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Surprise! packagePRINTING inBOX will now be hitting your email on Tuesdays to help keep you up to date with the latest packaging news, like this week's story about AeroClay. This freeze-dried mixture containing clay and polymer could be the next product to make a splash in the world of sustainable packaging. In addition, we highlight Flint Group's 10th annual Narrow Web Print Awards—there's still time to submit your entries by August 15th. Finally, we also share a few stories of companies that recently installed new equipment, such as G3 Enterprises and Precision Press. Happy Tuesday!

Precision Press Goes Goss
 
Precision Press   The first new Goss Sunday Vpak web offset printing system has been installed at Precision Press. The press accommodates a wide variety of film substrates, product formats and high-quality lithographic requirements. more »
 
 
Specialty Packaging Technologies Innovates Flexible Packaging with Karlville KSPQ Pouching Machine
 
Karlville's first and only KSPQ hybrid pouching machine has been purchased by Specialty Packaging Technologies. The new machine allows for quicker changeover and increased efficiencies from both economic and versatility standpoints at the company. more »
 
 
AeroClay Packaging Uses Freeze Dried Foam
 
A freeze-dried mixture containing clay and polymer could be the next product to make a splash in the world of sustainable packaging. AeroClay, a technology developed at Case Western Reserve University, is a formable, environmentally friendly product that has been researched for a variety of uses.
more »
 
 
Coastal Container Relies on Creativity and Versatility
From Holland Sentinel
 
Coastal Container   The expanding firm, which is poised to double its workforce within the next two years, makes everything from protective packaging for Haworth Inc. office furniture to egg cartons for local poultry farmers, clear plastic containers for Bowerman Blueberry Farm Market and corrugated boxes that hold paper-thin-crust pies for Fricano’s Pizza carry-out orders. more »
 
 
Nilpeter Press Is a Game Changer For G3 Enterprises
 
G3 Nilpeter   An 11-color Nilpeter FA-4 multi-substrate flexo press has been added at G3 Enterprises' plant in Modesto, CA. G3 Enterprises configured the new press to meet the specific needs concerning flexibility and printing quality. more »
 
 
Digital Printing Breakthrough Turns Packaging into a Communication Tool
 
With increasing capabilities for digital printing on corrugated board, packagers are now looking at ways to use the medium as a means of directly communicating with the consumer.
more »
 
 
Flint Group Hosts 10th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards—There is Still Time to Submit the Best in Print
 
The 10th annual Flint Group Narrow Web Print Awards competition has been opened with this “CALL FOR ENTRIES”. Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. more »
 
 
2014 Survey Results Sum up Growth, Challenges in Foodservice Packaging Industry
 
Encouraging sales and growth in 2013 has led foodservice packaging converters, raw material and machinery suppliers as well as foodservice distributors and operators to forecast optimistic industry circumstances for 2014, according to an annual survey conducted by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI). more »
 
 
FEATURED RESOURCES
Opportunities in Wide-Format Digital Printing Revealed at Educational Event (Includes Video); Free White Paper on How to Get Started Now Available
 
Wide-format luncheon   Printers looking to break away from the commodity trap should consider digital signage, banners, wide-format graphics and point-of-purchase/point-of-sale (POP/POS) output as a way to expand their sales and profit margins. That was the key takeaway from Printing Impressions’ “Opportunities in Wide-Format Digital Printing” regional colloquium held last month in Oak Brook, IL. more »

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