When it comes to packaging, the one marketplace constant is that the needs and demands of brands, retailers, printers and consumers are always changing. As market trends evolve, ink manufacturers must be nimble and quickly develop solutions that meet those demands.
Plastics Plus Digital has installed an HP Indigo 20000 at its Parsippany, N.J. location. The company now offers customizable digital printing of flexible packaging along with lamination and pouch making services.
Bison Bag, a full-service flexible packaging converter based in Lockport, NY, has placed an order for a 10 color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Miraflex II M press. This will be Bison Bag’s fourth flexographic press and its first from W&H.
Printing is often thought of as a mature industry. However, innovations in print—especially in the area of inks for package printing—show that there is a bright and colorful future for this developing technology.
Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches, developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, such as significant numbers of SKUs, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches.
Changeover process minimizes start-up waste and reduces downtime.
May 9, 2019
Quick changes are the core business of Wesselink Drukwerk, a high-quality Dutch packaging printer working in the food and non-food sectors. Despite specializing in flexible packaging, the company chose the offset route from the outset and still considers this as the key to its continued success.
Kiliper Corp., a manufacturer of stretch sleeves and polyethylene bags, has ordered a MIRAFLEX II flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher. The press will support the company’s stretch sleeve, polybag and toll printing production.
Flexo plate technology has fueled a lot of advancements. The introduction of flat top dots, produced in different ways by a number of plate vendors, has helped improve overall quality significantly. They provide much more saturated solids.
Advanced materials science, innovation and industry collaboration led to the creation of fully recyclable packaging for Bear Naked’s leading line of granolas and granola bites. We go inside the sustainable journey.
It was about three years ago when Bear Naked Granola decided it wanted to overhaul the packaging on its line of best-selling granolas and granola bites. As a leading brand in the granola space, it wanted to take the lead in another important category: sustainable packaging. But the brand wanted to maintain the feel, function and appearance of its current packaging.
We sat down and discussed printing equipment with Ryan Vest from MacDermid, Rodney Pennings from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), and Tom Apple from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation. What follows are the excerpts from that discussion.