Esko, a global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the packaging and label markets, has announced a new collaboration with Global Inkjet Systems (‘GIS’) to combine its workflow and brand color management expertise with the inkjet expertise of GIS.

More than 560 subscribers, a third of them international. The Roto4All webinar, the first streaming event entirely dedicated to rotogravure, closes with very positive numbers. An event created by the Italian Rotogravure Group by Acimga, the confindustrial association that represents all printing technologies (roto, flexo, off-set and digital) and converting on all materials (paper, polycoupled and plastic) for applications on flexible, labels, corrugated cardboard, cardboard, tissue and aluminum. The Italian Rotogravure Group is the first group of a series of additional ones that Acimga is preparing on the different technologies and applications of the printing and packaging industry.

Following extensive consultation with the industry AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has decided that the 2020 World Congress will be run as a Virtual event, returning as a physical Congress in 2021. The date for AIPIA VC is September 10, 2020.

PPC Flexible Packaging™ a premier producer of high-quality flexible packaging, continues to drive efficiency across its multi-plant footprint using the EFI™ Packaging Suite and Radius® Packaging ERP solution from Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions to brands and their packaging supply chain partners, is taking its annual premier technology-focused event EskoWorld online this year.

HP Inc.’s print service providers (PSPs) are mobilizing industrial facilities worldwide to deliver print products and help in the global effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Many PSPs are working with limited staff to adhere to health regulations, while retooling production lines to support the effort.

In such a time as this, where we need to show the excellence of the Italian industry even more than ever, Acimga has decided to put its efforts for rotogravure in the creation of an online webinar, open and accessible to an international audience. Following the creation of The Italian Rotogravure Group in 2019, the association which gathers manufacturers of printing, converting and packaging machines has transformed the physical event scheduled in Florence, with a wider concept in mind.

InPrint Munich 2021, the International Exhibition of Print Technology for Industrial Manufacturing, is teaming up with ICE Europe and CCE International, two leading trade events devoted to the latest innovations in converting and finishing, as well as corrugated and cardboard production technology, with a strong visitor interest also in printing for packaging solutions. The industry has welcomed the move to create a powerful, multifaceted platform with increased opportunities and synergies across related markets. The new show dates are 9 to 11 March 2021; the venue remains unchanged at Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced the release of Skins® Sandy, the newest addition to its Skins® range of haptic coating resins. Like the other Skins® resins, Sandy will enable brand owners and convertors to differentiate their products by adding an extra layer of sensory experience. Specifically, the new resin will enable print and packaging manufacturers to add sand-like textures to a wide range of materials, including food packaging.

The 17th edition of Label Summit Latin America closed on a high note in Santiago recently. Taking place in the Chilean capital for only the second time, the two-day conference brought together 499 senior stakeholders from 21 countries, eager to share ideas and shape the future direction of the region’s label and package printing industry.

Global Graphics‘ companies Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron are accelerating their drupa product launches despite the postponement of the show and the pre-drupa media conference that precedes it.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has named printing technology executive Evandro Matteucci vice president and general manager, Building Materials and Packaging. Matteucci, a long-time senior leader at Kodak™ who is starting in his new position today, replaces former VP/GM José Luis Ramón Moreno, who has departed to pursue other career opportunities.

Siegwerk will showcase its extensive ink and packaging expertise at this year’s interpack components and drupa presenting its wide-ranging ink and service portfolio concretely addressing future printing and packaging trends. With the motto “rethINK packaging” Siegwerk’s participation will be explicitly devoted to the company’s efforts to shape the future of packaging for a circular and digital world.

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) have announced an all-new drupa portfolio for HP Indigo digital labels and packaging designed to accelerate the digital print transformation. HP Indigo offers converters the industry’s widest portfolio of presses, along with new color and workflow automation solutions, to efficiently deliver diverse, on-demand print orders with low waste.

The evolution of customer demand as well as improvements in quality and speed are accelerating printing production for packaging. The first entirely digital printing and converting lines for packaging production will be born in a few years.

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.

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