The annual FTA Forum got underway on Sunday with an awards reception honoring the industry's achievements and inducting the latest member of the FTA Hall of Fame. Attendees also took part in educational sessions on a variety of flexographic printing topics.
In an effort to curb food waste, U.K.-based grocery store Morrisons has launched a line of "Wonky" fruits and vegetables that are a bit misshapen, but otherwise perfectly good to eat. The plastic used to package these items has led to some social media backlash, raising the issue of reducing food waste with non-recyclable packaging.
Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, Phipps Label has always relied on its entrepreneurial spirit. Now, in an evolving industry that relies on efficiency and versatility, a new state-of-the-art press has the company ready for what’s next.
A new research report from packagePRINTING, details the top challenges that package printers and converters are facing, along with strategies to overcome them. Here are the Top 5 key takeaways from this latest packaging industry analysis.
Xeikon Café North America is a unique industry event that helps printers and converters to understand, evaluate and experience all aspects of digital print, enabling you to consciously make critical business decisions. How to profitably produce in a digital way is showcased by industry leaders in software, workflow, consumables, media, digital printing and finishing solutions dedicated to digital manufacturing.
In order to maximize the opportunities the packaging industry offers, printers of labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and corrugated need to be aware of the business challenges they face and have a plan to mitigate their impact. packagePRINTING has released a new research report that details the key challenges package printers face and provides insight into how to solve these issues.
The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its annual Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference last week in Baltimore. The conference spanned a variety of topics including sales strategies, packaging trends, economic forecasts and building corporate culture.
On Tuesday, April 3, Transcontinental hosted a press conference in Montreal, during which Isabelle Marcoux, chair of the Transcontinental board of directors, hailed the recent $1.32 billion acquisition of Coveris Americas as “transformational.”
The recently imposed aluminum tariffs by the Trump administration could have a significant impact on U.S.-based flexible packaging converters, many of which rely on a very thin grade of aluminum foil to implement into a variety of packaging applications. Because much of this foil is produced overseas, the Flexible Packaging Association is helping its members work toward a potential exclusion from these tariffs.
In this month's Editor's Note, Editor-in-Chief Cory Francer discusses packagePRINTING's first research report, which was sponsored by SGIA.
Paper and paperboard may be long-established packaging materials, but brands in luxury and premium markets still rely on its appeal to discerning consumers.
The flexible packaging industry's strength and abundant growth opportunities were key themes of the Flexible Packaging Association's 2018 Annual Meeting, held March 13-15 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla.
Derek Volk, president of Biddeford, Maine-based corrugated packaging manufacturer Volk Packaging, says he wants his company to be known for more than just making boxes. In May, the company will install the Volk Packaging Heroes Wall, which will feature tiles contributed by the public honoring those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Key Xeikon executives took part in a press briefing last week to discuss the company's goals to grow as a leader in digital printing technology. As a supplier of both inkjet and toner solutions, the event focused on how Xeikon can help advise printers on the right technology solutions for their needs.
Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) and EFI made news last week with the announcement that CSI is the first company to purchase the EFI Nozomi C18000 digital press for corrugated, along with the full EFI corrugated packaging platform. Jeffery Dumbach of CSI shared additional insight into the company's decision.