As flexo gains a bigger share of the flexible packaging market at the expense of gravure, the confidence behind the process keeps growing. At Colombian flexible packaging converter Plastilene, it’s fair to say that confidence is sky-high — witness this comment from General Manager Belinda Duran: “I say to people, ‘Do you see something we can’t do with flexo? Because I don’t.’”

Unusual surfaces and high-quality haptics with new Facestock materials

The Felix Schoeller Group from Osnabrück, manufacturer of numerous specialty papers for various industries, is now launching new products for creative label design. The comprehensive Facestock range called ATTRACT has been specially designed for the production of labels with high-quality surfaces and properties. The new papers are suitable for use in all digital printing technologies and serve the growing trend towards personalization and individualization with a high demand for individual labels.

Energy project "Future Energy Plant" in the home stretch
The commissioning of the ultra-modern boiler is a milestone in the course of the largest project in the history of the Nettingsdorf paper mill with an investment sum of around 134 million euros. With the innovative new boiler, the paper mill can further advance energy optimization at the site - a major contribution to increasing the sustainability and efficiency of the leading producer of corrugated base paper.

Next-generation dewaxing catalyst is used in pioneering plastic-to-diesel technology of Duslo’s research institute VUCHT

Proven economical conversion of plastic waste into fuel distillate encourages VUCHT to construct 40 MTA demonstration plant
HYDEX E catalyst achieves excellent cold flow properties of distillate product, compliant with Euro 6 emission limits

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has joined hands with Liberty Textile Mill Limited (Liberty), a leading producer in healthcare textiles to produce high quality personal protective equipment (PPE).

The goal of maximizing efficiency remains one of the constant challenges of any production system. In this respect, the enormous amount of data generated every day is truly a gold mine. Antares Vision's AVionics software landscape obtains valuable information in real time, directly from the line, the plant and the company, through the acquisition and processing of data and using artificial intelligence algorithms. The software operates through a system of modules capable of collecting different types of data (from lines, machines and quality control) and of linking different equipment and machines. In addition, the system can integrate with production management software (MES, ERP, etc.) and, thanks to 360° management of all the data generated, it monitors performance and maximises the results of a plant, its production processes and production capacities.

Matset’s strong market position enables a high level of direct service to Turkish printer
Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that Matset, an innovative pioneer serving the Turkish packaging and printing industry, is now an authorized distributor of Asahi products in that country.

Few sectors face as many critical challenges or as vitally important to humankind, as healthcare. Today the world faces a very serious challenge with the current pandemic and in response to this, SABIC’s engagements with its customers have focused on delivering larger volumes of SABIC PURECARES™ polypropylene (PP) materials for manufacturing of nonwovens used in medical disposables such as gowns and masks and hygiene applications. SABIC’s Personal Hygiene industry team has ramped up efforts over recent months to ensure customers in the hygiene and medical sectors quickly receive much-needed materials to meet urgent and increasing global demands.

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