7th Annual Innopack Pharma Confex 2018

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sona Papers introduces StarDream 2.0 by Gruppo Cordenons in India

Delhi-based trader of specialty papers, Sona Papers, in association with Italy-based Gruppo Cordenons, organised a gala event in Delhi on 15 November 2017 to launch Gruppo’s new offering Stardream 2.0 in India. The event also highlighted another new launch from the company, Leatherlike.

StarDream 2.0, the new addition to Pearl&Dream by Gruppo Cordenons, is now orbiting the creative paper galaxy. As the brightest of the stars, StarDream 2.0 gives its special effects to every project, designed to shine with its own light: sparkling packaging, luminescent consumer products, pearlescent editions... creative works projected into the hall of fame of successful applications.

As part of the evolution of the well-known StarDream brand, version 2.0 has the distinctive feature of outstanding pearlescent and shimmering effects that change depending on exposure to light. Gruppo Cordenons’ R&D department has worked to make StarDream 2.0 not only brighter, but also to give it a higher bulk. In addition to its beauty, StarDream 2.0 also shines with its eco-friendly features: it is produced with 40% post-consumer waste fibres.

The new StarDream 2.0 colours complete the wide range of pearlescent papers by Gruppo Cordenons: in addition to the hypnotic icy white of Eris and the delicate white/blue of Pluto, the new paper is available in the shimmering black/blue of Neptune, the elegance of Saturn bronze and the warm gold of Venus. StarDream 2.0 is offered in three grammages: 110 gsm (one-side coated), 200 gsm and 340 gsm (both two-side coated) weights.

To promote StarDream 2.0 we have chosen a concept that links the universality of visual communication languages, of which paper is a key element, to music. – says Katia Tedeschi, Marketing Director of Gruppo Cordenons – The visual book created for the new paper combines the double meaning of the word star: it is inspired by celestial bodies as well as by popular rock stars and it is designed to enhance the StarDream 2.0 features with various printing and finishing techniques".

Unique solutions by Omet for a smart converting process

The converting process is a strategic part of label and packaging production which involves time, costs and risks. To cope with these criticalities and streamline the processes, Omet has developed exclusive, integrated in-line solutions creating a valuable option for current and future customers.

Every printing line of the Omet product portfolio can be configured with unique die-cutting systems conceived to make the die-cut changeover quicker, safer and easier compared to standard processes that usually require long machine downtime.

The Omet iFlex, the Omet X4 and the Omet X5 can be supplied with the patented Easy-Change Die Cut – ECDC, a compact and ergonomic die-cutting unit that allows a job changeover in less than one minute. It makes the entire workflow easier and safer eliminating the need for lifting devices.


The Omet X6 line features an innovative and high-performing die-cutting module. Omet Twist is a smart unit with double cassette for smooth and effortless changeover operations. It simplifies the operator’s life and minimizes set-up time thanks to the Omet Easy-Change Die Cut system, which enables the preparation of the die-cutting job off-line during production and the cylinder changeover with a simple push through the innovative Omet In&Out sliding device. After just a few seconds needed for the automatic pre-registration the machine is back in production. Numbers speak for themselves: with standard converting groups a full die cutting changeover may require 20 to 30 minutes, while with the Omet Twist the same is done within one minute.

Omet MonoTwinCut is the unique format-free die-cutting unit available on the Omet X6, which works with one single magnetic cylinder for all label shapes or dimensions, minimizing operational costs and changeover downtime. With the Omet MonoTwinCut the only operation to be conducted is the change of the flexible die, while the magnetic cylinder remains in place. It includes also fully automatic pre-register and register control, which facilitates from one die-cutting repeat the other, with no waste involved.


Omet is the only manufacturer to offer different, unique and patented solutions for the converting process. The Omet Varyflex line can be configured with different options dedicated to special applications, labels or cardboard production.

All Omet machines are designed to be flexible and provide customers with tailor-made die-cutting solutions for special applications. Modules for carton or paper window punching or for the production of dual-shape labels are available too.

