ET Packaging Summit 2020

ET Packaging Summit 2020
September 17, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Finewebtech invests in Nilpeter FA-17 press, Socipack installs second Nilpeter 22” wide FA-Line

South Korean converter Finewebtech has seen a 20 percent increase in production capacity following the installation of its new Nilpeter FA-17 press. The company has already signed on for two additional Nilpeter presses to further expand and streamline the business. Finewebtech, founded in 1987 in the capital city of Seoul is an award-winning label and flexible packaging printer focusing primarily on cosmetics, household items, foods, and pharmaceuticals.

After a comprehensive market search, Finewebtech decided to invest in a Nilpeter FA-17 press in the second half of 2019, which has also marked the first new Nilpeter FA-line installation in the country.

‘The flexibility of the new FA press has cut our production times significantly,’ said Jang Tae-Soo, president and CEO of Finewebtech Label Solution System. ‘For example, having the option to add a rotary screen with its own dedicated UV lamp system, has cut down our preparation time by at least 20 percent and increased our production capacity by more than 20 percent. Our 9-color press is working as a 13-color press as we do not have to compromise print stations for a rotary screen. The ability to put most of the embellishment options in-line has given our production team the confidence to offer our customers shorter lead times.’

Monday, June 22, 2020

Packaging LIVE brings you the next webinar in its series on digital packaging


Over the years Digital Packaging formats have allowed Brand's to accelerate their activities, processes and competencies. Has Digital Packaging now come to the forefront, as businesses are affected by the Covid19 pandemic? Exploring the Digital Packaging advantage in the current scenario and what it holds for the future, Pack Plus is back with another power packed expert panel debating how Digital Packaging is creating brand new opportunities, in the 3rd edition of Packaging Live webinar series.

Join the Free-to-Attend Webinar on 24 June 2020, Wednesday at 11:00 am India to discuss Digital packaging creating brand new opportunities. Major topics to be discussed include:

  • Brand Owner Perspective of the Digital Packaging format for their products?
  • Is digital a game changer in the Covid Era and there after?
  • Global Innovations in Digital Packaging Formats.
Some of the renowned speakers include experts from Godrej Consumer Products, Mondelez International, Johnson & Johnson - Pharma (Janseen), Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Marico Limited, HP India, Huhtamaki, Weldon Celloplast & PwC:
  • Nitin Nair, Associate Vice President - Packaging Development, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
  • Yogesh Bambal, Senior Group Leader - Packaging Chocolate AMEA Region, Mondelez International
  • Himanshu Maloo, Director – Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson, Pharma (Janseen) India
  • Sridhar Janardhana, Head-Packaging (Domestic, International & Foods) Marico Limited
  • Achintya Lahiri, National Head-Packaging Development and Engineering, Hindustan Coca-cola Beverages
  • Meenakshi Sapru, Head Sales, Huhtamaki
  • Harveer Sahni, Chairman, Weldon Celloplast
  • Appadurai, Country Business Manager, HP Indigo Digital Press- India & Sri Lanka, HP India
  • Jayesh Pandey, Partner - Management Consulting, PwC India (Moderator)
Hurry! Register now for this free to attend webinar, limited seats:

Schreiner Protech develops protective, tamper-resistant and anti-counterfeiting labelling solutions for electric bike motors

The global e-bike industry is booming: Their number has nearly doubled in the last three years in Germany alone and, in North America, their popularity is surging especially in congestion-prone urban areas like New York and Los Angeles.

Schreiner ProTech, a Germany-based global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative functional labels with value-added benefits for the automotive and engineering-based industries, has developed three labeling solutions for German manufacturer Brose Antriebstechnik’s e-bike drive systems. The solutions protect electric components against weather and mechanical impact while incorporating tamper-evidence and anti-counterfeiting attributes.

Schreiner ProTech’s solution was developed for Brose, the world’s fourth-largest family-owned automotive supplier. In addition to electric motors, Brose manufactures mechatronic systems for vehicle doors and seats as well as electronics for steering systems, brakes, transmissions and engine cooling. The company has transferred this know-how to e-bikes and designed an innovative drive system for electric bicycles. Brose Antriebstechnik, a division of the Brose Group, has been producing e-bike drives in Berlin since 2014.  Brose Antriebstechnik applies the high quality standards of the automotive industry to e-bike drives, with systematic laboratory and extensive load tests to ensure the quality and durability of its products.

Bostik launches Born2Bond, a range of new engineering adhesives


A leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets Bostik “Born2Bond” - a new range of innovative engineering adhesives with, designed for ‘by-the-dot’ bonding applications in selected industries, such as automotive, electronics, luxury packaging, medical devices, and MRO.

