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Machine trumps man in the modern packaging industry
19 July, 2018
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Gravure still clinging on 19 July, 2018 With a continued focus on high quality output demanded by brands, converters have continued to offer gravure. Dave Howell assesses the current market and asks whether digital...

Pre-press: the last chance for printing? 19 July, 2018 Pre-press represents the last chance saloon of printing; with the rising demand for more versatile, personalised and custom packaging that requires short runs and faster...

Less Than Flexo 19 July, 2018 It is all too easy to say flexo is dead. But, with its stress-free, affordable long runs and totally reliable print quality, flexo still has its devotees. Emma-Jane Batey speaks to...

Embossing packages: stamp of approval 28 June, 2018 Enhancing packaging through creative applications has long been an appealing way to add value without great cost. Emma-Jane Batey speaks to brand-owners and packaging experts...

‘Green’ packaging along with natural and organic products 28 June, 2018 Viktor Puzakov, global marketing manager at Videojet Technologies, discusses why beverage consumers are leaning more towards natural and organic products. He also explains how...

Digitisation in the labelling industry 28 June, 2018 Digital tools are transforming the labelling industry, impacting aspects of production across the field, including output efficiency, customisation and capabilities. Ceri Jones...

Use of colour in packaging: bright and beautiful 28 June, 2018 It’s fair to say that colour is king when it comes to packaging. What good is the perfect carton, if the brand’s distinctive colour is not consistent on the shelf? Brand-owners...

Web contamination: keep it clean 27 June, 2018 Often overlooked, the importance of a clean web is fundamental to a world-class converting operation. Converting Today talks with Joe Rodibaugh, technical co-ordinator at Polymag...

Converter-friendly flexible control systems: road to efficiency 27 June, 2018 Having detailed, robust control systems in place is vital for all converters. Dave Howell assesses how flexible control can ensure production is uninterrupted and meets the high...

Q&A session with James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio 30 April, 2018 Q&A session with James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio

Innovation at the Heart of UK’s Largest Packaging Show 15 February, 2018 Innovation at the Heart of UK’s Largest Packaging Show

Nitro cans: formula for cold brews and foamy coffee 13 February, 2018 Oliver Graham, CEO of the metal beverage division at Ardagh Group, speaks about the company’s recent innovations and the key trends it has come across in metal and glass packaging,...

Smart software solutions for the converting industry 13 February, 2018 As technology develops, the capabilities of software – and what it can do for the converting industry – grow immeasurably. Through flexibility, accuracy and intelligent interfaces,...

Labels: a sticky tool to enhance brand appeal 13 February, 2018 The humble label has long been used to create efficient and informative packaging. From illustrating essential data to complementing a brand’s design, this sticky tool is...

New slitter rewinders for improved efficiency 13 February, 2018 According to the latest market research figures from organisations like Research Corridor, the global slitting and rewinding sector continues to grow at a healthy pace worldwide – how...

Evolving EB curing technology for flexible package printing 13 February, 2018 As flexible packaging continues to go from strength to strength, the technologies being employed to safely dry, cure and print onto substrate have adapted and improved too. Jim...

Improved tools for cutting down time 12 February, 2018 For years, converting has been seen as a cost centre of manufacturing, something that causes delays to production or quality control that is a headache for production and...

The home of innovation: annual packaging event at NEC Birmingham 24 January, 2018 Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2018 is set to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 28 February to 1 March. The event will act as a hub for product launches and...

Ink makes packaging wink 08 January, 2018 Ink makes packaging wink


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