Omet solutions provide added value and prove once again how Omet technology creates a real competitive advantage for its customers.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fespa Asia returns to Bangkok in February 2018

The FESPA Asia 2018 exhibition will provide print service providers and signage professionals, as well as textile specialists, with the chance to see the latest product innovations and applications in the market and discover new opportunities for business growth. The exhibition will feature more than 100 exhibiting companies, with many leading international brands already confirmed to participate including M&R, Siser, d.gen, Multicam, JK Group, Caldera, Fimor, Sensient and Hexis, the official World Wrap Masters Partner.

To demonstrate its commitment to the Asian market, FESPA has strengthened its direct communications in the region by appointing an Asian Business Development Manager, Hannah Pan, to liaise and assist exhibitors in the local language. FESPA is also working with local marketing and advertising agencies in the pan-regional promotion of the exhibition.

The inaugural FESPA Asia, which took place from 15 to 17 February 2017, attracted over 4,500 regional and international visitors. Attendees travelled from 63 countries, with the largest delegations coming from Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Malaysia.

The reputation of the exhibition following the 2017 edition is affirmed by the high level of interest from new exhibitors, with Stahls, Monti Antonio, Foilack, Chemica and many others already placing confirmed stand bookings for the 2018 event. The success is also reflected in the re-book rate with 60% of exhibitors to FESPA Asia 2017 having confirmed stands for 2018.

FESPA Divisional Director Roz Guarnori comments: “Having delivered a successful event in 2017, we’re delighted to have such strong commitment from many major international companies for FESPA Asia 2018 and such resounding endorsement from a broad spectrum of regional Associations. Visitors from across the ASEAN region can benefit enormously from the opportunity to access such diverse international exhibitors all under one roof in Bangkok.”

FESPA Asia 2018 is supported by Thai Garment Manufacturers Association, Thai Advertising Business Development Association and the Thai Textile Institute (THTI) who are proactively promoting the exhibition to members.

Further support comes from FESPA’s ASEAN member associations in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Philippines and Australia, who represent a combined regional membership of more than 2,000 print service providers.

Visitors to FESPA Asia 2018 will also have access to a focused programme of educational and inspirational content including a textile printing workshop, the Wrap Masters Asia and a series of seminars featuring notable speakers from Asia and beyond. International visitors travelling to FESPA Asia can take advantage of discounted flights with Thai Airways.

For more information on FESPA Asia 2018, visit www.fespa-asia.com. For free entry to the exhibition, register online using code: ASAM801

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Purchases Land to Expand Business in Turkey

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of companies, announced today that its subsidiary company Toyo Printing Inks Inc., a major manufacturer of inks and coatings in Turkey, has decided to purchase approximately 62,000 sq. m. of land for the future expansion of its operations in the Manisa Province in western Turkey. The new plot is located in the Manisa Industrial Zone, the same industrial park that is currently home to Toyo Printing Inks.        

Toyo Printing Inks plans to use the land to build not only a new manufacturing facility for the upgrading and expansion of existing R&D and production facilities, but also to construct a new production site for polymers, a key material component in Group products, such as inks, coatings and adhesives. The polymers manufactured in Manisa will be used to improve the quality and performance of Toyo Printing Inks' products, and to diversify its portfolio and markets. Construction of the new polymer plant is expected to begin in 2018 and be completed by late 2019, followed by further capacity increases to ink and coating production within three to five years. With the increased capacity, annual sales is estimated to reach 300 million Turkish lira by 2022.         

“Toyo Printing Inks has simply outgrown its current space” said Katsumi Kitagawa, CEO of the Toyo Ink Group. “We've reached the point where we need to invest in advanced manufacturing technology that will allow us to better serve our customers with greater flexibility and product mix capability. The proposed expansion is expected to take a total investment of 3 billion yen (approx. USD26.7 million) and will be carried out in phases over a period of five years. This investment reaffirms our commitment to providing long-term solutions tailored to the needs of the printing and packaging industries in Turkey and rapidly growing markets in the MENA region, with Manisa serving as the supply hub.”

