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Fully equipped KBA Rapida 106 for Deluxe Packages

A seven-colour Rapida 106 in a double-coater configuration will be entering production at Deluxe Packages in Karachi/Pakistan in autumn. It is the longest sheetfed offset press ever installed in the 60‑year history of the company, which supplies packaging for the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and confectionery branches, as well as POS displays. Rehan Shafi Siddiqui and Zeeshan Mustafa Shafi Siddiqui represent the second generation at the helm of the family business.

Saima Packaging reports benefits with Bobst RS 4003MP

Saima Packaging, a packaging converters from Pakistan, has detailed the benefits it has recorded since investing in a Bobst RS 4003MP gravure press, which has cut make-ready times and reduced waste. Installed at Saima Packaging’s flexible packaging production facility in Karachi, Pakistan, the 8-color Bobst RS 4003MP is an electronic shaft gravure line fitted with a shaftless printing cylinder system and the Bobst Registron register control system integrated with the electronic shaft system. Saima Packaging further specified its RS 4003MP with the fully automatic TAPS pre-register setting system.

GMSA Industries, Faisalabad select Haitian Injection Moulding Machine Mars International Series

GMSA industries Faisalabad selct Haitian Injection Moulding Machine MARS II SERIES. N i n g b o H a i t i a n H u a y u a n Machinery has always been a leader and pioneer in Chinese industry for high Injection Moulding Machines.

Gold fai machinery sold ultrasonic label cutting machine Gf-2080b to Ahmad Lace Works, Karachi

Ahmed lace works provides products and services for Labels Woven in Karachi sekect gold Fai Machinery GF-208B ULTRASONIC LABEL CUTTING MACHINE with cutting width of 75mm & length 10-99mm with the speed of 600pics/m.

Bobst celebrates 75th Anniversary

This year marks 75 years since Switzerland-based Bobst started designing and producing folder-gluer machines for the packaging industry. One of the very first such machines, a PCR382, was set up in 1942 at the Zeiler company near Bern, Switzerland.

Polar opens renovated training center

Polar offers traineeships in both commercial and industrial professions, including industrial management assistant, industrial mechanic and mechatronics engineer. The 3.5-year traineeships feature a combination of practical work and theoretical training at vocational schools. Industrial trainees have their own workshop, where two instructors focus on the professional qualification of the trainees.

Konica Minolta launches Professional Print Division

Konica Minolta has launched the Professional Print Division in Europe, a new division created to reflect the growing importance of the industrial and commercial printing sectors to the company.

Bright Colours In “Green” Print Products

The environmental label Cradle to Cradle follows the concept to certify products that can feed back into biological or technical cycles when their life cycle has come to an end. With regard to print production, finished print products will either be recycled or introduced into the biological cycle as compostable waste.

Reprographic Systems First In Uk To Adopt Esko’s Crystal Technology

Esko the global leader in integrated hardware and software solutions for packaging brand management, design and prepress has installed the first XPS Crystal 5080 exposure units at Reprographic Systems in Ireland. The company has also invested in two of the latest Kongsberg Digital Finishing Cutting Tables plus Esko WebCenter software.

Technomec has successfully used OHIO engravers for years

Technomec Roll Manufacturing Company in Ahmedabad is the largest manufacturer of gravure cylinders in India. Spectrum engravers from OHIO have been an essential part of the Indians’ path to success. This is reason enough for them to expand their capacity by two of the latest machines.

Bobst Italia hosts gravure innovation event

Hosted in San Giorgio Monferrato, Bobst Italia showcased its product range including the latest configuration RS 6003C HS gravure press. The gravure innovation forum and open house was attended by 180 guests, including 150 converters coming from numerous countries worldwide.

Kerry Foods adopts IML-T

The quality and value benefits of RPC Bebo’s In- Mould Label Thermoforming (IML-T) have seen the technology b e i n g e x t e n d e d into the butter and marg a r i n e s p r e a d s sector with t h e introduction of a 500g tub for longstanding customer Kerry Foods.

Parkside partners with Veg-Fresh to launch reclose lidding film in the US

UK-based packaging specialist Parkside is launching reclose lidding films for snack pots into the US through Handy Candy pots. Developed for customer Veg-Fresh, the Handy Candy pack features a PET pot with complementary printed reclose PET laminated lidding film. Handy Candy, which can contain either tomatoes, blueberries or an organic range of fruit, is claimed to be the first of its kind in the US, and has been created to tap into the c o u n t r y ’ s developing onthe- go snacking m a r k e t .

