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Cascades to close Etobicoke containerboard packaging facility

Cascades Inc., a corporation that recovers and manufactures green packaging and tissue products, has announced that it will close its Etobicoke, Ont. containerboard packaging facility as part of a strategic repositioning of its containerboard platform in the province and the corporation’s continuing global optimization initiatives.

Appvion launches antimicrobial coating technology

Appvion Operations, Inc. has launched SafeShield, a new antimicrobial coating technology for a variety of substrates that prevents the replication of DNA and new cell formation.

CNG’s Kelly/Spicers acquires American Packaging

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) has announced that its Kelly/Spicers division has acquired Northern California’s American Packaging, furthering its packaging business throughout the western United States.

Lorenzo DeCicco joins MET Fine Printers

Lorenzo DeCicco has joined MET Fine Printers as its new chief commercial officer. In this role, Lorenzo will work closely with MET’s executive leadership team as the business moves forward with significant investments in technology, innovation and customer experience.

Flora Graphics installs first AccurioLabel 190 in Ontario

Flora Graphics has installed the first Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 Digital Label Press in Ontario, along with a Scorpio 3500 Label Finisher to help meet demand for label products, which has climbed by 40 per cent.
Premier Markings

Premier Markings installs Xeikon PX3000

Mississauga-based Premier Markings recently installed a Xeikon PX3000 to combine UV inkjet technology with existing Xeikon dry toner presses to further develop its digital label printing business. » Read full article

Tilia Labs launches AI-driven technology for HP Indigo digital presses

Ottawa-based Tilia Labs, a developer of planning and imposition solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry, is now offering its AI-driven software technology to improve productivity for HP Indigo digital presses. » Read full article

ColorGate launches three new solutions and services

ColorGate, a vendor of software and hardware solutions for colour-critical digital printing applications, has announced the launch of three new solutions and services. » Read full article

Sun Chemical and DIC acquire digital inks business from Sensient Technologies

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have completed the purchase of 100 per cent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies and certain other assets related to the production of inks. » Read full article

Mactac launches pressure-sensitive cannabis labelling line

Mactac has launched a new line of pressure-sensitive papers and films for the cannabis sector. » Read full article
After COVID-19?

What happens after COVID-19 for print?

COVID-19 poses significant problems for various commercial segments of the economy, especially those that have been waging battles of survival for the last 25 years. One of these is, of course, our own printing industry, writes Nick Howard. » Read more