7th Annual Innopack Pharma Confex 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Probo invests in Four Durst P5 Systems


Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has announced first sales successes for the recently launched P5 Series. Dutch print and fulfilment provider Probo is investing in four Durst P5 printing systems.

European Label Forum 2018 adds Young Managers’ Challenge to programme

A Young Managers Club (YMC) workshop has been added to the programme of this year’s Finat European Label Forum (ELF). The 4th edition of the annual ELF takes place in Dublin, from 6-8 June. The workshop comes 10 years after the YMC was established in 2008, at the occasion of Finat’s Golden Jubilee congress in Paris, to meet an increasing need for up-and-coming managers in small to medium-sized, and often family-run, enterprises. These young professionals wanted help in becoming tomorrow’s leaders and to expand their knowledge about self-adhesive labels. The club helps develop emerging management talent by providing needed educational and vocational opportunities. Taking place on Wednesday afternoon prior to the start of ELF, the workshop will include a competition that will see young versus old battle it out in a business simulation workshop, which should prove to be both educational and entertaining.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Esko WebCenter 18 brings packaging management closer to the one-day target

Esko announced a major new release of its packaging management solution, WebCenter. WebCenter 18 streamlines and speeds up the packaging development workflow by delivering extra features that give brand owners and converters more control and visibility of their packaging preproduction specification, approval and project life cycle.

Schawk Manchester receives FlexoExpert certification

Schawk Group, which is part of the Matthews International Corporation, is one of the biggest global brand deployment companies worldwide. With their many years of experience Schawk Manchester, one of the main plate making operations in the UK, support their customers with expertise in resourcing, workflow, imaging and color management and still finds their core strengths in the packaging market. At their annual print awards the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) titled Schawk Manchester as “Repro Company of the Year”.

LSS showcases reliable labellers for the pharmaceutical industry

LSS Labelling Systems Scandinavia offers user-friendly and efficient solutions to meet the challenging demands of the pharmaceutical industry. At this year’s Achema (Frankfurt, Germany - June, 11-15, Hall 1.1 / E42), the labelling expert presents its machines for tamper evident labelling and for vial and bottle labelling. A demonstration of the machines will be given to the press at the booth on Tuesday, June 12.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fifth drupa Global Trends Report reflects positive mood in printing industry

The 5th drupa Global Trends Report will be released end of April 2018. Printers and suppliers from the majority of market sectors reported growing confidence in their companies’ economic performance. This year, performance patterns were tracked over the years. Packaging remains the most dynamic market and there has been a steady improvement in confidence over the five years among commercial printers. For functional printers it is a similar situation but this market showed an increased lack of confidence in 2017 for both printers and suppliers. Publishing printers probably face the most challenging strategic changes and there is a decline in confidence despite the reduced threat from E-books. The full report in English can be purchased online at www.drupa.com, with the executive summary available in German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and Chinese free of charge.

Unboxing: This year's theme for International Packaging Design Competition PIDA

For the fourteenth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs organizes the international packaging design competition Packaging Impact Design Award (PIDA). Together with approximately 200 students from leading design universities in Sweden, Germany, France and England, the packaging phenomenon unboxing will be challenged.

Cron-ECRM to feature HDI Flexo CTP at InfoFlex 2018

Cron, the world’s largest manufacturer of CTP devices, will be exhibiting at InfoFlex 2018, to be held May 7-8, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, in booth #237. The show focuses on innovations in the package printing and converting market, and Cron -ECRM, the master distributor for Cron in the Americas, will be promoting their HDI Flexo CTP product line.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

United Caps acquires Spanish closure manufacturer Embalatap

United Caps, an international manufacturer of caps and closures, today announced it has acquired the Spanish closure manufacturer Embalatap. The acquisition acts to extend the United Caps product portfolio, especially as it relates to closures for edible oils typically used in the Southern European market. United Caps welcomes all Embalatap employees to the United Caps family and will maintain the existing manufacturing location.

Arets Graphics finds value for Czech market in waterless offset printing

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, today reported that Arets Graphics a Czech-based supplier of high-quality, proven consumables for the printing industry, is distributing Toray IMPRIMA waterless offset plates in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company was founded in 1993 and has been partnering with Toray for about seven years.