Converter September 2021 Newsletter
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EuPC calls for shared plastics recycling responsibility

The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) trade association believes that the objective to increase the recycled content in packaging in order to reach 30% by 2030 is legitimate and achievable as far as the responsibility is shared by the whole value chain.

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Web Handling and Winding Seminar comes to the UK

Topics covered in the Principles of Web Handling include the critical areas of tension control, web tracking, roller choices and their effects, machine alignment and web defects such as roping, telescoping, and staring. Though theory is included, emphasis is placed on practical problem solving techniques with real-world applications.

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Sun Chemical to increase prices in EMEA

Sun Chemical will implement another price increase across its entire portfolio of packaging, commercial sheetfed, and publication inks, coatings, pressroom chemicals and adhesives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), effective from 1 October.

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Swemko UK has restarted it investment programme

Swemko UK has restarted it investment programme by purchasing two brand new Gockel grinding machines, after what has been a challenging few years in the industry.

In 2010 Swemko UK committed to investing in new machinery, since that time they have purchased 9 brand new machines with a view to improving quality, increasing capacity and looking towards the future.

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Itochu invests in Paptic

Itochu Corporation, one of the largest Japanese general trading companies, has agreed to a capital alliance with Paptic and has acquired shares of the company as a general investment.

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How Europe is moving towards its recyclable packaging goals

The amount of packaging waste being produced is unsustainable, and Europe is very serious about achieving its circular economy objectives, says Maja Desgrées du Loû, policyofficer for packaging and packaging waste directive, European Commission. In addition, many packaging types are only theoretically recyclable, and providing the definition of what recyclable packaging means, and how materials should be assessed across Europe, will help member states in their effort to reach their recycling targets, she adds.

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PCMC’s Fusion C now equipped to run Gelflex-EB® inks at 400 meters per minute

Ink technology offers cost-effective high-resolution print quality that is safe for food packaging. The marketplace for high-speed CI flexo printing continues to grow, with flexible packaging printers requesting higher-speed presses with greater efficiency. Gelflex-EB® CI flexo inks and Energy Sciences Inc.’s (ESI) EZCure®

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