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Bryan S Ryan Lands Contract to Distribute KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses in Ireland

Print services providers in Ireland can now broaden their portfolios and improve the quality of their products thanks to a new agreement between Kodak and leading digital and commercial print company, Bryan S Ryan. Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, Bryan S Ryan will now distribute KODAK NEXPRESS Presses, Kodak’s family of highly advanced digital production color presses. Bryan S Ryan has been chosen because of its huge customer base and its ability to develop the Kodak brand in Ireland, one of Kodak’s key markets. The company’s success is built on adopting state-of-the-art technology, making it perfectly placed to convey to its customers the cutting-edge innovations of the KODAK NEXPRESS Press family range and the commercial benefits they deliver. Bryan S Ryan’s vast technical expertise, coupled with its excellent understanding of the challenges faced by Irish printers, have ensured the company has remained profitable despite the economic downturn – it recorded a €16m tur…

3 Special Heavy duty slitters for PA+PE

Euromac is presently ready to deliver two very special Heavy-Duty Slitter Rewinders to one of Germany’s leading suppliers of specialty PA+PE based films. The two machines which are technically identical are going to be delivered in mirrored version to cope with the existing roll handling line that the customer is working with.

The two machines are featured for incoming mother roll width of 3.600 mm and roll diameters of 1.200 mm and are fully equipped to slit up to 10 finished rolls of final diameter of 1.000 mm on both 76 mm as 152 mm cores.

The peculiarity of these two machines is that they are fully equipped with computer controlled positioning system for both rewind stations as for slitting blades. With a single touch on the operating panel the operator is capable to position all the 10 rewind stations in less than 15 seconds, since all the arms are equipped with own ac brushless motor.

Also, with similar procedure all blades and counterblades are positioned automatically.

The mac…

Paragon Print and Packaging announces the purchase of the assets of Sessions of York label business

Sessions of York were placed into administration on Wednesday 21st April. On Thursday 22nd April Paragon Print and Packaging were made aware of the opportunity to purchase the assets of the business for the first time. Since then negotiations with the administrator have been successfully concluded. 
The completion of the Sessions of York asset purchase is part of the Paragon Group's strategic objective to expand into new market sectors.
Sessions of York are a long established business and are experts in the supply of self adhesive products in pharmaceutical, healthcare, personal care and Household markets.
The strategic fit between Paragon and Sessions will provides a platform to accelerate growth and product innovation for the combined businesses.
Paragon Print and Packaging Group are the UK market leaders in self adhesive labelling. The Group manufactures self adhesive labels, linerless labels, promotional labels, flexible films, sleeves and cartons.
Mark Lapping, MD Paragon Print an…

DETEX manufacturer moves forward following collapse of their largest customer

AC Labels, who have previously manufactured DETEX labels for the verification of gamma radiation sterilisation, have announced the launch of the GAMMATEX™ brand following the collapse of their largest customer for that range, Sessions of York.

Dr Adrian Steele, Managing Director of AC Labels said 'It was with great sadness that we have witnessed the Administration of Sessions of York last week who supplied many satisfied customers with DETEX labels over the years. DETEX labels were commonly used in the medical and pharmaceuticals industries as verification that products had been subjected to the necessary doseage of radiation to ensure full sterilisation. Without Sessions of York to act as a route to market for us, we have been approached by their previous customers with requests to manufacture a radiation sensitive product directly. This we will happily do under the name of GAMMATEX™, with a price guarantee that will be a pleasant surprise to former customers. We already have new…

Firstan installs first KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with APL

KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with Automatic Pallet Loader increases plate production by 400% Firstan, a leading pharmaceutical packaging company in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire is the first company in the UK to install a KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with automatic pallet loader (APL) along with KODAK PRINERGY Workflow System. Firstan is a leading independent manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging, folding and food cartons.  The company has recently moved into new premises – a purpose built 80,000sq ft with factory and office complex.

            John Hart, Studio Manager at Firstan says, "We bought the KODAK MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with APL through MayDay Graphics. The dealer has done a great job in supporting our requirement.  The MAGNUS 800 Platesetter with the new automatic pallet loader can take 600 plates in one load. We are experiencing exceptional time savings. In the past we would have to unpack cassettes containing 30-50 plates which proved very time consuming. With this n…

Atlantic Zeiser shows the next stage of Industrial Digital Printing at TechnoPharm 2010

Atlantic Zeiser will be demonstrating its latest technology in inkjet drop-on-demand integration modules and end-to-end system solutions for pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic packages, products and labels and other related applications at TechnoPharm 2010, taking place from 27-29 April in Nuremburg, Germany.



