FPA publishes 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

The U.S.-based Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. A definitive source of data and information, it also examines several other aspects … Read more →

CTI introduces new heat-activated, tamper-evident ink

Chromatic Technologies Incorporated (CTI, Colorado Springs, Colorado) has introduced Tamper Alert – a new irreversible, heat-activated ink technology that identifies tamper evidence in labels and packaging, primarily for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and other products targeted for theft and counterfeiting. “CTI’s newest technology is a breakthrough in tamper-evidence providing customers with a tight activation window … Read more →

Flexographic Technical Association launching FIRST 6.0 publication at its Fall Conference 2017

The U.S.-based Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, NY) has announced that the official launch of its latest publication, FIRST 6.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances) will take place during its Fall Conference 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri, October 9-11. The event’s theme, The Gateway to Technology, is a reflection of its three days of … Read more →

Independent Carton Group’s August membership meeting a resounding success

Members of the Independent Carton Group (ICG, Newtown, Connecticut) came together last week for a membership meeting that offered exceptional opportunities for education and camaraderie. The group, comprised of independently owned and operated carton manufacturers, meets three times annually and members rotate hosting. Colbert Packaging hosted the August meeting at the Grand Geneva Resort in … Read more →

Nilpeter to premiere new FA Flexo Press

The Danish press manufacturer’s new FA Flexo Press is the latest addition to its state-of-the-art flexo line, and will be unveiled at LabelExpo Europe 2017, which takes place September 25-28 in Brussles. “The new FA is the most versatile flexo press on the market – designed to accommodate the printer’s ever-growing needs, and built around … Read more →

PPC reveals what’s trending now in paperboard packaging design

In this special feature, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) has shared several current trends in folding carton and rigid box design, as distilled from its recently adjudicated 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. While the winners will be revealed in October during PPC’s Fall Meeting, the overall trends should help converters and brand … Read more →

KBA Industry leader sees dynamic growth in digital packaging printing

As part of a series of interviews, the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association will be highlighting member companies that are leaders in this segment. The VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau), Mechanical Engineering Industry Association represents more than 3,200 companies in the capital goods industry, making it the largest industry association in Europe. In … Read more →

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 →