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Kolia Corporation Select Automatic Mango Harvesting, Packaging SOPs Folder Gluer Production Line

Kolia Corporation Select Zhejiang New Luolan Machinery 1200 Ac Automatic Folder Gluer Production Line. AC Series folding gluing machine, adapt electrical plate adjustment,PLC and imported electrical components,feeding section adopts independent electrical control,operation on rail with stable performance and easy to control and opreate. This machine is specilized for cardboard and corrugated cartons, its correction function make corrugated cartons perfectly meeting the requirments of packaing industry. Equipped with air suction function, Multi-stage rail to ensure the verticality of pressing board. To ensure that the paper feeding is not skewed, the unique structure keeps more simple and convenient adjustment of pressing board. Push structure make supporting cardboard adjustment more convenient and stable. Aligner section adopts independent motor drive, equipped with automatic correction device to correct the obliquity and ensure the correct feeding

Ahmad lace work purchase Single Screen Printing Machine

Ahmad Lace Work provides products and services for Labels Woven in Karachi select Gold Fai Machinery GF-3110 single color high speed mini screen printing machine. GF-3100 series is a simplified screen printing machine product integrated with advanced mechanical, electrical and pneumatic technologies. The concept of this product is simple and practical, as a result, leading to economical production cost, with high efficiency output This series of screen printing machine features: High production speed, Compact machine dimension, space efficient, Labour and material saving with simple operation and shortset up time, Equipped with photocellsensor tracking system, ready for "Re-Print" on multi colors, Able to print multiple tapes simultaneously which will increase productivity, Able to print on dark colour material tapes with sharp,solid and discrete effects on the images, Strong concealment effect and colourfastness, Colors combination to be choosen from 2~8 colors, Suitable to print with all kinds of roll form material, including all fabrics and paper.

Yasir Brothers, Lahore invest in new Botheven CS-2012

Yasir Brotehrs (Pvt) Ltd invest in Botheven CS-2012 fully automatic woven bag conversation line through K Group of Companies their agent in Pakistan. Botheven machinery is specialized in manufacturing PP Woven Bag Whole Plant Machines. This machine offers equipped two servo motors, 90 bag transfer gripper, Display screen operation interface, high product output (32-45 Bag/min) and custom made designs are available. The major Specification of CS-2012 is diameter of Unwinding Cloth 1400 mm Maximum Applicable, Width of Unwinding Cloth 300-850 mm Applicable, Cutting Length 500-1400 mm Adjustable, Sewing Unit New Long DKN- 3WGP (4500rpm), Length Accuracy Within ±1 mm Range and Cutting Knife High Quality Alloy Steel Cutter with Tubular Heater

Canon Launches 'University Inkjet Program' Print Curriculum at Clemson University

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., joined forces with Clemson University’s Department of Graphic Communications to establish the firstever University Inkjet Program (UIP) as part of the school’s curriculum. The initiative aims to educate students both about industry trends and Canon’s inkjet technology, while simultaneously exposing them to career opportunities in print production. The UIP also sets a precedent for future programs with universities nationwide. To kick off the program, Canon introduced Clemson students to the commercial print industry through a wide array of hands-on activities designed to spark interest and foster knowledge.

Wikoff Color Sees Gelflex Inks as Key to Growth in EB Flexo

There is a significant push to grow electron beam (EB) technology in the packaging arena. There are numerous advantages over UV and UV LED, the leading energy curing processes; EB does not require photoinitiators and can eliminate the need for lamination. On the other hand, equipment costs remain the largest hurdle. Still, the promise of enhanced production efficiencies and sustainability could pay off for converters and their customers. Wikoff Color, in collaboration with numerous partners, is working on bringing Gelflex EB flexo inks to a wider audience. The partners say the time is right for EB flexo to make significant gains in the packaging segment. Wilson Paduan, partner/R&D director of TechnoSolutions, formulated Gelflex ink systems, with an eye on creating a more environmentally friendly ink

Trioplast Nyborg Adds Koenig & Bauer's Evo XG 8 LR

Trioplast Nyborg is investing in an Evo XG 8 LR from Koenig & Bauer for printing polyethylene films for industrial packaging. The tailor-made flexo printing machine with a maximum repeat length of up to 1400mm and print width of max. 1650mm printsin high quality on wide web. It is designed for large print jobs for industrial packaging applications and scheduled to start production Q2 2021. Håkan Rundén, Sales & Service Director of Koenig & Bauer DK states: "This was a great team effort. The colleagues from Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica supported us perfectly in the consulting process and implemented all special customer requirements".

