Shift_019

PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019

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: https://www.printinnovationasia.com/shift019

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.