Tresu to exhibit iCoat coater at Interpack '17

At Interpack 2017 on the HP stand, TRESU Group will demonstrate the productivity of its iCoat flexo coater for applying added-value varnishes to digitally printed folding cartons and synthetic materials, seamlessly inline with an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press.
TRESU iCoat applies TRESU’s private label iVarnish range of UV-curable or aqueous varnishes, adhesion properties on both plastic as well as board substrates. Like the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, TRESU iCoat has a maximum speed of up to

Spandex launches fast wrap film option

Spandex has launched a fast wrap film option following launch of  its new SLX cast wrap from Arlon.
Suitable for use by wrappers of varying levels of experience, the film can be  handled by a single installer, removing the need for two people and offers a faster vehicle and fleet wrapping option which prolongs the life of printed image's.
SLX Cast Wrap is a gloss white repositionable cast film with FLITE Technology - a lite contact system allowing graphics to float over a surface until firm

UPM Paper ENA will be expanding its presence into Austria

UPM Paper ENA will be expanding its presence into Austria. "We already have wide geographical coverage in Germany, France and Finland, but the latest product development initiatives enable us to increase and strengthen our local presence in Central Europe and to improve our service promises to customers nearby," says Matthias Reh, product portfolio director at UPM Paper ENA. UPM Brite papers are available in up to 80 brightness levels. "Extended print runs at various coldset customers have

Spandex has announced the availability of the new 3M Wrap Overlaminate Series 8900

Spandex has announced the availability of the new 3M Wrap Overlaminate Series 8900. The Series 8900 brings texture and striking finishes such as carbon fibre, brushstroke and sparkle, in a range of colours, to wraps and other signage applications. The new range of overlaminates includes brushed metal appearance, carbon fibre appearance, red sparkle, Sunburst Gold: Gold sparkle, Mystic Silver: Medium silver sparkle, Starry Silver: Intense silver sparkle, Frosty Silver: Satin silver sparkle.  

EyeC has launched the Proofiler 1200 DT and Proofiler 1700 DT

Manufacturer of print inspection systems, EyeC has developed inspection systems for secure medium to large format print sample testing - the Proofiler 1200 DT and Proofiler 1700 DT.  The inspection systems identify all relevant defects in a combo job on a typical press sheet (1060 x 750 mm or 42‘‘ x 30‘‘) with multiple die positions can be inspected in less than two minutes. The system verifies the complete sample content against a signed-off PDF file or printed proof and checks all texts

Kiian Digital to launch system

Kiian Digital will introduce Digistar Bravo; the disperse digital ink for direct printing on machines fitted with Kyocera printheads at Fespa in Hamburg.
Digistar Bravo has been developed with Industrial textile printing requirements in mind.  The range consists of 11 vivid colours among which, the 2 blacks stand out for their deep intensity; high rubbing and light-fastness. “We are very excited; Digistar Bravo has been subjected to the stricter testing enable superior performance in Industrial

Kodak breaks new ground for Flexo growth in Weatherford

Kodak hosted customers and community leaders at an April 20th groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Oklahoma to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the region to accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates. The ceremony and associated celebrations featured a ribbon cutting by Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, and remarks by Flexographic Packaging Division President Chris Payne and Kodak customers.
The theme of the

hubergroup launches new UV ink system

hubergroup  has announced the launch of new UV ink system, under the brand name “NewV poly MGA” at this year’s UV DAYS event complies with the “EuPIA Guideline on Printing Inks applied to the Non-Food-Contact Surface of Food Packaging Materials and Articles”. The cured ink film contains only components that do not migrate or migration-capable constituents that have been evaluated for contact with foodstuffs.
“More and more printing houses and packers are now taking advantage of the benefits

Middle East Summit to happen at Dubai

Middle East Packaging Summit 2017 to happen in Dubai from 18 to 19th September. The Summit is being organized by Fleming.
The two day summit is going to have multiple conference sessions from several speakers and industry experts. Visitors will get opportunity to meet owners, packaging converters, digital printers & Labelers, packaging machinery providers, and many more.
With the theme of exploring innovations in packaging, the Middle East Packaging Summit 2017 will attract over 120 packaging

Konica Minolta unveils product enhancements at Gulf Print

Konica Minolta unveiled its latest technological advances in hardware, software and business consultancy services that are propeling the industry forward. Additionally, they gave attendees a glimpse into its vision for the future of the print industry by highlighting the potential evolution of the industry.
Being one of the companies to recognize the importance of commercial printing, Konica Minolta has contributed to the development and expansion of the digital printing market as a company in

