KIZAD signs AED 55 million deal with Indian packaging giant

Shrinath Flexipack Pvt Ltd, one of India’s leading manufacturers of plastic packaging materials has finalised an agreement to build its first factory in the Middle East at KIZAD.

The investment of AED 55 million ($15 million) will allow the Hyderabad plastics player to set up on a greenfield site within KIZAD’s Polymers Park.

The new facility will serve Shrinath Flexipack’s clients in the Middle East, while also enabling the firm to expand its reach into African and European markets.

Khalid Al Marzooqi, director commercial, KIZAD, said: “The setting up of a packaging company like Shrinath Flexipack setting up in the KIZAD Polymers Park, shows the true value of our cluster-based approach which enables companies within the zone to benefit

1st online automotive programme launched

The Packaging School has introduced the first online automotive packaging programme for their latest online packaging curriculum in this month.

Called the Automotive Packaging Certificate (APC), it was released on March 2, 2020, and is geared toward professionals looking to expand their knowledge of industry specifics related to automotive packaging. This new certificate is the first of its kind, and it provides a comprehensive understanding of the packaging supply chain through an in-depth

Bixolon launches its XD5-40d, direct thermal label printer

Global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, Bixolon announced the launch of the XD5-40d, its 4-inch (118mm) mid-level direct thermal desktop barcode and label printer from its NEW XD5 labelling range.

Available as XD5-40d (203dpi) and XD5-43d (300dpi) resolution options, the XD5-40d’s standard model (XD5-40d) offers quick data processing and print speeds of up to 7 ips (178mm/sec), with enhanced memory space of up to 256MB SDRAM and 256MB Flash. 

Accompanied with a field installable

Flint Group brand launches washer, dryer/light finisher

Xeikon Prepress, part of Flint Group, which represents the brand name ‘ThermoFlexX’, has launched  a new washer and dryer/light finisher as part of its Catena system offering. 

According to the manufacturers, the Catena-W is designed to deliver high productivity through plate alignment which avoids plate skew during transport as well as an advanced plate queuing system. This limits the distance between plates being processed and maximizes the throughput. An integrated plate shuttle will enable

Agfa and TFL join forces for inkjet printing project on real leather

Agfa and TFL entered into a partnership, focusing on the development of Alussa, a dedicated inkjet printing solution to decorate high-quality genuine leathers used by the fashion, upholstery, automotive, aviation and nautical industries.

Agfa develops the inkjet printer and dedicated inkjet inks, as well as the software to manage and monitor the printing process, while TFL provides custom-developed coating chemistry. Alussa enables the leather industry to decorate high-quality leather in such