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Friday, November 30, 2012

INDIA PACK 2013 poised towards ‘Packaging for Economic Growth’

A common Proverb says, “Old is Gold”. This statement is absolutely true while, we talk about India Pack, an oldest packaging show of India which has achieved the recognition as a versatile event in this part of the world.

In order to make an exposure to the packaging community about availability of various opportunities, technologies & their application, India Pack is being one of the effective event for time and again. Considering this fact, the Institute has been organizing International Packaging Exhibition since 1987 to showcase about the latest trends, development of packaging materials, machinery and system mainly for the benefit of packaging converters, machinery sector and user industry.

In the same line, Institute is organizing the next International Packaging Exhibition under the banner India Pack 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai during 28-31 January 2013 with a theme of ‘Packaging for Economic Growth’. This exhibition will prove to be a unique platform for the packaging and allied industries to showcase about the development of newer packaging materials including various primitive packaging media.

The Institute had also formulated a series of road shows for this event. The first launch cum press meet was held in Mumbai at the end of March 2012 with overwhelming response followed series of launches at Delhi, Chennai & Kolkata. The event is also well promoted overseas.

On the backdrop of India Pack, several other value added concurrent events are also planned such as International Summit for Packaging Industry (ISPI2013), Indiastar & Pacmachine Award Ceremony, International Buyer Sellers’ Meet, Exhibitors Forum, Packnite & many more to go. The response to all these events have been very enthusiastic and overwhelming making India Pack the most eagerly awaited event. We are grateful to all the participants, delegates, several Industry associations & Government of India for their continued patronage in making this event a success.  

With this background, may I invite all the packaging fraternity to come forward, participate in the forthcoming India Pack 2013 exposition to make a landmark success for the benefit of packaging industry in terms of business growth and overall economy of the country.

With the same encouraging support and co-operation from the industry and allied sectors, surely we can aim for the most awaited mega show “India Pack 2013”. So mark your dates and look forward to see you in India Pack 2013.

Labels India is one of the Media Sponsors to the show. See us there…

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Asian Paints expresses immense satisfaction with P.E. Labellers's labelling machines

The largest Indian paint manufacturing site being the third one from the dimensional point of view in the whole Asian territory (last year, this manufacturer has added fifteen new production lines), has expressed its satisfaction with the systems P.E. Labellers supplied them with in 2009; in 2011, the company bought eleven new machines being the same as the previously supplied ones.

The orientation systems being mounted on P.E. Labellers's labelling machines are among the most effective systems in the market; if combined with plates handling systems by means of integrated servo drives, such systems are able to ensure an excellent application quality, even in case of special containers.

The aforementioned orientation systems can also be utilized without combining them with labelling stations. As example we can mention the eleven orientation systems Asian Paints - India - has been supplied with. They are equipped with a system consisting of five centring cameras + one print control camera and integrated servo drives; such orientation systems are able to orientate containers at a speed = 8,000p/h. This is the evidence P.E. Labellers is willing to meet even the most demanding customer needs.
Five linear self-adhesive Packlab labellers have also been installed in production lines for 10 and 20 litre buckets, along with the eleven machines supplied by P.E. Labellers. Packlab labellers apply the label onto empty containers; they have a dual orientation system equipped with cameras, thermal transfer overprinting, label presence inspection equipment (also equipped with camera) as well as rejection of all non-conforming containers. Packlab also recently supplied Asian Paints with three labelling machines same as the aforementioned ones.

Asian Paints and many other customers derive benefit from having both companies as one and only supplier: common spare parts and personnel training, effective and timely customer service, reliability and professional competence of two leading companies having a several years' experience in the bottling machines sector.

World Label Awards restructured

Finat, the worldwide association representing the interests of the self-adhesive labelling industry, announces that the L9 has decided to substantially restructure the 'World Label Awards' competition. It is also launching the 'Best-of-the-Best' contest. The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating policies and strategic information in connection with global matters affecting the worldwide label industry.

The World Label Awards (WLA) began in 1991 as an informal 'Ryder Cup' like contest between the associations of Europe (Finat) and North America (TLMI), both of which have well-established regional competitions. In the course of the years other regional associations joined. Geographies that are currently participating include TLMI (North America), JFLP (Japan), LMAI (India), LATMA (Australia), SALMA (New Zealand), PEIAC (China) and FINAT (Europe). With ABIEA (Brazil) and Ametiq (Mexico), Latin America is expected to follow soon.

The changes agreed upon at the L9 meeting in Chicago at Labelexpo Americas last September reflect the evolution of label markets and label converting technology. The new format of the World Label Awards comprises 22 classes which recognizes 'technical excellence' in the different technologies as the main differentiator. The exception being the wine and spirits class, which has separate classes within those technologies. All other segments compete against each other. This arrangement gives many other converters an opportunity to win an award.

The 22 category winners for 2012 were selected by a panel, chaired by Tony White (FINAT), which also consisted of one nominee from each participating association. The winners will be announced in February next year.