Henkel unveils new Persil packaging made from 50% recycled polypropylene

Henkel’s new Persil packaging contains 50% recycled polypropylene (rPP) obtained from discarded household plastics. The new product, produced by Greiner Packaging and consisting of cardboard wrap and a plastic container, can also apparently be easily separated and recycled, thanks to an innovative, patented tear-off system. The company uses a two-layer process to create its new design. While the inside of the plastic container is made of white virgin material to guarantee a high-quality appearance for consumers, the outer layer of the packaging includes rPP from postconsumer sources. This layer’s grayish colour has no impact on the look of the packaging, because it is encased by the cardboard sleeve that can be printed for an attractive appearance.

Colordyne launches 2800 Series AP - Retrofit

Colordyne Technologies has launched the 2800 Series AP – Retrofit, an entry-level digital print enhancement, offering lower equipment costs, wider width and higher print quality for use with analog presses, web handling or finishing equipment and production lines running under 150 feet (45 meters) per minute. The 2800 Series AP – Retrofit is a compact, single-pass inkjet engine that allows existing analog equipment to incorporate the benefits of full color digital printing while maintaining its original functionality. Benefits include faster turnaround times, ondemand production and affordable short run printing. The new engine is powered by Memjet’s DuraFlex technology and uses aqueous pigment inkjet

Building a digital platform for flexibles

Shenzhen Ken Hung Hing Plastic Products (KHH) became only the second Chinese user of an HP Indigo 20000 press in the flexible package field, and the first user in the south China region, when it began production on the machine in April 2018. The company has since established a fully digital printing operation for the flexible package sector complete with an online ordering platform. Established in 1999 and located in Longgang District, Shenzhen city, KHH manufactures a wide range of flexible packaging products including bags and packaging films in materials ranging from PE to PP and OPP. The company serves customers both in China and overseas, and covers a wide range of end use applications including food, beverage, p h a r m a c e u t i c a l , c o s m e t i c s , electronics, electrical appliances and toys.

Herma launches 362E Wraparound Labeler

Herma US has launched 362E Wraparound Labeler, a flexible, high throughput labeling machine capable of wraparound or twosided operation that can be easily integrated into new or existing production lines. The company’s 362E Labeler is a two-sided module capable of applying front and back or wraparound labels to a huge variety of products.It is user-friendly, offersshortsetup times, flexibility and speed to versatile manufacturing practices. The new machine can label up to 200 products per minute on both front and back. In two-sided operations, the 362E can handle products ranging from30 x 30 x 30mmto 200 x 120 x 300mm(LxWx H). With wraparound applications, its product handling range is between 20 x 30mm and 100 x 250mm (W x H).

Creativity and efficiency drive Signode India

Signode’s president, Robert Borque, inaugurated Signode India’s new state-of-the-art factory in Bengaluru, spread across an area of 85,000 sq ft. With a built-up area of 25,000 sq ft, the plant houses a range of Gallus label printing presses including a new Gallus Labelmaster, as well as one Iwasaki TR2 intermittent offset press. The company has a second plant dedicated to label printing in Rudrapur, which hosts Gallus EM 280 presses. The label printing division of the company, Signode India Wintek Flexo unit, witnessed growth of around 9 percent in the last year. Lakshminarayanan Parthasarthy, business unit head, Signode India Wintek Flexo Prints, says: ‘Our growth is driven by producing consistently high-quality labels, innovation and improved efficiency. The company will continue to grow in the same direction as the market and is widening its product portfolio to include premium security labels and performance labels for durables.

Creativity and efficiency drive Signode India

Signode’s president, Robert Borque, inaugurated Signode India’s new state-of-the-art factory in Bengaluru, spread across an area of 85,000 sq ft. With a built-up area of 25,000 sq ft, the plant houses a range of Gallus label printing presses including a new Gallus Labelmaster, as well as one Iwasaki TR2 intermittent offset press. The company has a second plant dedicated to label printing in Rudrapur, which hosts Gallus EM 280 presses. The label printing division of the company, Signode India Wintek Flexo unit, witnessed growth of around 9 percent in the last year. Lakshminarayanan Parthasarthy, business unit head, Signode India Wintek Flexo Prints, says: ‘Our growth is driven by producing consistently high-quality labels, innovation and improved efficiency. The company will continue to grow in the same direction as the market and is widening its product portfolio to include premium security labels and performance labels for durables.

