The world in which we live is rapidly changing and flexible packaging is no different. Flexible packaging has been brought to a whole new level through globalization. Uteco has listened to what marketers and end-users are asking — and demanding — from the flexible packaging industry. Some of these demands include eco friendliness, reduction of
The world around us is constantly changing. And while time advances in a linear way, nothing else does. The circumstances in which we find ourselves have an ebb and flow. The only constant is constant change. Sometimes change is moving us forward and sometimes it’s not. As I see it, our individual and collective challenge
It’s no surprise to any designer or converter that brand owners have become very savvy about packaging, and grasp its value in the marketing mix. Quality and consistency in packaging is imperative, along with pressure to reduce packaging costs, while working with shorter print runs. Flexo converters have come a long way improving efficiency, consistency,
What challenges/opportunities do you feel flexo printers should be focusing on above all others right now? Well, projections show a steady increase in flexo for the next few years. So, the challenges need to become opportunities—and the key is providing quality. For instance: new barrier films now available for flexible packaging allow for much more
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Following the early retirement of Managing director Alan Attard, a management restructure has taken place at Eurograv Limited. The UK-based sales and service supplier to the global print and packaging industry has appointed Mike Attard to the position of Managing Director with immediate effect. Mike Attard is also taking over as sole owner of the
Flexo Wash and Mike Potter recently celebrated 20 years in business as the Northern American distributor for Flexo Wash ApS, an international company based in Denmark. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Mike Potter established Flexo Wash LLC in August 2002 to provide Flexo Wash cleaning solutions in North America for the flexographic, offset and gravure package
Labelink, a Canadian label and packaging manufacturer, has acquiredTaylor Label and The Label Factory, two trade-only label printers. Respectively located in Brampton and Georgetown, the two businesses strengthen Labelink’s presence in Ontario and will accelerate Labelink’s plan to grow its footprint in Western Canada, according to the company. Since 1992 Taylor Label has served Canadian
Esko, the global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print, packaging, and label industries, has acquired imposition A.I. software company Tilia Labs. Tilia Labs’ range of intelligent algorithms for sheet layout, estimation, and planning complement Esko’s existing software suite and the two companies will work together to develop next generation integrated solutions.