ET Packaging Summit 2020

ET Packaging Summit 2020
September 17, 2020

Friday, September 27, 2019

Xeikon shows new ‘smart label’ solution at Labelexpo 2019

Showcasing at Labelexpo 2019, Xeikon is presenting its latest advancements in labeling technology, a new ‘smart label’ solution developed and created in partnership with UPM Raflatac and Magic Add. Demonstrations are being held on both Xeikon and UPM Raflatac’s stands at the show. The cloud-based application enables track and trace capability for labels; it is designed to help brand owners wanting to bring labels and packaging online, they are now better able to measure the success of their campaigns or to control the supply chain. All of Xeikon’s solutions are developed with value as a top priority. This solution is designed to achieve consumer trust and confidence in the brands, and bring added value to the end user.

Chinese label press manufacturer Wanjie sells WJPS press at Labelexpo Europe 2019


Chinese label press manufacturer Wanjie has confirmed the sale of a second printing press to Coreti, a self-adhesive converter in Spain. The machine is currently on show at Labelexpo Europe and will be shipped after event. Wanjie WJPS-350D/450 is a semi-rotary offset press that features multiple color units followed by flexo varnish and die-cutting units. It also offers the flexibility for further expansion with rotary hot foil stamping, silkscreen, and embossing. The press features an auto lubricating system and optimized ink feeding with 18 ink transfer rollers, four water transfer rollers and four bridge rollers.

‘Our first Wanjie printing machine performs very well and the feedback is amazing. It’s the professional technology, excellent productivity and perfect supporting services that make us choose our second Wanjie press,’ said Luis Fernandez Vilela, general manager of Coreti, one of the largest self-adhesive label converters in Spain.

Established in 1999, Wanjie is one of the earliest Chinese enterprises specializing in the development, production and sales of label printing presses. In 2011, the company started to explore international markets and built its first overseas branch three years later. Wanjie currently employs over 20 R&D staff with a plan to launch up to two new products each year. According to the company, more than 60 percent of its orders are placed from overseas market including Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia.

Wanjie is represented by Morsef Machines in India.

Mouvent showcases two pioneering digital label printers at Labelexpo 2019


Bobst announced the world premiere of its latest innovation - a hybrid label press, which provides the best possible combination of digital and DigiFlexo printing in a single press. The Master DM5 - which has “Mouvent Ink-Jet Digital Technology Inside” - is associated with total flexibility for high added value labels, with extremely short job setup and fast return on investment. It is the most digitally automated press in the label market, with the highest print quality and productivity.

Avery Dennison introduces new label adhesive technology for stronger hold on rough surfaces

Avery Dennison introduced their new Surfas Technology at Labelexpo Europe. This patent-pending adhesive technology increases surface contact for better initial tack to create a stronger hold on rough finishes, like corrugated boxes. Surfas Technology, a perfect solution for e-commerce and logistics labeling needs, offers a sustainable edge and will be available at the same price as conventional labeling solutions for corrugated board.

The newest in a long history of Avery Dennison adhesive technology innovations, Surfas reduces the risk of curled or failed logistics labels to ensure on-time and accurate shipping. Corrugated cardboard can be a challenge for label adhesion, according to Eric Ide, senior product manager, Label and Packaging Materials Europe. Irregular surfaces require a more rigorous label adhesive that can bond to a wider variety of finishes. Surfas Technology is developed for ultimate strength and bond when labeling rough substrates. In addition to streamlining operations, increasing reliability and improving accuracy, the new adhesive coating technology offers sustainability advantages by using significantly less oil per square meter of material.

Xeikon, UPM Raflatac, and Magic Add announce digital printing integration for smart labels

UPM Raflatac's intelligent label solution, RafMore by UPM Raflatac, is now available faster and more securely than ever thanks to a groundbreaking integration between Xeikon's digital printing presses and Magic Add's Internet of Packaging platform.

Magic Add’s IoP platform, which powers UPM Raflatac’s RafMore smart labels, can now send unique IDs to Xeikon digital printers directly from the cloud. Xeikon can automatically and securely print RafMore smart labels with unique digital identities in the form of any standard, machine-readable code with shorter turnarounds and in greater quantities than ever possible before.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

EyeC offers automated pre-press inspection within the Hybrid Software workflow

Nowadays, to ensure job accuracy especially for pharmaceutical products, pre-press studios have to perform quality controls. To streamline inspection processes, EyeC and Hybrid Software have recently launched the EyeC Driver, a new application that integrates EyeC’s state-of-the-art PDF proofing technology - the EyeC Proofiler Graphic - into Hybrid Software's CloudFlow.

With the EyeC Driver, pre-press studios reduce the time, effort and money spent on quality controls. The integration triggers inspection procedures within the CloudFlow automatically, retrieving job data, files and inspection parameters from the workflow system. Pre-press files are inspected and released automatically if they match the approved artwork. Pre-press operators only have to intervene when deviations are detected. A task appears in their workspace that opens the EyeC Proofiler Graphic for an easy review of discrepancies.

