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Lintec offers tamper evident labelstock

Lintec Europe is launching Securafol, a non-PVC, destructible labelstock designed to counter product tampering, warranty fraud and asset theft.
Securafol can be used for multiple applications, such as asset labels, security seals, product warranty labels and pharmaceutical box seal labels.
Securafol has a 50% higher tensile strength than conventional destructible vinyl and has low internal strength once the labelstock is applied to the surface. This unique balance makes Securafol easy to convert

Kodak reaches agreement with Montagu for sale of its Flexographic Packaging Division

Eastman Kodak Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity LLP, a leading private equity firm. After closing, the business will operate as a new standalone company which will develop, manufacture and sell flexographic products, including the flagship KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, to the packaging print segment.

Under its new ownership, the business will have the same organizational structure, management team and growth culture

Industry joins together for Global commitment

Suppliers from across the labels and packaging supply chain have signed up to a new global initiative to combat plastic waste and pollution.
The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment has been established to combat plastic waste and pollution by uniting over 250 businesses, governments and other organisations from around the world behind a common vision and a set of 2025 targets to address the problem at its source. It is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN

Koenig & Bauer to help printers

Koenig & Bauer has introduced ‘Gold Star Roller Service’, a roller service initiative to help printers improve press performance and maintain print quality.
The company identified that a press with rollers in poor condition or incorrectly set can cause major production and quality problems for printers. Resolving these problems can be time consuming and requires an identical skill level across all press crews.
To overcome these issues and assist its customers, the ‘Gold Star Roller Service’

Constantia Flexibles adds new portfolio

Constantia Flexibles has developed Ecolutions, a new line intended to combat the volume of waste produced every year through packaging.
Quoting figures from World Bank and the UN, Constantia Flexibles noted 2.12 billion tons of waste is produced every year. In 2050, it is anticipated 3.40 billion tons of waste will be generated in cities alone. The supplier’s own research, conducted by marketagent, found that 80 percent of end consumers prefer eco-friendlier packaging over a regular one and

Rotoflex introduces DF3 digital finishing unit at Labelexpo 2018

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.
“The DF3 is ideal for a business that currently operates roll-to-roll digital label presses and is ready to its optimise

RadTech adds new free course

RadTech has added a new email-delivered training course on UV LED to provide an introduction to the technology.
This is the second course in a series of free, email-based courses from RadTech, an association for UV and EB technology, to deliver educational lessons on various aspects of UV and EB technology. Each course features several lessons sent in a weekly email that should take roughly 10 minutes to read or see.
The new course on UV LED technology will cover the following topics: Ultraviolet

Tetra Pak introduces plant management service to boost customer profitability

The Swiss-based food manufacturing company, Tetra Pak, has unveiled Tetra Pak Plant Secure which is a new plant management service aimed at providing profitability improvements for customers.
Tetra Pak’s service will allow for an extended audit of the equipment and systems utilised across the entirety of the customer’s value chain.
The findings, along with Tetra Pak’s in-depth knowledge of the industry and data on food manufacturing, will enable its specialists to accelerate improvements across

Mondelez commits for recyclable packaging

Mondelez International recently announced a new commitment to make all packaging recyclable and provide recycling information by 2025. The company will work in partnerships so that packaging can be collected and recycled in markets around the world. This new commitment is part of the company’s strategy for a circular packaging economy and will help deliver its long-term vision for zero-net waste packaging.
The announcement reflects the company’s new purpose to empower people to snack right by

MPS customers celebrate awards

MPS congratulates various international customers for winning awards for labels printed on an MPS press. At the recently held FlexoTech Awards, Label Industry Global Awards and the South African GAPP Awards, MPS customers celebrated award-winning labels.
At the Label Industry Global Awards, held during Labelexpo Chicago 2018, Japanese customer Takara (parent company of Takara Pac) won the ‘Best of the Best’ Award for their Merry Christmas wine label, printed on their MPS EC flexo press. At the

Carlsberg chose hubergroup as main supplier for their beer labels

Carlsberg chose the global ink manufacturer hubergroup as main supplier for their beer labels. As part of Carlsberg’s ambitious sustainability programme “TogetherTowardsZERO”, the company is making its products more sustainable and ensuring that consumers can live more sustainable lives. To that end, Carlsberg looked at the entire value chain to improve every part of its packaging, and that also included the ink for their beer labels. To help with that, the company chose hubergroup as the main

