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AR Packaging wins German Packaging Award 2020 in the sustainability category

The focus at AR Packaging to develop sustainable packaging solutions is once again confirmed by winning the German Packaging Award in the sustainability category. A clever construction for a complex medical-technical application reduces the use of plastics and simplifies disposal after use.

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Sappi supports one of the first Graphic Arts Industry Hackathons

Sappi has joined forces with VIGC (Flemish Innovation Center for the Graphic Communication) and EY in their endeavor to launch one of the first Graphic Arts Industry Hackathons. A Hackathon is a method of creative problem solving designed to boost disruptive innovation. The target of this event is to create synergies, foster innovation and trigger ideas that will future-proof the print industry by tackling and contributing solutions to its most pressing challenges.

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Global Flexo Innovation Awards: Open for entries

Miraclon announces that the Global Flexo Innovation Awards – to honor businesses that are pioneering the transformation of the flexo industry – are open for submissions from companies wishing to be recognized for their exciting, creative and innovative commercial packaging projects printed using Kodak Flexcel NX Plates.

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FESPA Awards 2020 winners announced

FESPA has announced the winners of this year’s FESPA Awards, its annual celebration of excellence in the global speciality print and visual communications community.

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Colourform and Maison Ruinart think outside the box for champagne market

Following two years of research and design, James Cropper Colourform™, working with Pusterla 1880, will see its first eco-responsible packaging for champagne brand Maison Ruinart showcased in Selfridges as part of the store’s ‘Project Earth’ sustainable initiative both in-store and online.

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Howling success: zooplus’ own brand ‘Wolf of Wilderness’ introduces recyclable packaging delivered by Mondi

Mondi, global actor in packaging and paper, is supplying a sustainable mono-material, recyclable packaging for zooplus AG, a European pet food online retailer. The sustainable packaging is used for a new dry dog food product line for their own top brand ‘Wolf of Wilderness’.

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High-quality face masks – in top-quality packaging

The unique combination of physical and optical features combined within the Algro Design range of products, convinced the textile manufacturer Wolford to use the range to package its innovative face mask. When creating the packaging solution for its ‘Care Mask’ the company chose to combine the premium 350 gsm Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board with extremely challenging ink covering and a number of finishing options. The end result is a packaging solution that is as elegant as it is creative and as a result, perfectly complements the product inside.

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Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) to host virtual talk on textiles

MAP’s virtual art and culture series, Traditions and Transitions, will feature renowned textile artist Renuka Reddy alongside researcher, curator and collector Peter Lee. The two luminaries will explore the history of Kalamkari (a type of hand printed or hand block printed cotton textile) through select works from the MAP collection, and provide insights into the techniques, motifs and markets that shaped its evolution.

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Launch of new products during Hahnemühle Photography Month

In August 2020 Hahnemühle introduces two new products – the Portfolio Box 2020 in a limited edition and the Signing Pen Duo. With these two products Hahnemühle is expanding its range of accessories for the protection and authentication of artworks. After all, it is essential for artists to protect their own photographs, both physically and by copyright.

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Flint Group launches TerraCode

Flint Group Paper & Board proudly introduces TerraCode, a sustainable water-based ink and coating range for paper and board packaging applications. Designed to support market demands for sustainable packaging, Flint Group presents an innovative bio-renewable product offering that can be tailor made for converters’ individual needs.

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Avery Dennison enters strategic partnership with Lampe Textiles

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe has formed a strategic partnership with Lampe Textiles, and will become the sole distributor of Squid self-adhesive textile window films to the Graphics Industry in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). It means that the innovative films will be available to Avery Dennison customers from September 2020.

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Invercote awarded Platinum

Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Iggesund, Sweden, where the paperboard brand Invercote is made, has been awarded the Platinum level by the international assessment company EcoVadis. EcoVadis assesses companies' CSR achievements and has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over 200 sectors in 160 countries.

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