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  • IS IT TIME TO RETHINK REPLACING PLASTIC IN PACKAGING?

    By Converter on January 10, 2020
    A cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment is a wakeup call for companies to redouble their sustainability efforts, says an industry expert. Dave Berriman, Technical Sales Support Manager at ULMA Packaging UK, commented: “Recent cross-party parliamentary warnings surrounding replacing plastic packaging in the wake of the Green Alliance’s recent […]
  • Zolemba improves production efficiency by 20 per cent

    By Converter on January 9, 2020
    Netherlands based label converter, Zolemba BV, has installed a Martin Automatic MBS unwind splicer to improve productivity at its plant in Haaksbergen. The MBS non-stop unit, which is fitted to a 530mm converting line that has two flexo print stations and two die cutting units, has made a significant difference to machine downtime for roll changes with the line typically […]
  • The Print Show confirms boxing legend Frank Bruno MBE as first celebrity speaker

    By Converter on January 8, 2020
    Organisers of The Print Show have announced British boxing legend Frank Bruno MBE as the first of three celebrity speakers for the 2020 edition of the UK’s leading print industry event. Frank is one of the most famous names in the history of British boxing, winning 40 of his 45 professional fights, 38 of which were via knockout. He fought […]
  • Hamilton Adhesive Labels switches to Rotometrics tooling

    By Converter on January 8, 2020
    According to Paul Larkin, Operations Director at Coalville based Hamilton Adhesive Labels, the key to success is long-term strategy not short-term returns – and he speaks with more than 45 years of experience in the business, during which time he has developed a well-honed technique for the measurement of production control that assesses every element of the process from inks […]
  • Midland Regional Printers Limited promotes Matt Seaford as their new sales director

    By Converter on January 7, 2020
    Matt joined MRP in 2006 straight from school as trainee sales and proof runner, sales executive and then the appointment of sales manager in 2018. Throughout the 14 years with the company, Matt has been focused on identifying new markets and opportunities, increasing new business within the labels and carton packaging, plus handling key accounts with many consumer brands and […]
  • Metsä Board introduces a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard for food and food service end uses

    By Converter on December 12, 2019
    Consumers and brands around the world are looking for more sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging, with easy recyclability being key. To meet these needs Metsä Board is introducing a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard that can be recycled in paper or paperboard streams. New MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB has a medium barrier against moisture and grease, which makes it especially suitable […]
  • Lorax Compliance reports on half a million tonnes of packaging in first five years

    By Converter on December 11, 2019
    Environmental reporting specialist Lorax Compliance celebrates its fifth anniversary, having achieved an impressive trajectory since its launch in 2014. Founded to help companies manage the escalating scope and complexity of environmental compliance, Lorax has won multiple awards for its services and has developed a substantial client base that includes FTSE 500 businesses. Since its inception, Lorax has experienced significant growth […]
  • Peel-off made easy – in any case

    By Converter on December 11, 2019
    Peel-off label adhesives have so far often had system-related weaknesses – for example when dealing with thermal papers or luxurious or critical surfaces. To change this, HERMA aims to use its innovative multi-layer technology. With the new 42Rpp peel-off adhesive, for example, the penetration of the adhesive through thermal paper that can make printed barcodes illegible over time and has […]
  • Altus Adds Innovative UV Drying System to Portfolio

    By Converter on December 10, 2019
    As the trend toward miniaturisation continues, and the demand for increasing production time persists, Altus Group, a leading supplier of capital equipment in the UK and Ireland is looking at equipment to help make the process easier, including providing the most innovative UV drying systems available on the market. UV coatings and UV adhesives facilitate fast hardening in just seconds, […]
  • Hat Trick for Domino Printing Sciences at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019

    By Converter on December 10, 2019
    Domino Printing Sciences (Domino), global leader in the development and manufacturing of coding and marking technology, is celebrating another successful year at The Manufacturer MX Awards, achieving awards in three prestigious categories. The Cambridge-based company was nominated for no less than seven awards this year and walked away with the ‘Supply Chain Excellence’ and ‘People and Skills’ accolades, and the […]