Friday, August 6, 2021

Naresh Khanna

Editor of Indian Printer and Publisher since 1979 and Packaging South Asia since 2007. Trained as an offset printer and IBM 360 computer programmer. Active in the movement to implement Indian scripts for computer-aided typesetting. Worked as a consultant and trainer to the Indian print and newspaper industry. Visiting faculty of IDC at IIT Powai in the 1990s. Also founder of IPP Services, Training and Research and has worked as its principal industry researcher since 1999. Author of book: Miracle of Indian Democracy.
Chandrakant Bhalara managing director of Balaji and Pranav Bhalara director of Balji in front of the new Rajoo-Kohli extrusion, coater, lamination line. Photo Rajoo

Rajoo & Kohli Extrusion, Coating and Laminating line demo on 29 July

About two years ago, we went to Rajkot to see the Rajoo Engineers and Kohli Industries extrusion coater laminator (ECL) when it was new. The demonstration was impressive, and as the flexible packaging industry...
Dr Carolin Stroller Bobst

Bobst OneBarrier webinar suggests new sustainable PE structure

At its OneBarrier webinar on 8 June 2021, Dennis Hughill, the regional sales director of Bobst Manchester, introduced senior research scientist Dr Carolin Struller from the company’s R&D at Manchester. Struller began by explaining...
A new Bobst M5 430 press is unveiled at Apex International’s state-of-the-art FlexoKITE experience centre in Sinnar near Nashik, India. Photo Apex

Apex International’s FlexoKITE Asia Pacific demo centre in Nashik

Nashik, India – with the recent installation of a full-featured Bobst M5 430 flexo label press along with to complement the DuPont Cyrel FAST plate-making system and a full Esko packaging software suite, Apex...
Pigments from Penn Color Image Penn Color

Penn Color explores expansion opportunities in Asia

In June 2021, Penn Color announced plans to increase its presence in Asia. The decision by the Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA, company is based on its strategy to support global customers around the world and...
Bühler's Vortex A GlowVision

Bühler unveils game-changing 4-in-1 optical sorter for PET recyclers

On 24 June 2021, Bühler launched its Sortex A Glow Vision optical sorting solution for PET recyclers with a digital launch event with attendees from more than 40 countries. With increasing demand for bottle-to-bottle...
DS Group's rPET jar for its market leading Pulse hard boiled candy Photo DS Group

DS Group’s Pulse rPET packaging introduced on World Environment Day

On 5 June 2021, this year’s world environment day, the DS Group headquartered in Noida in the Delhi NCR, introduced its rPET jar using a combination of virgin and recycled PET granules for its...
TechnoServe gets Award for role in sustainable guar initiative

TechnoServe gets Award for role in sustainable guar initiative

Solvay’s partner in the Sustainable Guar Initiative, non-profit organization TechnoServe, received the American Chemistry Council’s External Collaborator Award for its commitment to working with ACC members and others throughout the guar supply chain to...
Dr Rick Michelman

Steve Shifman is passing the baton to Rick Michelman

Founded in 1949, Michelman is a coating company that describes itself as a developer and application specialist of sustainable and water-based surface technology. With a turnover estimated at below US$ .5 billion and about...
L to R – Steve Shifman current president and CEO of Michelman and Dr Rick Michelman who will take over from him on 1 January 2022 Photo Michelman

Shifman to become Michelman executive chairman next January

On 9 June 2021, Cincinnati-based Michelman announced that Dr. Richard (Rick) I Michelman will become the organization’s next president and CEO, effective 1 January 2022. At that time, longtime leader Steven J. Shifman, president...
Balai Adhikary, director, Libako Packaging, with the new Gallus ECS 340 flexo press installed in the Ecospace built in the Jalpath in Kolkata Photo: Gallus Ferd. Rüesch

Libako in Kolkata installs Gallus ECS 340 label press

Libako Packaging, a print, packaging, and branding specialist has commissioned its first narrow-web flexo label press – a highly configured Gallus ECS 340. Apart from the complement of print units with UV curing, the...
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