Packaging

Packaging giant Amcor has raised its full year profits outlook, as third quarter figures all trend upwards, and its free cashflow tops US$1bn. Both flexibles and rigids grew in the third quarter.

Amcor, has made a strategic investment, taking a stake in ePac Flexible Packaging, the fast growing global digital flexible packaging business, which has installed 76 HP Indigo presses.

Joint venture company, Koenig & Bauer Durst, is showing the VariJet106 press for digital folding carton printing in action for the first time at virtual.drupa.

Kurz is running a range of online live seminars and workshops to launch 'The Nature of Attraction' as its theme for the virtual.drupa, taking place this week.

Detpack is investing in two new paper bag making and print lines in its South Australia facility, and taking on 25 extra staff, as Woolworths’ national rollout of paper shopping bags hits its straps.

PrintCYC is an initiative for recycling and processing printed plastic film waste, and has the support of Huber Group, a leading ink manufacturer, and numerous other participants in the plastic film supply chain. Print environmentalist Laurel Brunner says it is a move in the right direction.

According to the latest market analysis from Smithers, flexible plastic, paper, and foil packaging will continue to see a steady rise in demand across the next five years.

Some people talk the eco talk, but others actually walk it. Aleks Lajovic's Impact International is firmly in the walk-the-walk camp, with its latest move seeing it invest in a forest to offset the carbon used in its materials. Lindy Hughson reports.

Large format and online packaging printer Arlo + Coop is making a major investment in its on-demand, short-run, carton printing operation, with two new fully automated digital Zünd flatbed cutting units, and robots, all supplied by Starleaton, part of the multi-million dollar spend.

Package printing giant Amcor has printed its first ever soft plastic food wrapper made with recycled content, for the Nestlé KitKat brand of chocolate bars.

Johnnie Walker whisky is about to come in a paper bottle, and will likely be the first of many beverages to switch away from glass and plastic into fibre-based packaging.

Supplied by Starleaton, Zünd is manufacturing digital flatbed cutting systems for corrugated, bringing more efficient and flexible alternatives to die cutting, providing on-demand production, in-house.

Precision metal packaging producer and printer Jamestrong celebrated 30 years of making aerosol cans, and a 2.7 billion can production milestone, at its Taree, NSW site, with CEO Alex Commins using the event to champion manufacturing in regional towns.

Flexo print operation Supreme Packaging has been bought by Pro-Pac for $3.2m, 40 years after it was founded, with the company expected to deliver revenue of between $10m and $12m in the next financial year.

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.


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