A survey of international suppliers for package printing in Asia - Part 3

Is the packaging industry’s future Asian?

(Source: Janoschka)
With a glimpse towards the future, Flexo & Gravure Global asked a ­variety of suppliers to the package printing industries for their thoughts and strategies around the expanding Asian markets. Collectively, each respondent emphasized that their growth strategies revolve around and often hinge upon successfully navigating the changing economics and demographics involved in Asia’s financial…

Bobst – Claims the AluBond process is a breakthrough in high metal adhesion

Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…

Bobst – New vacuum metallizing K5 Vision introduced

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The new Bobst K5 Vision is a compact vacuum metallizer designed for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Designed for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers, the compact new K5 Vision is designed to handle a wide variety of different film types including heat sensitive films and thin gauge substrates. It can run at speeds up to 840m/min (33”), is available in widths from 1250mm to 2450mm (49” to 96,5”)…

Bobst – Speedwave 2 bolsters printer Printwell’s bottom line in the Philippines

Left to right: La Rosa Olive, division manager, supply chain Printwell, Yam Robert, president of Printwell and Gaudry Erick, product sales manager, Bobst (Source, Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • The folding cartons market in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region is forecast to rise from US $2.8 billion in 2016 to US $4.9 billion (EUR €2.3 to EUR €4.01 billion) by the end of 2024, as the countries in the region experience significant industrial growth. The Philippines was the 10th fastest…

Zecher – Cooperation with machine manufacturers strengthened

Zecher has a global network of sales partners (Source: Zecher)
GERMANY • For many years, the company has worked intensively together with all well-known machine manufacturers from the areas of flexible packaging, label printing, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. Three years ago, Zecher established a key account management especially for this customer segment in order to offer in-depth support which is adapted to the special requirements…

SCEA – Invests in Bobst gravure technology

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Enzo Pattaro, President of SCEA (center), with daughter Marina Pattaro, quality manger, and son Mauro Pattaro, general manager, in front of the new Bobst gravure printing press in SCEA production plant (Source, Bobst)
ITALY • Established in 1977 in the Veneto region of North-East Italy, SCEA soon began a rapid expansion recording annual double-digit growth from the year 2000. This meant SCEA needed to relocate to a larger production facility in Zevio, near Verona, in 2008 in order to accommodate the increasing number of production lines required to match…