Minimal label waste - a new way forward

Way back in July 1979 Labels & Labeling printed a news item in which Peter Roman, managing director of Precision Packaging Machinery, spoke at a seminar about the amount of waste and cost generated by pressure-sensitive materials. ’We must consider whether it is possible to have a roll of paper p r i n t e d completely, then faced with a s i l i c o n e covering to p r o v i d e release, and finally coated with an adhesive,’ he said. ‘Even a thinner type of backing would cost a lot less.’

Printers adapting to challenging market conditions by successfully launching new products and services

This years drupa Spotlight report, Strategic choices in a competitive and converging marketplace, will be published in May. In a survey (conducted before the coronavirus outbreak) over 500 printers and almost 200 suppliers described the challenges and successes of launching new products and services. For many in the industry, planning their recovery from the coronavirus recession may well necessitate such launches, so lessons must be drawn on how best to do so. In most market sectors and most regions there are very challenging conditions. As for suppliers, they are only as healthy as their customers and they too must respond to the declining prospects for traditional products and services. For many the answer must be, at least in part, to launch new products and services. “Commodity printing is overtraded, move away from commodity printing or close your doors.” Commercial printer, South Africa

Custom Labels to install PicoColour digital label press

Somerset, UK-based Custom Labels has invested in a Dantex PicoColour UV inkjet digital press to enhance their label printing capabilities, reduce setup times, increase efficiency and reduce waste. As a label manufacturer for demanding applications where durability is a major factor, Custom Labels also wanted to be able to offer their customers varnish as an alternative to laminate depending on requirements. ‘Where waste is an issue, one of the biggest advantages was the short setup time between jobs, making the unit highly efficient in controlling waste and thereby reducing job costs,’ said Nigel Foster, Custom Labels’ owner and director. ‘Additionally, thanks to the inkjet technology of PicoColour, the flexibility of being able to use uncoated media is a real benefit.

Steinhauser invests in FlexoWash plate washer

Cincinnati, Ohio-based converter Steinhauser has installed FlexoWash plate washer to increase its capacity and performance and got the complete return on investment in just eight months after the installation. Steinhauser is a fourth-generation family owned narrow web printer operating two flexo presses with manual plate cleaning process. ‘We were having a significant number of remakes of plates and the costs were through the roof. Simultaneously, the process we were using was not effective, was a safety hazard and was causing excess cleanup around the presses,’ said Tara Halpin, CEO of Steinhauser. ‘It is amazing how thankful our guys are to have these tools available to help them do their job more effectively.’

Indonesian converter opts for Bobst CI flexo press

Charoen Pokphand Indonesia (CPI), an Indonesian food producing company, opened a new plant for flexible packaging to internally control the quality of the food packaging production and opted for a Bobst 20SEVEN CI flexo press with smartGPS and Bobst CL 850D laminator to help it achieve its goal. Bobst 20SEVEN CI delivers stable and controlled printing results and exceptional productivity with both solvent and water-based inks. The press includes a smartGPS system for registration and impression setting, meaning minimum waste of substrate and consumables at start-up and job changes. In addition, since the whole process is fully automatic and not influenced by variables such as operator skill level, ink variations or the interval between repeat orders, users get the same print results every time.

Brazilian Elloflex invests in its first Gallus label press

Brazilian converter Elloflex has installed its first Gallus Labelmaster to increase its production efficiency, print quality and to diversify into new markets. Gallus, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg), installed the narrow web production line in the North of Parana in Brazil in December 2018. The Gallus Labelmaster includes eight flexo printing stations, cold-foil and a further unit for rotary screen. With a printing width of 440 mm it is the first Gallus press for Elloflex and thus, the second Gallus Labelmaster for the Br a z ili a n label and f l e x i b l e p a c k a g e p r i n t i n g market. ‘ W e c h o s e G a l l u s , because it is a durable and stable running machine which guarantees reliable results which we can really achieve during daily production

Domino launches food packaging compliant ink

Domino Digital Printing Solutions has launched UV97BK food packaging compliant UV-curable black ink available for use with Domino’s K600i high resolution digital ink jet printer. ‘I am pleased to introduce UV97BK that has been developed in response to customer demand for a non-CMR black ink that can be used for non-direct food packaging applications,’ said Jim Orford, K-Series product manager at Domino. ‘This follows on from the s u c c e s s f u l introduction of a food packaging compliant full color ink set for use with our N610i digital label press at Labelexpo Europe 2019.’

