During the upcoming Flexible Packaging & Label Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) Technical Forum, Eric Hoendervangers (Global Marketing & Sales Director of MPS Systems) will speak about the opportunities and challenges of bringing The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 to the printing industry.
UPM Raflatac's new Biofore Site will facilitate growth of a strong sustainability culture and increase transparency.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are the framework that governments, business and civil society use to drive the sustainability agenda. With those goals in mind, UPM Raflatac developed the Biofore Site™ concept and set responsibility targets for 2030 that aim to improve its environmental, social and economic performance. The aim is to build a site-specific roadmap that includes auditing, measuring and evaluating progress. The Biofore Site™ concept will facilitate growth of a strong sustainability culture and increase transparency.
RPC Design in the UK have created a grading system that provides an easy visual guide to the sustainability credentials of packaging.
The makers claim the new Kiaro! QL-120 features enhanced print speed, seamless integration into desktop or enterprise platforms and high-quality colour labels that rival flexographic labels. By taking high-quality label production in-house, the QL-120 eliminates the need for costly preprinted label inventory that usually develops from obsolescence, revisions or regulatory changes.
Arconvert has announced the availability of this new label stock for wine and spirit bottles claiming that it enhances shelf appeal.
Opening for operation in 2006, EXELPrint is a Melbourne based niche label printer specialising in the printing of safety, testing, asset and identification tags.
Hot on the wire last week was the news that Kodak intends to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division.
The two packaging giants have announced that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Amcor will acquire Bemis in an all-stock combination.
According to Flint Group CEO Antoine Fady, “Labelexpo is the hotspot for the label industry and a cornerstone event for us. At the Americas show, the combined Flint Group divisions will be showcasing our broadest ever portfolio of innovation solutions for the label industry. Visitors to our booth will discover how the “Flint Group Label Factory” offers an unmatched product and services portfolio that covers all steps of the value chain for label printing and addresses most industry needs. Our highly expert teams will provide updates and insight on everything from prepress and pre-production, to digital and conventional print and embellishments, converting and delivery.”
The FPLMA conference/forum this year is already well advanced and will focus on automation and integration occurring across printing industries. Speakers from Europe, the U.S. and Australia will overview what this data exchange has done for their business and how have they used these new technologies to maximise their business. We will also hear how the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and cognitive computing is helping to create the smart factory.