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Windmöller & Hölscher presents intelligent extrusion lines

At the opening of the K2016, W&H will reveal the future of film extrusion with the introduction of the FILMEX II cast film line with FPM (FILM P E R F O R M A N C E MONITOR), the VAREX II blown film line with the TURBOCLEAN resin purging system and the OPTIMEX blown film line. W&H will continue with its central theme of “Packaging 4.0 – intelligent, integrated, intuitive”.

D.W. RENZMANN and Unique Sales Corp partnership for Pakistan's market

Unique Sales Corporation is pleased to announce its sole partnership with D.W. RENZMANN, Germany for Pakistan’s market. D.W. RENZMANN was founded in 1969, for nearly 40 years, RENZMANN has been developing and building industrial washing machines and solvent distillation units intended primarily for print shops and for paint and varnish manufacturers.

Print2Pack Participated All in Print China 2016 exhibition at Shanghai, China

Print2Pack showcased their October 2016 issue at their booth in All in Print China 2016 exhibition which was held in Shnaghai from 18-22 November, 2016. Usman Peerzada is on print2pack booth # N7C206 to welcome the delegates from Pakistan and all over the world. All in Print China 2016 said is one of the world’s leading business platforms for the global Printing & Packaging technology industry. This event not only showcases the latest global Printing & Packaging equipment and consumables on the market, it also helps Printing & Packaging Technology to make informed purchasing decisions by alerting them to new products, the latest technologies and emerging market trends.

Print2Pack inks agreement with 3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2017 for their promotion

Marketing & Promotion Associates (MPA) publishers of Print2Pack and Fakt E x h i b i t i o n s (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, the organizers of 3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2017 signed an agreement for the promotion of 3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2017 exhibition which is going to be held at Expo Center, Lahore from 24 to 26 March 2017. The agreement was signed by Bilal Ahmed of Fakt Exhibitions (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi on behalf of 3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2017 and Umar Ghias of Print2Pack on b e h a l f Marketing & P r o m o t i o n Associates. Print2Pack will promote the show and participate in 3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2017 exhibition and place March 2017 issue of the Print2pack for distribution among visitors and exhibitors.

Finland’s Amerplast launches new sustainable packaging solution AmerGreen

Finland-based Amerplast has unveiled AmerGreen, a new sustainable solution for the flexible packaging industry. AmerGreen flexible packaging has been designed to extend the shelf life of food produces and reduce food waste. It also uses polyethylene (PE) materials from renewable biomass resources, including sugarcane.

Esko corruspeed tool meets with market enthusiasm

Esko launched the CorruSpeed tool, a brandnew tool for its Kongsberg family of cutting tables designed for high-speed cutting of corrugated board without oscillating. The result is cleaner, more accurate cuts comparable to conventional die cutting, bringing the highest quality of digital finishing to the corrugated market. Tools are available for Kongsberg C Series, X Series, XP and XE cutting tables.

New EFI Fiery DFEs for Xerox Color C60/C70 Printers Boost Color, Performance and Productivity

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced the availability of two new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFE) for the updated Xerox® Color C60/C70 Printer. In addition to delivering proven Fiery performance, outstanding color, industry-leading usability, and seamless integration, the newestversion Xerox EX and EX-i C60/C70 Print Servers Powered by Fiery feature the latest Fiery FS200/FS200 Pro software, innovative new hardware technology, and new capabilities for professional print environments.

Oak Cliff Recycling chooses Metso N Series Inclined Shear to speed-up production

Oak Cliff Recycling has selected a Metso solution to maximize metal processing efficiency at t h e company's w i d e - r a n g i n g r e c y c l i n g unit in Texas, USA. With Metso N S e r i e s Inclined Shear (NIS), Oak Cliff Recycling will be able to accelerate material processing of bulky, oversized scrap.

Goss Announces New Partnership with Elettra to Beat Waste and Add Value

As part of its ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships that can deliver value-added solutions for customers, Goss International has announced a new collaboration with Elettra Srl, leading manufacturer of automatic blanket washing systems.