Driven by the anticipation of strong demand in MENA, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, Toyo Ink SC Holdings has steadily been increasing its operating foothold in Turkey as part of its growth strategy to expand its businesses throughout the region. The company established a liaison office in Istanbul in 2014, a sales company in the city one year later, and purchased Toyo Printing Inks (then DYO Printing Inks) in 2016, marking the start of its manufacturing operation in the country. Looking ahead, the Toyo Ink Group will continue to focus on building on its strong local presence and expanding its product offerings to meet regional demand.

Direct Container Print 2017 confirms conference programme

18 technical presentations will discuss the latest developments in direct-to-shape decoration of plastics for various market applications during the second edition of Direct Container Print conference. Organised by ESMA (European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association) with media support of “Specialist Printing Worldwide”, DCP brings together machine manufacturers, ink suppliers, colour management experts and curing system providers, as well as printers, designers, packaging manufacturers and brand owners. The second edition of the conference takes place on 27-28th November 2017 in Radisson Blu Scandinavia Düsseldorf.

According to a report by Smithers Pira, the global packaging market has been growing with 4% per year and is estimated to reach 885 bn. EUR in 2020. The share of rigid plastics in that amount exceeds 20%, with only PET packaging growing with an estimated CAGR of over 5%. The advent of digital printing opened up new decoration opportunities and at the same time, the traditional, screen and pad printing technologies are not standing still. Launched in 2015, the Direct Container Print conference focuses on techniques which enable premiumisation, personalisation, mass customisation and “wow” effects in plastic containers in various shapes, such as bottles, cups, pots, tubes or boxes.

“It is our goal to demonstrate and explain technical opportunities which respond to the specifics of such distinct and demanding markets as food and beverages, personal care, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. During DCP, we discuss aspects ranging from food safe inks, to adaptable or standalone printing systems, handling variable data and mass customisation techniques”, says Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA. “Why does direct-to-shape raise interest of the brand owners? Compared to labels or shrink wraps, direct print is not as easy to remove and replace, it involves less process steps and less materials, such as adhesives or liners.”

DCP 2017 features educational presentations which provide a comprehensive insight in all processes contributing to an innovative, directly printed packaging. The submitted titles include:
·         “Achieve perfect printing result on plastic objects with a scalable and easy to use industrial system for screen printing” by Dr Bernard Fritsche from Gallus
·         “Brand colour management: Meeting customer requirements and expectations” by Gerrit Andre from ColorGATE
·         “Can digital direct printing spice-up your brands? Here is how” by Jean-Marc Moriggia from Polytype
·         “Inkjet printing onto spheres” by Debbie Thorp from Global Inkjet Systems
·         “Label and Safety Data Sheet: Important information for workers‘ safety” by Gabrielle Heller from ESMA Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Committee
·         “Late stage customisation: Zero lead time, zero material waste and mass customisation” by Peter Schkoda from Hapa
·         “Requirements for ‘low-migration’ screen printing inks for food packaging” by Dirk Friedrich and David Turner from Marabu
·         “ServoJet approach to direct container decoration with inkjet process” by Vittorio Ferrari from OMSO
·         “The importance of inkjet inks in direct to container applications” by Phil Jackman from Sun Chemical
·         “The Omnifire world” by Bobby Kleinveld from Heidelberg
·         “UV print as a tool for prototype printing and industrial production” by Uwe Niklas from Mimaki
·         “VDCIS industrial scanner for direct-to-shape prints” by Dr Nikolaus Tichawa from Tichawa Vision
·         “What you need to know when specifying a UV-LED system” by Koen Santegoeds from Integration Technology

Keynote speeches complete the agenda with a holistic view of the supply chain, presenting trends in packaging and challenges faced by the brand owners:
·         “Direct container decoration: Business cases regarding current technologies, applications and challenges” by Jochen Christiaens and Oliver Kammann from ESMA Expert Team
·         “Direct container printing opportunities for future growth across pharma and other packaging” by Chris Waterhouse from iDiPac
·         “Direct digital print: Threat or opportunity for the label industry?” by Sami Mulari from Alexander Watson Associates
·         “Global trends and how they shape the packaging requirements of the brand owner” by Ger Standhardt from NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre
·         In the morning of the second conference day, the DCP Live panel discussion will take place, featuring a specially selected panel of industry experts answering questions from the audience about topical issues.

