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Collapsible Tube Company Select Base- Coating Machine
Collapsible Tube Company (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi select New
Base-Coating Machine JRD02
from Wuxi LMT Industry Co.,Ltd.
The machine, coats the oil evenly
onto the surface of the product,
through the rolling of the rubber
scroll, thereby finish the work of
JRD02 mainly used in base
coating in metal tube production
line, also can be used in tin, beer bottle lip etc.
JRD02 can used together with the machines of JRS series,
working in the same step with printing machine, also can
operated in separately.
PCCL Labels Pakistan ( Pvt ) Ltd Installed Long Life LWQ-A-1300 Horizontal Slitting Machine
PCCL Labels Pakistan ( Pvt ) Ltd - Karachi - Pakistan
Installed LWQ-A-1300 Horizontal Slitting Machine From
Mr. Mudassir Shafiq Of LONG LIFE Machinery-Pakistan.
LWQ-A-1300 Horizontal Slitting Machine Is Affordable
High Performance & Environmentally Friendly High Speed
Slitting Machine For Adhesive Paper Soution.
LWQ-A-1300 Use Less Steel in a more compact design,
ELIMINATEING Hydraulics for OIL FREE Hygienic
Operation and has lower power consumption.
LWQ-A-1300 Horizontal Slitting Machine Is Available in
Width 1000mm, 1500mm, 2000, And Can Upto 3500mm
About Outer Dia, From 800mm upto 1800mm can produce.
LWQ-A-1300 Horizontal Slitting Machine Is Available in
Min Slitting Width 30mm, And Can Wind Big Outer
Diameter Outer Diameter, Upto 800mm Can Rewind.
Collapsible Tube Company purchase Impact Extrusion Press with Slugs Elevator
Collapsible Tube Company (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi Purchase
impact Extrusion Press with Slugs Elevator LJ60 from Wuxi
wafer into the
chamber, by its
shake hopper, and
make the wafer into
initial tube under the
function of connecting-rod crankshaft.
When you adjust the mould, or add some part of device, the
LJ60 can produce the initial tube in different types, opening
type, sealing type, tine mouse type, the motion is continuous,
GSK Pakistan Invest Rs 74m to introduce dessiflex packaging technology in Pakistan
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pakistan has introduced a
specialized form of blister packaging technology in the
country, Pakistan’s leading antibiotic, Augmentin which
will now be available in dessiflex packaging.
In a pioneering step, which involved an investment of
Rs74 million, GSK Pakistan also became the first site to
introduce this technology in its global network.
Speaking on this occasion, GSK Pakistan CEO,
Muhammad Azizul Huq, says, “along with the benefits to
our patients, GSK Pakistan is proud to be the first country
in the GSK network to introduce dessiflex technology, and
the rest of our
g l o b a l
Impress Printing Works installs first Komori GL-529 press in Ireland
Dublin-based Impress Printing Works has just installed
their brand-new Komori GL-529 press and becomes the
first Irish printer to do so.
Impress Printing Works’ is a complete in-house service
provider, meaning they can guide customers through the
entire process from file to finished product. Their hands-on
approachguarantees full attention to every job coming from
their diverse customer base. The latest investment allows
Impress to improve the quality of printed products and
therefore, exceed expectations.
Australian food spread maker Vegemite revamps jars packaging
Australian food spread maker Vegemite is celebrating its
95th anniversary this month with new special edition jars.
The company selected three Australian artists David
Revs and Claudia
the new designs.
is a Queensland
College of Art
c o m p a n y ’ s
Parkside launches fully recyclable flexible packaging laminate
Parkside has launched recoflex-PE, a fully recyclable
single polymer laminate with the barrier properties and
sealing performance that mirrors a range of commonly used
laminates in the flexible packaging sector that are not
Designed to support a
recoflex-PE is made from
100 percent polyethylene
(PE), which enables the
packaging material to be
recovered via the
established carrier bag
collection and recycling
simply take it to retail stores with collection points.
Xeikon X-800 6.0 integrates with Xeikon digital press platforms and elevates production capabilities
Xeikon has launched the newest version of its X-800
digital front-end (DFE), for maximum automation to and
The X-800 6.0 enables digital printers to process their
print jobs, no matter how complex, in a fast, flexible and
secure way. It is upgradable to all press-models from the
Panther UV inkjet presses – the PX3000 and PX2000 to the
Xeikon 3000 series to the Cheetah series for labels and the
Xeikon 8000 and 9000 series for the graphic arts markets.
The DFE enables print service providers to reduce job
preparation time and
OKI Europe launches color label printers
OKI Europe is expanding into the label printer market
with the launch of two new label printers, the Pro Series
1040 and 1050.
The Pro1040 prints in CMYK, while the Pro1050 prints
in CMYK plus white (CMYK+W). With the white toner,
users have the added advantage of printing on transparent
or colored label media – this is done by printing an opaque
white background under the CMYK image.
