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Sal-Im Pakistan Pvt Ltd acquires a agency for ESKO in Pakistan

The Esko p r o d u c t p o r t f o l i o supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand o w n e r s , r e t a i l e r s , designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays. The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-toplate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy. Enfocus, with its PDF quality control tools and automation solutions, MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions and BLUE Software, with its SaaS label and artwork management applications are all part of the Esko family. (Above photo of Esko Demo Centre Gent Belgium) Sal-Im Pakistan Pvt Ltd acquires a agency for ESKO in Pakistan Pakistan is expected to sign $900 million deals with the Malaysian investors during the visit of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Reuters quoted advisor to PM Imran Khan, Razzaq Dawood, reported that Memoranda of Understanding worth $800 to $900 million of investment would be signed with the Malaysian investors. Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad is arriving in Islamabad. He is paying the visit at the invitation ofPrime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan, Malaysia likely to sign $90

Shahbaz Traders, Karachi invest in new Botheven CS-201 2

Shahbaz Traders 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.

Meeting with Ministry of Commerce

2019 a delegation of PAPGAI members Dr. S.M Minhajuddin and Mr. Muhammad Ismail along with members of Insaf Business Panel of APPMA Mr. Bilal Zahid, Mr. Khurram Ahmed Pai and Mr. Murad Iqbal met with Mr. Muhammad AshrafDirector General (Trade Policy) Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan regarding removal of regulatory duty on paper and paper board items and reduction of customs duty on Paper and Paper Board products to enable us to become competitive and to reduce the inflow ofprinted material in form of books which are currently being imported with very low duty in Pakistan. The delegation was informed that these concerns will be addressed in the forth coming budget of 2019- 20. A proposal in this regard is to be submitted to prepare a formal submission to the government coming week and hence any further updates will be notified accordingly

Pakistan Pencils Pvt Limited Purchase Haitian Injection Moulding Machine

Pakistan Pencil (Pvt) Ltd Purchase Haitian Plastics Injection Moulding Machine Mars-II S Series. The Haitian Mars Series has been on the market for over 10 years and continues to be the top of the line in hydraulic injection-molding technology. The Mars is now the world’s best-selling injection-molding machine with over 200,000 units delivered. Originally introduced in 2006, the Mars quickly grew in popularity due to its energy-saving servo design and unmatched price to performance ratio.

Komori to highlight ‘Innovate to Create’ at Print China 201 9

Komori Corporation will exhibit under the theme ‘Innovate to Create’ during Print China 201 9, to be held in Guangdong, China. Through the technologies and solutions presented in the Komori booth, the company promises to showcase its commitment to becoming the business partner of customers that is capable of improving their margins and increasing their productivity. According to Komori, what the printing industry needs now is a shift from manufacturing to creative. Based on the concept, innovate to create, Komori will create new value with customers through state-of-the-art technologies that will lead the way in the next generation of print.

Hong Ke partners with Pragati Pack and Ramya for rigid box

Pragati Pack, Noida and Bengaluru-based Ramya Reprographic have decided to enter into a strategic collaboration with Hong Ke Packaging for the manufacture and sale of rigid boxes for the electronics market in North India. With its base in China, Hong Ke is a complete packaging solutions provider, and an expert in rigid boxes, corrugation boxes, cartons, and so on. A professionally-run organisation with more than a decade's experience in the packaging industry, the company supplies products to top brands in the electronics and mobile segment.

Tetra Pak Improves Distribution Efficiency With 'cube' Package

Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Classic® Aseptic 65ml Cube package, offering an efficient packaging solution for dairy, juice and liquid food. The dimensions of the package have been designed to allow every six packages to form a cube, hence optimising the use of space in distribution and storage. The company says this has brought significant improvement in cost efficiencies and the environmental footprint. The package adds to the company’s Tetra Classic Aseptic family, the tetrahedron packages known for their minimal use of packaging materials.

