The packaging industry worldwide is turning more sophisticated and demanding, with regulations and safety compliance determining the shape of the final product. Of the several segments, food packaging especially has its own challenges since it requires low-migration and low-odor inks for the user to enjoy the packed food the way it was meant to be when packed.
Flex Films, the global film manufacturing arm of flexible packaging materials and solution company Uflex, will be exhibiting its myriad innovations in the field of film manufacturing at interpack 2017. Flex Films' presence is expected to evoke a lot of interest among the global converting fraternity. Its pavilion (Hall 10 Stand D-44) at the mega event will have six distinct zones showcasing various films / substrates and value added products that have created ripples in the arena of converting. These six zones are Sustainability, Speciality, Lidding, Barrier, PP (OPP & CPP) Family and Aesthetics, and Anti-Counterfeiting.
Have you ever narrated a story to a kid? We all would have at one point of time. The best part is when you create the story as you narrate, you let your imagination go wild into a limitless fantasy. You would have also felt the need for being interesting and engaging. Brand consultants face this challenge every single day! Brand building is all about telling interesting brand stories and storytelling is the core of branding. That’s probably the reason why brand owners invest heavily in crafting interesting stories to engage with their consumers.
At a pre-drupa conference held on 17 March at its headquarters in Lier, Belgium, Xeikon unveiled its first liquid toner Trillium One 4-color press. Developed with partner Miyakoshi, the press is aimed at the commercial and direct marketing print markets and would be cheaper than inkjet on high volume print, according to the Belgium-based manufacturer Xeikon, now a division of Flint Group since its acquisition in November 2015. Speaking to Packaging South Asia, Wim Maes, Xeikon chief executive and president of Flint Group Digital Printing Solutions said that Xeikon has aimed at the commercial and direct marketing print markets because this is a new technology and technically it’s easier to print on paper. “Moreover, we see a very big demand in this market,” said Maes. Xeikon will show its Trillium One at the biggest of its three drupa stands, in Hall 8A. The new machine will have its own special zone where staff will run five to six demos a day.
Recently, Mumbai-based Brilliant Polymers, one of India’s leading suppliers of laminating adhesives for flexible packaging, won the Top 100 Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Award. Brilliant was hand-picked from 41,832 nominations that were filed by SMEs from all over the country. The Top 100 SMEs award was presented by the Indian SME Forum (ISF) with sponsorship from Axis Bank in the national capital on 6 May 2017.