• ICE Europe 2021: Converting industry gets ready for 2021

    By Converter on April 7, 2020
    From 9 to 11 March 2021, the international converting industry will gather at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany for the 12th edition of ICE Europe, the leading sales and marketing platform for converting technologies in modern manufacturing. The previous show in 2019 saw a record number of 463 exhibitors from 25 countries, presenting their latest innovations in converting […]
  • How igus engineering plastics are being used in the bottling industry

    By Converter on April 7, 2020
    Although high-performance plastics used to be overlooked as suitable materials for machine components, they are now a standard feature in food processing equipment. But their potential has by no means been exhausted. igus supplies energy chains based on hygienic design guidelines and wear resistant plain bearing components for a wide range of solutions. The open design of the TH3 plastic […]
  • Asahi Photoproducts Announces New AFP-Leggero Flexographic Plate for Corrugated Board Applications

    By Converter on April 6, 2020
    Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today announced the availability of a brand-new flexographic plate. Asahi AFP-Leggero CleanPrint plates have been specifically designed for printing on lower quality low-liner corrugated board. This super-soft plate delivers kiss-touch printing without board crush, good ink density with reduced washboard effect, and is ideal for simple brown-box corrugated applications such as […]
  • New Performance Print Engineering Firm Established

    By Converter on April 6, 2020
    Performance Print Engineering and Consultancy Ltd has been established by Sam Adams, former Director of Mark Andy Inc, to support printer converters throughout Europe. With more than 30 years’ experience in the flexographic and offset printing industries, the new firm offers a range of services to support printers including press maintenance contracts, breakdown support, press relocations/installations, press upgrades and rebuilds, […]
  • Erdal chooses Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+ printer

    By Converter on April 2, 2020
    After a rigorous selection process, Erdal Printing & Label, a leading Turkish label printing company, selected Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV+ printer to meet its customers’ demand for high-durability labels. The L350UV+ allows Erdal to print industrial labels that are resistant to chemicals, bad weather, temperature swings, and other extreme conditions. This is crucial for its customers in the automotive, defence […]
  • Integrated Packaging cleans up with Flexo Wash

    By Converter on April 2, 2020
    Integrated Packaging (IPG) is renowned for offering an extensive range of products and services to meet almost any packaging requirement with a vast distribution network and experienced team, providing blown film, flexographic printing, slitting/rewinding and converted bags, predominantly for fresh produce applications. A significant part of the company’s daily production process is printing flexible packaging, and increased demand for high […]
  • Global PrintExpo launches as a fully virtual exhibition

    By Converter on March 31, 2020
    Resolve Business Management has today announced the launch of Global PrintExpo – the world’s first Virtual Exhibition and conference facility for the printing industry. In developing this creative and innovative concept, Show Directors Wayne Beckett and Chris Watson of RBM have utilised their long standing technical experience managing cloud based products as well as expertise in running large-scale printing industry […]

    By Converter on March 31, 2020
    Further underlining its position at the forefront of packaging innovation, Jenton International Ltd (www.jenton.co.uk) – part of the Jenton Group – has been granted a European patent for its method of manufacturing a new type of Valve Bag. The heat sealed film bag has been specially designed for packaging small items including hardware, small parts and especially foods such as […]
  • New GM Photo Coater

    By Converter on March 30, 2020
    The new GM Photo Coater is designed for adding high-quality UV coating to photo papers, such as those used in photo books, to protect and enhance the images. It features a UV flexo varnish station which can be equipped with a sensor to offer spot varnish and Super Gloss embellishment for superior quality. Labels, stickers and other roll-fed products can […]
  • Government takes on board the need to protect print

    By Converter on March 27, 2020
    The IPIA and BAPC have met with The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and a key piece of confirmed guidance is that — following the representations of our industry’s associations — all print production can currently remain open for business. BEIS provided clarity that print businesses do not need to seek special status in order to trade, […]