ICE Europe 2011 recorded its biggest year ever as the show closed on November 10, with visitors, exhibitors and floor space growing. 
 
The 7th International Converting Exhibition was staged at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, having moved from the M,O,C also in Munich,...

Jan De Roeck, director of Solutions Management at EskoArtwork, looks at how short runs can be made more attractive by speeding up the packaging production process and illustrates this with a case study on Kärcher's products
 
Packaging has just a few seconds to grab the...

Pinar Kucukaras, marketing manager of Duran Machinery, explains how the company is responding to changes in demand for newer carton designs, produced on standard models as well as tailor made Omega folder gluers
 
We all know that it takes more than productivity, efficiency...

Latin America editor James Quirk reports on an innovative joint venture between three companies in Brazil that resulted in the first Latin American installation of Agfa’s :Dotrix modular digital press. The company says it will allow it to be profitable for short and medium run length work...

Group editor, Andy Thomas, looks at the challenges facing narrow web converters looking to move into flexible packaging and carton applications. This is a major opportunity for shorter run production as marketers look for new solutions
 
For many years, narrow and mid-web...

Marco Calcagni, director at Omet, discusses how one press manufacturer has responded to changing market demands using in-line flexo and hybrid machines originally developed for label printing
 
The idea of using in-line flexo and hybrid machines, developed for label printing...

Frank Wagner, a director at MLT, discusses the changing market for customized applications with filmic substrates. Laser technology is predicted to become increasingly important in the packaging industry
 

The original concept for this form of laser processing was for micro...

North America editor Danielle Jerschefske looks at how the mid-to-narrow web package printing industry has taken shape in recent years to produce anything the client may need to differentiate their products on the shelf
 

Modern market dynamics beg for rapidly changing...

Jörg Linnenbrügger at Fischer & Krecke, evaluates the technology and explains how it works on a modern CI flexo press. smartGPS is an RFID communication system between plate mounter and press that has dramatically improved press setting time

This technology sets a new and...

Digital printing of cartons is giving brand owners new marketing opportunities and is matched by a new generation of finishing machines, writes John Harrison, Director, KAMA, UK and Ireland
 
Printers and brand owners alike are becoming increasingly familiar with the...

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