Converting & Printing

German press giant KBA has bought Turkish folder gluer equipment manufacturing company Duran, and changed its name to reflect the deal - the company is now known as Koenig & Bauer Duran.

EFI is hosting a three-part lunchtime webinar series looking at opportunities in corrugated digital, beginning today.

The world’s first digital B1 inkjet sheetfed press, the Heidelberg Primefire 106, is now in series production, with 25 packaging printers around the world already in the queue to receive one. PKN attended the launch in Weisloch, Germany this month.

Chinese candy packager LVAI will expand its fleet of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses to eight, in what is the Asia-Pacific and Japan region’s largest deployment of the press model to date.

In the largest deal to date for the HP Graphics packaging business, ePac Flexible Packaging is investing US$100m in 20 new HP Indigo 20000 presses, including hardware, supplies and services.

Xeikon has launched its new QB toner range at Labelexpo in Chicago, which supersedes the QA-I and ICE toners for Xeikon 3000 series and Cheetah digital label presses and is aimed at keeping Xeikon ahead of regulatory changes.

ABG, distributed in Australia by Currie Group, is showcasing 14 label finishing solutions with a heavy focus on digital equipment across four booths at Labelexpo in Chicago.

Esko has reported processing more than 300 million packaging jobs with its workflow software over the past 12 months.

Kurz is set to launch a digital cold foiling system at Labelexpo Americas 2018, which will enable variable data to be used in the foiling process.

Amcor has introduced its "Sunshine" folding-carton printing process into its factory in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The companies says that having Scodix applications to Esko Studio software and its Visualizer module will make it easier for brands and packaging converters to prototype and present digital enhancements, without the need to run them on press.

Digital print engine pioneer Xeikon is launching a new entry-level label printing and finishing solution, at a price point that brings the lucrative label market squarely within reach for label converters of all sizes.

Windmöller & Hölscher is developing its first digital single-pass press for flexible packaging, heralding a new era in flexo packaging production.

Graham Kirk, founder and owner of Australasia's largest flexo platemaking business was sole recipient of the Hall of Fame at the Flexo Packaging and Label Making Association awards ceremony.

Increased demand for high quality, eight-colour printed graphics on fresh food packaging has led to a new installation.