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Toyo Printing Inks Manisa plant. Photo: Toyo Ink.

Toyo Ink Group to expand in Africa

By Jenny Eagle

Toyo Ink Group has announced plans to open a sales subsidiary in Casablanca, Morocco, to expand across the African continent.

Picture: Needham Coding.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

By Jenny Eagle

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of coding and marking equipment.

Prolamina provides packaging for the QSR, bakery and dairy markets

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

By Joseph James Whitworth

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

Rotech: Top 10 reasons for coding offline

Rotech: Top 10 reasons for coding offline

By Richard Pether,

Richard Pether, director, Rotech, gives FoodProductionDaily his top 10 reasons for coding offline for highly automated manufacturing and packing operations.

Left to right: Tonge, Allum, Whelan, Webster

Packaging Innovations 2015

Live debate: Flexo or digital - competing or complementary?

By Jenny Eagle

Flexographic printing is one of the most common label printing techniques within the food and beverage industry, but thanks to its fast turnaround and flexibility, digital is catching up.

The can on the left shows what the design looks like under indoor lighting; the can on the right shows how the photochromic inks respond to sunlight.

‘Theatre in the hand’ now plays on cans

CTI’s photochromic inks prove their mettle on metal

By Heidi Parsons

Having solved the puzzle of how to apply specialty ink to metal successfully, Chromatic Technologies Inc (CTI) can now offer its Sunlight Inks to can manufacturers for decorative applications.

Stephen Harrod

Five trends driving folding carton growth

By Stephen Harrod

‘From cereal boxes to ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are a key product in the global packaging market. This market, valued at $140,000m in 2012, continues to grow and is forecast to be worth $184,000m in 2018.

Fancy packaging shapes create coding challenges

Fancy packaging shapes create coding challenges

By Rachel Arthur

Packaging is coming in more sophisticated shapes and sizes, particularly when it comes to ready meals or dessert items, according to UK feeding systems manufacturer Rotech Machines. 

LennoKraft

Stora Enso launches LennoKraft

By Jenny Eagle

Stora Enso has broadened its packaging paper products with LennoKraft, a white, one-side coated kraft paper.

The pizza belt.

Special newsletter: Conveyors

Ammeraal Beltech grabs a slice of pizza market

By Jenny Eagle

Ammeraal Beltech has launched its second-generation Permaline U2 belt with a pre-printed positioning template to make it easier for bakery staff to place products such as pizza, pastry or pies onto a conveyor.

 Linx CJ400

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY MONTH

5 Minutes With...Linx Printing Technologies

By Jenny Eagle

As part of our series on Operational Efficiency Month, FoodProductionDaily.com speaks to Charles Randon, senior product manager, Linx Printing Technologies about its work around operational efficiency, focusing on reduced downtime and hygienic design...

Whitworths dried fruit, nut and seed products.

FFP Packaging lands Whitworths deal

By Jenny Eagle

FFP Packaging Solutions has created 13 film designs for Whitworths’ Breakfast range using its award-winning Platinum Print flexographic workflow.

Comexi: Printing with water-based ink at high speed

dispatches from K Show

Comexi Group targets flexible packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

Comexi Group has unveiled printing, laminating and slitting machines aimed at the flexible packaging industry during K Trade Show in Dusseldorf.

Bobst at K Show 2013

dispatches from k show 2013

Pinhole detection vital to protect packaging barrier

By Joseph James Whitworth

Pinhole detection in metallising is crucial in flexible food packaging where defects can affect the barrier performance of packaging structure and jeopardize the associated shelf life, said Bobst.

Videojet has launched six color inks for its 2300 Series large-format inkjet printers.

Inkjet printing gets more colorful

By Jenni Spinner

Videojet has launched six colors for its 2300 Series large-character inkjet printers, suitable for decorating and marking a range of food packages.

Arjowiggins Creative Papers wins an award for its Powercoat

Interactive food labels: Are they the future?

By Jenny EAGLE

Arjowiggins Creative Papers has won an award for creating paper which can insert an interactive circuit board into its design, for use in the food industry.

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