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New Generation Of Bobst Ambition 76 A2 Universal Folder Gluer Folder Gluer At Vision Foods & Packaging Pvt Ltd Lahore

The Vision Foods & Packaging Pvt Ltd Lahore is one of the Pakistan’s and Asia’s leading printing & packaging company installs new Bobst AMBITION 76 A2 through Bobst’s agent in Pakistan M/s Sal-Im International Company, to grow their manufacturing capacity for cartons quickly to meet increased demand for packaging products. Surviving in tough times takes versatility, which is exactly what you get with an AMBITION folder-gluer thanks to its short make-ready times, high throughput, and its ability to produce products of flawless quality. AMBITION produce a range of folded and glued products, from a wide range of packaging. And because it’s from BOBST, you can be sure that great reliability, easy operation, and superb support all come as standard. Along with its great performance and outstanding features, AMBITION is available at a truly attractive price, delivering a great return on your investment. It’s just what you need when 'more of the same' no longer cuts it.

New Generation Of Bobst Expertfold 110 A1 Universal Folder Gluer Folder Gluer At Vision Foods & Packaging Pvt Ltd Lahore

The Vision Foods & Packaging Pvt Ltd Lahore is one of the Pakistan’s and Asia’s leading printing & packaging company installs new Bobst - EXPERTFOLD 110 A1 UNIVERSAL FOLDER GLUER through Bobst’s agent in Pakistan M/s Sal- Im International Company, to grow their manufacturing capacity for cartons quickly to meet increased demand for packaging products. This extremely versatile folder-gluer allows you to produce an impressive number of box styles in a wide range of materials at speeds of up to 450 meters per minute. Easy to operate, it delivers both striking productivity and boxes of unrivalled quality. EXPERTFOLD allows you to simultaneously carry out other in-line processes, such as Braille embossing with ACCUBRAILLE GT and quality inspection with ACCUCHECK, making it ideally suited for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets.

Dasani launching a nationwide plastic recycling innovation competition

“The Dasani Discovery Challenge” at the second annual technology conference 021Disrupt being organized by the The Nest I/O, the technology incubator and community hub of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) on November 10 and 11 in Karachi. The open competition will seek innovative, efficient, doable and cost-effective ideas to reduce and recycle plastic waste of all types, in line with the Company’s global commitment to work for a World Without Waste.

The new Bobst Nova Cut 106-E Die-cutter, Creaser and Stripper for paper / board converting at Vision Foods & Packaging Pvt Ltd Lahore

The Vision Foods & Packaging Pvt Ltd is one of the L a h o r e ’ s l e a d i n g printing & packaging company installs new Bobst NOVACUT 106-E through Bobst’s agent in Pakistan M/s Sal-Im International Company, to grow their manufacturing capacity for cartons quickly to meet increased demand for packaging products. Its an existing die-cutter, yet gives Total Packaging considerably increased cutting and creasing capacity due to its performance at speed of 8000sheets per hour, versatility and ease of use

Establishment of packaging plant in Gadoon to bring Rs2.5b investment

Chief Executive Officer Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC), Saeed Ahmad Khan Friday said that establishment of a flexible packaging plant by Cherat Packages in Gadoon industrial estate will bring Rs 2.5 billion investment and generate 1000 direct and indirect jobs in the province. The KPEZDMC has played a pivotal role in establishment of the Flexible Packaging Plant by Cherat Packaging Ltd. "We provide prompt facilitation to all our investors making it easier to invest in KP." "We look forward to continue facilitating many such success stories in future", he added. KPEZDMC facilitated Cherat Packing Ltd by promptly and transparently allotting land for establishment of the plant, removing encroachments on the land, assisting NOC, approval from different government departments and providing staff facilitation, he added.

Bobst & Partners Road Show in Karachi

Bobst and Partners have organized Road Show in November 22, 2018 at Avari Tower Hotel Karachi ., over 90 participants from 45 companies from packaging printing and converting industries have attended this event on flexible packaging trends around the world. The main focus is on the latest innovations in flexible packaging solutions from raw materials to finished products. These were presented by BOBST and Partners – Macchi, Henkel & Esko. Participants learnt about the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting technologies and processes from world leading equipment and consumable manufactures.

