Clondalkin develops recycled shrink sleeve
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has developed a shrink sleeve that contains post-consumer recycled content (PCR), reducing landfill waste, greenhouse gases and energy consumption. The new technology has been developed in partnership with a UK-based distributor of thermoplastics. The PCR does not impact on the quality of the finished product which means that the film clarity, print quality and shrinkage properties are exactly the same as would be found in standard PET shrink sleeve film material, according to the company.
Interpress Printers invests in flexo technology from Koenig & Bauer
Interpress Printers (IPP), is a young c o m p a n y focused on the printing of f a s t - f o o d packaging and operates from headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. IPP has already built up a fine reputation among its customers and is currently enjoying a period of dynamic growth. To accommodate the flood of new business, production capacity is now to be expanded at new premises in the Malaysian capital. After a series of visits to companies in Europe, it was decided to invest in an ultramodern flexo printing line from KBAFlexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG.
Prof. Kamal Chopra Felicitated by TAI
The Textile Association of India (TAI) - the apex body of Indian textile industry, felicitated Prof. Kamal Chopra for his contributions in printing engineering.The felicitations was the part of the Global Innovators and Researchers Conclave, organized at the DeenbandhuChhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonipat, Haryana. This two day conclave was attended by the top leaders of textile industry of India besides the students and faculty of DCR University. Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Kumar Anayath, Vice Chancellor of the University was the Chief Guest of the Conclave.
Sun Chemical launches SunCure Accuflex UV
Sun Chemical has launched SunCure Accuflex UV, a UV ink system for primary and secondary food packaging that is not manufactured with Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials and meets low migration specifications. Designed for both folding carton and flexible film packaging applications where high press performance, color vibrancy and regulatory compliance are critical, SunCure AccuFlex UV flexo inks are said to offer good adhesion to a variety of film substrates, provide great flexo viscosity stability under high shear conditions, and exhibit excellent UV cure response. Available in North America, SunCure AccuFlex UV inks can be used for a variety of paper packaging applications and feature low post-odor properties that are essential to many brand owners.
Remarkable wins for BOBST customers and its technology partner Graphilabel at FlexoStars 2017
The inventor of the revolutionary THQ printing technology took away the Prix de l’Innovation at the competition for the best work in flexographic printing. The jury also gave awards (FlexoStars) to four Bobst Group customers for the quality of their work in the corrugated cardboard category. “Before THQ technology was invented, printing professionals using flexography couldn’t reproduce an image’s full richness and emotion on a product package. The color range was restrained and ordinary printing on corrugated cardboard was impossible due to the fluting. Reproducing a motif in color necessarily meant reducing quality. THQ has changed all of that,” said Didier Guenu, founder of Graphilabel, in Rheims, France, who received the Prix de l’Innovation on behalf of the company during the FlexoStars competition on December 14, 2017, in Saint-Malo, France. Organized by ATF Flexo (the French flexography association), the awards honor the best flexographic printing work every year.
All American Label targets the wine and spirits market with Nilpeter MO-4 offset press
All American Label, with facilities in Dublin, California and Memphis, Tennessee, has installed a new Nilpeter MO-4 offset combination press as it targets growth in the wine and spirits market. The Nilpeter MO-4 offers combination printing based on lightweight sleeve technology. MO-4 offset presses can be configured according to the customer’s needs, and is ready for integration of future applications. The MO-4 integrates easy-load sleeves for both offset and flexo printing.
Chroma becomes first Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 customer in Poland
Chroma Printing House, one of Poland’s largest printing companies, has invested in Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1 to grow its online printing business by moving further into digital. After extensive testing and a successful installation in January, the commercial printer is making money on a range of applications. These include posters, flyers, business cards, calendars and other marketing collaterals in their state-ofthe- art 5,500m production facilities in Zary. This first installation of the AccurioJet KM-1 in Poland will complement other solutions for Chroma from Konica Minolta, which include the MGI JETVarnish 3D digital spot UV coater. It will further strengthen Chroma’s position as an innovative print company looking to develop new applications that the B2+ digital press can deliver.
Al Jawad invests in productive technology
Measurable factors such as p o p u l a t i o n g r o w t h , e c o n o m i c prosperity and c o n s u m e r behaviour form the generally accepted basis for predictions regarding the future demand for packaging. And the indicators are positive all over the world. In the Middle East, and especially in Saudi Arabia, an above-average increase in demand is expected. Saudi Arabia is today already importing packaging from the neighbouring countries.
Top-tier brand-owners speak on Extended Color Gamut and packaging at BOBST “20SEVEN - We make it happen” Open-House
The value of Extended Color Gamut (ECG) printing in terms of graphic quality, consistency, cost and time efficiency is widely acknowledged. However, implementing a new production methodology is a process that impacts on many organizational and operational aspects along the production chain and it is a decision that goes far beyond the acquisition of the suitable printing equipment. This is why, in line with its commitment to support its customers’ activities, at the upcoming flexo printing event hosted in the Competence Center of the production plant of Bobst Bielefeld, in Germany, BOBST will provide visitors with an all-round experience that goes beyond the presentation and live demonstrations of the new 20SEVEN, BOBST latest CI flexo press.
Heidelberg and WEIG implement new digital business model for folding carton printing
Growth is on the cards for folding carton producer FK Fürther Kartonagen, which forms part of the WEIG network of companies. In creating a new digital business model, WEIG is drawing on the experience, advice, and technology of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). “We’re looking to turn our Emskirchen site into a folding carton business that leads the way when it comes to availability and flexibility. We’re therefore entering into a partnership with Heidelberg in which our strategic and business interests are aligned. Under the new business model, Heidelberg will no longer make its money by supplying press components, but solely by achieving agreed productivity and growth targets,” explains Toni Steffens, Commercial Director of WEIG Packaging.