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).
Ecoallene is a new green material made of POAL (Polyethylene plus Aluminium polycomposite) recovered from food packaging. The main application fields are: automotive, building, giftware and general tools (Source: Amut)
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).
Elex-one is a completely non-volatile EB curing ink for non-evaporative wet trapping (Source: Toyo Inks)
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.
The PageWide T1190 press delivers up to 305 m/min (1000 fpm) in six colours at full press speed (Source: HP)
The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) rejects the proposed ban on selected plastic products announced by the EU Commission.
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.
President of Acimga;
Group chief executive officer and
managing director for Uteco Converting (Source: G&K TechMedia)
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)
The Nordmeccanica Duplex SL One Shot laminator uses the Symbiex solvent-free adhesive developed by Dow Chemical (Source: Nordmeccanica)
USA • Flexible packaging firm ProAmpac has acquired Gateway Packaging Company, a US-based pet food packaging manufacturer and technical products company.
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)
The ebeam Compact is said to be the world’s most compact electron beam inkjet curing solution (Source: ebeam Technologies)
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)
GERMANY • On 25 October, Radtech Europe will organise a seminar on food packaging at the Moevenpick Airport Hotel, Stuttgart.
The manufacturing of save food packaging is a main challenge for the package printing industry (Source: The Telegraph)
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…
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the fourth part of this survey, Elsa Callini, business development manager of ebeam Technologies talks about a new digital inkjet printer…
Business development manager ebeam Technologies (Source: ebeam Technologies)
The market research company Ceresana published a market analysis on the market for printing inks including toners for electrophotography (laser printing) in Europe. The analysts expect this market to decrease to a level of 1.17 million tonnes until 2024.
AUSTRIA • Counterfeit pharmaceutical and food products put consumers’ health and the identity of brands at risk. To rule out such counterfeits, packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles offers innovative packaging solutions to meet this crucial task.
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To rule out counterfeits, packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles offers effective solutions to meet this crucial task (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
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…
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)