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MPS Flexo Innovation Open House October 26 in Green Bay (WI)

MPS Systems North America, together with Green Bay Packaging Coated Products Operations, Kodak, EMT International and RotoControl are hosting a Flexo Innovation Open House in Green Bay (WI). This event will bring the innovation of Labelexpo Europe 2017 to the North American market. The morning program of this event will start at 10 AM at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. The unique meeting location has windows on both sides, allowing visitors to look into the stadium, as well as at the progress of the new Titletown District, an entertainment, retail, and sporting complex. During the morning program, the latest innovations introduced at Labelexpo Europe 2017, will be shared during presentations and a table top event. The program includes lunch at Lambeau Field, where after, buses will be ready for a 10-minute ride to the MPS / Green Bay Packaging Demo and Applications Center for the afternoon program. The afternoon program includes live demonstrations of the MPS EF printin

Xeikon appoints Dr. Vlad Sljapic as Vice President Global Sales

Xeikon announced today that Dr. Vlad Sljapic has joined the management team as Vice President Global Sales, effective October 1 st . In his role, Vlad will lead Xeikon’s worldwide sales organization and expand the company’s global strategic sales efforts in the digital printing market. “We are pleased to welcome Vlad to our company. As we work to build a broader team to continuously grow our market share and expand our worldwide sales organization, the profound knowledge and competence that Vlad brings will help us in even better executing our strategy,” stated Benoit Chatelard, President & CEO Digital Solutions, Flint Group. “Xeikon is one of the leading brands of digital print world and holds an impressive portfolio of dedicated workflow, digital printing and converting solutions which are constantly growing - a recent entry of Xeikon into UV inkjet is a testament to that trend. Joining the company at these exciting times is a great honour - to be invited to lead the sales orga

Continued growth in South America: UPM Raflatac to open new terminal in Chile in 2018

As part of its increased expansion in the Latin American pressure-sensitive label market, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce it will be opening a new slitting and distribution terminal in Santiago, Chile in early 2018. This new terminal will allow UPM Raflatac to improve its service capabilities and offer an expanded range of paper and film products to customers in the Chilean market, particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.   Currently under construction in the Lo Boza industrial sector adjacent to Santiago International Airport, this brand new facility will join UPM Raflatac's growing Americas Terminal Network, which includes a number of facilities throughout North and South America. The new terminal will feature two meter-wide slitting capabilities and the company plans to have trimless offerings on select materials.   "UPM Raflatac is proud to expand its operations in South America and our new terminal demonstrates our commitment to the Chilean market and

Changing the Future at Labelexpo Europe: Sustainable options that don't cost the earth

 From new recycled paper facestock to marble-based “paper” and compostable adhesive, Avery Dennison is offering brand owners and converters an increasingly wide choice of sustainable options for their needs. “Avery Dennison is making excellent progress toward our ambitious 2025 sustainability goals we announced at Labelexpo Europe in 2015,” said Renae Kezar, sr. director, global leader of sustainability. “At Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels, we provided a detailed update on our performance against these goals, releasing our Sustainability Report 2015-2017, while also showcasing our range of sustainable products and solutions”, Kezar continues. Avery Dennison is rolling out its Forest Stewardship Council-certified Recycled Paper Facestock range. The range helps brand owners meet their sustainability targets. Next to that, label printers and converters want to differentiate themselves and increase their value in the supply chain by helping brand owners to achieve those goals. Avery Denniso