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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury – Celebrating 70 years
UK • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, formerly Chadwicks of Bury, announced that it is celebrating 70 years in flexible packaging. In 1935 Ronald Chadwick began work as a general supplier to the farming community around Bury.
Global trends in packaging printing – Part Two
In the first part of this article, our editor examined the overarching market data for the packaging printing industry, the numbers from major press manufacturers and touched on the first of three major trends, emerging markets.
Soma – Five presses sold at drupa, new sale negotiations
CZECH REPUBLIC • Soma reported on a very successful drupa 2016 with more than 1,500 visitors coming to see demonstrations of the new Optima 2 flexographic printing press. It was officially launched at the show, and the demos showed wide-web production running the Arun plate mounting system developed in cooperation with the press maker, Allstein.
Harper Corporation – Gold Sponsor for PCMC Impact 2016
USA • Harper Corporation of America announced it will be supporting the Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) Impact 2016 event. This one-day event will feature some of the latest technology and advancements in the flexographic industry.
Poly Products – New anilox cleaner installed
AUSTRALIA • After much research to find the best solution for improving productivity on its wide web flexo presses, one of South Australia’s suppliers of printed packaging, Poly Products, has announced it has installed Flexo Wash technology at its plant in Regency Park, Adelaide.
Digital printing for packaging is taking off
What is the current situation of the printing processes and their potential in regard to the future of packaging manufacturing? How will the machinery for package printing shops be designed in the future? Will everything remain as it is, or will packaging substrates be printed with very different processes than those currently used?
Simco Ion – Static manager controls up to 32 devices
THE NETHERLANDS • Simco-Ion announced its IQ Easy platform is prepared to fit in and function in the environment of Industry 4.0. A buzzword in many sectors of the print industry, the trends point to further automation, networking, cloud and data collection and analyzing.
EFIA, Thepackhub – Print for packaging seminar in September
UK • Thepackhub and EFIA announced a seminar looking at the world of packaging print opportunities called Printing for Brand Success on 8 September in Berkshire. Participants will see a number of presentations tackling issues and opportunities in the world of print for packaging.
Amcor – New flexo press, gravure coater, slitter in Wisconsin plant
USA• Amcor Flexibles announced the addition of a new MP4 press in its Milwaukee facility that allows flexographic printing, gravure coating and slitting to occur in a single pass. The additional capacity from the press and slitter will support demand for coated healthcare grade paper and film.
BST eltromat – How innovation management works
GERMANY • What is innovation management and how does it work? What are the advantages for companies that use it and for its customers? Dr Michael Dattner, who is responsible for innovation management at BST eltromat writes about this concept in the drupa daily (in both German and English).
RKW – Investment in Southeast Asian market
VIETNAM • RKW announced it is investing several million Euros into technology, infrastructure and workplace safety, which include a new printing line for multipack films, expansion of the total building area and the optimization of building technology at its site in Vietnam. With the expansion, RKW Lotus is now operating as RKW Vietnam.
BASF – New global pigments brand
GERMANY • BASF announced the launch of its Colors & Effects brand, which encompasses its colorants and effect pigments portfolio and serves customers across the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics, and agriculture industries.
Ferrarini & Benelli – Visits triple from last drupa
ITALY • Ferrarini & Benelli announced it had a successful drupa with triple the number of visitor at the booth compared to the 2012 show. It had a strong international interest, in line with drupa’s own numbers.
Sino-Pack – International exhibition for packaging
CHINA • The 24th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2017) and China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (Packinno 2017) will be held 1-3 March 2017 at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China.
Global trends in packaging printing – Part One
If there is one industry that has seen its fair share of changes over the past few centuries, it’s the printing industry. And while there are some types of printing that have become less common, there has been significant growth in other parts of the industry, for instance packaging printing.