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Digital Printing Takes Hold in Flexible Packaging

In an effort to meet market demands, flexible package printing is transitioning from conventional flexographic to digital printing. This change is resulting from cost reductions in digital technology as well as a need to keep up with trends shaping the growth in flexible packaging. In 2017, the industry saw an uptick in narrow web digital press installations over flexographic presses. New digital press installations in North America are growing at 11.9 percent per year, whilread more

13.09.2018 read more

W&H develops digital printing machine for flexible packaging

While digital printing is already firmly established in the label and commercial printing sector, flexible packaging continues to be a challenge: An economical and stable digital printing process has yet to be developed. W&H, machine builder and specialist for flexible packaging, has reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital printing machine. Now the technology leader starts onboarding partners, including leading inkjetread more

07.09.2018 read more

Amcor acquires Bemis

The two, Amcor has acquired rival US firm Bemis groupes, combine in US$6.8 billion all-stock transaction. The deal brings together two of the largest flexible packaging players globally. Closing of the transaction is conditional upon the receipt of regulatory approvals. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to closing, the transaction is targeted to close in the first quarter of calendar year 2019. Combining these two complementary companies will create the global read more

04.09.2018 read more

SIG produziert alle Verpackungen mit 100 % erneuerbarer Energie

SIG ist laut eigenen Angaben das erste Unternehmen der Branche, das weltweit an allen Produktionsstandorten alle Verpackungen mit 100 % erneuerbarer Energie – Strom und Gas – produziert. Die Beseitigung von Treibhausgasemissionen in den Produktionswerken ist ein wichtiger Schritt auf dem Way Beyond Good von SIG, der das Ziel verfolgt, mehr für die Gesellschaft und die Umwelt zu tun als in Anspruch zu nehmen. Damit hat SIG laut eigenen Angaben bereits zwei Jahre früher als gepread more

31.08.2018 read more

Uflex builds new flexible packaging plant

With the patent period for flexible liquid packaging ending, Indian packaging major Uflex Limited has commissioned its first liquid packaging facility at Sanand for an investment of Rs 5.8 billion. With an annual production capacity of seven billion packs from Sanand, Uflex has commenced talks with major soft drink, juice and other FMCG players for supply. Already, Delhi-based Bankey Bihari Foods’ Fresca brand of juices has started using the holographic packaging from this mread more

30.08.2018 read more

W&H founds a new daughter company in Poland

Machine-builder Windmöller & Hölscher founded its own daughter company in Poland in June 2018. The specialist for machines for the production of flexible packaging has been active in the Polish market for almost thirty years with a representative office. In the last five years, the company has doubled its turnover in Poland. With the establishment of the subsidiary in this growing market, W&H wants to move even closer to its customers and further improve its service read more

23.08.2018 read more

Kodak about to sell its flexo division

Kodak has begun a process to sell its flexo packaging division for more than USD 400 million. The division manufactures labelling and packaging equipment, as well as printing plates for consumer goods. The company will continue to focus on the demonstrated growth areas of Sonora offset plates, enterprise inkjet, workflow software and brand licensing as each of these businesses has delivered growth, profitability and strong margins. During the sale process, Kodak will continread more

21.08.2018 read more

All dots connected: LINKED awarded the Red Dot

LINKED is outstanding and award winning: As part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018, Janoschka has succeeded in winning over the 24-member jury with its customer magazine LINKED. Over several days, the experts examined, discussed and evaluated more than 8,600 international communication design works. They awarded the coveted Red Dot for the high design quality and creative achievement of LINKED.Read the full press information.Read LINKED online.Write us to get LIread more

16.08.2018 read more

Packager SIG Combibloc on Track to Announce Listing in September

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SIG Combibloc is on track to announce in September its intention to float on the stock market in Zurich, three sources familiar with the matter said, in a listing that could value the Swiss packaging maker at close to 5 billion euros ($5.7 billion). Goldman Sachs , Credit Suisse and Bank of America are global coordinators for the listing. The sources said Morgan Stanley , Citi and Barclays are bookrunners on the deal. SIG Combibloc's read more

13.08.2018 read more

Amcor – Mega packaging merger with Bemis

The Australian packaging giant has entered into a strategic agreement to acquire Bemis, a U.S. manufacturer flexible and rigid plastic packaging for food, consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical companies for USD 6.8 billion. Combining the two complementary companies will create a global leader in consumer packaging. The transaction will be effected at a fixed exchange ratio of 5.1 Amcor shares for each Bemis share, resulting in Amcor and Bemis shareholders owning approread more

08.08.2018 read more