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his month, co-founder of InPrint, Marcus Timson, has taken part in an exclusive Q&A with Converter, providing more details

about InPrint 2017 as well as describing the improvements that have been made since 2014 that have enabled the event to contend with the ever-changing printing industry. InPrint 2017

will be taking place on November 14-16 at the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany. Also this month, read about how UPM Raflatac provides security labelling solutions for conterfeit goods with a variety of tamper-evident labels, which include the use of seals and hollograms. Elsewhere, we take a look at how foiling can impact on print finishing when

packaging premium products, presenting a variety of options available that can highlight areas of design, and create varied, original structures and patterns.

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Rotometrics will be holding its fourth open house event in 2018

On Tuesday September 26, during Labelexpo Europe 2017, at approximately 17.15, UK sales director, Neil Lilly, will make an announcement at the Rotometrics Stand regarding a biennial open house event taking place in July 2018. The event has more than doubled in size since its first show in 2012 and this time the

event will incorporate 30 table displays managed by suppliers; technical and case study presentations; and a hog roast lunch. Some of the guest speakers will also be announced. Free registration for the event will open in January 2018. For further information contact Neil Lilly at

Ashe automation drives company expansion

Ashe Converting Equipment is currently undergoing a 12,000sq ft expansion at its headquarters in Ipswich, UK. The additional floor space will lead to further capacity for the company’s various models of slitter rewinders and expand its existing machining centre. Presently, up to 90 per cent of machine parts are manufactured in-house for standard models and further development in this area will ensure that over 1,100 machines can be fully supported without third party manufacturers making items obsolete. Automation enhancements within the company’s machinery range have proved to be popular. Keeping machine stoppages to a minimum is essential and Ashe currently has features in place to keep this time as short as possible.

Pressure-sensitive Adhesives Workshop: AWA and Chemsultants combine skills

The International Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop, organised by AWA Alexander Watson Associates in co-operation with Chemsultants International, has become an established feature of the industry’s events calendar. This year’s workshop will take place at the Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 6-7, and will cover all the basics of PSA products including its design, manufacture, conversion and end use. The two-day program also provides participants with an understanding of the various market sectors where pressure-sensitive adhesives find use.

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Easyfairs launches Packaging Innovations New York

Packaging Innovations, Europe’s largest series of primary and secondary packaging events, is teaming up with Pentawards, one of the most prestigious worldwide competitions exclusively devoted to packaging design, to deliver a new, intimate and cutting- edge event in New York, September 5-6, 2018.

The event will involve a format of

hand-selected suppliers and exclusively-invited buyers, running alongside the Pentawards Conference and Pentawards Live, a global curation of award-winning packaging design. This concept will bring together a mix of brands, design agencies, packaging manufacturers and material producers across all market sectors to learn, network, discover and collaborate. Read more on the Converterwebsite

Luxury Packaging 2017

A leading industry event returned to London’s Olympia, September 13-14, with four brand-new forums: luxury, beauty, food and drink. Essentra, Diageo, Zanders, M&S and Just Eat were just some of the names that took to the stage. Providing solutions to packaging problems and inspiration for

new products, the show demonstrated plenty of new designs and even held a Packaging Consultancy Clinic.

September 2017


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