Constantia Flexibles opens new “Competence Centre for Films”

From left to right: Axel Glade, Head of Plant Hueck Folien; Achim Grefenstein, Head of Group R&D; Gerold Riegler, COO Constantia Flexibles and Alexander Baumgartner, CEO Constantia Flexibles
AUSTRIA • Constantia Flexibles has opened its new “Competence Centre” for the research and development of polymer films and film laminates for flexible packaging. It is located at the company’s second largest production plant in Weiden, Germany.

Flexofit GmbH launched to connect European producers with African and Asian markets

From left to right: Hans-Peter Hormann, General Manager at Flexofit and Karla Grey, Managing Director at Flexofit
GERMANY • Karla Grey and Hans-Peter Hormann founded the Flexofit GmbH, a consulting company for the international Flexo printing industry, this summer in Bad Vilbel, Germany. Flexofit is focused on submitting industry knowledge and tools for the flexo printing process to Africa and Asia.

Asahi Feature Article: Staying ahead of trends in flexible packaging

Single colour paper dust print voids on spot colour. Picture frame around spot colour square. 7C image is printed clean.
Packaging continues to be a growth market, and within the packaging market, flexible packaging is arguably the fastest growing segment. According to a Smithers Pira report (Future of Global Flexible Packaging to 2020), the global market for flexible packaging is projected to grow by 18% through 2020.