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That’s a Wrap! Mondi’s New Advantage StretchWrap Paper Offers a More Sustainable Choice for Pallet Wrapping

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, collaborated with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets that uses paper instead of plastic.

PCMC’s Fusion C Now Equipped to Run Gelflex-EB Inks at 400 Meters Per Minute

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a global supplier of high-performance flexographic printing equipment

Market’s Fastest High Resin Thermal Transfer Coding Now Available

The SmartDate® Xtreme Plus, an innovation that recently launched, allows manufacturers to print codes with high resin thermal transfer ribbons at nearly double the speed of any other comparable option.

Ip3 Desarrollos Reinforces Its Confidence In Comexi's State-Of-The-Art Technology And Service

Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, and Ip3 Desarrollos, a company dedicated to the manufacture of flexible packaging, have reached an agreement to acquire a Comexi F2 MB flexographic press and a Comexi SL2 MB laminator.

Polysack and Flessofab Launch Novel Recyclable Packaging Available In British Market

Polysack, a green-tech manufacturer of plastic film products for flexible packaging and high-shrink labels, partners with Flessofab

New Online Guides to Holographic Terms and Milestones

An international trade body has produced a new glossary to help people better understand holographic terms and definitions, as well as a timeline and milestones to mark the history of holography since its invention in 1947.

Block-Bottom Bulk Bag Wins AIMCAL Product of the Year Award

The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) presented its 2021 Product of the Year Award to a reclosable, block-bottom, nonwoven bag from UFlex Limited (Noida, India).

The IQ Power to Control Static

Many processes within converting applications can generate large volumes of static, causing one to be unable to meet profitability goals, to keep workers safe, and to achieve optimum product quality.

Worldwide Plastics and Rubber Industry Focuses on K 2022

High demand for personal exchange, information and networking on a global scale

Danielle A. Diehlmann Has Been Named Vice President, Communications for the FPA

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that Danielle A. Diehlmann, “Dani,”  has been named vice president, communications for the FPA effective July 1.

Go Coreless - Supply55 and NEPATA Release the New UA770 30-Inch Coreless Rewinder/Trimmer

Supply55, Inc. and NEPATA GmbH are pleased to announce the release of the new NEPATA UA770 30-inch Coreless Rewinder/Trimmer.

Lincage Imaging Systems Becomes First Platemaking Specialist in U.S. to Achieve Esko ‘Best in Class’ Certification

Lincage Imaging Systems (‘Lincage’), the Philadelphia-based packaging pre-press and flexographic platemaking specialist

Sappi Rockwell Solutions Launches a Sustainable, Coated Lidding Film Ahead of the Proposed UK Plastic Packaging Tax

Heat seal coating specialist, Sappi Rockwell Solutions has developed its first sustainable, multi-substrate, heat sealing lidding film.

Reprographics to Take Fresh Role in Sustainable Packaging Design

Prepress partner to the label and packaging print sector, Creation Reprographics (‘Creation’), has commented on the refreshed role of reprographics in packaging design

Xaar Partners with BNI in Establishing Joint Digital Printing Laboratory in Beijing

Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, has signed a cooperation agreement to establish a ‘Joint Digital Printing Laboratory’ with the Beijing National Innovation Institute of Lightweight Ltd. (BNI).

Heytex USA Orders Three-Ply Thermal Laminating and Embossing Line from New Era Converting Machinery

After thorough consideration of several U.S. and foreign equipment manufacturers, Heytex USA has awarded

New Sustain Print and Packaging Material From Fresnels

International brand enhancement specialist Fresnels Innovations has launched a new eye-catching recyclable 3D transfer film.

International brand enhancement specialist Fresnels Innovations has launched a new eye-catching recyclable 3D transfer film.

SUSTAIN is a 100 percent recyclable product that is already receiving interest from brand packagers and designers looking for plastic free 3D transfer film manufactured using sustainable and repulpable processes for print enhancement purposes.

Incorporating enhanced security features for added brand protection, the film, which eliminates the requirement to invest in foiling or lamination technology, saving an estimated 90 percent in production costs when compared to traditional methods, reportedly features the succulent plant as a sustainability symbol as part of a non-laminate optical print decoration.

The 3D element is produced using proprietary Cellini™ digital sculpting technology, which is transferred on to carton board via a cold transfer process to provide an eco-friendly printable sheet. Printers can then utilise the sheets to overprint with transparent inks to create a highly individual and rich finish with the added textured feel of succulent.