Edward Enterprises in USA increases production volume with three Heidelberg Versafire digital printing systems

Edward Enterprises Inc., an employee-owned company in Honolulu, Hawaii, recently installed three digital presses -two Versafire CMs and a Versafire EP- of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) as an affordable solution to expand the company’s capacity. When it was time for Edward Enterprises Inc. to replace its competitive digital press, it looked at every option on the market to find the perfect match. Now printing with a new toner formula and an image resolution of 4,800 x 2,400 dpi, the Versafire EP stood out amongst other manufacturers’ digital equipment for its advancements in quality and color. According to Sanford Morioka, Vice President of Sales at Edward Enterprises Inc.,

Online print shop SAXOPRINT investing in new large-format press from Heidelberg – substantial increase in productivity and efficiency

The online print shop SAXOPRINT based in Dresden has recorded double-digit sales growth in recent years, and last year generated sales of over EUR 100 million in the area of commercial online printing as part of the CEWE Group. Its product range has undergone a significant change in this time. Standard commercial printed matter such as flyers, posters, catalogs, and brochures are still the main focus and account for 80 percent of its business, however packaging and finishing represent a large growth market. “Our business model is based on cost leadership,” explains Managing Director Klaus Sauer. “We use special algorithms to bundle the orders received via the web shop into gang runs and distribute them to the respective machines.

Bosch Launches New Pack 403 For Medium To High Speed Flow Wrapping

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched the first machine of its next generation of flow wrappers on the European and Asian markets – the Pack 403. As the successor of the Pack 401, the Pack 403 is a fullyautomated horizontal flow wrapper for medium to high speed wrapping. The narrow machine can be used for wrapping bars and biscuits, as well as chocolate, cookies and crackers. It features a removable discharge belt, upgrades to the cross-seal and fin seal units, and a highly intuitive, user-centred design.

KGN Photostate installs AccurioPress C2070

Noida-based KGN Photostate has recently installed a Konica Minolta AccurioPress C2070. The machine has been running on the company shopfloor since May 201 8. According to Sharif Siddiqui, proprietor, KGN Photostat, the company is satisfied with its performance. According to Siddiqui, KGN decided to invest in the C2070 as its existing machine wasn’t able to deliver the print quality the market the market demanded. What tipped the balance in favour of the C2070 was 13x47-inches banner option, which Siddiqui said was not available in other brands. “Also, the print quality and click rates are very good,” he added.

7th Rapida press for major Indian packaging printer

TCPL Packaging threw the switch on a new Rapida 106 at its plant in Goa in Western India. The seven-colour press with coater and extended delivery is already the seventh Rapida 106 sheetfed offset press from Koenig & Bauer to be installed at the company’s various production locations since 2011. Like all the other Rapidas operated by the packaging specialist, it is configured to enable both conventional and UV printing. TCPL Packaging is one of the largest packaging printers in the country. In Goa alone, 280 of the company’s 1 ,250 employees print mainly food and pharmaceuticals packaging at a plant with production floor space totally 28,000 square metres. With this latest Rapida 1 06, Koenig & Bauer press technology is now in use at all four TCPL locations. Apart from Goa, TCPL also has plants in Silvassa, Haridwar and Guwahti.

Manroland Sheetfed appoints new MD for UK facility

Manroland Sheetfed has appointed Peter Redmond as Managing Director of Manroland Sheetfed's UK operations. Peter will oversee the company's operations and business development in the territory following former Managing Director Martin Hawley's departure to pursue new challenges. With over 35 years' experience of working in various sectors of the printing and packaging industry, Peter started his career as an apprentice at Rockwell Graphics Systems, helping to design the latest newspaper printing presses. After several years in the design office, gaining Chartered Engineering status, he moved across to the customer service department to take on the role ofEuropean Customer Services Manager.

Heidelberg and MK Masterwork present new folder gluer Diana Go completes product portfolio for packaging market

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and MK Masterwork (MK) presented the new Diana Go folder gluer for the growing p a c k a g i n g market at an open house event in M K ’ s E u r o p e a n factory in Nové Město, S l o v a k i a .