VARIOMAN machines and environmental protection go together like ink on paper

The requirements for environmentally friendly production and product packaging are constantly changing due to stricter marketing regulations. The VARIOMAN presses have been specially developed for packaging printing and are thus - in addition to the increasing variety of brands and designs as well as the strong retail competition - designed to meet new environmental and recycling requirements. Sustainability is the future. Only a few years ago far too few printing companies were committed to environmental protection. Now manroland Goss is conquering the future of the printing industry with the convincing concept of the VARIOMAN.

Inkmaker appoints Odak Kimya as sole distributor in Turkey

Italy-based Inkmaker Group has nominated Odak Kimya as its exclusive agent and distributor for Turkey to accelerate growth and explore new opportunities within the region. Odak Kimya was founded in 1998 to provide color management technologies, initially offering color-measuring devices in the paint, plastic and automotive industries. It soon expanded its product range to include leading brands that could complement each other. Today, Odak ranks amongst one of Turkey’s premier distributors, employing over 30 people across three offices in the Anatolian and European areas of Istanbul and in Adana city.

UPM Raflatac launches RP48 acrylic adhesive for SEA

UPM Raflatac has expanded its range of adhesives for low-temperature food labeling (as low as -15°C) with the launch of its RP48 acrylic adhesive for the Southeast Asia market. The adhesive is targeted for labeling food packages stored in cold and frozen conditions as low as -40°C. According to the company statement, RP48 performs well at low temperature, and excels at frozen conditions, in particular, ensuring labels on food packaging remain firmly in place and retain their shelf appeal. Furthermore, it offers good clarity when used with clear film faces and improves the stability and efficiency of the converting and dispensing processes. RP48 can be paired with UPM Raflatac PP Matt White TC 80 or UPM Raflatac PP Clear TC 50 film face materials.

Bobst recognizes its employee with Inventor Award

Nick Copeland, director of R&D at Bobst Manchester has received the first ever Bobst Inventor Award for his work on the AluBond patent, which was granted in the UK in 2019. ‘After a thorough selection process, the decision committee agreed that Nick is a fully deserving first recipient of this award, as his work on this patent has led to significant benefits, both for Bobst and our customers,’ said Alexandre Pauchard, head of group R&D at Bobst. ‘AluBond is a truly outstanding invention that overcomes a relatively frequent issue for our customers, namely poor metal adhesion due to delamination. The positive feedback we have heard from customers is testament to the impact that Nick has made.’

Ricoh presents new series for single-sheet colour printing

Ricoh introduces the Ricoh Pro C5300S, a new series for cutsheet color printing. Print service providers benefit from the production printing systems high production flexibility, high print quality and wide range of services. The Ricoh Pro C5300S builds on the success of its predecessor, the Ricoh Pro C5200S, and is ideal for small to medium-sized print providers, print-on-demand providers, inhouse printers and online and copy shops. The optimised printing system offers print service providers a number of benefits: High image quality with Ricoh VCSEL technology at 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution and toner gloss control for different output requirements. Higher productivity with a print speed of up to 80 pages per minute and a monthly production volume of 150,000 pages

German converter Wolf orders Rotocontrol Ecoline

German label printer and converter Seb.Wolf has ordered another Rotocontrol Ecoline series inspection slitter rewinder for its premium wine label finishing. Based in Eltville, Germany, in close proximity to the Rhine and world-class wine producers, Seb.Wolf is popular among customers from producing high-quality wine, sparkling wine and spirit labels. ‘The new Rotocontrol Ecoline RSI will greatly contribute to the final finishing step of our labels,’ said Nicoletta Compagni, managing director of Seb.Wolf. ‘We were particularly impressed by the user-friendly design in combination with components for inspection. The slitting and rewinding from the RSI will also ensure that customers receive the maximum quality they are used to from Seb.Wolf.’

HP unveils new HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD inkjet web press with HP Brilliant Inks

HP is introducing the new HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD ahead of drupa 2020. The new HP Brilliant Inks expands the possibilities of commercial inkjet printing by enabling the use of coated and uncoated offset papers for the first time. This increases the range of applications for high-volume, commercial, publishing, transactional and direct mail applications. HP Brilliant Ink delivers high-quality prints with vibrant colours, vivid reds and blues and high colour gloss. The new CMYK colour set offers an expanded colour gamut specifically for coated and uncoated offset media. HP Optimizer ensures smooth colour gradients and even fills by compensating for fluctuations due to batchdependent substrate quality in media. It also delivers high optical density with reduced show-through on uncoated offset media.