The Pro1040 and Pro1050 can print on a wide range of
media, from textured papers to synthetics, with white, clear,
opaque or colored substrates. Ideal for industrial chemical
labeling, asset tracking labels, outdoor-use labels, freezer
and cold-storage labels, or labels for packaging, beverages
p r o d u c e
w a t e r p r o o f
s u r v i v e
underwater and are robust enough to resist UV fading.
IIMAK introduces NET330 resin TTO ribbon
IIMAK introduced NET330 thermal transfer overprint
(TTO) ribbon for printing on-demand information directly
on flexible packaging at Labelexpo Americas. This new
premium resin ribbon offers heat resistance and strong
adhesion to films, assuring imprints remain legible from
manufacturing to end use.
used in high
p e r f o r m a n c e
heat sealing, hot
fill, oils and
to Amy Schmitt,
are very pleased to offer a durable product with outstanding
value to food manufacturers and packagers.
Kodak Flexcel NX Mid System donated to Stuttgart Media University
Mid System to
S t u t t g a r t
M e d i a
U n i v e r s i t y
will be used to
practical content of the university’s international degree course
in print media technologies.
Leading to a Bachelor of Engineering, the course is
conducted in English and attracts applicants from all over the
world. The course focuses on future and growth-oriented
segments in the print media industry, such as smart printing in
a wide range of packaging and industrial applications.
New Xerox ConnectKey Printers Uplevel Productivity and Creativity in the Workplace
Workers can spend more time collaborating and creating
colorful marketing materials with two new Xerox workplace
assistant printers that personalize work experiences and
support mobility with secure, wireless printing.
Designed for medium and large workgroups, the
customizable Xerox VersaLink C8000 and C9000 A3 Color
Printers produce professional color quality, backed by
benchmark reliability at an affordable total cost of
“India Day” & India Visitor Group Welcome Ceremony was Successfully Held at All in Print China 2018
All in Print China 2018 kicked off at Shanghai New
International Expo Center (SNIEC). Mr. Raveendra Joshi,
President of the All India Federation of Master Printers
(AIFMP), attended the exhibition together with more than 200
colleagues from India printing industry. On October 25th , the
organizers of All in Print China 2018 held the “India Day” &
India Visitor Group Welcome Ceremony in SNIEC.
Attendees included: Mr. Axel Bartkus, General Manager of
Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; Mr. Kamal Mohan
Chopra, General Secretary of Offset Printers Association
(OPA); Mr. Raveendra Joshi, President of the All India
Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP); Mr. Anil Kumar Rai,
Consul General, Consulate General of India, Shanghai; and Ms.
Chang Xiaoxia, General Manager of Keyin Media. They
delivered their speeches respectively during the event.
Daetwyler Graphics – Easy coating thickness measurement
The DG Thickness-Star FE from Daetwyler Graphics is a
coating thickness gauge that measures the thickness of
copper coatings. In copper galvanics, the coating thickness
on the respective balls is technically and economically
The DG Thickness-Star FE safeguards that the thickness of
the processed copper layer does not fall below the required
limit. This ensures that the cutting plates are not exposed to
Rotoflex launches DF3 in support of growth in digital printing
Rotoflex has launched DF3, a configurable off-line
digital finishing and converting machine.
Debuting at Labelexpo Americas 2018, the Rotoflex
DF3 is servo-driven from unwind to rewind with print and
die cut units in between. It has been designed to deliver
efficient operation and a full spectrum of off-line decoration
and finishing in the fast-growing digital and hybrid world.
Mondi to invest €340m in new kraft top white machine in Slovakia
International packaging and paper group Mondi has
revised its investment in a new 300,000t kraft top white
machine at its Ruzomberok plant in Slovakia to €340m.
The company has also recently received the necessary
permitting, allowing it to proceed with the investment.
The investment has been revised from €310m to €340m
following refinements to the machine’s technical concept
and higher construction costs. The machine is expected to
by the end of
SOMA, MARVACO and FLINT join forces to master expanded gamut printing
Expanded Gamut Printing has become recently a hot
topic in flexography for one simple reason – it makes flexo
a more competitive printing technology compared to
traditional gravure as well as digital by increased quality
and productivity. SOMA, MARVACO and FLINT
GROUP have continued to join forces to master EGP and
highlight the benefits to the printing industry.
S O M A
first fixed pallet
c o - p r i n t e d
designs back in
2008 at drupa.
(EGP) has also
been a topic at
2015, 2017 and 2018 – where various designs were printed
live for the audience. The hot topics have always been
gravure to flexo conversion and co-printed brand owner
designs. In recent years SOMA cooperated with
MARVACO and FLINT GROUP on HiQ EGP Project to
perfect this technology. The first collaborative project was
presented at drupa 2016 – a 250 lpi 7 color expanded
gamut PET FOOD design.
