Windmöller & Hölscher introduces second generation Vistaflex

INDIA – Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) has launched the Vistaflex II, a wide-web, CI flexographic press with upgrades for enhanced performance, improved print quality, and easy job changeovers. The original Vistaflex was launched in 2008 for a small segment of high-end printers in the flexible packaging market that required a workhorse wide-web press that could run jobs 24/7 at speeds…

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IHC launches B2B trading platform for recycled plastics

UAE – Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC) has established Rebound to facilitate the global trade of recycled plastic and minimize the world’s plastic pollution. The Rebound Plastic Exchange (RPX) platform will help buyers and sellers worldwide to trade recycled plastic with transparency. The platform will run specification sheets personalized for each listing available on the RPX B2B marketplace. The…

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Biome secures £244,000 funding from Innovate UK for bioplastic packaging

UK – British bioplastics and radio frequency business Biome has secured £244,000 (US$282,536) funding from government agency Innovate UK to enhance bioplastic food packaging. The funding will support a collaborative development project with the South Korean firm ANPOLY. ANPOLY is a spin-out from the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) with advanced technology to produce bespoke cellulose nanofibers. This…

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All4Labels scales intelligent label solutions with new QR brand

GERMANY –All4Labels Global Packaging Group is expanding its intelligent QR solutions and cloud services with the launch of a brand called QR-Marketing. All4Labels says that QR Marketing, which was officially founded at the end of 2021, will allow it to offer a comprehensive range of secure and intelligent solutions for labels, packaging, and other applications. The company adds that QR…

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Adler bolsters its portfolio with acquisition of mold maker R&D/Leverage

US – Adler Industrial Solutions, a growing company in the tooling and mold industry has completed the acquisition of R&D/Leverage to expand its reach and capabilities. This transaction marks the second acquisition by Adler and gives the company expanded scale and a broader capability set in western Pennsylvania, which the company believes is critical geography for tool-making talent and an…

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BASF inks deal with ARCUS on production and procurement of pyrolysis oil from mixed plastic waste

GERMANY – Germany-based chemical company BASF has concluded a framework agreement for the purchase of pyrolysis oil from mixed plastic waste with ARCUS Greencycling Technologies. Under the agreement, the two companies will leverage their expertise to drive a circular economy and reduce CO2 emissions. Based in Ludwigsburg, Germany, ARCUS will supply BASF with pyrolysis oil and expand its capacities in…

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