SPGPrints to present its RSI III at Labelexpo

SPGPrints will present solutions for rotary screen printing workflow for label and packaging applications with its new RSI III rotary screen integration unit taking centre stage on its stand at Labelexpo Europe from 24 September in Brussels.

According to a press statement, the RSI III unit is a fast, cost-effective way of applying value-adding functional and visual effects in a single pass at speeds up to 150m/min (492fpm). The unit is particularly suited for adding white ink of the highest opacity for no-label look applications, creative spot and flood varnishes, metallic effects, and, opaque colours for brand designs. Tactile effects including raised lettering and Braille (up to 250 microns) can be applied in an uninterrupted process.


Industrial packaging market in MENA to witness 5.2% CAGR

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest report revealed that the industrial packaging market in the MENA region stood at $3,372.5m in 2016 and is estimated to reach a valuation of $5,053m by the end of 2024. Revenue from the sale of industrial packaging products in the region is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2016–2024).

According to the report, the demand for industrial packaging in the Middle East and Africa is likely to remain robust owing to the

Polar unveils new software to make automated cutting posible

Polar Mohr, a high-speed cutting machine manufacturer from Hofheim in Germany, launched its Compucut soft-ware which makes automated cutting possible.

“Nowadays, companies have multiple jobs daily and combination sheets often require complicated cutting runs that involve numerous programming steps. The software ensures that the increased set-up times caused by manual creation of cutting programmes for low-volume print runs are eliminated,” stated a press statement from Polar.

Compucut uses

New overlaminates for product packaging applications by Mactac

Mactac recently announced the launch of three new overlaminates for product packaging applications. “Designed to give product-packaging labels added protection, dramatic appearances and superior shelf appeal, the new overlaminates are ideal for packaging applications in markets such as health and beauty, household goods and food packaging,” stated Mactac.

The new products include: LTC01275 – a 0.7-mil matte clear soft touch overlaminate. Features a high clarity acrylic adhesive, a 50# white