Packaging

Press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer will launch a digital flexo press, signing an agreement with an un-named partner to develop its RotoJet technology to produce a technology it says will change the face of the market.

Industry analysts Smithers says long-term trends will support strong growth in demand for packaging over the next 10 years, with those trends pointing to print, in a market set to surge by US$250bn.

Sustainable packaging innovation, commitment and ingenuity were celebrated earlier this week when the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) hosted its Annual Awards ceremony, virtual style.

The Koenig & Bauer Durst food safety water-based printing inks for its single pass corrugated print systems have successfully achieved UL Ecologo Certification, demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance.

Nina Nguyen's innovative packaging and print business Pakko has been named as a finalist in the MyBusiness Awards, for Start-up Business of the Year. The company is producing and printing custom boxes for an impressive range of clients, including Telstra and Heineken.

Bobst says its latest digital solution – TooLink – is drastically reducing changeover times by connecting tooling, machinery and processes, helping under-pressure converters.

EFI is launching a new version of its single-pass digital inkjet corrugated printer, the new EF Nozomi C18000 Plus coming with what the company says are significant improvements.

Heidelberg is pressing its packaging credentials, launching several innovations that it says will help packaging printers meet increasing demand for shorter run lengths and more embellishments.

The 2020 AIP Australian Packaging Conference looked deep into the future of printing and flexibles and came to the conclusion that the future was bright, with innovation the key to overcoming obstacles.

Koenig & Bauer Durst has unveiled updates for its Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Automatic corrugated production press, the system that provides industrial solutions for run lengths from one to millions.

Bobst is launching oneInspection, which it says is an integrated and evolving set of quality-control solutions, making zero-fault packaging a reality in the labels, flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated board industries.

Xeikon is about to send out invitations to its upcoming Xeikon Café TV on complete pouch production, supported by Xeikon fleXflow, which will show one pass print, laminate and convert for the fast-growing packaging product.

Nestlé is switching its Smarties chocolate bar to a recyclable paper wrapper, moving away from the film wrappers of the past as the company continues its drive towards more eco-friendly packaging.

Print research analysts Smithers says there will be an increase in growth in global flexographic output through 2025, during a period of uncertainty and change.

Jet Technologies has teamed up with global provider of software and hardware printing and packaging solutions Esko to deliver Esko's product range to businesses in Australia and New Zealand.


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The world’s biggest packaging company Amcor hit a major milestone, with reported a net profit for FY2020 topping the billion-dollar marker for the first time – and those are US dollars – an 11 per cent increase on the previous year.