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Labelexpo press conference schedule20.08.2019

With just one month to go until the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 opens its doors in Brussels, preparations for the landmark show are nearing completion, with a full press conference program now in place.

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Pro Carton: Voting now open19.08.2019

Public voting is now officially open for the Pro Carton Young Designer Award, run by the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers, with the winners to be announced at the ECMA Annual Congress on 19 September 2019 in Malta. Anyone can vote up to once per day for their favourite packaging created by a young designer by visiting the Pro Carton website, with voting closing at midnight on 13 September 2019.

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Bosch Packaging contributes to EIT Food16.08.2019

Although environmental awareness is increasing among the general public, Greenpeace reports that around 12.7 million tons of plastic waste still end up in the oceans each year, with rising tendency. At the same time, however, regulatory changes, initiatives and altering consumer behavior are leading to increased efforts towards more sustainable packaging and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Bosch Packaging Technology recognized the necessity for these developments early on and launched the first sealed paper packaging along with a corresponding machine concept as early as 2016.

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Baldwin Visions Systems at Labelexpo12.08.2019

Baldwin Vision Systems (BVS) will bring new technical achievements to Stand 6E52 at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (24-27 September, Brussels Expo). BVS will be co-located at the show with AMS SpectralUV, another Baldwin Technology Company.

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Factory acceptance for CorruCUT in Würzburg09.08.2019

The Klingele Group, an independent manufacturer of corrugated base paper and corrugated cardboard packaging, and Koenig & Bauer, the world's second largest manufacturer of printing machines, are setting new standards in printing technology for packaging within the framework of a development partnership. Both companies have now reached a new milestone with the successful factory acceptance testing of a newly developed CorruCUT high board line rotary die-cutter by Klingele after conducting a test phase with the prototype.

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Environmental Impact Study07.08.2019

A state-of-the-art environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) has confirmed that single-use beverage cartons compare favourably with reusable glass bottles – and outperform single-use PET bottles – across the fresh milk, juice and UHT milk market segments. The results of the critically reviewed LCA study are based on an in-depth analysis of the German beverage packaging market, with expert review and oversight by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

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Jowat to sharpen focus on sustainability06.08.2019

With its brand new products from the Jowatherm® Grow series, the adhesives expert from Detmold will be marking a milestone in the development of bio-based hot melts for environmentally compatible bonding of packaging at the FachPack trade fair.

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Verico Technology at Labelexpo05.08.2019

With the launch of the Zahara NWL, Verico Technology built on 30 years of experience in waterless offset to combine all of its advantages with sustainability. In almost no time, Zahara plates have transformed the viability of narrow web label printing for the better by making its prepress genuinely digital.

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Four live production solutions at Labelexpo05.08.2019

Xeikon is set to showcase four live production solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019 (September 24 to 27) - Hall 5 Stand C28. The company will also introduce its latest advisory tool ‘Tranform’, sharing the company’s deeper understanding, experience, and valued digital printing expertise with the international label community, Xeikon can offer printers and converters insights into different ways of transforming a label printing business into a business for the future.

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European Converter of the Year Award01.08.2019

Four European label printing / converting companies have been shortlisted for the European Converter of the Year Award, as part of this year’s Label Industry Global Awards. They are: CS Labels, Marzek Etiketten + Packaging GmbH, Reynders, and Stratus Packaging.

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Heidelberg launches modern ergonomic design31.07.2019

For the many small and medium-sized printing companies, the 50 x 70 cm format is the perfect fit for their product range in commercial and packaging printing. Many packaging printers in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics segment in particular use the 50 x 70 format, which offers benefits for small folding carton sizes and a high level of embellishment, as well as short runs. Over 19,000 delivered Speedmaster CD 74, XL 75, and CX 75 printing units are evidence of the demand for this model series in this format.

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Xeikon exhibits at PrintEx 201930.07.2019

Xeikon is set to showcase its complete portfolio of innovative solutions at PrintEx 2019. Taking place in Australia at Sydney’s Olympic Park, 13 - 16 August, this popular show attracts the wider print community. Xeikon will use the opportunity to highlight the fact that its technology is much more than a labels platform. The company is set to demonstrate the multiplicity and breadth of solutions they have for a variety of sectors that use both inkjet and dry-toner technology, all driven by Xeikon’s powerful and user-friendly digital front end, the X-800. Xeikon is focused on meeting and supporting businesses looking to diversify and add new revenue streams.

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Gama International at Labelexpo Europe 201926.07.2019

Gama International will be present at Labelexpo Europe, Brussels, at Hall 11 - stand F16, together with its local dealer Advanced Machinery. Products introduced will include viscometers, sleeve storage systems, anilox and photopolymer cleaning systems. Among the Gama viscometers, a focus will be dedicated to the G34 system, specific for controlling viscosity and temperature of UV inks and G32 for water-based varnishes.

