Siam Toppan Packaging (Siam Toppan), a subsidiary of Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TSE:7911), has become the first company in the Toppan Group to win WorldStar Packaging Awards. Siam Toppan’s packages were selected for their innovative product presentation ideas employing attractive design and augmented reality (AR).

Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has announced plans to bring the VariJET 106 to market with the first installation of the single-pass digital printing press at a customer site early next year prior to a formal unveiling at the rearranged drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany, from April 20-30.

Nobelus, specializing in printable and overlaminate films and well known for their specialty line of films for the print and packaging trade, is welcoming the newest member to their LuxeFilms® family, Rainbow Holografik™ Overlaminate Film.

Antalis has been informed of the completion of the acquisition by KPP on 21 July 2020 of all Antalis shares held by Sequana at a price of 0.10 euros per share, and of all Antalis shares held by Bpifrance Participations at a price of 0.40 euros per share, representing 83.7% of the share capital of Antalis (based on a share capital of 71,000,000 shares). As a result, KPP has become Antalis’ new majority shareholder with 59,460,094 shares.

Easyfairs has today announced that its Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London, which was due to take place on 23 & 24 September at Olympia London, has been moved to 8 & 9 December, again at Olympia, and reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the industry has this valuable opportunity to gather and reignite business opportunities as the world emerges from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Flint Group Packaging Inks, a global leader dedicated to serving the global packaging industry, has announced that it has become a signatory of the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, effective May 2020.

AccuFlex Packaging a subsidiary of Acculink, based in Greenville, North Carolina--has become the first flexible packaging printer to receive Color-Logic certification. Commenting on the event, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Licensed Color-Logic printers around the world provide brands with the capability to differentiate their printed packaging, labels, direct mail, point-of-purchase materials, signage, and now their flexible packaging.

Stylish and luxurious presentation boxes from Pollard Boxes are helping to convey the premium image and create an enhanced ‘opening experience’ for a range of unique Hair Wraps from specialist company Silke London.

The international printing ink manufacturer hubergroup repositions itself. Effective immediately, the production and marketing of raw materials for printing inks and coatings will be handled by the Chemicals Division. The chemicals manufacturer is focusing on substances such as PU resins and UV oligomers, among others. With its extensive product portfolio, it is primarily aimed at the printing and packaging industry as well as the paint and coatings industry and chemical companies. To diversify and divide the business into two divisions - Print Solutions and Chemicals - is a strategic corporate decision. hubergroup is thus pursuing the goal of making its technological expertise available to a wider range of customers.

Gilt Metalized is a specialty thermal printable laminate film that boasts a stunning gold reflective foil effect. With properties that allow spot varnishes and foil stamped products to adhere to the film, graphics producers and brand owners can now create showstopping special effects.

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is investing in its flexible packaging plants, in Aramil and Pereslavl in Russia, to provide customers with improved flexibility and a broader portfolio, including sustainable packaging solutions.

Enhanced test charts, Crystal Screens for flexo, and white ink optimization for flexible packaging are just some of the innovative features included in the newest release of the multiple award-winning Print Control Wizard software from Esko.

For the first time in its history, Fishers Gin (Fishers), a spirit inspired by the quaint coastal town of Aldeburgh, U.K., is available for purchase in an eye-catching tin that reflects the brand’s seaside origins and premium appeal. Known as the ‘Gin Distilled by the Sea,’ Fishers worked closely with Crown Aerosols & Promotional Packaging Europe to produce a design that captures the signature colours and netted style of its standard bottle. This cohesiveness ensured the new package remained true to the brand’s well-established identity.

Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, has launched its eagerly anticipated latest generation native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress, ArtPro+ 20.0. With advantages including 70% faster trapping, significant time and material savings for staggered plate cutting, as well as simplification of shrink sleeve jobs, the latest software delivers a significant boost to prepress operational excellence.

Printing and packaging businesses seeking growth by offering pick-and-pack fulfilment have an important new, automated offering from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Newly launched EFI™ MarketDirect Fulfillment software is designed for easy implementation. The new inventory management product is part of the MarketDirect suite of web-to-print, eCommerce and cross media solutions. Equipped with intuitive and flexible administration tools, the new fulfilment offering creates a seamless order-to-fulfilment workflow that businesses can use to expand service offerings, create efficiency in warehouse operations, and drive even greater customer loyalty.

Currently the printing of flexible packaging is dominated by traditional analogue printing technologies such as gravure and flexography. Both technologies enable very high productivity as well as low cost for long run printing jobs.

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.

Feldmuehle GmbH, leading manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, produces vegan paper.

The BOBST vision is shaping a new reality where connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability are the cornerstones of packaging production. BOBST continues to deliver best-in-class machines, and is now adding intelligence, software capabilities and cloud-based platforms, to make packaging production better than ever.

Established in 1988, the Company designs and manufactures a wide range of specialist packaging for clients across the world from their 36,000 square feet state of the art production facilities based in West Sussex, England. Design Packaging Group Limited offer complete customer bespoke packaging solutions, through innovative design, efficient service, and high quality finished products.

Agfa has announced Studio 4D48, a six-day virtual event featuring sessions to support printing companies worldwide through the current business challenges and help them plan for the future. The event will run from 18 to 26 June, coinciding with the original drupa time frame.

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