Packaging and Printing 4.0 @ Pack Print International 2017

6th international packaging and printing exhibition for Asia returns from September 20 – 23, 2017 with a renewed focus on packaging

Pack Print International 2017, Southeast Asia’s premier exhibition for the packaging and printing industries, returns to Bangkok, Thailand from September20-23, 2017. The show is jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association.

Pack Print International is driven by the global expertise of the No.1 global trade fairs in their respective sectors – drupa and interpack, organised by the Messe Düsseldorf group. Following the implementation of “Thailand 4.0” an economic model that will enable Thailand to transform the country into a value-based and innovation-driven economy, moving from producing commodities to innovative products; emphasising on promoting technology, creativity, and innovation in focused industries and changing from a production-based to a service-based economy, it has also prompted nation- and industrywide movements across the packaging and printing sectors – through Packaging and Printing 4.0 – in keeping towards the end goal of increasing the capabilities of Thai industries through technology and innovation.

One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion

A highlight at this year’s PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, is the One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion. Brought together by the exhibition’s co-organisers, the Pavilion will showcase 25 award-winning, creative and innovative packaging from Thailand covering the food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, electronics, cosmetics and personal care sectors and more.

The One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion will serve as a targeted platform where innovative packaging designs, packaging end users, packaging producers, material suppliers and machine manufacturers, can all come together to source and share best practices in navigating the dynamic packaging and printing ecosystem. Framing this setting would be a focus on Packaging and Printing 4.0 – where innovation and technological advancements bring new synergies and perspectives to packaging and print – as conveyed through the 3 pillars of packaging 4.0 comprising of package, packaging process for manufacturing and packaging production.

“I am positive that the insights exchanged at the exhibition and the Pavilion would be a step forward in strengthening and upping the competitiveness of Thailand’s packaging and printing industries, and foremostly in contribution towards the Thai economy”, said Noppadol Krairiksh, president, The Thai Packaging Association.

“We are pleased to have received the support of key government and industry organisations,” said Pimnara Jiranithitnon, president, The Thai Printing Association.

The stats…

Some 15,000 trade visitors from around the world are expected at Pack Print International 2017, where they will have the opportunity to discover and source for new, cost-effective machinery from 300 participating international exhibitors and suppliers from 20 countries. Exhibiting companies include: Hewlett-Packard, Kurz, Konica Minolta, HP, Ferrostaal, Riso, Koenig & Bauer Group (Kba), Wah Ho Packaging, Harn Engineering, Nakayama Corporaion, Pmc Label Material, Rotometrics, Keywell Industrial, Bps United, Ueno Corporation, Zund Asia, and more.

“As we progress together with Thailand 4.0, there is a greater need for trade organisers like us, to align our exhibition line-up with present industry shifts and future trends. With a renewed focus on packaging, Pack Print International 2017 – as in the launch of the One Stop Pack & Print Pavilion – will present the entire value chain that is, from ideation to creation bringing to the forefront the full spectrum of the packaging and printing sectors; from developing new products and technology to creating packaging that protects food for a longer shelf life to digital printing’s economic and speed-to-market advantages for mainstream package decoration,” said Gernot Ringling, managing director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia.

What’s more?

Augmenting PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2017 show floor’s line-up is a series of concurrent conferences, seminars and technical presentations led by industry organisations. This will include an event on Food Loss and Waste in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. “We are pleased to collaborate again with the packaging industry in encouraging a move towards solution for the reduction of food loss and waste and look forward to this exciting event” said A. Bennett FAO Senior Food Systems Officer for the Asia Pacific Region. A free business matching service will also make networking easier as it connects industry professionals from the packaging, printing and related industries prior to visit, so as to engage in meaningful discussions during the exhibition.

MGI’s JET Varnish 3D with iFoil: a success story

In a short span of time, Konica Minolta’s MGI JET Varnish 3D with iFoil has surpassed the company’s expectations, with an unprecedented positive response from printing businesses.

When Varun B Corporation decided to set up a printing business in Surat, Gujarat offering packaging boxes to traders and manufacturers, the company gradually witnessed a soar in demand from customers which pushed it to deploy more automated solutions for increased efficiency and outputs. “In due course of time as the trade flourished we ventured into the automation of the setup and started the process of upgradation and by the year of 2008 had a complete revamp of the setup,’’ said Varun Aggarwal of Varun B Corporation.

After reviewing a host of digital industrial printing solutions in the market, the company finally deployed MGI’s Jet Varnish 3D with iFoil from Konica Minolta India, offering exceptionally precise spot coating handling digital or offset originals with inline Digital Foiling system.

“While finalising the machine we already had a sample folder printed on the MGI which assisted in developing the market even before the machine was installed and by the time the machine arrived we already had a handful of orders waiting for the process and value addition on the MGI,” said Aggarwal

Congratulating Konica Minolta for its unprecedented service assistant as well as cutting edge features of MGI Jet Varnish 3D with iFoil, he further adds, “By the addition of this machine, the customers are surely experiencing a better result and a different view of the designing layouts which previously were not usable, but this machine gave an addition dimension and vision to the traditional designing concepts.”

The JETvarnish 3D with iFoil also comes equipped with ARC registration technology (Automated Registration Camera) designed to calibrate (on-the-fly) coating registration from sheet to sheet. The ARC system ensures accurate spot UV coating, even on jobs with inconsistent print registration, a traditional obstacle for those wishing to spot UV coat jobs printed on some digital presses. The JetVarnish is equipped with AIS SmartScanner, an artificial intelligence registration technology. The only print registration solution in the world that individually makes adjustments and corrections for each printed sheet. It requires no registration marks and treats each sheet like a separate, unique job. The cost-savings are dramatic. It significantly reduces time-consuming, expensive setup processes and job monitoring work tasks. Increased operational productivity and improved quality on every piece produced are the result of MGI’s major innovation in print registration technology

The industry leading JET Varnish 3D with iFoil takes digital spot UV coating to an entirely new level with increased throughput for flat spot UV jobs and astounding 3D raised effects.

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.

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