PPC Fall Meeting to delve into accountability and cyber security

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has opened registration for its Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference, October 4-6, 2017 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bringing together leaders in the paperboard packaging industry, the meeting will address organizational accountability, cyber security and current economic trends. It will also feature an unveiling and … Read more →

Domino to launch K-600i White Digital Print Module at Labelexpo

UK-based Domino Digital Printing Solutions will launch its new K600i White Digital Print Module at Labelexpo Europe 2017 (Brussels Expo, September 25-28) featuring a new state-of-the-art ink management system designed to provide high reliability while utilizing a heavily pigmented UV-curable white ink. The K600i White is targeted primarily at label and packaging printers looking for … Read more →

FPA calls for entries for its 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards by October 27, 2017

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced that the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards call for entries is now underway with a deadline of Friday, October 27, 2017. The call for entries provides an overview of the Achievement Awards’ program, the competition rules (including eligibility requirements and entry fees), and complete instructions on how to … Read more →

New comprehensive packaging study from NPES and VDMA now available

NPES (the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies) and VDMA (the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association of Germany) have announced the availability for purchase of their joint comprehensive study Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging. A team of consultants from The Economist Intelligence Unit worked closely with a joint task … Read more →

Paperboard Packaging Council forms Digital Converting Community

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) has announced the formation of a digital converting community of interest. Bringing together both folding carton manufacturers and industry technology suppliers, the community will help PPC members explore new digital technologies and understand the growing trend toward low-volume orders. Scheduled to meet for the first time on October … Read more →

FSEA releases second whitepaper: Impact of Enhancements on Shelf Presence

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has released its second whitepaper on The Impact of High-Visibility Enhancements on Shelf Presence. The study revealed the effects of packaging enhancements on purchasing behaviour. Based on a study conducted by the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University, it examined an unknown brand of … Read more →

The Flexible Packaging Association releases two timely publications on packaging

The FPA (Flexible Packaging Association) has released two helpful publications. Its Operational Efficiency and Consumer Appeal eBook summarizes and highlights key takeaways from the recent Flexible Packaging Transition Advantages Study. Its new flexible packaging industry brochure, Flexible Packaging Leading the Way in Packaging Innovation, spotlights how technology and innovation have created flexible packaging, and they’ll … Read more →

Lecta introduces new wet-strength high-gloss metallized facestock

Lecta, a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, as as well as coated and non-coated papers for publishing and commercial printing, has introduced Adestor Metal HG WS – a high-gloss metallized self-adhesive facestock with wet-strength properties. It’s designed for high-end labelling applications such as cava, champagne, wine, beer … Read more →

HP unveils PageWide C500 Press for corrugated packaging

HP’s PageWide C500 Press has a production capacity of up to 25 million square metres of boards per year, powered by HP PageWide Thermal Inkjet Technology. A robust, direct-to-board digital corrugated solution, the C500 also prints on 1.3-metre-wide boards using an innovative corrugated media-handling solution with a virtual belt. Customer beta testing is scheduled to … Read more →

FTA releases sixth Flexography 101 Booklet – An Introduction to Color Fundamentals

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, NY) has launched the newest addition to its Flexography 101 booklet series, An Introduction to Color Fundamentals. The booklet is the sixth of its kind designed to complement a well-rounded set of industry essentials including: An Introduction to Flexography, Anilox Handling & Care, Ink Handling & Maintenance, and Plate … Read more →

The Future of Digital Packaging Workflows study released

InfoTrends (now Keypoint Intelligence with partner Buyer’s Lab) has completed research on the global packaging market’s use of software tools to enhance production of all printed packaging taking into account all relevant software segments. The market exceeded $1 billion worldwide in 2015, and that total is climbing steadily in all regions, according to InfoTrends. “Brand … Read more →

February 16-17 workshop helps packaging firms create a financial roadmap for 2017

The Markens Group (TMG) will hold its Machine Hour Rates and Profit Planning Fundamentals Workshop on February 16-17, 2017 in Springfield, MA. The two-day seminar is designed to help folding carton and corrugated box converters, commercial printers, labelers, and contract packaging companies create an overall financial plan for the year, and construct budgets and measurement tools to gauge progress and stay on track along … Read more →

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