Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
USA • The graphic arts trade association has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award, given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.
Printing Industries of America has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award (Source: Printing Industries of America)
The market research company Ceresana published a market analysis on the market for printing inks including toners for electrophotography (laser printing) in Europe. The analysts expect this market to decrease to a level of 1.17 million tonnes until 2024.
Belgium • The supplier of prepress offset and inkjet print and the suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, have entered into a strategic alliance for digital packaging inks.
LUXEMBOURG • Since January 2018, the ink manufacturer has modified its manufacturing facility to a climate-neutral process.
GERMANY • Ursula Borgmann, who chaired hubergroup’s Management Board and headed the technology division, handed over her responsibilities to her successors at the beginning of 2018 after more than 30 years in a leadership position. During 2018 she will continue to be available in an advisory capacity before she will retire. Consequently there will be changes…
Heiner Klokkers took over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018, one of several changes in the hubergroup’s leadership (Source, hubergroup)
AUSTRIA n Every year, the company manufactures packaging for more than 50 percent of the 150 million chocolate Santa Clauses produced in Germany.
Chocolate Santa Clauses (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
SPAIN • Doneck considers Mur to be an expert on the Spanish printing inks market. Since April 2017, he has also been managing sales activities in Spain and Portugal while supporting technical sales in France. By elevating Mur, management believes the Doneck Network has gained a specialist for water and solvent-based flexographic and gravure inks. With…
Alexis Mur is now Doneck Ibérica’s technical sales director (Source, Doneck)
GERMANY • The printing ink manufacturer has just published its first-ever sustainability report, based on the international GRI standard, it lays a new basis for evaluating its sustainable actions.
Ink manufacturer Siegwerk has just published its first ever Sustainability Report based on both German and International standards
GERMANY • As the new year began, Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for flexible packaging, announced they had added a nordmeccanica group’s Labo Combi 400 laminator to the company’s Technical Center for the Flexible Packaging business unit.
Siegwerk’s new nordmeccanica Labo Combi adds state-of-the-art laminating capabilities to the existing testing skills at their European “Center of Competence”.
LUXEMBOURG • Food packaging has to fulfil a variety of functions, however the first priority is to protect people from migration of substances between the product and the packaging and resulting contamination.
Paprika packaging for direct food contact
The proof is the most essential method of approval between the client and the print shop when it comes to the job itself. The better the proof matches the conditions of the production run, the quicker and more surely can a result be achieved that meet the client’s approval of contractual specifications, regardless of whether the printing…
With increasing environmental awareness, ink systems play an important role for a more ecological film-based packaging product. Marketing campaigns praise water-based inks as the green solution for a more sustainable product, but they leave out some important facts. A comparison of different ink systems on the market presents an interesting result.
If the colour of a product’s packaging seems off in any way, the perception is that something is not right with its contents! Consumers’ way of thinking is very much this way and so it is understandable that the product will not sell.
USA • Sun Chemical announced it opened a new coatings lab in its New Jersey research and development facility. The 1,022 sqm (11,000 sqft) investment features equipment and analytical support for studying migration, adhesion, permeability and other performance-related coating phenomena.