Gulf Carton Factory (GCF) picks Esko packaging software and converting kit

Gulf Carton Factory (GCF) picks Esko packaging software and converting kit

Saudi Arabia-based Gulf Carton Factory (GCF) has invested in Esko packaging prepress software and equipment.

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Al Bayader launches tOWERPAC containers

Al Bayader launches tOWERPAC containers

Al Bayader International, a UAE-based food packaging specialist, has launched its tOWERPAC line of containers, targeted at the UAE and the wider Middle East’s $20bn F&B industry.

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Al Sidra moves into packaging with Lombardi Flexoline and Vinsak Flexo Tower

Al Sidra moves into packaging with Lombardi Flexoline and Vinsak Flexo Tower

Al Sidra, a Sharjah-based commercial printer, has expanded into packaging with a Lombardi Flexoline and Vinsak Flexo Tower from Secure Print

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Al Shurook Group invests in two Heidelberg Speed Master presses and a Suprasetter

Al Shurook Group invests in two Heidelberg Speed Master presses and a Suprasetter

Amman-based packaging printer Al Shurook Group has further expanded its production capacity by investing €3.5m in a suite of Heidelberg machinery.

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Octal unveils DPET-PE poultry packaging trays

Octal unveils DPET-PE poultry packaging trays

Octal claims its new DPET-PE trays will revolutionise poultry packaging by improving process and cost efficiency while maintaining maximum freshness.

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APP spotlights MEA’s food packaging risks in Foopak campaign

APP spotlights MEA’s food packaging risks in Foopak campaign

To support its recent move into food packaging, Asia Pulp & Pack (APP) aims to educate the region’s consumers and regulators on the health hazards from eating off normal board, says Anil Sharma, general manager of APP’s Product Entrepreneur Department.

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Nilpeter showcases finishing kit at GPP

Nilpeter showcases finishing kit at GPP

Nilpeter Middle East used GPP 2013 to highlight its finishing kit as well as its range of narrow- and mid-web printing presses for self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging.

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Metal containers in emerging regions withstand plastic packaging surge

Metal containers in emerging regions withstand plastic packaging surge

While plastic packaging is grabbing market share globally, metal containers are on a solid upward trend in regional markets such as Africa and the Middle East, writes Debabrata Deb.

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Rotary offset makes inroads in package printing

Rotary offset makes inroads in package printing

Offset printing and rotary technology have never seemed a perfect match for package printing – where folding cartons are dominated by sheetfed offset and flexible packaging by gravure or CI and inline flexo – but rotary offset is now grabbing a slice of the market, writes Nick Coombes.

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CI flexo challenges gravure in flexible packaging

CI flexo challenges gravure in flexible packaging

Although flexible packaging in Asia is dominated by gravure technology, central impression (CI) flexo technology – enhanced through the introduction of the chambered doctor blade – can offer a host of advantages, writes Debabrata Deb.

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