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It is the publication that simultaneously cover so many industry segments including pre-press, offset printing, screen printing, Hologram, labels, Security printing & Parer, digital printing, flexo, gravure, foil, rotary, web printing, publicity, advertising, post-press, finishing, coating, engraving, out door and wide format signage, magazines, newspapers, pulp, paper and paperboard trade & industry.

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CEO FAKT Exhibitions Muhammad Saleem Khan Tanoli elected 1st Vice-Chair of UFI Asia Pacific Chapter for three-year term

Chief Executive Officer, FAKT Exhibitions (Private) Limited Muhammad Saleem Khan Tanoli has been successfully elected 1st Vice- Chair of the UFI Asia Pacific Chapter for the term of three years. President and the Executive Committee of UFIThe global association of the e x h i b i t i o n industry have congratulated Muhammad Saleem Khan Tahnoli for being elected by his fellow C h a p t e r members.

Mosca introduces new cross-strapping machine for corrugated cardboard industry

Mosca has introduced its first cross-strapping machine, which is designed to provide flexible and gentle strapping for corrugated cardboard products. Known as the Universal Corrugated Bundler (UCB), the new machine can be used to strap complex four or sixpoint folding cartons aligned with products on up to six sides.

SOCIPACK renews its confidence in Comexi

Comexi, global provider of flexible packaging solutions, and SOCIPACK, leading company in the Ivory Coast’ flexible packaging field, have strengthen their partnership. The Ivory Coast company has purchased a new Comexi flexographic press F2 MB, a top-of-therange laminator Comexi DUAL and a leading slitter Comexi S2 DT that have been already installed in its headquarters located in Abidjan.

Blown Film Technology for Bio Materials at SmartFlex line in France

A new law entered into force in France in 2016 prohibiting the distribution and selling of nonbiodegradable- polyethylenebased disposable bags. The thickness of disposable bags cannot be lower than 50 microns.

Imagink quadruples capacity with Durst Rho P10 200 6c + W printer

The fully integrated, endto- end marketing communications solutions provider from Aylesford, K e n t , specialises in point of sale and point of purchase. The investment was part of a company-wide s p e n d supporting a full refresh of its customer-centric approach.

Nutis Visual Communications Selects the Komori Lithrone G40

Komori America Corporation announced today that Nutis Visual Communications (Nutis.com), a fourth-generation premier supplier of visually creative print, point-ofpurchase and visual merchandising solutions located in Columbus, Ohio, has purchased its first Komori press. The six-color Lithrone G40 (GL640C) with conventional UV will expand the company’s capabilities to deliver exceptional print quality on difficult stocks, faster turnaround times and greater operational efficiencies in the pressroom.

Fujifilm's J-Press 720S Accelerates Short- Runs at Floor Productions

“The J Press 720S is almost the culmination of what I’ve seen coming for years,” said Raymond Ballew, VP of administration, Floor Productions. “I knew digital printing would be taking over someday. With the digital inkjet technology, I believe there will come a day when litho will be more-or-less obsolete. Fujifilm’s J Press 720S is a giant step in that direction.”

Olympus Speeds to Silver and Gold with API foil

A TA cold foil from brand enhancement specialist API is behind a spectacular increase in production speed and quality at a leading label print company. Olympus Print Group chose the foil from API after a long search for the perfect foil provider and type, and has been highly impressed by the results it has delivered.

QIPC-EAE given major confidence boost by D B Corp Ltd.

Over the last year, Indiabased printing concern D B Corp Ltd. (Dainik Bhaskar), having dailies in 3 languages, has placed no fewer than five different orders with Q.I. Press Controls - Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE). Various printing presses in Aurangabad, Bhopal (two orders), Noida and Shivdaspura have been fitted out with systems from QIPCEAE, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment.

Consolidated Label Expands Digital Printing Capabilities

Consolidated Label Co. has added an HP Indigo 8000 digital press to its production line-up to keep up with increased demand for digitally printed custom labels. This latest addition will enable the company to expand production capacity, reduce set-up costs, and improve turnaround time.

Dominion Packaging takes Flexo Printing to New Speeds

Flexo printing meets quality of gravure and offset printing with new technology rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters pave the way Flint Group experts offer support for best practice and development With a culture of innovation, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA selected the latest technology in flexo printing to produce premium folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets when deciding its print direction.

Mosca presents Universal Corrugated Bundler

Flexible, gentle strapping of complex products: The Universal Corrugated Bundler (UCB) is Mosca’s first cross-strapping machine designed for the corrugated cardboard i n d u s t r y. T h e manually o p e r a t e d C E - compliant m a c h i n e s t r a p s complex fouror six-point folding cartons.

