PACKAGE PRINTING NEWS

Feldmuehle Presents Solutions for Current Challenges in the Packaging Industry22.09.2018

Feldmuehle GmbH will present its diverse product portfolio in the area of packaging solutions at the European packaging industry trade fair FachPack. Particular attention will be given to the trend towards high-white visual appearances as well as the functional surfaces of packaging papers. Besides kraftliner, SBS board and label papers, the company is highlighting its flexible packaging papers.

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Color-Logic Certifies Gallus Labelfire 340 for Cold Foil20.09.2018

Color-Logic has certified the Gallus Labelfire 340 digital production system for cold foil applications with the Color-Logic process metallic color system. The Gallus press is the first production hybrid label system to be certified for overprinting CMYKGOV inks on cold foil.

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Esko and Scodix collaborate to streamline addition of packaging enhancements19.09.2018

Esko and Scodix announce a collaboration to include Scodix packaging enhancement applications within the Esko Studio suite including, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Embossed Foil™, Scodix Sense™ for UV embossing and Scodix Spot™ for varnish applications.

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KAPAG offers unique and sustainable paperboard creations17.09.2018

Customers can source a unique range of laminated paperboard from KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, or alternatively, look to the paperboard laminator for the rapid realisation of their own product ideas.

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Esko’s vision of ‘Packaging Connected’ comes to life17.09.2018

Working with major suppliers, Esko demonstrates how it is the platform through which the industry connects during Labelexpo Americas 2018.

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Color-Logic Certifies Arca Etichette S.p.A.15.09.2018

Color-Logic has named Arca Etichette S.p.A. the first certified HP Indigo printer to produce Color-Logic labels using HP Silver ink.

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TPC Packaging to Install the First Scodix E106 in North America13.09.2018

Scodix announced the sale of the first E106 system in North America to TPC Printing & Packaging. The installation is planned for November 2018, replacing the UltraPro with Foil TPC Packaging installed in May 2017.

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W&H Develops Digital Printing Machine12.09.2018

W&H has reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital printing machine. Now the technology leader starts onboarding partners, including leading inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar. The digital printing machine from W&H is based on piezo inkjet technology.

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TRESU’s Advanced Flexo Solutions at Fachpack 201811.09.2018

TRESU Group will be presenting its Flexo Innovator press and ink supply solutions for brand owners and board, flexible packaging and label converters at its début appearance at Fachpack 2018, 25-27 September, Messe Nürnberg, Nuremberg Germany.

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Xeikon Announces New Entry-Level Solution for Digital Label Production07.09.2018

Xeikon announces an entry-level label printing and converting solution, offered at a price point that brings the lucrative label market squarely within reach for label converters of all sizes. The Label Discovery solution consists of a Xeikon 3030, an entry-level web-fed digital label press and the new entryDcoat, a digital converting line that can be used inline or offline with the Xeikon 3030. The new solution will be featured at the company’s booth at Labelexpo Americas, September 25-27, Rosemont, Illinois.

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DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE exhibiting at FachPack 201807.09.2018

For the first time DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE will be present at FachPack (Hall 9 / booth 461) in Nürnberg.

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MPS Systems brings viable hybrid printing to Labelexpo Americas05.09.2018

At this year’s Labelexpo Americas, MPS Systems North America returns to show visitors the key to future profitability with the EF SYMJET digital/flexo hybrid solution on MPS booth 911.

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Labelexpo Americas formalize FTA partnership05.09.2018

The organizers of the Labelexpo Global Series have formalized their partnership with Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) for this year’s edition of Labelexpo Americas, the biggest of its kind in the region.

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BALDWIN Vision Systems to Unwrap the Secret to Accurate Color Reproduction03.09.2018

BALDWIN Vision Systems will feature the latest automated solutions during Packaging Innovations 2018 (stand D70, 12-13 September, Olympia London, UK). Experts will be on-hand throughout the show to demonstrate how converters and brand owners can utilize simplified yet powerful automated workflow solutions to eliminate defects and deliver perfect color across their operation.

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New international technical committee ISO/TC 313 Packaging Machinery set up under Italian chairmanship01.09.2018

The new committee will be responsible for drawing up international standards for packaging plant and machinery. Andrea Malagoli, Vice Chairman of UCIMA, has been appointed Chairman.

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New Mineral Oil Repellent Barrier Paper for Food Safety01.09.2018

Mineral oil components in foods are undesirable and harmful. It has been proven that saturated mineral oils (MOSH) accumulate in the human body. Aromatic mineral oils (MOAH) are considered carcinogenic.

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Mark Andy unveils flexible packaging solutions at Labelexpo30.08.2018

Mark Andy is unveiling its award-winning Performance Series P9E press model specifically designed for high quality flexible packaging production including film, shrink sleeves, and foil lidding. Available in wider web widths up to 26 inches, the P9E comes with new servo-controlled impression adjustment, plate cylinder loading support, and an anilox and chamber drawer. This flexo press prints at speeds of 1,000 fpm.

