Packaging

Graffica, supplier of premium equipment and services to the packaging and point-of-sale industries, will be exhibiting its best in-house box making solutions, along with other packaging equipment, at PacPrint.

Heidelberg is entering into a worldwide distribution agreement with the Japanese company AN Corporation for the Kawahara TXS-1100 and Kawahara BMS-1100 automated postpress systems.

EFI is bringing a new version of its Nozomi press to market, the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED, which it says is a ultra high speed inkjet solution for corrugated printing, aimed at a broader swathe of the industry.

Esko has appointed Kissel + Wolf to distribute its range of packaging prepress software, including the world’s most popular structural design software for packaging, ArtiosCAD.

The flexo and label printers FPLMA Technical Forum opened with Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp’s keynote emphasising the benefits of collaboration as the pathway out of Covid.

Packaging giant Amcor will use rising revenues to invest strongly in growth opportunities, with specific targeted areas outlined by CEO Ron Delia at his half year investors’ teleconference.

One of the country’s leading innovators in packaging printing, and a giant of the local industry, Charles Hanna OAM, passed away over Christmas. Hanna built Hannapak into one of the world's leading carton packaging print plants, before selling it to US-based global operator WestRock.

Melbourne converting operation Italiya Graphics is installing the country’s first HP PageWide C500 Corrugated Press, in order to expand its offering of corrugated packaging and POS, and digital printing services.

The new ePac digital flexible packaging plant in Melbourne is seeing two new HP Indigo 25K digital flexible printing systems go in, with installation by Currie Group.

A pandemic-induced pivot for family owned and operated commercial print business CBS Printing has led to the establishment of a one stop shop food packaging business.

Packaging producer and printer Opal has developed a new fibre-based solution to enable a Tasmanian Salmon producer Petuna to switch from polystyrene packaging to cardboard.

Opal Specialty Packaging has partnered with De Bortoli Wines to individualise Wine Advent Calendar boxes, by using its EFI Nozomi to digitally print each box with a different design.

Ball & Doggett has appointed the winner of print industry Exceptional Woman of the Year, Zaidee Jackson, as national business development manager, Sustainable Packaging.

Packaging solutions developer Bobst has launched Masterline DRO, a new full-line, high-volume, rotary die cutter with inside-outside printing, which runs from pre-feeder to palletiser.

German press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer is launching a new version of its metal decorating press, the MetalStar 4, seven years after its predecessor came out, and which saw 400 units installed.

Melbourne print business Lithocraft has enabled Arnott’s Group to shift all of its new point-of-sale displays across grocery and convenience channels to 100 per cent recyclable alternatives.