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  • Folding cartons: a vital piece of the retail supply chain during Covid-19 crisis

    By Converter on March 30, 2020
    Cartonboard packaging is proving to be an essential item that is helping to maintain an effective supply chain for food and pharmaceutical products during the Covid-19 crisis. Folding cartons are facilitating the hygienic and efficient movement of products into these markets, which have seen significant increases in demand. Folding carton manufacturers are continuing to operate their facilities across Europe, in […]
  • 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, […]
  • Sun Chemical to Implement Surcharges on Prices of Solvent Liquid Inks in Europe

    By Converter on March 25, 2020
    Sun Chemical will implement surcharges affecting its solvent liquid inks in Europe, effective 1 April 2020. The current situation is causing considerable pressure on the supply chain of alcohols – in particular, ethanol. With supply already limited in the second half of 2019 due to a bad crop of raw materials increasing the demand for fuel ethanol, the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]
  • Coveris reduces CO2 emissions of electricity at its Egyptian site to almost zero

    By Converter on March 25, 2020
    In line with Coveris’ global strategy to be an industry sustainable leader, the company’s plants across Europe and Middle East are working continuously to reduce their environmental footprint. The latest example comes from Egypt where the plant is switching its electricity supply from diesel to hydropower eliminating CO2 emissions by more than 90 per cent in 2020. Marking a major […]

    By Converter on March 25, 2020
    By Tom Kerchiss, RK Print Coat Instruments Ltd Packaging for medical devices, for diagnostic equipment and for pharmaceuticals and para-pharmaceuticals may not be on the short list when it comes to handing out prizes and winning awards for looks. When it comes to glamour, its cosmetic, confectionery and products destined for the FMCG sector and the luxury end of the […]
  • Clariant enhances functionality of medical-grade ABS polymers

    By Converter on March 25, 2020
    Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions announces a new family of ABS polymer compounds that offer makers of medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging enhanced functionality without compromising on compliance with regulatory requirements. The resins are part of the MEVOPUR line of color and additive concentrates and ‘ready-to-use’ polymer compounds. ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) is known as a versatile material that is […]
  • Metsä Board designs new Arctic Blue Gin package with holographic Northern Lights flare

    By Converter on March 24, 2020
    Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has designed the Arctic Blue Gin package with an impressive holographic design inspired by the Northern Lights. Arctic Brands Group, the Finland-based spirit company, tasked Metsä Board to design the dramatic package using MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright lightweight folding boxboard. Metsä Board designed the […]
  • Dealing with an unexpected peak in demand

    By Converter on March 24, 2020
    We hear a lot about planning for expected peaks in demand but in the present environment it has never been more relevant. Antalis Packaging wants to reassure the market that it has solutions that are ready for these difficult challenges and that can keep products moving in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Some of the challenges you […]
  • IPIA and BAPC to protect as many print industry businesses and jobs as possible during crisis

    By Converter on March 23, 2020
    For the last two weeks the IPIA and BAPC have been in close communication with The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to advocate on behalf of the UK print industry and provide its Intelligence Gathering Unit with information from the coal face of our sector in regards to the impact of Covid-19 and what thousands of businesses […]