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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Labelexpo India to Host Industry Forums across South Asia

The organizers of Labelexpo India 2018 are hosting a series of evening forums across South Asia during late August to late October in conjunction with several industry trade bodies representing the package printing industry. Held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the seven events are aimed exclusively at offset printers who are thinking about diversifying their businesses into label and package printing.

London’s only packaging show unveils major names for The Pentawards Conference

Experts from Diageo, Design Bridge, Free the Birds, Hello Day and GSK are just some of the major packaging influencers, designers and international brands taking part in the Pentawards Conference at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018.

Thai Containers Group to deliver breakthrough solutions in corrugated with the region’s first EFI Nozomi Inkjet Press

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd. (TCG) in Packaging Business SCG, announced a new digital printing partnership to significantly enhance TCG’s corrugated packaging offerings. The Bangkok-based SCG Group subsidiary – one of Southeast Asia’s leading packaging providers – has purchased an EFI Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed, single-pass digital inkjet corrugated packaging press.

Esko to demonstrate solutions and product integrations that result in “Packaging Connected” at LabelExpo Americas 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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Flint Group announces call for Annual Print Awards entries

Flint Group is again looking to celebrate best-in-class print production with its 14th Annual Print Awards for its worldwide customers. The awards celebrate the best from Flint Group’s three divisions: Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Flexographic and Flint Group Digital Solutions (Xeikon). Entries can be submitted by customers online for various print technologies, including:
  1. Water-based flexo
  2. UV flexo (both conventional & UV LED)
  3. UV offset
  4. Digital printing
  5. UV letterpress
  6. UV screen
  7. Combination printing

Esko hosts 4th Flexible Packaging Honors Class for International Group of Young Graphic Arts Graduates

Esko has shared its know-how for flexible packaging with an international group of young graphic arts graduates during the fourth annual Flexible Packaging Honours Class. The two-week initiative, developed by the university’s Graphical and Digital Media department, is designed for students at the top of their university class. It focuses on the production of flexible packaging, including design, prepress, file handling and plate making operations. The course was held at Esko’s headquarter offices in Ghent, Belgium, June 18 to 29.

EyeC exhibits its range of print inspection systems at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago

From September 25th-27th, EyeC will present at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago its wide range of print inspection systems for label and flexible packaging. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the newest EyeC systems in action at both the company’s booth and at the Rotoflex booth.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sophisticated substrates lead the charge in label sector growth

Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according Finat’s latest findings. Since 2010 demand for PP-based materials has grown 78%, direct thermal papers are up 51% and white coated papers enjoyed a 24% increase. The figures show that while paper based materials continue to dominate label materials demand, there has been a shift from basic primary and VIP labels towards more sophisticated, high-end applications.

Firstan streamlines production processes with Esko-to-EFI integration

Firstan Limited, Cambridge, UK, has successfully piloted a newly developed interface between Esko’s Automation Engine Connect and EFI’s Radius software applications. The pilot at the leading independent pharmaceutical packaging and food packaging manufacturer comes two years after Firstan’s £7m investment in two Komori 18,000sph presses – a six-colour Lithrone GLX640 and a multi-unit Lithrone GLX40RP, and a Bobst Expertcut die cutting blanking machine.

Established in 1976, Firstan employs 140 and has a turnover of £24m. The company produces one billion cartons a year and has two main divisions – Firstan Pharmaceutical, which develops and manufactures pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging, and Firstan Quality Packaging, which supplies food, confectionery, cosmetics and beverage cartons and sleeves. It prides itself on its award winning in-house design and repro studio, and utilises the latest production machinery. It has an optimum factory workflow, and, with the combination of Esko’s Automation Engine and EFI’s Radius packaging MIS solution, delivers market-leading quality and service.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Registration officially opens for Labelexpo India 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.

Think out of the Box - Heidelberg shows packaging solutions for the digitized future in China for Asian Market

On May 23rd and 24th, more than 250 visitors from Greater China as well as from Asia Pacific regions joined the Packaging Day at Heidelberg Print Media Center in Shanghai, China. Under the theme “Think out of the Box”, they were able to see for themselves the latest Packaging Solutions from Heidelberg, which is aimed to help them stand out from the market competition, and continuously grow a profitable business and sustainable development in the digital era.

Heidelberg offers solutions for consistent Packaging Workflow with complete end-to-end box production. All presentations and demos showed the visitors the complete process chain until the finished box. Also seamless integration of die cutting, inspection and folding carton gluing are all essential for an effective packaging production.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Launch edition of ProPak India to host more than 80 exhibitors

Harnessing tomorrow’s label converter leaders today: Finat European Label Forum

Developing ways to harness the skills of tomorrow’s label converter leaders, driving industry efficacy, and understanding the major changes across the print technology base were the overriding themes of this year’s international labelling association Finat held its fourth European Label Forum in Dublin in June.

