This summer The BoxMaker is hosting their 2nd annual five-day virtual event focused on packaging education, BoxMaker University Summer Camp. This event features several free webinars and five days of curated digital resource bundles, each focused on a different topic in the world of packaging.

The organizers of Labelexpo Americas 2022 have confirmed the details of their conference and learning program for this year’s event - the region’s largest trade show for the label and package printing industry, now in its 17th edition. The high-profile speaker line-up includes representatives from ACTEGA, Avery Dennison, Blue Label Packaging Company, Cartes, Cerm, Channeled Resources, Finat, Fortis Solutions Group, GM, Henkel, HP Indigo, Kurz, Label Traxx, Mactac, S-One LP, TLMI, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon and 3M.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announce the eXact™ 2, a next-generation non-contact handheld spectrophotometer designed to bring the ink, print, and packaging workflow together in one device. eXact 2 is the first color measurement device that connects to a full ecosystem of software tools, including InkFormulation Software, ColorCert™ Suite for print quality control, PantoneLIVE™ digital color libraries, NetProfiler® for device optimization, and the new X-Rite Link fleet management platform for real-time insight into device performance. Using patented, first-of-its-kind Mantis™ video targeting technology and a “two taps or less” touch-screen interface, eXact 2 enables operators to measure and seamlessly verify customer requirements two times faster and with higher accuracy. The speed, precision, and unparalleled data connectivity of the eXact 2 help operators streamline workflows, reduce waste, and free up capacity to generate revenue.

As a consequence of the war, more than 18 million people, according to Red Cross estimates, need help in Ukraine or outside Ukraine. Since the beginning of the conflict, Lecta has joined the worldwide wave of solidarity in support of the Ukrainian people and has recently collaborated with the Red Cross through a financial donation to support its crucial humanitarian work in caring for victims and refugees.

Durst, world leader in inkjet label production, will be showcasing the wide range of applications possible for customers on its Tau inkjet single-pass presses on its stand A49 in Hall 1 at Packaging Innovations and Empack at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, from 25-26 May. Packaging applications, which will include a focus on Durst’s acclaimed water-based ink technology and P5 wide-format platform, will also be part of the show offering.

Every year, Packaging Première Milan brings together designers, packaging manufacturers and luxury brands in search of new materials, experiences and sensations.

eProductivity Software (ePS), global leader of critical software technology for the packaging and print industries, announced that it will take part in Gulf Print & Pack exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 24-26, 2022. ePS, formerly the Productivity Software business unit of EFI before being bought by Symphony Technology Group (STG), empowers packaging and print companies across the globe with mission-critical automation software and corrugated control solutions—supporting them from offices in five continents and over 800 team members, a third of which are in R&D.

Agfa has unveiled details of its participation at Empack and Packaging Innovations on 25 and 26 May 2022, at The NEC Birmingham. The company will be unboxing its Amfortis prepress workflow for packaging, along with dedicated workflow enhancers, with experts on hand to discuss Agfa’s Total Solution approach and innovations for the offset packaging market.

The latest cutting-edge packaging developments will take centre stage when Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 returns to the NEC Birmingham on 25 and 26 May.

Agfa has announced the release of SolidTune, a breakthrough prepress software solution for offset packaging printing that excels by reducing ink consumption and allowing faster turnaround time for greater production efficiency, improved image quality and less waste.

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) today shared details of two major investments aimed at expanding its manufacturing capacity and improving factory efficiency in Europe to meet growing demand for its label and packaging materials.

Diversify in 2022

April 29, 2022

It doesn’t take an entrepreneurial expert to know that the world of business is constantly changing. Consumer habits change, technology improves and both the consumer world, and the business-to-business market, can change rapidly. So how can your business stay steady in this turbulent landscape? Evolve and diversify.

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Tail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features are designed to address the challenges being faced by industry professionals at every point of the packaging journey, from conception to consumer.

Esko, the global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions that digitize, automate and connect the go-to-market process of consumer goods, will demonstrate its latest packaging design, prepress and inspection innovations at next month’s C!Print event in Lyon, France.

The Agfa-Gevaert Group announced today that it will acquire Inca Digital Printers, subject to meeting and obtaining customary conditions and approvals. The acquisition strengthens Agfa’s position in high speed digital printing and brings an additional focus on packaging printing markets.

Ocado, Nestlé, Pret A Manger, and Waitrose are just some of the major brands taking to the stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022. They will form part of the event’s most comprehensive seminar programme to date when it makes its long-anticipated return to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May.

Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification, Graphics Services and Office Services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dean Packaging- a UK manufacturer and distributor of packaging materials effective 7th April 2022.

Rondo Ganahl, one of Europe’s foremost corrugated board and packaging manufacturers, has unveiled plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary milestone and official opening of a digital print production plant in a €25 million investment. The company in Styria, Austria, is determined to capitalize on continued business growth where digital production volumes continue to rise by 25 to 30% a year.

 

As the packaging industry continues to grow and adapt to the very real threats of today, supply chain volatility, labor shortages and rising consumable and energy costs all underline that converters need to accelerate their search for increased efficiencies throughout the workflow. That’s why Esko has today (28 March) launched a series of innovations to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation and unlock considerable productivity gains.

At the CCE International Corrugated and Carton Exhibition, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. announced its newest ultra-high-speed inkjet solution for the corrugated market – the EFI™ Nozomi 14000 LED press. This advanced direct-to-board digital press leverages world-class Nozomi single-pass UV LED inkjet technology with improvements that bring enhanced productivity, reliability, value and flexibility to the industrial packaging segment.

PRINTING United Expo, the most comprehensive event in the printing industry encompassing all market segments, today announces that this year’s packaging exhibition will be the most widespread and significant display of exhibitors, associations, and industry notables representing the space. Printing United Expo 2022 is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 19-21. Co-located with PRINTING United Expo is BRAND United, a leading consortium for brands and marketing professionals to discover the latest trends, business opportunities, and solutions.

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