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Kodak to Sell its Flexographic Packaging Division
August 16, 2018 at 9:05 am

Kodak has announced it has begun the process of selling its Flexographic Packaging Division. The division produces and markets the FLEXCEL NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services.

Smart Packaging Has Arrived — Are You Ready?
August 14, 2018 at 9:27 am

Image recognition, near field communication and many other technologies are making packaging a more interactive experience, engaging consumers in new ways. As smart packaging continues to catch on with brands, printers and converters should be prepared to be able to offer these technologies.

Best of Show: Hub Folding Box's Crowning Achievement
August 14, 2018 at 9:01 am

Eye-catching offset printing, tactile embellishments and the addition of a smokey scent helped Hub Folding Box earn Best of Show in the 32nd annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards for this folding carton, produced for Crown Royal's Texas Mesquite Canadian whisky.

In Wake of Prop 65 Update, SGIA Joins Coalition for Accurate Product Labels
August 13, 2018 at 11:16 am

SGIA has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels as California’s new Proposition 65 label warning requirements take place this month. SGIA stated its goal in joining CAPL is to engage in conversation about smart labeling that provides consumers with accurate information.

Mark Andy Adds Three New Press Models to Performance Series Line
August 13, 2018 at 9:39 am

Mark Andy has expanded its Performance Series line of flexographic presses, with the addition of the P9E, P7E and P5E models. The P9E will be officially unveiled at Labelexpo Americas, and is designed specifically for flexible packaging production.

CTC International Acquired by Quantum Design
August 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Quantum Design Inc. has acquired CTC International. CTC will join KTI, a fellow converting equipment manufacturer, in the Quantum Design family of products.

The Lowdown on Low Migration Inks
August 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Printers and converters of packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, or medical supplies have likely worked with low migration ink – but possibly without fully understanding what it is and how pressing a set of regulatory obligations it carries.

Abbott-Action Achieves G7 Master Qualification
August 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

Abbott-Action, a corrugated packaging and display printer based in Attleboro, Mass., has received G7 Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance. Abbott-Action is among the early adopters of single-pass, direct-to-board digital corrugated printing, having installed the Barberán Jetmaster 1890.

Amcor to Acquire Bemis in $6.8B All-Stock Transaction
August 7, 2018 at 11:33 am

Amcor Limited and Bemis Company have announced that their respective boards of directors have approved an agreement in which Amcor will acquire Bemis in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.8 billion. Amcor CEO Ron Delia stated that Amcor is seeking growth in the flexible packaging industry in the Americas.

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Wins 2018 InterTech Technology Award
August 7, 2018 at 10:23 am

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Award for Anti-Fluting Plate Technology. Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honored technologies predicted to shape the future of print and graphics communications.

OMET and Durst Enter Strategic Partnership in North America
August 7, 2018 at 9:21 am

OMET and Durst have formed a strategic partnership in North America that allows OMET exclusive access for sales of the Durst Tau product line. Full implementation of the partnership is expected to be achieved by Labelexpo Americas, at which the Durst Tau 330 RSC and OMET XJet digital-flexo hybrid press will be featured.

PCMC to Showcase New SteadyPrint at Impact Summit
August 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Paper Converting Machine Company announced it will hold a demonstration of SteadyPrint, its anti-bounce technology, at the Impact Summit later this month. This technology minimizes the effects of forces experienced during printing and monitors and reduces bounce in real time.

4 Trends in Paperboard Packaging Revealed by PPC
July 31, 2018 at 10:23 am

The Paperboard Packaging Council has revealed four packaging design trends that emerged during the association's annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Read on to see these latest trends and be on the lookout for the winning entries, which will be announced in October.