Wanjie Europe has a dedicated demonstration area to showcase semi-rotary offset printing

Madrid, Spain-based Wanjie Europe has been created by Grupo Impryma in partnership with Chinese manufacturer Hebei Wanjie Machinery. This partnership has been forged to sell Wanjie’s series of WJPS semi-rotary offset press into the European market.

The founding business within the group...

L-R: Floors Coetzee of Sabre Equipment, Johan Struwig of Namibia Plastics and Sascha Skora of Reifenhäuser

The journey began around a New Year’s Eve barbeque fire in 2010, when Wernich Meyer mentioned to his friend Johan Struwig that his South African company required a packaging film distributor in Namibia. Struwig, looking for a meaningful change from his financial services management job, decided...

Flexo investment leaves letterpress behind in Japan

Today it supplies labels on the leading edge of technology designed to solve problems in a range of fields from food and cosmetics to logistics. With 90 employees, it serves the food, cosmetics, toiletry, medical, automobile and logistics markets.

The company is rather unusual in that it...

Slitting process of BOPP film

Ramneek Jain, CEO at Max Speciality Films, says: ‘We have had a significant improvement in capacity which is reflected in our growth. The new line will bear sweeter fruit as we develop and commercialize more specialty products.’ 

The fifth BOPP manufacturing line has almost doubled the...

An example of a cannabis label provided by Jones Packaging © Jones Packaging Inc, 2019

So what happened? Many experts are pointing to regulatory ambiguity that is slowing down the supply chain, and packaging constraints that are squeezing the market. 

‘It’s become quickly apparent that that $7 billion mark isn’t going to be met,’ says Andrew Wong of Jones Packaging. ‘A lot...

More than 200 attendees gathered for the new plant opening in São Paulo, Brazil

More than 200 customers and industry representatives – from around 100 different companies – attended the event, and were able to tour the facility and see local production of premium flexible dies for the Brazilian and South American markets. 

Representatives from industry supplier...

L-R: Li Guoqiang of Spande, Ju Jinyuan of Hyprint and Frank Xie of Domino

Shanghai Hungyuan Transfer Paper Co (Hyprint) was established in 1993 as an integrated supplier of high-quality labels. Today its products are used across a wide range of end use sectors including food and beverage, stationery and toys, household appliances, clothing and footwear, glass and...

Hybrid printing developments were on show

Alongside the established trends of short run label production and variable data printing, this saw LED curing and multi-layer labels for extended content and peel and read applications looked at in more detail, both through hardware and the consumables involved.

A 6-color Focus Proflex...

Loop models: e-commerce and in-store

Packaging and product manufacturers are well aware of the environmental impact of their companies, the negative press about single-use plastics in our oceans, consumer demand for more sustainable solutions, recycling rates with room for improvement and jam-packed landfills. TerraCycle, the...

The innovations were unveiled at Bobst’s facility in Florence

The company and its Revo partners used the event to launch a series of innovations. Two of these were related to flexo inking and color matching: Ink-on-Demand (IoD) and DigiColor. 

The IoD inking system replaces conventional inking reservoirs with a single rubber pipe that dispenses 30...

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