Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac announce strategic partnership in label printing

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, Missouri) and worldwide sustainable label materials provider UPM Raflatac, have announced a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market that leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The companies said that the new partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options … Read more →

APP Canada: A majority of Canadians are willing to pay more for sustainably packaged food products

Sustainably sourced packaged materials are becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products. According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP’s) third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was especially reflected in food … Read more →

How printers are deploying new strategies and technologies in packaging and labels

Brands around the world are waking up to a new dawn in packaging production. Digital printing, it seems, is the solution of the future, offering a wealth of brand benefits, enhanced consumer experiences, and a reduced carbon footprint. But digital printing is nothing new. It’s actually been in use for over 20 years. It’s only … Read more →

New study: Switching from plastic to paperboard can reduce a package’s climate impact by as much as 99%

For those who influence the choice of packaging materials, this one, single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager’s or designer’s entire professional career! That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Sweden-based Iggesund Paperboard. The IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in … Read more →

Esko Study: Why e-commerce shoppers return health and beauty products

Esko (Gent, Belgium), a global provider of software and hardware for packaging management and collaboration, design, workflow automation and production, has released a new study titled Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Health & Beauty along with sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT. The new study reflects a June, 2018 Esko study titled … Read more →

Annual Converters Expo set for March 27 in Wisconsin

Converting professionals from across North America are invited to attend the 12th Annual 2019 Converters Expo to find manufacturing partners, see testing and prototyping equipment demonstrations, meet with producers of disposables, and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging. The expo is expected to draw more than 700 attendees who’ll have access to 124 … Read more →

PPC announces the winners of its 75th Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) has announced the winners of its 75th Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. These five folding cartons and rigid boxes (below) represent some of the best paperboard packaging manufactured by North American converters during the past year. Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners. Their creativity and skills … Read more →

How Neuromarketing can lead to better packaging design

How can neuromarketing (i.e. using combinations of biometric measuring techniques to analyze consumer reactions) be a tool that makes packaging development much more efficient? Sweden-based companies Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro (a global leader in the field of eye tracking) have partnered and revealed specifically how at recent, exclusive seminars targeted at both companies’ customers. … Read more →

New Mark Andy corporate website goes live

After months of work that placed more emphasis on design, content, the customer experience and client education, the new Mark Andy corporate website is now live. The end result, in collaboration with the OEM’s web development agency partner Timmermann Group, is a digital platform that’s “more engaging, full of value-added content, and reflective of who … Read more →