Konica Minolta Wins Good Design & Good Packaging Award 2019

Konica Minolta's bizhub i-Series recently won the Good Design Award – an international design award for products such as industrial goods, architecture, software, systems, services no matter tangible or intangible, as long as it is created to fulfill certain ideals or purposes. The winning products are given a 'G' mark as a proof of the award.

According to the screening committee, the entire range of Konica Minolta's multi-functional printers has adhered to the design identity and succeeded in further refining the concept. "The operation panel with a minimum set of keys makes the series more compatible with mobile devices while improving operability through the user experience, user interface and universal design. As a result, the company

SPGPrints to present its RSI III at Labelexpo

SPGPrints will present solutions for rotary screen printing workflow for label and packaging applications with its new RSI III rotary screen integration unit taking centre stage on its stand at Labelexpo Europe from 24 September in Brussels.

According to a press statement, the RSI III unit is a fast, cost-effective way of applying value-adding functional and visual effects in a single pass at speeds up to 150m/min (492fpm). The unit is particularly suited for adding white ink of the highest

Polar unveils new software to make automated cutting posible

Polar Mohr, a high-speed cutting machine manufacturer from Hofheim in Germany, launched its Compucut soft-ware which makes automated cutting possible.

“Nowadays, companies have multiple jobs daily and combination sheets often require complicated cutting runs that involve numerous programming steps. The software ensures that the increased set-up times caused by manual creation of cutting programmes for low-volume print runs are eliminated,” stated a press statement from Polar.

Compucut uses

Industrial packaging market in MENA to witness 5.2% CAGR

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest report revealed that the industrial packaging market in the MENA region stood at $3,372.5m in 2016 and is estimated to reach a valuation of $5,053m by the end of 2024. Revenue from the sale of industrial packaging products in the region is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2016–2024).

According to the report, the demand for industrial packaging in the Middle East and Africa is likely to remain robust owing to the

New overlaminates for product packaging applications by Mactac

Mactac recently announced the launch of three new overlaminates for product packaging applications. “Designed to give product-packaging labels added protection, dramatic appearances and superior shelf appeal, the new overlaminates are ideal for packaging applications in markets such as health and beauty, household goods and food packaging,” stated Mactac.

The new products include: LTC01275 – a 0.7-mil matte clear soft touch overlaminate. Features a high clarity acrylic adhesive, a 50# white