• Martin Automatic celebrates 50th anniversary

    By Converter on August 3, 2018
    Welcoming the international media to company headquarters in Rockford, Illinois, VP sales & marketing, Gavin Rittmeyer, said Martin Automatic was delighted to be celebrating 50 years of global leadership in web automation that embraces both the essential and the extremes of engineering Established in 1968 by the late John Martin, and now owned by his son Jordan, the company is […]
  • BCF to host print forum, focusing on UV LED print technology

    By Converter on August 2, 2018
    The BCF have announced the addition of a new event to their 2018 events programme which aims to inform and educate the UK print community about UV LED curing technology. ‘The BCF’s print forum: throwing light on UV LED’, is set to take place 2nd October at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club in Edinburgh, and on 9th October at […]
  • Proposed incineration tax should fund recycling education programme, says Lorax Compliance

    By Converter on August 1, 2018
    Michelle Carvell, COO of Lorax Compliance “The government’s proposed incineration tax, which will see waste companies pay a fee per every tonne of plastic burned, should be used to fund a consumer recycling education programme to mend the UK’s disjointed recycling infrastructure. “Recent research, which reveals that up to a third of supermarket plastic packaging is not widely recyclable, has […]
  • InkJet introduces the DuraCode Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printer

    By Converter on August 1, 2018
    InkJet is excited to announce the launch of DuraCode, the company’s new, reliable and durable Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printer. DuraCode became commercially available this month for a wide range of industrial applications throughout the world DuraCode is designed with a robust IP55-rated stainless steel structure and delivers the best quality code continuously, day in and day out. This printer is […]
  • Hamilton invests in excellence with groundbreaking new line

    By Converter on August 1, 2018
    Hamilton Adhesive Labels, a leading manufacturer of printed and plain labels for the food and drink, industrial, household and personal care sectors, has made a significant investment to enable the business to offer the most efficient, fastest in-line production capability in Europe The new technology, for plain label manufacturing, represents a £750,000 investment for the business and integrates technologies from […]
  • Item Products announce move to new premises

    By Converter on July 31, 2018
    Item Products, the Luton-based leading designer and producer of components for the packaging industry, has moved to bigger premises. The new site, which at 3,000sq ft provides double the capacity of their former home, has been purchased outright by the firm in a strategic move Alongside a large storage area, which includes 150 linear metres of racking, the facility benefits […]
  • Highest BRC award for the label makers

    By Converter on July 30, 2018
    Leading label manufacturers, The Label Makers, has achieved an AA grade certification following their recent annual BRC audit. Under the revised issue 5 of the BRC Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Basic Hygiene Category, an AA grade is the highest award that a business can achieve within the announced audit certification scheme BRC certification streamlines the supplier approval process […]
  • Færch Plast acquires leading recycler 4PET Group

    By Converter on July 30, 2018
    Færch Plast is closing the loop on plastic food trays with the acquisition of Dutch 4PET Group, a leading sheet manufacturer with unique recycling capabilities. With this acquisition, Færch is becoming one of the world’s first integrated plastic packaging suppliers that achieves a circular economy for recycling food trays on an industrial scale, turning plastic packaging into a resource “For […]
  • Stop the counterfeiters tampering with electronics

    By Converter on July 30, 2018
    The dramatic rise in counterfeiting across the $1billion global electronics industry has had a real impact on the anti-counterfeit packaging market. This market – that covers broadly printing, tags and labels – is expected to reach $105billion by 2023, with tags and labels the largest segment, rising to $65billion Part of this growth is down to the fact that the […]
  • Digital label solution for Victorian inspired bath range

    By Converter on July 27, 2018
    Digital label printing is an ideal solution for all kinds of brands from craft drinks to artisan food products. Here we look at a range of indulgent bath products inspired by Victorian England but requiring a modern day packaging solution On Main Street in the famous Yorkshire town of Haworth, you are transported back in time to the Victorian era, […]