Labelexpo Europe ( Cont’d from Page 1)
While labels remained central to the overall Labelex- po experience, the show floor reflected its continued diversification into flexible package printing with a wider appeal for brand owners and wide web con- verters. With 25 percent more working machinery
demonstrated at the show, 2017’s event was used for a large number of significant product launches with new machines unveiled by many of the leading press manufacturers. Industry 4.0 Running alongside the Linerless Trail and education- al master classes from the Label Academy, the Au- tomation Arena feature made its debut as it highlighted the latest automated label and package printing technology. As Industry 4.0 becomes a reali- ty for label printers, the Automation Arena was put on to show the complete automated workflow in ac- tion from job creation and prepress through to finish- ing and customer invoicing. Südpack Acquires Seville Flexpack Südpack Verpackungen GmbH und Co. KG, Ochsen- hausen, Germany, a providers of flexible packaging solutions, has acquired the Seville Flexpack Corpora- tion, based in Oak Creek,Wisconsin. The acquisition is intended to strengthen Süd- pack’s business in the United States. Previously, the company’s only toehold in the U.S. market was a sales office in the Chicago, Illinois area. At the new facility in Oak Creek, important processing steps in- cluding printing and refining will be done for the U.S. market. On October 1, 2017 Seville Flexpack of- ficially became part of the Südpack Group, which will retain all of Seville’s employees and continue to serve its customers.
6 October 16, 2017 Flexo Market News
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