Canon varioPRINT iX series Sheet-fed inkjet printing newly applied

Impressive premiere at Canon: the varioPRINT iX series, a future-oriented sheet-fed inkjet digital printing system with iQuariusi IX technology, now complements the portfolio alongside the successful VarioPrint i series. The new s y s t e m combines the print q u a l i t y and wide range of m e d i a and papers from offset with the advantages of inkjet printing, namely productivity and cost efficiency. The system is ideal for customers with a monthly production volume of one to ten million A4 images.

Mazovian Printing House (MZGraf) Invests in a New Performance Series P7E Flexo Press from Mark Andy

Mazovian Printing House (MZGraf) has recently enhanced its pressroom equipment with a new Performance Series P7E flexo press from Mark Andy. Due to this acquisition, MZGraf has significantly increased its ability to produce multicolor, highly finished labels, a segment which is already an important part of its portfolio. In this case, Mark Andy is not only a vendor of the press, but also a strategic partner in the advanced technological project (partly financed from the EU grants), concerning an introduction of specialized shrink sleeve labels to the market. Performance Series P7E press is a crucial part of this project.

FlexoWash launches pre-owned marketplace

Flexo Wash, one of the leading providers of cleaning technologies has launched a new marketplace dedicated to purchasing a used or pre-owned Flexo Wash machines. Buying a cleaning system is always a good business decision and Flexo Wash has recently updated its website to include all pre-owned machines for sale. All machines listed on the dedicated page are for sale and the majority of them are ready for immediate delivery. The company lists many advantages to buying a preowned machine such as special six-month parts-only warranty, 90-day money back guarantee, the availability of most systems for immediate dispatch and delivery and a quick return on investment.

New Ricoh production presses pack a powerful punch with media flexibility, image quality

Ricoh USA, Inc. today unveiled a pair of new right-sized sheet-fed presses, the RICOH Pro C5300sC5310s, which combine high-quality color, powerful performance and a range of finishing options. These features deliver a robust solution at a more accessible price point, helping more businesses deliver professional-looking presentations, vibrant proofs-of-concept and attractive finished booklets. The RICOH Pro C5300s and C5310s can help in-plants bring more work in-house and marketing agencies exceed quality expectations. Commercial printers can also leverage it as a proofing device to produce high-quality customer proofs without having to interrupt long-run jobs on higherproduction presses.

Mactac introduces Bloom hi.impact

Mactac has added Bloom hi.impact, a new ultra-thin, environmentally friendly liner to its roll label products, developed to reduce the industry’s environmental impact and delivers significant efficiencies in manufacturing. ‘At Mactac, we’ve made it our mission to develop highvalue, high-performance product solutions that reduce our environmental impact,’ said Kathy Magyar, senior marketing manager at Mactac Performance Adhesives. ‘With Bloom hi.mpact, Mactac customers and our customers’ customers will reduce their impact on the environment while increasing their bottom lines.’

Domino launches new UV97BK Food Packaging Compliant Black Ink for K600i digital ink jet printer

Domino Digital Printing Solutions is delighted to announce the launch of UV97BK, a new food packaging compliant UV-curable black ink available for use with Dominos market leading K600i high resolution digital ink jet printer. Jim Orford, KSeries Product Manager at Domino says, ‘I am pleased to introduce UV97BK that has been developed in response to customer demand for a non-CMR black ink that can be used for non-direct food packaging applications. This follows on from the successful introduction of a food packaging compliant full colour ink set for use with our N610i digital label press at Labelexpo 2019.’

Sonoco’s Intro to Flexo course now offered online

The shift to virtual classes caused by Covid-19 has provided the opportunity for the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University to make available an online version of its introduction to flexography workshop. The online workshop – Intro to Flexo Online – is available now. The online version of the institute’s most popular handson workshop provides practical and fundamental knowledge of the flexographic printing process. As an introductory course, it is suitable for any flexographic role from press operator to sales, management and more.

