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.

Global flexo market realizes cost and safety benefits of new Heaford multi-purpose sleeve productivity station

JM Heaford, industry-leading supplier of mounting and proofing solutions for the tag and label, flexible packaging, corrugated and gravure markets, says its recently introduced multi-tasking Sleeve Productivity Station (SPS) has received a response beyond expectation from world markets. Following a soft launch in 2018, the solution is already installed on four continents and reflects the global drive towards improving efficiencies among companies of every size.

Installed in such geographically diverse markets as Canada, Mexico and Korea, the majority of SPS installations to date complement Heaford AutoMounter technology, where customers are eager to exploit time already gained. While the AutoMounter is performing its automated plate mounting, the dual-purpose system allows operators to multi-task and remove plates and tape on completed jobs and prepare sleeves for the next plate change.

Meet SMI at Stall 2F16 at Gulf Print Pack 2019 between 15-18 April 2019

SMI Coated Products Private Limited, the leading Indian Label Stock Solutions Provider, has been supplying to UAE Label Printers from India for over a decade. The clients used to buy slit material as well as jumbo reels. However, the clients had to collate a container load order every time. Before SMI started supplies, clients of this region would have to plan for 2-3 months as that was the lead time then. SMI then started supplies from India and the lead time was brought down to three to four weeks time.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Nilpeter Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

May 1, 2019 will be a special day at Nilpeter Headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded by two old friends in 1919, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen, before launching its first semi-rotary printing press, The Simplex, in 1924, which in various versions remained part of the company’s product range until the 70s. With the introduction of the self-adhesive substrate, Nilpeter targeted its business towards the label market, and the rest is history. To this day, Nilpeter remains family-owned and -managed, with Lars Eriksen and Peter Eriksen, father and son, and the 3rd and 4th generation of owners, leading the company towards new historical milestones.

Coaso Printers showcase the versatility of the Xaar 1003 Printhead at Print China 2019

The spotlight is on the Xaar 1003 printhead at this year’s Print China exhibition in Guandong from 9th - 13th April, as Coaso Technology Co, Ltd (previously known as Kingstar) showcases three digital printers which use the Xaar 1003 on booth 1-1203. 

Launching at Print China is the iCUeJet 370 for cold foiling applications. This new printer joins Coaso’s two other printers, the iCON C60 for color printing bottle caps and Presto 370S for single pass printing of variable data. Integrated into three printers for quite different applications, the Xaar 1003 clearly demonstrates its versatility and is therefore enabling Coaso to open up new business opportunities.

Color L*A*B* Conference Program revealed for FESPA Global Print Expo 2019

FESPA announces the conference programme and expert tour times for its new Colour L*A*B* feature at this year's FESPA Global Print Expo, designed to help visitors review and improve colour management practices in their print businesses. Located on the show floor (Hall B4, Messe Munich, 14 - 17 May 2019), the initiative is part of FESPA's Profit for Purpose programme, which invests in delivering technical education and promoting operational best practice for the global speciality print community.

The Colour L*A*B* showcase will include a host of exhibitors such as Adobe, Barbieri, EFI, Eizo, HP, Just Normlicht, Pantone, Techkon and X-Rite, displaying their key colour management solutions - from calibrated monitors to colorimeters, spectrophotometers, viewing cabinets to software and colour systems for the wide format and graphic arts markets.

Cosmo Films launches CPP High Barrier Films

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper has recently introduced a cast polypropylene (CPP) film for packaging applications requiring high moisture & oxygen barrier and high hot tack properties.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SHIFT_019 comes to India - Announces Conference Partners

Every year, SHIFT_019 form partnerships with established trade bodies and associations to cultivate dynamic knowledge building and networking opportunities. This year is no different. The 17th edition of the Asian Packaging Conference will be supported and endorsed by Association of Label Printers & Suppliers (ALPS) and Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA). In addition, Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) will also make a repeat cooperation. APTech has supported the event for the third consecutive year.

While ALPS is a society of label printers, suppliers and printing professionals in India with the main goal of bringing all label technologies on a single platform, IPAMA is an independent organisation serving the needs of the printing, packaging and allied industries in a rapidly changing marketplace. APTech, formerly known as NPES, is a purpose-driven organization dedicated to supporting the entire printing value chain.

