Mondi launches inspiring book and video collaboration for PERGRAPHICA® Infinite Black

Mondi published an inspiring book and an online video highlighting their new uncoated tinted design paper, Pergraphica Infinite Black. Entitled “Poems in Black”, the new book not only demonstrates creative ways of working with black paper and special finishes, it also explores the mystical nature of the colour black through the medium of poetry. Each chapter in the book features an innovative special finishing application on black paper, such as laser-cut patterns, hologram foil, heat-sensitive ink and gold glitter varnish. Opposite those graphic designs, white-on-black printed poems capture the idea represented, written by the brand manager responsible for Pergraphica at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper, Zoe Truchy. “The luxury packaging and creative cover segments not only demand the best printability for their materials, they need to be sure that their paper of choice will work with the latest developments in special finishing technology. With ‘Poems in Black’, we prove that Pergraphica Infinite Black fulfils all of these demands with a beautiful book of our own.” says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.
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Impact Acquires Twin Cities-Area Direct Marketing Company

Minneapolis-based Impact has acquired Plymouth, Minn.-based Infinity Direct in a strategic collaboration combining the talents and capabilities of two Twin Cities direct marketing companies. The collaboration allows key visionaries in direct marketing to grow the data analytics, multichannel direct marketing, fulfillment, and campaign management sides of both businesses. “Finding another agency that shares our values and passion was incredible. Together we will have a complete direct response offering. We look forward to integrating the agencies to provide additional value and strategic guidance to our clients,” says Chief Executive Officer Jake Bruhnding.
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Smurfit Kappa launches sustainable new ekolife toys just in time for Christmas

Smurfit Kappa has launched a new range of imaginative and eco-friendly toys that are made completely from paper. With consumers trying to make more sustainable choices in every aspect of their lives – including what they put into their children’s toy boxes - Smurfit Kappa explored how it could apply its expertise in design and paper to offer a solution. The ekolife range provides shoppers with a sustainable alternative to the vast amounts of non-recyclable toys that flood the shops every year. The beautifully designed and durable toys include planes, cars, jigsaws, build-your-own shops and castles. The ekolife range also includes canvases that can be coloured in by their new owners to get their creative juices flowing.
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TC Transcontinental enters into a definitive agreement with Hood Packaging Corporation for the sale of its paper and woven polypropylene packaging operations

Hood Packaging is a leading North American manufacturer of plastic film and bags, woven polypropylene bags, coated and laminated materials, and paper packaging, with head offices in Madison, Mississippi, United States, and Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Hood Packaging employs almost 2,000 employees and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hood Companies, Inc. “When we acquired Coveris Americas, we welcomed all of their assets and broad portfolio of products,” said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental. “After operating the paper business for almost 18 months, we concluded that it is less core to our Packaging Sector’s growth strategy."
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