Packaging

Independent family-based paper merchant, Romel Australia, has invested in a new paperboard sheeting machine to convert packaging boards into sheets based on customer specifications.

Here’s a clever idea: watermark packaging so that a sorting system can be more accurate and recycling processes more efficient. Holy Grail 2.0 is underway.

Heidelberg is launching a series of three webinars under the slogan HD4You that will look at the trends in packaging printing, show solutions, and offer a platform for a collective exchange.

Iggesund Paperboard has launched Unbox, a new series of digital events, that aims to connect various sectors of the packaging industry to analyse, understand and plan for the rapidly evolving business landscape.

Global packaging and printing industry supplier Flint Group has launched a new division for the flexo and letterpress sectors, combining Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress to create XSYS.

In a closely watched move, a new German greenfield packaging plant will install the world’s first manrolandGoss Varioman c:line web offset press, to print cardboard food packaging.

Digital embellishing systems developer Scodix has released PolySens 550, a new polymer for digital enhancement, developed specifically for the food packaging industry.

Sydney-based tube manufacturer Impact International has made another major step on its sustainability journey, launching a first-of-its-kind carbon-offset forest initiative in partnership with leading Australian brands.

In celebration of its 60th anniversary as the media hub for Australia's packaging industry, PKN Packaging News teamed up with AR innovator DreemAR to show the power of print when combined with digital application.

Industry supplier Jet Technologies is celebrating 40 years of service, innovation, and expertise in the Australian and global industrial printing and packaging industries.

Spicers is launching a new translucent barrier paper, Sylvicta, manufactured by Arjowiggins, as a new sustainable alternative to plastics in food packaging, and which can host myriad embellishing solutions.

A new report shows Tetra Pak cartons have a lower carbon footprint than all other packaging used for the same products, including glass, aluminium, and plastic.

New demand for security and authentication devices to tackle the threat of counterfeiting caused by the Covid crisis will strengthen the printed holography for packaging market in 2021, according to the global hologram trade body.

The tube used to package Pringles crisps highlights some of the difficulties packaging printers have in responding to consumer demand for sustainable packaging, presenting considerable difficulties for recycling, writes print environmentalist Laurel Brunner.

Press manufacturing giant Koenig & Bauer will launch a digital flexo press, signing an agreement with an un-named partner to develop its RotoJet technology to produce a technology it says will change the face of the market.


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Industry analysts Smithers says long-term trends will support strong growth in demand for packaging over the next 10 years, with those trends pointing to print, in a market set to surge by US$250bn.