Coveris has introduced a fully recyclable PE film
The fully recyclable PE film, which is available across a
range of Freshtime produced prepared vegetable lines in
stores across the UK, provides the similar protective,
functional and shelf-life benefits as existing non-recyclable
Made from polyethylene material, the new PE film is
manufactured at Coveris facility in Winsford, UK.
The film will meet specific product requirements with
technical performance options including high-barrier,
microwaveable and easy-open functions for lap, fin and weld
Comexi CTec offering international training programmes
The Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, Comexi
CTec, a specialist in consultancy and technical service for
the printing and
c o n v e r t i n g
f l e x i b l e
p a c k a g i n g ,
for 2019 with
the inclusion of
a new course
f l e x o g r a p h i c
prepresses. This new advanced technical session, totally
innovative, comes up after the great demand of the sector.
The training program of this new course is currently being
finalized and the dates set for the first edition will be
W&H’s blown film lines with highest energy efficiency on the market
TÜV Süd, one of the most renowned independent
testing laboratories in Germany, has examined the VAREX
II and OPTIMEX blown film lines from W&H for their
energy efficiency. The result: W&H offers the best
available technology in terms of energy efficiency on the
market. Only W&H systems are allowed to carry the
“Energy and Media Efficiency” certificate from TÜV Süd.
Our customers benefit from this in two ways: firstly
through lower energy consumption and lower costs.
Secondly, the certificate can be presented to the relevant
national authorities as proof of energy efficiency.
The Little Potato revamps potato kit packaging
Small speciality potatoes producer The Little Potato has
revamped the packaging of its microwave-ready and oven /
grill ready kits with a new look based on customer feedback.
Both the product lines now have sustainable packaging
with nutritional messaging, cooking instructions and easily
The design also provides a vertical orientation for
merchandising and a smaller case size to maximise
Konica Minolta develops AR glasses for industrial environments
Konica Minolta has developed AIRe Lens, a new
wearable augmented reality (AR) technology designed to
bring digitalization and AR to the assembly line.
AIRe Lens has been developed specifically for
industrial applications. The smart glasses deliver technical
information and step-by-step guidance to wearers while
maintaining mobility and hands-free production. The
technology is designed to guide industry operators step-bystep
through work processes, such as assembly,
maintenance or quality assurance tasks.
Cosmo Films launches metalized velvet lamination film
Cosmo Films launched a metalized velvet lamination film
for luxury packaging segment. The newly developed film has
been engineered to offer intense silver colour along with rich
velvet touch to the laminated paper/paperboard or package.
Silver colour is not easy to handle especially when used as a
background during printing. It takes longer to dry and also has
a risk of ink set off during print stacking. Due to these
challenges, printers usually avoid using silver as a
background colour. However, graphic art designers prefer
silver background as it allows them to make attractive
artworks facilitating use of many other shades and the impact
it generates with gold foil stamping and UV spot coating. To
bridge this gap, Cosmo Films introduced the metalized velvet
touch film which is glueable, stampable and printable.
Graphic Packaging International Wins Folding Carton of the Year Award at Paperboard Packaging Councils Carton Competition
Graphic Packaging’s distinctive gable top carton design
for the Kellogg’s EXTRA Creations range of cereals
triumphed in the competitive folding carton category. The
carton, which is designed to reflect the gourmet indulgent
nature of the
cereal, features a
u n i q u e ,
and gold foil
h i g h - g l o s s
the ingredients panel take the graphics to the next level and
communicate the quality of the product. Additionally, the
shape and structural design of the carton improve shelf
stability as compared to traditional cereal cartons.
Heidelberg investing in digital postpress operations with takeover of MBO Group
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is
taking over the international MBO Group in a bid to further
expand its offerings in the growing market of postpress
operations for digitally printed products. The move will
also see the company
gain access to new
customers in the
p h a r m a c e u t i c a l
industry and add
offerings to its offset
SCHMID RHYNER CERTIFIED AS GMP COMPLIANT
Schmid Rhyner AG’s compliance with the GMP
(Good Manufacturing Practices) developed by EuPIA
has been certified by QS ZÜRICH AG. This certification
is extremely important for the production of packaging in
the food industry. With its innovative coatings, Schmid
Rhyner helps food packaging manufacturers with
product differentiation at the point of sale, an area that is
becoming increasingly important.
Confirmation of GMP compliance under the EuPIA
(European Printing Ink Association) guidelines mainly
concerns product composition, quality management and
hygiene management in order to ensure food safety.
Schmid Rhyner’s low migration coatings therefore satisfy
the requirements for ensuring the health of consumers and
the quality of the product inside the packaging.