Benchmark quality and versatility for graphic arts in the spotlight

Xeikon is showcasing the business production capabilities and door opening opportunities presented by the Xeikon 9800 digital press at IGAS 2018, July 26- 31, Tokyo Big Sight (East Halls), Tokyo, Japan.

At the show, the Xeikon 9800 digital press will be equipped with a large-roll unwinder, a variable width stacker and a Web Finishing Module (WFM) for extra protection of the prints.

Uflex Chemicals launches single component solvent-less PU Adhesive: Flexbon OC512

The chemicals business of India’s largest fully integrated multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company, Uflex Limited has launched a general performance, single component solvent-less PU adhesive - Flexbon OC512. Setting sight on newer geographies within the domestic market, this new addition will help Uflex gain toe-hold in the offset mono-carton industry. This product enjoys a strong demand across the Indian Market.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Toyo Ink Brasil introduces new range of PU-based inks for laminated packaging applications

Toyo Ink Brasil Ltda., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, today presented an upgraded lineup of high-performance polyurethane-based surface and lamination inks for flexo and gravure printing. The company offers a broad range of systems, from general-purpose snack structures to high-end retort and hot-fill packaging applications.

drupa Touchpoint Packaging - Anticipating & Designing Visionary Packaging Solutions

drupa announced its partners represented on the steering committee for touchpoint packaging 2020: Agfa, Bobst, Danone, ESKO, Heidelberg, HP Indigo, Kurz, Nestlé and Siegwerk. The participating companies cover the entire spectrum of the process chain. Following its successful premiere at drupa 2016, touchpoint packaging will again be a special forum for brand owners and industry partners for innovative packaging solutions. drupa, No. 1 for printing technologies, will take place from June 16 – 26, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Esko solutions support streamlined operation at the Alexir partnership

Esko’s collaborative project with The Alexir Partnership has enabled the UK operation to achieve cost and time savings while significantly growing turnover.

Founded in 1989, The Alexir Partnership is an independent carton manufacturer serving the food and branded goods industries. It produces approximately 400 million cartons per year, primarily for the FMCG market, on two Komori lithographic printing presses and Europe’s first Xerox iGen 4 digital press with a thick stock option.

Automation Arena and 1:1 appointment program to feature at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Several never before seen features will be on offer at this year’s Labelexpo Americas, the 16th edition of the show and the region’s largest trade event for the label and package printing industry. This includes an Automation Arena, a 1:1 appointment program, and the return of the TLMI Ecovillage.

Monday, July 2, 2018

UBM India to host more than 80 exhibitors at the launch edition of ProPak India

UBM India, India's leading exhibitions organizer, is all set to host the first edition of the ProPak India expo, catering to India’s ever growing processing and packaging industries. It aims to bring a comprehensive market overview and a conglomeration of internationally renowned professionals from India and overseas,

Mark Andy & Esko place emphasis on pre-press

On 12th June, Mark Andy co-hosted a special event with Esko at its European headquarters in Warsaw.  The event, which attracted 50 representatives from printing companies around Eastern Europe, included live demos of Mark Andy presses and Esko prepress solutions, the most important of which highlighted label printing using Esko Equinox software.

Lena Chmielewska, responsible for marketing at Mark Andy in Poland, stated: “Our goal is to be not only a supplier of state-of-the-art, innovative presses, but to observe the market and utilize our partners’ technology to meet our customers’ needs and expectations.  By delivering added value solutions to our customers, we enable them to become more successful.”

Flowers the World over are blooming in Flexfresh by Uflex

Flexfresh, the special patented film that Uflex Limited has developed comprising a proprietary polymeric formula elongating the shelf life of flowers is serving to be a boon for Flower Companies across the globe.

Flexfresh works on the principle of Active Modified Atmospheric Packaging (AMAP) and happens to be the first ever film for packing fresh produce that is bio-degradable by composting and complies with all international regulations for overall migration (EC 1935/2004), reach compliance (EC 1907/2006) and qualifies for biodegradation under DIN EN 13432 (2000-12). The packaging can be industrially composted within 180 days.

Memjet powers new Gallus Smartfire Digital Label Press

Memjet announces that the Gallus Group, a member of the Heidelberg Group, has utilized Memjet printing technology to power its new, full featured value offering for digital label printing, the Gallus Smartfire. Memjet technology gave Gallus the core elements it needed to introduce a cost-effective label-printing solution that could produce high-quality labels for a variety of markets. The Memjet-powered Gallus Smartfire opens new business opportunities for those looking to produce ultra-short run digital labels. Gallus will feature the Memjet-powered Smartfire at their Gallus Innovation Days 2018, taking place June 26–28 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.