King Kong is at Sea

King Kong is at Sea

April 10, 2015

King_King_ShipAssociated Labels made a trip to Germany to check out its 52″ MIRAFLEX AM named King Kong. King Kong is now at sea, Canada bound aboard the MSC LEIGH Vessel (above) and the “Night Before Christmas” suspense is killing us! We can hardly sleep – we just want it to be here.

We’ve been tracking King Kong online and watching the little ship arrow move not nearly fast enough on this Live Ship Map. The anticipation is worse than falling asleep, in a middle seat, on a long flight – then waking up and realizing what felt like a long nap was only 5 minutes into a 12 hour flight.

The Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52″ MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, has been designed for the highest quality printing of flexible packagings. Quality demands on flexible packaging continues to rise while it is used in nearly all industries: dairy/cheese, snack foods, dried fruits and nuts, coffee and tea, pharmaceuticals, vitamins and supplements.  Transport packaging and over wraps for beverage bottles and cans or packaging of sanitary products have become more and more sophisticated too. Flexible packaging for the industrial sector such as building materials, chemical products or pet food require a high-quality print.

Flexible Packaging and Stand-up Pouch manufacturing has taken an innovative turn to mirror the change in consumer lifestyle. Conventional and rigid packaging has been replaced by more intricate designs that combine fresh credentials. Recent stand-up pouch product launches in such areas as pet food, soups and stews, sauces, baby food, snack food, fresh-cut produce, ready-to-eat meals, noncarbonated beverages, lawn and garden products, and household goods will contribute to further growth. Growth in demand for pouches is also a function of economics, as the lighter weight packages can vastly reduce both production and transport costs.

Check out our Stand Up Pouch Styles Guide and learn about the following: Doyen Style Gusset (Rounded Bottom) Stand Up Pouch, K Skirt Style Gusset Stand Up Pouch, Plough Style Gusset Stand Up Pouch, 2 Side Seal Bag (Folded Bottom), and 3 Side Seal Bag (Reinforced Bottom).

Our Printing Baby is Born

February 5, 2015

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We’re off to Germany to visit our brand new baby… and this one is advanced.

Of course, every Flexible Packaging Printing parent believes their child is a genius but this is for real. May 2015, our massive 52″ baby is coming home and already packed full of new ideas and technical innovations that will have all of the other moms talking.

The Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52″ MIRAFLEX AM 10 Colour Flexographic Printing Press, has been designed for the highest quality printing of flexible packagings. Quality demands on flexible packaging continues to rise while it is used in nearly all industries: dairy/cheese, snack foods, dried fruits and nuts, coffee and tea, pharmaceuticals, vitamins and supplements.  Transport packaging and over wraps for beverage bottles and cans or packaging of sanitary products have become more and more sophisticated too. Flexible packaging for the industrial sector such as building materials, chemical products or pet food require a high-quality print. Quality printing has always been a core value at Associated Labels – so much that we’ll guarantee it.

Flexible Packaging is the future of consumer goods packaging, “US demand for converted flexible packaging is projected to increase 3.0 percent annually to $18.8 billion in 2017. Long term prospects for converted flexible packaging will be heightened by technology advances to enhance shelf life and protect the package from bacteria and other potential contaminants, with material advances in thinner multiwall bags also generating growth.

Pouches, primarily of a standup construction, will offer significant growth opportunities. Recent stand-up pouch product launches in such areas as pet food, soups and stews, sauces, baby food, snack food, fresh-cut produce, ready-to-eat meals, noncarbonated beverages, lawn and garden products, and household goods will contribute to further growth. Growth in demand for pouches is also a function of economics, as the lighter weight packages can vastly reduce both production and transport costs.”

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