PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019

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.

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.