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Flexible Packaging Arena show feature25.07.2019

Narrow web label converters looking to enter the fast-growing flexible packaging market will learn everything they need to know at the Labelexpo Europe 2019 Flexible Packaging Arena, further details of which have been announced on Wednesday.

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Nilpeter at Labelexpo Europe 201919.07.2019

Under the 100-year anniversary banner, Nilpeter will exhibit two of its FA-Line flagship flexo presses at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The FA-Line presses will feature a number of new, groundbreaking technologies.

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Innovation meets sustainability19.07.2019

Environmentally friendly packaging is a hot topic worldwide. Sappi has been a pioneer in the field of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for years. The company will present its latest innovations at Stand 9-260 at FachPack in Nuremberg. Alongside barrier papers, these include the heat-sealable Sappi Seal paper. This is notable for being completely recyclable and can replace existing PE-coated packaging. The recently launched Atelier paperboard will be another focus of the trade fair presentation. This offers brilliant colour reproduction and a silky touch and feel.

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Aniken Graphics continues partnership with COE17.07.2019

Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between Hamillroad Software, a UK based prepress software company, and Apex International, a global manufacturerer of anilox and metering products, is proud to announce Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH as their latest licensed Bellissima partner.

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DruckArt shows its format17.07.2019

As soon as you enter the foyer of DruckArt in Kaufering in southern Germany, it becomes clear that this is a very special company in the graphic arts industry. The entrance area is designed according to feng shui principles – water, plants and lots of art provide a feel-good factor and create the vibrant centre point between the administration and the pressroom.

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AccurioLabel 230 makes show debut15.07.2019

Konica Minolta (stand C12/C19, hall 8) will be giving the first public showing of its recently launched AccurioLabel 230, at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The AccurioLabel 230 is a new version of its digital toner press with additional benefits for customers in terms of productivity, flexibility and stability in the digital label printing sphere.

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Durst and Koenig & Bauer appoint Robert Stabler10.07.2019

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world, have appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of the new joint venture effective August 1st. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has been officially established early May following the clearance of antitrust regulations from the relevant authorities.

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Bee-helping packaging winner of PIDA03.07.2019

For the 15th year in a row, the French edition of PIDA - Packaging Impact Design Award, was held in Reims, and this year, sustainability and recycling were in focus. The contesting design students from France and Germany presented creative and fun ideas on how to package clothes, accessories and beauty products in a more environmentally friendly way. And the design that had the best concept according to the jury, was Save the bees, created by students from Hochschule der Medien, in Stuttgart.

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Boosting Additive Know-How for drupa 202002.07.2019

From 16 to 26 June 2020, Düsseldorf will once again be the epicentre of the global printing, media and packaging industry. More than 250,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and just as many journalists from over 180 countries will flock to drupa, the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media and packaging industry, to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the world of printing and packaging.

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Miraclon Assembles Key Innovators01.07.2019

Miraclon, the new independent home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions, is only a few weeks old, but the company is moving quickly with its strategy for continuing to drive innovation in the flexo package printing sector.

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Xeikon launches ‘Transform’ at Labelexpo28.06.2019

Xeikon is getting label converters ready for Labelexpo Europe 2019 with the launch of its Transform advisory tool. On transform.xeikon.com, the company shares its digital printing expertise with the international label community, offering insight on ways to transform a label printing business. Starting now, visitors to the website can consult Xeikon and get advice on the ideal digital set-up for their business by simply answering a few questions. As a pioneer in full color digital label printing, Xeikon has gathered a wealth of knowledge on the key success factors in implementing digital production.

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Personalised medicine26.06.2019

Pharmaceutical companies are currently working hard on research into highly complex biologics and other special medications for personalised medicine. These new treatments are intended to help patients receive individualised treatment and at the same time make the health system more efficient. Personalised medicines are based above all on modern diagnostics and gene therapy. This trend cannot be put into practice without intelligent packaging processes.

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Where the exceptional is routine24.06.2019

“We’re a boutique printer with an online shop specializing in digital printing and finishing as well as enhancement options for short-to-medium runs,” says Ralph Hadem, Managing Director of Colour Connection GmbH, when prompted to sum up his company in a nutshell. Colour Connection, which employs 21 people at its Frankfurt site, generates 30% of its turnover and practically all new leads through its own website and shop, which was given a complete relaunch in 2018.

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Esko ArtPro+ 18.1 passed critical test24.06.2019

The Ghent Workgroup is happy to announce that Esko ArtPro+ 18.1 has perfectly passed a critical test for determining quality displaying of PDF/X-4 documents and is now fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5. As the packaging print industry increasingly embraces PDF/X-4, Esko is supporting prepress professionals in this transition phase with its ArtPro+ software. The ArtPro+ software has now passed the compliancy test with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5, processing all 48 test patches without any problems.