The full conference programme is available at www.dcp2017.org/programme

Next to the presentations, a networking arena will feature 25 international tabletops for further technology and business information exchange. The companies present at the tabletops include: Alexander Watson Associates, ColorGATE, ESMA Expert Team, Gallus, Global Inkjet Systems, Hapa, Heidelberg, Integration Technology, iDiPac, INX Digital, Isimat, KBA Kammann, Lüscher, Marabu, Mimaki, NV, OMSO, Photo Electronics, Polytype, RKS, RUCO, Sefar, Sun Chemical, Tichawa Vision and UViterno.

Altogether, an audience of 120 technology suppliers and users is expected to attend Direct Container Print conference 2017. For delegate booking please visit www.dcp2017.org/registrations

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Label Academy publishes new industry textbooks

The Label Academy has extended its book series with the publication of two new reference books, ‘Shrink Sleeve Technology’ and ‘Label Markets and Applications’.

‘Shrink Sleeve Technology’ is an introduction to shrink sleeve labels and gives information to help troubleshoot problems, improve quality, prevent errors and correct faults. Technological advances have vastly expanded the market for shrink sleeve labels and the book aims to guide readers through the film, pre-press, ink, printing and application processing stages. The book was compiled by Mike Fairley, founder of the Label Academy and Séamus Lafferty, Accraply president.

‘Label Markets and Applications’ explores material specifications, print and finishing requirements, and key global and national regulations for the consumer and industrial markets as it examines each of the main end-user sectors. Outlining the primary factors needed to produce quality labels that are compliant, marketable and cost-effective, the book helps printers navigate modern label production, with chapters dedicated to the major global label markets: food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, non-food retail and industrial. ‘Label Markets and Applications’ was authored by John Penhallow.

Fairley commented: ‘The books are an extremely useful reference for anyone involved in designing and printing labels and product packaging. Whether it is for industry learning, or for on-the-job research or investment purposes, both publications consist of succinct practical information and are illustrated with a wide range of label and packaging examples. It is hoped that readers will find the books valuable in the future growth of their businesses and in enhancing their quality and performance standards.’

The Label Academy is the global training resource for the label and package printing industry and is supported by Finat, the TLMI, LMAI and BPIF. The Academy combines educational textbooks with access to free articles and videos. The Label Academy is sponsored by Cerm, Flint Group, Gallus, MPS, Taghleef Industries (Ti) and UPM Raflatac. The Academy’s books are retailed by Amazon and available directly at www.label-academy.com.

Meech opens Singapore office to support Southeast Asia operations

UK-based Meech Static Eliminators has established an office in Singapore to provide local support to its distributors and increase sales of its web cleaning, static control and MAT (Meech Air Technology) systems in Southeast Asia. Meech has appointed Melvyn Chan as Sales and Operations Director to drive sales and manage operations across the region. The Singapore office, will support sales in the following territories: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Brunei.

“As reflected in our international sales, Meech has identified substantial growth in the region over the past few years and we are eager to support areas across the globe that are showing real potential – Southeast Asia being one,” says Chris Francis, CEO of Meech Static Eliminators. “We have worked alongside distributors in these territories for many years and we believe now is the right time to capitalise on the growth in the region and offer these distributors a greater support network.”

Melvyn Chan is the ideal choice for heading up Meech’s new division, having spent over twelve years working for a local distributor. Chan has extensive knowledge of the plastics, packaging, print and converting industries, among others.

Speaking about Chan’s appointment, Francis adds: “Melvyn’s knowledge of Meech’s products and the markets in this region will prove invaluable as he takes on this new role. After many years supporting us as an accomplished distributor throughout Malaysia and Singapore, we’re delighted to welcome him to the team and I’m sure he will help deliver profitable and successful results.”

Melvyn Chan says: “It is a great pleasure to be taking on the role of Sales and Operations Director for Meech Singapore. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a company that continues to expand into new sectors across the globe. Southeast Asia is an emerging market in a developing part of the world, which means that a strategically located office will facilitate Meech to deliver the technologies and product ranges that are sought after in the region. This plan is in line with Meech’s vision and mission of being the leading ‘global partner for static control, web cleaning and air technology’.”

