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Market Value Estimations for Packaging in 2018 and Beyond

A high level overview of the global packaging market including market value estimations and the top ten disruptive trends.

The global packaging market is set to reach over $1 trillion by 2021, according to a Smithers Pira study. Much of this growth is arising from developing regions such as the Middle East, North Africa and parts South America, at an annual growth rate of 5–7% until the end of the decade.

Assuming a global population of 7.50 billion people in 2016, each individual consumes, on average, $115 of packaging per year.

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ICE Europe 2019 with Special Film & Extrusion Area

After the successful 10th edition of the leading international exhibition for the converting industry last year, ICE Europe continues to be a key trend barometer for innovative converting technologies. For its next edition, from 12 – 14 March 2019, in Munich, Germany, ICE Europe 2019 is focussing on the important growth market for special films. 

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BOBST to showcase new CI flexo press designed for extended color gamut printing

BOBST has organized an exciting industry and networking open house event that will take place on 27th and 28th February 2018 in the Competence Center of the Bobst Bielefeld production facility in Germany, the BOBST Center of Excellence for web-fed CI flexo technology. The event will be focusing on the 7-color Extended Color Gamut (ECG) process, and will première BOBST’s new 20SEVEN CI flexo press.

The technical developments of the 20SEVEN have been targeted to maximizing process consistency. This is what makes it specifically suited for the ECG process.

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Alphasonics continues expansion with opening of U.S. arm

Alphasonics, supplier of anilox, parts and plate cleaning equipment to the flexographic print industry announced the formation of a new U.S. subsidiary.  Alphasonics USA will act as a sales office, designed to service the United States flexographic printing market by providing ultrasonic press room cleaning technology.

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Foil Replacement Solutions with Revolutionary High Barrier Performance films

There has been growing interest in the converting industry to find foil replacement alternatives. Recent developments in the US Department of Commerce investigation on Chinese aluminum foil imports have resulted in preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 96% to 162%, on top of preliminary countervailing duties in the range of 16% to 81%. The aluminum foil market has been shaken and converters are looking for new products to maintain or improve performance in their laminated structures.  

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Expert reports outstanding results

Thanks to their new plant in San Martino Buon Albergo (Verona), the new internal organization and the new staff incorporated, Expert has more than doubled the number of presses delivered and put into operation.

It is also important to mention that part of the increased number of machines delivered has been installed in new markets (for Expert) such as Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, Turkey, etc

The company mentions that the value of the machines sold has tripled when compared to 2016 numbers.  

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IFC invests EUR 30 mio in East European company

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of over 30 million euro to IMMER Group, a leading Eastern European producer of flexible packaging, to support export-led economic growth job creation in Ukraine.

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ProAmpac Wins Global Award for Innovative Probiotic Pouch

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has recognized ProAmpac for developing a stand-up, flexible food pouch with a special de-gassing valve that keeps live probiotic microorganisms “happy” on their way to consumers.

The WPO’s 2017 WorldStar food-category award was given to ProAmpac, one of the fastest growing companies in flexible packaging, for the sauerkraut stand up pouch design created for Farmhouse Culture Inc., a maker of organic, probiotic-rich foods and beverages.

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SGK Teams Up With Hybrid Software For Strategic Native PDF Project

SGK has signed an agreement with HYBRID Software to license its PACKZ Native PDF editor for use in all SGK facilities worldwide. This agreement was reached after an extensive pilot program in multiple facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

PACKZ is a object-based Native PDF artwork editor for packaging, with sophisticated color handling, intelligent objects, trapping, warping, and stepping capabilities. It can also import and export native Adobe Illustrator files for SGK to exchange with designers, brand customers, and print providers.

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Web Handling Seminar at Oklahoma State University

The Web Handling Research Center (WHRC) at Oklahoma State University announces an applications oriented seminar on Web Handling. Fundamental principles and analytical tools will be the focus. The seminar is a professional development program of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology.

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