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OMET strengthens its position in Central America

Italian press manufacturer, Omet, has concluded a sale with one of Central America’s leading producers of printed packaging, Polymer, based in Costa Rica. The Omet VaryFlex-F1 press, which is due for installation at the end of the year, is a 9-colour flexo line fitted with inline solvent lamination. This is significantly more efficient than laminating offline because it reduces overall set up times and increases throughput. In addition, waste levels of adhesive and substrate are reduced, and there is a lower demand for energy and labour.

Established 65 years ago, Polymer has five plants located across Central America and manufactures a range of approximately 3,000 plastic packaging items for the industrial, consumer and agricultural sectors. As market leader in plastic packaging in Central America and the Caribbean, Polymer attaches great importance to innovation, and chose Omet for the synergy between the two companies.

Speaking for Omet, Sales Director Marco Calcagni commented: “We…

Sacmi Beverage at Upak 2010

From filling, labelling and closures production technologies to integrated solutions for the processing of thermo-plastic materials
Packing technology is continuing its progress towards innovation and the conquest of new markets.
In fact, it is no coincidence that one of the most important international fairs dedicated to this sector is held in Moscow, capital of what is currently one of the most interesting markets – for the packaging and other industries  – in the world.

This fair is not to be missed for European leaders in the packaging business; a sector which includes a vast range of industry specializations, one of which concerns technologies for the processing and packaging of beverages. As part of its marketing strategy Sacmi has chosen the Russian event to introduce visitors and potential customers to the very best of the innovations proposed by this business branch of the Sacmi Group companies.

Sacmi has invested for many years now in the success of its Beverage & Packag…

NITA’s Labeling equipment is proud to welcome Derek Forte into its family

NITA labelling equipment has just hired Derek Forte     as the Director of business development -Eastern USA. Mr Forte based out of Connecticut. His previous experiences in labeling equipment and vision system sales will certainly be beneficial to us and our customers. Derek brings his 20 years of knowledge and hands-on comprehension to the table and will certainly help expand the distribution network deepening their penetration with our Simply EASY!  labeling systems

Hot filling: the world's lightest bottles

Its esthetics combined with technical prowess. A long silhouette with cylindrical and square shapes, an elegant belt and just four panels: that's Skyward™. There's also Curvy™ with its curves, spirals and a twisted back that serves as a support beam, without panels. These two small 0.5-L bottles have undergone a revolution: they weigh only 18.9 g and their design is a real breakthrough for the shape of hot-fill bottles, which traditionally have six or eight panels and often look exactly like each other. Sidel has just developed innovative technical solutions that extend the limits of lightweighting for heat-set packaging.
Bottle lightweighting has been made possible by complete redesign of the neck, body and base, conducted by the Sidel Packaging & Tooling Center. The 28-mm amorphous (non-crystallized) neck has been made lighter, and it accepts a standard cap for carbonated soft drinks. The base has also been revised, making it stiffer while also using fewer raw materials. …

ROTOCONTROL now proud member of TLMI

Marco Aengenvoort, Managing Director, today announced that ROTOCONTROL is an approved member of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), the premier member-driven association for the label and packaging industry located in Gloucester, MA .  

As a member-driven association, one of TLMI's top priorities is to deliver tools and resources to help members grow their companies and fine tune their business initiatives to ensure their strategic efforts are aligned with the ever changing shifts occurring in the label industry, and in the global economy.

"Joining as an International Member with TLMI, ROTOCONTROL is committed to the narrow web industry throughout North America and globally" states Marco Aengenvoort. "We look forward to meeting other members and benefiting from the support and services offered by TLMI".

Throughout the year, TLMI hosts meetings and conferences for Converters and Suppliers to provide attendees with industry related ideas and solution…

VAN ZALINGE now distributing ROTOCONTROL finishing machines in the Benelux

Ralph Beier, International Sales Manager, today announced the signed distribution agreement with VAN ZALINGE who is now representing ROTOCONTROL rewinding and die cutting finishing machines for the narrow web industry throughout the Benelux.

"As we continue to expand representation across Europe, VAN ZALINGE is a key distributor providing local support in 3 countries including Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg" states Ralph Beier.  "Already, they have brought numerous opportunities forward."

Henk Ockerse, Managing Director of VAN ZALINGE commented, "Having numerous years of experience in the finishing machine market, we are excited to now represent ROTOCONTROL, as their product incorporates leading technology addressing the demanding applications of today's leading Converters." About VAN ZALINGE Benelux B.V.
VAN ZALINGE is a specialist in production solutions for the narrow web label industry such as printing presses, converting lines and other equipme…