Label Academy publishes new self-adhesive labels book

The UK-based Label Academy, a global education resource for the label and package printing industry, has published a new book covering the self-adhesive labels market, aimed at converters and brand owners looking for an in-depth understanding of the technologies and end-use requirements in this growing market sector. Edited by Labelexpo Strategic Director Andy Thomas-Emans, Self-Adhesive … Read more →

Fast Track Packaging is lone Canadian winner at AWA International Sleeve Label Awards

Beverage can shrink-sleeve specialist Fast Track Packaging of Guelph, Ontario was the only Canadian company to earn an award at the recent 2020 AWA International Sleeve Label Awards competition. Fast Track won a Certificate of Merit for its heat-shrink TD Sleeves on cans of Impériale Choco Noisette Stout (right) – which cleverly and cost-effectively delivered … Read more →

Crawford Packaging acquires Summit Paper & Packaging

Crawford Packaging (London, Ontario) has announced that it has acquired Summit Paper & Packaging (Brampton, Ontario). Summit Paper & Packaging specializes in industrial packaging solutions, with a particular emphasis on driving efficiency in distribution and e-commerce accounts. Successfully owned and managed by Mike Bowden and Dan Djakalovic, Bowden recently retired, while Djakalovic will remain as … Read more →

Heidelberg Promatrix 106 CSB Die-Cutter installed at Beneco Custom Packaging

SoOPAK.com, a leading North American short-run offset packaging specialist, and its sister firm Beneco Custom Packaging, have boosted their post-press output and capacity significantly with the installation of a new Heidelberg Promatrix 106 CSB Die Cutter with blanking at its packaging facility in Toronto. “We are laser-focused on our customer’s success,” said Carol Jiang, President … Read more →

TC Transcontinental debuts Integritite packaging made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastic

TC Transcontinental Packaging (Montreal) has launched Integritite 30% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) collation shrink film. The new packaging can be found in the AHA Sparkling Water printed case wrap appearing on select Sam’s and BJ’s Club Store shelves this Fall in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and … Read more →

PMMI Media releases how-to guide on mastering Pack Expo Connects that starts today

The Pack Expo Connects online event scheduled from today to Friday, November 13, and produced by PMMI Media Group (Chicago, Illinois), will highlight this year’s most comprehensive packaging technologies. Live chats, live product demonstrations and engaging educational opportunities will provide attendees with a direct connection to the industry’s top suppliers to get real-time answers and … Read more →

Ryerson GCM students earn first-time international packaging award for Canada

    Laura Rendell-Dean. Two fourth-year Graphic Communications Management (GCM) students from Ryerson University in downtown Toronto secured first place with their sustainable and innovative packaging design concept in the annual Student Design Challenge hosted by the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) in Washington, DC. Dorotea Bajic and Laura Rendell-Dean worked together on the design that … Read more →

Iggesund releases sustainable alternative to plastic food trays

Iggesund Paperboard (Iggesund, Sweden) has released Inverform, a sustainable high-performance paperboard alternative for ready-made food packaging trays. Made from pure cellulose fibres, Inverform has been specifically developed for pressed and folded trays used in food packaging “with an exceptional formability, and is an ideal replacement for traditional solutions such as plastic trays.” The company pointed … Read more →

Xeikon unveils PX30000 7-Colour Label Press

Xeikon America (Itaska, Illinois) has announced the addition of a high-end, high-productivity label press to its Panther portfolio. The new Xeikon PX30000 Digital UV Inkjet Label Press is equipped with eight printing stations, two of which are used to achieve high opaque white layers at maximum speeds. The new press is driven by Xeikon’s X-800 … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica names Vilchez as its Area Sales Director for North America and Latin America

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica has chosen industry veteran Daniel Vilchez as its Area Sales Director for both North America and Latin America. In this new role, he’ll be responsible for sales and business development to ensure the highest level of customer support, by providing his in-depth expertise to the OEM’s range of flexography presses as … Read more →