The cross-sector project “Recyclate Initiative”, organised by leading companies from the plastic, ink and recycling industries, including hubergroup, has reached an important milestone. Extensive testing to improve the recyclate quality of polyolefin foils has confirmed that the recycling properties of BOPP/BOPP laminates can be significantly improved by using the appropriate ink systems. The result is a high-quality granulate with material properties comparable to virgin materials. This granulate can then be processed, e.g. using injection moulding technology, for use in the automotive industry, for example. Packaging is therefore given a new lease of life in high-quality applications.

Nazdar has released a white paper introducing IMAGE, a new process to accurately predict weathering of outdoor graphics.

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a leading supplier of ink and coatings to the global packaging industry, has announced its investment in a newly optimised Regional Service Centre (RSC) in Barcelona, Spain, galvanising its commitment to customers in the region.

Koenig & Bauer Durst has announced today that its food safety water-based printing inks have successfully achieved UL ECOLOGO® Certification, demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance.

ADAPT - Amari Digital Printing Technologies has moved into bigger, better premises, allowing it to expand its team, services and the amount of stock it can hold.

Leading digital ink manufacturer, NUtec reports growing global demand for its Diamond D15-TRV2 eco-solvent ink, offered as an alternative to Roland’s TR2 inks.

Roland DG has announced that its primers and inks for the Texart XT-640S-DTG printer are now ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certified. Inks and primers are only awarded the certification after a series of rigorous tests, which dissect if each individual ingredient in the chemical product meets strict conditions. As a result of the certification, the products will now be added to the OEKO-TEX® buying guide, the central sourcing platform for pre-certified articles and materials. 

Canon has won two ‘Product of the Year’ awards in the ‘Digital Inks – UV’ and ‘Automation Equipment (print/post-print)’ categories in the annual competition hosted by the PRINTING United Alliance. Selected from over 200 entries across 85 categories, Canon’s UVgel 460 inks and the UVgel Wallpaper Factory have both been chosen for their customer benefits and innovation in the large format market.

Sun Chemical releases its 11th annual Corporate Sustainability Report for the year ending 2019.

Walki®Billboard Pro L, a material suitable for advertising billboards and banners, has been awarded the “Certified for HP Latex Inks” stamp of approval. This verifies that it performs to the strictest standards set out by world-leading developer of personal systems, printers, and 3D-printing solutions HP.

Roland DGA has announced that Roland DG TR2 ink has won a PRINTING United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Award in the Digital Inks - Solvent/Eco-Solvent/Latex category.

During the 2020 Innovate Textile & Apparel virtual trade show, Sun Chemical will show how its expertise in inkjet development combined with the digital textile printing market experience from the recently acquired Sensient Imaging Technologies, will further support existing products and innovations to advance the adoption of digital printing for textiles.

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.

Veilish - the self-adhesive window fabric - is now officially certified for the use of HP Latex inks.

DuPont Image Solutions announced the new series for its Pigment Inks portfolio, DuPont™ Artistri® Xite P2700.

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.

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.

To help drive the change to more sustainable business practices and help its customers better navigate the associated compliance issues, Markem-Imaje has joined the European Printing Inks Association (EuPIA).

CMYUK has announced two new senior promotions in its consumables business. Damien Clarke now becomes Sales Director and Joel Willcock is now Commercial Director. These roles will significantly strengthen the senior management team of CMYUK – essential to its scalability strategy that will expand the company’s consumables business in the UK, Europe and the Americas.

Leading manufacturer, NUtec Digital Ink recently announced their latest UV-curable, alternative ink offering specifically formulated for the EFI VUTEk QS, GS and HS series printers.

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