Swedish researchers closer to a commercial paper battery for smart packaging

BillerudKorsnäs (Solna, Sweden), a world leader in offering the packaging market sustainable materials (specifically paper and board material) and solutions, along with researchers at Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) have together taken an important step towards the future of paper batteries. They’ve teamed up to take basic research based on pure cellulose from algae, and developed … Read more →

Cascades makes multi-million-dollar investment in U.S. newsprint mill

Cascades (Kingsey Falls, Quebec), a leader in the recovery and manufacture of green packaging and tissue products, has announced the acquisition of the White Birch, Bear Island Manufacturing Facility in Virginia for $34.2 million (USD) cash. The newsprint paper machine currently located on the site will be reconfigured to produce high quality recycled lightweight linerboard … Read more →

Lechner appointed new CEO at KBA Flexotecnica

Dr. Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Flexotecnica. As previously planned, he takes over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s Supervisory Board as its Chairman. “Peter Lechner has many years of experience in the field of flexible packaging. He’ll continue on the positive path of Flexotecnica and achieve … Read more →

New Esko study reveals that 34% of shoppers return an online purchase because of the packaging

Esko, alongside sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT, have released a new study titled Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage. Highlighting what primary shoppers want from food and beverage packaging, the report is aimed at brand and marketing managers, design leaders, packaging professionals and tech leaders who want to gain … Read more →

Memjet unveils its first flexible packaging solution

Memjet (San Diego, California), a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, has announced that its OEM partner, Rigoli s.r.l., has launched the Rigoli MVZ – the first roll-to-roll, wide-format inkjet printer powered by Memjet and designed for flexible packaging applications. This new, low-cost solution enables users to produce the colourful, low-run to middle-run lengths of … Read more →

S-One Labels & Packaging expands into Canada

S-One Labels & Packaging (S-OneLP, Sarasota, Florida) is expanding its operations into Canada. Effective immediately, all orders that were processed through LexJet will now be handled by S-OneLP, which will have inventory and shipping out of Ontario. In addition to DigiPrime and DigiGuard products from Michelman, and the Levia products from Utopia Digital Technologies that … Read more →

PPC Folding Carton Boot Camp shows converters how to make the most of paperboard

A group of newcomers to the paperboard packaging industry learned about the entire process of carton converting during the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp on May 8-9 at PPC’s world headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among other insights, participants learned how waste paperboard is a valuable asset that needs to be managed and … Read more →

Package Central software for Adobe InDesign released

Toronto-based Zevrix Solutions has announced that Package Central for Adobe InDesign is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Originally developed for a major publisher in the U.S., the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central software automatically collects InDesign files from hot folders on a central … Read more →

Entries for 2018 Label Industry Global Awards are due May 18

The search is on for the world’s leading pioneers and innovators in the label and package printing industry. Marking 15 years of the Label Industry Global Awards, this year there’ll be four prizes up for grabs at the industry’s prestigious “Oscars” as the awards honour organizations and individuals who’ve excelled in the label and package … Read more →

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