Trelleborg has signed agency agreements with Pamarco and Bingham Flexo Services (BFS)

Trelleborg has signed agency agreements with Pamarco and Bingham Flexo Services (BFS) for the distribution of its Axcyl flexographic product line in the US and Canada. The three companies will be working together to promote Trelleborg’s Axcyl plate mounting sleeves, bridges and adapters for flexographic press applications. Thanks to the very close connection between Pamarco and BFS, the whole US and Canadian territory is to be ‘very well covered’. This will provide strong support to the North

Neenah has launched Kimdura Universal HC Synthetic Label Facestock

Neenah has launched Kimdura Universal HC Synthetic Label Facestock, the newest addition to the Kimdura Synthetic Paper portfolio for durable labels. Kimdura Universal HC enables end-users to print highly durable labels, using compact desktop printing technologies, without any additional lamination or overcoat. Kimdura Universal HC Synthetic Label Facestock is optimised for full-colour print-on-demand applications with demanding durability requirements, such as laboratory, anaesthesia (OR)

Stora Enso introduces sustainable RFID tag technology

Stora Enso has launched, sustainable RFID tag technology designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications.

Eco by Stora Enso is said to enable paper-based RFID tags, providing a plastic-free and recyclable option for packaging authentication. Eco RFID tags can be produced on a 100% fibre-based paper label, unlike traditional plastic tags, resulting in a lower carbon footprint for sustainability conscious B2B and B2C companies, said the

RadTech adds 10-minute UV LED training course

RadTech has added a new email-delivered training course on UV LED to provide an introduction to the technology.
This is the second course in a series of free, email-based courses from RadTech, an association for UV and EB technology, to deliver educational lessons on various aspects of UV and EB technology. Each course features several lessons sent in a weekly email that should take roughly 10 minutes to read or see.
The new course on UV LED technology will cover the following topics:Ultraviolet

Domino and MPS host hybrid open house

MPS and Domino have hosted the first edition of Hybrid Demo Days at MPS’ Technology & Expertise Centre in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The event welcomed visitors from Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the UK, and featured live demonstrations of the MPS EF Symjet with its integrated Domino N610i inkjet engine.

This hybrid combination of MPS’s flexo capabilities and Domino’s inkjet technology enables label converters to print cold foil, spot colors, multiple

Comexi CTec adds flexo pre-press training to 2019 schedule

Comexi is expanding its training schedule in 2019 with the addition of a new course focused on the flexographic pre-press process.
Delivered through the Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center (Comexi CTec), the program of this new course is currently being finalized and the date of the first edition will be published shortly.
As well as the new flexo pre-press training program, Comexi Ctec is to improve the training program for slitting and rewinding, including machine operation. Other training

Label Impressions develops world’s smallest ‘Micro ECL’ label for cosmetic industry

Label Impressions, a supplier of folded booklet and expanded content label (ECL label) production was awarded a prestigious Gold Ink Award for its Micro ECL, the world’s smallest multi-panel label.
Designed to meet the needs of cosmetic lipstick, lip and eye pencil products the MicroECL is sized at a mere ¼ inch, or just over 6mm with clear three-point type in both reverse and positive print. The label was developed at the request of a prestige cosmetics brand struggling to balance

BOBST develops new ACCUCHECK 2 in-line solution integrated into folding-gluing system for quality control

BOBST has developed a new quality control system, offering manufacturers the possibility to produce zero default boxes. ACCUCHECK 2 is a new in-line solution to inspect carton blanks for defects as they enter the BOBST folder-gluer. It is compatible with the latest generation of MASTERFOLD 75 / 110 or EXPERTFOLD 50 / 80 / 110 machines.
According to spokesperson, "It carefully checks carton blanks for defects and guarantees complete quality consistency at speeds up to 350 m/min. Based on the

ISO/IEC update packaging guide 41

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have updated Guide 41, an international document intended to help organizations ensure their packaging meets growing consumer needs.
‘ISO/IEC Guide 41, Packaging – Recommendations for addressing consumer needs’ provides guidance to product designers, manufacturers, regulators and others involved in decision making regarding packaging – including standards developers. The guide was

UPM Raflatac to introduce Vanish PCR

UPM Raflatac is unveiling its new Vanish PCR line of ultra-thin clear film labels available with 90% recycled content face and liners, a global first for sustainable packaging.
More and more iconic global brands are setting ambitious targets for incorporating recycled content in their packaging materials. UPM Raflatac’s Vanish PCR clear labels are ideal for any brand in the beverage, food, or home and personal care segment ready to achieve those goals by being suitable for a variety of rigid

Smurfit Kappa’s new website recognised for best-in-class user experience

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative new website has won a 2018 Sitecore Experience Award for its outstanding user experience.

