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.

Kyoung Wha expands portfolio with “nyloflex NExT Exposure FV”

From left to right: Jihoon Chung, Director of Kyoung Wha Co. Ltd, Sungkon Chung, President of Kyoung Wha Co. Ltd., Supachai Theravithayangkura, Senior Technical Manager Flint Group Thailand Co. Ltd., and Jong Seo Lee, President of Korea Printcore Co. Ltd., in front of a nyloflex NExT Exposure
SOUTH KOREA • Kyoung Wha intends to further expand its portfolio by becoming active in the flexible packaging and label areas. In doing so, the South Korean company has installed a “nyloflex NExT Exposure FV” from Flint Group. The nyloflex NExT exposure technology utilises a high intensity UV-A LED light source to conduct rapid crosslinking…

KBA commissions flexo press for carton board printing

The EVO XG CI flexo press is flexible for handling film, paper and carton depending on kit
GERMANY • KBA-Flexotecnica has commissioned a flexo press for carton board printing at Delta Print & Packaging in Northern Ireland. According to KBA, the “EVO XG CI” flexo press is engineered for printing speeds of up to 600 m/min (1,969 ft/min) and printing with water-based inks on paper and board up to 450 g/m² (290 lbs).