Smurfit Kappa embracing digitalisation of corrugated industry by developing new range of paper

Smurfit Kappa is continuing to bring digital innovation to the corrugated industry by developing a range of multi-purpose paper that will be suitable for both digital and flexographic printers. The advancements in digital printing, including customised graphic design, have delivered a range of benefits to customers including greater flexibility and an uplift in sales. As the provider of a broad portfolio of paper-based packaging products, Smurfit Kappa is capitalising on its expertise and experience to develop a unique and sustainable solution for all printing technologies. Click Read More below for additional information.
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Introducing PE 65, UPM Raflatac’s thinnest squeezable film

As part of its commitment to labeling a smarter future, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the launch of its new PE 65 film label stock range in the EMEIA market, the company's thinnest squeezable films to-date and the thinnest PE label produced for the home and personal care market. These thinner versions of UPM Raflatac's standard PE 85 films offer the same excellent conformability and squeezability and can create a seamless, no-edge look on bottles. Combined with their resistance to water, oils and chemicals, new clear and white PE 65 film constructions are a sustainable alternative for conformable and squeezable containers and tubes. These thin films do not sacrifice performance, as they are at the top of the squeezability scale. Not only do labels printed with PE 65 flex with the packaging and maintain their good looks, their thinner overall construction helps printers, converters and end-users run a more efficient operation. Click Read More below for additional information.
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Clemson’s Sonoco Institute Announces Fall Seminar, Workshop Lineup

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University is offering courses for industry professionals this fall, covering a wide range of topics in printing and packaging. Courses include an Introduction to Flexography Workshop, Proofing and Visualization Seminar, Paperboard Packaging Seminar, Corrugated Packaging Seminar, Process Color Management Seminar and Flexo Foundations Seminar. Seminars blend classroom learning with hands-on experience in a large group setting, while workshops, limited to nine participants per event, provide more intense hands-on learning in a smaller class size. All courses take place on Clemson University’s campus at the Sonoco Institute’s Harris A. Smith Building.
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Delivering Graphics Punch to E-Commerce Shipments

Sutherland Packaging, a producer of corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and packaging for retail locations and club stores, has introduced a program that aims to make e-commerce shippers more vibrant and “brand-worthy” while keeping down costs. Its new E-COMplete™ e-commerce printing program enables customers to create corrugated shippers that are direct extensions of their brands, transforming bland containers into valuable customer engagement tools.
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Putting a Dent in Profitability: The Real Impact of Ineffective Packaging and Damaged Products

If packages could talk, they would tell us frightening tales about life on the road. But since they can’t, a simple YouTube search speaks on their behalf about the many ways deliveries can go wrong. For online retailers, videos showcasing disappointed customers unboxing damaged goods don’t just hurt to watch, they hurt the bottom line. If packages could talk, they would tell us frightening tales about life on the road. But since they can’t, a simple YouTube search speaks on their behalf about the many ways deliveries can go wrong. For online retailers, videos showcasing disappointed customers unboxing damaged goods don’t just hurt to watch, they hurt the bottom line.
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Steady Growth Expected for Aseptic Processing and Packaging

Growing production capacity, as well as increased demand in emerging markets as well as the dairy and pharmaceutical industries, will drive the growth of aseptic technologies through 2025. Multiple factors are combining to increase global demand for aseptic processing and packaging, according to a new report from Converged Markets. In its new report, the market intelligence and advisory services firm says the aseptic industry “has witnessed a major rise in technology and trends as companies foray into new markets.” It cites enhanced production capacity and greater numbers of packaging manufacturers leading to a shortfall in packaging material supply, with demand coming close to outstripping supply.
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Sealed Air Receives 2018 World Dairy Innovation Award

Sealed Air’s (NYSE: SEE) Cryovac® Darfresh® on Board, a vacuum skin packaging system, has received a 2018 World Dairy Innovation Award in the Best Manufacturing & Innovation Process category. The program celebrates excellence and innovation achieved by leading-edge companies around the world across every category of the global dairy industry. An exclusive development of Sealed Air and G. Mondini S.p.A., this unique vacuum skin packaging system with flat cardboard base is designed specifically for case-ready and dairy-solid products. It uses an innovative, patented technology that eliminates film waste while increasing productivity. Since the flat support is less bulky than trays used in standard modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), the packaging system is also able to reduce transportation and storage space by up to 80 percent.
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Co-Pack/Co-Man Industry Is ‘Vibrant, Strong, and Growing’

The Contract Packaging Association’s fourth ‘State of the Industry Report’ depicts a contract packaging/contract manufacturing industry growing at double-digit numbers, despite massive market changes. For those in the contract packaging/contract manufacturing industry, the Contract Packaging Association’s recently released 2018 “State of the Industry Report” is something to celebrate. According to the report, the market has been growing at an 11.9% CAGR for the past five years, an astonishing two- to four times faster than the industries it supports. By 2020, the CPCM market is forecast to break the $75 billion mark—a conservative number notes the report—rising from $53.6 billion at year-end 2017.
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