SHIFT_019 is the 17th edition of the Asian Packaging Conference, the region’s premiere event dedicated to the packaging industry. Year on year, the event is supported by leading packaging suppliers and associations, and attracts industry delegates from all over Asia. SHIFT_019 will occur in India for the first time. There will be over 20 international presented speaking at the conference, addressing issues in all areas of packaging. The theme for this year has been set at: “Investing for Sustainability & Financial Returns”.

SHIFT_019 will take place over two days from 8-9 May at the Pullman Aerocity New Delhi, in India. The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Asian Packaging Excellence Awards, which celebrates the best in packaging in the region. For more information, visit:

Cosmo Films to exhibit at Stand No 1-1233 in Hall 1 at Print China’19

Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper would be showcasing its speciality range of printing substrates at the upcoming International Printing Technology Exhibition of China also known as Print China scheduled to take place from April 9-13th in Dongguan city, Guangdong Province, China. Cosmo Films will bne exhibiting at stand no. 1-1233 in Hall no. 1.

The products on display would include new versions of synthetic paper namely high tear resistance paper & both sides coated paper along with premium lamination films, pressure sensitive label films and speciality packaging films. Let’s look at the product portfolio in greater detail.

Monday, April 8, 2019

SPGPrints’ new RSI III rotary screen integration module offers improved uptime, reliability and waste reduction

SPGPrints’ new RSI III – the third generation of its rotary screen printing integration module for label and packaging presses – features time, safety and ergonomic innovations for increased production efficiency. Operator safety has been augmented with the introduction of guards to prevent contact with the rotating screen, squeegee pipe and gear wheels, significantly reducing the risk of injury. 

A new web-cleaning scraper, positioned on a guiding roller immediately after the nip between the screen and substrate, automatically removes undesired ink splashes on the web that may have spilled from the screen during stoppages or slow-rotation mode. Operated only for the first one-and-a-half screen rotations at the start of the production run, the scraper ensures thorough drying of the substrate at all times. This minimises the risk of ink contaminating the rollers, thereby reducing the cleaning requirement.   Its long-life plastic blade collects the UV-curable ink in a pan attached to the scraper, which is easily removed for fast cleaning.

Synthetic paper is gaining prominence, replacing pulp paper in several applications

Synthetic paper came into existence as replacement for pulp based paper in areas where trees were scarce and crude oil was relatively cheaper. Synthetic paper created a niche for itself in applications where durability, weather resistance and security were desired. Over a period of time, synthetic paper has evolved technically and is now printable with most of the prevalent printing technologies. This has led to its easy adoption in the printing and packaging space.

Expanding the market:
Growing environmental concerns and steps taken by governments coupled with rising need for packaging and labeling in packaged food & beverages is leading to growth of synthetic paper in the market; tags and labels being the major growth area. 

After promotional campaigns pan India, PrintFair all set to open the doors 2 days later

PrintFair, the commercial printing, package converting and digital sign show, will come to the grounds of BIEC, Bengaluru in a few days. The Show, scheduled to be held from 10-13 April 2019, recently concluded promotional campaigns in Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu.

Huge international response to Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Preparations are ramping up for this year’s Gulf Print & Pack 2019 – the Middle East’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector – with almost half of exhibitors taking part hailing from outside the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Gulf Print & Pack 2019 returns to World Trade Centre in Dubai from 15-18 April. Overseas exhibitors confirmed as taking part include: ATECE Group (the Netherlands), Berhalter (Switzerland), Holweg (France), Novurania (Italy), OMM Graphic (Malaysia), RotoMetrics (US), Tong Shin Pack Co Ltd (Korea), UPM Raflatac (Finland), and Winpack Machinery (Taiwan).

Print Fair to open its doors on Wednesday

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hybrid Software announces New PDF Layout Tool “Stepz” for Digital Packaging and Labels

Concurrent with the opening of DScoop Edge Orlando, Hybrid Software is pleased to announce the release of a new product for digital printing of labels and packaging. Stepz is a native PDF step & repeat tool derived from Hybrid’s widely-adopted Packz editor, but with specialized functionality and pricing for digital print applications.

Stepz can be customized for the capabilities and requirements of different digital presses and finishing equipment. The first version of Stepz is designed for HP Indigo users migrating to the new Production Pro DFE, with step & repeat templates that match the form factor of HP Indigo label & packaging presses, plus intelligent marks for common finishing devices. It also includes nested step & repeat for folding carton work, and full VDP functionality for variable barcodes and text on any label or package. Stepz will be available to HP Indigo users for rental or purchase on the HP PrintOS Marketplace.

