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Packaging

BOBST to showcase process technology

As standard when going to the Labelexpo series of events BOBST will put on a show on its stand #D10 at the first edition of the Labelexpo Southeast Asia, occurring 10 – 12 May 2018 at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.
“The Southeast Asian market has been keeping us very busy of late. The label and packaging industry is booming and the interest in our range of solutions is high and continues to grow” comments Matteo Cardinotti, managing director of Bobst Firenze and head of BOBST narrow & mid-web multi-process product line. “The event is a great opportunity for showing our equipment live to a wide number of converters in the SEA region and we are gearing up to provide them with a memorable experience when they visit our stand”.
The BOBST M1

First SAGA seminar receives warm response in Nairobi

The first Sub Saharan Gutenberg Association (SAGA) Seminar was held at the Academy of Graphic Technology in Nairobi on 1st March. Organized by Flexofit, Chespa and KulChespa, operators and product managers of local printing companies and repro houses enjoyed a day full of educational information. The instructive seminar ran a basic flexo training and gave an overview about printing processes, flexo prepress, flexo plates and equipment, plate mounting, ink systems, anilox rollers, doctor blades

Kernow’s new certified synthetics and KernowPrint MetaliK

In response to the wide format market showing a growing interest in packaging, Kernow Coatings has developed KernowPrint MetaliK for fast production of shinny packaging in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold, now available in B2 sheets, the company stated.
KernowPrint MetaliK is a 345μ cardboard with a glossy front face, while the rear side has a white finish. The MetaliK side of the material - available in Silver, Gold or Rose Gold - offers unlimited print options and pattern effects especially with

Price increase by Zanders

Due to continuing increases in costs for raw materials such as pulp and chemicals as well as for energy, Zanders is forced to announce a further price increase of 4-7% for all paper grades except Chromolux paper and board, the company informed in a press release. Zanders sales director John Tucker said, “Especially the pulp prices worldwide continue to increase and there are no signs that this will slow down.” The price increase will become effective for all orders that are being invoiced after

Treofan launches new IML label film EWR50

BOPP specialist Treofan has launched the new version of the IML label film EWR. The company said that with a thickness of 50μm, it offers greater efficiency and larger surface yield. This benefits brand manufacturers and converters in the food and packaging industry. By comparison, the previous EWR57 film with 57μm thickness provided a surface yield of 18.3 m2/kg.
Treofan adds that just like the EWR57, the solid white EWR50 enables the efficient production of labels. The IML decoration with EWR