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TRESU debuts at Fachpack 201829.08.2018

TRESU Group will be presenting comprehensive ancillary solutions for automatically regulating ink supply on flexo presses at Fachpack 2018, 25-27 September, Messe Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (Hall 8, Stand 8-304). At the stand there will also be information about its Flexo Innovator printing line for high-speed paperboard applications and coating systems for digital folding carton lines.

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Avery Dennison Continues to Pioneer Change25.08.2018

Avery Dennison will be the first pressure sensitive labelling material supplier to introduce liner made from recycled PET (rPET) commercially in Europe. This move reflects the firm’s commitment to finding more sustainable solutions for the labelling industry.

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ROTOCONTROL Makes Debut Labelexpo Americas Show 23.08.2018

Bringing their "Finish First" theme unveiled at Labelexpo Europe 2017, ROTOCONTROL will join EMT International in their first exhibition at Labelexpo Americas 2018. Visitors to the show can find an array of ROTOCONTROL and EMT International finishing technologies in hall C, booth 3511.

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Label Link Makes Move into Digital Label Production 23.08.2018

South Africa is receiving another Screen UV inkjet label press, this time at Cape Town's Label Link. Sold through ROTOCON, the sale also includes a ROTOCON Ecoline RDF 340 machine for digital label converting and finishing.

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TRESU’s Advanced Flexo Solutions at Fachpack 201823.08.2018

TRESU Group will be presenting its Flexo Innovator press and ink supply solutions for brand owners and board, flexible packaging and label converters at its début appearance at Fachpack 2018, 25-27 September, Messe Nürnberg, Nuremberg Germany.

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Nilpeter to Debut Three Presses at Labelexpo Americas 201821.08.2018

Nilpeter will showcase no less than three presses at Labelexpo Americas 2018; The All New FA, the PANORAMA Hybrid, and the new FB-350. The FA and the PANORAMA Hybrid will display on the Nilpeter booth while the FB-350 will feature on the KURZ booth. All three presses make their US debut at the Chicago show following the worldwide product launch at last year’s Labelexpo Europe in Belgium.

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Labelexpo Americas 2018 unveils conference program17.08.2018

The organizers of Labelexpo Americas 2018 have confirmed the details of their topical conference and learning program for this year’s event - the region’s largest trade show for the label and package printing industry, now in its 16th edition.

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Xeikon joins Labelexpo Americas’ first Automation Arena 15.08.2018

Xeikon announces their participation in the Automation Arena at Labelexpo Americas, the region’s largest conference for the label printing industry. This will be the American debut of the Automation Arena, which was first presented at Labelexpo Europe in 2017. Demonstrating the impact of end-to-end workflow, the Automation Arena will be open to visitors throughout the biennial conference, running from September 25 – 27at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.

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Leonhard Kurz Exhibiting World Firsts at Fachpack14.08.2018

Leonhard Kurz will be presenting its Lumafin semi-transparent stamping foil for the first time ever at this year’s Fachpack. This novel translucent stamping foil delivers especially high-gloss color effects. It gives over-stamped printed motifs a distinct new coloring or depth of color and creates an unusual depth effect.

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Flint Group Heads to Labelexpo Americas with Innovative Solutions for the Label Industry07.08.2018

Flint Group is looking forward to exhibiting at Labelexpo Americas, scheduled for 25 to 27 September in Chicago. Flint Group will be located in Hall A, Stand 728 at the show.

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Jowat SE showcases high-performance adhesives at the FachPack 2018 06.08.2018

Understand, Bond, Perform: Adhesives specialist Jowat will attend this year’s FachPack, one of Europe’s most important trade fairs for the packaging industry, to present its portfolio of innovative, high-performance PO hot melts for the bonding of cartons, trays and folding boxes. Offering a 360° service concept, Jowat caters to the entire value chain within the packaging industry.

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Toyo Ink Group to Highlight Packaging Technology at ProPak Myanmar05.08.2018

Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. and Toyochem Specialty Chemical Sdn. Bhd., both member companies of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, will be jointly exhibiting at ProPak Myanmar 2018, the trade event for Myanmar's developing food & beverage, pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries. With this being the first time the Group participates in ProPak Myanmar, the two firms will be looking to spotlight a collective portfolio of inks, coatings, adhesives and specialty products tailored to meet the performance needs of international food producers and brand owners that have, in recent years, established a foothold in the country.

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DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE Invests02.08.2018

DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE is set to modernise the press section on its PM 5 with the installation of a shoe press. The objective is to streamline the press and improve the production of DREWSEN’s special papers in low base weights.

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Fachpack 2018: Optimise disposal of die cutting waste with Höcker Polytechnik02.08.2018

Höcker Polytechnik GmbH will present its latest developments for automated die cutting waste and gripper margin disposal at the Fachpack 2018 in Nuremberg. With the right products and well thought-out planning, the process waste from modern collapsible box or corrugated board plants can be transported to the recycling centre pneumatically or via conveyor belts without personnel effort.