Three Major Thai Associations and Several Agents Cooperate with Reed Exhibitions

Invited by several largesized Thai enterprises, representatives from Reed Exhibitions visted Thailand for market research on September 20-21. During the period, the representatives paid a visit to SCG Paper, a leading packaging solutions provider in Thailand and held talks with the Thai Packaging Association (TPA), Thai Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (TSGA) and Thai Corrugated Packaging Association (THAI CPA) as well as several local agents about cooperation for SinoCorrugated 2017.

Brady’s RFID tags & printing/encoding system have been approved for use by Boeing

Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announced that its aerospace RFID (radio frequency identification) tags have been approved for use in Boeing’s commercial airplane programs. These tags include both Brady's onmetal and off-metal tags that are used to wirelessly identify flyable parts throughout an aircraft and track information about component history.

New color lab at teknor benefits from x-rite pantone technology

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary P a n t o n e L L C , reported that Teknor has standardized on X-Rite c o l o r management solutions in its new Corporate Color Lab. As one of the largest privately owned U.S. plastic companies, Teknor offers a full line of custom and standard colors, as well as additives and special effects.

Telrol orders six xeikon cx3 presses

Xeikon has signed one of the biggest deals in its company history so far – six X e i k o n CX3 highs p e e d production presses for l e a d i n g l a b e l p r i n t e r T e l r o l Group.

Starnet Enhances Heidelberg With AMS LED UV System

In a time of minimal growth in the printing industry, Starnet Business Solutions of northern New Jersey has enacted strategic practices that flag it as one of the fastest growing printers in its region. The 20-year-old company serves a diverse array of clients in a variety of verticals, with especially strong footholds in the pharmaceutical, a u t o m o t i v e , fashion, and insurance markets.

Esko Offers Brand Owners Packaging Solutions at Both Pack EXPO and Pharma EXPO

Esko integrates their leading CPG & Pharma packaging management solutions with third party business systems, allowing companies to leverage the power of their i n t e g r a t e d s u p p l y chains. Esko S o f t w a r e Platform 16 will be featured including four components: ArtiosCAD and Studio for 3D structural and graphic design, WebCenter for specification, process management & collaboration, and MediaBeacon for digital asset management.

Cooperation of the companies Cloos and Baumüller

The expansion of the innovation leadership in automated welding technology is the target of the cooperation of the companies Cloos and Baumüller. By combining the core competences, Cloos offers the best of two worlds in a complete package: Highly specialised process know how together with f u t u r e - o r i e n t e d automation solutions.

Heidelberg USA Launches Heidelberg Connect

Heidelberg USA launched Heidelberg Connect, a new resource center for customers to easily access relevant information for their next strategic investment. In addition to the new website (which is complementary to the existing Heidelberg website), customers can now download the free Heidelberg Connect app available for iPhone and Android via the App Store and Google Play Store.

Siegwerk opens packaging inks technology center in Shanghai

Siegwerk has opened its new INKube packaging inks technology center in Shanghai, so completing the first part of a comprehensive investment plan to expand its local presence in China.

Comexi and VIV strengthen their partnership with a new Flexo F2MC press

Comexi, a specialist providing flexible packaging industry solutions, and VIV, a leading company in the Dutch flexible packaging field, has reached an agreement for a Comexi F2MC 10 colours flexographic press. The deal has been materialized at K show in Düsseldorf (Germany).

Comexi and VIV strengthen their partnership with a new Flexo F2MC press

Comexi, a specialist providing flexible packaging industry solutions, and VIV, a leading company in the Dutch flexible packaging field, has reached an agreement for a Comexi F2MC 10 colours flexographic press. The deal has been materialized at K show in Düsseldorf (Germany).

Corrugated and carton industry leaders gather in force at CCE South East Asia 2016

There was a fantastic domestic and international industry response to the debut CCE event in South East Asia, held at BITEC, Bangkok 21-23 September 2016. A total of 3,248 buyers from the corrugated and carton packaging industries visited the busy three-day event, resulting in a tremendously vibrant buying and networking environment.

