Shift_019

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Asia’s premiere labels and packaging conference Shift_019 comes to India

Happening from 8 to 9 May 2019 at Novotel Aerocity New Delhi, SHIFT_019 is Asia’s premiere labels and packaging conference. The two-day conference will be filled with enlightening presentations, thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities, with the aim to transform print and packaging businesses. The conference will feature table-tops from leading and supporting manufacturers to showcase the latest product and developments for the labels and packaging industry. 

Past editions have been held in Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. For the first time ever, the event will be held in India to highlight the rapidly growing packaging market in India. In addition, delegates from past year’s event have signalled their interest and support for the destination.

“Asia, and especially India, has been tapped to lead the growth of the packaging industry through to 2025,” said Paul Callaghan, chairman of Packaging & Print Innovation Asia. “Supported by leading packaging suppliers and associations, the conference will be filled with the latest information to help any company in packaging production grow in the coming years.”

Each year, the conference attracts business owners and suppliers, packaging printers, converters, brand owners and designers. Organised by Asia Print Awards Management (formerly known as AFTA), the conference was similarly titled SHIFT_018 in last year’s edition. This year, the same thread was continued with SHIFT_019.

Global flexo market realizes cost and safety benefits of new Heaford multi-purpose sleeve productivity station

JM Heaford, industry-leading supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, says its recently introduced multi-tasking Sleeve Productivity Station (SPS) has received a response beyond expectation from world markets. Following a soft launch in 2018, the solution is already installed on four continents and reflects the global drive towards improving efficiencies among companies of every size.

Installed in such geographically diverse markets as Canada, Mexico and Korea, the majority of SPS installations to date complement Heaford AutoMounter technology, where customers are eager to exploit time already gained. While the AutoMounter is performing its automated plate mounting, the dual-purpose system allows operators to multi-task and remove plates and tape on completed jobs and prepare sleeves for the next plate change.

Meet SMI at Stall 2F16 at Gulf Print Pack 2019 between 15-18 April 2019


SMI Coated Products Private Limited, the leading Indian Label Stock Solutions Provider, has been supplying to UAE Label Printers from India for over a decade. The clients used to buy slit material as well as jumbo reels. However, the clients had to collate a container load order every time. Before SMI started supplies, clients of this region would have to plan for 2-3 months as that was the lead time then. SMI then started supplies from India and the lead time was brought down to three to four weeks time.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Nilpeter Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

May 1, 2019 will be a special day at Nilpeter Headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded by two old friends in 1919, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen, before launching its first semi-rotary printing press, The Simplex, in 1924, which in various versions remained part of the company’s product range until the 70s. With the introduction of the self-adhesive substrate, Nilpeter targeted its business towards the label market, and the rest is history. To this day, Nilpeter remains family-owned and -managed, with Lars Eriksen and Peter Eriksen, father and son, and the 3rd and 4th generation of owners, leading the company towards new historical milestones.

Coaso Printers showcase the versatility of the Xaar 1003 Printhead at Print China 2019

The spotlight is on the Xaar 1003 printhead at this year’s Print China exhibition in Guandong from 9th - 13th April, as Coaso Technology Co, Ltd (previously known as Kingstar) showcases three digital printers which use the Xaar 1003 on booth 1-1203. 

Launching at Print China is the iCUeJet 370 for cold foiling applications. This new printer joins Coaso’s two other printers, the iCON C60 for color printing bottle caps and Presto 370S for single pass printing of variable data. Integrated into three printers for quite different applications, the Xaar 1003 clearly demonstrates its versatility and is therefore enabling Coaso to open up new business opportunities.

Color L*A*B* Conference Program revealed for FESPA Global Print Expo 2019

FESPA announces the conference programme and expert tour times for its new Colour L*A*B* feature at this year's FESPA Global Print Expo, designed to help visitors review and improve colour management practices in their print businesses. Located on the show floor (Hall B4, Messe Munich, 14 - 17 May 2019), the initiative is part of FESPA's Profit for Purpose programme, which invests in delivering technical education and promoting operational best practice for the global speciality print community.

The Colour L*A*B* showcase will include a host of exhibitors such as Adobe, Barbieri, EFI, Eizo, HP, Just Normlicht, Pantone, Techkon and X-Rite, displaying their key colour management solutions - from calibrated monitors to colorimeters, spectrophotometers, viewing cabinets to software and colour systems for the wide format and graphic arts markets.

Cosmo Films launches CPP High Barrier Films

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper has recently introduced a cast polypropylene (CPP) film for packaging applications requiring high moisture & oxygen barrier and high hot tack properties.