The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) today announced winners of its 2020 Student Design Challenge, a competition designed to foster awareness and appreciation of paperboard packaging with university educators and the next generation of packaging design decision-makers.

GMG, a provider of color management solutions for packaging and industrial printing, is excited to launch a new solution especially for HP PageWide corrugated presses. GMG’s color management solutions, most notably GMG ColorServer Multicolor, work seamlessly with the HP One Package Workflow Suite to enable converters to make a smooth transition into digital printing. GMG color management software helps converters deliver a high degree of color predictability, whether for print production of complex packaging or color proofing.

HP and Mondelez International, owner of Cadbury, have launched a new initiative to transform confectionery packaging into customizable experiences for football fans. Cadbury teamed up with Liverpool FC – an Official Global Chocolate Partner - to send limited-edition Champions Bars to 50,000 fans as a thank you for their unwavering support throughout the 2019/20 season.

The organizer of Labelexpo Global Series has today confirmed revised dates for two of its shows in the Americas, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.

Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today the evolution of its corporate identity to Mac Papers and Packaging, marking an exciting next chapter in the company’s 55-year history as Mac Papers.

AccuFlex Packaging, a subsidiary of AccuLink in Greenville, North Carolina--employed the Color-Logic metallic color system when printing a self-promotion piece winning top honors in the Flexible Packaging: Digital (Toner/EP) category of the Printing Impressions 2020 Excellence competition.

Esko | Brand Solutions, a global supplier of integrated software for the packaging, labels, artwork, and other branded materials, is supporting brand teams looking to recapture market share while negotiating remote working and fragmented supply chain environments.

Labelexpo’s first Virtual Label Summit, which took place recently, attracted 333 attendees from Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. The event also drew in 30 high-profile guest speakers from across the global label and package printing industry.

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) proudly announces 4 additional new webinars that will be presented by industry experts with many years of experience in their respective fields.

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, is to follow up its inaugural virtual master class on digital label technology from June with a further learning opportunity in October; this time covering flexible packaging.

Roland DG will participate in the FuturePrint Virtual Summit taking place from 12th - 16th October, 2020. The event is free to join and brings together 120 speakers spanning 15 countries to discuss a range of hot topics across the industrial, wide format and commercial printing, packaging and labelling industries.

Contact Originators, the leading UK graphics origination and flexographic plate manufacturer focused on the corrugated and flexible packaging sectors, has revealed a £5M+ investment in new buildings and equipment.

HYBRID Software, a software development company focused on innovative packaging prepress productivity tools, announces it has met a significant business milestone, recording its 999th, 1000th, and 1001st customers. Tempo Plastics, delo and NSD have recently installed HYBRID Software products in their facilities, joining other HYBRID Software customers—users who work with more than 3,500 PACKZ licenses and 850 CLOUDFLOW installations on a daily basis.

Flint Group Packaging Inks has announced the acquisition of Poteet Printing Systems LLC located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. This acquisition aligns with a key element of Flint Group Packaging’s strategy to grow not only organically, but also via acquisition.

CGS ORIS, a global leader in color management, digital proofing & specially formulated media and Mutoh Europe nv, EMEA subsidiary of the Japanese wide-format digital printer manufacturer, today announced the availability of a unique end-to-end digital print solution specifically developed for direct-to-substrate proofing of packaging.

Scodix, leading provider of pioneering digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announces the commercial launch of the next generation of its Ultra Digital Enhancement Press Series, consisting of six presses, each targeted to a specific market segment.

Durham Box is the first packaging manufacturer in the U.K. to upgrade its EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet digital corrugated printer with white UV LED ink from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The upgrade to print with white ink gives the County Durham, England-based corrugated packaging business the power to expand its customer reach as well as provide its customers a competitive edge – thanks to the ability to print a broader range of high-end packaging, point-of-sale (POS) display graphics and free-standing display unit (FSDU) designs.

In the course of 30 years, Zerhusen Kartonagen GmbH has evolved from a small packaging supplier to one of Germany's largest manufacturers and converters of corrugated cardboard. The family business was quick to recognize the potential of digital technologies and knows how and where to implement them profitably. The most recent milestone was the opening of a new development center furnished with the latest Zünd cutting equipment.

Tarsus Group, organiser of Labelexpo Europe, is planning to deliver its most ambitious show to date in a year from now, bringing the global industry back together after the challenges faced from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A host of high-profile speakers are set to join Labelexpo’s first Virtual Label Summit, taking place online between 28 September and 2 October 2020, and designed around five key themes.

Toyo Ink Europe Specialty Chemicals S.A.S. (TIESC), a member of the Toyo Ink Group, has developed a whole new range of Lioplax® black plastic masterbatch for near-infrared (NIR) sorting and subsequent material recovery. The new packaging masterbatch supports the recyclability of black plastic waste that is currently destined for landfill, thus helping our customers in closing the loop on the circular economy.

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