Durst and Omet partnered for the XJet hybrid press

Over the last decade this multi-facetted and complex industry has transformed dramatically, with major advances in inkjet press design and printhead technology, as well as developments in substrate materials and inks formulations.

It is Vandagraf’s view that growth of color inkjet digital...

Rotocon reports record-breaking Propak Africa

Rotocon had a presence spread across three stands at the triennial Propak Africa, held this year on March 12-15. The 17 confirmed orders included: five Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ series UV inkjet presses; five Rotocon Ecoline RDF 330 digital label converting lines and four Ecoline RSD 330...

Flint: Global raw material hike caused by explosion

The March explosion spread to adjacent facilities, causing nearly 80 deaths, injuring hundreds of people and forcing thousands of evacuations of nearby areas. The Chinese government has forced shut-downs at the industrial park, as well as others nearby, to allow for investigations and safety...

AR Packaging makes strategic acquisition in Africa

Nampak Cartons Nigeria is a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments. The company serves a broad market of primarily multinational customers in the tobacco and food segments from its production facility in Ibadan, Oyo State. Currently,...

Pyrotec PackMedia invests in Africa’s first Durst Tau 330 RSC to add digital label printing

Pyrotec has a national footprint with branches in major business centres across the country and offers an extensive range of services including on-pack informational and promotional devices, coding and labeling equipment, and self-adhesive products for offices and homes. It is part of the...

Toyo Ink Group to open sales office in Morocco

Eyeing the future economic progress of Africa, the company will set up its very first office on the continent, Toyo Ink North Africa, for the medium- to long-term timeframe, with paid-in capital of €2.4 million EUR ($2.7 million USD).

Toyo Ink North Africa will be engaged in developing...

L9 announces World Label Awards winners

The judging took place in Chicago the day before Labelexpo Americas at the exhibition venue. The L9 is an alliance of global label associations formed to jointly formulate policies and to collect strategic information of global interest to the worldwide label industry.

The current class...

The event is claimed as the MENA region’s leading trade show for the packaging and commercial print sectors. With the show displaying the newest in multi-substrate presses, wide and narrow format digital presses, laser die-cutting, smart labels/packaging, and software, it is aimed primarily at...

Each year on September 24, South Africa celebrates Heritage Day. This year saw some stunning packaging reflecting for this special day, reflecting strong design influences.

It’s clear that the stubborn relics of Africa’s post-colonial struggles are finally crumbling – in ways that clichéd narratives and labels such as ‘Africa Rising’ or ‘emerging markets’ could never quite capture. Unlike the past, where foreign intervention was common, Africa is now liberating...

UPM Raflatac opens new slitting and distribution terminal in South Africa

Operational since December 2018, the new Johannesburg terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The grand opening of the new terminal was celebrated on February 7, 2019 with over 100 participants from...

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