Flint Group confirms global availability of EkoCure Ancora

Flint Group Narrow Web has confirmed the global availability of EkoCure Ancora, a UV LED curable low migration ink series suitable for food compliant labels and packaging applications.

manroland India to showcase XLP 504 industrial printer at Labelexpo India

Novexx Solutions, part of Possehl Group and merged with manroland in India, will showcase the XLP 504 i n d u s t r i a l printer at L a b e l e x p o India 2016. XLP 504 can print on a large selection of label m a t e r i a l s i n c l u d i n g p a p e r , polyster labels and tags.

New Ghent Workgroup PDF Output Suite 5.0 offers unique ICC-based test patches for output workflows with PDF/X-4

Ghent Workgroup (GWG) announces the release of Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 for testing and adjusting PDF output workflows with color management in order to be fully compliant with PDF/X-4.

BW Papersystems launches its new Hawk folio sheeter

BW Papersystems and its brand MarquipWardUnited recently launched the newest addition to the broad range of sheeters available from BW Papersystems: the Hawk sheeter.

The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre expands its training offer for 2017

The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre expands its training offer for 2017. The Comexi CTec will offer next year a new Advanced Lamination course in German and a Slitting course in English, as well as a new Gravure course in Spanish.

Numerous commercial printers have taken the decision to capitalize on an ink density retrofit from manroland web systems

InlineDensity Control motorized (IDCm) has a very successful market introduction behind it. Ten commercial printing s y s t e m s have been or resp. will be equipped w i t h I D C m . T h a t s h o w s clearly that t h e d e m a n d for an ink mesuring technology and its’ retrofitting exists.

Black Velvet Lamination Films

Cosmo Films launched BOPP-based Black Velvet lamination films. The newly launched films offer an intense black color along with a velvet touch to the l a m i n a t e d paper/paperboard or package, thereby enhancing its aesthetics.

All in Print China 2016 Successfully Concludes with Visitor Totals Reaching 76,818

On Oct. 22nd, 2016, the 6th All in Print China successfully concluded in Shanghai. Embracing the theme, “Discover the Future of Printing,” it c o m p r e h e n s i v e l y showcased the advancements in printing technologies in recent years, vividly embodying the vitality and d y n a m i c awakened by the latest developments.

Linpac creates new fish pack tray for Young’s Seafood

UK-based packaging manufacturer Linpac has created an innovative modified atmosphere pack (MAP) for Young’s Seafood’s new range of beerbattered cod fillets.

Uteco makes UV LED breakthrough

A Uteco Onyx 810 CI flexo press equipped with UV LED curing technology from Air Motion Systems (AMS) has passed its print tests and is now ready to ship to Italy’s La Gerunda Merletti. This is said to be the world’s first UV LEDenabled, ultra-fast, low migration VLF flexo press.

SPGPrints invests in squeegee blade production

SPGPrints is strengthening its commitment to optimizing quality in rotary screen printing by investing in new squeegee blade production facilities at its Boxmeer plant in the Netherlands. The 450,000 EUR (493,500 USD) investment features an automated gluing unit that applies the polyurethane strip to the steel blade with repeatable precision and minimal manual intervention.

Durst and Wifac agree distributor deal for the Benelux countries

Durst and Wifac have entered a distributor agreement that will extend the industrial inkjet specialists’ business opportunities in the Benelux countries. Wifac, which has offices in Belgium and The Netherlands, offers Durst local knowledge in customer sales and service support as part of the distributor deal.

Joint venture of BASF and Avantium established

BASF and Avantium, the renewable chemistry company, announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from renewable resources, as well as the marketing of the new polymer polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) based on the new chemical building block FDCA.

Bosch unveils two new solutions for pharmaceutical packaging

Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology has introduced two new machines, Sigpack VPF and Sigpack HML, to provide better packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical sector. With the new machines, Bosch further aims to boost its position in the non-aseptic packaging process for pharmaceuticals.

RPC Promens Consumer Llantrisant creates new plastic bottle for Plenish

RPC Promens Consumer Llantrisant, a unit of UK-based RPC Group, has developed a custom-moulded bottle for Plenish’s new range of probiotic drink, Water+. The Water+ range includes the lime cucumber, pineapple ginger and blueberry pear flavours.

