Drytac, a manufacturer of quality adhesive-coated products, has announced the global availability of its 7-year durable Polar Premium Clear permanent polymeric PVC ink-jet media and 7-year durable Weathershield polymeric PVC overlaminating film.

Structure-flex are gearing up for a busy festive season, manufacturing their award-winning lorry tension curtains for leading drinks brands ahead of the Christmas rush.

Industry regulations, company environmental policies, and consumer demands all contribute to the rising need of sustainable label and packaging solutions. Avery Dennison offers a portfolio of papers, films, and liners made from recycled content that can help businesses reach their sustainability targets.

“We’ve come back from FESPA with the same amount of positivitywe had after Viscom Italia, despite the still low turnout. The signs of market recovery, the climate of confidence and the genuine interest of visitors, has given us hope for the near future,” comments Daniele Faoro, Team Principal of Guandong.

Recently, ceramic 3D printer and material manufacturer Tethon 3D announced a partnership with composite 3D printing start-up Fortify to develop more technical ceramic materials for 3D printing. By increasing the portfolio of advanced ceramics available for 3D printing, the two companies aim to advance the adoption of ceramic 3D printing in technical applications.

Ian Farrand has joined CMYUK as Northern Regional Sales Manager (Materials Division). His role is the direct result of a restructure within the consumables sales division overseen by Damien Clarke, who was promoted to CMYUK Sales Director (Materials) last September.

Color Concepts, the renowned print industry partner that specialises in profiling, training, material testing, and media certification programs, is undergoing a radical transformation. Now, it is quickly becoming a leading-edge tech company offering a plethora of digital services that connect the industry. At first glance, this shift can seem radical and sudden - but, like the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly, this metamorphosis has been a long time in the making and a natural evolution of the company’s long term strategy.

Color Concepts has announced the launch its first product for print shops: Colorbase.com. This online platform is a one-stop resource for print shops and converters and is home to a growing number of powerful colour tools and rich video content that end-users anywhere in the world can use to improve their print performance. Registration and membership are free to all.

The Neschen classic easy dot® is now available "in green" - so that innovative advertising messages have less impact on the environment: easy dot® PET matt L-UV!

Traditionally, the main focus for print service providers has been to promote their services and products to customers to win new and repeat business. However, in what is now an incredibly busy market where many companies are offering similar services, it may be time to alter this approach to help your business stand out from the crowd.

Embrace Building Wraps in Cheltenham, UK, provides a comprehensive project management, print, installation, maintenance and removal service for large-format scaffold wraps, building wraps and printed graphics for site hoardings. Working closely with high-profile retail brands, leading construction contractors and development specialists, Embrace noticed an increasing interest for environmentally-responsible solutions from these partners as industries work towards sustainability goals, aligning with the company’s commitment to protecting the environment and reducing waste. “Our goal is to reduce reliance on PVC and move to more sustainable printable media solutions as the sector’s leader in environmental positivity,” explains Managing Director Greg Forster.

ADAPT - Amari Digital Printing Technologies, part of the Vink group, has announced a series of free-to-attend, interactive events, dedicated to showcasing the leading solutions from media manufacturer Mactac®, alongside a wide range of accessories and tools.

Large-format print company Creative Silhouettes used Drytac Polar Grip white polymeric self-adhesive vinyl to produce an eye-catching series of outdoor installations, based on the work of a local artist at a location in Toronto.

A £70m global investment is set to help boost production capacity for 3M Commercial Solutions Division’s clients in the UK.

Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today opened its call for entries for the 2021 Ideas that Matter grant program. Established over 20 years ago, Ideas that Matter invites designers from around the world to show how print design can improve the lives of others.

Nobelus, known for its specialty line of films for the print and packaging trade, extends its successful smudge-resistant thermal film line with the launch of SmudgeProof™ Laminate with DigiBOND™ adhesive.

Digidelta, the company responsible for the brand decal, has received the reputation seal "Estatuto INOVADORA COTEC 2021" and became part of the REX System. Two new statutes that reinforce the position of the Portuguese group and its brand of self-adhesive products in the areas of innovation and of European exports.

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS), a leading developer of robust and reliable digital cutting solutions to worldwide packaging, signage and display markets, has recently tested Brett Martin’s 10mm Foamalux Xtra at its Customer Experience Center in Ghent, Belgium.

Ultraflex Systems is proud to announce its acceptance of three PRINTING United Alliance 2021 Pinnacle Product Awards. The following products won for each category:

Materia Viva, like the nature that inspires it, is one of the new products being launched over the next few days by Fedrigoni Group, leading global producer of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing and graphics, as well as self-adhesive labelling products. Materia Viva is a vast collection of high-quality, high recycled content papers - between 20% and 100% - made with natural cellulose-alternative fibres such as cotton and hemp (exclusively from FSC® certified forests), some of which are new but some of which have been available in the company’s portfolio since 1996 and have been revisited and improved. 

Guandong, now known in Europe as “the SpecialitieSpecialist”, together with Viscom Italia, will be present at FESPA to present the new print media developed by its own internal R&D. “The visualcom market is now ripe: in order to encourage its growth, it is necessary to invest in research and, at the same time, to join forces with other realities, giving life to new points of reference and unprecedented projects,” affirms Daniele Faoro, Guandong Italia's Team Principal, illustrating the new company vision. In fact, Guandong intends to go beyond the boundaries of the visual communication market by creating networks consisting of small and medium-sized companies, linked by common goals regarding market development. “Synergy without homologation, that is to say, working as a group while still maintaining and developing what renders each company unique,” explains Faoro. The recipe for this is the mutual exchange of company shares, in order to seal not only a mere declaration of intent, but a solid and lasting commitment.

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