Cron Europe has appointed Stefan Werner as its new sales director for the EMEA region

Werner has joined Cron Europe from Mitsubishi International, where he served as department manager for international sales and distribution for Graphic Arts Materials. As EMEA sales director at Cron, he will assume responsibility for the supplier’s continued growth in Europe, the Middle East and...

Stuart Gallup has been promoted to position vice president of Mark Andy's offset business

Mark Andy is to acquire Presstek, with its product portfolio and employees to be integrated into Mark Andy.

This has seen Stuart Gallup promoted to vice president of its offset business....

24 entries have been named as class winners, with a further 15 receiving honorable mentions

The L9 is an alliance of global label associations formed to jointly formulate policies and collecting strategic information of global interest to the worldwide label industry.

The WLA competition is judged by an international panel of judges representing each of the participating...

Al Mawrid will receive a Heidelberg ICS multi-process press including modular units for cold-foiling, gravure printing, in-line die-cutting and embossing

Al Mawrid Printing & Advertising, a unit of the Thomsun Group, produces a variety of packaging, including food packaging, bakery boxes, medicine boxes, perfume boxes, kraft boxes, e-flute boxes, duplex and food board printed boxes, PE coated board printed boxes, and special packaging board...

In September 2014, global CtP manufacturer Cron entered the North American graphic communications market with the formation of Cron-ECRM. The new business unit, Cron-ECRM FBU, will be led by...

Siegwerk announces price increases of packaging inks, varnishes

The industry has experienced recent sustained cost increases for quality raw materials and further increases are anticipated during the course of 2018.

'Siegwerk continues to devote a large number of resources to identify efficiency mechanisms and alternate raw material sources and works...

Gulf Print & Pack Summit 2018 is a conference-led two-day educational event aimed at commercial printers, label and packaging converters, brand owners, designers and other members of the printing supply chain

The Middle East and surrounding markets have not been immune to these trends but are set to benefit. According to statistics from Smithers Pira, the total value for printing in the Middle East will be worth more than US$20 billion for the first time in 2018 as the market continues to grow and...

Thinfilm has signed British American Tobacco Global Travel Retail as a new customer for its SpeedTap NFC tags

BAT GTR is launching a connected edition of its Dunhill brand using SpeedTap tags. The on-carton tags, which integrate with Thinfilm's CNECT cloud-based platform, convert each physical Dunhill product into a digital channel that facilitates direct brand-to-consumer connections. BAT GTR will use...

Pictured (from left): Abdalah Al-Hareri, general manager, Al Kharafi; Ahmad Al Khars, CEO, Al Jawad Group; Ehsan Al Khars, general manager, Al Jawad Carton; Noureddine Amalou, sales manager Koenig & Bauer

Measurable factors such as population growth, economic prosperity and consumer behavior are to drive future demand for packaging around the world. In the Middle East, and especially in Saudi Arabia, an above-average increase in demand is expected. Saudi Arabia is today already importing...

Pictured (from left): Abdalah Al-Hareri, general manager of Al-Kharafi Saudi Arabia; Baker Al Nasser, Salman Group general manager; Noureddine Amalou, MENA sales manager at Koenig & Bauer

Noor Carton & Packaging is a member of the Salman Group, which operates not only printing plants serving the commercial and flexo segments, but also companies for medical and IT products. The individual business units are described as being ‘committed to continuous process improvement and...

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