Starlinger to deploy PET recycling lines at CarbonLITE’s plant

Starlinger recycling technology, a division of Austriabased Starlinger, has established a partnership to install recoSTAR PET recycling lines at food-grade rPET producer CarbonLITE Recycling’s new facility in Pennsylvania at the end of this year. Starlinger recoSTAR PET recycling lines will have a c o m b i n e d p r o d u c t i o n capacity of 5.4t/h as well as process-washed and sorted flakes into f o o d - g r a d e rPET.


Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has responded to calls for reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s EcoslideOTC™, a paperboard pack for Over-TheC o u n t e r m e d i c a t i o n eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs. E c o s l i d e OTC™ allows manufacturers to eliminate up to 50% of plastics used in conventional blister packs.

A&R Carton Introduces Small Size High Fibre Content Composite Cans

A&R Carton has presented its new sizes of the composite can Boardio® with an optimised fibre content of 90%. The company says that these cans can replace full plastic containers for nutritional supplements, snacks, chewing gums, powders etc. without compromising product safety and protection.

Nesquik All Natural Cocoa Powder Launched In Recyclable Paper Packaging

Nestlé has announced the launch of a new Nesquik All Natural powder in a recyclable paper pouch, and featuring a simplified ingredients list. Nestlé will be launching the new Nesquik All Natural in five European markets in the coming weeks: France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. It will sit alongside the existing Nesquik range, and will be rolled out to other European countries in the near future.

Stand-Up Pouches Shift Sustainability Focus

The stand-up pouch market has rocketed – prominently within the food sector, where the packaging type holds a number of stand-out properties addressing issues such as food waste. According to the Smithers Pira ‘the future of pouch packaging to 2021 ’ report, global pouch packaging consumption was projected at just over 324 billion units in 201 6. It is forecast to grow during the period 201 6–2021 at an annual rate of 4.7 per cent to 407 billion units.

Kp Snacks Launches Uk Recycling Scheme

British snack maker KP Snacks is launching a nationwide recycling scheme for nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets. The scheme is run in partnership with recyclers TerraCycle and will give people the chance to set up collection points around the UK. All brands of nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packaging will be accepted, and the recycled material will ultimately be turned into new plastic items such as outdoor furniture.

HB Label Print Installs First Mark Andy LED-UV Press in Ireland

Dublin-based HB Label Print is the first narrow web converter in Ireland (and the UK) to install a Mark Andy press with LED-UV curing. The new eight-color P4 Performance Series press is the third Mark Andy purchased by the company since it was established in 2002 and is the first 13 (330mm) at the plant - the two existing Mark Andy 2200 lines both have the 10 (254mm) web width.

Canon launches end-to-end printing smart suite

Canon Solution America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA, announced the launch of its new end-to-end solution aimed at increasing efficiency in printing organisations. The Book Smart Suite is aimed at increasing both time and costing efficiencies for printers, using automated workflow, press, media, and finishing solutions along the whole supply chain.

Its focus on growth markets such as digital p a c k a g i n g printing is part of the successful Koenig & Bauer strategy. With the installation of the first CorruJET press at the KOLB company group in Memmingen, it has now taken the next step along this f

Cosmo Films will showcase its range of speciality printing substrates at the upcoming International Printing Technology Exhibition of China, popularly known as Print China, scheduled to take place in Dongguan city, Guangdong Province, China. The products on display would include new versions of synthetic paper, namely high tear-resistance paper and both sides coated paper along with premium lamination films, pressure-sensitive label films and speciality packaging films.

First CorruJET from Koenig & Bauer installed at KOLB

Its focus on growth markets such as digital p a c k a g i n g printing is part of the successful Koenig & Bauer strategy. With the installation of the first CorruJET press at the KOLB company group in Memmingen, it has now taken the next step along this fruitful path.

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