Package Printing News

Colordruck Baiersbronn reaches a milestone in building its new digital business model

Colordruck Baiersbronn, a packaging service provider operating throughout Europe, is an all-rounder known for its very high quality standards. Right from an early stage, the company started to build itself a new business model based around digital printing and counts among their customers industrial and commercial enterprises in the food, confectionery, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and non-food sectors. It has collaborated with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on numerous projects, giving rise to a decades-long partnership.

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Sample products to discuss sustainable flexible packaging

Sustainability is an important, if not the most important driver in the flexible packaging market. Together with partners, the machine builder and specialist for the flexible packaging market W&H developed a whole spectrum of example products that are either fully recyclable or contain recycled material. The sample products include monomaterial laminates, films with recycled material and a high-barrier film, which uses water-soluble intermediate layers to separate incompatible materials.

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Great interest in Gallus Open Day in February 2020

More than 130 visitors came to Gallus Open Day event, which took place on 6th February 2020 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The two printing systems Gallus Labelmaster and Labelfire were demonstrated live at the Print Media Center Label. In the Knowledge Forum printing experts talked about the latest developments regarding low migration as well as digital white applications.

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New standards for sustainable materials in horizontal flow wrapping

At interpack 2020, Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, will showcase two innovations, including its “paper-ON-form” upgrade kit for horizontal flow wrapping machines to form cold-sealable barrier paper. The solution was engineered in the company’s own development center in Beringen, Switzerland, and consists of a patented flow-wrap forming unit and sealing jaws for paper cold-sealing applications.

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Avery Dennison joins Sabic in its Trucircle initiative

Avery Dennison has taken an important step towards supplying a recycled polypropylene (rPP) label material, collaborating with Sabic in the Trucircle initiative, which encompasses circular materials and technologies to enable product manufacturers to reach their sustainability goals.

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Skanem Stavanger Acquires New FA-22 from Nilpeter

Skanem Stavanger, producer of self-adhesive labels in Norway, has acquired a new 9-colour FA-22 from Nilpeter. In addition to providing maximum levels of stability and excellent printing results on multiple substrates, the FA-22 is a perfect fit for Skanem's commitment to sustainability, renewable products, and reusable materials.

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AR Packaging strengthens its operational footprint in Switzerland

AR Packaging is in a period of sustained expansion, with some latest acquisitions being rlc packaging group and K+D. As part of its strategy to hold leading market positions in  selected segments and continuously improve the operational excellence and cost-efficiency, the group now investigates actions to optimise its operational footprint in Switzerland.

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MPS Systems opens new Technology & Expertise Center in Philadelphia

MPS Systems North America Inc. is now officially operational in Philadelphia, PA. The North American subsidiary of the Dutch-based press builder celebrated the move with a packed Grand Opening event. On January 22 and 23, over 200 visitors attended the Grand Opening of MPS’ new North American Technology & Expertise Center. The two-day event included an official ribbon cutting ceremony, MPS customer testimonials, a tabletop exhibition and live demonstrations featuring connectivity and hybrid printing on the MPS EF SYMJET with an integrated Domino digital inkjet unit.

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Packaging Technologies praises Heaford for helping scoop multiple print awards

With steadily rising sales figures and an increasingly cramped trophy cabinet, Packaging Technologies Inc., a division of The Central Group from Concord, ON, Canada, has tipped 2020 to be one of its best years yet and has cited JM Heaford a key player in its success to date. Heaford, supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, has been a trusted technology partner of Packaging Technologies since the 1990s.

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Asahi to demonstrate new water recycling unit at drupa

Asahi Photoproducts announced the latest development in its CleanPrint strategy, a water recycling unit incorporated in new Asahi platemaking systems as a standard feature. This recycling unit uses 2 litres of water per square meter, versus 10 litres in units without the recycling unit, a reduction in platemaking waste water of 80%. In addition, minimal waste from the system, in the form of dry cake and a highly concentrated liquid extract, can be incinerated, with the liquid contributing to the cooling of the incineration plant, resulting in even more water savings. Existing Asahi platemaking systems can be retrofitted with the recycling unit so that all Asahi platemaking processes are more in harmony with the environment.

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FlexoControl 3D Plus for controlling plate quality

A. Hatzopoulos S.A. of Thessaloniki, Greece, develops and manufactures innovative flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of industries: food & beverages, cosmetics, baby food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agrochemicals. The company employs 380 people and, with exports accounting for more than 70 percent of total sales, is one of the fastest growing packaging producers in Europe. Hatzopoulos uses flexo and rotogravure processes and maintains business relationships with customers in more than 35 countries.

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Subscription agreement with Heidelberg

Schumacher Packaging GmbH & Co. KG, one of Europe’s largest family-run packaging printers, with annual sales of approximately € 650 million, has signed a subscription contract with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for its site in Forchheim (Bavaria). The company, which is “already a leader in productivity and technology in the corrugated and solid board packaging sector”, expects to significantly boost the productivity of sheetfed offset operations at its Bavarian site as a result of the move.

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