Pyrotec PackMedia chooses Africa’s First Tau 330 RSC Digital Label Press

Pyrotec PackMedia has invested in Africa's first Durst Tau 330 RSC eight-colour digital label press, from Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technology. It is the latest forward thinking operation to configure a digital future with Durst technology. The new addition will play a pivotal role in the company's latest business venture into digital label printing.

“We’re entering the self-adhesive digital label market with the best technology that money can buy,” stated Timothy Beattie, general manager of Pyrotec PackMedia, part of the Pyrotec group in Cape Town that has more than 50 years experience in the industry. “For this venture, apart from investing in state-of-the-art equipment, we aim to leverage our reputation for solid customer service and to continue to work hard to maintain this reputation.”

Cosmo Films to showcase speciality printing substrates at Print China’19

Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper would be showcasing its speciality range of printing substrates at the upcoming International Printing Technology Exhibition of China also known as Print China scheduled to take place from April 9-13th in Dongguan city, Guangdong Province, China.

The products on display would include new versions of synthetic paper namely high tear resistance paper & both sides coated paper along with premium lamination films, pressure sensitive label films and speciality packaging films. Let’s look at the product portfolio in greater detail.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Canadian Label and Package Printing Conference 2019 returns to Toronto

The Canadian Label and Package Printing Conference 2019 is poised to return to Toronto, alongside the country’s largest commercial printing trade show, Graphics Canada. Hosted by the organizers of Labelexpo Americas and Labels & Labeling magazine, the conference, which this year has been extended to two days, takes place from 11-12 April at Toronto International Centre. The event offers an educational opportunity for commercial and package printing professionals in the region to boost their business know-how. They will also learn about the key issues affecting Canadian converters, and have the opportunity to network with key influencers.

Linerless Labels Market registering a strong growth by 2028

Linerless labels are the new generation labels, witnessing growing preference over the conventional labels since the past few years. A new research report focuses on the study of global linerless labels market, which has been published by Future Market Insights and offers the market forecast for the upcoming decade. The comprehensive research report is titled ‘Linerless Labels Market Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment, 2018 - 2028’ and it projects an anticipated CAGR of 4.9% for the market during the forecast period.

According to the market analysis, the growth is driven by a gradual shift of manufacturers from conventional labels such as scale labels, inventory labels, butt cut labels, blank labels, and tire labels, to the new age linerless technology. The shift is attributed to benefits in cost saving, time, and the environmental edge that linerless labels have over conventional linered labels. The report indicates that the leading end-use industries in the market include retail and logistics.

Dutch Printer gaining success as a packaging manufacturer with Heidelberg

With 95 employees, Van de Steeg, a member of the ASG Group (part of Atlas Holdings LLC) since 2011, made the transition to the growth market of packaging. Since 2012, it has been producing packaging for national and international customers from the beauty, perfume, and body care sectors. The old printing presses quickly reached their limits. “We had a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 in the Thalgau plant in Austria, and were very impressed with its quality and above all the short makeready times,” reports Nassette. “Heidelberg has been looking after us as a global account for more than ten years, and recommended exactly the right press for our new requirements – a Speedmaster XL 106 with six colors and double coating unit.”

PrintFair carries promotional campaigns in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra & Telangana

PrintFair, the commercial printing, package converting and digital sign show, will come to the grounds of BIEC, Bengaluru in a few days. The Show, scheduled to be held from 10-13 April 2019, recently concluded promotional campaigns in Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu.

The regions covered by the PrintFair team included Maharashtra: Satara, Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur, Kudal, Sawantwadi, Panaji, Karwar, Gadag, Solapur, Latur, Udgir and Nanded. Tamil Nadu: Sivakasi, Coimbatore, Erode, Pollachy, Salem, Vellore, Trichy, Karur, Hosur, Nammakal, Tirupur, Krishnagiri, Dindigul, Vijaywada & Trichy. Team PrintFair has now reached Telangana & Andhra to do promotional campaignas at  Tirupati,  Kadapa, Kurnool, Anantpur, Nellore, Vijaywada, Guntur, Rajamundhry, Kakinada,  Kamman, Warangal.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MPS Systems Asia expands local support with new agents in Malaysia and China

Newly appointed MPS agents in Asia are Voraustechnik and Arisen, both established companies providing expertise in label and flexible packaging print solutions. The global agent network for MPS grew again with another two appointments in Asia. Locally representing MPS flexo, offset, and digital-hybrid printing presses are Voraustechnik in Malaysia and Arisen in China. Leading both appointments was George Tan, Area Sales Manager for MPS Systems Asia.