Italy’s Parmalat selects new injection preform system from Sacmi

Parmalat has installed an injection preform system (IPS) from Sacmi Group at its facility in Caserta, Italy. The facility currently manufactures polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms for the Italian milk market.

230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world make for excellent mood at K 2016

The international plastics and rubber industry presents itself in top shape. It benefits from a globally growing end-user market with high quality demands and stands for impressive innovative power across the entire value chain. The extraordinarily good economic state of this sector and the positive outlook for the future characterised the world’s biggest trade fair for the industry and made for an excellent mood amongst the 3,285 exhibitors of K 2016 in Düsseldorf.

Success of Propaganda of SinoCorrugated 2017 in North America! Fully supported by TAPPI, AICC, ANFEC and other North America associations!

SinoCorrugated 2017 conducted vigorous propaganda in North America market and obtained tremendous success! Reed Exhibitions and SuperCorr Expo 2016 organizer, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), reached depth cooperation consensus on the site During SinoCorrugated 2017 period, TAPPI will cooperate with Reed Exhibitions heartedly to hold TAPPI Forum together so as to bring the world leading technical training for the corrugated industry.

CHILI publish produces guide to the digital packaging opportunity

CHILI publish, CHILI publish has published a new educational white paper on the digital packaging opportunity. Titled "Digital Packaging: A Box Full of - ization Potential," this document gives suppliers and print customers a comprehensive look at the trends that are driving packaging production today, and the technology needed to succeed in this new paradigm.

Coveris to unveil new Nextrus boneless shrink bags

UK-based packaging provider Coveris is set to unveil its new Nextrus boneless shrink bags. To be launched at the upcoming Pack Expo in Chicago, Illinois, US, the new Nextrus bags will be used for protein packaging.

Toray Plastics (America) develops new Torayfan RS03 RipStop film

Toray Plastics (America) has launched a new hight e n s i l e - s t r e n g t h polypropylene-based film, Torayfan RS03 RipStop, for box-reinforcement tape applications. Designed to support diecut box handles, the new RS03 films are used to strengthen corrugated and paperboard boxes.

Modern Mail & Print Solutions Purchases Six- Color Komori SX29 with Coater

Modern Mail & Print Solutions chose the 29-inch six-color Komori Lithrone SX29 with coater (LSX629C) due to advanced technology that supports direct marketing requirements for fast turnaround and larger sheet size (24x29-1/2 inches).

Modern Mail & Print Solutions Purchases Six- Color Komori SX29 with Coater

Modern Mail & Print Solutions chose the 29-inch six-color Komori Lithrone SX29 with coater (LSX629C) due to advanced technology that supports direct marketing requirements for fast turnaround and larger sheet size (24x29-1/2 inches).

Belgium’s AR Metallizing develops new compostable packaging board

Belgium-based AR Metallizing has developed the SilberBoard recyclable board for packaging solutions. Developed as an alternative to the traditional metallised polyethylene terephthalate (PET) board, SilberBoard offers a metallic finish and allows brand owners to reduce the volume of plastic film used in their packaging.

IDC MarketScape Names Ricoh a Global Leader in High-Speed Inkjet

Ricoh announced that a new IDC MarketScape names the company a global leader in high-speed inkjet. Its InfoPrint 5000 and its RICOH Pro VC60000 production print platforms have served as the foundation for a massive global footprint bolstered by Ricoh's software and its services strategy.

Heidelberg names new CEO

An international industry expert, Hundsdörfer will replace Dr Gerold Linzbach, who is leaving the company of his own accord. ‘We sincerely thank Gerold Linzbach for successfully turning around the company. Heidelberg is well on track,' said Dr Siegfried Jaschinski, chairman of the Heidelberg supervisory board. 'We are delighted to have gained an internationally experienced leadership personality in Rainer Hundsdörfer to drive forward the reorientation of the company.

Gallus ECS 340 No 400 sold to Relieves Egara in Barcelona

The 400th label press of the Gallus ECS 340 series was sold to the Spanish label printing company Relieves Egara. The Gallus ECS 340 is thus by far the most successful label press in its class.