SUSTAIN won the silver award at the recent Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) 2021 Gold Leaf awards in the ‘Print Decorating & Sustainability’ category - the third achievement in as many years at the awards for Fresnels, marking the optical microstructures innovator’s continued success in developing break-through film, foil and carton solutions for international luxury packaging applications.

“SUSTAIN, which incorporates the very best in advanced optical technology, will provide packaging designers with high visual impact, graceful solutions that catch the eye of consumers in a busy retail environment,” said Dr Glenn Wood, COO, Fresnels. “Brand owners and converters are excited by its strength and folding endurance coupled with freedom from mineral oil. Furthermore, the advantages SUSTAIN offers for global brands minimises the need to ship components from country to country, thus reducing transport costs and associated carbon emissions.”

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Siegwerk and Idealliance Partner to Offer G7 Training & Certification to Printing Converters and Brands Worldwide

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, recently entered into a partnership with Idealliance

A Digital Process to Create Better Ink Drawdowns

Brands need to be assured that a printer, and a press, will meet the challenge of matching their colors.

Sabic Certified Renewable Polymers Used in New More Sustainable Delizio Coffee Capsules

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announced that Delica AG has introduced a new range of more sustainable coffee capsules based on SABIC’s certified renewable polymers

PolyQuest to Expand Darlington, South Carolina Facility for the Eighth Time

PolyQuest, Inc. (PQ), the leading distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET resins in North America, announces the expansion of its facility in Darlington, South Carolina.

PolyQuest, Inc. (PQ), the leading distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET resins in North America, announces the expansion of its facility in Darlington, South Carolina.

Established in 2004, the Darlington facility has served as the company’s flagship distribution and recycling location. Centrally located in the hub of North America’s virgin PET production with access to major railroads, railways, and coastal ports, Darlington has long provided PolyQuest the ability to generate value for its business partners regardless of its position in the PET supply chain. The facility also operates recycled plastic processing capabilities to deliver sustainable raw material solutions to its customers in every end application for PET.

“Our business continues to grow at exponential levels, both organically in virgin PET and rPET as well as via access to new resins such as polypropylene and polyethylene,” said Tod Durst, president, PolyQuest. “With demand for our products at the highest level we have experienced in our company’s history and limited available supply, our customers are facing extended lead times which predicates that we hold higher levels of safety stock to service their needs.”

The expansion will reportedly include the addition of four new buildings totaling 225,000 square feet, two new rail spurs, enhanced material handling capabilities, and new machinery to process incremental volume of recycled PET and other thermoplastics. PolyQuest is adding 15 new jobs at the Darlington site with plans to increase.

Construction has already begun at the site with an anticipated completion date of February 2022.

“Once this expansion is complete our Darlington facility will have 525,000 square feet, the capacity to hold 38 rail cars, 160 million pounds of recycled plastic processing capacity, approximately 100 employees, and over $50 million invested since 2004,” said Ryan Nettles, vice president, operations, PolyQuest. “PolyQuest’s goal remains to be the value-added supplier of PET, PP, and recycled PET products to our customers and the expansion at Darlington enhances our ability to achieve that goal.”

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Intellivation Celebrates First Anniversary in New State of the Art Facility in Loveland, Colorado

Intellivation LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative & versatile thin film coating equipment and components for vacuum deposition on roll-to-roll substrates

Paula Andrea Lo ́pez Joins Flexo Wash as Mexico Territory Manager

Flexo Wash is honored to welcome Paula Andrea Lpez as its Mexico Territory Manager.

New Label Adhesive For More Assured PET Recycling

HERMA has developed a new adhesive specifically for PET bottles that satisfies even the very strict requirements imposed by two Scandinavian countries or their collection schemes.

KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution Moves To Its New Home at the W&H Technology Center

Renovations at the Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) Technology Center in Lengerich, Germany, have been completed, and included moving its in-house prepress technology

Six Leading Tool and Die Companies Join Forces to Launch IMPACT Converting & Systems Solutions

Auxo Investment Partners announced that six leading American tool and die manufacturers will now operate under one brand

Marvaco Moves to New Facilities in Finland with New Technology – a Major Step Towards Carbon-Neutral Production

Marvaco’s prepress unit in Ulvila, Finland, saw the greatest change in its history when its plate and DTP production moved to new and eco-efficient premises.

Digital Room Doubles Highcon Install

Following the successful installation of a Highcon® Euclid IIIC digital cutting and creasing machine at its Brook Park, OH site

Bring Home the Gold

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, and TAPPI are combining their respective design competitions for the first time into the Box Manufacturing Olympics

PCMC to Unveil Paragon Tissue Rewinder

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller and a global supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue

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