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Liberty invests AED 1 m in Petratto Metro 78 folder-gluer


Liberty printing press has bought Petratto Metro 78 folding & gluing machine from Afra.
Briefing PrintWeek MEA of reason for this investment, operations manager, Manish Mukundan says “Being around for 25 years in UAE print market, we were always into commercial printing segment, this investment will take us a step closer to packaging.”
Petratto is well known for its folding and gluing options and to have a closer look at the machine, I have visited the Petratto stand at Ipex2014 in London where I come to know that this is the machine which we had in our mind. In addition, the length of the delivery are extended which enables us to take in any complex or complicated packaging design in single pass and with the 6 glue guns which factually

Al Ghurair expanding capacity with added investments

Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing has enhanced capacity by backing the packaging segment with new investments. In the last few months, the printshop has purchased 2 Komori machines – a 4-colour and a 6-colour with coater, the iUV600s LED UV 4-colour digital printer, the Riso ComColor GD 9630 and Xerox CP 1000i.
Explaining their reasons for this invesment, general manager Lakshmanan Ganapathy says: “In the printing industry the demand for newspapers, magazines, brochures, books, and

Uflex makes waves with Flexfresh solution

Uflex provided a solution to enable Deccan Field Agro Industries to export the Indian Papayas to Dubai by sea. The Uflex UAE branch was one of the reason to make it feasible.
Deccan Field Agro Bangalore, which has large plantations of Papaya in Southern India, was looking for the perfect Packaging solution to export Papaya by Sea Freight. It found that Uflex offers the appropriate technology and solution.
Uflex has been offering its AMAP (Active Modified Atmosphere Packaging) solutions across the

Omya has signed agreement with Ittihad Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi

Ittihad Paper Mill, Abu Dhabi, UAE has signed a cooperation agreement with Omya of Switzerland to manufacture Precipitated Calcium Carbonate. Omya is a major player in the Carbonate Minerals Market and its expertise should help Ittihad Paper Mill to produce high-quality writing and printing paper. The new PCC plant is predicted to come online in the third quarter of 2018 with an initial production of 100,000 metric tons every year. The PCC is going to be based on the Omya Multifill concept in

Canon ME has announced the latest devices to join its range of i-SENSYS printers

Canon ME has announced the latest devices to join its range of i-SENSYS printers -i-SENSYS MF730 and MF630 series and i-SENSYS LBP650 and LBP610 series for SME's.   Shadi Bakhour, B2B Business Unit Director, Canon Middle East, comments: “As more and more businesses are expected to support a flexible working culture, it has become crucial for both home office users and SMEs to have access to reliable printing and scanning technology on-the-go. The new i-SENSYS devices support the advanced

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  • Exhibtion

    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.