Hinojosa – World’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet press to be installed

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EFI's Nozomi press is a wider, faster technology that, according to EFI, will enable Hinojosa to move its digital inkjet packaging printing operations into full-scale production runs
USA • Electronics For Imaging (EFI), announced that the Xátiva, Spain-based Rafael Hinojosa – an integrated packaging product development and converter – has signed an agreement to install the first unit of the new EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press.

Photo gallery of attendees of company's open house event

Comexi Open House – CI offset printing for flexible packaging

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Live demonstration of the CI8 running with EB curing inks
SPAIN • In December 2016, the Spanish manufacturer of machines and equipment for package printing organized an open house at its headquarters in Ruidellots de la Selva (Girona/Spain). During this event they presented the CI8 EB offset press for the printing of flexible packaging.
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Unilever – Commits to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

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To help transform global plastic packaging material flows, Unilever has committed that all of its plastic packaging is designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. They also vowed to invest in proving, and then sharing with the industry, technical solution that address the problem of plastic waste
UK • In mid-January Unilever publically committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire plastics and packaging industry to accelerate progress towards a circular economy that keeps plastic out of the worlds oceans, fragile ecosystems and landfills.
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ICE Europe – 2017’s focus: efficient converting techniques

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During ICE Europe 2015 a record 7,040 visitors from 71 countries attended the show, nearly 10% higher than previously
GERMANY • From the 21st to the 23rd of March 2017, ICE Europe will be held at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. This year the show will focus on the efficient and sustainable conversion of premium quality flexible materials, as well as on the diversification of converting techniques in the context of automation and digitisation.
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Stora Enso – Invests in microfibrillated cellulose paperboard packaging

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“In the future, MFC has the potential to be used in a variety of entirely new products, including many outside of Stora Enso’s current portfolio,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.
FINLAND • Stora Enso is investing a total of EUR 9.1 million into its consumer board mills in Imatra and Ingerois, Finland, and Fors, Sweden, to continue the commercialisation of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and to accelerate product development. 

Smithers Pira – Demand drives sack and kraft paper market to $80 billion by 2021

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According to a new report by the Smithers Pira group, steady demand in consumer markets will propel the sack and kraft paper industry to grow by around 3% per annum between 2016 and 2021--pushing the global market value to $80 billion by 2021.
UK • According to a new report by the Smithers Pira Group, steady demand in consumer markets will propel the sack and kraft paper industry to grow by around 3% per annum between 2016 and 2021–pushing the global market value to USD 80 billion by 2021, up from  USD 66 billion in 2016.