• New lids for The Collective are a Recipe for Success

    By Converter on June 12, 2020
    Leading pre-cut lids manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group) has produced a differentiated lidding solution for gourmet yoghurt brand, The Collective. Twelve different designs of the UV Flexo printed clear PET lids have been produced, each one featuring a different recipe with the method revealed upon opening. Utilising the same innovative technology as Chadwicks’ unique coding concept, […]
  • DOMO to stop and close BOPA production at Leuna plant

    By Converter on June 12, 2020
    DOMO Chemicals, a leading producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, has announced plans to stop and close its third line of Biaxally Oriented PA films (BOPA) from DOMO in Leuna (Germany), effective from August 2020. Affected employees have been informed and other operations at the Leuna plant will not be impacted by the move. The […]

    By Converter on June 10, 2020
    Marchesini Group S.p.A. is a world-leading Italian manufacturer of automated packaging machinery and an established supplier to some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. As one of Stratasys’ largest customers in Europe, the company today reveals how it has embraced an entirely customized production business model to meet the needs of the international packaging sector – […]
  • Beyond Labels: Developing sustainable packaging

    By Converter on June 9, 2020
    In less than two decades, Reflex Labels has grown to nearly 20 locations across the UK with the stated goal of providing the highest quality labels in Britain. But tucked into a former warehouse space in its Barwell, Leicestershire facility, Reflex is quietly positioning itself to go well beyond labels. Reflex Label Plus, a division of the Reflex group, has […]
  • The IPIA and BAPC embark on a very great adventure

    By Converter on June 8, 2020
    The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) and the British Association for Print & Communication (BAPC) have combined forces as part of their shared mission to raise the tide for print in the long-term. The move will see the two embark on a new journey and bring together the strengths of both organisations to create an enhanced trade association. Sidney Bobb, […]
  • Adopting new ways of working to suit the new normal

    By Converter on June 8, 2020
    Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, Rick Hindley, executive director at Alupro, discusses how the industry body has adapted its operations to continue delivering its valuable work as the voice of the aluminium packaging recycling industry. Over the past decade, UK aluminium packaging recycling rates have continued to steadily increase. In 2019, a record-breaking 56% of aluminium packaging was collected for recycling […]
  • Die Pharmadrucker puts Screen 520HD+ at center of its ambitious plan to move pharmaceutical printing to a digital future

    By Converter on June 4, 2020
    After a thorough selection process and extensive testing, Die Pharmadrucker has made the Screen Truepress 520HD+ the pivot of its ambitious plan to shift pharmaceutical printing towards a digital, more efficient and flexible future. Die Pharmadrucker, a spin-off of the centuries-old German Bernecker printing company, believes it can enhance value creation in the pharmaceutical market for itself and its partners, […]
  • Milliken boosts plastic industry’s ability to supply materials for personal protective equipment

    By Converter on June 3, 2020
    Global materials science expert Milliken & Company is once again leveraging its unique capabilities to help produce needed medical personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The current shortage in plastic materials used for protective face shields is leading manufacturers to offer the readily available polypropylene plastic. The material, however, is naturally hazy, so plastic manufacturers are turning to […]
  • Dantex announces digital distributor agreement for MEA region

    By Converter on June 3, 2020
    Dantex is pleased to announce a new distributor agreement for the MEA region with Dubai-based Afra International DMCC. The move represents further expansion of the group’s new digital division. With an extensive operation across the Middle East and Africa, Afra International is one of the region’s prominent suppliers of print finishing and packaging equipment. Looking to provide their customers with […]
  • Polytec Renews Its Confidence in Comexi with the Acquisition of a Flexographic Press

    By Converter on May 28, 2020
    After the installation at Polytec of a Comexi F2 ML, the flexographic press for large developments and high speeds, Comexi, a global supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, has consolidated its dominant position in the Central American market. During the months which the machine has been in operation, Óscar Escobar, manager of the Guatemalan plant, […]