Smithers Pira – Demand drives sack and kraft paper market to $80 billion by 2021

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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.
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.

Uflex – Indian company’s new Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand ASEPTO unveiled

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The Wall of Pride! Mr. Ashwani Sharm, President & CEO, New Business Initiatives, Uflex Limited unveiling ASEPTO – Uflex’s Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand, the Aseptic Pack, and a typical aseptic liquid packaging cross-section.
INDIA • In January, Uflex, a multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company, unveiled its Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand, “Asepto”. To support the rollout, Uflex’s new Aseptic Liquid Packaging manufacturing plant will also become commercially operational by April 2017.
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KBA-Industrial Solutions – Dr. Martin Kraus becomes sole managing director

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Effective on 1 January 2017, Dr Martin Kraus has assumed the duties of sole managing director of KBA Industrial Solutions.
GERMANY • After three years as head of production for Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) and almost two years as managing director of KBA-Industrial Solutions, Michael Kummert stepped down from his post on 31st December 2016. Effective beginning on the 1st January 2017, his executive duties have passed to Dr. Martin Kraus, who has now…

Dürr – Company acquires KBA-CleanAir, strengthens position in exhaust air purification technology

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Exhaust air purification systems from KBA-CleanAir are used in the printing industry, dye and paint manufacturing, surface treatment, and the chemicals industry.
GERMANY • In mid-December, Dürr Group announced the acquisition of the KBA-CleanAir section of KBA-MetalPrint GmbH. Through this purchase, Dürr is strengthening its market position in exhaust air purification technology and expanding the technology portfolio of its Clean Technology Systems environmental technology division.

IMS Deltamatic – Coeclerici S.p.A. becomes majority shareholder

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IMS Deltamatic is a prime example of Italian industrial excellence whose value is recognised and appreciated all over the world,” commented Paolo Clerici, chairman and chief executive at Coeclerici S.p.A.
ITALY • As 2016 came to an end, IMS Deltamatic strengthened its capital structure thanks to an investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. assuming a majority stake (67%) in the company that will better enable growth on a global scale.
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Linx Printing – New models extend laser coding capabilities

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The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature more powerful processing boards that are able to relay messages from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering higher speeds.
UK • Linx Printing Technologies has launched two laser coders in their CSL range that can provide faster printing speeds and greater versatility. The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature more powerful processing boards that are able to relay messages from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering…

Lohmann – 2016 was an award winning year for Lohmann’s customers

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Winners for the “Best use of flexo within a single form”: Midland Regional Printers (L-R) Awards host, Matt Le Tissier; Managing director, Steve Bates and Catherine Tew, sales and marketing, Midland Regional Printers (MRP); Silvia Castellato, senior market manager, market and product management graphics EMEA, Lohmann Adhesive Tape Systems; Stephen Tew, founder and Matt Seaford, business development manager, MRP.
GERMANY • Last year Lohmann’s Graphics Market Segment was proud to see so many of their international customers receiving high levels of recognition by various industry associations.
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Siegwerk – Investment in a new laminator improves the “European Center of Excellence”

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Siegwerk’s new nordmeccanica Labo Combi adds state-of-the-art laminating capabilities to the existing testing skills at their European “Center of Competence”.
GERMANY • As the new year began, Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for flexible packaging, announced they had added a nordmeccanica group’s Labo Combi 400 laminator to the company’s Technical Center for the Flexible Packaging business unit.

Tetra Pak – New version of the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge is now 80% renewable

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The new version of the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with a bio-based LightCap 30 is another major step towards those sustainability goals.
SWITZERLAND • Continuing a long history of environmental responsibility, back in 2012 Tetra Pak challenged itself to develop sustainable products, use 100% FSC-certified paperboard, produce a 100% renewable package, achieve a 40% global recycling rate and cap the company’s climate impact across the value chain at 2010 levels by 2020.