The packaging leader’s website was commended by judges for building a ‘truly customer-centric digital environment.’

A central part of the brief was to showcase Smurfit Kappa’s large product portfolio in a logical and user-friendly way. Hundreds of packaging products can now be searched in three different ways and refined by sector and location in seconds.

The new website uses

Mactac introduces peel and reseal labeling products

Now offering more products for reclosure label applications, Mactac Performance Adhesives Group has launched at Labelexpo Amercias 2018, a new line of peel and reseal labeling products.
Mactac’s new Relatch portfolio features the company’s innovative peel and reseal adhesives, which help package designers meet consumers’ needs for the convenience reclosure technology provides. This new portfolio of film facestocks and specially engineered adhesives is ideal for demanding household, personal

Komori Corporation sets out roadmap for Impremia NS40

Komori Corporation plans to initiate field testing of the new 40in Impremia NS40 sheet-fed press, featuring Landa’s Nanographic Printing technology, in the spring of next year.
The Impremia NS40 is designed to combine the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset printing at a low cost per page.
It has the capability to print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks to synthetic substrates and paperboard – up to 32 point – without the need for pre-

DS Smith has pledged 100% sustainable packaging by 2025

DS Smith has thrown down the gauntlet in the sustainability arena by pledging to manufacture 100% reusable or recyclable packaging by 2025.
In its 2018 sustainability review, the international packaging manufacturer made a number of eco-minded pledges to make its operations more sustainable in the near future.
Other targets set down in the review included using 100% recycled or chain-of-custody certified papers by 2020, ensuring all suppliers comply with DS Smith’s own sustainability standards by

Durst partners with OMET for label printing

Italy-based photographic printing equipment manufacturer Durst has entered a strategic partnership with Omet.
As part of the partnership OMET will sell Durst’s Tau label printing product line in North America. The new partnership will focus on offering extended engineering capabilities, added services and combined digital and flexo printing expertise to label printers from a single source.
Both companies will combine their efforts to extend their reach across North America through OMET’s office

Labelink acquires Safety Seal Plastic

Labelink acquires Safety Seal Plastic, expands offering to Canada's flexible packaging market. Canada-based Labelink produces labels and flexible packaging and has a diverse portfolio of products and technologies. Labelink is a multi-plant organization which offers to their customers a multitude of print capabilities. Its primary focus is on quick turnaround time, superior quality and an ability to provide a diverse offering. Labelink serves business sectors such as food and beverages

UPM Raflatac acquires assets of Converters Express

UPM Raflatac has acquired the assets of Seattle, Washington-based Converters Express, expanding its presence in the Americas.
Specifically, this acquisition allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilities to the Northwestern US label market by offering label converters in the area an expanded range of paper, film and specials products – particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.
By opening a terminal in the Seattle area, UPM Raflatac will continue

Bobst hosts Coating Technology event for EMEA

Over 100 participants from Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) joined Bobst and other leading experts from different facets of the silicone coating and barrier film industries, for a two-day Coating Technology event, which was organised by Bobst Italia, in San Giorgio Monferrato Italy.
The occasion also marked the presentation of two Bobst CO 8000 latest generation coating lines designed for the market segments. Detlef Merklinger, head of the coating product line, Bobst Italia illustrated the

BOBST Roadshow outlines options available in Labelling and Packaging

BOBST, along with its partners in the industry, recently hosted a roadshow in the Philippines. Illustrated by BOBST specialists from different product lines and services organisation, by Mouvent, the BOBST Competence Center for digital printing, and by the representatives of partner companies – Atlas Converting, Coim, Dow, Esko, Flint Group, Kodak, Macchi, TKM – the presentations highlighted innovations that can add real value to label and packaging production.
The equipment presentations