Constantia Flexibles selects Wikitude as technology partner to deliver AR in interactive packaging

Constantia Interactive was introduced last year to facilitate digital communication and marketing opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It also meets the growing demand from consumers for an enhanced experience when engaging with brands and products. For brands, interactive packaging enables them to understand consumer shopping behaviour, target consumers more effectively and improve their products. All of this strengthens the customer's relationship with tread more

16.10.2018 read more

Comexi discontinues gravure business

After dedicating nearly a decade to commercializing gravure machinery, Comexi now plans to focus its efforts on flexo, offset, laminating, slitting and innovative sustainable solutions. The company has decided to divert its efforts towards the sales and designs of flexo, offset, lamination and slitting equipment. As a consequence, Comexi will divest its rotogravure business, devoting its efforts to develop innovative solutions for flexible packaging such as offset and digitaread more

01.10.2018 read more

SIG wins the German Packaging Award for SIGNATURE PACK

SIGNATURE PACK from SIG impressed the jury. The world's first aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials has now been awarded the prestigious 'German Packaging Award' in the sustainability category. This year, participants from ten nations applied for the coveted award, which is regularly submitted at FachPack in Nuremberg – a total of 226 entries were received. The German Packaging Award is an international, cross-industry and cross-materiread more

28.09.2018 read more

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


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