Roshan further boosts production of flexible packaging with new factory complex

Roshan Packages Limited from Pakistan inaugurated its new production halls with a big celebration. As a trustworthy partner in growth, W&H was also present at the opening ceremony. Since 2016, Roshan has been serving the flexible packaging market with a blown film line VAREX II and a gravure printing press HELIOSTAR S. The flexible packaging from Roshan Packages covers almost everything – from snacks and pharmaceuticals to hygiene products. With the new factory complex in Lahore, which covers 32,375 sqm, production capacity is increased even further. “We need very good production conditions in order to meet the demands of our customers and serve the various markets flexibly. In addition to an optimal production environment in our new halls, we have always relied on premium products. These must deliver top quality at maximum output at the same time”, says Tayyab Aijaz, CEO of Roshan Packages Limited. The group founder and father of the current CEO Aijaz Hassan Qureshi has a special relationship with the German machinery business: “I myself did my PHD from Heidelberg. My goal with Roshan has always been to become the market leader in flexible packaging. That’s why we only work with products from market leaders.”

All American Label Enters Packaging Market with Three Heidelberg Machines

All American label and packagingOriginally known as All American Label, the Dublin, California company recently installed three Heidelberg machines to add packaging services to their list of product offerings - inspiring their new name: All American Label and Packaging. The new equipment includes a Suprasetter A 106 CtP, Speedmaster CD 102-6+L, and Easymatrix 106 CS, which is Heidelbergs 100th installed diecutter world-wide.

Kendall Packaging Adds Nordmeccanica Laminator With Cold-Seal Technology

Kendall Packaging, a converter of high-quality, flexible packaging, has installed a new laminator with cold-seal technology. The combination coater/laminator is the latest in a series of technology investments that will expand the company’s product offering to meet customers' packaging requirements. The Nordmeccanica Super Combi 4000 laminator was installed at Kendall Packaging’s Jefferson, WI, plant, and is the first of its kind at the facility and the company’s third overall Nordmeccanica laminator.

Yuncheng Plate-making invests in HP Indigo 20000 in strategy to reform as a service supplier

Yuncheng Plate-making has invested in an HP Indigo 20000 digital press as part of its strategy to transform from a traditional manufacturing enterprise into a comprehensive service supplier. Shanxi Yuncheng Plate-making Group has more than 120 subsidiaries and over 10,000 employees around the world. Its production capacity is said to make it the world's largest professional platemaking supplier.

EyeC unveils new inspection systems for tobacco packaging

Germany-based print inspection systems manufacturer EyeC has unveiled new automated inspection systems to ensure cigarette and tobacco packaging meets quality and legal requirements. According to the company, these systems allow cigarette and tobacco manufacturers to perform quality checks at each production stage to ensure product packaging fully complies with regulations.

Avery Dennison and SMAG to offer RFID label conversion solutions

Global display graphics and packaging materials producer Avery Dennison has partnered with French converting equipment manufacturer SMAG Graphique to offer RFID conversion solutions for label converters. The deal will allow Avery Dennison’s customers to explore the RFID inserting machines for roll-to-roll RFID insertion and encoding at SMAG Graphique’s showroom in Savigny sur Orge, France.

Almarai installs Sidel’s PET lines at Al Kharj processing plant

Liquid dairy and juice maker Almarai has installed two complete PET lines from packaging equipment manufacturer Sidel Group at its Al Kharj central processing plant (CPP) in Saudi Arabia. Almarai chose Sidel Combi to increase its orange juice production capacity in the single-serve format. The 200ml juices are bottled in PET and handled under cold chain distribution.

Esko appoints Mattias Byström to succeed Udo Panenka as President

Esko announced that Mattias Byström has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2019. Byström succeeds Udo Panenka, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. “We thank Udo for his excellent service to Danaher over the past ten years, including leading Esko since 2015,”

Fujifilm introduces colour optimizer

As the print market continues its steady trend towards digital, the need to be able to accurately print spot and brand colours on digital presses is becoming ever-more important. Traditionally in offset printing, additional spot colours are used to complement CMYK ink sets in order to more accurately print clearly defined brand colours, something that is not always practical, or even possible, with digital presses.

Plastiques Landais renews its confidence in Comexi with the acquisition of a new flexographic press

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging conversion industry, and Plastiques Landais, a French company specialized in the flexographic printing process, have strengthened their commercial relationship. The company has acquired a new flexographic press, Comexi F4, which is an ideal press for short runs and it is the reference in this market segment. It has been installed in P l a s t i q u e s L a n d a i s ’ h e a d q u a r t e r s located in Castets. Through this a c q u i s i t i o n , Plastiques Landais can quickly respond to their c u s t o m e r s production needs, particularly those of last minute.

