UK & Ireland

  • Qualvis Qube innovation hits sweet spot with confectionery manufacturers

    By Converter on October 20, 2017
    An innovation that started life as a practical alternative to conventional rigid tube packaging, and was largely aimed at the drinks industry for bottle conveyance, has become a retail hit with confectionery manufacturers. Designed and produced by print and packaging firm, Qualvis, the Qube is currently with two producers: Harrogate-based, The Serious Sweet Company and Dutch chocolatier, Baronie. Launched at […]
  • Introduction of grip seal bags to support growth

    By Converter on October 17, 2017
    Leicester-based flexible packaging manufacturer, CPS, which recently merged with Mercury Packaging, is now offering high strength polythene grip seal bags to support the on-going growth of its security and mailing division. Available plain or custom-printed in up to eight colours and in a range of sizes and designs for a wide variety of security and mailing applications, CPS Flexible’s grip […]
  • DSM Resins & Coatings have installed a VCM from RK Print

    By Converter on October 12, 2017
    RK PrintCoat Instruments, based in the UK, design and manufacture pilot printing and coating technology and colour communication devices. These systems can be used for quality control purposes, for determining processor product feasibility as well as commercial viability and for the small-scale production of complex materials and products. Following the company’s installation of an RK Print VCM, André Goos, global […]
  • Keynote speaker line-up complete for IPEX 2017

    By Converter on October 12, 2017
    The keynote speaker line-up at IPEX 2017 is now complete. The organisers of the show have revealed that Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI publish, will address audiences on the third day of the show, Thursday November 2. The final choice of keynote speaker is indicative of IPEX’s vision for a diverse, inclusive content programme at the show’s ‘Print In Action’ […]
  • Flow wrapping solutions can ease labour shortage

    By Converter on October 10, 2017
    Labour shortages already impacting on the fresh produce industry can be addressed in part by embracing automated packaging machinery, states Tisomi, one of the UK’s leading specialists in horizontal flow wrapping solutions. Flow wrapping technology from Tisomi can reduce growers’ labour requirements in the pack house and release staff for picking duties, thereby helping to fill the void caused by […]
  • Award winners at PPMA

    By Converter on October 6, 2017
    At the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017, automation specialist, Pacepacker Services, repeated its 2015 success, winning two processing and packaging innovation awards in one night. In addition to taking home the trophy for the ‘Most Innovative Packaging Machinery’, for designing a huge fully automated line comprising case erection, loading and palletising, Pacepacker also won the top prize for ‘Most Innovative […]
  • British Coatings Federation hosts Printing Inks Pavilion at IPEX

    By Converter on September 29, 2017
    The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is hosting a Printing Inks Pavilion for the first time at the upcoming printing exhibition, IPEX, with BCF members Flint Group, Sun Chemical and hubergroup UK. The exhibition’s focus this year is on innovation and technology in action and the Pavilion is set to showcase the latest products and services from the printing inks sector. […]
  • Speedpin: eradicating the need for bottom pins

    By Converter on September 22, 2017
    C&T Channel Matrix, one of the leading manufacturers of creasing matrix, introduces Speedpin to its portfolio of products for the die cutting industry. This patented and tested pin is currently being used by many folding carton companies in the UK and Ireland, it offers converters a reduction in pre make-ready time and improves conversion efficiencies. Speedpin is fitted in the […]
  • Antalis Packaging strengthens team with new hire

    By Converter on September 22, 2017
    As part of its growth plans for its packaging division, Antalis has strengthened its UK account team with the hire of another industry professional. Stephen Herring joins Antalis Packaging as key account manager from Coventry-based Macfarlane Packaging, where he was responsible for managing and co-ordinating the integration of 22 Regional Distribution Centres (RDC’s) for multi-national accounts. Working in the Midlands’ […]
  • Zünd UK exemplifies innovation at Packaging Innovations

    By Converter on September 20, 2017
    Zünd UK has closed another edition of Packaging Innovations having showcased its Zünd S3 M1600 digital cutting table to delegates from across the packaging industry. Reported by its organisers as its most successful show to date, Packaging Innovations 2017 and sister event Luxury Packaging 2017 took place at London’s Olympia, September 13-14, 2017. The shows featured demonstrations of systems including […]