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

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.

Global trends in packaging printing – Part One

Smithers Pira
Flexible and rigid plastic packaging will increase market share as the world market approaches USD 1 trillion at the end of the decade
If there is one industry that has seen its fair share of changes over the past few centuries, it’s the printing industry. And while there are some types of printing that have become less common, there has been significant growth in other parts of the industry, for instance packaging printing.

Siegwerk – Flexo printing ink manufacturer acquired

ACTEGA Colorchemie develops and manufactures water-based flexo printing inks, particularly for printing on corrugated board packaging
GERMANY • Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, a supplier of printing inks for packaging applications, labels and catalogues, has signed a contract to purchase the printing ink manufacturer Actega Colorchemie GmbH and its subsidiaries. The transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities.

SCA – Round corrugated board packaging reduces weight

Arcwise is protected by international patents, and the company offers the technique to packaging manufacturers under license
SWEDEN • SCA announced it has developed a new technique for producing round corrugated board packaging that offers new design possibilities while reducing packaging weight by 30%, thereby also improving environmental performance. Arcwise can be deployed in standard corrugated board production facilities, the company said.