Category: Packaging

  • Highcon announces new converting machines

    Highcon announces new converting machines

    Highcon has announced a number of new digital die cutting devices, including a new Beam 3 for the folding carton market, and a prototype for the corrugated market that for now has been codenamed the Vulcan.

  • Komori unveils B2 digital

    Komori unveils B2 digital

    Komori has announced details of a new B2 digital press, the J-throne 29, that will be shown off at the upcoming Drupa show in Dusseldorf this May.

  • Agfa building on digital print

    Agfa building on digital print

    A few weeks ago I interviewed Pascal Juéry, CEO of Agfa, who discussed the opportunities for growth in the packaging market and reaffirmed Agfa’s commitment to large format printing. 

  • Agfa optimistic over 2023 results 

    Agfa optimistic over 2023 results 

    Agfa has posted its full year financial results from last year, which show a marked improvement in the group’s overall position with good potential for further growth over the next few years.

  • Bobst boosted by 2023 results

    Bobst boosted by 2023 results

    The Bobst Group has reported its financial results for the last year showing some growth but with some reasons for caution though the group says that the supply chain situation has improved significantly since summer 2023.

  • Packaging etc at Pamex

    Packaging etc at Pamex

    This is the final part of my report from the Pamex show in Mumbai, India. The show proved to be an interesting snapshot of the Indian print market, covering a broad range of commercial print technologies, from prepress through print to finishing.

  • Kao Chimigraf develops switchable deinking 

    Kao Chimigraf develops switchable deinking 

    Kao Chimigraf has come up with an interesting concept for deinking inkjet inks from flexible films that for now it is calling thermo switch polymer and which will be shown at this summer’s Drupa.

  • Chocolate pack from Sappi, Screen and Mercian

    Chocolate pack from Sappi, Screen and Mercian

    The British converter Mercian Labels has worked with Screen and the paper packaging supplier Sappi to develop a recyclable barrier paper packaging solution for the UK-based chocolate makers Whitakers. 

  • Fujifilm introduces 46kUV printbar

    Fujifilm introduces 46kUV printbar

    Fujifilm has expanded its portfolio of integrated printbar systems with a new model, the 46kUV, which is primarily aimed at the labels and packaging markets.

  • JITF part 1: Building a community

    JITF part 1: Building a community

    Recently I returned to Japan to cover the second outing of the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair, having written about last year’s inaugural event. It’s a small, tightly focussed show that offers a unique perspective on the Japanese inkjet industry, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends.

  • Koenig and Bauer launch new flexo press

    Koenig and Bauer launch new flexo press

    Koenig and Bauer has announced a new wide web central impression flexo press, the XD Pro, which will eventually replace the existing XD press. 

  • New letterpress plate from Xsys

    New letterpress plate from Xsys

    Xsys has announced a new letterpress plate, the Nyloprint WS Pro Digital, a water-washable, steel-based plate that’s aimed at applications such as printing plastic tubes and cups, as well as metal cans and aerosols.