Today, engineering adhesives are the primary solution for assembling smartphones, medical and electronic devices, electric vehicles and luxury packs. Engineers are facing critical challenges such as smaller and more complex designs, the need for more adaptable and faster curing process as well as more demanding environmental and health and safety regulations. Bostik’s new Born2Bond products are designed to address these challenges.

Packaging and labelling applications drive demand of Global Specialty Papers Market, finds Fact.MR

Worldwide demand for specialty papers surpassed 25,354 tons in 2018, with a veritable proliferation anticipated over the upcoming years. Lowering preference for plastics across diverse end-use verticals, ranging from packaging and labelling to pharmaceuticals, has induced a shift toward viable alternatives, such as specialty paper. These insights are according to the latest Fact.MR study, which positions the specialty papers market for a bullish run in the upcoming years.

Fact.MR study opines that sales of specialty papers are surging in the wake of associated beneficial attributes, ranging from enhanced strength to smoothness. Use of MFCs has witnessed a considerable uptick on the back of its high material strength, which has been identified as a pervasive trend gaining momentum in the global market space. Moreover, increasing sensitivity toward environmental sustainability is one of the overarching trends contributing to the growth of specialty papers market.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Herma US introduces self-adjusting system for high-precision top labeling


Herma Inc., the subsidiary of Herma GmbH – a Germany-based provider of labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace - has introduced a self-adjusting system for high-precision top labeling. Now available on the company’s premium 452E Top Labeler, the novel system automatically adjusts on-product label position to ensure tight tolerances, even with particularly challenging applications.

With an output of up to 250 products per minute, the aesthetics-minded 452E Top Labeler is ideally suited for applications in which final presentation and appearance is paramount. Herma is the first in the industry to introduce a self-adjusting system for tracking and automatically adjusting label position in this type of application. The flexible setup can also compensate for production tolerances of labels and product packaging.

The system works as follows: A camera first inspects the products after labeling, checking not only for the presence of the labels but also their positioning. The data collected regarding the label position is subsequently used for fully-automated adjustment of ensuing label applications.

The tracking system can intervene to make corrections in two ways: It achieves the adaptation in the run direction of the products by advancing or retarding the label start signal; in a lateral direction, it can readjust the two side belts that guide products using a linear servo motor. This system enables the labeling machine to apply round or rectangular labels to product surfaces, while keeping labeling tolerances at a very low level.

EBM’s to present its maiden “Pharma GMP, GCP & Quality Management 2020” at Hotel Westin, Mumbai


Eminence Business Media is all set to proudly present its “Pharma GMP, GCP & Quality Management 2020” scheduled for September 24th-25th, 2020 at Hotel Westin Mumbai Garden City. The summit is aimed to bring together the senior practitioners across the pharmaceutical industry to discover the best strategies and approaches in order to remain competitive while meeting the industry’s ever-evolving quality standards. For this constantly evolving business turf, this Summit addresses the need to be currently relevant and find opportunities of growth in aspects of Quality Management, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Clinical Practices, as well as Risk &Regulatory Affairs.

The regulators and pharma experts will share their insights and convey recent innovations in pharmaceutical sciences, manufacturing, quality control aspects with strong emphasis on originality and scientific quality, ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Positive ID Labels moves into Dry Toner Printing complementing their Digital UV Inkjet, water-based and UV Flexo


Positive ID Labels have announced the addition of a new press to their growing facility in Melbourne, Derbyshire. This latest investment is the Xeikon 3030 dry-toner print engine with inline GM finishing unit. This investment opens a new channel of label print options to their 5000+ customers. This investment means the company now offers 4 print technologies for customers. Positive ID Labels manufacture labels using flexographic and digital print technologies. They operate seven flexo presses, three plain label converters, and 2 digital presses. Their flagship flexo press is an 8-colour MPS EB370B. Their digital offering now includes the 5 colour Xeikon 3030 dry-toner press. This complements their established Jetrion 4900 with laser die cutting capability.

The company is well-positioned to serve a range of market sectors and customers. This is thanks to the wide range of press technologies it has to hand - whether short or long run too. Sectors the company focuses on include food, beverage, cosmetics, chemical and hygiene. The company caters to any order size, thanks to the range of equipment available to them. Inkjet and toner technologies have been in use in offices for decades now. These print methods are now available in industrial label production.

