• Devon manufacturer goes East again

    By Converter on March 7, 2018
    As 2000 companies from over 40 countries recently converged upon Ahmedabad in Gujarat (India), one local manufacturing company was hoping to secure additional sales from one of the world’s fastest growing economies PlastIndia is held every three years and attracts both plastics and rubber companies from across the globe in a 6 day exhibition that saw over 200,000 visitors, viewing […]
  • The Pentawards Conference and Winner’s Exhibit comes to China

    By Converter on January 9, 2018
    The Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, will host a dedicated conference in China in collaboration with ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018. As part of this partnership The Pentawards Exhibit will showcase a selection of the 2017 award-winning packaging, offering visitors the unique opportunity to gain a global perspective of the best and most creative packaging designs […]
  • MPS to make bold strides into Asia in 2018

    By Converter on December 22, 2017
    As the next step in MPS’ strategy to expand local presence in Asia, the Dutch-based narrow-web press manufacturer will establish an official Asia branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early in 2018. Leading operations of the new branch will be Tim Klappe, who joined MPS on December 1, 2017 as managing director Asia Pacific. Living and working in Asia for […]
  • Thousands flock to Labelexpo Asia 2017

    By Converter on December 19, 2017
    The eighth edition of Labelexpo Asia 2017 closed in Shanghai earlier this month with record visitor numbers. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), the region’s largest show for the label and package printing market attracted 20,084 buyers, up 19.9 per cent on 2015. Expanding its feature content and show footprint, Labelexpo Asia 2017 featured 300 exhibiting companies, […]
  • Gebo Cermex provides 50 per cent efficiency increase for the biggest beverage plant in the Asia Pacific

    By Converter on December 15, 2017
    The installation of a complete end-of-line solution for Coca-Cola Bottling in Indonesia, namely at the Cikedokan plant in Bekasi, near Jakarta, has increased line efficiency at one of Indonesia’s major beverage production companies. This facility became the biggest plant in Asia-Pacific when The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) reaffirmed a total investment worth $500 million in March 2015. In recent years, Coca-Cola […]
  • Vanden Recycling predicting 350,00 tonnes of plastic won’t be recycled in 2018 due to China import ban

    By Converter on December 15, 2017
    Vanden Recycling has calculated that 350,000 tonnes of plastic that would have previously been recycled won’t be in 2018 as a result of the ban on imports of plastic scrap into China. Using HMRC export data along with stats from the National Packaging Waste Database, Vanden Recycling extrapolated the growth seen in alternative destinations in 2016 and 2017 into 2018 […]
  • BST eltromat International at Labelexpo Asia 2017

    By Converter on December 6, 2017
    BST eltromat International is presenting its wide product range at this year’s Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai (December 5 – 8). In hall E1, booth B33 the company is demonstrating quality assurance systems for the label and packaging industry e.g. for web guiding, web monitoring, 100% inspection, colour measurement and register control. Visitors can learn more about products and solutions for […]
  • Xeikon to head to Labelexpo Asia with digital label solutions

    By Converter on November 30, 2017
    Xeikon will be joined by Flint Group’s narrow web and ink divisions at Labelexpo Asia 2017, taking place on December 5-8 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The companies will be located on Stand G21 at the show. By combining Xeikon’s digital printing expertise with the wide range of conventional narrow web offerings from Flint Group, visitors to the […]
  • Uflex’s Chemicals Business becomes India’s first NABL accredited entity

    By Converter on November 28, 2017
    In a new development, Uflex’s Chemicals Business has become India’s First NABL accredited entity in the field of combined manufacturing of packaging inks and lamination adhesives. National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is a Constituent Board of Quality Council of India. NABL has been established with the objective of providing government, industry associations and industry in general […]
  • Is Print Dead?

    By Converter on November 27, 2017
    “Not at all,” said Rinus Hoebeke, sales and marketing, Imprima Graphics Division, Toray. Hoebeke pointed out that Toray, a Japanese company, was founded in 1926 and has traditionally taken a leading role in market trends. “We do operate in a niche,” Hoebeke said. “However, what we see happening in the market reassures us that our technologies — and print in […]