Construction has begun on a brand-new European headquarters and training centre for Arden Software.

Pentawards, the world’s most prestigious packaging design competition, has revealed its Top 20 Winners Table; the design agencies, brands, freelancers, universities, packaging suppliers and manufacturers that have accumulated the most Pentawards points since 2007.

Lecta aims to strengthen its position in the Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian distribution markets.

Tarsus Group has today confirmed that its upcoming edition of Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2020, due to take place at Bangkok’s International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) from 7 – 9 May 2020, has been postponed in light of concerns over coronavirus/COVID-19. The show will now take place on 10 – 12 September 2020.

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with exhibitors and speakers alike putting the industry’s hottest subject in the spotlight. While exhibitors showcased the sector’s latest developments and technologies designed to lower packaging’s carbon impact, the two-day seminar programme featured the latest industry thinking, with the likes of DEFRA, Coca-Cola, Britvic and Carlsberg taking a deep dive into sustainable packaging.

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and ePac Flexible Packaging, the all-HP Indigo digital flexible packaging leader, today announced that ePac hit a new production record at the start of 2020 on its fleet of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses operating globally, driven by a doubling of its customer base in the past year.

For brands adopting metal packaging, colours, decorative finishes and textures play a key role in attracting consumers. This fact makes it vital for brands to understand what influences and motivates their target audiences, both now and in the future. Crown Aerosols & Promotional Packaging Europe and Crown Food Europe recently worked with colour and material designer and trend forecaster Laura Perryman to learn how future trends can influence innovation in its portfolio. Crown’s design experts have used the insight as inspiration for new packaging concepts that can help brand owners deliver exciting new products that will resonate with consumers.

Reprocad Ltd, announces that Chartley Coffee Ltd has installed the Rigolii MVZ1000 package printer in its headquarters in Staffordshire, UK. Chartley, will use the MVZ1000 to print roll-to-roll flexible packaging, and will feed these rolls to their coffee packaging lines, as well as other packaging machines used for tea companies and other clients in the beverage industry.

Nazdar Ink Technologies will present its diverse range of inks developed for narrow-web printing applications on booth #40 at Label Summit Latin America 2020. The event takes place at Espacio Riesco, Santiago, Chile, between 10th and 11th March 2020.

Esko, the global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions to the labels, packaging and wide format sectors, has announced its EskoWorld 2020 platinum sponsor is Brain4Tools, a digital guidebook for printing tools.

The packaging industry’s most cutting-edge technologies and solutions will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. New for 2020, the show will host a Cobot area and welcome a Start-Up Village, as well as showcasing more than 300 exhibitors, many for the very first time.

A host of speakers representing well-known brands and top label and package printing stakeholders is coming together to take part in the forthcoming Label Summit Latin America 2020, which this year returns to Santiago, Chile.

Launching a new whitepaper and interactive maturity assessment tool for customers, Esko has introduced its latest innovation to packaging and print suppliers across the globe - a strategic model to guide individual businesses on their entire journey to digital maturity.

The BoxMaker, a leader in digitally printed and finished corrugated packaging, has announced their intent to purchase and install the first Macarbox Digital Laser Cutting Machine (LCD) in North America. This machine expands The BoxMaker’s current die-less cutting capabilities significantly, increasing capacity and speed for converting corrugated boxes and retail displays.

Keystone Paper & Box Company, celebrating its 75th year as one of New England’s most innovative, award-winning folding carton producers, today announces its purchase of a Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press. According to President James Rutt, Keystone is aiming to move 50-60% of its high-end Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Consumer Packaging jobs to the Landa S10, the company’s first digital press.

For many years, GMG has been the leading name when it comes to proofing and color management. The world's largest trade fair for the printing industry is an important milestone for the software company. At a 300 square meter booth this year, GMG is showing several pioneering solutions, many specifically tailored to the challenges of the packaging industry.

AR Metallizing NV (hereinafter “AR Metallizing”) has today announced the successful completion of their acquisition of Eurofoil - Paper Coating GmbH in Berlin from Aluminium Investment Company Ltd. The transaction was first announced on 11 November 2019 and has been approved since then by the relevant regulatory authority.

Coca-Cola, Dixons Carphone, Carlsberg, Wrap and Britvic are just some of the big names in packaging taking to the stage at Packaging Innovations 2020, to form part of its most robust seminar programme to date, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February.

The UK’s largest packaging event announces full line-up for the BIG Carbon Debate, including a sustainability focussed show floor and seminar programme, and other green-focussed features.

Just over a year after introducing Diva Art into the market, Lecta expands the possibilities within the high-end packaging sector and other creative uses with its Diva Art Metal range of metallized paperboard products.

Packaging Innovations 2020 will host curated content designed to tackle the biggest challenges faced by the food, drink, beauty, pharmaceutical and healthcare, e-commerce, and retail sectors, as part of the show’s Industry Forums, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February.

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