Industry News ABG investment helps future-proof CV Labels’ offering

Leading print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has re-cently supplied pharmaceutical labels specialists, CV Labels, with an SRI Omega Inkjet press. The machine, configured for the pharmaceutical market, includes a Rea Jet HR Inkjet system to allow multi lane coding in high resolution, ABG’s integrated fleyeVision 4k 100% inspection system with complete touchscreen operation and barcode and numbering modules.

Both ABG and CV Labels have a 30-year history of collaboration, which began with their first machine, an Onda Letterpress, and, more recently, CV Labels’ investments in a number of slitter/rewinders. “We have had a highly-productive relationship with ABG for many years and value their machines for their

quality and longevity,” said CV Labels managing director, Bob Veich. “With an increase in the number of our customers requiring consecutive numbering as standard across their labels, together with ever-increasing regulation in our industry, we have future-proofed our offering. “The new Omega press with the variety of added modules is the perfect choice for us. It will enable us to reduce lead times and increase security to an even higher level, as it inspects the printed web with a high-resolution camera and prints consecutive numbers or codes simulta-neously. The Rea Jet HR Inkjet system has six heads configured to allow multi-lane coding in high-resolution.”

Being easy to customise and with a wide range of options to meet particular business requirements, the Omega SRI provides unmatched process speed, guarantees 100% inspection and sets the benchmark for cost-efficient finishing of labels for the healthcare and pharmaceuticals markets. “The Pharma SRI, together with its coding and numbering modules is ideal for their needs and I look forward to continuing to support their future growth and development,” said Mark Hyde, ABG’s sales manager for UK, Ireland and Australasia.

GPMA receives response from Government in call for disaster relief fund for UK print industry

The Graphics and Print Media Alliance (GPMA) has received an official reply to a letter it sent to the Government last month proposing that a means-tested ‘disaster relief’ fund be set up to support thousands of print businesses facing closure by the end of the year. The official response acknowledged that the UK print industry remains a key concern for the Government and that the data and proposals provided to it by the GPMA and its members was being factored into its policy response to the pandemic. The GPMA’s commercial print representatives of IPIA chairman Graeme Smith, BPIF CEO Charles Jarrold, PICON CEO Bettine Pellant and BAPC Chairman Brendan Perring, said: “The response from Government is heartening to say the least. They clearly recognise the specific challenges the UK print industry faces, have asserted that they will be borne in mind as policy is now developed, and have requested that we continue to work closely with them.

“What we now need is a continuation of concerted effort from across our industry, which has so far seen hundreds of business owners write directly to their MPs and to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to make them aware of their individual circumstances and the help that would be required to support them.”

   

Ronald Britton launches fresh water biodegradable Bioglitter products

Eco glitter manufacturer, British company Ronald Britton Ltd, is set to significantly expand its certified fresh water biodegradable product offering with its new ‘Bioglitter Sparkle GC’ technology. The company launched the Bioglitter Pure product range in early 2019, marking a significant

milestone, as it was the world’s first ‘TÜV Austria, OK biodegradable water’ certified glitter. This is the highest level of independent certification for fresh water biodegradability in the world; an achievement that still remains unequalled by any other glitter manufacturer.

The coating in the new Bioglitter Sparkle GC products removes the acrylate plastic applied to the film, enabling the product to achieve the coveted fresh water biodegradable certification from TÜV.

Ronald Britton commercial director, Stephen Cotton said: “This is a significant step for us. Getting our Bioglitter Sparkle product lines certified to this level of biodegradable performance is something we have been striving to achieve for some time now.”

The new Bioglitter Sparkle GC products will be available in January 2021.

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44