2020 in review: Latin America

The world’s most urbanized region, where 80 percent of people live in cities. The most unequal, too, where a third of people live in poverty, often in sprawling slums not conducive to social distancing. A high number of people who rely on informal, cash-in-hand work, and therefore reluctant to...

Totalflex Indústria de Embalagens has invested in a Comexi Offset CI8

‘We are able to offer innovation and productivity to our customers, as well as sustainable printing, as a result of Electron Beam inks and lacquers,’ said Clodoaldo Martins Neto, executive director of Totalflex. ‘We strive to make a difference with the options that presently exist on the market...

Hamillroad Software has appointed Alpha Clicheria, a flexographic platemaker, to take its Bellissima DMS screening to market in Brazil

According to the company statement, Brazil is the fifth-largest packaging market globally, and the demand for producing sustainable packaging is increasing in the region.

‘Alpha is a pioneer in researching and developing new technologies,’ said Adriano Godoi, commercial manager at Alpha...

INX International Ink has officially merged all its South American businesses with parent corporation INX do Brasil

INX began operations in South America four years ago by acquiring one of the country’s leading manufacturers of flexographic and gravure packaging inks in São Bernardo, Brazil. In 2018, the company opened a new two-piece metal decorating facility in Itatiba, Brazil, and has since increased its...

Felipe Arias, general manager of Davis Graphics, Xeikon's new agent in South America

Davis Graphics works with leading global label and packaging manufacturers such as CCL Industries. It has recently been awarded Best Supplier of the Year 2020 by Asimpres, the Graphic Arts Association in Chile. The company is also looking to expand into other regions in South America and will...

Fedrigoni has completed the acquisition of Mexico-based Industrial Papelera Venus

Industrial Papelera Venus has a turnover of approximately 18 million USD and employs one hundred people. It is one of the leaders in the development, production, and distribution of self-adhesive materials in the region. 

‘This move is in line with our growth strategy in the increasingly...

Insight Pack International Corporation has installed a Comexi SL2 laminator and a Comexi S2 DT slitter

Insight Pack International Corporation, based in Santiago de los Caballeros, specializes in packaging for various food and beverage products, such as single wrap and pouches for coffee, cookies, and pasta. The company is also active in the tobacco sector, which includes pouches for cigar leaves...

Contiweb has appointed Marcos Maricate as its sales and service agent for Mexico, expanding his previous role as an agent for the company in South America

Marcos Maricate and his company Cinnx build on a 22-year partnership with Contiweb, acting as the local contact for the South American region both before and after Contiweb’s independence in 2018. He will be supported by Contiweb in the USA, with American engineers continuing to service...

Julian Robledo, owner and general manager at Jetrix

Established in 2008 and based in Mexico City, Jetrix is contracted to supply and support Xeikon’s full range of products for the commercial as well as label and packaging sectors and cover all market requirements in the area. 

Mexico is a growing market for Xeikon in Latin America. With...

Mondi has confirmed its plans to open the new state-of-the-art paper bags plant in Cartagena, Colombia, in January 2021

Mondi’s first operation in South America reinforces the group’s strength as a global paper bags supplier with a wide local footprint. The new plant will enable Mondi to improve and grow its services to serve customers in the region better.

Cartagena is an important location for the new...

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