At TechnoPharm 2010, Atlantic Zeiser, a leading innovator in industrial digital printing solutions and components, will be showcasing its latest integration modules for the pharma, food and cosmetics industries. These will include print engines and LED UV curing systems, as well as its end-to-end system solutions for narrow inkjet printing. 
In addition, Atlantic Zeiser will introduce the world’s first integrated concept for Industrial Digital Printing 2.0 (IDP 2.0). The concept enables customers to solve today’s needs, but it is also field upgradable to meet emerging market needs in a manner that minimises implementation time and enhances productivity across a staged model. This en…

CN Newsprint Leverages the New KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System for Newspaper Applications

CN Newsprint is the first Kodak customer worldwide to put the new KODAK PROSPER S10 Imprinting System to use in a newspaper production environment. The Carlisle, UK-based company is exploring the commercial opportunities of using Kodak’s breakthrough Stream Inkjet Technology, which delivers variable data, 600 dpi high-speed offset class output inline with an offset press. CN Newsprint is the print division of the CN Group, Cumbria’s leading information provider. The family-run business has three divisions—publishing, print and radio—and a diverse portfolio of 43 websites and multimedia channels that cover a wide area, including Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway; Tynedale; Lancashire; the Midlands and Northern Ireland. CN Newsprint’s print production includes tabloid and broadsheet newspapers, quarter-fold magazines, newsletters, supplements, inserts for leading supermarkets and local authorities, and political promotions. Using varying paper weights, from standard newsprint of 42.5 gsm to…

JACKIE MAROLDA: NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL

Jackie Marolda, Senior Consultant with AWA Alexander Watson Associates, has achieved certification as a New Product Development Professional by the Product Development Management Association.   NPDP certification – recognised around the world and currently held by only around 1000 individuals – identifies individuals who have mastered the new product development principles and best practices that can help companies to achieve the best outcomes in this important aspect of business success today.
Based in Chicago, IL, Ms Marolda -- who graduated with a BS in Marketing from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University – undertakes advisory services and market research projects for AWA Alexander Watson Associates.   The company, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Washington DC, USA, specialises in the global packaging, coating, and converting industries.  
Source:  www.awa-bv.com.
Via: Ann Hirst-Smith Associates,


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GIC appointed as new Edale distributor for France and North Africa

Edale, the UK-based manufacturer of narrow web printing and converting presses, have today announced the appointment of Graphique Informatique Concept (GIC) as their new distributor to cover France, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
Bruno Vitali, owner of GIC says, “Edale is the ideal machine manufacturer for GIC because they offer a wide range of flexo press solutions, from the fully servo driven Gamma for packaging applications, to the recently launched Alpha Multi which offers an ideal combination of compactness alongside productivity at a hugely competitive price”
Edale has continued to respond to today’s customer needs, which is proven by the fact that 80% of the company’s installations are speciality machines. Edale’s aim is to bring this message across to markets where the companies’ achievements as a leading, innovative and bespoke machine provider are not as well known, and signing GIC will allow Edale to penetrate more of the European market. 
Our partnership with GIC extends our …

AVERY DENNISON SEMINAR HELPS WINE PRODUCERS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNERS TO OPTIMISE THE IMPACT OF THEIR LABELS

‘When professionals talk about their expertise, it’s always good to learn,’ said Brigitte and Jean Jacques Evrard, founders of the prestigious global Pentawards packaging design competition.   They were commenting on the wine labelling seminar organised by self-adhesive labelstock producers Avery Dennison in London recently.  The event drew together around 40 delegates from UK wine producers and bottlers and graphic design consultancies with a particular interest in wines and spirits labelling. Technical and creative agenda The agenda for the seminar spanned both the technical and creative possibilities of self-adhesive labels in the increasingly-important context of branding wines.   As the supermarket takes over from specialist wine retailing outlets, it is the packaging, and particularly the bottle label, which has to ‘sell’ the bottle contents to the consumer.   To meet this new market need, Avery Dennison has created a dedicated range of Fasson-brand self-adhesive wine labelstocks,…

Future Pack invests in post-press label inspection system from PRATI

The PRATI SATURN TE 330 has helped Future Pack to be successful in their worldwide activity of label production.

Future Pack (www.futurepack.ae)  , one of the largest label printers in the United Arab Emirates and a division of the Emirates National Factory for Plastic Industries (ENPI), has installed the PRATI SATURN TE 330 slitter inspection rewinder.

