Articles

British Crisp Co. revolutionises crisp packaging with the UK’s first fully recyclable paper packet

18 Apr 2024
  • Aquapak
  • Evopak
  • Hydropol
  • Recyclable crisp packet
  • The British Crisp Co.

The British Crisp Co. has launched the first fully recyclable paper crisp packet, providing an environmentally friendly and scalable alternative to the eight billion packets thrown away each year in the UK, ending up in landfill or incinerated. ...

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Highcon announces new digital die-cutting solutions for folding carton and corrugated production

17 Apr 2024
  • Digital die-cutting
  • drupa 2024
  • Highcon
  • Paperboard packaging
  • Technology

Highcon has announced a new portfolio line-up ahead of drupa 2024, addressing the fastest-growing segments of paperboard packaging.  Responding to a global market with continuously growing demand for smaller production batch sizes, faster delive...

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eWASA reaches 31 % recycling target for polystyrene: A game-changer in waste management

16 Apr 2024
  • EPR Waste Association of South Africa
  • eWASA
  • Polystyrene
  • PRO
  • Sustainability

In the realm of waste management, certain materials have long been considered challenging to recycle. Polystyrene, in particular, has garnered a reputation for being difficult to repurpose, leading to a prevailing misconception that it cannot be effe...

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Enter a new dimension of label printing with AccurioLabel 400

15 Apr 2024

In a world of uncertainty, where a perceived global downturn in overall print production is part of the equation, it is heartening to see that digital labels, packaging and embellishment are shining brightly. A need for greater automation and for in...

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Why choose premium labels for the nutraceutical industry?

12 Apr 2024
  • Compliance
  • Nutraceutical labels
  • Premium labels
  • Pyrotec PackMedia
  • Vital information

In a rapidly evolving industry such as the nutraceutical market, product labelling stands as a crucial touchpoint between businesses and consumers. Premium labels aren’t just about aesthetics; they’re about compliance, trust and effective...

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Kodak celebrates 20 years of game-changing process-free plates

11 Apr 2024
  • Kodak
  • KODAK SONORA XTRA
  • offset printing
  • Process Free Plates
  • Sustainability

2024 marks Kodak’s 20-year anniversary as the first and longest-running manufacturer and supplier of true process-free printing plates in the world. The current KODAK SONORA XTRA Process-free Plate is the result of Kodak’s continued effor...

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EFI completes life cycle assessment for Nozomi digital direct-to-corrugated printer

08 Apr 2024
  • corrugated printing
  • Digital printing
  • Electronics For Imaging Inc.
  • Nozomi
  • Sustainability

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., reports it has completed a life cycle assessment (LCA) of Nozomi single-pass digital print technology in partnership with award-winning sustainability consulting firm, Clean Agency. Through this initiative, Clean Agenc...

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LEIBINGER IQJET nominated for the prestigious German innovation award

02 Apr 2024
  • Barcodes
  • batch numbers
  • expiry dates
  • IQJET industrial printer
  • LEIBINGER
  • The German Innovation Award

As a country, Germany is understandably proud of its reputation for creating new and innovative products. And there is one award that recognises this more than any other: The German Innovation Award, which is operated and judged by the prestigious Ge...

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Conducting business AND reducing environmental impact are not mutually exclusive

28 Mar 2024
  • Business strategy
  • ESG
  • Green economy
  • Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa
  • Sustainability

Embracing the green economy is a global imperative to secure a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come. There is already a growing understanding in the business world of the importance of balancing planet with profitability and achie...

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Plastics SA and industry partners join forces to keep rivers and water sources clean and litter free

27 Mar 2024
  • Plastic recycling
  • Plastics SA
  • recycling
  • Water
  • Water sources

As the world gears up to celebrate International Day of Action for Rivers tomorrow (14 March), World Water Day on 22 March and National Water Week from 20-26 March 2024. Plastics SA, along with its industry partners, reaffirms its commitment to prese...

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Asahi Photoproducts to start in-house plate training at the Gallus Experience Centre, supported by ESKO

26 Mar 2024
  • Asahi Photoproducts
  • Esko
  • Flexo printing
  • Gallus
  • Plate making

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development and subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation, reports that the company is starting a new kind training course for operators, by combining pre-press workflow, platemaking a...

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Enhancing customer engagement: Taking control with in-house printing solutions

25 Mar 2024
  • Canon Central & North Africa
  • Customer engagement
  • Diversification
  • in-house printing
  • Print technology
  • Printed material

By Somesh Adukia, Managing Director at Canon Central & North Africa  In an era dominated by digital channels, the challenge of meaningful customer engagement has become increasingly complex. In Africa, where digital connectivity has ra...

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3 Sixty’s investment in Durst P5 350 HS is catalyst for further efficiencies and improvements

19 Mar 2024
  • 3Sixty
  • Durst Group
  • hybrid printing
  • Large Format Printing
  • Print technology

3 Sixty has cemented its strong and long-term relationship with Durst Group after another key investment in its market-leading technology, this time the Durst P5 350 HS 3.5 meter LED hybrid printing system. Durst, manufacturer of award-winning digit...

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Ranpak announces Cut’it!™ EVO Multi-Lid at LogiMAT 2024

18 Mar 2024
  • Cartons
  • Cut'it!
  • Ranpak Holdings Corp.
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Packaging

Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, has announced the development of Cut’it!™ EVO Multi-Lid, a solution that allows up to four...

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Bridge the gap between digital and litho with Duplo’s range of B2 finishing equipment

13 Mar 2024
  • Altron Document Solutions
  • Duplo
  • innovation
  • Print finishing equipment
  • Technology

Print has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last half-century, enabling print providers to do so much more than was possible a decade or two ago. The main impetus for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) has been to provide printing equip...

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New research highlights the fashion industry’s commitment to the circular economy

11 Mar 2024
  • Aquapak
  • Fashion industry
  • Hydropol
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Packaging

A new study1 with board directors and senior executives who work for fashion brands and retailers in the UK, US and Australia, by Aquapak Polymers Ltd, which specialises in polymer-based material technologies that can deliver both performance an...

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The TASKalfa Pro 55000c: Kyocera’s new chapter of inkjet innovation

07 Mar 2024

Print operations have been transforming their businesses with the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, Kyocera Document Solutions’ debut inkjet printer. After the big reveal of the OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer) highly anticipated TASKalfa Pro 5...

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Durst Group launches “Inside-Out” art project with renowned South Tyrolean artist

06 Mar 2024
  • Art project
  • Digital printing
  • Durst Group
  • Klaus Pobitzer
  • Production technology

Durst Group, a world leading manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, has engaged the renowned South Tyrolean artist, Klaus Pobitzer, as “Artist in Residence 2024”. The artist will be inspired by the Durst Group head...

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A world record – HEIDELBERG supplies packaging manufacturer with two longest sheetfed offset presses ever produced

04 Mar 2024
  • Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
  • offset printing
  • Print technology
  • Speedmaster XL
  • WestRock

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HEIDELBERG) delivered the two longest sheetfed offset presses ever produced to leading global packaging manufacturer, WestRock. The longer of the two, which was delivered to WestRock’s Poland facility, is a 42 me...

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Building a sustainable future, one piece of plastic at a time

29 Feb 2024
  • Circular Economy
  • EPR
  • Plastic packaging
  • Polyco
  • Recyclability

Under the leadership of its CEO, Patricia Pillay, Polyco – the plastic packaging PRO (Producer Responsibility Organisation) in South Africa – is successfully achieving its mission of making plastic waste a valuable resource for the econom...

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