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Ellis Paper Box adds Koenig & Bauer Duran’s first North American Omega Allpro 90

Ellis Paper Box, a member of the Ellis Group, installed a new Koenig & Bauer Duran Omega Allpro 90 folder gluer – the first in North America – in its postpress department at its 60,000-square-foot Mississauga, Ont., facility in spring 2019.

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.

Spotlight Q&A: Folding Carton

With the growing focus on carton work, because of its stability relative to some eroding commercial markets, Sean Springett of Manroland Sheetfed spoke with PrintAction about the direction of this sector and its domination by sheetfed offset technologies.

Rayonier debuts new FBB grade Kallima

The paperboard division of Rayonier Advanced Materials has launched a new folding grade Kallima box, describing it as the only folding boxboard grade manufactured in North America.
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Q&A with Sarah Skinner of Ingersoll Paper Box

Established in 1922, Ingersoll Paper Box is a family-owned folding-carton manufacturer based in Ingersoll, Ont. The newest addition to its postpress department is a new high-speed Koenig & Bauer-Iberica Optima 106K die-cutter. We chat with Sarah Skinner, the company’s fourth-generation leader. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

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

Sappi offers Proto, Spectro paperboard packaging products

Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, has announced its Proto and Spectro paperboard products are available globally for commercial orders in all calipers. » Read full article

Kodak introduces Prosper Plus Imprinting Solutions

Kodak has announced the Prosper Plus Imprinting Solution, which 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

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

Packaging Innovations 2020

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date: February 26-27, 2020
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FESPA Global Print Expo 2020

Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: March 24-27, 2020
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Ryerson GCM Job Fair 2020

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 26, 2020
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Visual Graphics Rendezvous 2020, presented by AQIE, AQII and ATFFEQ

Location: Place Sport Expert, Laval, Que.
Date: April 15-16, 2020
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drupa 2020

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: June 16-26, 2020
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