A leader in packaging decorations, Future Pack was founded in 2006 and  has now 180 employees and sales offices in Germany, Spain, France and Syria. They are part of the ENPI group which has been operating for more than 18 years on catering to leading manufacturers in GCC, Middle East, Africa and European markets with a total of 10 factories and over 1000 employees.
Future Pack manufacture a wide range of packaging products from self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves and aluminum foil lids to sandwich wraps and paper & plastic cups. Their clients are typically manufacturers of oils, dairy products, purified water, health and beauty produ…

Just like granny’s tea

An old and well-proven recipe of our grannies for the making of tea has been dusted down by the company SISKA s.r.o. and under the brand Babiččin ovocný čaj (Granny's Fruit Tea) produces excellent pure and natural fruit tea with bits of fruit. The glass containers, in which the tea is sold, making the contents visible and giving an impression of the taste, are produced by the glassworks Vetropack Moravia Glass. Incidentally, the clear and natural glass is an essential part of old and quality recipes. 


"We produce everything using an old tasty recipe that has been popular for many generations. Of course, without the use of artificial colouring, aromas and preservatives," explained director of SISKA Jiří Gabriel. "In our busy and hectic times it is important not to burden our bodies with unnecessary chemical substances which are tasty but do not prove beneficial to the body. Therefore, Babiččin ovocný čaj is not only a tasty drink, but also an excellent agent for comba…

'Crema Di Balsamico' For More Convenience

RPC Kutenholz has developed a customer-owned 150 ml bottle for Fuchs Gewürze GmbH & Co. KG, Dissen. The elegant squeezeable bottle combines a rigid base to stand out with easy handling and comfortable dosing. The bottle is branded under the well-known delicacies brand Kattus, and filled with premium quality ‘Crema di Balsamico’ flavouring. The range comprises six distinctive flavours, all Mediterranean delicacies, including Cassis-Lime and Sweet Jalapeño which entice consumers to enhance their salads, sauces and desserts.  Source: http://www.rpc-group.com/


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"UCP Launches "Orchid" Tamper Evident Security Cap For Spirits"

United Closures & Plastics (UCP) Bridge of Allan, specialising in packaging solutions for the global wines and spirits industry, has developed Orchid, a new combined aluminium and plastic tamper evident snap-on security closure in partnership with Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers Limited to cap one of the world's best-known premium brands, Beefeater London Gin. UCP’s parent company, Global Closure Systems has invested in a dedicated manufacturing cell comprising numerous injection moulding machines and moulds together with assembly and finishing equipment for the closure development. So-called due to the sheer variety of possibleoptions,Orchid is a modular security closure concept offering general trade customers the opportunity to adapt the design to include new features for different brands and markets. The closure combines UCP’s top security non-refillable valve for high-risk markets with an innovative tamper evidence mechanism which provides an irreversible opening event to l…

Agfa Graphics Announces :Antura Fount Solution for Alcohol-Free Printing and Plate Cleaner with low VOC

Agfa Graphics today announced the :Antura AFS1 fount solution for alcohol-free printing and :Antura CtP plate cleaner with low VOC and solvent content. The :Antura products are a direct result of Agfa's unique collaborative process between its plate development team and pressroom chemists. Agfa is the only manufacturer that develops fount solution and plates in the same laboratory, maximising the effectiveness of the products' interaction. The result is a product combination that provides trouble-free press operations while delivering safe, high-quality printing.
"The printing process is a combination of different mechanical and chemical processes-ink, water, fountain solution, rubber, metal, photopolymer, etc. Pressroom chemicals are essential to control these processes in order to deliver an efficient, high-quality press run", said Marc Op de Beeck, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Agfa Graphics. "Agfa pressroom chemicals such as the :Antura fount s…

According to PIRA studies Personal Care Packaging Market Poised to Reach Nearly $21.4 billion by 2014

Representing nearly 3% of the global packaging industry by value, the personal care packaging market is forecast to reach almost $21.4 billion by 2014, growing by a CAGR of 4.1% over 2009 estimates of $17.5 billion, according to a new study by Pira International.Based on primary research and expert analysis, The Future of Personal Care Packaging provides a comprehensive overview of the global personal care packaging market. Offering an insight into the industry's supply chain and the key drivers and trends shaping it, the study quantifies the current and future packaging sales for personal care products and looks at market sizes, end-use markets and product sectors by region, and regional markets by packaging product sector, with five-year value-based forecasts up to 2014.
The study defines a personal care product as a substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genita…