Konica Minolta earns Greenguard Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Ramsey, New Jersey) has achieved Greenguard Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks in a move that it said reflects its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. “For decades, Konica Minolta has been committed to sustainability across its global operations. Our environmental action plan, Eco Vision 2050, sets ambitious goals to … Read more →

Agfa to increase inkjet ink production capacity

To cope with growing volume demands, Agfa will significantly invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity. A new manufacturing plant will focus on water-based, inkjet inks. The new production facility – located at Agfa’s headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium – will enable Agfa to serve its current customers and become a key supplier … Read more →

Agfa releases new Energy Verve preheat printing plate

Energy Verve is a preheat offset printing plate that achieves run lengths of up to one million copies without baking, and was developed to handle particularly demanding printing conditions and environments. The new plate is a negative-working, preheat, photopolymer offset printing plate targeted at heatset web (e.g. magazines and retail), coldset web (e.g. newspapers and … Read more →

TC Transcontinental’s Recycling Group acquires Enviroplast

TC Transcontinental (Montreal), a leader in flexible packaging in North America and Canada’s largest printer, has acquired the assets of Enviroplast Incorporated (Anjou, Quebec), a company dedicated to the recycling of flexible plastics. The equipment acquired by TC will be used for converting plastic waste recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial and agricultural … Read more →

Agfa launches Robotic Plate Loader

Agfa has introduced a new plate-loading robot that automates, streamlines and speeds up a printer’s prepress operations, while boosting productivity and reducing overall costs. Agfa’s new Robotic Plate Loader frees pre-press staff from heavy manual, repetitive tasks such as plate loading cassettes of auto-loaders, or fixing pallets on the base frame of skid loaders. “Heatset … Read more →

CTI adds new application for its solvent-specialty ink colour-change technology for packaging

Specialty inks on packaging for beer, sodas and candy that are currently popular among consumers, are now feasible for fountain cups as a result of Chromatic Technologies’ (CTI’s) invention of solvent-specialty inks. CTI (Colorado Springs, Colorado) has invented a new suite of colour-change technologies using solvent inks – including thermochromic (temperature-activated), photochromic (sunlight-activated), glow-in-the-dark and … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices of solvent inks and coatings

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, New Jersey) will increase the prices of its solvent-based inks and coatings across North America beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. “Due to the significant increase in the demand for alcohols and solvents for use in sanitizers and pharmaceutical initiatives, the prices of these materials have increased substantially,” said the company. “In … Read more →

Mutoh launches MS41 ink in 300ml bags

Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), an industry leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has launched a new ink pack size for the MS41 inks for its XpertJet 1641SR and XpertJet 1682SR Printers. “The 300ml MS41 ink packs are a great economical solution for print service providers to purchase just the right amount of ink that … Read more →

Mactac launches Wet Strength CHILL AT Labels

Mactac (Stow, Ohio) has unveiled its new Wet Strength CHILL AT labels designed for high-quality prime labeling applications for cold-food packaging and cold, damp substrates. The new labels significantly improve wet strength in moist environments. They also feature a 54# bright white facestock with a semi-gloss finish, and built-in wet-strength properties for harsh environments during … Read more →

Veritiv now exclusive distributor in Canada for APP’s coated board from China

Veritiv Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia), a major North American print and paper solutions provider, has announced that its Canadian Division, Veritiv Canada Incorporated, will now be the exclusive Canadian distributor of coated board from China from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). The relationship will provide Veritiv with exclusive marketing, selling and distribution rights across Canada to … Read more →

American Eagle introduces paper with antimicrobial protection

American Eagle Paper Mills (Tyrone, Pennsylvania) is launching a new line of antimicrobial paper to help minimize the transmission of communicable diseases. The Eagle Armour line of paper products is treated with Biomaster silver ion technology to provide antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the paper. “To address the need for cleaner surfaces, American Eagle … Read more →

Mactac releases new product bundles for vehicle and wall wraps

Mactac Distributor Products (Stow, Ohio) has unveiled new bundled product packages for full vehicle wraps, partial vehicle wraps and rough wall-wrap applications. Designed to save customers time and money, the new product bundles feature Mactac’s popular print-media and laminating film combinations. The media/laminate bundles offer discounted pricing on high-quality vehicle and wall-wrap products. The bundled … Read more →