Konica Minolta takes industrial print to New Zealand

Konica Minolta Australia is widening its footprint in the region with the introduction of the company’s industrial print offering into the New Z e a l a n d market. Citing N e w Zealand as a p r i m e area for growth, the company has made major investments to break into the country’s market with its Australian namesake helping by sourcing people and expertise to back it up. The Australian company's regional national manager for industrial print, David Cascarino, and sales director, David Procter, were recently in New Zealand to promote the expansion into the neighboring market.

EKKO is first in Ukraine with Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet label system

Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has secured its first sale of a Durst Tau 330 in Ukraine. EKKO, one of Ukraine’s biggest label-making companies, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017, describes itself as the “oldest company” in the independent Ukraine. From five people at the start, more than 80 staff are now employed at EKKO that turns over €2million annually.

Uflex Launches New Low Opacity Polyester Film

Uflex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials manufacturer, has recently launched FLEXPET F-WTGAS, a low opacity, good gloss white, anti-static twist wrap polyester film.

SOCIPACK installs a Comexi F2 MB

Comexi and SOCIPACK have strengthened their partnership. The Ivory Coast company has purchased a new Comexi flexographic press F2 MB, a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi DUAL and a leading slitter Comexi S2 DT that have been already installed in its headquarters located in Abidjan.

Xeikon 9600 digital press performs as a workhorse for leading marketing services provider DME

For companies that require both exceptional color coverage and benchmark productivity from their digital presses, dry toner is the preferred technology. DME Delivers, a leader in marketing services, has recently installed its fourth Xeikon digital press, the Xeikon 9600, to produce the vibrant, high-quality, as well as quick turn, work their customers require.

Xerox launches new white toner

Xerox has launched White Dry Ink for the optional fifth unit on its iGen 5 digital production colour cutsheet press. Available for both retrofitting and with new machines, the new toner will be shown for the first time at Print 17, Chicago next month and will be available from October.

CTI introduces heatactivated ink to detect tamper evidence

Chromatic Technologies (CTI) has launched ‘Tamper Alert’, a new heat-activated ink technology that will help to detect tamper evidence in labels and packaging for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and other industry products.

COE launches tool for printing plate archiving

Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (COE) has recently developed the ‘coe cam’ which allows their customers to automatically archive their printing plates in future, as well as finding them again.

ARC International launches sleeve division

ARC International has begun full time production of nickel-based sleeves. “There has been a marked uptick in the use of sleeves by printers in recent years,” said Micheal Foran, CEO of ARC International. “Our customers were in need of a reliable alternative to the fiberglass sleeves that had been the norm early on in sleeve development.”

New CEO for Manroland Swiss AG

Georg Riescher, 59, has been appointed CEO of Manroland Swiss AG with immediate effect. He will be responsible for the companys overall operation and business development in Switzerland.

Coveris purchases two lines from Gelpack

Coveris has reached an agreement with Gelpack to purchase two Hosokawa Alpine coextrusion lines, following Gelpack’s fall into administration earlier this month.

QuickLabel Announces Availability of High- Volume Printing Plug-in

AstroNova, Inc., announced the availability of a high-volume printing (HVP) plug-in from the company's QuickLabel business unit with the support of SAP Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Management software.

Sun Chemical to Showcase a Wide Range of Packaging Solutions at PACK EXPO 2017

Sun Chemical will take brand owners and their converting partners from concept to consumer with its innovative solutions designed to help brands achieve their unique packaging goals while enhancing pressroom activity.

Adare in mass Xerox install

Adare Secure Essential Communications (SEC) has replaced 13 legacy machines with six new Xerox presses plus a Duplo bookletmaker as it continues to streamline its production capabilities.

Konica Minolta 'completes' Accurio family

Konica Minolta has launched its new AccurioPress C6100 series of colour production printers. The new series, which comprises the C6085 and C6100, became commercially available in two stages, with the C6100 launched at the beginning of July and the C6085 last week. The series replaces the bizhub Pro C1085 and Pro C1100 machines, which are no longer in production.

Treofan installs wide web BOBST metallizer for Mexico plant

Treofan have recently installed a new BOBST K5000 3650 mm wide metallizer; the investment replaces two old and inefficient metallizers with a machine equipped with the latest innovations and technology from BOBST who are the market leaders in the field of vacuum metallizing machinery.

EVO XD for the leading ink manufacturer from Japan

Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. is one of Japan's leading ink manufacturers. To further advance the development of new inks for the printing of flexible packaging, the company recently decided to invest in an ultra-modern flexo press system from KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA). “With the EVO XD, we have found exactly the press we were looking for.

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