Guru Labels in Australia drives forward into new creative markets with 2nd Xeikon 3300 digital label press

Guru Labels in Australia has installed a second Xeikon 3300 digital label press with inline finishing to further expand its capabilities and drive new business plans. Based in Lisarow, a developing suburb of the Central Coastal region of New South Wales located 90 km from Sydney, the company provides labels of all different types, shapes and sizes to multiple sectors across the whole of Australia. Established in 2001, the family owned business is now regarded as a Xeikon house and one of the most dynamic digital label printers in Australia. Guru Labels has recently purchased and refurbished a 36,000 sq. ft print factory, gaining four times more space and the opportunity to design a purpose-built manufacturing plant with a full IT team on site.

Tresu announces sale of multiple-unit Flexo Innovator press to the lottery sector

Tresu announces the sale of a multiple unit Flexo Innovator flexo press to an international printer of lottery game cards. Lottery and games card printers have to meet a wide variety of regulations and print requirements for the growing number of games types around the world. Flexibility and versatility are major factors in this specialist application with widely varying run lengths, numbers of colours, coatings and finishing techniques needed in various combinations.

With its modular design, the Tresu Flexo Innovator handles water-based and UV inks, and may include variable printing and station-to-station drying systems, along with a range of finishing operations, in a single pass. Automated ink supply systems with sealed chamber doctor blades featuring TRESU’s pressure-control technology reduce waste and setup times, while ensuring print quality at speeds of up to 800m/min.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Labels India celebrates its landmark 100th Edition with the 40th anniversary of Labelexpo Europe 2019


As the doors to the landmark show till date - the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 opens its doors in Brussels, LABELS INDIA - India's pioneer magazine dedicated to labels, package packaging and converting industry is celebrating its landmark 100th Edition. The bi-monthly magazine that started way back in February 2003 at Print Pack India show in Mumbai has grown to a 100 issues strong today.

The door to Labelexpo Europe 2019 - the largest show to date opens

The doors to the landmark show till date - the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 has opened its doors in Brussels. With over 600 exhibitors taking part in the biggest label and package printing event in the world between 24-27 September, this edition of the show is set to be its largest to date.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Celebrating 42 years of waterless offset printing

As Labelexpo celebrates its 40th anniversary, we at Toray are also taking the opportunity to celebrate 42 years of waterless offset printing, sharing the story of how and why waterless offset printing came to be as well as where we see it going in the future.

After about five years of R&D, waterless offset printing was first introduced to the market at drupa 1977 and commercialized by Toray in 1978. The first waterless offset plates were TAP-type positive plates. Because the first plate was based on a positive working format, where about 95% of production is positive-working, the product was first marketed in Japan. Press, ink, and paper manufacturers collaborated with Toray to support the product, and the initial market acceptance there was very good.

Foil Customisation on Demand: Peleman enters the Label Printing and Packaging Industry


The perfect prototyping and proofing equipment, Peleman’s Flat Bed Foil Printer has been developed to allow users to create impressive designs, starting from a single piece, thereby maximising time and cost efficiencies. Making its debut in the label printing and packaging industry, Peleman will present its popular digital foil printer at the upcoming Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, Belgium in September.

Shilp Gravures expands its footprint in Eastern India : Acquires Kolkata-based Etone India

In a move to expand its presence in Eastern India with a larger footprint, Shilp Gravures has acquired 100% shares in Etone India, based in Kolkata. With this it has become a wholly subsidiary of Shilp Gravures from August 2019. With this acquisition, Shilp Gravures not only has been able to expand its geographical reach to the eastern part of India with added production facilities, but has become the second roller manufacturing facility in India apart from having pre-press and sales offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

Cosmo Films adds new products to the Synthetic Paper portfolio


Cosmo Films, a global leader in speciality films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper has recently added two new products to its synthetic paper portfolio. One of the products is a digitally printable synthetic paper and other one is a high tear resistant synthetic paper.

The product launched for commercial digital printing can print with both powder toner based laser printers as well as liquid toner based printers. Laser printing is a newly introduced feature for the digital product and has been added keeping the huge potential of photo-album & coffee table book printing segment in mind. It is printable with almost any production printer-HP Indigo, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Canon to name a few. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Eminence Business Media’s maiden Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” – A big hit..


Eminence Business Media’s “Pharma Brand Protection & Packaging 2019” concluded on August 29th  & 30th , 2019 at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai.The theme of the summit was “Trends that have revolutionized the Pharma Packaging World”.The event was an outstanding success with 150+ delegates attending the conference with Karomi Technologies, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd, Condot Systems, Original 4 Sure, Great Four Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bobst India, Novel Automation Ltd., Bullion Flexipack Pvt. Ltd, Pharma Secure, Aptar Pharma, Nipro Pharma Packaging, Systech International, Immer Group, Sun Packaging, Nuplas Industries, Pharma Mantra, GS1 India, PCRI & ASPA partnering the event.