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Printed PET bottles can be recycled

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Printed PET bottles can be recycled

By Rick Pendrous

A process for making recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles onto which designs have been digitally printed has been developed by KHS and its subsidiary NMP Systems.

Food-grade continuous inkjet printer launched

Coding spotlight

Food-grade continuous inkjet printer launched

By Rick Pendrous

Needham Coding has expanded its ‘N’ series of continuous inkjet printers (CIJ) by adding new models, including one for specialist food-grade applications.

Krones will demonstrate direct printing onto PET bottles at Drinktec

Drinktec 2017 features inline, direct digital inkjet printers

By Paul Gander

Major equipment companies are putting their weight behind inline, direct-to-container digital inkjet printing, especially for beverages in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), with systems set to feature at this week’s Drinktec show in Germany.

Digital print meets Innate's needs

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Digital print meets Innate's needs

By Rick Pendrous

Healthy snacks brand Innate is using digitally printed pouches from Uni Packaging for its growing product range. 

Print ink adheres to greasy surfaces

Labelling and printing spotlight

Print ink adheres to greasy surfaces

By Rick Pendrous

An ink that can adhere to substrates covered with oily or greasy films has been developed by Linx Printing Technologies and is said to ideal for a variety of food packs.

HSG installed a digital inkjet press

Digital print can bolster shelf-ready options

By Paul Gander

The benefits of variable digital inkjet printing for transit and shelf-ready packaging (SRP) are now well understood by brands, to the extent that some (for example in the dairy sector) are eager to acquire their own presses for affordable, short-run,...

TCL develops a packaging film suitable for ultra-high cooking temperatures

Ovenable film handles high heat

By Rick Pendrous

A new ovenable high definition printed packaging film suitable for ultra-high cooking temperatures has been added to TCL Packaging’s product range. 

Linx Printing Technologies' Linx 10 printer

Portable and compact continuous ink-jet printer

By Rick Pendrous

A compact and portable entry-level continuous ink-jet (CIJ) printer, that is capable of delivering high-quality two-line codes, was launched by Linx Printing Technologies at the PPMA Total show.

Labels printed and applied in a single action

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Labels printed and applied in a single action

By Rick Pendrous

Codes for food and drink packaging will be displayed by Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE), with highlights including the company’s Zodiac thermal transfer printer, Scorpion and Viper thermal inkjet printers and its Vulcan print and apply labeller.

Cost-effective coding and printing on packs

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Cost-effective coding and printing on packs

By Rick Pendrous

Allen Coding will be demonstrating a wide range of equipment for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging applications at the show.

Continuous inkjet printers get enhanced features

Continuous inkjet printers get enhanced features

By Rick Pendrous

Linx Printing Technologies has extended its recently-launched Linx 8900 CIJ (continuous inkjet) printer range with the introduction of two models, which further enhance their capabilities in the food and drink sectors.

CrownSmart DataMatrix codes can be used to protect firms against counterfeiting

Canned drinks: product differentiation more affordable

By Paul Gander

Various options for making a beverage can distinctive in terms of graphics, structure and additional features are becoming more affordable and will change the way brands differentiate themselves over the next few years, says metal packaging specialist...

Serac in pre-printed plastic trial.

Bottles therformed from pre-printed plastic

By Rick Pendrous

An award winning thermoforming technology for polypropylene (PP) bottles used by the dairy sector has been further developed to allow manufacturers to make their bottles out of pre-printed plastic sheet materials.

Textured labels produced digitally

Textured labels produced digitally

By Rick Pendrous

A novel inkjet approach, which allows label printers to print a wide variety of digitally textured labels just by using high opacity white ink on its N610i digital colour label press, has been introduced by Domino Digital Printing Solutions.

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