Avery Dennison expands manufacturing in Malaysia

Avery Dennison has commissioned a high speed hotmelt adhesive coating line at its manufacturing facility in Bangi, Malaysia. This latest investment is primarily designed to serve the company’s customers’ in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Ultimate Digital’s KitKat personalisation wins HP award

Ultimate Digital won the award for their recent project f e a t u r i n g personalised KitKats that c o m b i n e d variable digital print and S m a r t f l o w, working closely with Nestle. The annual Inkspiration Awards, this year hosted in Lyon, France on 7 June, showcased the very best work from HP customers.

API launches Holonique Boutique custom decorative holography service

API has launched Holonique Boutique, a custom service intended to extend the use of holograms as a d e c o r a t i v e effect. API said the custom d e c o r a t i v e h o l o g r a p h y service is intended to p r o v i d e s p e c i a l i z e d knowledge in the use of h o l o g r a p h y and 3D d e s i g n s , which it described as an ‘integral part of the product pack design’, adding an ‘extra dimension’ to brands across the food, drinks, personal care and beauty sectors.

Greiner Packaging presents an enhanced range of products for the Russian market for the first time

Greiner Packaging established a joint venture with Plastic System, the Russian plastic packaging producer, which previously served the market under the brand Souzpromplast. The new company has since been o p e r a t i n g under the n a m e G r e i n e r P a c k a g i n g S y s t e m .

Renz launches new Lamigo Laminators with faster warm-up times

Renz, a leading German manufacturer of binding and laminating machines, has launched three new pouch laminators that are specifically aimed at the office market – the Lamigo A3, A3 Pro, and Lamigo A4. The Renz Lamigo series offers an elegant design, impressive performance and use 4- RSH-technology “which guarantees a short warm-up time of just 30 to 45 seconds,” said the company.

Groundbreaking Technology, Educational And Networking Opportunities At Pack Expo Las Vegas

Sustainability, efficiency and product safety are among the top issues to be addressed with the latest packaging technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Centre, Sept. 25–27), produced by PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies.

BASF increases prices for glues in Europe

With immediate effect BASF increases prices for all its Kaurit and Kauramin glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe on top of fluctuations in raw material prices as of the month of July. The price increase is necessary due to higher costs for personnel, maintenance and logistics.

4over Purchases Scodix Ultra Pro with Foil Enhancement Press

Scodix, the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced they have sold and installed a Scodix Ultra Pro digital enhancement press to 4over.com, headquartered in Glendale, California.

Xaar releases 5501 aqueous printhead

Xaar, a world leader in industrial inkjet technology, has added the Xaar 5501 to its portfolio of aqueous printheads. Available later this year, the compact and lightweight Xaar 5501 complements the existing Xaar 1201 and Xaar 5601, and provides OEMs looking for an aqueous printhead from Xaar with a wider choice.

HELL's fresh appearance with new Heliograph look

Clearly structured content and a modern look are the trademarks of HELL Gravure Systems’ completely renewed website. The relaunch highlights the Kiel-based company’s reputation as an innovation leader and solution provider for the prepress area.

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To Chinese Label Industry’s Founding Father

Professor Tan Junqiao, founder and honorary chairman of the China Label Sub Association of the Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC), has been chosen as the recipient of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Label Industry Global Awards.

Daetwyler Graphics' newly developed HelioMicrofinishing belt convinces

The newly developed HelioMicrofinishing belt for cylinder-surface polishing from Daetwyler Graphics is precisely coordinated with the company’s own polishing machines. It is also a very good value for the money. Compared to market standards, the new HelioMicrofinishing belt wins over users with its improved results when it comes to precise cylinder surface polishing, especially in regard to homogeneity and handling. Daetwyler Graphics engineers achieved this through an extremely optimized selection of the grains.

Siegwerk awarded Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certification Gold

As part of the fifth Cradle to Cradle experts’ meeting in Vienna, Austria, Siegwerk’s new Sicura Litho NutriEco UV offset ink range has been awarded Material Health Certification Gold by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA). According to the EPEA, Cradle to Cradle is a design concept that is ‘inspired by nature and represents innovation, quality and good product design’.

PrintReleaf Brings Verified Reforestation to Commercial Printing and Packaging

At PRINT 17, the quadrennial commercial printing and packaging exposition in Chicago-- PrintReleaf will introduce a product that enables commercial and package printers to offer their customers verified reforestation to offset the paper used in their projects.

