PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Infinite Opportunities for Labels and Beyond with HP at Labelexpo 2019

At Labelexpo 2019 Brussels, HP Indigo, the world leader in digital labels and packaging, will showcase a portfolio of digital presses along with a full partner ecosystem created to support profitable growth and new business opportunities for labels and packaging converters. HP will be center stage at the largest label event in the world in the Hall 5 Patio (Stand 5C200), September 24-27 in Brussels. In live demonstrations for visitors, HP’s market-leading solutions will print new, high-value growth applications to diversify business, including pharma, brand protection, food packaging, and IML labels, in addition to sustainable digital flexible packaging and shrink sleeves.

The HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press, the most productive narrow-web press printing at 262 ft (80 m) per minute will run in line with ABG’s Fast Track die cutter. The HP Indigo 6900, the latest addition to the world’s best-selling digital solution with over 1500 installations, will also run in live demos.

The HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press, the world’s best-selling digital printing technology, will be shown along with a world of profitable applications including brand protection, digital embellishments and VDP. The many samples on display will highlight the outstanding versatility of the presses and how thousands of customers are leveraging HP Indigo LEP technology to grow and innovate.

Protective Packaging Market Is Estimated to Reach US$37.5 Bn by 2026

Packaging and protective packaging is intended to protect goods from loss, damage, and theft during transport, distribution, and storage. Process includes containers or wrapping that hold several items together, which provide a stable platform for transport. Used in across various areas of the supply chain, such as at the assembly line, transportation, warehouses, and order picking to withstand different static and dynamic forces. It also gives protection from climatic conditions, such as solar radiation, temperature, humidity, and precipitation.

The global packaging and protective packaging market is segmented based on by material, by type, by application, and by region. By material segment is classified as Foam plastic, Paper, Paperboard. Types of protective packaging are Flexible, Rigid, and foam. Application is divided into food & Beverage, consumers, electronics. Region wise the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America.

New functions on Gallus Labelmaster boost productivity in conventional label printing


Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, will be focusing on the digitization of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which is taking place on September 24 – 27 in Brussels. Under its motto for the event – “Powered by Your Trust” – the Heidelberg/Gallus team will be exhibiting a wide range of label printing presses equipped with new functions that enable customers to benefit from higher quality standards in digital embellishment, produce variable print applications, and improve productivity in conventional label production. In addition to the premiere of the new Digital Printbar – a digital embellishing unit designed specifically for opaque white – the showcase in Brussels will also include live demonstrations of a new quick-change die-cut unit on the Gallus Labelmaster Advanced. Further highlights on the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing press will include fully variable data printing (fVDP for short) and the Digital Embellishment Unit. Gallus will be exhibiting at Stand B28/C31 in Hall 5.

AWT Launches “Terrene” Portfolio of Sustainable Label and Packaging Materials


AWT Labels & Packaging, Inc. (AWT) has unveiled a robust selection of sustainable label and packaging materials designed to meet the increasing call for ‘earth-friendly’ packaging options by AWT customers and consumers. AWT’s ‘Terrene’ portfolio of materials provide a host of sustainable options which are recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, depending on the labeling or packaging goals of AWT clients. The launch comes after extensive research into sustainable material options which will perform in the marketplace and deliver on sustainability promises.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Labelexpo Europe 2019 has a dedicated flexible packaging arena


Seen for the very first time at the Labelexpo Europe show, slated from 24 to 27 September 2019, has announced a dedicated, flexible packaging arena to showcase conventional and digital converting of stand-up pouches, along with the current trends pertaining to short-run value-added flexible packaging on mid-web inline presses. The Flexible Packaging Arena will showcase both conventional and digital converting of stand-up pouches to GMP quality assurance standards, along with information on the opportunities currently offered by short run value added flexible packaging on mid-web in-line presses.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Reflex Label Plus: Production Numbers Are Absolutely Fantastic

Last March, Reflex Label Plus acquired a 14-colour FA flexo press from Nilpeter, for its Keighley site in England, to meet customer demands for unique designs, high quality and embellishments, and to achieve ambitious business expansion goals. We checked back a year on from installation to see if their initial goals have been met, hear what feedback they have received, and learn about their plans and expectations for the near future, in this Q&A with Shaun Hanson, Operations Manager, Reflex Label Plus.

Q: Let’s start from the beginning – what were your thoughts and ambitions prior to acquiring the FA?
A: “Well, as you know, we deal in wine and spirits, beers, cosmetics – label jobs that require high-end printing capabilities, lots of embellishments, textured varnishes, foiling etc. With that in mind, and in order to meet our expansion goals, we came to the conclusion that we needed to invest in new, state-of-the-art equipment. After a full evaluation process including our own in-house experiences, we decided that Nilpeter’s new FA was the way to go.”

Cosmo Films to showcase latest in labeling materials at Labelexpo 2019

Cosmo Films, a global leader in films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper would be showcasing films reflecting latest in labeling technology at the upcoming Labelexpo scheduled to take place from 24th-27th of September 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The new labeling products to be displayed have been designed keeping the latest trends such as sustainability, transparency, premium finish substrates and personalization in mind. Here is the list of products.

Films for Repositionable & Removable label applications
These are polypropylene based both side coated P.S labelstock films which offer excellent print receptivity with diverse ink systems. The films do not leave stains on the container if the labels need to be removed or repositioned. Designed in sync with sustainability initiatives, these down gauged films are available across all appearance varieties.