US’ Avery Dennison launches new automated food labelling printing system

US-based Avery Dennison’s Printer and Fastener Solution (PFS) division has unveiled the Monarch Freshmarx 9417+, a new automated food labelling printing system. Equipped with a single or dual-head printer with intuitive Freshmarx software and a touchscreen interface, the system is an integrated solution for the food service sector.

Sun Chemical and the DIC Corporation Acquire Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have acquired Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd., a leading manufacturer of conductive inks, pastes and powders for the printed electronics market. With the acquisition of the United Kingdom-based company, Sun Chemical will expand its leading global position in the printed electronics marketplace.

Schreiner Group partners with Esko to optimize workflow

A strong, collaborative partnership with Esko is at the heart of Schreiner Group’s development of an optimized prepressworkflow in a fast-paced and complex production environment. Schreiner Group logoSchreiner Group - the German specialist in customized products, solutions and services supports a number of sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics, logistics and engineering.

Komori America Corporation and Highcon announce strategic partnership

Komori America Corporation and Highcon, a global provider of digital cutting and creasing solutions, have entered into a strategic selling agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Komori America will sell and support the entire Highcon product line, including the world’s first production speed digital cutting and creasing machine.

KBA Accentuates Graphic Arts Industry and Its Customers In All Print Segments

KBA is continuing to accentuate its key support to all segments of the graphic arts industry in which the printing press manufacturer is maintaining a climate of directly interacting with its customers at industry trade shows and events, having direct dialogues to anticipate their needs, especially in this everevolving industry, and providing one-to-one discussions on how these printers can differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Ardagh designs new cans for mineral water packaging in Germany

Ardagh has designed new cans for German drinks manufacturer Rhodius Mineralquellen. The 330ml cans were designed for Rhodius' natural mineral water and apple juice products. Ardagh's complete airtight solution for carbonated beverages preserves carbonation and prevents oxygen from affecting the delicate contents.

DuPont launches new Cyrel Easy EPC plate for corrugated printing

US-based science and engineering solutions provider DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) has unveiled a new digital plate, Cyrel Easy EPC, for use in post-print corrugated printers. Part of DuPont’s Cyre Easy plate portfolio, the new plate has a built-in flat top dot.

Heidelberg a driving force behind digitization company expands communication infrastructure to meet future digital requirements

H e i d e l b e r g e r Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is embarking on the next step into the digital future. By creating a communication infrastructure geared to digital business models, it is making further progress in its development from simply s e l l i n g equipment to becoming a customer-based service company.

BOBST and partners roadshow in the Philippines highlights latest trends and innovations in flexible packaging and labels

The roadshow in Manila, p r o v i d e d the perfect setting and opportunity for BOBST a n d i n d u s t r y partners to present to the Philippines flexible packaging and label m a n u f a c t u r i n g industry the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting.

BOBST and partners roadshow in the Philippines highlights latest trends and innovations in flexible packaging and labels

The roadshow in Manila, p r o v i d e d the perfect setting and opportunity for BOBST a n d i n d u s t r y partners to present to the Philippines flexible packaging and label m a n u f a c t u r i n g industry the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting.

Fiery DFEs for Xerox Color C60/C70 Printer

Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI) announced the availability of two new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFE) for the updated Xerox Color C60/C70 Printer. In addition to d e l i v e r i n g proven Fiery performance, o u t s t a n d i n g color, industryl e a d i n g usability, and seamless integration, the newestversion Xerox EX and EX-i C60/C70 Print Servers Powered by Fiery feature the latest Fiery FS200/FS200 Pro software, innovative new hardware technology, and new capabilities for professional print environments.

Remote control takes over a variety of tasks to secure the production and lower fixed costs

The TeleSupportCenter (TSC) solves more than 10,000 cases a year – more than any TV detective. But by solving every case they come quite close to manroland web systems’ ratio of 98%. The printing machine manufacturer uses the knowhow and experience of its complete service team to resolve customer issues with the TelePresence remote connection. Experts from 25 specialist departments are available for this purpose.

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