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February 21, 2019

New Highcon consumables aim to boost ROI

In October Highcon introduced two new consumables lines – Highcon DART Premium and Highcon DART Economy consumables – suitable for paper, folding carton and corrugated boards.

Produlith Packaging adds Komori GLX

Komcan Inc. and Komori have sold a new Komori GLX six-colour 41-inch press to Produlith Packaging in Montreal, Que., for its Boucherville facility.

EFI unveils Fiery FS350 Pro software

Electronics For Imaging says its latest digital front end (DFE) technology, EFI Fiery FS350 Pro software, will give graphic arts professionals more power, productivity and versatility in digital printing. The new offering debuted at EFI’s annual Connect Users conference last month.

How packaging printers will evolve over five years of market growth

Smithers Pira in mid-January 2018 published a study called The Future of Global Packaging to 2022, which estimates packaging demand will grow steadily at 2.9 percent to reach $1.3 trillion in 2022, starting from $1.1 billion in 2017. Smithers explains the evolution of packaging companies over the next five years will be driven by five primary forces.

Koenig & Bauer, Durst Phototechnik form 50/50 JV in digital printing

In a move to further advance the development of digital printing solutions in the folding carton and corrugated printing markets, Koenig & Bauer AG and Durst Phototechnik AG have pooled their know-how and strengths in a 50/50 joint venture.

Warneke Paper Box installs first Heidelberg Primefire in U.S.

In July 2018, Warneke Paper Box of Denver, Colorado, began installation of the new Heidelberg Primefire 106. The seven-colour industrial inkjet 40-inch B1 size digital press will allow the packaging printer to expand its business by collaborating with customers on targeted short-run packaging campaigns and provide added security to cartons through variable content.


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Paper to play key role in the future of packaging

Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade – although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that period. Still in 2017, value reached US$851.1 billion, a 2.8 percent growth compared to 2016 at constant prices. This steady expansion is anticipated to continue across the next five years, rising slightly to 2.9 percent year-on-year across this period, to reach $980.4 billion in 2017. » Read full article

hubergroup MGA Natura inks for globally compliant offset food packaging

hubergroup says it has reinvented its MGA Natura series with a single ink that complies with all FDA Standards and EC Regulations for folding carton food packaging in one formula, helping printers meet regulatory demands for different markets. » Read full article

TPC installs first Scodix E106 in North America

Last September Scodix announced the sale of the first E106 system in North America to TPC Printing & Packaging, a producer of custom folding cartons and promotional packaging. » Read full article

Amtech, HP collaborate on HP PageWide C500 ERP integration

Amtech, a provider of software solutions for the corrugated and folding carton manufacturing industries, is collaborating with HP to integrate the Amtech ERP solution for the HP PageWide C500 Press, which the companies say will enable converters to optimize production and enhance their brand customers. » Read full article

Kodak introduces Prosper Plus Imprinting Solutions

Kodak has announced the Prosper Plus Imprinting Solution, the newest Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology component product line designed for packaging and product decoration applications. The solution includes four new imprinting components as well as food safe packaging inks and pre-coatings for folding cartons, food wraps, paper cups and plates, and ream wraps. » Read full article

PrintForum Tradeshow & Conference

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: June 13, 2019
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InPrint USA 2019

Location: Louisville, Ky.
Date: April 9-11, 2019
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Graphics Canada 2019

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 11-13, 2019
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AICC Canada Trade Show and Conference 2019

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 24-25, 2019
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