Converting & Printing

National hot foil stamping and embossing business Avon Graphics is offering packaging converters a new option, with Alumma tool-free foiling and dent-free embossing. Wayne Robinson reports.

Digital inkjet is fast finding favour as a printing technology for the growing sustainable fibre-based packaging sector. Jamie Weller, business development director at Kissel + Wolf Australia, tells PKN why.

A B Graphic International (ABG) has launched the next evolution of its DigiLase 4.0 digital laser cutting machine, with new individual piece options and faster speeds, available in ANZ from Currie Group.

The Covid period has seen digital printing secure new markets in labels and packaging, and its growth is set to turbo charge to 11% CAGR over the next five years, according to Smithers.

Demand for packaging printing presses is driving surging orders at press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer, with the company seeing a 30 per cent uptick in demand for new presses.

Kurz will be bringing new product security and brand protection solutions into Australia and New Zealand with its acquisition of German business Tesa Scribos.

PacPrint, Visual Impact and the Label & Packaging Expo are set to go ahead as planned, despite recent Covid outbreaks in around the country, organisers confirm.

Bottcher Systems' PacPrint 2021 showcase will cover all four pillars of its business – carton packaging, printing with HUV-LED inks, flexible packaging, and commercial print.

The world’s biggest offset press manufacturer Heidelberg launched a new B1 press, with packaging a key application, and showcased a new version of its flagship press for in-mould and wet-glue label printing.

Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia (Fujifilm BI) will sell and service the Epson SurePress resin-based industrial label presses, specifically targeting commercial printers wanting to add labels to their operations.

John Lennon may have thought love was all you need, but digital print systems developer Durst told a global audience all they need is RSC at a global webinar this week.

Bobst has released new solutions for flexible packaging, corrugated board and folding carton, and says connecting the dots between Packaging 4.0 and Industry 4.0 is of great strategic importance for converters and brand owners alike.

Irish packaging tycoon Dermot Smurfit has led an investor consortium that will acquire the seemingly doomed Whakatāne Mill, keeping it operating and saving 210 jobs.

Packaging materials suppliler Ball & Doggett is running a stocktake sale next week, with printers able to secure products at huge discounts, with up to 70 per cent off normal rates.

Durst and All4Labels Global Packaging Group, have successfully concluded beta testing of Durst’s new Tau 510 RSCi, with the press now available in ANZ. It is the subject of a webinar next week.

Durst is running a webinar in a fortnight's time to give label printers an insight into how a European label outfit has switched medium and long run production from flexo to digital.