Plastprintpack & agrofood turns positive

Plastprintpack & agrofood Nigeria 2017 closes on a very positive note. The event attracted over 1,958 visitors (+15%) from all over Nigeria discussed their business with 110 exhibitors from 20 countries.
This 3rd International Trade Show on Plastics, Printing & Packaging enabled thousands of business meetings between professionals from all over Nigeria and global technology leaders and solution providers.
It was the biggest show in the Landmark Centre and the first to fill both halls

Metsä Board wins award

Metsä Board has recently won the Luxe Pack Shanghai ’in green’ Award, in the best eco-friendly Packaging Solution category, with its skincare gift box.
The skincare packaging concept is designed to promote sustainability while providing a unique user experience. The concept represents a winning combination of Metsä Board’s pure, lightweight and stiff paperboards and the company’s innovative packaging design service for more ecological and convenient solutions. The brief was to look at ways to

Mimaki gets certification

Mimaki has announced  that its Sb54/310/410 and Sb320/420 sublimation inks have achieved the ECO PASSPORT certification from OEKO-TEX.
ECO PASSPORT is a mechanism by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their products can be used in sustainable textile production. It authenticates the safety of chemicals used during the production of textile dyes, pigments and finishing agents. OEKO-TEX is the first system proving the safety of textiles in Europe, and Nissenken is the exclusive

Smurfit Kappa, Sun to unveil coding solution

Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with Sun Chemical to introduce a new digital laser-based coding solution that supports customer packaging and labelling requirements.
The new coding solution for secondary cartons combines Smurfit Kappa’s flexo printed corrugated boxes with Sun Chemical’s SunLase activated coating system resulting in late stage coding, which allows customers to laser mark packaging at the end of manufacturing operations.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Sun Chemical, experts

X-Rite buys ColorCert software assets

X-Rite has acquired ColorCert software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany.
Since 2013, X-Rite has been the exclusive distributor of ColorCert software, a real-time colour and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters to simplify colour communication across all internal and external stakeholders.
As part of the agreement, X-Rite will acquire all ColorCert software assets and intellectual

Sun Chemical launches two new UV flexo inks

Sun Chemical launches two new UV flexo inks. The two products are having 'high' performance product ranges, SolarFlex Integra and SolarFlex FSP, to its global SolarFlex family of narrow web, UV flexo inks. The new SolarFlex Integra inks have been designed for label, sleeve and packaging markets that have no requirement for migration-compliant food packaging and replace the SolarFlex Nova SL range. Primarily for surface printing on flexible films and labels where migration-compliant food

Futec appoints Orion as distributors for MEA

Futec appoints Orion as distributors for MEA. Manufacturers of automatic flaw detection systems for print and surface inspection for commercial, packaging and label markets, Futec has  appointed Orion Co as partners for the Middle East region. Orion will serve UAE from 1st February 2017 and the rest of the Middle East from 1st May 2017. Mohannad Naqqasha, general manager of Orion  commented: “100% inspection systems not only deliver economic benefits such as waste reduction, they give users

International Paper has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute

International Paper has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company. "At International Paper, it is our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Our 55,000 global employees are committed to improving people's lives, the planet and our company's performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day," said Sharon Ryan, senior vice president, general counsel & corporate

Mondi at Interpack

“Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, will show how its packaging solutions are addressing current trends at interpack. Consumers today are sophisticated and demanding.
They prefer packaging that is convenient and that helps them make a buying decision. According to a survey from the market intelligence agency Mintel on Packaging Trends 2017, today’s consumers are also attracted by packaging that stands out through unusual and pleasing design, texture or innovative features.

New Ricoh Pro C5200s supports flexible

Ricoh has launched the Ricoh Pro C5200s series of digital colour cut sheet presses,  the C5200s and Ricoh Pro C5210 to support print-for-pay businesses, commercial printers, in-house print centres and corporate reprographics.  
The new series runs at print speeds of 65 and 80 pages per minute at 1,200 x 4,800 dpi across a range of media up to 360 gsm, announced the manufacturer.
 The embedded paper library has an intuitive User Interface to support operators. Image quality is comparable to the

