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2018 Top 25 Converters: Race to the Top

Packaging innovation, investments and mergers and acquisitions continue to define the top 25 converters in North America.read more

16.11.2018 read more

Constantia Flexibles Announces Ecolutions Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Every year a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste is produced.* And waste production will continue to rise: It is predicted that in 2050, 3.40 billion tons of waste will be generated in cities alone.In order to counteract this development, Constantia Flexibles developed a new, more sustainable packaging line called Ecolutions. Besides packaging producers, end consumers are becoming more aware of the need to reduce waste production too. According to a survey commissioned by Conread more

07.11.2018 read more

Business titans commit to elimination of plastic packaging waste by 2025

Almost 300 organizations representing approximately 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally have agreed to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. Companies including L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever and Amcor signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment today at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali. The commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment. Dubbed the “new normal” for plastic packaging, the pledgeread more

30.10.2018 read more

Mayr-Melnhof Group acquires TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has come to an agreement with the owners of TANN Group on the 100% acquisition of the group headquartered in Traun, Austria. TANN Group prints on and finishes externally sourced fine paper to produce tipping paper (cigarette filter paper) and is the global market leader in this area. Annual sales of approximately EUR 230 million are generated by 8 production sites in 7 countries and a worldwide workforce of around 1,100 employees, who are taken over. Tread more

22.10.2018 read more

Constantia Flexibles selects Wikitude as technology partner to deliver AR in interactive packaging

Constantia Interactive was introduced last year to facilitate digital communication and marketing opportunities in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It also meets the growing demand from consumers for an enhanced experience when engaging with brands and products. For brands, interactive packaging enables them to understand consumer shopping behaviour, target consumers more effectively and improve their products. All of this strengthens the customer's relationship with tread more

16.10.2018 read more

Comexi discontinues gravure business

After dedicating nearly a decade to commercializing gravure machinery, Comexi now plans to focus its efforts on flexo, offset, laminating, slitting and innovative sustainable solutions. The company has decided to divert its efforts towards the sales and designs of flexo, offset, lamination and slitting equipment. As a consequence, Comexi will divest its rotogravure business, devoting its efforts to develop innovative solutions for flexible packaging such as offset and digitaread more

01.10.2018 read more

SIG wins the German Packaging Award for SIGNATURE PACK

SIGNATURE PACK from SIG impressed the jury. The world's first aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials has now been awarded the prestigious 'German Packaging Award' in the sustainability category. This year, participants from ten nations applied for the coveted award, which is regularly submitted at FachPack in Nuremberg – a total of 226 entries were received. The German Packaging Award is an international, cross-industry and cross-materiread more

28.09.2018 read more

Image-to-Print in Rajkot, India

Janoschka, Nordmeccanica, Rossini, Siegwerk and Windmöller & Hölscher had again invited the packaging market to a further “Image-to-Print” event. The roadshow had its recent stop-over in Rajkot, Gujarat, India on September 19/20. The touring event, which has been running with huge success since 2009, is dedicated to supporting local packaging producers, printers, brand owners and the converting industry. The conference provides an insight into the best practices of gravread more

25.09.2018 read more

Digital Printing Takes Hold in Flexible Packaging

In an effort to meet market demands, flexible package printing is transitioning from conventional flexographic to digital printing. This change is resulting from cost reductions in digital technology as well as a need to keep up with trends shaping the growth in flexible packaging. In 2017, the industry saw an uptick in narrow web digital press installations over flexographic presses. New digital press installations in North America are growing at 11.9 percent per year, whilread more

13.09.2018 read more

W&H develops digital printing machine for flexible packaging

While digital printing is already firmly established in the label and commercial printing sector, flexible packaging continues to be a challenge: An economical and stable digital printing process has yet to be developed. W&H, machine builder and specialist for flexible packaging, has reached a first milestone in its development project with a machine concept for a new digital printing machine. Now the technology leader starts onboarding partners, including leading inkjetread more

07.09.2018 read more