FTA unveils Fall Conference 2018 theme, venue and chair

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, New York) has announced that Taking Care of Business will be the official theme of its 2018 Fall Conference. The event, which is expected to attract more than 350 industry professionals, will take place October 29-31 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Constructing the special track of technical sessions for the … Read more →

Point Five Packaging introduces P5-A Automatic Sealing Machine for food packaging

Point Five Packaging, a U.S.-based supplier of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) equipment and premium packaging solutions for various food industry sectors, has introduced its P5-A Automatic Seal System. Ideal for any food production or packaging environment – and configurable for manual as well as automatic operation – the machine produces vacuum-gas flushed MAP containers, vacuum … Read more →

Bacourt and McGowan to share personal and professional success stories in EFI Connect fireside chat keynotes

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has expanded the speaker line-up for its users’ conference, EFI Connect 2018 January 23-26 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel. On January 23, EFI CEO Guy Gecht will moderate a pair of fireside chat keynotes with two innovative print and packaging industry executives: Eric Bacourt, CEO of Hinojosa Packaging Solutions, and … Read more →

PPC and AICC partner to organize three rigid-box operator training seminars for January and March

Two leading U.S.-based packaging organizations – The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and AICC, The Independent Packaging Association – will jointly hold three rigid-box operator training seminars during the first quarter of 2018. These programs are possible through the work and support of Al Hoodwin, President of Michigan City Paper Box and AICC Chairman, and Laura … Read more →

3D holographic effects for packaging showcased in new video

Decorative Cast & Cure (C2) films from Kansas-based Breit Technologies are used by leading printers and brand owners to create dynamic product packaging and unique brand appearances, all while enhancing brand protection. Now, holographic C2 film effects can be seen in a new, 3-minute presentation via the company’s new Film Sample Video (www.breit-tech.com/shopDisplayCategories.asp). The video … Read more →

Flint Group confirms global price increase for all of its packaging inks

Increased, incremental cost escalation has forced the Flint Group to raise the prices of its packaging inks products. “Further to announcements made in March of 2017, it’s become clear that the raw material markets for many components within Flint Group’s packaging inks products have experienced price escalations. Many raw material markets remain highly volatile as … Read more →

FTA Forum & INFOFLEX 2018 now open for registration

Registration is now open for the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Forum & INFOFLEX 2018, which will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 6-9. The forum, themed Bringing It All Together: Processes, People and Potential, will be hosted at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Across the Skywalk, INFOFLEX will be Where the Worlds of Package Printing and … Read more →

Label Academy publishes two new industry textbooks

The Label Academy (London, UK and Brookfield, Wisconsin) has extended its book series with the publication of two new reference books – Shrink Sleeve Technology and Label Markets and Applications. Complementing the Academy’s ten other textbooks and study modules, they’re designed to help develop the working knowledge of printing industry professionals in these sectors. Compiled … Read more →