Pitney Bowes Marks its First 100 Years and the Next Century to Come

Pitney Bowes Inc. a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, today marks 100 years of delive. To chronicle this significant milestone, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will broadcast “The Innovators – Pitney Bowes at 100” which will tell the Company’s story of innovation on April 23 at 8 pm ET. The show will also be available globally on-demand on the CPTV website. “The Innovators,” a half-hour show narrated by veteran American journalist and newscaster, Paula Zahn, takes a close look at innovators and innovations from the past 100 years, and their impact and relevance in the global world of commerce. “The Innovators” includes interviews with historians and business experts, as well as current and former Pitney Bowes leaders.

Funky Labels upgrades to Roland TR2 inks

Funky Labels, based in Somerset, UK, has converted to Roland’s TR2 ink. After upgrading its Roland TrueVIS VG540 to new TR2 inks, Funky Labels said it is benefiting from faster printing and drying speeds, less material wastage, more efficient cleaning and brighter colors. Founded four years ago, Funky Labels prints personalized, stickon, washable, and iron-on labels. It currently operates a VersaUV LEF-300 UV printer, a TrueVIS SG-300 printer/cutter, and two TrueVIS VG-540 printer/cutters – one of which now runs the new TR2 inks after a DIY conversion

Astrografe wins new business with Screen L350UV+LM printer – even in midst of corona crisis

Portuguese label specialist installs Screens newest label printer to meet demand in niche markets for flexible and certified low migration printing. After five years of successful operations with Screens L350 label system, Astrografe, known as one of Portugals most versatile printing companies, has purchased and installed the Screen Truepress L350UV+LM system. The benefit? Its not only helping to meet the needs of existing clients, but also win new business - even in this challenging time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fujifilm now supports X-Rite spectrophotometers

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone have announced that Fujifilm’s ColorPath SYNC cloud-based color management tools now support the new i1Pro 3 Family of s p e c tr o p h o t ome t e rs enabling quick and easy ICC profiles creation to align production devices to a designated color target. ‘X-Rite’s i1Pro line of measuring devices has always been an integral part of our ColorPath SYNC suite of color management tools,’ said Peter Pretzer, ColorPath Solutions development manager for Fujifilm North America. ‘We look forward to the gains in productivity both we and our customers will enjoy with the new i1Pro 3 Family in conjunction with ColorPath SYNC.’

Mark Andy Installs First Evolution Series in Europe

Colorado Etiquettes, the Rouen-based family business that has been supplying the French label industry since 1973, has installed the first Mark Andy Evolution flexo press in Europe. At a ceremony to commemorate the occasion, Tom Cavalco, Executive Vice President of Salesfor theAmerican manufacturer said: I am delighted to see that our latest flexo technology is applicable to and affordable by the smaller label converters who are looking to improve their productivity and extend their market opportunities. I congratulate Colorado on being the first label converter in France to benefit from what the Evolution has to offer

BOBST launches the NOVA SX 550 LAMINATOR

The NOVA SX 550 LAMINATOR is a plug and play machine designed to deliver cost-effective performance for all production lengths on a wide range of substrates and thickness. Brand owners and converters are facing two main challenges – sustainability and agility. We have set out to shape the future of the packaging world by actively driving industry transformation with the digitalization, connectivity and automation of equipment and services for sustainable production. The new NOVA SX 550 LAMINATOR takes solventless lamination to the next level. It features a highly modular design which can be configured with either transfer rollers or sleeves or monolithic/integral rollers. It accepts the majority of existing roller types enabling converters to use their existing stock of transfer rollers. NOVA SX 550 LAMINATOR handles a wide range of substrates and thicknesses, including thin alu-foil, metallized film and stretchable substrates, from short run upwards.

Erdal invests in Screen Truepress

Turkish converter Erdal Printing & Label has selected Screen's Truepress Jet L350UV+ printer to meet its customers’ demand for high-durability labels. The L350UV+ allows Erdal to print industrial labels that are resistant to chemicals, bad weather, temperature swings, and other extreme conditions. This is crucial for its customers in the automotive, defence and other industries where durability of labels is paramount.

Syntegon and BillerudKorsnäs launch joint system for shaped paper pods

Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, and BillerudKorsnäs have developed a system that allows shapes of any kind to be formed from paper for various food and non-food applications. Syntegon's new TPU paper form, fill and seal machine forms what the partnership describes as “environmentally friendly” shaped paper pods with a filling volume of up to 100 milliliters. The machine shapes BillerudKorsnäs' FibreForm paper using air pressure, before embossing it via press force. Using heat-sealing technology, Syntegon and BillerudKorsnäs say that their shaped paper pods can be sealed with any heatsealable lidding materials, and that barriers will be completely customized to customer needs.

