Saturday, July 20, 2019

(ASPA) all set to launch a new fight against counterfeiting in India

Authentication solutions integrated with digital technologies can help in India’s fight against counterfeiting and assure better consumer protection and public welfare. New technology authentication, track and trace and tamper evident solutions are key to curbing huge economic losses that the government and brands face on account of illicit markets.

Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) and CSIR – NIIST (National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India) have agreed to join hands after signing a MoU for knowledge sharing, research and development of new generation Physical and Digital Authentication Solutions to support Make in India program and strengthening India’s position as a global leader in fight against counterfeit goods and products. Pooling in their resources together both these pioneering organizations can progress rapidly on India’s fight against counterfeiting. The decision was taken in the recently concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ASPA.

Avery Dennison is making a material difference @ Labelexpo Europe 2019

Avery Dennison invites you to join them in Making A Material Difference at Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels, 24-27 September, 2019. To celebrate the 40th year of Labels and Labelling, Avery Dennison is creating their biggest ever trade show presence at the Labelexpo event. Under the theme “Making a Material Difference”, the Avery Dennison team of experts will demonstrate a range of newly launched and significant innovations across four key areas of focus, including sustainable materials and intelligent labels, to name two.

New product innovations include:
rPE - the industry’s first-ever facestock made from recycled polyethylene, launched in Europe in May.
rPET - a liner with more than 30% recycled PET bottle content, shortlisted for this year’s Label Industry Global Awards 2019, Environmental and Sustainability Award.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Eminence Business Media organizes its maiden “Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” on August 29th - 30th, 2019 at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai

Packaging is no longer a reference to a box or a carton, but rather to a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout the whole supply chain that eventually leads to maximizing consumer value, sales, and hence profits. The ever-evolving global pharmaceutical packaging industry holds a market size of around $95 - $97 billion. This market is expected to witness a notable growth with a healthy CAGR of 6% to 7% in the coming years, owing to the increased R&D, new innovations in packaging materials, growth in generic market & rise in the trend of contract packaging. The brand matters and the companies need to protect it. They have worked hard to build the customers trust and loyalty. This industry is in a constant battle against counterfeiting & is thriving hard towards its Brand Protection.

Kodak Flexcel Solutions invite pre-press specialists, printers and brands to join them in Transforming Flexo Together

This September in Brussels, Miraclon – the new home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions – is ready to welcome visitors for the first time as an independent company at a major international trade fair. At Booth 4B61, designed to reflect the company’s innovative vitality and new-found agility, the Miraclon team will demonstrate their commitment to driving the transformation of flexographic printing forward with continued innovation and collaboration.

The official European launch of the Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution will provide plate makers with another way of producing a high-performance Kodak Flexcel NX Plate. Delivering the same on-press benefits as the flagship Kodak Flexcel NXH Plate, the ground-breaking Flexcel NX Ultra Solution offers solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based processing that allows printers to create a press-ready plate in less than an hour. Enabled by patented Kodak Ultra Clean technology, developed by the Miraclon team, the Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is the first aqueous solution that provides consistent, high-performing flexo plates in a high volume, low maintenance environment.

Heidelberg/Gallus focuses on Digitization of Label Production: Digital Printbar for a new dimension in digital embellishment

Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, will be focusing on the digitization of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which is taking place on September 24 – 27 in Brussels. Under its motto for the event – “Powered by Your Trust” – the Heidelberg/Gallus team will be exhibiting a wide range of label printing presses equipped with new functions that enable customers to benefit from higher quality standards in digital embellishment, produce variable print applications, and improve productivity in conventional label production. In addition to the premiere of the new Digital Printbar – a digital embellishing unit designed specifically for opaque white – the showcase in Brussels will also include live demonstrations of a new quick-change die-cut unit on the Gallus Labelmaster Advanced. Further highlights on the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing press will include fully variable data printing (fVDP for short) and the Digital Embellishment Unit. Gallus will be exhibiting at Stand B28/C31 in Hall 5.

Cypress Multigraphics selects Mark Andy as Digital Partner

One of the most influential label companies in North America has realized success with a Mark Andy Digital Series HD. Cypress Multigraphics, located in Tinley Park, Illinois purchased the solution in the summer of 2018 and took delivery in late September, directly following Labelexpo Americas.

As an early adopter of the Digital Series HD production class inkjet press, Cypress Multigraphics had kept a keen eye on the industry and where technology was evolving before investing in their first non-acquired digital asset. Brad Weber, President/Owner, Cypress Multigraphics, provides “We’ve been watching the digital market develop over the last 10 years and up until recently, we felt the process was treated like an afterthought. Like a copier tucked away in the back of the pressroom that required additional production steps. It went against the grain of everything we believed in from our flexo upbringing.”

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.