USA • The liquid-packaging converter achieved the production of the first fully renewable gabletop-carton package for the US market. Tetra Pak Gable Top Bio-based packages are made solely from renewable materials, defined as natural resources that can be replenished over time. The new cartons are developed from a combination of paperboard and sugar cane-derived plastics.
Tetra Pak achieved the production of the first fully renewable gabletop-carton package for the US market
LUXEMBOURG • Flint Group announced it issued a binding offer to Siegwerk Druckfarben to acquire its web offset business. This offer includes the transfer of all technical expertise and product portfolios relating to Siegwerk’s Heatset and Newsink product lines.
AUSTRALIA • On a constant currency basis, earnings per share (EPS) was up 10.2%, whereas PAT on a constant currency basis was up 6.6% to USD 342.6 million.
USA • Sonoco reported consolidated financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2015. Fourth quarter net sales declined 3.8%, and for 2015 were down 1% from 2014. Sonoco said consumer packaging and protective solutions were its biggest performers that were partially offset by lower results in paper and industrial converted products.
USA • The board of directors of Bemis Company, Inc. has increased the authorization for share repurchases by 20 million additional shares of company stock, supplementing the 2.4 million shares remaining from the previous share repurchase authorization by the board in May 2014 for 8 million shares.
GERMANY • Lohmann will present its products and new innovations at drupa this May and June in Dusseldorf. In addition, TRESU and Lohmann plan to show the first results of their partnership.
Under the theme Smart Bonding for Flexo, Lohmann will show adhesive solutions specifically for the flexographic printing industry
ITALY • Uteco Group announced the new model of its Onyx line, the Onyx XS 4.0 Evolution will be demonstrated at drupa. The flexographic press is a compact, eight-colour press for printing repeats up to 650 mm (26”), according to the company.
UK • German manufacturer Seufert Transparente Verpackungen announced it will focus its exhibition around the food and beverage market at the Packaging Innovations show at the end of February in Birmingham. The company, which develops and produces transparent folding boxes, sleeves, lids, bases, cartons and thermoformed parts, said its 2016 theme is Gourmet World.
Seufert will feature promotional packaging for the food and beverage industry at Packaging Innovations
USA • Pamarco will celebrate its 70-year anniversary later this year. Since its formation in July of 1946, Pamarco has evolved to supply printers in many industries products, technical training and support, the company said.
USA • The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognized Constantia Flexibles and The Coca-Cola Company at the APR Plastics Recycling Showcase held on 1 February in New Orleans.
From left to right: John Standish, APR technical director, and Rick Fearn, Constantine Flexibles vice president of R&D
USA • Harper Corporation of America announced its roadshow across the US and into Canada beginning 29 March to demonstrate technology and advancements in the flexographic industry.
USA • Pamarco and Esterlam collaborated to host a sales and strategy meeting in January in Atlanta. The goal was to connect the management, sales and customer service teams from the companies regions and to provide an opportunity to review sales strategies and future business developments, according to the companies.
The two firms recently partnered to provide Esterlam’s doctor blades to the North American corrugated and coating markets
THE NETHERLANDS • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has appointed Tom Kleinschmidt as sales director for confectionary packaging. He will be based at the company’s Rotterdam site and will be responsible for sales and product development of the organisation’s confectionary packaging portfolio.
Tom Kleinschmidt has worked in the packaging industry for sixteen years
LUXEMBOURG • Since the beginning of 2016, Flint Group Flexographic Products has equipped its flexographic and letterpress platemaking exposures with high-intensity UV-A lamps. The UV-A output of the high-definition lamps increases by up to 15% compared to standard UV-A 10R lamps, according to the company.
The new lamps have an initial UV-A intensity of more than 20 mW/cm2, the Flint Group said
Wipf AG is the first beta user of an HP 20000 digital press designed primarily for printing on flexible packaging materials. The first samples were revealed at Interpack 2014 in Düsseldorf.
Wipf AG is the first beta
user of the digital printing
press HP 20000