The benefits of technology advancement and automation will be in the spotlight next month, when one of the largest technology-focused events in the packaging industry, EskoWorld 2019, takes to the world-famous stage of Nashville before more than 500 attendees.

Creative Edge Software, developer of the award-winning all-in-one iC3D packaging design software, has introduced two new modular software products. iC3D Designer and iC3D Modeller offer essential design tools and next-step capabilities on monthly or annual subscription.

As the packaging print industry increasingly embraces PDF, Esko, a global provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for packaging, labels and wide format customers, is supporting prepress professionals in the transition phase with its latest ArtPro+ software release.

Lecta will participate in the upcoming edition of this exclusive event devoted to luxury packaging, to be held in Milan from May 28 to May 30. At this international exhibit, which brings together designers, manufacturers and top brands in the premium packaging industry worldwide, Lecta will showcase its wide range of papers for select packaging with numerous possibilities for applications.

Durham Box, a UK-based corrugated packaging manufacturer has purchased an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass, ultra-high-speed LED inkjet corrugated packaging press from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII). Durham Box made the investment to optimise its production process and provide superior-quality imagery for customers.

As Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2019 prepares to return to the Olympia on 11 & 12 September, James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses plans for the show.

The high-productivity, high-quality, direct-to-board digital corrugated packaging capabilities of the Nozomi C18000 ultra-high-speed, single-pass LED inkjet digital press from Electronics For Imaging (Nasdaq:EFII) has inspired Arkansas entrepreneurs James, Troy and Justin Best to launch Precision Digital Printing. The leaders of the Jonesboro-based company installed an EFI™ Nozomi press, recognizing it as a truly groundbreaking solution for corrugated production.

The agreement, finalised at Xeikon Café 2019, will see Technograph distribute the Xeikon Cheetah series and Xeikon 3000 series, dry toner technology based presses for packaging production.

The latest update to the Harlequin RIP®, Version 12.1, the print engine that drives the industry’s highest performing digital presses, is announced today by developers Global Graphics Software.

With its presence at this year’s UV Days in Nuertingen, Germany, Siegwerk once again underlines its expertise for UV curing solutions presenting its comprehensive portfolio including latest ink developments.

From 14 to 17 May 2019, join artisJet for 4 days of creative solutions, innovation, product introductions, live print demo, personalized giveaways, and great time for networking. Where to find us? STAND B5-H94.

As an innovative provider for functional packaging solutions, Sihl prioritises its commitment to the issue of sustainability and the production of recyclable materials.

Avery Dennison recently introduced M_use, a new digital platform to inspire innovative design solutions for label and packaging designers and converters.

B. Heer AG designs and develops custom packaging¬solutions in a production workflow geared towards maximum efficiency. There is a systematic strategy behind the Swiss packaging manufacturer's success. With its investment in a highly automated Zünd BHS150 Board Handling System, Heer has secured a competitive edge in packaging production at an industrial level.

Metsä Board – part of Metsä Group – has created a new, enhanced folding boxboard portfolio, designed specifically to help brand owners and packaging converters tackle the big issues in packaging: saving resources, reducing carbon footprint and ensuring product safety.

Lamb & Associates Packaging, Inc. (www.lambpackaging.com), a packaging solutions provider based in Maumelle, Arkansas, has purchased an EFI™ Nozomi C18000 digital direct-to-corrugated press from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). Founded in 1981, Lamb & Associates delivers a broad range of packaging supplies and is a large custom manufacturer of corrugated products, including shelf-ready packaging, partitions, and point-of-purchase displays, using flexographic direct print and litho-laminated pre-print.

The search is now underway for the world’s leading innovators in the label and package printing industry, with a total of six awards available at the 16th Label Industry Global Awards 2019. This year is particularly special as they will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Labelexpo. Two of the awards, one for emerging talent and one for the top converter in the European label industry, have been introduced to mark this milestone.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer, the world’s second-largest printing press manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich on Wednesday, April 10. The signing of the agreement paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry. The antitrust clearance that is still required from the relevant antitrust authorities before “Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH” can be officially established is expected to be granted in the next few weeks. Business operations should then commence by the end of May and a Managing Director will be appointed. Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH will have its registered office in Würzburg and cooperate closely with both parent companies’ global network. Initially, the joint venture portfolio will comprise the Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 and the Durst SPC 130 – including all associated services and the ink business, as well as the development of the VariJET 106.

Valley Container, a family owned and operated corrugated sheet plant for specialty display and packaging solutions, continues its growth in the paper packaging space with the addition of the Durst Delta WT 250, a corrugated printer featuring eco-friendly Durst Water Technology. In business since 1969, Valley Container’s commitment to their clients and to sustainability make up the cornerstone to their success in the packaging industry.

Tomorrow the MENA region’s leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector opens its doors in Dubai once more, the excitement is building as final preparations take shape for the many innovations on display.

Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches. This latest innovation has been developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, i.e. significant numbers of SKU’s, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches in store. Brand owners looking for shelf impact for their products are drawn to flexible pouches for their ability to stand, their light weight and their sustainability. Xeikon has simplified a key part of the overall production process to provide a fast turnaround solution.

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