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  • SPLOSH CALLS FOR VAT HOLIDAY FOR ZERO PLASTIC WASTE BUSINESSES

    By Converter on September 10, 2020
    To coincide with Zero Waste Week, the innovative Welsh home-cleaning product start-up, Splosh, calls for the UK Government to show leadership and give zero plastic waste businesses a VAT holiday. Splosh reported a sales increase during lockdown of 80%, revealing a newfound interest by consumers to refill rather than to throw away empty plastic bottles. The founder of Splosh is […]
  • DS Smith and Laithwaite’s Champion the Circular Economy with a Certified Closed Loop Solution

    By Converter on September 10, 2020
    DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, and Laithwaite’s Wine, the UK’s largest online wine merchant, have joined forces to certify a closed loop recycling system across the two companies’ supply chains. Using cardboard wine cases made from 100% recycled material, Laithwaite’s has been delivering wine in the UK for over 10 years. Now, working in partnership with […]
  • EconCore, Toray and Bostik collaborate on the development of FST qualified thermoplastic honeycomb panels

    By Converter on September 8, 2020
    EconCore, world leader in thermoplastic honeycomb core technology, Toray Advanced Composites and Bostik, are celebrating the development of a thermoplastic honeycomb core sandwich panel for use in mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors. By using Toray Cetex® reinforced thermoplastic laminates as skins, EconCore’s thermoplastic honeycomb core based on thermoplastic chemistries with FST qualification, and Bostik’s flame retardant thermoplastics polyester web […]
  • Konica Minolta Appoints Mark Ash as Director of its Professional Print & Industrial Print Division in the UK

    By Converter on September 8, 2020
    Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd announced the appointment of Mark Ash to the role of Director for its Professional Print and Industrial Print Division in the UK. This is a key growth area for Konica Minolta globally with leading technologies across many markets. On 1st September 2020 the CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd, Rob Ferris appointed […]
  • Low-pressure glue pumps for core-winding: maximizing performance while reducing maintenance

    By Converter on September 7, 2020
    Boasting more than 68 years of experience in the design, manufacture, distribution and support of adhesive dispensing systems for the tissue, pulp, and paper industries, Valco Melton has first-hand knowledge of the most common concerns of core-winders when investing in their glue supply system. Contrary to the general feeling, the output pressures generated by the more expensive piston pumps are unnecessarily […]
  • PARKSIDE BOOSTS PRODUCTION QUALITY & EFFICIENCY WITH TROIKA ANICAM INVESTMENT

    By Converter on September 7, 2020
    Parkside Flexibles, an innovation specialist in the flexible packaging sector, has invested in Troika AniCAM, the leading 3D digital scanning microscope, along with AMS software to measure its flexographic plates and anilox rolls. Mark Benson, Print and Lamination Specialist at Parkside, stated: “Parkside has a continuous programme of investment underway. We are committed to employing the latest technologies within the […]
  • PRINT COMPANIES MERGE

    By Converter on September 7, 2020
    Three of the UK’s leading print companies are merging to form one large organisation. Precision Printing which has sites in both London and Sunderland, Sheffield-based ProCo Print and Prime Group in Nottingham will from today ( 7 September 2020) become the Precision Proco Group, a multi-million pound operation which will be at the forefront of print delivery. The merger will also […]
  • Excel Labels creates efficiencies with ABG turret rewinder technology

    By Converter on September 4, 2020
    Midlands-based Excel Labels, established in 1992, has seen a marked increase in production efficiencies following investments in application solutions from leading finishing specialists, A B Graphic International (ABG). As a leading manufacturer with extensive production facilities, Excel produces labels and tags for nationwide industrial and retail use. The company prides itself on providing its customer base with quality and consistency […]
  • DataLase and Macsa ID announce supplier partnership

    By Converter on September 4, 2020
    Global coding and marking specialists, DataLase, has announced a distribution agreement with Macsa ID, a leading manufacturer of advanced coding and marking equipment. The move will see Masca ID and DataLase offer a complete solution to brands and converters utilising DataLase’s innovative coding and marking technologies and Macsa’s global distribution network. Macsa ID’s laser systems offer high-quality coding on a […]
  • NiceLabel Named in Supply Chain Brain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners

    By Converter on September 2, 2020
    NiceLabel, a leading global developer of label design software and label management systems, has once again been named in SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. The annual list names the top 100 supply chain vendors whose solutions have made a significant impact on the efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance of their customers. The company was previously named […]