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Koehler with new sales partner for France, Spain, and Portugal
Koehler and heinzelsales announce Partnership for Flexible Packaging
GERMANY • With its announcement less than a year ago that it was making a major investment in its Kehl mill, the Koehler Paper Group (Oberkirch/Germany) took the first step towards a new paper machine capable of producing papers for flexible packaging. Koehler has now acquired Wilfried Heinzel AG, also known as heinzelsales, as an…
Bobst – Low defect vacuum metallizing with the K4000 Crucible
UK • According to Bobst, the new K4000 Crucible metallizing unit gives a 90% reduction in the number of pinholes and provides a repeatable (when compared to an equivalent boat metallizer), reliable performance using proven manufacturers for all critical equipment.
Doneck – Compostable solvent-based inks for packaging
LUXEMBOURG • In addition to the already compostable water-based ink series, the company has now also had the compostability of major products from the solvent-based inks portfolio tested and certified. The newly certified printing ink series (DIN EN 13432) are ideally suited to the printing of food packaging and tissue products made of paper and film.
Toyo Ink – Low VOC, function and effect printing on display
Shanghai Toyo Ink, a subsidiary of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, will jointly exhibit at the 7th All in Print China 2018 in Shanghai together with its sister subsidiaries. (Hall E5 Stand B239)
Iggesund – Packaging with lives at stake
SWEDEN • Sometimes people who work with food packaging feel tied down by all the regulations and standards that exist to guarantee safety. However, the regulations for packaging medical technology (“medtech”) products are equally complex. These products must be manufactured in a sterile environment and then transported all the way into an operating room without risking…
Amut – First plant for POAL food packaging waste recycling
ITALY • In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene. POAL is a polyethylene plus Aluminium polycomposite recovered from food packaging (commonly known as TetraPak).
Toyo Inks – Non-volatile EB curing flexo ink for flexible packaging
JAPAN • The main value drivers that continue to lead the global packaging market are operational efficiency, food packaging safety, reduced energy consumption, cleaner work environment, and a greener earth (lower CO2 footprint).
HP – Presses for high-volume digital corrugated printing
USA • The company announced two new six-colour PageWide high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170.
IK – “Ban on straws does not solve the marine litter problem”
The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) rejects the proposed ban on selected plastic products announced by the EU Commission.
Print4All survey - Part 1
A statement by Aldo Peretti (Uteco Converting)
With Print4All, show organiser Fiera Milano offers a new event show concept to the printing and converting industries. Flexo & Gravure Global asked some exhibitors about their opinion concerning their assessment of the new concept and their individual expectations and products on display.
Nordmeccanica – Latest developments in coating and lamination
ITALY • Founded in 1978, Nordmeccanica has succeeded to achieve worldwide reputation for its coating and lamination machinery. At Print4All the company will present its latest developments. (Hall 18 Stand B02-C01)
ProAmpac – Acquisition of Gateway Packaging Company
USA • Flexible packaging firm ProAmpac has acquired Gateway Packaging Company, a US-based pet food packaging manufacturer and technical products company.
ebeam Technologies – Curing solutions for packaging
ITALY • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam solutions will be attending Print4All to promote its latest low energy, high-throughput curing solutions. (Hall 18 Stand K11)
Eston Chimica – Water-based package printing at Print4All
ITALY • With more than 18 years of experience in the production and sale of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications, Eston Chimica will present their new international image and brand: Eston Chimica, a Flint Group Company during the Print4All trade show in Milan. (Hall 18, Stand G24-H23)
RadTech Europe – Food packaging seminar
GERMANY • On 25 October, Radtech Europe will organise a seminar on food packaging at the Moevenpick Airport Hotel, Stuttgart.