Esko unveils new flexo platemaking plant in Germany

Belgium-based graphic packaging firm Esko has consolidated its flexo platemaking operations under a new plant in Itzehoe, Germany. The new facility will allow the company to conduct research, engineering, product development, testing, and production at a single location. Located in a 4,300m² space, the facility features an experience centre a l l o w i n g customers and industry partners to explore the technical and business details of flexography. They will also be able to demonstrate and teach the entire flexo platemaking eco-system of the company.

Barrie Homewood appointed as Sales and Marketing Director for both Atlas and Titan Brands

It is with pleasure we announce the appointment of Barrie Homewood as Sales & Marketing Director for both Atlas and Titan brands. Barrie’s current role of Sales & Marketing Director for Titan products has been expanded to include the Atlas product range. Continued development of the Upgrades and retrofit business will also be within Barrie’s remit. Barrie joined the company in 2004 as a Sales Manager and has been Director of Titan sales since 2007, joining the board in 2018.

S.Kumar to install India’s first Screen digital press

Ahmedabad-based S.Kumar Multi Products, a label printer and an exclusive representative of Zonten label printing presses, has signed up for India’s first Screen Truepress L350 UV inkjet press. Aarjav Hansoti, director at S.Kumar, said: ‘We felt the need for a digital press because of the demand of short run jobs from our customers. There has been a surge of jobs between 50 sqm and 100 sqm with multiple SKUs, which is not viable to print on a flexo press. Therefore, we visited Screen’s office in Singapore to see its digital press and were very impressed with the print quality.’

DS Smith receives CNMV clearance for $2.2bn Europac acquisition

UK-based DS Smith has received approval from the Board of the Spanish Securities Market C o m m i s s i o n (CNMV) for the p r o p o s e d acquisition of Europac for an implied enterprise value of €1.904bn ($2.2bn). The deal was signed in June and is expected to strengthen DS Smith’s footprint in Western Europe.

EFI Introduces Next-generation Singlepass Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer

The brand-new, next-generation, single-pass EFI Reggiani BOLT textile digital printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. made its debut this week during an open house event at the EFI Reggiani facility in Bergamo, Italy. The advanced, ultra-high-speed digital single-pass printer has the potential to revolutionise the textile printing market, providing users with high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, superior printing uniformity and accuracy, long printhead life and minimal maintenance needs. The EFI Reggiani open house has created huge interest in global textile market opportunities, with nearly 300 customers and journalists attending to see the new BOLT in action.

Seven KAMPF slitting machines for SRF

The Indian f i l m manufacturer SRF Limited ordered four K A M P F s l i t t i n g machines for a new 10.6 m BOPET line in B u d a p e s t , Hungary. Two Universal 108/12 slitters and two Unislit 630 machines will be delivered in autumn 2019. SRF has decided to buy KAMPF slitting machines to meet the high quality demands of the European market.

Konica Minolta gears up for growth in India

According to Manish Gupta, deputy general manager, PP & IP Marketing Division, the company has gained a 50 percent share of the digital commercial print market in that time. ‘In the last seven years, we have installed 5,000 systems in India, of which 25-30 percent are dedicated to commercial printing. Fifty percent are systems for photocopying and office-use, and the remainder for the photo market. All this represents US$85 million of sales in these seven years.’

Südpack Bioggio invests in short runs with Bobst MW 80 gravure press

Südpack Bioggio has invested in dedicated short run gravure package printing with the installation of a Bobst MW 80, as it seeks to respond to growing demand for short runs of non-repeat jobs. Südpack Bioggio is Südpack Verpackungen’s center for gravure printed packaging. Südpack Verpackungen is a Germany-headquartered film manufacturer for foodstuff, nonfood and medical packaging.

Hammer-Lübeck packaging plant kicks off second century with Rapida 145

In spring 2019 the Hammer-Lübeck packaging plant celebrates its 100th anniversary. The traditional company, which specialises in folding carton for the food and luxury food industry, commissioned a Rapida 145 with coater and extended delivery just in time for its big celebration. The new press produces up to 18,000 sheets per hour in 106 x 145cm (41.7 x 57in) format and is equipped to meet the needs of printing operations down to the last detail. Its high level of performance has proven itself even in the first few months of operation.

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