July 15, 2019

Do you have 30 seconds for the 3 hottest issues in the automotive industry? Sustainability Design Costs You probably do because we all care for the planet, but none of us wants to drive an...

July 9, 2019

'A better environment begins with oneself'. This slogan by Postbus 51, the Dutch government's former public information service, dates from as far back as 1991, and thirty years later still is just as applicable. Plastics...

June 13, 2019

Does the term Corner Crush sound familiar? It sounds pretty intriguing, doesn't it? In fact, it's a technical term for damaging goods at the corner of a package or box. And this is something that...

June 6, 2019

One of AFP’s customers is Belgium-based H. Essers, a logistics services company with the appropriate slogan “It’s Transpossible”. “Our Marketing Department came up with that one”, Purchase Manager Christophe Custers smiles. “We’ve been using that...

June 3, 2019

AFP recently attained ISO 14001 and 50001 certificates; important internationally-recognised environmental certifications. Harold Gankema, Manager Quality & Compliance, explains what this means and the role that ISO plays in AFP’s sustainability objectives. Firstly, how it...

June 3, 2019

It was his grandfather who, when working as a mill-hand in Gouda almost 100 years ago, found a way to start a trade in used burlap sacks. Today, Frank Koemans and his brother John head...

May 28, 2019

One of AFP’s regular clients is Bastin Pack, a Belgian producer of flexible packaging. ‘We are a fairly prominent flexo-printers,’ says CEO Michel van de Vyver from his office in Wetteren. ‘That lies eight kilometres...

May 28, 2019

The AFP printing department runs day and night, seven days a week. It only closes for a week at Christmas, which is when maintenance is performed on the machines. As Printing and Finishing Manager, Ben...

April 30, 2019

An interview with Jelle DenDauw of ESTL Belgium. How do you fasten a thousand coke bottles on a lorry so that they remain standing, even if the driver has to brake or swerve suddenly? It’s...

April 25, 2019

Recently I attended the 2019 Stretch and shrink film conference in Barcelona. Good to spend two days with fellow industry partners to learn and discuss. Common practice at this conference is to start with AMI...