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  • Yellowstone Plastics invests in Fusion C press and Meridian anilox cleaner from PCMC

    By Converter on May 29, 2020
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the sale of a new Fusion C printing press and 2500 T Meridian laser anilox cleaner to Yellowstone Plastics (affiliated with Volm Companies), a supplier of flexible packaging located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The 42-inch, 10-color Fusion C and the Meridian will be installed late in 2020. The addition of […]
  • GM extends its product line with the IR350 Multifunctional Inspection Rewinder

    By Converter on May 29, 2020
    Leading finishing and converting specialist GM is proud to introduce its latest innovation – the GM IR350 Multifunctional Inspection Rewinder – designed to complement the new 350mm product line, which also includes the DC350 Premium Finishing Line and the recently introduced DC350MINIflex Compact Converting Line. The GM IR350 is an extended version of the established GM IR330 Inspection Rewinder, both […]
  • 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, […]
  • Stora Enso’s food-safe kraftliner enables businesses to expand to new segments

    By Converter on May 28, 2020
    The ongoing move from plastic to renewable packaging and the growth of e-commerce are increasing the demand for kraftliners for corrugated packaging. AvantForte by Stora Enso is a new kraftliner that enables corrugated packaging producers to expand into new demanding and premium segments and to meet brand owners’ need for high-performing, safe and plastic-free packaging while using less materials. “Meeting […]
  • Scientific evidence for effectiveness of energy-rich UVC irradiation at inactivating Corona SARS-CoV-2 virus

    By Converter on May 27, 2020
    In a research project, UV specialist Dr. Hönle AG could successfully prove that energy-rich short-waved UVC irradiation is highly effective for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 viruses. The tests were conducted at the Institute for Medical Virology of the University Hospital Frankfurt. The results show that, using special Hönle UV units, the new Corona virus can be killed reliably within seconds. An inactivation […]
  • SPEEDSTAR COMPACT – NEW HOT-MELT ADHESIVE APPLICATION HEAD MADE BY ROBATECH

    By Converter on May 26, 2020
    Smallest installation dimensions, speed, and high-precision hotmelt adhesive application over the entire service life – this makes Robatech’s new application head a small gem. SpeedStar Compact has all the features that provide added value to the packaging, converting, and graphic industry. Available since March 2020: The new jetting head SpeedStar Compact. It is one of the fastest and most compact application heads on the market […]
  • Screen strengthens lineup for package printing market as part of strategic business plan

    By Converter on May 20, 2020
    SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd has announced plans to target the package printing field as a strategic business area and progressively strengthen its product lineup and solution development for this market. In recent years, the package printing market has been affected by a variety of trends including ongoing shifts in consumer lifestyles, diversification of marketing techniques and growing interest in […]
  • FreeForm Packaging AB launches high barrier solution

    By Converter on May 20, 2020
    FreeForm packaging is launching a new, paper based, high barrier solution. The high barrier has a thin layer that protects the packaging against oxygen transition and is environmentally friendly. Up until now FreeForm Packaging has only been able to sell a non-barrier solution, but as a result of the new oxygen-impermeable packaging, they are also able to offer packaging with good […]
  • Croxsons adds weight to SIBA Assured Independent initiative

    By Converter on May 20, 2020
    Long-standing Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) member, Croxsons, is supporting the association’s Assured Independent initiative by providing SIBA members with printed crowns displaying the message: ‘Assured Independent British Craft Brewer’. Not helped by the commercial consequences of the ongoing pandemic, nor a continued interest by multinational drinks companies in exploring investment opportunities amongst some of the more successful “artisan” brands, […]
  • Latest machine investments make it a BOBST hat-trick at Simply Cartons

    By Converter on May 19, 2020
    Specialist print and packaging manufacturer, Simply Cartons, has invested in a second EXPERTCUT 106 PER Autoplaten die-cutter and MASTERFOLD 110 A3 multipurpose folder-gluer following a strong period of growth. The two machines follow the installation of an EXPERTCUT 106 PER Autoplaten in 2018, shortly after the company opened the doors to its new 31,000 sq ft production facility in Nottingham. Paul […]