Increased MPS presence in Malaysia
Established in 2008 by experienced printing industry entrepreneurs and technical experts, Voraustechnik represents numerous well-recognized global brands for print, converting, finishing, graphic accessories and consumables including Kama, Apex International, OneVision, BST eltromat and Techkon.

Duggal Upgrades to HD Technology on the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press

Duggal Visual Solutions, a leading New York City print service provider, has upgraded digital print capabilities on its HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press with a new HD Imaging System, the new benchmark in high-quality for the commercial printing market.

“Pioneering with new technology is a Duggal hallmark. Clients from leading fashion, hospitality and retail houses are already impressed by the enhanced HP Indigo HD print quality,” said Mike Duggal, CEO, Duggal Visual Solutions. “This new technology will enable us to bring fine-art quality printing to high-volume commercial production including for point-of-sale graphics, brochures, books, and catalogs.”

The HP Indigo HD Imaging System doubles print resolution, supports high screen sets up to 290 LPI, and powers FM screening for smoother, sharper, highly detailed print that far surpasses other commercial digital presses and even offset for quality.

Waterless offset plates demand a flawless aluminum surface and Hydro delivers!

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, today reported that its partnership with Hydro Aluminum Rolled Products GmbH, a global producer of aluminum products, has resulted in exceptional quality aluminum coil rolls for manufacture of Toray waterless offset plates in its Czech Republic facility. The two companies connected at drupa 2012 when Toray was seeking a second source of aluminum, and after a due diligence process, Hydro was selected. The result is a long-term relationship dedicated to delivering superior quality.

“When we first connected with Toray, we didn’t have much experience with waterless offset plates,” said Kai Huse, Technical Manager, Product Area Lithography, at Hydro. “We had been producing rolled aluminum coils for almost everyone in the traditional offset plate business. We realized that Toray’s requirements for high quality aluminum with a flawless surface were very high. And when we visited the plant in Prostějov, we were extremely impressed with how clean and structured their manufacturing operation was.”

Labels Unlimited goes digital with Domino N610i Digital UV inkjet label press

Labels Unlimited has installed and is running production into month five on their very first digital label press, the Domino N610i digital UV inkjet. In a short span of time, they could not be more thrilled with the immediate, positive impact and results they are achieving.

“Going digital allows us to reduce setup, waste, and production time. We’re running the Domino N610i eight hours a day, getting a better finished product with digital, and meeting short turn times,” says Jeff McMahon, President of Labels Unlimited.

Labels Unlimited, is a Nashville, TN-based label printer converter, established in 1973 by Jeff’s father, Joseph McMahon. While prompt, efficient service and providing the highest quality product in the printing industry have always been a family mantra, Labels Unlimited is now taking their business to the next level with digital.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Finat Label Awards 2019 – Recognition for innovation and quality

Recognition, publicity and the chance to hold a prestigious award in their hands – these are only a few of the benefits for participants of the Finat Label Competition 2019. The 39th international label competition will once again highlight the best of the label print and narrow web flexible packaging markets. From self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, RFID labels, non-adhesive labels, innovative logistics tag to specially printed narrow web flexible packaging - there is almost no limit to the ideas of printing companies. 

There are five groups for entries and more than one possibility to be honoured. In addition to the ‘Best in Show’ Award winner and Group Awards winner, the jury selects winning companies for individual Category Awards and will assign Highly Commended Certificates.

Maritime Labels of Canada invests in HP Indigo 6900 to innovate in digital shrink sleeves

Maritime Labels and Packaging of Nova Scotia has chosen the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to deliver innovation to its markets for high-volume printing of digital shrink sleeves with unlimited flexibility for variation. The addition of the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press at the Bedford site will enable the converter to become the first supplier of digitally printed shrink sleeves in the region to its clientele, including craft beer, wine, spirits, cider, spices, juices, and nutraceutical brands.

