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Bobst: New benchmark hologram application system

Building on the technology of the Novafoil 106, Bobst launches a new version of the hot foil stamper, dedicated to the application of holograms. Featuring a completely redesigned hologram application system, the Novafoil 106 H gives converters maximum flexibility and efficiency for hot stamping transfer with holograms.

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BW Packaging at Pack Expo Las Vegas

BW Packaging, Barry-Wehmiller’s global team of packaging professionals, is set to showcase new food and beverage packaging innovations in booth C-1800 at Pack Expo Las Vegas, held September 11 to 13. This year’s lineup includes new machines from well-known packaging brands in the industry, including Accraply, Angelus, Burt, Goldco, Graham + Sleevit, Hayssen, Hudson-Sharp, Pneumatic Scale, Symach, Thiele, Zepf and more.

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Flex-Punkt achieves Miraclon Certification for Kodak Flexcel NX Plates

Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH, a full-service prepress partner to the packaging industry, has successfully completed the Miraclon Certification program for Flexcel NX Plates. The program evaluates Flexcel NX System users’ ability to meet stringent international flexo platemaking standards set by Miraclon. It represents a feature set that drives maximum efficiency, repeatability, and consistent quality in flexo platemaking, and is complemented by extensive data measurement series and analyses.

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Mondi’s Protector Bag ExpandForm wins the German Packaging Award 2023

Mondi has won the German Packaging Award 2023, which is awarded by the German Packaging Institute, in the category “material substitution" for Protector Bag ExpandForm. Developed in collaboration with Megaflex Schaumstoff, a family-owned manufacturer for flexible foams, mattresses and sleeping products, Protector Bag ExpandForm replaces the current plastic packaging for mattress rollpacking with a flexible and recyclable paper bag solution.

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10 innovations for fiber-based packaging

As the focus of the packaging industry is continuously shifting to sustainability, innovations in fiber-based packaging are shaping a new ecosystem. Smithers has published a new white paper, 10 Recent Innovations That Are Changing the Landscape of Fiber-Based Packaging, which offers an in-depth insight into the strengths and limitations of fiber-based packaging formats.

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MM: Results for the 1st half-year 2023

Peter Oswald, MM CEO, comments: “The development of the MM Group in the 1st half-year reflects the continuing weak demand in the cartonboard and paper sector after the record year 2022. As already communicated in mid-June, the significant decline in results is mainly attributable to the weak volume development in the division MM Board & Paper. In contrast, the division MM Packaging was able to record an overall positive performance with the successful integration of last year's acquisitions in the resilient pharmaceutical packaging sector and factoring in one-off restructuring costs.”

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Driving digital: Heidelberg and Gallus showcase new product triple header at Labelexpo 2023

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and its subsidiary Gallus will be showcasing a range of unique digital solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2023 (Stand 11C30). The systems support increased automation of the entire print ecosystem, with the aim of facilitating smart, connected printing” to address shortage of skilled labor, increase productivity, and reduce waste.

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Highest precision for the measurement of anilox rollers

Sibress, manufacturer of measurement and analysis systems for quality assurance in flexographic and package printing from Starnberg near Munich, has now taken over the distribution of the Veritas measurement microscope from MicroDynamics, USA, in addition to the products it has developed itself. The corresponding distribution agreement was concluded for the entire European area as well as the neighbouring countries. Sibress has already been selling the white light interferometer MD3Dqc since 2011.

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Change at the helm of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica

Koenig & Bauer has appointed Peter Andrich, the successful CEO of Koenig & Bauer (IT) S.r.l., as the new CEO of its subsidiary Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica S.p.A.. Andrich, who has more than 25 years' experience in sales and management and has been CEO of Koenig & Bauer (IT) in Lainate near Milan since 2018, will now take over from Luigi Magliochi as CEO of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica S.p.A. in Tavazzano, in addition to his responsibilities at the site.

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Flint Group removes mineral oil from sheetfed process

Global print consumables manufacturer Flint Group has solidified its reputation as the sustainable ink supplier of choice after announcing that all its Sheetfed process ink series are now mineral oil free. The full range of Flint Group’s K+E process series is now exclusively made from more sustainable formulations, under plans to increase the use of environmentally friendly raw materials and make packaging easier to recycle.

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New tray helps manufacturers of ready-made meals lower plastic use significantly

Holmen Iggesund launches Inverform PET 30, a 30 gsm version of its popular ready-made meal trays. This unique product will help customers lower their climate impact substantially. Compared to the 40 gsm version, the reduction is more than 25%.

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Riverside Print & Signs plays dress up with Drytac ReTac Smooth

Ontario-based printing and signage specialist Riverside Print & Signs recently used ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric PVC film from Drytac to produce a series of colourful wall graphics for Great Pretenders’ new space in New York City. Owned by Creative Education of Canada, Great Pretenders designs and manufactures dress-up, toys, jewellery, and accessories for children. The brand recently opened a new space at FAO Schwarz in New York to reach more customers in the US and required help decorating the facility.

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