Global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, Esko, has been crowned the winner in the Digital Print and Technologies category of the packaging innovation awards 2020, organized in France by the company G.I.S.I, for its Print Control Wizard software.

Maritime Paper Products, a long-time leader among independent corrugated manufacturers and printers in Canada with 90 years’ experience, made a significant investment to drive productivity, reduce waste and improve its carbon footprint with the purchase of one of the corrugated manufacturing industry’s leading technology solutions, an EFI™ Escada Corrugator Control system from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. The new Escada system being installed at the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based board manufacturer gives Maritime Paper a competitive advantage with the ability to produce higher-quality graphics on superior combined board manufactured with Escada control systems technology.

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.

Swanline Paper and Board (SPB) has been appointed by Reelbrands to distribute REELboard under Swanline’s Cygnus® brand. The ground-breaking new range of barrier coated materials gives a viable alternative to PE laminated grades, without the PE! Coated with a SeerPak™ aqueous coating, the brand-new line of material is suitable for direct food contact and has been proven to be resilient to grease and moisture through the clever micro applied, layered coatings.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announced a collaboration with Zund America, Inc., a company providing highly sought-after cutting solutions for processing a wide variety of materials today, including corrugated display and packaging and sign and display materials, as well as folding carton applications. The collaboration will enable Fujifilm’s print service provider customers to obtain access to Zund America, Inc.’s collection of cutting technologies and methods that will provide a comprehensive solution for packaging, marketing materials, and signage.

The second edition of drupa preview was again a successful event. Until today the new digital platform registered over 3,848 participants. International top speakers provided important impulses on current topics, technologies and trends in the field of print and packaging solutions.

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.

Epson America, Inc., will be participating in the upcoming Virtual Digital Packaging Summit from Dec. 1-3, 2020. The event is focused on segments including labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, and corrugated printing and converting applications.

Esko has announced it is responding to the latest retailing trends by launching the ‘Essential Toolkit for Retailers: from Consumer Insights to Product Launches’, a free online resource that outlines how retailers can improve packaging and marketing asset management to target consumers through an integrated omnichannel marketing strategy.

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.

Sun Chemical has signed up to the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0, facilitated by AIM, the European Brands Association. In doing so, Sun Chemical is joining forces with over 85 companies and organisations to participate in a pilot project with the goal of proving the viability of digital watermarking technologies to enable better sorting and higher quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, in order to drive a truly circular economy.

Prima Yorkshire Ltd, a creative packaging company are celebrating their twenty-year anniversary this month.

On hearing that a young writer had launched a new book to raise funds for his school, VPK Packaging knew it had to provide him with a helping hand.

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, recently followed up its first virtual master class with a second one, this time covering flexible packaging. The online event attracted a distinguished panel of eight high-profile speakers from across the industry.

Foremost Graphics, a Michigan-based print service provider, today announced it is launching the new HP Indigo 15K Digital Press solution to deliver cost-effective retail packaging applications and higher impact commercial print.

Scodix has announced today the sale of the first Scodix Ultra 1000’s series of presses designed for specific markets to Kroha Druck GmbH. Representing two world firsts, the Scodix Ultra 1000 installation is planned for December 2020 and the Scodix Ultra 6000 is planned for April 2021.

Novacel Hellas Ltd has been appointed Xeikon’s dealer for Greece and Cyprus. Based in Athens, the internationally recognised company provides packaging services and products to the Print & Packaging, Industrial and Food & Diagnostic sectors in Greece’s growing market segments. The company is contracted to offer the full range of Xeikon products for the Commercial and Label & Packaging sectors to cover all market requirements in the area.

Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo India, has today confirmed that the upcoming edition of the show will now take place from 16 – 19 November 2021, at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will provide unique insights together with live press demos and Q & A sessions at its first Virtual Digital Day, Label & Flexible Packaging. Register here for the event that will also include a virtual tour of the Customer Experience Center and headquarters campus in south Tyrol, Brixen, Italy, on Wednesday, 11 November at 11.00am and 6.00pm (CET).

All stakeholders in the packaging value chain can enjoy an enhanced user experience, with even greater speed and efficiency, now Esko has unveiled its WebCenter 20.0. The latest feature-packed version of the company’s powerful and secure web-based packaging management and collaboration platform manages all aspects of packaging and label production for brands and their print suppliers.

Jupiter Prestige Group (JPG), the global packaging graphics specialist whose European HQ is in Essex, UK, has licensed PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW from HYBRID Software to standardise workflows and enhance process automation across their global studios.

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