Packaging

Print21 publisher Lindy Hughson moderated two conference sessions at major trade show IPACK-IMA in Milan last week, as part of the Packaging Speaks Green conference which ran alongside the expo.

Surging growth at global packaging print giant Amcor saw it achieve a 16 per cent rise in sales revenue in the third quarter, with the company's sales result for the first nine months of the year topping US$10bn, as all its figures beat estimates.

Graffica, supplier of premium equipment and services to the packaging and point-of-sale industries, will be exhibiting in-house box making solutions, along with other packaging equipment, at PacPrint in June.

Sun Chemical has collaborated with HP to launch sustainable flexible packaging, produced with HP’s Indigo digital press and Sun Chemical’s new solventless lamination solution SunLam.

O F Packaging's gravure and flexo printed kerbside recyclable Muesli Pouch for Brookfarm has won the best-of-the-best Diamond award, at the prestigious Dow 2021 Packaging Innovation Awards.

Digital flexible packaging operation ePac has installed a second digital flexible printing and pouchmaking line, less than six months after opening for business with its first.

Graffica, supplier of premium equipment and services to the packaging and point-of-sale industries, will be exhibiting its best in-house box making solutions, along with other packaging equipment, at PacPrint.

Heidelberg is entering into a worldwide distribution agreement with the Japanese company AN Corporation for the Kawahara TXS-1100 and Kawahara BMS-1100 automated postpress systems.

EFI is bringing a new version of its Nozomi press to market, the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED, which it says is a ultra high speed inkjet solution for corrugated printing, aimed at a broader swathe of the industry.

Esko has appointed Kissel + Wolf to distribute its range of packaging prepress software, including the world’s most popular structural design software for packaging, ArtiosCAD.

The flexo and label printers FPLMA Technical Forum opened with Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp’s keynote emphasising the benefits of collaboration as the pathway out of Covid.

Packaging giant Amcor will use rising revenues to invest strongly in growth opportunities, with specific targeted areas outlined by CEO Ron Delia at his half year investors’ teleconference.

One of the country’s leading innovators in packaging printing, and a giant of the local industry, Charles Hanna OAM, passed away over Christmas. Hanna built Hannapak into one of the world's leading carton packaging print plants, before selling it to US-based global operator WestRock.

Melbourne converting operation Italiya Graphics is installing the country’s first HP PageWide C500 Corrugated Press, in order to expand its offering of corrugated packaging and POS, and digital printing services.

The new ePac digital flexible packaging plant in Melbourne is seeing two new HP Indigo 25K digital flexible printing systems go in, with installation by Currie Group.


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