JAPAN • The film manufacturer has collaborated with packaging manufacturer, Bio4Pack, to create a plastic-free compostable crisp pack for German organic crisps producer, myChipsbox.
Futamure cooperated with Bio4Pack and created a plastic-free compostable crisp pack
GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.
W&H sales director South Asia Gerhard Schoone (left) and W&H sales director Thomas Lengenberg (right) celebrate the deal together with Asghar Abbas, head of packaging at Packages Limited (2nd from left), W&H director Peter Steinbeck (3rd from left) and Numan Noor , business unit manager folding carton at Packages Limited (Source: W&H)
INDIA • As the nation’s economy continues to grow along with its population, Uflex is quickly solidifying its position as one of the largest integrated manufacturing and packaging firms in Asia. With global aspirations in sight, the editors of Flexo & Gravure Global sat down to discuss the company’s past, present and vision for the…
R.K. Jain, Uflex's fiannce and accounts group president (Source, Uflex)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…
The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)
GERMANY • During the production of cast film, the melting process consumes the largest portion of energy during cast film production and cooling is a close second. A new cooling process for cast film production with the Filmex II cast film extrusion line is said to significantly lower energy consumption by up to 70%. The new…
Windmöller & Hölscher claims the Filmex II cast film extrusion line can reduce energy costs for cooling by up to 70% (Source, W&H)
CANADA • Toronto-based flexible packaging manufacturer Covertech Flexible packaging is investing USD 10 million to increase its capacity and bring in the latest technology in equipment.
GERMANY • BST ProControl, a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, announced it is expanding its sensor offerings for layer thickness and basis weight measurement with a new highlight for K 2016, the new PC16S-wave transmission sensor. The company will premiere the sensor at its booth in Hall 10, Stand E46.
The PC16S-wave transmission sensor works with technology based on non-ionizing electromagnetic waves
AUSTRALIA • Amcor announced an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America for the purchase price of USD 435 million. Alusa, which includes Alusa (Chile), Peruplast (Peru), Aluflex (Argentina) and Flexa (Colombia), is owned by Techpack and Nexus Private Equity.
FRANCE • St Pal de Mons-based Mondon, winding and converting machines, upgrade thermoforming film extrusion output with state-of-the-art winders which increase production capacity and save energy at the same time. The turret winders TW Series offer a flying change facility, which means that a new roll begins automatically when the other one is finished/full.
Mondon’s TW Series