Converting & Printing

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.

A panel of leaders from evolving Australian printers presented to the world at HP Indigo user group event Dscoop, with packaging seen as a major growth opportunity.

Perfection Packaging, a Pro Pac Packaging company, has won a Diamond Award from the European Flexographic Association, in the International Printing Award category.

Hubergroup Print Solutions now offers a complete Cradle to Cradle Material Health Gold certificate portfolio for commercial and packaging offset printing in a bid to drive the circular economy.

Kurz is running a range of online live seminars and workshops to launch The Nature of Attraction as its theme for the virtual.drupa, taking place this week.

Jet Technologies is launching Unilam Gloss and Matte Thermal Laminating Films, which the company says uses new adhesive technology to provide a bond to suit any kind of digital printing, or litho.

Epson has taken delivery of and installed Australia’s first high productivity SurePress L-6534VW industrial UV digital label press, at its new Experience Centre in Yennora, Sydney.

Arlo + Coop is making a major investment in its on-demand, short-run, carton printing operation, with two new fully automated digital Zünd flatbed cutting units and robots supplied by Starleaton.

In the world of packaging print, the digital transformation is game-changing, and optimism around digital’s growth is high. PKN spoke to Jon Field at Kissel + Wolf about the company's strategy to capitalise on the single-pass corrugated board packaging market.

The Jet Technologies Demonstration Centre in Sydney is hosting a tech demo of the latest Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S digital label press, which with longer-run capability is targeting flexo jobs.

Jet Technologies reveals three key trends developing as a result of Covid-19, which are changing the shape of the pack printing industry into 2021.

Packaging and print industry supplier Currie Group has parted ways with its long-time sales and marketing director Phillip Rennell, in what it describes as a milestone decision.

Through OF Pack's virtual tour of its facility, participants gained an understanding of the entire manufacturing process for flexo-print, large-format packaging.