“We believe in thinking outside the box as we develop our product offerings, aiming to add the highest quality products. After considering the available technologies, we concluded the print quality and flexibility the new HP Indigo 6900 shines,” said Paul Sproule, operations manager, Maritime Labels and Packaging. Maritime will also use the new HP Indigo 6900 to print on premium label substrates, while adding embellishments such as foiling, embossing, and screen printing.

Kodak announces winners of Global Flexo Innovation Awards, Celebrating Transformation of Flexo

12 of the best! Kodak announced the winners of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards, which recognize and honor companies that, through innovation, are driving the industry transformation of flexographic standards worldwide. The winners showcase innovation in creative use of graphic design, conversion from other printing processes, print production workflow improvement and commitment to sustainable printing.

Almost 100 companies from 26 countries submitted over 200 entries to the Awards, which were introduced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Kodak Flexcel NX System and conceived as the first flexo printing awards to “look beyond the package” and evaluate the impact of submissions on the entire value chain. Pier Luigi Sassanelli, chairman of the independent judging panel, assembled an expert international team of flexo experts and global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Nestlé and Kimberly-Clark.

Jet Marking Systems becomes Certified Partner of Markem-Imaje

Jet Marking Systems (JMS), a leading provider of label application solutions and ancillary equipment, has become a Certified Partner for product identification and traceability solutions manufacturer Markem-Imaje. The result of extensive vetting per Markem-Imaje’s Partner Program, the deal will increase parts, servicing and machinery availability for MI customers in Jet Marking Systems’ main territory of Western Canada.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Reifenhauser India Marketing celebrates 25 Years in Business

Toyo Ink India launches new “NEXpress” brand for safe packaging solutions

Toyo Ink India Pvt. Ltd., a member of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, has launched a new brand – NEXpress – to encompass all of its packaging-related inks and coatings, including regulatory safe lineup tailor-made for the packaging of food, toys, pharmaceuticals and other consumer products. The NEXpress basket of packaging solutions was developed to support Indian package printers in the production workflow, by supplying them with the materials and required certifications needed to meet today’s packaging performance and regulatory needs.

Celebrating 25 Years of Business Success with a New Brand Vision

Striving to provide the highest quality systems, this year marks a quarter century for the Reifenhauser India Marketing Ltd. (RIML) team. RIML - a 50:50 joint venture between Germany's Reifenhauser and Mehta family has hit a significant milestone of 25 years of successful operations in the Indian sub-continent. The journey that started in late 1992-93 has seen many highs over the two and a half decade period. The company that initially started off with marketing and supplying extrusion machines from Reifenhauser Germany now represents 27 international machine manufacturers today.

Tamarack integrates Lake Image’s Read & Print Technology to print variable information onto RFID Tags and Labels

Lake Image Systems Inc., a leading supplier of print quality inspection, variable data verification and integrity management solutions, announced that its award-winning Discovery Read&Print for RFID, has been fully integrated into Tamarack’s inline and offline RFID inlay production modules, used in Tamarack’s P500 and RFID Extreme products. During RFID Inlay insertion process, the integration ensures real-time, single pass RFID reading and encoding with inline inkjet label printing, tracking and camera verification for automated, high speed and high quality, multi-lane RFID tags and label production.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Indian Label Directory 2019 edition

Durst targets more converters with Tau 330 RSC E launch

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has launched the Tau 330 RSC E UV inkjet single-pass press that will bring affordable digital production to increasing numbers of converters. Specifically targeted at small and medium converters in the mid-tier market, the budget-priced new model – prices start from 350,000 will be field upgradable to the full Durst Tau RSC high-speed press at full 8 colours and 78 linear meters/min (245 ft./min).

Security Labels Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Sales and Forecast By 2025

Security labels are used to protect product or item from getting altered, unpacked, theft, and malicious modification. These security labels prevent confidential information from getting leaked. Security labels are witnessing high demand in manufacturing and beverage industry.

Baldwin Vision Systems to feature technology solutions for print quality perfection at PrintPack India 2019

Baldwin Vision Systems (BVS) will showcase the latest developments and new features for its growing portfolio of color management and defect detection technology at PrintPack India 2019, held February 1-6 at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, NCR Delhi. BVS will exhibit in Hall 14, Stand J39.

