Wipak UK has installed a Comexi S1 DT slitter to expand its capacity in laser scoring

‘This new slitter will assist us in the firm establishment as the Wipak Group Centre of Excellence for Laser Scoring,’ said Andrew Newbold, managing director of Wipak UK. ‘The Comexi S1 DT with a laser will complement our sustainable product portfolio and contribute to our long-term commitment...

Mondi has produced recyclable mono-material packaging for Bell Germany, decreasing its plastic waste by 35 tons per year

Bell Germany has launched a mono-material recyclable WalletPack for over 30 products, including Seranno, Prosciutto and Savoy sliced ham. The new technology replaces a multi-material non-recyclable plastic, using 37 percent less material than standard, modified atmosphere packaging. This switch...

Zecher, has partnered with Miraclon to demonstrate how consistent, high-quality results can be achieved with various packaging applications produced on flexo using CMYK process colors

The project, executed in cooperation with a range of partners, including Miraclon that provided the Kodak Flexcel NX plates, aimed to prove that uniform color and image reproduction on a range of different substrates can be achieved using flexo printing.

To maximize the relevance,...

Actega has launched Galacryl 89.501.14, claimed to be the world’s first soft-touch effect decorative coating for laminate tubes

According to Actega, the new water-based dual-cure technology solves the previous issues of long-term scratch, abrasion, and stain resistance associated with soft-touch effects. 

André Soterio, head of sales for labels in EMEA at Actega, said: ‘Soft-touch effects on the packaging are very...

Richard Kelsey has taken over the CFO tasks at Constantia Flexibles

Kelsey joined Constantia Flexibles in October 2010 as group head of M&A, subsequently assuming the responsibility of group controlling and accounting for three years before taking on the role of SVP of the Finance Consumer Division on July 1, 2020. Since October 2020, he has been interim CFO...

ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to open its second Canadian facility in the Greater Toronto Area

‘We opened ePac Vancouver in December 2019 and realized the same rapid growth we’ve seen in other ePac locations around the world. Our value proposition of five to 15 days turnaround and low minimums resonates well with the Canadian market, and we’re excited to bring our community-based focus to...

Kalyar Replica Limited has purchased Bobst Vision K5 high-performance metallizer to bring the process in-house

The machine ordered by Kaylar Replica is equipped with Bobst AluBond for the production of CPP and BOPP with high barrier and high adhesion levels, as well as Hawkeye monitoring system.

The Bobst Vision K5 enables the company to handle various film types, including heat-sensitive and thin...

Multisac, one of the leading flexible packaging specialists in Portugal, has acquired a third Comexi ML2 laminator to increase its production capacity further

Multisac Flexible Packaging produces and sells flexible packaging using flexo printing, digital printing, solventless and solvent-based laminating, and rewinding. In addition to operating in Portugal's domestic market, Multisac exports its products to Spain, France, and Portuguese-speaking...

Image examples of common flexible packaging types. Source: Esko

Flexible packaging can be defined as primary packaging without any fixed shape that is designed to hold products, goods, solids, liquids, creams, pastes or powders. 

A range of factors need to be taken into account when designing flexible packaging for a particular application. How will...

A typical web-fed hybrid label press construction. Diagram based on images originally developed by FFEI and Canon

More recently, the major conventional press manufacturers have moved to building new generation flexo printing and finishing machines, maybe incorporating screen as well, that have four, five or more inkjet units incorporated into one complete production line. Such machines are now classified...

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