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Fujifilm unveils Uvijet OX ink set21.06.2019

Fujifilm Specialty Ink Systems has today unveiled Uvijet OX – its latest high performance ink set developed exclusively for use with the new Inca Digital Onset X HS UV flatbed series. Building on the success of Fujifilm’s highly successful multi-purpose OW ink range, the Uvijet OX ink will initially be available as a six colour CMYK Lc Lm set, and will enable the new Onset X HS to print on an extensive range of rigid plastic media at high speed with maximum adhesion, cure speed and quality; helping to open up new markets for this range of printers.

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First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in Japan19.06.2019

Kyoshin Paper and Package decided to choose Heidelberg Primefire 106 as their next digital press to expand their web-to-pack business on top of the traditional packaging business by signing a contract of the first Primefire 106 in Japan in April 2019. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will install the digital printing system in Kyoshin Paper and Package´s brand-new Kanto plant in summer this year.

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FachPack: Extensive supporting programme13.06.2019

FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, will open its doors on 24 September 2019. About 1,600 exhibitors will be on hand in 12 exhibition halls to show their innovations to an expected 45,000 trade visitors. But this anniversary event “40 years of FachPack” will have a lot more to offer in addition: complementing the products and services at the trade fair itself will be an extensive supporting programme with many product presentations, special shows and award presentations.

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Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica expands12.06.2019

In response to the ever-increasing demand for flexible packaging in Asia, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has further expanded its sales capacities. Industrial solution provider, Rieckermann, will in future be assuming responsibility for sales activities in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Most extensive educational schedule to date12.06.2019

Visitors to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, the world’s “biggest label and package printing industry trade show”, will be able to deepen their technical knowledge of flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels with the introduction of dedicated expert-led master classes and a workshop. These bring the number of in-depth technical learning programs to four - the show’s most extensive educational schedule to date.

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A&R Carton expands its cold foil capabilities07.06.2019

Finely detailed metallic effects and excellent image quality has never been easier at A&R Carton Frankfurt, a member of AR Packaging. The newly invested offset printing line is extended with cold foil capabilities to answer to the demand of brilliant, repulpable premium packaging.

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Digital transformation and connected services04.06.2019

On 16th and 17th May, Koenig & Bauer invited print professionals from all over the world to an open house spotlighting the potential for digital transformation and data-driven services in commercial printing under the motto “Koenig & Bauer 4.0 – Commercial Printing & Connected Services”.

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Rotocontrol joins forces with Screen03.06.2019

Rotocontrol has joined forces with Screen to combine digital and flexo label print and finishing technologies into a single hybrid solution. This joint initiative was introduced during Screen Europe's inaugural LabelFest open house held May 15-16 in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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Sappi packaging papers: improved properties28.05.2019

Sustainable materials that are easy to recycle have become decisive parameters in the choice of packaging for branded goods. Paper-based solutions play a decisive role and are increasingly replacing composite packaging. With its optimised Guard M and Guard MS papers, Sappi offers even more possibilities.

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Automation with Beil: A case study24.05.2019

As in many areas of the printing industry, the run lengths of label printers are decreasing as the number of different jobs increases. Label printing machines are also getting faster. The consequence: the printing plate demand gets higher and higher. Engelhardt Druck is Germany´s “largest wet label printer” with three locations. Together with BEIL-Registersysteme GmbH (Abensberg), Engelhardt has adapted its plate production to the current requirements.

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Fun and edgy banana packaging winner of PIDA Sweden 201923.05.2019

For the 15th year in a row, the Swedish edition of PIDA - Packaging Impact Design Award, was held in Stockholm, and this year, sustainability and recycling were in focus. The students presented creative and fun ideas on how to package clothes, beauty products and confectionery in a more environmentally friendly way. And the design that had the best concept according to the jury, was Bois Underwear, made by students from Nackademin.

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Launch of the digital platform “Label Experts”22.05.2019

Labels give products their unique identity and influence the impulse to buy at the point of sale. Accounting for around five percent of the global print volume of approximately EUR 400 billion, today the label market has the greatest growth potential in the printing industry, and has evolved from a niche segment to a sizable industry over the last few decades.

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Koenig & Bauer spreads the word21.05.2019

Digital innovation for printers all over the world: Between 16th and 21st May, Koenig & Bauer presents a raft of new customer-centric offers based on digital transformation, as well as new and further developed data-driven services, during a series of four open house events at its facility in Radebeul. While the first two days were devoted specifically to the needs and wishes of commercial printers, their counterparts in the packaging sector becomes the centre of attention after the weekend.

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