Nike uses Esko’s studio for faster, easier, better packaging design

Nike’s Global Football Division is using Esko’s Studio for its packaging design, leading to considerable improvements in user-experience, concept communication and time-savings. Esko showcased details of the partnership at Adobe MAX (18-20 October 2017), the annual event held by Adobe Systems for the computer design and development industries.

Nike was seeking a tool that was compatible with Adobe Illustrator and could save time in creating high quality 3D design images. Esko’s Studio, a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made specifically for packaging artwork professionals, has led to significantly improved efficiency for Nike, with over 80% time saved on creating high quality 3D images. It has also seen an increase in team productivity and collaboration.

“I realized very quickly that Esko had figured it out – this is something I have needed over the last 10 years,” said Matt Maghan, Global Apparel and EQ Packaging Designer, Nike. “We definitely save time and it has brought a significant increase in our productivity. Something that would have taken two, three or four hours of Photoshop® work, only takes about 10 minutes.”

Seamless link with Adobe, including Creative Cloud 2018
Studio is a modular solution, a mix of plug-ins and applications that work tightly together and integrate seamlessly with essential design tools like Adobe Illustrator. Adobe has recently launched Creative Cloud 2018, with new Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and more. Esko has subsequently released new versions of all its plug-ins to support Adobe’s new version of Creative Cloud. All of Esko’s Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator plugins – including Studio – are now completely compatible with the new version, helping designers to accelerate their packaging design.

Studio even has support for complex multi-piece structures from Esko’s ArtiosCAD – the world’s most popular structural design software for packaging design – enabling users to place structural design files from ArtiosCAD or from one of the Studio Toolkits.

Giving designers time to focus on what matters
Studio takes care of the technical aspects of packaging, including bar codes, nutrition tables and so on, so that packaging designers can focus on what matters most to them – the creative aspects. It does so in a way that is very intuitive and user-friendly.

“There is not a large learning curve with Studio,” said Matt, “especially when you already know Illustrator. I picked it up probably within an hour. What I really enjoyed is the Studio part of it, building the package. In my work, I don’t just deal with one sheet of paper that folds up into a box, they all have trays, lids and everything. So I go into Illustrator, build out my ArtiosCAD files, and build them in Studio, which I always find fun to be hands on with it, then load that into Illustrator. I can show my clients my ideas very clearly.”

Studio is a fast and easy way to turn ideas into 3D images, whether for inspiration in the design process, to impress internal clients, or to help make key decisions more quickly. “Being able to build those scenes of what exactly I am looking for and then import that back into Illustrator using my flat die-line art has probably been the biggest game-changer for me,” said Matt.
  
Packaging Simplified. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.
Headquartered in Gent (Belgium) with sales and service organization all over the globe, the Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and exposure units as well as Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy. Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions is also part of the Esko family.

ETS TO PARTICIPATE AT FIS 2017

The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) has confirmed its presence at FIS 2017 taking place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham from 30 November – 2 December. The annual conference of the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) will gather scientists, microbiologists and other experts from around the world. In addition to taking a booth at Stand 21 in Hall 3 throughout the event, ETS will be hosting a Symposium slot – “Drying hands matters – is the risk worthwhile” – at 10.00h on Saturday 2 December in Hall 1.

Leading microbiologist, Professor Mark Wilcox of the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals will present the results of his latest pilot study on microbial contamination in a hospital washroom environment. The study, sponsored by ETS, examined two men’s washrooms within one hospital for seven days during a three month period. One offered single-use paper towels as the method of hand drying after hand washing, and the other a jet air dryer. The washrooms were used by hospital staff, visitors and patients.

The findings could have significant implications for the choice of hand-drying method in public washrooms. Particularly, in a healthcare setting where limiting the spread of micro-organisms is paramount, due to the increased susceptibility of patients to infection and the greater prevalence of potential and/or antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.

