Package Printing News

Smurfit Kappa launches Bag-in-Box packaging solution for hand sanitiser

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has extended its range to include a hand sanitiser solution to meet the ongoing demand for the product in many markets.

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Agfa to increase inkjet ink production capacity

In order to cope with growing volume demands, Agfa will significantly invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity. A new manufacturing plant will focus on water-based inkjet inks.

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Flexo plate innovation from Miraclon improves sustainability, process efficiency and print quality

At U. Günther GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, the Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is rapidly becoming an indispensable option for customers seeking premium flexo plates that combine high quality packaging printing with eco-friendly production. The Miraclon solution unites all of the quality and performance benefits of the well-established Kodak Flexcel solutions with solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based plate processing.

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Second generation of Agfa’s Adamas chem-free printing plate

The latest version of Agfa’s Adamas chemistry-free offset printing plate boasts increased eco credits, in addition to extended run lengths for UV ink printing.

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Heidelberg Shanghai production site successfully established in growth market of China

In a festive ceremony at the production site Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Shanghai Ltd. (HGES), the packaging printing company Xian Jun Long was presented with a certificate recognizing the manufacture of the 9,999th printing unit in China. In a greeting sent via video link, Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chief Executive Officer of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), paid tribute to the high level of commitment and successful engagement in China.

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Koenig & Bauer LIVE: Print also works online

Koenig & Bauer has drawn wholly positive conclusions at the end of its first entirely virtual fair. Under the banner “Koenig & Bauer LIVE”, the press manufacturer presented product innovations, digital applications and new service solutions for the print industry through a series of online events between 16th and 25th June. Daily streams enabled partners, customers and all other interested print professionals to learn more about the innovations which Koenig & Bauer has developed for the industry.

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All eyes on a flexo future

An anniversary is a time for reflection: a time to pause, look back, and see how far we’ve come. Steurs Graphic Solutions can look back a long way - 70 years, to 1949, when the two Steurs brothers started what has become one of Belgium’s biggest packaging prepress houses. The backward look will be a short one, however, because all eyes at the Antwerp-based business are firmly fixed on the present and the future - “on continuing to create solutions for today and tomorrow”, as the company’s tagline has it.

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Birografika MB purchases and installs their first MPS flexo press

Birografika MB in Serbia purchased and installed their first MPS flexo press, an 8-colour EFS 430 multi-substrate press. The deal was signed at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

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Fedrigoni 2019 Environment and Safety Report

The self-adhesive labels sector has seen a 46% reduction in water consumption over the last six years, on a like-for-like basis; the paper and securities sector has seen a 15% reduction of waste water, and a reduction of 13% in the use of thermal energy (-9% of electric energy), thanks to significant investments in the installation of natural gas-powered turbine cogeneration plants in major factories. Since 2014 all pulp has been FSC certified®, from forests that are protected by international treaties guaranteeing their sustainability in environmental, social and economic terms.

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Box highlights Whisky's regal roots

A striking presentation box produced by Pollard Boxes is helping to underline the significance of the latest addition to the ‘King of Whisky’ Royal Salute’s permanent range.

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Xeikon and Flint Group bring digital print to the corrugated industry

Xeikon and Flint group announced the launch of IDERA, a brand-new digital solutions platform for corrugated packaging converters. One of the cornerstones of this platform is a post-print, single-pass printing press. This press uses certified food-safe water-based inks on coated and uncoated corrugated sheets up to 1.6 m wide x 2.8 m long (5’ 3” wide x 9’2” long) at up to 150 linear m/min (492 ft/min).

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Socipack installs second Nilpeter press to increase capacity

Ivory Coast flexible packaging printer, Socipack, has installed their second Nilpeter 22” wide FA-Line to a great success in the West African region. Socipack was created in 2016 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Already operating within several plastics segments, from film extrusion, injection, blow molding, and woven sacks. Socipack was created to produce high-quality flexible packaging for the West African region.

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