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A new industry initiative, FoodSafeUV, has been formed to promote the safety of UV inks and varnishes for indirect food contact packaging, and is already proposing food safe UV certification.
At Bondexpo, taking place from 9.-12. October in Stuttgart, Germany, UV system manufacturer IST METZ will be presenting a wide range of products for curing adhesives and composites using UV technology at booth 6513 in hall 6.
GEW Limited
Ildefonso Ibero Otano may be a man of few words, but as managing director of EADEC at the head of 3 label converting business he certainly has a vision: EADEC has successfully diversified from its base in Navarra, Spain spearheading the company’s expansion into Latin-America with subsidiaries in Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru.
Perstorp is securing the future of its Caprolactone business through a significant investment to upgrade its original monomer plant. The new equipment will be constructed using state of the art materials and the investment will future proof the production and even further increase security of supply.
Labelexpo 2017: UV specialist IST METZ presents straightforward exchange between UV and LED technologies At the Labelexpo in Brussels, IST METZ will be presenting the MBS range with its standard Hot Swap functionality at booth 5D21. In addition, the UV system manufacturer is presenting the BUY ONE, TRY ONE concept for the first time, enabling customers to test the new high-performance LED system for free.
At Print, which will take place from 10. – 14. September in Chicago, USA, at booth 652 IST METZ will be presenting a wide range of UV and LED systems. Highlight at the UV specialist’s booth will be the new LED system LEDcure – compact, modular, powerful.
BYK Additives & Instruments, one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments, yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new integrated site located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.
Akzo Nobel has announced today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO.
Globally the demand for ecologically optimised products is growing. Brand owners are responding by intensified efforts to not only optimise their products, but also the packaging and other print products with respect to sustainability. In order to document the achievements in protecting environment and resources, a growing number of print products are nowadays awarded with eco-labels from governmental and non-governmental organisations.
BYK is delighted to have received two accolades from China: Ringier Trade Media, the publisher of “Coatings and Inks China”, has recognized BYK in the categories “2017 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards - Coatings Industry” and “Innovators of the Year”.