“We are delighted that Professor Wilcox will be sharing the results of his latest research at such a prestigious event,” commented ETS chairman, Fanis Papakostas. “Appropriate hand drying after hand washing is essential in helping to minimise the spread of infection and the type of hand-drying device offered in public washrooms should be carefully chosen - especially where there are overriding cross-contamination concerns such as in hospitals and the food industry.”

Previous studies undertaken by the Universities of Leeds and Westminster have shown that electric hand dryers are more likely to disperse bacteria and viruses than single-use towels, generating aerosols that can contaminate the air, the washroom environment and other users.

ETS is the European Tissue Paper Industry Association. The members of ETS represent the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe and around 90% of the total European tissue production. ETS was founded in 1971 and is based in Brussels.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Jaakkoo-Taara steps up digital workflow automation with Xeikon

The Finnish high-quality packaging printer Jaakkoo-Taara has again advanced its digital print capabilities by optimizing and automating its workflow processes for the production of digitally printed labels and folding cartons. The recently implemented customized workflow integrates Xeikon and Esko solutions, and provides Jaakkoo-Taara advantages in time savings, variable data capability, increased accuracy, color optimization, and smaller print runs.

Since decades, Jaakkoo-Taara is a packaging printing specialist serving customers in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food industries. The company added earlier this year digital to their offset and flexo production with the investment in Xeikon’s Folding Carton Suite featuring a Xeikon 3500 digital press. “Advanced colour conversion and consistency with a 5th colour in combination with CMYK was an important driver to decide to work with Xeikon, just as the ability to be compliant with FDA food regulations. We see growing customer demand for packaging applications in the area which we can now easily answer,” comments Thomas Brusila, Managing Director of Jaakkoo-Taara.

Being keen to take workflow automation a step further, Jaakkoo-Taara recently engaged with the Xeikon Solutions & Premium Services team for the development of a customized solution that integrates the Xeikon X-800 digital front-end and Esko’s Automation Engine with their Xeikon press. “Our primary goals were to increase automation and accuracy in the workflow through the reduction of manual input, and to speed up the process from prepress to final print for a shorter lead-time,” explains Brusila.

Consistent print quality and exceptionally easy printing of variable data jobs are two important advantages of the customized workflow solution enabled by Xeikon and Esko. Print job parameters such as number of units, substrate, production details, and color management link the initial design to final print production in a highly automated way. Cost control and productivity optimization with the capability to pre-set repetitive tasks and make automated decisions within the workflow are also gainful features for Jaakkoo-Taara. Another advantage is production optimization such as combining print jobs with a similar substrates. Also the ability to reproduce a specific color with high quality throughput is of significant value to Jaakkoo-Taara.

“We are certain our customers, especially those with in an interest in market testing, will benefit from our highly automated workflow. It allows to efficiently and easily print smaller runs and include variable data. And customers with straightforward print jobs can take advantage of the increased order automation and faster turnaround, which also opens new business opportunities for Jaakkoo-Taara,” Brusila concludes.

CV Labels invests in Dantex flexographic plate cleaner

Leading pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare label manufacturer, CV labels, has recently invested in a Dantex flexographic plate cleaning system to extend the life and quality of their flexographic plates. Having historically hand-washed their plates for the last 25 years, the Dantex solution has proved invaluable, helping to extend plate life whilst enhancing print quality and performance.

Available in a range of sizes covering a variety of plate widths, the Dantex AQFC range is specially designed for cleaning of letterpress and flexographic plates after printing. The plates are automatically transported into the processor by soft touch transfer rollers, cleaned by brush action, rinsed and dried. The system moderately brushes the entire plate surface using the correct amount of pressure for the optimum amount of time, is dried and is ready for storage or reuse.

Of the investment, CV Labels’ Bob Vetch, said: “Having the PS9000:2011 pharmaceutical accreditation means that the labels we produce often need to have fine detail and small font text. We made the investment in the Dantex plate cleaner as we were finding that hand-washing the plates was not providing us with the performance we needed, plus we were wasting significant money on plate cleaners.”

“The cleaner provides a far sharper finish and the print quality is genuinely as good as when the plates were new, with no risk of plate damage. With this system and the use of the AquaViolet cleaning solution, I would definitely say that we will benefit from an additional 3-4 years extended life out of the plates. Dantex were a pleasure to work with on this installation,” he added.

