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Marden Edwards Responds to Rising Demand for Eco-Materials

Marden Edwards, the world leader in the development, design, manufacture and supply of fold wrapping and packaging machinery, will be exhibiting at Empack in February 2023 to showcase how it has responded to rising customer demands for eco-friendly wrapping materials and reduced packaging.

Name, Job Title at Marden Edwards, said, “Now more than ever, our customers are aware of their impact on the environment and the rising cost of energy. We have adapted our business to ensure that our machinery continues to wrap at high quality with a range of eco materials, all while ensuring our machines can operate at a reduced energy consumption rate.”

The team from Marden Edwards will be available at Empack on stand E40 to share its extensive experience, knowledge and skill in the design, manufacture, supply and support of wrapping and packaging systems. Visitors are invited to visit the stand to view their latest packaging innovations.


Leading European packaging expert Coveris has invested over £1.5 million to expand its linerless label capabilities at its Spalding site (Lincolnshire, UK). The company manufactures over one billion linerless labels annually for the UK and European FMCG sectors. This investment delivers increased output and supports the Lincolnshire-based facility’s growth plans in existing and diversified markets. Coveris Spalding, the largest global producer of linerless labels, installed the new state-of-the-art wide web flexographic printing presses and other site infrastructure improvements via a staggered programme.

The two new MPS wide web Flexo presses, operational since September and November 2022, can print Coveris’ core linerless formats Slidewrap™, c-wrap, envelope, labels for produce punnets, and contour-fitted formats for skinpack solutions. The new equipment offers a 10-colour flexographic print, including decorative cold foil embellishment. With 100% web inspection capabilities, the new investment enables improved quality, colour management, and consistency, ultimately reducing waste.

Linerless labels are considered a sustainable solution, thanks to their non-utilisation of carrier backing paper, meaning reel weight is significantly reduced by up to 40% compared to self-adhesive alternatives. This allows more labels per reel, less waste and fewer changeovers. The new energy-efficient and waste-reducing print presses, paired with linerless label solutions, are well aligned with Coveris’ No Waste sustainability strategy. 

To speak to Coveris regarding their latest investments and broad packaging portfolio, visit them on stand F60 at Packaging Innovations, Birmingham NEC, 15-16th February 2023.

Newcode’s free UX 2 printer deal comes to Packaging Innovations

Newcode Partnership, experts in marking and coding, will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations NEC to promote its free printer deal. The unique offer enables Newcode customers to access brand-new UX2 Continuous Inkjet Printers (CIJ) for marking and coding, which reduce downtime and the potential for damage, thanks to their intelligent self-cleaning station. In addition, the state-of-the-art Hitachi UX2 printers are more energy efficient and use less ink. To sign up for the deal, customers must subscribe to purchase their serving, ink, and makeup through Newcode. The package includes a five-year warranty as standard and unlimited engineering callouts to the new printer. 

Stephen Gater, Sales Manager at Newcode Partnership, said, “The deal was created to support as many of our customers as possible. We are conscious of the rising costs impacting all sectors, and this deal allows us to serve our customers in a value-added way. There are no upfront fees, just a monthly payment, and the upgraded technology can help improve overall cost-efficiency for our customers.”

Newcode Partnership will also display the latest thermal inkjet printer, Anser X1. These user-friendly printers offer exceptional performance in industrial printing environments. The Answer X1 offers total dust ingress protection and can withstand high-pressure water jets during the production washdown. Staying ahead of the game, Newcode Partnership is adding Hitachi laser coders to its portfolio in 2023. This inkless technology enables brand owners to laser code their packs without ink, enhancing cost and environmental benefits.  To talk to Newcode Partnership about these new technologies, its free printer deal, or any of its products, visitors to Packaging Innovations can find them on stand C60.

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