PackPlus South’17: another successful expedition at Bengaluru!!

With a footfall of 7523 unique visitors, South India’s largest packaging Show, PackPlus South’17 has been highly effective in catering solutions to various packaging, printing and supply chain segments.

It was held along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 from April 7-10, 2017 at BIEC, Bengaluru. The four day show featured 200+ exhibitors, 100+ live demos giving its visitors a hands-on experience and also served as a launch pad for 50+ products.

“PackPlus South received overwhelming response at Bengaluru. It was a result of the extensive marketing and promotions held across South India to bring in the prospective visitors. The exhibitors are highly positive about converting the leads generated at the show. PackPlus South being a biannual expedition, the next show will be held at Hitex, Hyderabad from 9 to 12 March, 2018. We shall be coming back to Bengaluru in 2019,” said Neeta Arora, director, (P) Ltd., the organisers of the show.

Esko Crystal flexo platemaking solution wins Red Dot Award

Esko’s innovative CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo platemaking solution has received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. The CDI Crystal 5080 XPS was entered into the competition by Esko’s German design agency designship. Submissions were received from 54 countries, and all entered products were assessed individually by an independent international jury of more than 40 specialized design experts from various subject areas. They assessed the entries for three days both live and on-site, determining that Esko’s design was one of the best in the industry.

Catching the judges’ attention were the modern design, outstanding ergonomics, ease of use and innovation incorporated in the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, especially with regard to addressing customer requirements in today’s demanding flexo industry.

TRESU flexographic press used for lottery ticket production

TRESU Group has sold a multi-station flexographic printing line, with additional digital printing capabilities, to IGT Global Solutions Corporation, for printing instant lottery tickets at its facility in Lakeland, Florida.

Scheduled to start production by the end of 2017, the press will increase the company’s production capacity to print and convert foil and cards between 203.2µm (8-point) and 304.8µm (12-point) thickness into secure, high-end products. With its unique customised configuration, the servo-driven press offers optimised job changeover times, minimised material waste and outstanding print quality.

Gulf Print & Pack 2017 closes on high note

Held over March 26-29, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulf Print & Pack 2017 ended on a high note as more than 50 industry-grade machines were sold over the course of the trade exhibition. Over 200 exhibitors participated in the region’s leading print technology show and reported big business and high levels of interest from the visitors who attended this year.

Close to AED30 million worth of machines were sold during the event, with big industry players including Canon, Giffin Graphics, Heidelberg, Kodak, Konica Minolta and Xerox reporting that good quality leads are in the pipeline and will be pursued in the coming weeks. There was a very strong international delegation from over 110 countries, including from emerging markets such as Iran whose contingent included SPS Complex, a producer of packaging films; fiber-based packaging specialist Caspian; label company Irandar and Chakavak Printing House, a producer of award-winning holograms.

With optimism high among industry stakeholders, Gulf Print & Pack will return to Dubai from April 15-18, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Uflex to offer easy to open flexible packaging solutions

Have you felt the angst of standing under the shower trying to tear a shampoo sachet which simply refused to yield and finally you had to bite it open? Quite a nightmare – isn’t it? But, Uflex has found a solution.

Uflex has been the first company to introduce laser scored flexible packaging in India. By the sophisticated Laser Scoring Technology the outermost layer of a laminate is incised with laser beams. Virtually every type of incision can be made by this technology. Predefined tearing path is created which guides the end-user to conveniently open the packaging. Commendable is the fact that all of this is done without compromising the barrier properties required by the product packed inside.

Emphasizing upon easy to open flexible packaging, Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman & managing director, Uflex Limited said, “In line with our business strategy of innovation to create value added differentiation to the advantage of our clients, we have invested in sophisticated laser scoring technology that permits perfect incision in a laminate at controlled depths and variable web speeds. This in turn allows the consumers to easily open the pack, adding to experiential delight and upholding the very ethos of flexible packaging.”

Group Publications