To what extent are label converters looking to diversify their businesses?

But the core product manufactured on these machines – pressure-sensitive labels – remained remarkably constant for most of this time. 

The reason is not hard to find – there was little motivation to change. The two decades from the mid-1970s were a period of sustained growth for PS labels...

Esko streamlines MPM’s artwork process, introducing 85 percent cost savings

MPM brands are sold in 49 countries worldwide, with offices in the UK, Australia, and the USA. The introduction of a collaborative online workflow platform, Esko WebCenter QuickStart, and 3D design tool, Studio, has enabled the company to consolidate its artwork process and bring CGIs in-house,...

Omet has formalized the new role of Roberto Speri as a key account manager and offset business developer for the Italian market

The decision to create the new role within the Omet’s Label and Packaging Division's commercial structure is a response to the development strategy in the flexible packaging, wine, spirits, and parallel markets where the offset combined technology is required.

Speri, who joined Omet in...

The Green Packaging Showroom has gathered approximately 1,000 attendees

The event presented the technological advantages of printing with offset or flexo Electron Beam curable inks and its use in a wide range of flexible packaging applications.

‘In partnership with SP Group, Elif, Chemosvit, Amcor, Vishal Containers, ESI, Sun Chemical, INX International, Dow...

MDM-Flex has installed its first 10-colour, fully automated MPS EFA 340 flexo press to speed up production and focus on high-quality printing of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging

MDM-Flex’s new MPS servo-driven flexo press with a 340 mm print width includes an automated print control system, UV dryers, capabilities for thin monofilm printing, and several converting options positioned on the rail system. 

‘To take advantage of evolving technologies, upgrading our...

Toyo Ink Group and Itochu Corporation have partnered to establish a plastic recycling scheme to recover and reuse multilayer film packaging materials

The two firms plan to develop the technology needed to create a circularity of multilayer flexible packaging by making currently unrecyclable multilayer plastic packaging into a recyclable material by 2022. 

The collective goal is to boost the plastic material recycling rate to more than...

H.S. Crocker has invested in Fusion C flexo press from the Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) portfolio

The 42in, 10-color Fusion C, with two additional downstream print stations, will give H.S. Crocker flexibility with both front and backside print capabilities at its Huntley, Illinois, later this year.

‘We’re extremely excited to be working with PCMC on the next phase of our growth as a...

Sappi and HP Indigo have joined forces to advance paper use in the flexible packaging market

According to both companies, several European surveys indicate that the type of packaging is a hugely important factor with consumers at the point of sale. Paper and cardboard packaging ranks highest with consumers for sustainability attributes, including being home compostable, better for the...

EasyPack installs V-Shapes Alpha machine

 In addition to producing hand sanitizer, the company also packages and exports food products, such as honey, peanut butter, grappa, olive oils – anything liquid to semi-solid.

‘I have known the Burattini family for many years,’ Dr. Hennie du Plessis, CEO of EasyPack Packaging, stated. ‘...

Emsur has obtained ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications for all nine production plants

The award of ISO 9001:2015 underlines Emsur’s determination and a culture of continuous improvement based on a standardized quality management system at all of its sites. Similarly, ISO 14001:2015 certification acknowledges the group's production efficiency and its efforts to prevent and protect...

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