Printing & Pre-press

15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
10 Apr 2024
--- DS Smith has signed a supplier agreement with Jonsac, a Swedish company that produces e-commerce bags from FSC-certified wooden raw materials. The partnership will see the companies collaborate on accelerating and scaling... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- March began with the British government backing Ineos’ Project One ethane cracker in Belgium, despite heavy opposition from environmental and legal rights organizations. Meanwhile, the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read More
29 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Koehler Paper and Nucao launched fully paper-based chocolate packaging. Meanwhile UPM Raflatac received RecyClass recognition for its adhesive technology and Capri Sun Group launched a recyclable,... Read More
29 Mar 2024
--- DS Smith estimates that Britons will buy at least 156 million chocolate Easter eggs this week, but consumers lack the proper information and means to recycle the resulting trash. We speak to Samantha Upham, senior... Read More
27 Mar 2024
--- DS Smith confirmed yesterday it is in discussions with US rival International Paper (IP) for a possible all-share takeover worth a potential £5.72 billion (US$7.22 billion). IP’s bid would trump the acquisition... Read More
25 Mar 2024
--- Finland’s paper industry is suffering as thousands of workers continue to strike over government plans to introduce labor reforms that would limit union powers, lower social welfare and make it easier to terminate... Read More
22 Mar 2024
--- A new three-dimensional decoration solution for glass and plastic cosmetic packaging debuts at the ongoing Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Italy (March 21 to 24). The innovation stemmed from a collaboration between cosmetics... Read More
18 Mar 2024
--- EU member states agreed to the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) last Friday, ending speculation that the preliminary agreement could be blocked or stalled by the European Commission (EC). Rumors surfaced... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Syntegon upgraded the features of its Elematic 3001 case packer with three levels of automation. Meanwhile, ProAmpac signed an agreement to acquire Gelpac and Mondi expanded its professional... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- The Amazon Sustainability Accelerator has opened a new round of applications for climate-tech start-ups focussed on packaging and the circular economy. Successful applicants will win the right to financial and professional... Read More
04 Mar 2024
--- February began with the European Court adjudicating against Symphony Environmental’s long-running legal battle to overturn the ban on oxo-degradable plastic additives. An official investigation was launched into... Read More
29 Feb 2024
--- We speak with Alice Rackley, CEO of UK company Polytag, a recycling technology company and connected packaging solutions provider, about how digital deposit return schemes (DDRS) are integral to a circular packaging economy.... Read More
28 Feb 2024
--- Digital printing offers customization options and shorter lead times for packagers compared to traditional methods such as rotogravure printing. Industry experts, Alessandra Costa, head of innovation at All4Labels and Holger... Read More
16 Feb 2024
--- This week in industry news, Coveris expanded its base in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by acquiring S&K Label. Furthermore, Carbios and De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) collaborated to construct the... Read More
13 Feb 2024
--- Following the announcement that Mondi might fully acquire DS Smith, we speak to Natasha Valeeva, senior analyst for Packaging & Logistics at Rabobank. She explains that industry consolidation was expected since difficult... Read More
30 Jan 2024
--- The World Bank has issued a seven-year US$100 million Plastic Waste Reduction-Linked Bond. The bond, aimed at financing projects in Ghana and Indonesia, introduces an innovative approach by tying financial returns to the... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- The year has begun with national deposit return scheme (DRS) launches, investments in plastic processing, health and sustainability launches, new greenwashing legislation and plastic bans, and delays in other policy areas.... Read More
18 Jan 2024
--- Italy-based Fedrigoni Group, a manufacturer of high-added value specialty papers for luxury packaging, premium labels, and self-adhesive materials, is acquiring — through a capital increase — a minority stake in... Read More
17 Jan 2024
--- Traditionally viewed for functionality and aesthetics, packaging’s environmental impact is now at the forefront of the industry. Companies are redefining practices to align with sustainability goals, emphasizing... Read More