INDUSTRY NEWS

Eckenfelder goes digital with Kodak Nexfinity

When the end of the year is fast approaching and millions of new calendars are purchased, given as a gift and hung on the wall, be it by businesses or private individuals, the critical production phase has already been over at Eckenfelder GmbH & Co. KG for several weeks. This family owned firm in Hörselberg-Hainich – in the geographical center of Germany – employs 52 people dedicated to the development and end-to-end production of wall and desk calendars and notebooks. From photography, design and layout through printing to finishing, all essential steps take place under one roof.

more (01/24/2020 / sbr)

Grafičar: Competitive edge with Rapida 105 PRO

In July 2019, a new six-colour Rapida 105 PRO with coating and UV capabilities went into production at Graficar d.d. Ludbreg in Croatia. This installation has secured an important competitive edge for the company on the packaging market, and at the same time opens the door to a whole new realm of quality, facilitating expansion into further market segments and offering interesting export opportunities.

more (01/24/2020 / sbr)

Alkor – sustainable printing

Sustainability has been an important concern for printers and converters for years and will have a huge impact on printing in the near future. The packaging requirements are constantly changing due to stricter marketing regulations for food safety and environmentally friendly production. Printing on bio based and eco-friendly materials and less waste during production are also challenges that printers and converters have to deal with.

more (01/23/2020 / sbr)

New European Headquarters for Rotocontrol

Rotocontrol is moving its European headquarters to a new facility in Siek, Germany (near Hamburg). The 1000 sqm building will provide a showroom for product demonstrations, factory acceptance testing, operator training and final machine assembly for Rotocontrol's range of label finishing machines. The move is scheduled for this March.

more (01/23/2020 / sbr)

Smurfit Kappa supports international wine contest

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box and Vitop, experts in comprehensive Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions, are official sponsors of the Concours International ‘Best Wine in Box’ contest once again this year. Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has supported the prestigious wine contest since it began in 2015 when a strategic partnership was born. The innovative concept of this contest has proved to be a real success as it has become a benchmark for consumers from all over the world, bringing together over 100 producers from different countries.

more (01/22/2020 / sbr)

Durst restructures textile printing segment

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Dr. Kappaun also will be the connecting link to the Large Format Segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio.

more (01/22/2020 / sbr)


 

PRODUCT NEWS

Thimm installs unique technology across Europe

Thimm is once again assuming the role of pioneer and has invested in a machine for the digital laser cutting of corrugated cardboard. The new Highcon Beam 2C machine is, according to Thimm, unique in Europe as regards its design and opens up unusually creative opportunities for packaging designers. Lasers can cut delicate designs out of corrugated cardboard which previously could only be produced with difficulty, or not at all.

more (01/17/2020 / sbr)

Lecta’s new Adestor Inkjet Matt LR FSC

Lecta increases its extensive offer of Adestor self-adhesive materials for digital printing with the launch of Adestor Inkjet Matt LR FSC (C011032) SP123 White Glassine 62. This new product, specially indicated for logistics and retail labels, provides good absorption and uptake of inks, resulting in excellent drying times both for UV and waterbased inks.

more (01/16/2020 / sbr)

Mimaki to premiere latest innovations at C!Print

Mimaki Europe, manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announced that it will exhibit its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at Salon C!Print (4 – 6 February, Lyon, France). This will include the first showing in France of the company’s brand-new SWJ-320EA large format solvent printer, JFX200-2513 EX large flatbed UV inkjet printer and two models of the recently launched Plus series.

more (01/16/2020 / sbr)

New ink added to Linx range

Linx Printing Technologies has introduced an ink specially formulated to resist moisture, colour change and transference. It is ideal for consistent coding through pouch and can retort applications where the contents are cooked in the packaging after they are coded.

more (01/08/2020 / sbr)

FB8000 PRO automated flatbed cutter

Intec Printing Solutions Limited announces its newly-innovated, extended FB8000PRO, the second generation of automated digital die cutting systems for print companies and in-plant print operations. The new ColorCut FB8000 Generation 2, has evolved by combining innovative technologies with uncompromising design, engineering and construction refinements. FB8000PRO now delivers greater media control and flexibility combined with significantly enhanced productivity, when compared with the previous generation.

more (01/07/2020 / sbr)

Functional Papers: two more grammages available

Sustainable packaging solutions are a hot topic all over the world. Sappi is already producing such solutions and can point to numerous successful examples. Demand from customers and interested parties from a wide spectrum of industries continues to grow. The worldwide acting paper and paperboard manufacturer therefore recently added two new grammages to its Sappi Seal range. In addition to the 67 g/m² version, the new 85 g/m² and 100 g/m² papers enable branded goods manufacturers to package an even more extensive variety of products with this functional paper – either as primary or secondary packaging.

more (12/17/2019 / sbr)



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