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Plastics packaging film and sheet manufacturing market will hit $123 billion in 2020, report says

The market is in a crucial phase of transformation, moving from a provider-driven model to a consumer-driven model.

Flexible Packaging Association launches new updated website

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has launched a streamlined, more user-friendly website designed to be a better communication tool for members of the printing and packaging industries.

ePac breaks record for flexible packaging production on HP Indigo digital presses

The company has hit a new production record at the start of 2020 on its fleet of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses operating globally, driven by a doubling of its customer base in the past year.

Bobst introduces Nova RS 5003 gravure press for flexible packaging

Bobst has launched the Nova RS 5003, a new gravure press engineered for water- and solvent-based ink printing on a variety of flexible packaging materials including the new eco-friendly substrates.

Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica introduces Evo XC Compact CI for flexible packaging

The eight-colour press boasts one of the smallest footprints in the industry and is available in two different versions with a maximum repeat length of up to 850 mm and printing speeds up to 400 m/min.
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Luminer invests to expand label capacity and capabilities

A new high-speed ECL production line broadens bandwidth, offers exacting booklet placement, and provides efficiency-based cost effectiveness for the labeling solutions provider. » Read full article

FPA announces 2020 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge winners

This year’s first place winners were a team of students from California Polytechnic State University, and two students from San José State University tied for second place. » Read full article

Kodak and Uteco sell first Ultrastream powered flexible packaging press

Kodak is introducing its UltraStream technology in the new Uteco Sapphire EVO W, the first flexible packaging press to enter the market using Kodak’s latest continuous inkjet technology. » Read full article

North American flexible packaging market grew 3.9% in 2018

Sales in the North American region, consisting of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, accounted for almost 30 percent of total global sales of around US$90 billion. » Read full article

HP Indigo inks certified for compostable packaging

This latest sustainable initiative is designed to allow converters and brands print smaller quantities, while reducing inventory waste and improve their overall environmental impact. » Read full article

AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION: SinaLite growing services to help customers succeed

Growth through the successes of others. This is essentially the business model of Markham, Ont.-based SinaLite, which recently celebrated its 21st year in business. » Read more