Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has confirmed that Italgrafica Sistemi, of Italy, will be the world’s customer for the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing will be installed at its headquarters in Castelgomberto, in the province of Vicenza, in the early summer.
Brexit, diversification and intelligent labelling are just some of the key industry challenges to be discussed at the 4th edition of FINAT’s European Label Forum.
FINAT, the European association for the self-adhesive label industry, now offers all label printers and their suppliers within the European labelling industry, that have not yet joined, a 3-months’ trial membership to get a taste of what it means to be a member of the international association.
While the year may have started relatively slowly in terms of meetings, there has been a lot of regulatory activity. The EU Commission published additional materials on its plans for the circular economy end of 2017, as well as new regulation on BPA in food contact materials and the 9th amendment of the Plastics Regulation in February. This once again demonstrates the importance of a wide public affairs network and the vigilance of our members for any issues that may arise!
Waste matrix stripping or removal in production of self adhesive labels is a very important part of label conversion and is an imperative that leads to a web of labels which can be dispensed on automatic label dispensers in high speed packaging lines. Even though it sounds to be a simple process of stripping the ladder like extra waste after die cutting of labels, yet it remains to be one of the most complex and problematic area of label converting process.
The age of smart products is happening now. That is one of the main messages being shared by Andy Hobsbawm at next month’s biennial FINAT Technical Seminar, 7-9 March 2018, in Barcelona.
Avery Dennison has been confirmed as gold sponsor of the 15th edition of Label Summit Latin America. Returning to Guadalajara from 24 – 25 April 2018, the summit is being held at Expo Guadalajara and is aimed at senior decision makers working within the label and package printing sector.
Do you know what the Internet of Things is? More importantly do you know where the challenges and opportunities lie and how they could impact your business?
Having trouble with the production of multi-layer labels? Or, are you planning to produce (flexible) packaging on your narrow-web press, but you don't know what the challenges are and if it will bring you any benefit? Attending the interactive workshops at the FINAT Seminar can provide you with the answers you need.
Trade visitors can now register online for Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018. Focused entirely on label and package printing, the show makes its debut as it runs 10 – 12 May at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.