Industrial Pack, the UK’s only dedicated show for industrial, transit and protective packaging, is set to make its debut alongside Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print at Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019.

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) has created a new landing page and published a new White Paper focusing on Packaging and Label production. This follows the recent announcement of a new ISO Standard 19593-1. The paper reviews today's trends, while the landing page includes discussion with leading players regarding the growth of the packaging sector and the upsurge in specialist and unique applications. It also reviews the development of digitization for printing and packaging technologies and processes. It focuses on GWG's work with packaging production specifications to date and the opportunities for the future of the entire packaging pre-production workflow.

The organizer of Labelexpo India is pleased to report its 6th edition of Labelexpo India, which took place at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida from 22 to 25 November 2018, was its largest show to date in the region. A total of 9,851 visitors from 55 countries passed through its doors over the four days of the show, 22.7 percent more than in its last edition in 2016 and the biggest visitor increase to date.

During its world Congress, held last month in Amsterdam, both the AIPIA President and its Chief Executive emphasized that the AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) message has changed emphatically during 2018. No longer are we talking about ‘How it Works’, said Dick de Koning in his presidential opening address, it is now all about ‘What it can do for the Brand Owners’ he proclaimed.

The Onset X3, a full-bed wide format UV inkjet flatbed printer provides more opportunities at Southern Carton, a family owned and operated third generation solutions company specializing in packaging, based in Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is highlighting its complete and unrivalled portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at this week's All4Pack tradeshow in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 - the ultra-high-speed, single-pass inkjet corrugated board press that is helping many of the world's leading packaging companies thrive with high-graphic, direct-to-board digital printing. EFI's exhibit in Hall 6, Stand L125 at the packaging event highlights the complete EFI portfolio of print and workflow solutions for advanced, integrated and automated corrugated production.

Memjet has announced that MGI Digital Technology, the leading French manufacturer of digital printing presses and finishing solutions, has integrated Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology into its new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press. This is the first 40-plus-inch sheet-fed press to integrate the DuraLink inkjet printheads, ink and modules. It is also the first five-color digital printing system to offer decorative special effects such as 2D/3D UV dimensional textures and variable embossed foil. MGI is previewing the AlphaJET this week at the All4Pack Exhibition in Paris, France.

The UK’s premier event for packaging technology, equipment and machinery, Empack 2019, is returning to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. The two-day event will focus on the future of packaging technology, with suppliers showcasing the most advanced capabilities and newest innovations to the UK market.

Dunapack Packaging, a manufacturer of high-quality printed corrugated packaging based in Ujazd, Poland, has recently signed an agreement with Electronics For Imaging (EFI), to further enhance their corrugated control capabilities with the addition of EFITM Escada Profile®, a highly sophisticated closed-loop process control system enabling higher and consistent quality and overall efficiency.

A newly formed company with a well-established inkjet heritage has chosen to develop its new inkjet print systems with the Xaar 5601 printhead, whose full commercialisation Xaar is currently celebrating at InPrint 2018.

The MGI Group will present the next phase of its “Innovation in Motion” strategy for integrated digital printing and embellishment technology at the Paris All4Pack Exhibition, from November 26-29th. The new AlphaJET Industrial Print Factory will be demonstrated with 6 combined B1 inkjet printing and embellishment functions that include:

Over 300 leading suppliers are already signed up for Packaging Innovations 2019, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019. Now in its 14th year, the UK’s largest annual event for the entire packaging supply chain boasts its largest ever exhibitor base, with more innovation and exclusive product launches than ever before.

Fujifilm today announces its third generation B2 inkjet press, the Jet Press 750S. With higher productivity of 3,600 B2 sheets per hour, and a range of other changes which further improve the already impressive up-time, versatility, colour capability and quality, the Jet Press 750S is now the fastest, full colour, B2 sheet-fed digital press on the market.

Xaar, a world-leader in industrial inkjet printing, will highlight at InPrint Milan 2018 (stand 820; 20-22 November) how OEMs can use its printheads to get to market faster, develop inkjet solutions cost-effectively, and better meet their customers’ needs – enabling them to get ahead of the competition and achieve more.

The final half-day forum event hosted by Labelexpo India has now taken place, concluding an exceptionally popular series of seven events to promote the show to printers across the country, plus those in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the first time. All seven events have significantly helped build momentum for this year’s Labelexpo India, which is set to be the biggest label and package printing trade show yet in the region. Labelexpo India 2018 takes place 22-25 November at India Expo Centre & Mart (Greater Noida – Delhi NCR).

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd (SCREEN GA) will once again exhibit at InPrint – the industrial print show. Taking place at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan 20 – 22 November, InPrint is the industry’s showcase for high-level expertise, cutting-edge technology, product launches and industrial print solutions.

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, offers a first look at Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2019 and discusses why it is a must-attend for all packaging professionals when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 27 & 28 February 2019.

Esko will showcase its innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg C24 cutting table (1680x3200) at All4Pack, Paris, November 26 to 29, Hall 6 Stand L141.

The Ghent Workgroup, the international organization to develop and disseminate best practices in graphic arts, is pleased to see that the work it started around Processing Steps is now adopted as an international standard. The new ISO standard is a major stride to standardize and automate packaging workflows based on the PDF file format.

Color Ink, located in Sussex, Wisconsin, has purchased a Komori Impremia IS29, a first-of-its-kind 29-inch inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system. With a continual eye fixated on ‘what's next,” Color Ink has a history of turning to Komori to ensure it has the technology required to meet current business demands. For example, the company was an early adopter of Komori’s CTP system and over the years has purchased three 40-inch Komori presses. Two months ago, Color Ink added the Impremia IS29 to its production floor to take advantage of the competitive edge this press delivers when it comes to winning new business.

Swanline Paper and Board, part of the Swanline Group, has launched a new environmentally friendly display board range that is 100% fibre based yet is resistant to moisture. The environmentally friendly product is FSC certified. It can replace many plastic-based alternatives without cost or performance penalty and is suitable for packaging and POS solutions.

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