Romaco unveils new blister packaging line to drive sustainability and efficiency

GERMANY – Romaco Noack has expanded its Unity family with the Unity 600 blister packaging line, aiming to optimize efficiency and lower emissions in the production of packs for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors. The company says that the new packaging line has a maximum output of 600 blisters and 350 cartons per minute. The machine’s double-lane high-speed line is…

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Robot Food rebrands Harringtons pet food with modern designs for clarity

UK – Global strategic branding consultancy, Robot Food has rebranded Harringtons pet food, updating the brand’s logo and packaging design. The idea behind the rebrand is all about enhancing Harringtons’ ‘natural’ credentials. The company wanted to ensure it remained ahead of the competition in the category by evolving its brand in line with customers’ changing needs. Targeting better on-shelf standout…

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Tlačiareň Bardejov opts for Koenig & Bauer’s print and packaging technologies to scale operations

SLOVAKIA –Print company Tlačiareň Bardejov has bought a five-colour Rapida 76 with an inline coater and an Omega Allpro 90 folder-gluer technologies from Koenig & Bauer to scale operations. According to Koenig & Bauer, by investing in a five-color Rapida 76 with inline coater, together with an Omega Allpro 90 folder-gluer, Tlačiareň Bardejov has boosted its production capacities in preparation…

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Mitsubishi HiTec Paper unveils new generation of matte-coated inkjet papers

GERMANY – Biefield-based company, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has unveiled two new generations of matte-coated inkjet papers. Mitsubishi HiTec Paper says that the new generation of matt inkjet papers is available in basis weights between 70 and 228 g/m2. These papers feature a homogeneous surface and an optimized coated ink-receiving layer designed for a higher optical ink density, notes the company.…

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Indian researchers develop printable edible ink for packaging applications

INDIA – Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have developed a water-based edible ink for printing and packaging applications that is manufactured from 100 percent plant-based material. According to the researchers, this ink is a substitute for synthetic ink, which is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and suitable for different packaging and printing applications. Researchers Kirtitaj Gaikwad and Lokam…

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Fortis Solutions bolsters portfolio with acquisition of West Coast Labels

US – US-based printed packaging company Fortis Solutions Group (Fortis) has completed the acquisition of Placentia, California-based Cinton doing business as West Coast Labels for an undisclosed sum. West Coast Labels is a full-service digital and flexographic printer of pressure-sensitive labels serving the food and beverage, health and beauty, nutraceutical, wine and spirits, produce, and industrial end markets. Fortis president…

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Henkel completes US$45M expansion of Salisbury production facility

US – Germany-based multinational chemical and consumer goods company, Henkel has announced the completion of US$45 million Salisbury production facility in North California. The company added an area of 10,000ft² to the site to produce ultra-violet (UV)-curable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA). According to Henkel, the expansion will allow more sustainable and innovative PSAs to be brought to the tape, label,…

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Siegwerk launches new UV offset series for non-food packaging applications

GERMANY – Global provider of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, Siegwerk has launched a new SICURA Litho Pack series for non-food packaging applications made of paper, board and plastic substrates. The latest series is said to be versatile, low-odour UV offset inks and varnishes for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets. According to Siegwerk,…

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Coveris invests US$1.86M in linerless label manufacturing capabilities

UK – Sustainable packaging company has invested more than US$1.86 million (£1.5m) in its linerless label manufacturing capabilities. Coveris Spalding, the group’s linerless labels facility in Lincolnshire, has bought two MPS flexographic wide web presses and made further site infrastructure improvements. Already manufacturing over one billion linerless labels each year for UK and European FMCG sectors, the company said this…

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MCC bolsters portfolio with acquisition of LUX Global Label

US – US-based supplier of premium label solutions, Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia-based label solutions company, LUX Global Label. The acquisition, which closed on December 9, enhances MCC’s portfolio and capabilities in the home and personal care and pharmaceuticals market segments. Kevin Kwilinski, CEO of MCC said: “This is a truly positive and strategic step forward…

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