Package Printing News

Gentili: The unilateral decision made by Interpack is unacceptable

After months of attempting to dialogue with the organisers of Interpack, up until now the “world’s most important exhibition of packaging technologies”, the Italian companies represented by Ucima recently received a communication from the event’s organiser Messe Düsseldorf, confirming them that the show is scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March 2021.

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Flint Group: Launch of regional service center in Barcelona

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a supplier of ink and coatings to the global packaging industry, has announced its investment in a newly optimised Regional Service Centre (RSC) in Barcelona, Spain, galvanising its commitment to customers in the region.

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Digital printing for flexible and extensible film

Koenig & Bauer has concluded a cooperation agreement for the further development of the RotaJET. With a new press for digitally printed flexible and extensible film, the company is strengthening its strategic focus on the growth market of flexible and extensible film and digital presses. The press is to be developed on the basis of the RotaJET and the first installations are expected to commence production of digitally printed flexible and extensible film in the coming year.

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Koenig & Bauer Durst food safety inks achieve ECOLOGO Certification

Koenig & Bauer Durst has announced on Thursay that its food safety water-based printing inks have successfully achieved UL ECOLOGO® Certification, demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance.

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ACME Graphics installs Kodak Flexcel NX System

In April 2020, Miraclon customer ACME Graphics opened a new flexo trade shop branch in Cape Town. With national lockdown restrictions being enforced across South Africa, it was vital for them to have operations up and running quickly, having been recognized as an essential supplier to the industry.

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Gallus scores in the Czech Republic with its Labelmaster

Last year three significant installations of the Gallus Labelmaster took place in the Czech Republic. One Gallus Labelmaster each has been newly installed in the printing houses OTK Group, a.s., Colognia Press, a.s. and Kra´li´c?ek s.r.o. These three examples show the high flexibility of the modular machine system, with which it is possible to fully adjust to specific and different requirements of the customers: For each printing house the machine has been installed in  different configuration.

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Flint Group Flexographic welcomes Dr. Martin Čadek as VP Operations

Flint Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martin Cadek to Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Flexographic. In Willstätt, Germany, Flint Group Flexographic produces high quality flexographic and letterpress printing plates.

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Printafoil installs Eagle Systems’ Cold Foil on a Komori press

Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, announced that Printafoil (Pty) Ltd has installed an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil Module on their Komori press. The installation, which was just completed in October, is already creating a buzz among the company’s prominent retail and brand packaging clients.

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Mondi joins CELAB consortium

Mondi has joined the newly created consortium CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels). This industry initiative was founded by companies in the self-adhesive label industry to create greater circularity for its products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.

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Lorytex strikes packaging gold with flexo and ECG

“We’re just trying to make flexo a little better every day,” says Roberto Dolinsky, managing director of Lorytex. There’s modesty in the comment, but there’s no doubting his pride in what the company has just achieved — a Gold Award in the inaugural Kodak Global Flexo Innovation Awards. Lorytex was also one of just four “Highest Honors” winners, singled out for creative use of graphic design, production workflow efficiency and a commitment to sustainable print.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö joins CELAB, a global coalition for circularity in the label industry

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has joined CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels), a global coalition recently created to promote the development of circular economy for self-adhesive label materials.

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Rottaprint expands shrink sleeve label production with MPS flexo press

Rottaprint, a flexographic printing company producing self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging in Romania, has ordered their first MPS press, an EFA+ fully automated multi-substrate flexo press with ‘talk to me’ connectivity. The sale marks the first MPS press sold into Romania.

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