Pamex 2020 starts its International Outreach programme - reaches Nepal

With less than 6 months to go, the marketing campaign for Pamex 2020 is going on in full swing. A Print Yatra is being finalized to promote the event domestically. This yatra will cover several states in the country especially in the tier 2 and 3 towns with an objective to understand the printers’ needs and also to promote Pamex 2020.

For Pamex 2020, AIFMP has decided to conduct an International Outreach programme. With the help of the relevant associations, AIFMP is planning to hold a one-day conference and a table-top exhibition in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal to promote Pamex 2020.  “With International Media Week being a huge success, we thought this time, it would be best to visit our neighbouring countries and make our presence known there.” said Prof. Kamal Chopra, Chairman of Pamex. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

(ASPA) all set to launch a new fight against counterfeiting in India

Authentication solutions integrated with digital technologies can help in India’s fight against counterfeiting and assure better consumer protection and public welfare. New technology authentication, track and trace and tamper evident solutions are key to curbing huge economic losses that the government and brands face on account of illicit markets.

Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) and CSIR – NIIST (National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India) have agreed to join hands after signing a MoU for knowledge sharing, research and development of new generation Physical and Digital Authentication Solutions to support Make in India program and strengthening India’s position as a global leader in fight against counterfeit goods and products. Pooling in their resources together both these pioneering organizations can progress rapidly on India’s fight against counterfeiting. The decision was taken in the recently concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ASPA.

Avery Dennison is making a material difference @ Labelexpo Europe 2019

Avery Dennison invites you to join them in Making A Material Difference at Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels, 24-27 September, 2019. To celebrate the 40th year of Labels and Labelling, Avery Dennison is creating their biggest ever trade show presence at the Labelexpo event. Under the theme “Making a Material Difference”, the Avery Dennison team of experts will demonstrate a range of newly launched and significant innovations across four key areas of focus, including sustainable materials and intelligent labels, to name two.

New product innovations include:
rPE - the industry’s first-ever facestock made from recycled polyethylene, launched in Europe in May.
rPET - a liner with more than 30% recycled PET bottle content, shortlisted for this year’s Label Industry Global Awards 2019, Environmental and Sustainability Award.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Eminence Business Media organizes its maiden “Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” on August 29th - 30th, 2019 at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai

Packaging is no longer a reference to a box or a carton, but rather to a coordinated system of preparing goods for safe, cost-effective, and efficient movement throughout the whole supply chain that eventually leads to maximizing consumer value, sales, and hence profits. The ever-evolving global pharmaceutical packaging industry holds a market size of around $95 - $97 billion. This market is expected to witness a notable growth with a healthy CAGR of 6% to 7% in the coming years, owing to the increased R&D, new innovations in packaging materials, growth in generic market & rise in the trend of contract packaging. The brand matters and the companies need to protect it. They have worked hard to build the customers trust and loyalty. This industry is in a constant battle against counterfeiting & is thriving hard towards its Brand Protection.

Kodak Flexcel Solutions invite pre-press specialists, printers and brands to join them in Transforming Flexo Together

This September in Brussels, Miraclon – the new home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions – is ready to welcome visitors for the first time as an independent company at a major international trade fair. At Booth 4B61, designed to reflect the company’s innovative vitality and new-found agility, the Miraclon team will demonstrate their commitment to driving the transformation of flexographic printing forward with continued innovation and collaboration.

The official European launch of the Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution will provide plate makers with another way of producing a high-performance Kodak Flexcel NX Plate. Delivering the same on-press benefits as the flagship Kodak Flexcel NXH Plate, the ground-breaking Flexcel NX Ultra Solution offers solvent-free, VOC-free, water-based processing that allows printers to create a press-ready plate in less than an hour. Enabled by patented Kodak Ultra Clean technology, developed by the Miraclon team, the Flexcel NX Ultra Solution is the first aqueous solution that provides consistent, high-performing flexo plates in a high volume, low maintenance environment.

Heidelberg/Gallus focuses on Digitization of Label Production: Digital Printbar for a new dimension in digital embellishment

Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, will be focusing on the digitization of label production at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe 2019, which is taking place on September 24 – 27 in Brussels. Under its motto for the event – “Powered by Your Trust” – the Heidelberg/Gallus team will be exhibiting a wide range of label printing presses equipped with new functions that enable customers to benefit from higher quality standards in digital embellishment, produce variable print applications, and improve productivity in conventional label production. In addition to the premiere of the new Digital Printbar – a digital embellishing unit designed specifically for opaque white – the showcase in Brussels will also include live demonstrations of a new quick-change die-cut unit on the Gallus Labelmaster Advanced. Further highlights on the Gallus Labelfire digital label printing press will include fully variable data printing (fVDP for short) and the Digital Embellishment Unit. Gallus will be exhibiting at Stand B28/C31 in Hall 5.

Cypress Multigraphics selects Mark Andy as Digital Partner

One of the most influential label companies in North America has realized success with a Mark Andy Digital Series HD. Cypress Multigraphics, located in Tinley Park, Illinois purchased the solution in the summer of 2018 and took delivery in late September, directly following Labelexpo Americas.

As an early adopter of the Digital Series HD production class inkjet press, Cypress Multigraphics had kept a keen eye on the industry and where technology was evolving before investing in their first non-acquired digital asset. Brad Weber, President/Owner, Cypress Multigraphics, provides “We’ve been watching the digital market develop over the last 10 years and up until recently, we felt the process was treated like an afterthought. Like a copier tucked away in the back of the pressroom that required additional production steps. It went against the grain of everything we believed in from our flexo upbringing.”