EBM’s Webinar on “Advanced Pharma Tech: IT & CSV” on June 25th & 26th, 2020


The current pandemic situation has revolutionised adaption of technology at an unprecedented rate. Looking at the current scenario amidst Covid 19 lockdown and social distancing norms, Eminence Business Media is all set to present a Webinar on “Advanced Pharma Tech: IT & CSV” on June 25th & 26th, 2020 instead of a normal conference. With this webinar, focussing specifically on practical challenges and solutions on adaptability of IT and CSV, will be an opportunity to step up and take action in adapting the technology in our daily tasks. Over the interactive sessions, experts from India and across the globe will discuss the new normal and how pharma companies can maximize strategic adoption of technology that optimizes value chains and increases operational efficiency.

This 2-day knowledge exchange forum will address the Regulatory Expectations and the Changing Application of IT; CSV to CSA: A Paradigm Shift in Computerized Systems’ Approaches; IT - OT Integration; Regulatory Compliance meets Agile: A new approach for Software Testing best practices for Pharma Computerised Systems Validation and much more. This is the Best Opportunity for CTO/CIO/Head IT, Tech Transfer, Directors, Managers, and Personnel working in the CSV, QA, Data Integrity, Validation and IT units in pharmaceutical plants to arrive at the biggest virtual consortium that will discuss Organisational Culture Change and adapting to changing IT dynamics and analysing SoP’s in current pandemic situation.

Cosmo Films reports profit of Rs 113 crore for FY20 - An increase by 55%


Cosmo Films Ltd, a global leader in films for packaging, labeling & lamination applications and synthetic paper declared that the company’s consolidated profit after tax increased by 85% from Rs 61 crores to Rs 113 crores for FY20. Net revenue has also increased from Rs 2,156 crores to Rs 2,203 crores for FY20. During the period EBITDA has increased by 55% to Rs 280 crores. For Q4FY20 company has reported standalone profit after tax of Rs 29 crore, PAT was Rs 28.63 crore during the same quarter in FY19.   

The company has posted Rs.78 crores EBITDA during Q4 FY20 (34% higher on YOY). Better operational margins, better operational efficiencies and improved performance by subsidiaries contributed to higher EBIDTA. Provisioning towards one-time impairment in market value of assets in overseas subsidiaries impacted the PBT and PAT. PAT was further impacted due to higher deferred tax provisioning on temporary timing differences relating to the SEZ unit.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Labelexpo Global Series announces date changes for 2020/21 shows

Tarsus Group, the organizer of the Labelexpo/Brand Print Global Series of trade shows, has confirmed date changes to several of its 2020/21 events, taking place in India, Mexico, Thailand and the US, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. The New Dates are as follows:

Labelexpo Americas/Brand Print Americas: 23 - 25 March 2021 in Rosemont, US
Labelexpo Southeast Asia: 12 - 14 May 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand
Labelexpo India/Brand Print India: 2 - 5 December 2020 in Greater Noida, India
Labelexpo Mexico/Brand Print Mexico: Early 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Meanwhile Labelexpo South China/Brand Print South China will go ahead as currently planned in 2020, between 8 - 10 December.

UK printer Delga Group launches Delga Labels


The Delga Group are excited to announce a new business enterprise which will join the current group of print and packaging companies. Delga Labels will launch this May and will be based at the Rochester location alongside Delga Press.

Using the widely respected HP Indigo 6900, Delga Labels will be able to produce a vast range of high quality, bespoke labels for its significant customer base. This will provide a valuable additional resource to the print and packaging group, which has already seen a rise in demand with current customers for the new complementary business.

Rise in alcohol prices creates financial impact for packaging companies

For flexographic companies using solvent-based platemaking processes, the sharp rise in alcohol prices we are seeing in several EU countries increases the cost of flexographic plates by as much as 3 EUR per square meter. To get to this number, we did the following calculations:

• In several European markets, the cost of alcohol has doubled, from 1 to 2 EUR per litre.
• It typically requires 15 litres of washout solvent per square meter of plate.
• 20% of that 15 litres is typically alcohol used to remove the black mask layer, meaning an average consumption of 3 litres of alcohol per square meter of plate material.
• The result is an increase in cost of 3 EUR per square meter of plate material in the solvent wash process.

Dr. Reinhard A. Ulbrich dies at 89


Dr. Reinhard Ulbrich, the former Business Director of DuPont’s Cyrel flexo printing plates division in Europe passed away. He was 89. Widely known throughout the printing and packaging industry around the world and played a major role in the development of flexo printing from being almost a cottage industry to the high precision printing technique it is today, Dr. Ulbrich is still regarded as the “King of European Flexo”.

Joining DuPont in the Mylar film division in Switzerland in the early 1960’s, Reinhard progressed up the corporate ladder, moving to Düsseldorf in 1969 as the manager for films in Germany. A short spell at DuPont’s US corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, he returned to the Photo Products department in Frankfurt, Germany and eventually took on the role of Business Manager for the Cyrel business in 1982.