Actega increases production of overprint varnishes

Actega, c o a t i n g s, i n k s , a d h e si v e s and sealing compounds s p e c i a l ist h a s significantly expanded its production capacities for water-based and UV overprint varnishes to increase the global production to more than 150,000 tons per year. The company has recently invested around EUR 2 million (USD 2.175 million) in a new integrated site in Brazil with a plan to locate 180 employees supporting the business.

Temporarily Using Water-Based Inks On Printing Presses

W&H printing presses can be set up for both solvent-based inks and water-based inks. For a temporary changeover between the two types of ink, mechanical parts, for example, have to be adapted. W&H printing experts now offer a free technical consultation for customers to discuss which adjustments are necessary for their specific machine."We also give general tips on the use of water-based inks and on the efficient cleaning process between the change," explains Markus Bauschulte, Head of Technical Sales Printing at W&H. Switching to water-based inks could be an interesting option for many package printers given the current dwindling availability of solvents and resulting higher prices of solvent-based inks.

Ball Corporation sets SBTi-approved carbon reduction targets

Ball Corporation has announced the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) approval of its targets to reduce absolute carbon emissions within its own operations by 55% and within its value chain by 16% by 2030 against a 2017 baseline. “The private sector has a vital role to play in accelerating a low carbon economy and, as the world’s leading supplier of s u s t a i n a b l e aluminium beverage packaging, we are dedicated to doing our part for our customers and the planet,” said Kathleen Pitre, Chief Commercial and Sustainability Officer. “These approved science-based targets demonstrate our commitment to helping our customers reach their sustainability goals and deliver lower carbon packaging that enables a circular economy.”

DS Smith reveals system for measuring moisture content in paper for recycling

DS Smith has implemented new measuring technologies across Europe in the hopes of improving the quality of raw materials and increasing transparency with suppliers. The new system, Moisture Gate, measures moisture content in Paper for Recycling (PfR), one of the main elements determining the performance of fibres when entering the papermaking process. Moisture levels above those determined by industry standards can lead to the deterioration of fibre content and contribute to issues with safe storage and handling, as well as processing efficiency

MSP Design Buys EFI Pro 16h LED Hybrid Printer to Expand Business Opportunities

A new EFI Pro 16h flatbedroll-to-roll hybrid wide-format printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is giving MSP Design Group the ability to expand offerings and its customer base with high-quality LED inkjet print. Purchased from a local branch of digital print supplier IntoPrint Technologies, the printer has been the next positive step in Virginia Beach, Va.-based MSPs continued expansion to meet customers needs. The printers versatility, with its ability to deliver high-quality images on traditional and specialty media up to two inches thick, was a prominent factor for MSP, which is using the printer to produce signage and a wide range of ad specialty products

Wolfgang Steinwender becomes new CEO of the Austrian Recycling Machines Manufacturer NGR

Wolfgang Steinwender will take over as CEO of the successful Austrian plastics recycling machines manufacturer. His predecessor Josef Hochreiter will devote more time to the further development of Next Generation Holding. Despite the worldwide uncertainties due to Covid 19, NGR is convinced it can continue the successful course supporting the plastics industry during its transition to the circular economy. Since joining the company in 2014, Wolfgang Steinwender has been serving as Managing Director of the North American office in Atlanta, Georgia, where he headed the market penetration and customer support of the Americas.

BOBST reaches milestone with sale of 300th VISIONCUT

BOBST has announced that it has sold its 300th VISIONCUT. The flat-bed die-cutting machine was purchased by ADAMS, a corrugated packaging manufacturer, based in Poland. The company is a longstanding BOBST customer, already owning five flatbed diecutters, two of which are VISIONCUT machines and a range of folder-gluers, plus the outstanding MASTERFLEX-HD 5-color printing press.

Worzalla Installs New Speedmaster XL 106 to Satisfy 3-Part Expansion Plan, Achieves 30% Additional Capacity

Worzalla, an employeeowned printing company headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is in the midst of a 3- part expansion plan consisting of adding 50,000 square feet to its print shop, hiring additional associates, and upgrading equipment - including a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106- 8P+L. Specializing in childrens books, cookbooks, and coffee-table books, Worzalla expects that the new XL 106 with UV will increase capabilities and capacity by 30% due to the new technology on the press such as Push to Stop.

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