Meypack introduces ‘small3’ solution for case packing

Designed for small formations of small products within a small space, the VP 600 stands out with its fast format changeovers and hygienic design in a stainless steel execution. The continuously operating VP 600 is ideally suited for sophisticated products such as soft packages / pouches, yoghurt cups or aluminium cups.

Ricoh launches new direct-to-garment printers

Ricoh has made its official entry into the directto- garment (DTG) printing industry with the release of the Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 Printers. “As AnaJet, we led the industry in establishing the trend of direct-to-garment printing.” said Karl Tipre, CEO of AnaJet.

Gallus and partners share technologies and vision

Gallus has used an open house event at Avery Dennison’s facility in Mentor, Ohio to update US label printers on emerging trends and technologies. Avery Dennison’s Mentor facility has been confirmed as the new Gallus ECS 340 demo center, and the machine manufacturer used this as an opportunity to gather together several business partners presenting complementary technologies on UV curing, air drying systems, mounting systems, finishing equipment and materials.

Gallus and partners share technologies and vision

Gallus has used an open house event at Avery Dennison’s facility in Mentor, Ohio to update US label printers on emerging trends and technologies. Avery Dennison’s Mentor facility has been confirmed as the new Gallus ECS 340 demo center, and the machine manufacturer used this as an opportunity to gather together several business partners presenting complementary technologies on UV curing, air drying systems, mounting systems, finishing equipment and materials.

Videojet launches new printer with predictability technology

The printer is designed to provide a smarter way to print, where predictability and productivity can drive lower costs over the lifetime of the continuous inkjet technology.

UPM introduces new Raflasec range of security labelling materials

UPM Raflatac has introduced a new Raflasec range of security labelling materials for the European market. The new Raflasec range includes four new products, including Holo Security, Fibres, Seal and Chameleon, which are said to have a twoyear shelf life from their manufacturing date.

Finat And Tarsus Celebrate A 25 Year Partnership

Two iconic brands in the labelling industry – Labelexpo and FINAT (Stand 11A31) – will celebrate the 25th anniversary of a successful partnership at this year’s Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, 25-28 September.

Inland receives G7 certification for fourth consecutive year

Inland Packaging has achieved G7 Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards, worldwide.

Bell & Bain Focuses On Quality And Flexibility With Ricoh Pro Vc60000 Technology

Bell & Bain will be the first European book printer to elevate its digital book printing service with the Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed production inkjet platform.

Avery Dennison and Rotolabel collaborate

Avery Dennison and South Africa’s Rotolabel will provide responsibly sourced label materials for a range of products for Woolworths South Africa. In this collaboration, Avery Dennison will provide FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified materials to Rotolabel, which will convert them into labels customized to Woolworths’ requirements.

SIG filling technology boosts production at Spanish cooperative

The COVAP cooperative’s production facility in Pozoblanco (Andalusia) is now using SIG Combibloc filling technology to fill ‘Hacendado’ milk with different fat contents in combiblocSlimline 1,000 ml carton packs from SIG Combibloc.

Coca-Cola awards Constantia Flexibles

Coca-Cola has presented Constantia Flexibles with Supplier of the Year and Outstanding Innovation awards. Constantia Flexibles was chosen for the Supplier of the Year award for its proprietary SpearRC technology, which delivers 100 percent recyclable pressure-sensitive labels.

Lecta introduces new wetstrength high-gloss metallized facestock

Lecta, a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, as as well as coated and non-coated papers for publishing and commercial printing, has introduced Adestor Metal HG WS – a high-gloss metallized self-adhesive facestock with wet-strength properties.

Konica Minolta signs partnership agreement with Insight Print

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India has appointed Mumbai-based Insight Print Communications as a channel partner to represent its bizhub Press C71cf in East and West India for label printing.

New Heidelberg kit up and running at MPS

The machine is said to be the most versatile press Heidelberg has manufactured for the premium packaging sector. According to Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS), the press has passed its final acceptance tests. It was installed at the start of the year.

Folienprint increases production capacity with Bobst 20SIX duo

Folienprint, a company specialized in the printing and finishing of flexible materials and part of the Rako Group, has increased its production capacity with the installation of two Bobst 20SIX CI f l e x o presses. T

Grup Maculart expands capacity with Rapida 105 PRO

Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona) is one of Spain's leading producers of folding boxes and patient information leaflets for the pharmaceuticals industry. In August 2016, the company invested in a five-colour KBA Rapida 105 PRO with coater and extended delivery in order to further enhance its productivity and capacity.

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