The 22 category winners were also the finalists of a new, prestigious L9 'Best-of-the-Best' global awards to be celebrated annually on the occasion of the Labelexpo shows held in September.

The 'L9 Best-of-the-Best' awards, destined to become the 'Oscars of the label industry', will honour the most outstanding labels in each of the 5 major label printing technologies:

  • Flexography
  • Letterpress
  • Offset Litho
  • Combination Printing
  • Digital Printing
The first L9 Best-of-the-Best awards will be presented during the Labelexpo Global Awards gala on the first evening of Labelexpo Europe 2013 in Brussels.

Lithotech Labels Orders two Rotocontrol RSD Finishing Machines

Rotocon has announced the receipt of a purchase order from Lithotech Labels for two Rotocontrol RSD 340mm web width die cutting, slitting/rewinding finishing machines.

Lithotech Labels is a division of Bidvest Paperplus (Pty) Ltd, a division of the Bidvest Group of companies, and provides a total range of functional and decorative labels including self-adhesive labels for addressing envelopes, jars, bottles and punnets. Their solutions include the supply of specialised equipment that is associated with the use of labels, such as bar-code printers and scanners, as well as tagging systems for the manufacturing, industrial or retail sectors.

"The pre-sale discussions and product recommendation was a team effort involving myself, and Patrick and Pascal Aengenvoort of Rotocont," comments Michael Aengenvoort, Business Development Manager of Rotocontrol. "We are honoured to be awarded this considerable order from Lithotech Labels, a prestigious converter in South Africa."

Flint Group announces Narrow Web Print Award winners

Label converters from around the world participated in the eighth annual Flint Group Narrow Web Print Awards competition in September 2012.  Entries were submitted from several countries, including the United States, Italy, China, Argentina and Brazil.  Label submissions utilized a wide range of technologies – UV flexo, water-based flexo, UV screen, special effect inks, and coatings.  And, new in 2012, a category dedicated to UV flexo low migration food packaging!

"The Print Awards continue to be a fantastic tribute to our global customers who demonstrate the most creative use of colour, design, and materials in narrow web label printing," explains Niklas Olsson, Flint Group Narrow Web Global Brand Manager. 

He continues, "Each year we receive anywhere from 60 to over 100 print samples for judging; you can only imagine the excellence in print we see from all around the world!  Our team is thrilled each year to see what printers are doing – how they continue to push the boundaries of printing; how they use our inks to create their works of art."

Awards were presented in eight different categories in September 2012 – all print submissions using inks, coatings and specialty products supplied by Flint Group Narrow Web. The winners included:
  •  ACM S.r.l (Italy)
  • Shanghai Komark Labels & Labelling (China)
  • Smyth Companies LLC (U.S.A.)
  • Autopack SA (Argentina)
  • Labelcrafters (U.S.A.)
  • Prakolar Rotulos Autoadhesivos (Brazil)
  • Consolidated Label Company (U.S.A.)

Mike Buystedt, VP Sales Narrow Web North America had this to say, "Judging the label submissions is a great challenge, which is taken very seriously.  Many times, we have to choose between several outstanding print samples in the same category; we have to look to the most intricate detail that sets one great print apart from another.  In some of these cases, we give honourable mention to designs that are a close second."

Criteria for judging followed the guidelines that are standards set by the industry associations FINAT and TLMI and included: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty.  The judges also reviewed each label for creative use of inks and colour – rewarding those prints that exhibit extra-ordinary use of inks.

The Narrow Web Print Awards will continue in 2013 at Labelexpo Brussels in September.  Narrow Web converters from around the world are encouraged to submit printed samples and join this friendly and professional competition of colourful use of inks, design, and print.

Lohmann announces New Distributor for Indonesia

One of the world's leading providers of adhesive solutions, Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG announced the appointment of Flexo Plate Digital, as a Partner of Lohmann, an official distributor of DuploFLEX plate mounting tapes for flexo printing in Indonesia.

"Lohmann is excited to partner with Flexo Plate Digital – they are a recognized leader in Indonesia for flexographic reproduction and package design services for multinational FMCG companies" stated Michael Boerner, Regional Sales Manager, Lohmann Asia Pacific.

"Indonesia's flexo printers and converters can now take advantage of Flexo Plate Digital's one stop solution for plates and tapes and technical support in order to improve print quality and shorter delivery time with its local inventory management system. We are pleased to make Lohmann tapes more widely available in the Indonesia's flexo community."
This partnership is the latest expansion for Lohmann in the Asia Pacific market. Lohmann products and services are already distributed in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand.

"Lohmann's DuploFLEX will provide a powerful addition to Flexo Plate Digital's portfolio of flexographic products and services," says Eric Oh, CEO of Flexo Plate Digital.  "Lohmann's award winning tapes will provide Indonesian flexo printers and converters with a wide range of tools and reliable solution to process the most demanding jobs that would set them apart from the rest."