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Esko demonstrates a wide range of solutions at Labelexpo Americas 2018 28.07.2018

The challenges facing label converters today center around producing high volumes of short run jobs with quicker deadlines and better quality. This situation can easily be handled with optimized workflows that link all supply chain partners.

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Labelexpo Americas 2018 Announces Details of the Automation Arena26.07.2018

Labelexpo Global Series has confirmed the thirteen leading industry hardware, software and materials suppliers taking part in the ground-breaking Automation Arena at this year’s Labelexpo Americas – a brand new feature which has never been seen before at a trade show in the Americas. In addition, the automated shrink sleeve production element is a world first at a trade show.

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Esko Acquires BLUE Software19.07.2018

Esko has announced its acquisition of BLUE Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions. This acquisition joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer packaged goods, life sciences and retail industries and for a variety of suppliers in the packaging value chain.

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Tape Converter Alfast Chooses ROTOCONTROL RCF Finishing Machine18.07.2018

Alfast recently installed a customized ROTOCONTROL RCF 340 finishing machine designed for die cutting, rewinding, and laminating 3M tape, used in the protection of wind turbine blades. The machine was successfully installed at Alfast last month.

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Professionalism and the quest for excellence11.07.2018

Zhejiang Xinxiang Printing Co., Ltd strives to become the most competitive pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer in China.

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Ulrich Etiketten Broadens Multi-layer Label Production with a ROTOCONTROL BL-series10.07.2018

Austrian label printer and converter Ulrich Etiketten is broadening their offering in multi-layer label production with a ROTOCONTROL BL-series booklet label machine. Leading the sale was Printcon, the recently appointed local ROTOCONTROL representative in Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Sophisticated Substrates Lead the Charge in Label Sector Growth10.07.2018

Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according FINAT’s latest findings.

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UK POS Printer Targets Increased Automation with Onset x3 and Fully Automated Robotic Arm 10.07.2018

The Simpson Group becomes the latest company to invest in Inca Digital's ultra-high productivity Onset X3 with full automation.

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Registration Officially Opens for Labelexpo India 201806.07.2018

Registration for the 6th edition of Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, is now open. The show is set to take place once again at state-of-the-art venue India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR) from 22-25 November.

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Speed to Market When AR Packaging Developed New Kitkat Senses Packaging for Nestlé04.07.2018

The trend to offer chocolate as small portion-packed flow-wraps continues. Using an eye-catching outer cartonboard or flexible packaging supports the high sales target in supermarkets.

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Bosch Plans to Sell Its Packaging Business03.07.2018

After intensively and thoroughly considering all its strategic options, Bosch has decided to look for a buyer for its packaging machinery business (PA), more specifically the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division.

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Tetra Pak Index 2018 Says Smart Packaging Offers Exciting Opportunities03.07.2018

line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years says the Tetra Pak Index 2018

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Smurfit Kappa and HP Continue Digital Printing Expansion Throughout Europe27.06.2018

Smurfit Kappa is continuing to use digital print with remarkable effect in the corrugated packaging industry. The packaging leader has ramped up its capabilities by installing eight HP Scitex corrugated presses across its European sites.

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Xaar 2001+ Printhead Technology Delivers the Speed Needed for New Canon Digital Label Printer22.06.2018

The combination of speed, quality and reliability of the Xaar 2001+ U printhead made it the ideal choice for Canon’s entry into the digital label printing market, with the launch of its Océ LabelStream 4000 press.

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Flint Group installed nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System in China20.06.2018

With a focus on innovation, Flint Group Flexographic installed its first nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System in China. At the end of April 2018, the first unit of nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processor was successfully installed at KECAI (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd., China.

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Novio Packaging Group B.V. to take over Haal Verpakkingen B.V. 18.06.2018

On June 14 2018, the Novio Packaging Group B.V. took over Haal Verpakkingen B.V. Haal director Eric Haal will remain with Novio Packaging for the coming period.

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Bosch Packaging Technology with Stable Sales Development in 201717.06.2018

Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH reports a stable business development for the past fiscal year. With 1.3 billion euros and 6,300 associates, the most important corporate figures of 2017 were on a par with the previous year’s level, as Uwe Harbauer, Managing Director of the Bosch subsidiary, announced at Achema 2018, the leading global trade show for the processing industry.

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Mondi wins Eurosac Grand Prix 2018 for e-commerce packaging13.06.2018

Mondi has won the Eurosac Grand Prix at the 2018 Eurosac Congress for MailerBAG in Malta. A paper bag designed to lower the logistic costs and simplify the shipping process. Eurosac is a trade federation that represents the European multiwall paper sack industry.

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Labels & Packaging receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification 12.06.2018

Certified annually since 1996, AWT Labels & Packaging has received ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

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BillerudKorsnäs launches its first climate-positive packaging27.03.2018

As a result of innovative thinking based on decades of competence from papermaking, BillerudKorsnäs today proudly launches its first packaging with a climate-positive impact. D-Sack®, the dissolvable sack for cement and other construction materials, disintegrates in a conventional mixer and the bio-based carbon in the paper is captured in the construction itself.

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