“We are introducing some exciting new innovations, along with powerful new features to our proven technology,” says Hemant Desai, Director for Baldwin Vision Systems – India. “Register Guidance with MultiCam TRIM is a highly economical, advanced color-to-color register and cutoff control for newspaper printers, based on the same technology as our performance-proven MultiCam.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Xeikon Café Europe announces 2019 program

Sweeping program featuring Exhibition, Conference and Academy promises actionable revenue-generating ideas and inspiration for packaging innovation 19 Dec 2018

Classic Colours offers waterless offset inks for virtually any offset application

Toray Graphics in the Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterless offset plate technology, today reported that UK-based Classic Colours, a manufacturer of offset inks, has transitioned virtually all of its ink production from conventional oil-based offset inks to more environmentally sound UV-curable waterless offset inks. The company occupies a 5,000 square foot facility operated by eight employees plus the management team. The company produces about 70 tons of ink annually.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Pulse Roll Label Products moves to multi-layer, multi-lingual self-adhesive labels,

Narrow web specialist Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd has switched from its existing 1 ply labelling for packaging of its inks, coatings and varnishes to using multi-layer, multi-lingual self-adhesive labels, printed with its own PurePeel UV flexo peel and read release varnish. In co-operation with leading self-adhesive label producer, Skanem Cardiff, the new labels have been designed and printed to incorporate H- (hazard) and P- (precautionary statements) phrases in English as well as 20 other languages. The new 3 ply peel and read labels provide 5 printable areas for information which means that Pulse Roll Label Products now requires just one label for all its product packaging requirements.

Converters Expo South returns to Charlotte

Hundreds of converters and packagers of paper, film and nonwovens will convene Feb. 5 at the Charlotte Convention Center for the second annual Converters Expo South. Attendees will have a chance to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging. The advance attendee registration rate of $65 expires Jan. 22, and then the rate goes up to $100.

Tetra Pak to offer new levels of customization and flexibility with digital printing technology from KBA

A first for the beverage carton industry, this investment taps the power of digital on-package printing to offer new possibilities for beverage brands, Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages, working in collaboration with Koenig & Bauer AG, a global leader in the field.

Portable, convenient packaging provides barrier integrity similar to standard blister solutions

Constantia Flexibles, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible packaging for market leaders in pharmaceuticals and consumer products, has introduced Flexible Blister, an aptly-named packaging solution designed with an emphasis on portability and customer convenience. Run on conventional strip packaging equipment, the new solution maintains similar barrier protections provided by traditional blister packaging, albeit with completely flexible film on both sides.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Label&Print 2019 welcomes the future of the print industry

Label&Print, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019, will offer visitors an exclusive look at the future of the industry, showcasing the very latest products, services and technologies available to the packaging community. From leading sellers and manufacturers of print and labelling equipment, through to designing, branding and finishing experts, it is the must attend event in any packaging professional’s calendar.

Only Three Months to PrintFair 2019 at Bengaluru

The commercial printing, package converting and digital sign show, is happening concurrently with PacPlus South from 10-13 April 2019 at BIEC, Bengaluru.

The Pentawards Conference unveils major names for ADF&PCD Shanghai 2019

Marie Dalgar, Yuesai, Pechoin, Marubi and Suntory are just some of the leading packaging designers and international brands taking to the stage at ADF&PCD Shanghai as part of its hotly anticipated Pentawards Conference.

The design-focused programme, will run throughout the two-day event, which takes place on the 27 & 28 March at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. The leading local and international speakers will draw on their own experiences and reveal the creative insights and design thinking that form the basis of their award winning work.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

UK’s largest packaging show welcomes global brands to seminar program

The UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019, will host an impressive two-day CPD accredited conference programme across five stages and will also feature experts from Britvic, L’Occitane and WRAP. Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland and Innocent Drinks are just some of the major names taking to the stage as part of Packaging Innovations, Label&Print and Empack 2019’s exclusive seminar programme.

Uflex sweeps away seven titles for Packaging Excellence at SIES SOP Star Awards 2018

Uflex was recognized with seven awards at the recently concluded SIES SOP Star Awards 2018 for packaging innovation and product development. In its endeavor to support and encourage the packaging sector, The SIES School of Packaging announced the awards for excellence in packaging with emphasis on Innovation, Creativity, Development and New Concepts.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Registration opens for Gulf Print & Pack 2019

Registration is now open for Gulf Print & Pack 2019, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector. Returning to the World Trade Centre in Dubai, many of the industry’s leading manufacturers and a number of first time exhibitors have already seized the opportunity to exhibit at the show.