System reboot

System reboot

An enhanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has transformed Siddco Plastics’ operations, reports Benjamin Daniel in its third implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, the UAE-based plastics manufacturer Siddco Plants is confident it has at last found the perfect tool to optimise its operations. While two earlier installations […]

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Extreme measures

Extreme measures

ExxonMobil has launched Exceed XP, a flexible packaging film named for ‘extreme performance’ and aimed at applications like films for soft shrink and food lamination packaging One of the standout products at this year’s Arabplast, held in Dubai on 9–11 January, was ExxonMobil’s latest performance enhancing flexible packaging film Exceed […]

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Sticking together

Sticking together

Dow’s collaboration with Nordmeccanica in adhesives provides a model for the accelerated technological development that the company believes can help operations in the MEA ‘leapfrog’ current practices. Having achieved a breakthrough in its collaboration with Nordmeccanica on Symbiex solventless adhesives, Dow is continuing with a collaborative approach that it believes […]

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Gravure’s packaging revival

Gravure’s packaging revival

Despite losing out to flexo in the United States, gravure has a promising outlook in packaging, strengthening its position in Europe and still dominant in the surging markets of China and India, according to James Siever, secretary general of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) While its publication print market has […]

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sUccEss on A PLAtE

sUccEss on A PLAtE

Riyadh-based Raqam International has installed a Kodak Flexcel NX narrow system to eliminate delays from plate making and target ‘A-class’ markets riyadh-based label printer and converter Raqam International has installed the Kodak Flexcel NX narrow system with hybrid option along with the DFE – Prinergy Tower on the digital front […]

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Fish packaging that moves like fresh catch

Fish packaging that moves like fresh catch

Packaging is often used to communicate product attributes. ‘Fresh’ is written on packages, or ‘low calorie’ or ‘great taste’ – and consumers have to rely on the printed words to assess the claim. This approach clashes with the axiom of creative storytelling that says ‘show, don’t tell’. A team at […]

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TETRA PAK LAUNCHES 2015 SUSTAINABILITY UPDATE

TETRA PAK LAUNCHES 2015 SUSTAINABILITY UPDATE

Tetra Pak has released its 2015 sustainability report, which highlights the company’s achievements in environmental performance, social responsibility, and good governance over the past year In its update on progress in meeting sustainability objectives Tetra Pak highlights a series of activities the group carried out in 2015. • The Tetra […]

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PLASTIC ZIP

PLASTIC ZIP

Engel has bright hopes in the Middle East, where its market is set for a boost from major events – and ongoing turmoil The Middle East’s many appealing characteristics are often outweighed its one key disadvantage – ongoing crisis. Yet for Austria’s Engel, a manufacturer of plastics processing machinery, there […]

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Bobst gives Competence debut to coding line

Bobst gives Competence debut to coding line

Bobst took an innovative approach to introducing the Gulf region to its latest products by organising Competence 15 – an event where printers and converters could also pick up advice and information on business and other professional topics. Delta Printing Press Dubai, Four Films Group Kuwait, Hala Print Saudi Arabia […]

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Uteco launches gravure press

Uteco launches gravure press

Uteco has launched its Next 450 gravure press, designed to achieve faster job change, reduced setup time through automation, maximum-efficiency drying, and simplified controls in a centralised location. Next 450 is the ideal solution for short and medium runs, fully automatic with innovative systems that reduce drastically waste of material, […]

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