Sun Chemical to promote complete range of functional, industrial and graphic inks for plastics at K 2019

Sun Chemical and its German screen printing division, Coates Screen Inks GmbH, will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of specialty inks for numerous functional, industrial and graphic applications on stand C63-01, hall 4 at K 2019, which takes place from 16th to 23rd October in Düsseldorf Germany. The showcase will emphasise the diverse range of screen, pad and specialty inks available for numerous plastic and rubber applications, from inks for food compliant packaging, to functional automotive inks, protective coatings and high tech graphics. Located in the ESMA Pavilion, Sun Chemical will illustrate its market knowledge and capabilities for automotive / high tech, plastic decoration, pad printing, functional print and printed electronics by demonstrating its products for these and other sectors.
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Tetra Pak explores Graphene material for the food and beverage manufacturing industry

Tetra Pak has joined the European Commission Graphene Flagship project as the exclusive representative from the packaging industry to explore possible future applications of graphene in food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing. Graphene is a carbon-based material, one of the thinnest known to mankind, one atom thick, while also being incredibly strong: around 200 times stronger than steel. It is an excellent conductor of heat, electricity and has a wide range of light absorption abilities. Graphene material could bring breakthrough innovations with unlimited potential for integration in almost any industry.
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Job Posting: Director of Operations – Two Sides North America

Two Sides North America is looking for a Director of Operations to take a leading role in the coordination and management of daily activities related to the Two Sides and Keep Me Posted campaigns in the U.S. and Canada which promote the attractiveness, sustainability and importance of paper and print in our daily lives. Details at: https://twosidesna.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2019/10/TS-Director-of-Operations-Oct.2019.pdf
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Future of Reading (intergraf.eu)

Although the advent of digital technologies has brought with it many advantages in the way we communicate, study or do business, traditional media still remains indispensable for us. An independent academic study was carried out to understand the impact of digitalisation on reading practices, particularly in children and young adults, under the COST Action E-READ initiative. This research found out that print readers have a better recall of temporal relations between events and are able to reconstruct more correctly the plot of a text than screen readers. E-READ also found out that paper remains a better support, especially for long text, since it encourages deeper comprehension and retention.
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Oil prices slide on China data, trade war jitters (cnbc.com)Oil prices slide on China data, trade war jitters (cnbc.com)

Oil prices fell further on Tuesday, after heavy losses in the previous session following two days of weak Chinese data and as investors continued to fret over prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal despite signs of a truce last week. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end the trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, however an agreement has remained elusive and questions loom over future oil demand.
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Holmen introduces digital wood scanning

Holmen is now taking another step towards more resource-efficient and digital forestry. Through an advanced three-dimensional image analysis of the forest company’s wood deliveries, Holmen will be able to increase the efficiency of transport and boost the added value of the wood. During wood scanning, the timber truck drives in through an unmanned measuring rig where the logs’ diameter and solid volume percentage are read digitally. The information is immediately sent on to a log measurer, who then quickly informs the driver that the load has been scanned and whether it has been approved for the plant it is heading to. This means more accurate scanning of the volume on which payment is based and faster unloading of the load.
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REI Co-op opens new store in San Luis Obispo on October 25, invests $20,000 in local outdoor community

REI Co-op will open its new store in San Luis Obispo on October 25 offering a wide assortment of quality outdoor gear, equipment rentals, experiences and expertise. Located at the SLO Promenade, REI’s new 22,000-square-foot store will bring quality outdoor gear, experiences and expertise to California’s central coast. REI San Luis Obispo will also offer personal outfitting services that allow customers to connect with REI experts to get the gear they need for their next adventure. “San Luis Obispo is an incredible outdoor community and we look forward to connecting our local members to the outdoor places and activities they love,” said Michael Caponio, REI San Luis Obispo store manager. “Whether it’s biking, hiking, paddling or camping, we’ll offer the best gear and expertise to enjoy the outdoors, while investing in the outdoor spaces that make this community special.”
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China’s pace-setting online shopping market offers a futuristic foretaste of things to come.

China has been one of the world’s fastest growing economies for over three decades. Today, it is the world’s second largest economy, the fastest growing consumer market, and an e-commerce wonderland second to none. Internet shopping has transformed daily life in China. People shop whenever they want, wherever they want, and have it express-delivered at minimum cost – in a matter of hours in larger cities. Advanced logistic networks utilising big data, cloud computing, smart robots and drone-based delivery ensure speedy delivery to almost anywhere in China. According to China’s State Post Bureau, the number of parcels delivered annually in China has increased by 10 billion over the past three years. In 2018, over 50 billion packages were delivered across China by express delivery. As many as one billion packages were delivered solely after the “Singles Day” shopping festival last year.
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Sustainable Packaging Coalition Launches Open Challenge with Ubuntoo to Identify Sustainable Protective Packaging Solutions

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has officially launched the Protective Packaging Design Challenge, an open competition for entrepreneurs and start-ups to submit new ideas for sustainable protective packaging solutions. Protective packaging is critical to protecting products during transport, but oftentimes uses significant material that is non-recyclable or from unsustainable sources. Few solutions exist that can safely transport items in complex retail environments that also embody excellence in sustainability. The Challenge aims to uncover and showcase solutions that can be scaled for this packaging pain point. The scope includes all systems used for transport of products, with a focus on packaging that can protect different product types and address multiple environmental impacts.
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Meredith To Partner With Property Brothers Drew And Jonathan Scott To Launch New Quarterly Brand

Meredith Corporation announced it will partner with globally recognized home renovation and interior design experts Drew and Jonathan Scott on a new lifestyle magazine with home at the core. Known for their dream big philosophy on life, the twin TV hosts of the hugely popular HGTV series, Property Brothers, will infuse ideas and stories that inspire personal growth and happiness into every issue. The new magazine title will debut on newsstands nationwide in January 2020 with a cover price of $9.99 and an initial newsstand print run of 500,000. Meredith and the Scott brothers plan to announce the title and tagline for the new magazine in the next few weeks.
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