which has developed a process to work to reduce or eliminate the use of spot colours for many flexo jobs.
North American corrugated board printers especially face strong and growing competition from the emerging markets. However there appear to be some strong markets right on the doorstep. In this article, market expert Lucas Woodyatt gives an insight to these prospects and identifies trends and business opportunities on this market with a population of 589+ million.
New opportunities for the growing corrugated board market in Latin America
KENYA • HP announced that Kenya-based packaging provider, Digital Packaging Innovations Ltd (DPI), has purchased an HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press, marking the first purchase of this press in the African continent. The installation is set to be completed in late 2016.
The team responsible for the purchase (click for names and bigger photo)
USA • The Board of Directors of Berry Plastics Group has announced that Thomas E. Salmon has been unanimously elected as the company’s next president and COO. As president and COO, Salmon will be responsible for the company’s operating businesses, operations, supply chain and procurement.
Thomas E. Salmon has been unanimously elected as the company’s next president and COO
GERMANY • The K Show winds down today after eight days of innovations and displays for plastics and rubber. Of course, there was plenty of information for printers and converters of flexible packaging, which is why Flexo & Gravure Global was there to bring its readers the latest.
Live demonstrations were held daily of the 5-layer Varex II blown film line running its Turboclean automation module for quick resin purging and changes
MALAYSIA • The first Janoschka Innovation Day in Asia was held on 23 September at Asia-Pacific Engravers, the Janoschka subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur.
Organizer Janoschka and external speakers at the Innovation Day in Malaysia
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Celloclair, a flexible packaging printer, has its newest innovation featured in our video
GERMANY • Comexi announced that it and Viv, a company in the Dutch flexible packaging field, have reached an agreement for a Comexi F2MC 10-colour flexographic press. The deal materialized at K show in Düsseldorf.
Viv, a company in the Dutch flexible packaging field, purchased a F2MC 10-colour flexographic press. The deal materialized at K show in Düsseldorf
If the colour of a product’s packaging seems off in any way, the perception is that something is not right with its contents! Consumers’ way of thinking is very much this way and so it is understandable that the product will not sell.
USA • Forsyth Capital Investors announced the appointment of Brent Becker as Baldwin Technology’s new CEO and president. Baldwin, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri is an international manufacturer and supplier of process automation equipment and related consumables for the print, film, corrugated, textile and paper industries.
Becker holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and an executive MBA in international business from Saint Louis University
Digital printing opens up a scenario with which all of today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the second edition of our special “Digital Printing today” the following articles inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Digital printing technology within the corrugated packaging printing market”, “Digital printing: An overview – Part…
GERMANY • BASF Colors & Effects announced it will be featuring a new color efficient pigment at the K trade fair in Hall 5 at Booth C21/D21. The Paliotol organic pigment series extends further into food contact and toys applications with Paliotol Yellow K 1750 being now supported for those applications.
GERMANY • There were plenty of interesting things to see and learn at the FachPack, and one of the booths we visited was Christiansen Print, a preprint corrugated flexo printer in Germany.