GMG releases updated OpenColor software
C o l o r
m a n a g e m e n t
specialist GMG is
upgrade to its
p r o f i l i n g
2.2 of the multiaward-
winning software incorporates automatic, spectral
data-based optimization of measurement data.
GMG OpenColor creates color-accurate proofing and
separation profiles based on characterization of the
planned print production. The user measures test charts
or color patches in order to obtain data needed for
characterization. This data is subsequently combined
with other parameters from the printing process to create
a dynamic profile.
Sato launches productivity enhancing label printer
Sato has launched FX3-LX, a cloud-connected
touchscreen label printer that can be operated without a PC.
FX3-LX has been engineered with the needs of
and logistics workplaces in
mind. The 3in printer is
intended to be highly
intuitive and customizable
for increasingly tech-savvy
businesses that expect a
experience. With support for the Sato application enabled
printing (AEP) enterprise label printing platform, the
printer enables apps specialized for various work
environments that can be accessed intuitively as you would
with a smart device.
Edale appoints LnS International as agent for Korea
its new agent in
Seoul, LnS is a
c o m p a n y
specializing in the
supply of high quality equipment for the printing industry.
Tony Law, general manager, Edale Asia Pacific
commented: ‘Edale sees a great opportunity for its
equipment in the South Korean market which is currently
dominated by letterpress machinery. The Edale FL3 with its
high level of automation is ideal for a country dominated by
short runs. The FL5 flexographic carton press with in-line
flatbed die cutter offers a competitive production solution
for sheet-fed carton printers for short to medium runs.
EFI Appoints Bill Muir as New CEO
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world
leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation,
today announced that its Board of Directors has named
William (Bill) D. Muir as its new Chief Executive
Officer. Muir was most recently the Chief Operating
Officer of Jabil, a product solutions company.
Special show and Science Campus address pioneering key issues of the polymer industry
Innovative materials and technology have been at the
heart of all presentations staged at the K trade show in
Düsseldorf, the international flagship fair for the plastics
and rubber industry. K 2019, which will take place between
16 and 23 October 2019, will also revolve around the key
issues of circular economy, resource conservation and
digitisation, all of which will be addressed at exhibition
stands and by the accompanying programme.
The special show, traditionally hosted alongside K
2019 under the known title of “Plastics shape the Future”,
will illustrate how plastics can have a sustainable impact
on our future, which developments have emerged today
and which visions have the potential of becoming reality
tomorrow. Centred on several topics, the seven-day event
will offer expert discussions, kick-off speeches,
entertaining presentations and exciting experiments.
Star Offset installs Konica Minolta bizhub Press C71cf
Star Offset, a label converter based in Bhiwandi, India,
has installed a Konica Minolta bizhub Press C71cf.
The converter is described as a leading player in offset,
narrow web flexo and allied printing activities.
The Konica Minolta press was sold by the press
manufacturer’s sales partner Insight Print Communication.
Operating on dry-toner electrophotography, the bizhub
Press C71cf is capable of producing a high image quality
of 1200 DPI with a maximum speed of 18.9 meters/min.
ACCUCHECK 2 makes zero-fault packaging a reality
In today’s hectic and time-pressured world, zero-fault
packaging is the Holy Grail of packaging production. Most
companies no longer have the luxury of Quality Control
personnel carefully checking their packing and filling
process – ever-tighter margins and increasing competitions
have seen to that. So instead, packaging must be – in theory
– fault-free on arrival. The onus for quality assurance has
shifted from the goods producers and packer-fillers to the
American commercial printing company reaps the benefits of the new Heidelberg CutStar 75
The decisive factor for purchasing a new Speedmaster XL
75 was Ross4Marketing’s ability to have it equipped with the
new CutStar 75 roll sheeter. “Under no circumstances would
we now buy a press without a CutStar; we expect the new
CutStar 75 to facilitate even more savings and even better
productivity,” says Eric Ross. “This is the answer to the
industry trend of more and more makereadies and lower piece
counts. We need to gang jobs together in a cost effective
manor. The new Heidelberg XL 75 was the answer. Our XL 75
with AutoPlate and inline press controls hangs 8 plates, in
perfect color and register every four minutes with about 150
sheets of makeready.”
Koenig & Bauer Compacta 818 for Belgium
B e l g i a n
investment in a
818 from Koenig
& Bauer. In spring
2019 the company’s third Koenig & Bauer press will go into
operation in Aalter, Belgium, alongside a Compacta 106 and
a Compacta 818. Bruno Braem managing director at T´Hooft:
“Our new press meets exactly the requirements we were
looking for. We are incredibly satisfied with our two existing
Koenig & Bauer presses and we have worked very well with
the press manufacturer for years. We are looking forward to
receiving our new press as it will strengthen our solid market
position even further.“ The press can pump out up to 45,000
80-page copies per hour.
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