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When Coating Fails to Impress
25 October, 2019
Tom Kerchiss of RK Print Coat Instruments writes about
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The European plastics industry: hoping for the best, preparing for the worst” 20 August, 2019 In the run-up to K 2019, the European plastics industry faces challenges on several fronts. Overall, the economy is just bumping along; the prolonged exit of the UK from the...

FINAT releases RADAR #11 05 August, 2019 After last month’s report of slowing demand for self-adhesive label materials in 2018, FINAT’s latest edition of the 6-monthly market monitor, the FINAT RADAR, confirms signs of a...

WHITE PAPER CONFIRMS SEPHA VISIONSCAN IS NON-DESTRUCTIVE LEAK TEST METHOD 05 August, 2019 Dr Dorian Dixon, packaging specialist and senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at Ulster University, has published a new white paper that confirms the Sepha VisionScan is...

Worth the paper it's written on 05 August, 2019 Paper has an excellent reputation as a packaging material. Consumers love it, as it taps into their 'doing the right thing' consciousness and brands are fans of consumers’ usage....

Pretty perfect 22 July, 2019 We all shout about shelf appeal, but what does it really mean? Consumers have to actually see the product for them to be able to buy it, whether that's online or in-store. So while...

Smart engagement 22 July, 2019 Labels are ingrained in the very fabric of our lexicon, and so it is unsurprising that their importance in converting can never be overstated. As the link between consumers, brands...

Feel the benefit 22 July, 2019 Innovations in coating and laminating mean that products are better protected than ever before – without compromising on quality or sustainability. With the right solution, brands...

Colour me good 08 July, 2019 Quality, price, intensity, toxicity – inks deliver visual impact as well as changing the character of the packaging. With increased appreciation of the complete package, ink has to be...

miniature sensors enable new applications 08 July, 2019 Damien Wittwer, Director Product Management & Business Development, Contrinex explains that resource-saving, compact design is increasingly gaining acceptance in automation...

drupa Essentials of Print 01 July, 2019 We deliver herewith a series a series of articles, from designers, brand owners, printers,
converters, journalists and influencers. We look forward to working together...

Vegan & Vegetarian - Packaging Process & Production Considerations 28 June, 2019 Vegan & Vegetarian - Packaging Process & Production Considerations

paper thin 10 June, 2019 Paper has an excellent reputation as a packaging material. Consumers love it, as it taps into their 'doing the right thing' consciousness and brands are fans of consumers’ usage....

Digital’s Day Has Arrived 28 May, 2019 The evolution of digital printing presents a market poised to pop

By Sean Riley, senior director, media and industry communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging...

Southeast Asia: a wild card in the global plastics industry 28 May, 2019 A country report in the run-up to K 2019
The Asian region is buckling down on major trends and issues to achieve a future “perfect” economic growth, which will have a ripple...

Bound with Innovation 29 April, 2019 Adhesive performance is crucial to the reliability of packaging. Manufacturers and brands have to be able to guarantee that the adhesive does its job – quietly and cleanly....

You raise me up 29 April, 2019 A popular shortcut to luxury, embossing is an appealing way to add value to your brand. But with the expense usually associated with embossing both a positive in terms of...

Green Inks 23 April, 2019 Sherry Washburn, Supplies Business Unit Manager at Videojet Technologies, takes a closer look at the green aspects of industrial printing inks and asks: can they ever be truly green?

Take back control 02 April, 2019 The esteemed Kelly Robinson speaks with Converting Today with regards to the best practice in the management of static control. Through a series of provided figures, solutions...

A fresh perspective 02 April, 2019 The right barrier is what makes the difference between a product reaching the consumer in perfect condition or not; it’s an almost-invisible part of the packaging that plays a...


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