USA • Flexible packaging firm ProAmpac has acquired Gateway Packaging Company, a US-based pet food packaging manufacturer and technical products company.
ITALY • The Spanish manufacturer of equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry has been announced as the final Gold Sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards!
USA • The graphic arts trade association has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award, given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.
Printing Industries of America has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award (Source: Printing Industries of America)
USA • The company released a white paper highlighting new consumer insights from the rapidly growing functional packaging market.
An example of functional packaging with an “easy-to-open” element (Source: Avery Dennison)
USA • The Finnish manufacturer of packaging for food and drink applications has sold its confectionary trademark portfolio to Highlander Partners, a US based investment firm.
SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, strength its strategic alliance with Universal Packaging Company (Pvt) Ltd. and International Packaging Films (Pvt) Ltd., the two leading sister companies in Pakistan.
(Left to right:) (Von links nach rechts:) Fran Perez, Comexi area manager with Naveed Godil, CEO of Universal Packaging Company and International Packaging Films. (Source: Comexi)
SWITZERLAND • Peter Frei, CEO of the Pantec print decoration business, died in an accident on April 29.
Peter Frei, CEO of the Pantec print decoration business, died in an accident. (Source: Pantec)
GERMANY • With its monitoring software cLynx.print, the company achieved breakthrough success in digital print image inspection already last year. They now improved internal quality assurance processes with cLynx.cylinder, allows a digital surface inspection already during cylinder production.
Using the monitoring software cLynx.print, Saueressig can spot tiniest of defects on gravure cylinders by means of automated image inspection. (Source: Saueressig)
ITALY • The German company offers more than 20 machine types for paper and board, tobacco paper, film, alufoil and aseptic packaging. Two examples of them will be on display at Print4All: Xtraslit 2 and Rapid D1. (Hall 18 Stand E14-F13)
The Rapid D1 slitter/rewinder for the conversion of cigarette and tipping papers, technical papers, board strips for packaging as well as siliconized papers and flexible packaging materials. (Source: Goebel IMS)
USA • The non-profit corporation dedicated to providing flexo press operators and others in the flexo industry hands-on training was honored to take home the Gold award for the College Student Category of Flexographic Technical Association’s 2018 Excellence in Flexography awards.
Student Aaron Pitt (Computype) from Flexographic Tech’s 12-week press operator course produced the award-winning card. (Source: Flexographic Tech)
ITALY • Enulec is a leading manufacturer of electrostatic printing assist (ESA) systems. This technology is almost indispensable for achieve high quality gravure printing and converting of flexible packaging substrates, cardboard packaging or decorative paper. At Print4All, the company will exhibit its latest products for ESA applications. (Hall 18 Stand D32)
The Enulec ESA1000 system is integrated into the gravure printing presses of all major European manufactures (Source: Enulec)
DENMARK • The company will be presenting its full range of ancillaries for flexo applications there will also be information about its mid-web Flexo Innovator press for paperboard packaging applications. (Hall 18 Stand 14)
The Flexo Innovator inline printing and converting press for folding carton board, paper, laminates and metallic substrates. (Source: Tresu)
ITALY • At Milan, the company will display some of its technological products: the newest AR 750 contact web cleaner and the HC contactless cleaning head with regard to dust removal. (Hall 18 Stand F16-G16)
A selection of ACE’s electrostatic print assist products for gravure printing (Source: ACE)
THE NETHERLANDS • The international Novio Packaging Group will be joining forces with Scandinavian Packaging A/S. As a result, this Danish packaging company will become a member of Novio Packaging operating under its present name, and as from January 1, 2019 under the name Novio Scandinavia.
USA n The companies Global Plastics, Hickman’s Family and Amut Group have started a vertical collaboration to give to plastic a second life, avoiding post-consumer bottles to end up in landfills or in the ocean.
Hickman’s Family Farms egg container is made entirely from post-consumer PET soda and water bottles (Source: Amut Group)