CMYUK has opened a major national logistics distribution hub situated at Bloxwich, Walsall, UK

This new 50,000 sqft warehouse is suited for storing and distributing roll-to-roll media up to 5m wide. Capable of holding up to GBP 15m worth of stock, the new facility consolidates CMYUK’s existing warehousing into a single central UK location that will offer an enhanced level of delivery and...

Bobst and its partners have released Generation 2.0 samples of high barrier flexible packaging

After several different samples of mono-material standup pouches (MDO PE, BOPE, BOPP and CPP) were launched at K 2019, the partners involved have continued their investment and research to progress the samples further, to ensure all industry requirements are met in terms of processability,...

DNP Imagingcomm Europe has introduced M295HD 4.0, an extra-long thermal transfer ribbon designed for in-line printing of flexible packaging materials.

The M295HD 4.0 has been developed for use in diverse applications, including food and beverage, healthcare and cosmetics. The product prints especially well on synthetics, such as PP, PE and PET, while it also shows a solid performance on coated papers. 

The ink layer is carried on a...

Brands often recognize the advantages of new label technologies, but find it too disruptive to change production line technology

The news in this issue of L&L of a potential breakthrough in clear-on-clear self-adhesive label technology is an exciting one. Signite is a technology developed by Actega...

Mondi has been recognized at the Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards for its EcoVantage, WalletPack recyclable and functional barrier paper.

The annual Green Packaging Star Awards recognize environmentally friendly packaging and recycling technologies, as well as packaging-related improvements in operational processes in production, logistics, and distribution. The award is presented by Kompack magazine and the Austrian Research...

Li Wen has been appointed senior director and general manager for graphics in Label and Graphic Materials EMENA.

Wen, who relocated in August from Shanghai, China to Oegstgeest, Netherlands, will be reporting to Hassan Rmaile, VP and GM for Label and Graphic Materials EMENA.

‘This appointment reflects both Li’s resilient leadership while managing the Covid crisis, his extensive industry experience...

UPM Raflatac has appointed Philip Coates as its new key account director for Americas

Coates has over 25 years of experience in the pressure-sensitive label (PSL) business, most of which he spent in various leadership and sales roles at UPM Raflatac.

‘We are seeing rapid changes happening in UPM Raflatac’s customer base and the Americas PSL market. Consolidation is...

Holmen Iggesund has launched a paperboard coated with Bio E, a barrier coating technology made from 75 percent renewable raw materials

Paperboard packaging has come as a welcome change for many food and beverage brands eager to reduce their use of plastic and improve their carbon footprint. And while this has been an enormous improvement in sustainability, the barrier coatings laminated on paperboard to protect food continue to...

Avery Dennison has received RecyClass endorsement, claimed to be the market first certification for film compliant with HDPE recycling guidelines

RecyClass guidelines state that for packaging to be fully recyclable, the polyethylene (PE), machine direction oriented (MDO) or polypropylene (PP) label must be removable through the cold wash process, which uses water heated to 40 degrees Celsius. 

This is the most common method of...

Wausau Coated Products has promoted Gretchen Kray to business manager for distribution products

Krey has an extensive career with Wausau Coated with technical, purchasing, and sales roles that support her expertise in this new position.  She will be responsible for the sheet product mix and merchant relationships across North America and will manage the distribution sales team.  

‘I...

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