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.

Bioplastics Packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Sales and Forecast By 2020

Research Report Insights (RRI) has recently published, “Bioplastics Packaging Market by 2020.” According to report the global bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages was valued at US$ 3,191.3 Mn in 2013 and projected to grow at a CAGR of 36.8% through 2014 to 2020 to reach an estimated value of USD 28,503.6 Mn in 2020.

Jet Label & Packaging invests in one-pass RFID Insertion

Jet Label & Packaging, Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, has installed a single-pass RFID inserting system involving an existing Mark Andy flexographic press and an RFID application unit from Tamarack.  

Engineers from Mark Andy retrofitted an existing press at Jet Label’s manufacturing facility to allow room for the Tamarack components. The resulting single-pass RFID insertion sees label stock briefly opened for RFID inlay, then relaminated via finishing operations. The new system then verifies RFID function with a reader system after die-cutting.

EyeC presents its print inspection solutions for pharmaceutical packaging at Pharmapack 2019

From February 6th to 7th, EyeC GmbH will present at Pharmapack in Paris its newest artwork and print inspection systems. Pharmaceutical companies and pharmaceutical printers will have the possibility to see EyeC’s user-friendly systems in action and discover how their implementation increases the security and efficiency of the quality control processes.

Monday, January 7, 2019

CCL Industries announces bolt-on acquisition for Avery

CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, announced that it has acquired a UK direct-to-consumer online digital business for its Avery business. Easy2Name Limited (“E2N”) is a privately owned company based near Newbury in the UK. 

Dupont Teijin Films introduce polyester films range with up to 50% post consumer recycled rPET content

DuPont Teijin Films announced the launch of its new Mylar Harvest Fresh rPET range of heat sealable polyester films with up to 50% post-consumer recycled rPET content. As the world's largest supplier of "top seal" polyester lidding films, DuPont Teijin Films combines the unique heat seal properties of the Mylar Harvest Fresh range of films with base film made from food contact approved rPET polymer.

Packaging material a key issue for the climate

Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 per cent. For people who influence the choice of packaging material, this single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager or designer’s entire professional career. That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Iggesund Paperboard. The starting point was to study some of the commonest packaging types and compare the differences in climate impact depending on the choice of packaging material.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Did you advertise in the Indian Label Directory? Do it now or wait for till 2020

The growth in the Label industry globally has been phenomenal in the last decade. Not only is the success rate very high across the globe but the pressure sensitive adhesive labels industry is growing at a steady and rapid pace in India. The changing scenario in the Indian label industry has made many printing companies to jump onto the bandwagon and plan their future in this fastest growing industry. With a lot new entrants moving into the industry setting up shops and established label industry guys adding on to their facility, it was time for us to refresh our data and come out with a new edition of our directory.

After the stupendous success of the earlier five editions of the Indian Label Directory, Eon Infomedia, the publishers of Labels India - India’s pioneer magazine for the labels, packaging and the converting industry is pleased to bring to you the Fourth edition of the directory. 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.

Focused on the region’s strong and fast growing market, the latest edition to the Indian Labels Directory portfolio will be a ready reckoner to the market for this industry. A bible for the Label industry, the Indian Label Directory is a one-stop reference manual, giving one instant access to information on press / ancillary equipment manufacturers, materials and services suppliers and label printers in an easy to use “handy” format. It will list and evaluate 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 suppliers to be listed in a directory targeted exclusively to their customers as the directory will offer an in-depth look at prominent suppliers to the narrow web industry.

As the Indian Label Directory has firmly become a standard reference tool for business, it's time to take a good, hard look and decide on advertising in the directory that offers a fast track to success. A bible for the Indian Label industry, already Mark Andy / Flexo Image Graphics, Taiyo, Standard Printers Providers, SMI Coated Products, Kohli Graphic Systems, Convertech, Kaygee Loparex, Nippon Color, Domino Printech, Reprographics, Inkstream, Messe Dusseldorf Asia and others have confirmed their pages in the directory. Moreover, the directory has a shelf life of TWO years and will be circulated at all the major industry trade fairs and events, apart from promoting the same through our own magazine.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Mohan Das & Team Labels India wishes you a Very Happy 2019

Only a month left for the curtain to rise at PrintPack India 2019

The count down for PrintPack India 2019 is fast zeroing in. Only a month is left for the curtain to rise. IPAMA gratefully acknowledges Industry’s overwhelming response, as the exhibition space earmarked for the exhibition has been completely sold out two months before the show. This year’s PrintPack India will 47% bigger than the last edition, Net 24,500 Sq. mtr has already booked by 505 participants. Major players have already confirmed their participation and started their planning to take the maximum advantage of this Mega Event.

As the outcome of exhibition depends mainly on visitors, we at Ipama are expecting a massive footfall of visitors in PrintPack India 2019 and are taking every possible step to it being ensured. Arrangements are being made with sister associations like Association of Label Printers & Suppliers, Screen Printers Association of India, Indian Paper Corrugated & Packaging Machinery Mfg. Association, Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers, All India Federation of Masters’ Printers and other Allied Association to mobilize visitors and encourage delegations to visit PRINTPACK INDIA 2019. IPAMA has also inked MoUs with overseas associations in China, Egypt, Nigeria, Italy, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and other neighboring countries for mobilizing visitors from overseas. In the last five months, IPAMA had participated in more than 75 Indian and foreign exhibitions & conferences for promotion of the event.

Apart from Nepal, Indore and also at Pollachi, more promotional meets are being organised in different cities in coming months with the support of local associations and the institutions related to the Graphic Arts Industry.

For the convenience of visitors, elaborate arrangements have been made for on-line registration with a simple online form to register themselves. In the entire process of registration, it takes maximum 2-3 minutes. After registration, the visitors can keep print-out of the registration slip along with the ID proof for directly entering in the exhibition halls. Onsite counters will also available for onsite registration for those visitors who don’t mind paying 100 bucks for entry and wait in queue.

For making the event more purposeful and worthier, Seminars and Workshops are planned for 2nd and 3rd February 2019 along with Aptech and AIPIMA. World renowned Speakers are being roped in as guest speakers. The mega exposition, PrintPack India 2019, literally, is going to be all excitement. Be there to see it! To believe it!

Uflex presents “The Next Big Thing” in Pharma Packaging

Primary Packaging plays an important role in the pharma industry, where its purpose ranges beyond providing barrier protection to creating unique brand identity, brand protection and patient communication. The global pharma packaging industry is booming with modernization, courtesy several drivers in the technology innovation segment, with India being the hub of Pharma.

At the recently held CPHI India in Greater Noida, a gathering of Pharma manufacturers and professionals from across the world, Indian flexible packaging giant Uflex steered the path of innovation by unveiling a portfolio of its latest products in pharma packaging- Fast Tear Strip Foil, PET based Cold Form Blister, Child Resistant & Senior Friendly Foil and Branding Solutions- for pharmaceutical companies.

Cosmo Films launches Sterilizable Conduction Sealing Film

Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper recently launched sterilisable conduction sealing film for wad and lidding applications for PP and PE containers. This film can withstand high temperatures* during sterilization process, which is used to increase the shelf-life of the product.