SIM Finland Oy is a cosmetics manufacturer that emphasises purity, quality, and design in its products, and pays special attention to sustainability issues. When the company recently renewed its SensiDO professional hair colour range it chose a packaging material that mirrored these exacting values. MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright is a lightweight fresh fibre paperboard with a low carbon footprint manufactured in Finland by Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group.

Canon announces that the first Canon LabelStream 4000 series is now available from Oschatz Visuelle Medien GmbH & Co. KG, one of the market leading full-service agencies for visual communication based in Niedernhausen near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. By investing in the Canon UV inkjet label printing press, the company is further expanding its range of products in the label sector.

Founded in 1994, SeaTac Packaging Manufacturing Corporation operates out of a few new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities 40 miles south of Seattle. The family-owned company manufactures laminated bags for foodstuffs, animal feed, agricultural products, chemical products and more across the United States, Canada and the wider American Continent.

Aptech Graphics becomes first company in the country to benefit from the high productivity, quality and capacity associated with the Mouvent LB701-UV – producing jobs of up to 330,000 linear feet in one week in a single shift operation.

More and more packaging manufacturers from around the word are using BOBST’s expert services for process optimization. For example, in 2017, the German company Martin Spiegel Kartonagenfabrik implemented a comprehensive optimization project supported by BOBST.

Scodix has announced today the sale of the first Scodix Ultra 1000’s series of presses designed for specific markets to Kroha Druck GmbH. Representing two world firsts, the Scodix Ultra 1000 installation is planned for December 2020 and the Scodix Ultra 6000 is planned for April 2021.

In April 2020, Miraclon customer ACME Graphics opened a new flexo trade shop branch in Cape Town. With national lockdown restrictions being enforced across South Africa, it was vital for them to have operations up and running quickly, having been recognized as an essential supplier to the industry. As a key part of its new operation, the company purchased a FLEXCEL NX system from Miraclon’s channel partner Thunderbolt and, in close collaboration with Miraclon, the system was installed in time for production to start as soon as they opened their doors.

Dutch IPA, a fast-growing beer brand in the Netherlands, has developed thousands of distinctive labels by using the HP Indigo WS6900 and the HP SmartStream Designer software. Creating unique labels with infinite variations used to be a time-consuming and expensive activity and was therefore not accessible to smaller brands. However, with the help of HP’s software, smaller brands are now able to design creative labels to stand out from the crowd.

Much has changed in the self-adhesive label market since Label Tech was established in Dublin back in 1992. Today, the company is the largest independent label converter in Ireland, with a staff of 48 operating from a 20,000 sq ft facility in Santry, a northern suburb of the capital city. With multiple label print awards testifying to its prowess , Label Tech uses its knowledge and expertise to bring top quality label solutions to industry sectors including food and drink, health and nutrition, pharmaceutical, transport, and logistics.

Sustainability is not a trend but a necessity. From being a desirable extra in the past, the responsible treatment of the environment has now become a non-negotiable must and is increasingly required by law. The LKA would like to achieve the greatest benefit for its customers, maintain quality and quantity at the same level and make a contribution to the environment. In view of the constantly increasing requirements regarding flexible production processes, high quality standards and environmental compatibility, LKA decided to use the nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System from Flint Group. The desire to act more responsibly by reducing VOC emissions no longer means having to sacrifice quality in printing plates.

Last year three significant installations of the Gallus Labelmaster took place in the Czech Republic. One Gallus Labelmaster each has been newly installed in the printing houses OTK GROUP, a. s., Colognia Press, a. s. and KRÁLÍČEK s. r. o. These three examples show once again the high flexibility of the modular machine system, with which it is possible to fully adjust to specific and different requirements of the customers. For each printing house the machine has been installed in different configuration.

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