Flint Group has launched its patent-pending rotec Eco Bridge

Flint Group has  launched its patent-pending rotec Eco Bridge for use in flexographic printing presses and on plate-mounting equipment. The rotec Eco Bridge is an adapter with a breathable metal ring at the operator side which creates an air pillow to allow fast mounting of sleeves. The rotec Eco Bridge allows for reduced air volume requirement. A standard adapter normally needs about 720 l/min of compressed air at six bar of pressure to mount a sleeve; the rotec Eco Bridge can achieve the same

Printeriors 2017 exhibition to be held between 8th to 12th May 2017

Printeriors 2017 exhibition will be held between 8th to 12th May 2017 at Messe Hamburg, Germany.  The conference, for interior designers and architects, will explore the benefits of using print as a medium for interior design and how it can transform interiors, whether for hospitality, residential, retail or corporate purposes.  Roz McGuinness, divisional director of FESPA, commented: "We introduced the hotel concept at Printeriors 2016 and received fantastic feedback from visitors to the

Hybrid Software has launched PACKZ website

Hybrid Software has launched  PACKZ website.  Hybrid Software has created an extensive series of short videos to demonstrate the different features within Packz which is professional PDF editor for packaging and label workflows. The native PDF software, which runs on Mac OS X and Windows platforms and provides 64-bit multi-processing and multi-threading facilities, eliminates the need for file conversions or proprietary file formats. Today, there are more than 1,200 PACKZ licences in use around

Flint Group just published a new Raw Material Update

Flint Group just published a new Raw Material Update to explain raw material trends since January 2016 and the company’s expectations for the remainder of the year. It starts with the statement 'The world is not becoming easier'. Jan Paul van der Velde, senior vice president Procurement, IT and Regulatory of Flint Group explains: crude increases year over year of 50%,   currency and trade challenges, increased cost of sea freight due to supply reduction and reduction of available shipping

Sappi announces new expansion projects

Sappi has announced a range of projects in Europe and the United States to support its growth strategy & 2020 Vision to increase its global product offering to packaging and speciality papers customers.
Range of projects launched for period 2017 to 2019 include: expanded lightweight packaging and speciality paper capacity at Alfeld Mill; conversion of Maastricht Mill to produce high quality solid bleached board and transition of the Lanaken Mill PM8 over three years to support coated

J.Vilaseca ups paper prices

Spanish specialty papermaker J.Vilaseca announced that it will increase the price on all its paper lines by EUR 50 per metric ton. The price increase is effective from 1st March.
In a press release, Carles Torredemer, sales manager, said, "The continuous increase in the price of cellulose, energy and other raw materials, exacerbated by excess demand, continues to cause a continuous deterioration of profitability, so we are forced to announce an increase of [EUR 50 per ton] in all our ranges."

hubergroup develops sheet-fed printing ink for high-volume printing of food packaging

Printing ink manufacturer, hubergroup has announced that it has developed sheet-fed printing ink for high-volume printing of food packaging. NATURA GA series with its latest MGA NATURA series starting 1 February 2017.
MGA NATURA will be available as process inks, as spot inks in line with the classic colour guides and also as bespoke corporate design colours.
All components in the formulation are evaluated and the production process is subject to thorough checks and controls, which means MGA

Color-Logic, iC3D take software to new level

Color-Logic has announced the support of their process metallic colour system by iC3D from Creative Edge Software for prototyping labels and packaging.  
Discussing the certification, Color-Logic CTO Richard Ainge commented: "The Color-Logic Design Suite (plug-ins and palettes for Adobe) was developed to enable designers to create decorative effects at a fraction of the time required to do so manually.  Because time to market is a critical factor in the packaging and label market today, with

Coveris has invested £3m in its cartonboard division

Packaging giant Coveris has invested £3m in its cartonboard division. The international packaging manufacturer invested in a raft of new machinery, site refurbishment, upgrades to existing equipment and a new staff training programme for 2017.  The new machinery, which includes a six-colour Komori GLX-640 with coater, two Jagenberg Diana glue lines, a Heiber & Schröder window patcher and an Iberica cutter-creaser, should all be operational by summer 2017. A spokesman for Coveris said that

Xeikon is creating a dedicated sales, service and support operation in Australia and New Zealand

Xeikon is creating a dedicated sales, service and support operation in Australia and New Zealand. The new division will be fully operational in February 2017. The decision follows the acquisition of Xeikon by Flint Group following a thorough review of synergies between the companies.  Bent Serritslev, managing director Asia Pacific explains: “After assessing the opportunities for both companies we have decided the time is right to establish a direct sales and service organization in Australia