Dantex was founded 50 years ago and is the largest distributor of letterpress and flexo plates in Europe. They are a specialist supplier of water wash photopolymer plate, processing equipment and digital presses.

PrintFair 2018 Set to Grow Stature!

After the success of the 2nd Edition of PrintFair in Bengaluru, the show comes back to Hyderabad from 9-12 March, 2018 at Hitex Exhibition Centre. This time, the show is occupying Hall 3A and 3B of the centre and is spread across 6000 sqm. 

In a bid to make the show the premier printing destination in South India, Telengana Offset Printers Association- TOPA has come on board as co-organizers.  After the formation of Telangana, the offset printers of all the districts in the state came together and formed the Telangana Offset Printers Association- TOPA.  It strives to take the Printing and Packaging industry to greater heights in business development and customer satisfaction with the active cooperation and participation of all members.

TOPA recently organized a conference in Hyderabad where more than 500 Printers attended the event. The Topic focused on the future of the Printing Industry in the Country. They also celebrated Printers Day on 1st March, 2017 which hosted senior leaders of the state’s printing industry.  

“We are confident that PrintFair at Hyderabad will create the required awareness among our Micro, Small and Medium category printers. This show will showcase the latest technological advances and production techniques in the Printing Industry and will help our members to grow their Business.” said C. Ravinder Reddy, President, TOPA. 

“Our main goal to change our name from Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd to Next Events (P) Ltd was to adapt with the ever-changing scope of the events we conduct and to “Catch the Next Wave”. With our collaboration with TOPA, we are hoping to bring a better experience to our exhibitors and visitors.” added Anil Arora, President, Next Events.

IPAMA President unanimously elected as President of Asia Print Association

Adding another milestone in the history of IPAMA at international level, the President of IPAMA S. Dayaker Reddy has been unanimously elected as President of Asia Print Association in the Meeting held on 1st November, 2017 at Jakarta, Indonesia. A qualified Engineer and highly experienced printing, manufacturing and marketing professional spanning over a period of 21 years, Mr. Reddy has been Joint Secretary (South) of IPAMA from 2012 till his elevation as President of IPAMA in August, 2017.

During his tenure in IPAMA in different capacities, he had made outstanding contribution for the promotion of the Indian Graphic Arts industry. He is a Member of the Governing Council of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), Co-Coordinator in Telangana Offset Printers Association, Mentor for Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, Hyderabad, Expert Committee Member for Community Colleges (Government of Telangana) and Syllabus Committee Member for Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT).   He is also associated with number of other institutions in different capacities.

Mr. Reddy is the Managing Partner of M/s Sai Enterprises, Managing Director of Omsri Salvani Secure Print Pvt. Ltd., CEO of M/s Gutenberg Machinery Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd. and Managing Director of M/s Sri Dasa Printpack Pvt. Ltd. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Advertising opportunities open for Indian Label Directory 2018 edition

After the stupendous success of the earlier five editions, Eon Infomedia - the publishers of Labels India - will be releasing their latest Edition of the Indian Label Directory in December 2017.

A bible for the Indian Label industry, the Indian Label Directory is a one-stop reference manual for the Indian label industry, giving one instant access to information on equipment manufacturers, materials and services suppliers and printers operating globally with a special emphasis on India and Asia Pacific.

This easy-to-use, quick reference guide publishes all the information you need to access Indian label printing and converting industry and featuring manufacturers, dealers, and most importantly, major suppliers of consumables, equipment and services that one can use to make their purchasing decisions in an easy to use “handy” format. It lists and evaluates all relevant data for the label industry, clearly arranged according to product areas, thus enabling rapid access to competent information offers. This is an unprecedented opportunity for industry entrants to get all suppliers info in a directory targeted exclusively to their requirements as the directory will offer an in-depth look at prominent suppliers to the narrow web industry.

To advertise in this edition, contact: Gargi Bhattacharya on +91-9004330381 / Email: gargi@labelsind.com FINAL CLOSING DATE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS: 8th November 2017