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5 News The latest from across the industry


12 Event previews: Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2016 and PPMA Total Show


2016


16 Flexible Packaging Exclusive: Parkside talks about its consumer-friendly solutions


30 Labelling Solutions Essentra discusses the need for clear labelling on pharma products


24 Film & Foil Time for a change: Innovia Films sells part of the business and concentrates on BOPP films


26 Exclusive:Add value with bright film finishing, says API


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opefully feeling refreshed and relaxed after the summer


period, September is the time to kick-start a new season of business... And what better way than with a handful of industry-focussed exhibitions to whet our appetites for what’s to come in the near future. Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging takes place in London and provides a special insight into, as the name suggests, the higher-end of the packaging spectrum. Elsewhere, the PPMA Total Show at the NEC in Birmingham looks at the machinery that enables the production of such clever and useful package offerings. Also this month, the specialist RotoMetrics Open House event takes place at the company’s West Midlands site, once again offering a quality line-up of speakers to enthuse and excite visitors. Read our special previews of all these events from page 8. We have some great exclusive stories in this issue; I


spoke with Parkside about the company’s latest handy food packaging solutions to enable easier, more hygienic sharing among consumers. ABBYY also discusses the importance of future investment in automated, fully reliable print inspection software.


Jack Cheeseman Editor


jcheeseman@datateam.co.uk www.convertermag.co.uk Twitter: @convertermag


22 Machine Vision & Web Inspection


Exclusive:Automation and Industry 4.0 could be the future of print inspection technology


32 Web Tension & Guiding Using open-loop tension control and torque sensing


34 Flexo Technology Controlling ink flow in a flexo press is vital for consistent quality. TRESU Group looks at the options


Cover Story SEPTEMBER 2016 !"#"$%&'


The CSR+ generation from Corona Supplies changes industry standards and offers efficiency, reliability and ease of use for the printing and converting industry.


INSIDE THIS MONTH The new-look graphical display on the CSR+ corona power unit


 Previews of September’s biggest industry events  Exclusive: The latest film and foil trends


 Is automation in print inspection the way forward?


 Exclusive: Flexible packaging  Flexo technology


 Crucial labelling regulations


See Corona Supplies at the K Showin Düsseldorf, Germany, October 19-26. Hall 10 Stand G65.


www.convertermag.co.uk


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