Best of printing and packaging at Pack Print International 2015

Returning to Thailand for its 5th edition, Pack Print International – driven by world’s leading trade shows in their sectors – drupa and interpack, and jointly organized by The Thai Packaging Association, The Thai Printing Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, will be the one-stop platform for industry players to experience and learn the latest technology and developments in the packaging and printing sectors. The 4-day exhibition will be open to trade visitors from August 26-29, 2015 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand

Featuring an impressive line-up, a myriad of industry-specific, innovative products and solutions offered by leading exhibiting companies, as well as knowledge sharing by industry experts at the trade fair’s many seminars and workshops and complimentary pre-event business matching service have been intricately planned out to match the business needs and demands of some 20,000 quality visitors expected to visit Pack Print International 2015. The exhibition’s opportune staging is further endorsed by the participation of leading brands, such as Heidelberg Graphics, Konica Minolta, VT Graphic, Ricoh, Hewlett-Packard, Ferrostaal, Fuji Xerox, Fujifilm, Cyber SM, Nationwide, Riso, Duplo, Koenig & Bauer, and many more.

State-of-the-art printing and packaging technology and solutions

According to Transparency Market Research, the global paper packaging market is estimated to reach US$344.43 billion by 2019, a significant jump from US$254.8 billion in 2012. The global market is expected to grow at 4.4 percent CAGR through 2019. These plus the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the printing and packaging industries in Southeast Asia are set for robust growth.

Known for its technology in new class document solutions, Fuji Xerox will be introducing the industry’s first production printer featuring both Gold and Silver Dry Inks at Pack Print International 2015. Targeted at the high-end professional printing market, the new Gold and Silver Dry Inks — developed by applying the company’s Emulsion Aggregation (EA) technology— are ellipsoid-shaped inks with flat reflective pigments completely covered by toner particles, thereby achieving a metallic appearance. Color 1000i Press will make its inaugural showing at Pack Print International 2015 and will be available in Thailand thereafter.

Heidelberg Graphics, following its strategic partnership with Masterwork Machinery Co., Ltd. (MK) – the largest Chinese manufacturer of die cutters, are bringing things up a notch with its latest offering of high-quality Postpress machinery, including the Promatrix 106 CS die-cutter, a 8,000sph die-cutter and embosser, aimed at short to medium-run folding carton production that will be on display at the show. The alliance will further pave the way for Heidelberg’s expansion plans in the international market.

Other leading brands that will showcase their best in machinery at the show 2015 include: Bobst – prominent supplier of machinery and services to packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible material industries, Duplo, whom will exhibit its complete range of digital print finishing solutions and effective office products such as its newest solutions – the DC-616, DC-646 Automatic Slitter and stacking machine DM-230C + DM-SE. Duco International, the official representative in Thailand for Maxcess International USA, will unveil its web solutions in flexible packaging, printing, label, paper and metal industries and lastly, PMC Label Materials will put on show its line of pressure-sensitive adhesive labels and non-adhesive papers and films that are suitable for bar-code labelling systems, product identification and other applications used by label converters and consumer product package designers and manufacturers.

Technical as well as creative

At Pack Print International 2015, visitors from the printing and packaging arenas can look forward to a broad yet relevant display of cutting-edge machinery, equipment, technology and solutions serving the entire packaging and printing supply chain across the nearly 15,000 square metres (sqm) of show space: prepress and premedia; printing machinery, appliances and accessories; Book binding and print finishing; paper converting including packaging production; packaging machines, equipment, accessories and appliances; packaging materials, means and aids; and services for the packaging and printing industries

A series of forums, seminars and workshops on recent developments and highlights in the areas of packaging and printing will be organized to complement this world-class exhibition. Topics include food packaging, labels printing, corrugated packaging, packaging design innovation, European packaging design approaches, highlights of Red Dot Design Award Winners, Aluminium and flexible packaging, as well as business opportunities in the new free-trade ASEAN Economic Community.

Concurrent Event

Co-locating with PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015 is T-PLAS 2015 – International Trade Fair for the Plastics and Rubber Industries. Strategically positioned in Southeast Asia’s largest plastics processing industry, T-PLAS enhances its regional focus and provides an international outlook of the abundant strategic opportunities available for participating companies to springboard into the regional plastics and rubber markets.

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