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Spoonflower and Kornit mobilize

In the Spring of 2020, Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based supplier of decorated textiles serving entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and DIY artisans worldwide, installed four new Kornit Presto S systems for roll-to-roll, direct-to-fabric digital decoration. This installation, which effectively doubled Spoonflower’s production capacity, was fast-tracked to answer a considerable increase in topline growth since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions disrupted the industry.

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Smurfit Kappa launches Bag-in-Box packaging solution for hand sanitiser

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has extended its range to include a hand sanitiser solution to meet the ongoing demand for the product in many markets.

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Stimulating a fresh start

A virus, lockdown and a roadmap to a new normality: COVID-19 has monopolised world attention for the past few months. It has also had a severe impact on the world of advertising. Many industries have cancelled advertising activities and events have frequently had to be postponed or cancelled, including no less than 2500 trade fairs. Now that some countries are at last tentatively emerging from lockdown, we can cautiously begin to look forward to the future again.

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Haptik Award 2020: Go ahead!

The Haptik Award competition by the trade magazine Paperazzo is back for 2020. The award honors high-quality paper and print products with a focus on tactile experiences.

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Fedrigoni 2019 Environment and Safety Report

The self-adhesive labels sector has seen a 46% reduction in water consumption over the last six years, on a like-for-like basis; the paper and securities sector has seen a 15% reduction of waste water, and a reduction of 13% in the use of thermal energy (-9% of electric energy), thanks to significant investments in the installation of natural gas-powered turbine cogeneration plants in major factories. Since 2014 all pulp has been FSC certified®, from forests that are protected by international treaties guaranteeing their sustainability in environmental, social and economic terms.

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Box highlights Whisky's regal roots

A striking presentation box produced by Pollard Boxes is helping to underline the significance of the latest addition to the ‘King of Whisky’ Royal Salute’s permanent range.

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Drewsen establishes Competence Center for paper straws

Plastic drinking straws are one of the single-use plastic products that will be banned as the result of a European directive (2019/904) from mid-2021. Paper straws are a sustainable alternative.

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Entries now open for Label Industry Global Awards 2020

The search is now underway for the world’s leading innovators in the label and package printing industry, with a total of five awards available at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards. The awards recognize those organizations and individuals who have excelled in the label and package printing sector in 2019.

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New Iggesund thick paperboard for packaging certified for HP Indigo digital commercial presses

A new thick paperboard from Iggesund Paperboard has been certified for HP Indigo for printing high-value applications on commercial digital presses. The 18 pt (457 microns ) Invercote Creato 380 g/m2 is double coated on both sides, offering identical print surfaces on both sides, making it especially suitable for premium packaging applications The paperboard was tested and certified for the HP Indigo 10000 series and HP Indigo 7000 series presses.

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FreeForm Packaging AB launches high barrier solution

FreeForm packaging has launched a new paper based high barrier solution. The high barrier has a thin layer that protects the packaging against oxygen transition and is environmentally friendly. Up until now FreeForm Packaging has only been able to sell a non-barrier solution, but as a result of the new oxygen-impermeable packaging, they are also able to offer packaging with good OTR and WVTR values.

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New unique system for tailor-made Shaped Paper Pods

With the TPU paper form, fill and seal machine from Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, and the BillerudKorsnäs 3D formable FibreForm® paper, a new solution is born. Shaped Paper Pods is a packaging system for uniquely shaped and right-sized packaging, with a tactile feeling reflecting the brand and product content. The new sustainable solution is ideal for product samples, inserts, refills, portion packs and disposable packaging, long awaited by brand owners with high environmental ambitions.

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Mondi and RB partnership results in great Finish®

Global packaging and paper group Mondi has partnered with Reckitt Benckiser Group to launch a fully recyclable, mono-material flexible plastic packaging portfolio for the premium line of its Finish® dishwasher tablets Quantum Ultimate.

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