Packaging
Sun Automation Group featured the new smaller, modular design of its CorrStream technology at FESPA 2019 this month. Calling it the first single pass digital printer built for the corrugated industry, the CorrStream features aqueous inks for low cost of operation and food safety compatibility, an operational speed up to 75 mpm, and includes a complete front-end workflow including colour management, RIP and screening.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is expanding its packaging portfolio for takeaway food with the Bio Container, an addition to its Foopak suite that will be available in Canada by the end of the year.
Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, designed to transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.​
Xeikon says it has developed a digital printing solution for pouches that will result in reduced lead times, while also increasing the number of SKUs to better meet the demand from brand owners.
Steve Jobs once said, “Packaging can be theatre, it can create a story.” Anyone who has purchased an Apple device knows the products are presented in the most premium way. There’s a sense of gravitas to the first opening of the box. While Jobs is correct in noting packaging’s role in the brand experience, it’s also expected to serve functional requirements. Protector, marketer, salesman, environmental steward and, increasingly, digital beacon: The humble package will play a key role in all retail channels going forward.
SPGPrints’ new RSI III – the third generation of its rotary screen printing integration module for label and packaging presses – boasts time, safety and ergonomic innovations for increased production efficiency.
Concurrent with the opening of DScoop Edge Orlando, Hybrid Software has released Stepz, a native PDF step & repeat tool for digital label and packaging printing. Derived from the Packz editor tool, Stepz can be customized for the capabilities and requirements of different digital presses and finishing equipment, the company explains.
Manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products Cascades has unveiled its new brand for retail solutions: Cascades IMGN retail solutions.
Herma US Inc. has introduced the Herma 500 Label Applicator, an IOT-enabled machine that leverages real-time metrics to help optimize production efficiency and consistency in a multi-factory setting.
Bobst calls its new Helpline Plus AR the first ever remote assistance service in the packaging industry to incorporate a smart headset with augmented reality (AR) glasses. Customers requiring technical assistance can wear the smart headset and connect with experts who can simultaneously see what the user sees and offer advice and support in real time, Bobst explains.
Epson says its ColorWorks on-demand inkjet colour label printers are designed to help streamline custom label production.
Bobst says it will present new label and packaging production based on “pioneering technology.” Together with Revo Partners and Mouvent, Bobst will host an open house in Florence, Italy, during the first week of April.
At the 2019 HP Indigo Global VIP Event, taking place February 11 to 14, 2019, Michelman will showcase DigiGuard 901 for the Pack Ready for Labels solution, boasting water, chemical and thermal durability.
Kodak today announced the Prosper Plus Imprinting Solution, the newest Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology component product line designed for packaging and product decoration applications.
Cosmo Films, a provider of specialty films for flexible packaging, lamination and labeling applications as well as synthetic paper, is introducing sterilizable conduction sealing film for wad and lidding applications for PP and PE containers, explaining the film can withstand high temperatures during the sterilization process, thus helping to increase product shelf-life.
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