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Labels & Packaging

This section of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the Labels & Packaging print sectors. It feature discussions on technical and business trends that affect all those in the Packaging Supply Chain.

Articles

The Regulated Package: Product Container and Social Contract Premium Content

From Sharklet and Sappi, a Release Paper that Takes a Big Bite out of Bacterial Growth

The View from “Oz”: Label and Packaging Producers Chart a Changing Business Landscape

RadTech Europe Evaluates UV/EB Ink Curing for Food-Safe Packaging

“Push to Stop” the Presses: Heidelberg Demonstrates Concept of Autonomous, Navigated Printing Premium Content

HP PageWide: Georgia-Pacific Deal Revealed; Corrugated Print Systems Ramping Up

At Graph Expo 2016, a Respectable Showing for Labels and Packaging

A Toast—and Another One—to the Genius of Corrugated

Report from drupa 2016: The Latest in Short Run and Digital

The Lure Of Digital Packaging: A Printing Industry Growth Area

Avery Expands Its Reach in GHS Labels

CI Flexo Technology for Packaging and Family Values for Leadership Are Showcased at PCMC Impact 2016

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Blog

You Are the Package. Do You Like What You See?

Packaging Innovations Are in the Vanguard of the Fight to End Food Waste

No Packaging Necessary—No Question?

#SharePackage Puts Holiday Boxes to Compassionate Use

Stocking Stuffers: “The 12 Days of Packaging”

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News

Colortek Inc. Receives FlexoExpert Certification

Easyfairs acquires Pentawards to complement its global packaging event portfolio

Vianord Engineering appoints channel partner in India

Vianord Engineering introduces enhanced Evo 3 ELF and Evo 3 EDLF

Quality in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

Paper and Packaging Board Announces New Board Members for 2017

Zircon Technologies invests in SPGPrints rotaLEN direct laser engraver

Label Impressions Rewarded with Top Prize at TLMI Annual Label Awards

Food-safe printing inks to grow faster than the food packaging market

Easyfairs acquires Pentawards to complement its global packaging event portfolio

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Video

Video preview: How KBA Is Surrounding the Packaging Market with Solutions

How KBA Is Surrounding the Packaging Market with Solutions

Published: November 22, 2016

KBA's intensive focus on the packaging market can be seen in the large portfolio of products it has developed for packaging applications of many different kinds. Eric Frank, director of marketing, talks about the new VariJet 106, a hybrid inkjet/conventional/finishing platform that will be built to order for specific market segments. He also reviews KBA's capabilities in flexography, diecutting, metal decorating, and VLF (very large format) offset.

 

Video preview: New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

Published: August 23, 2016

The Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) recently introduced its newest central impression (CI) flexographic packaging press, the Fusion C, in an open-house event at its factory in Green Bay, WI. PCMC’s Rodney J. Pennings talks about what makes the Fusion C unique and discusses the company’s commitment to lean manufacturing.

 

Video preview: What’s the Story? Ask a Package

What’s the Story? Ask a Package

Published: June 28, 2016

Packages used to have just two principal functions: to protect their contents and convey them safely to the point of sale. Now they also have to be “brand narrators” that hold consumers in sustained post-sale engagements with the brands. Digimarc Corp.’s Larry Logan explains how technology can ensure that packaging remains “the most salient touch point between the consumer and the product.”

 

Video preview: For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

Published: June 15, 2016

How did a manufacturer of newspaper presses become a supplier of equipment for nearly all major printing applications, including digital output? That is the story of KBA, and the company's president, Claus Bolza-Schünemann, tells it with justifiable pride. Among the latest highlights is KBA's ongoing development, with Xerox, of the VariJET 106, an innovative hybrid sheetfed press targeting the folding carton market.

 

Video preview: HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print

HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print

Published: June 6, 2016

HP's General Manager of Large Format Xavier Garcia shares details of the company's Strategic alliance with Smurfit Kappa in the development of the PageWide C500 digital direct-to-board corrugated press, scheduled for commercial availability in 2017.

 

Video preview: A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

Published: May 31, 2016

Exclusive Interview with EFI SVP/GM Scott Schinlever on the Launch of the Nozomi C18000 inkjet press. The single pass inkjet press brings high-speed corrugated board production to the $130 billion corrugated packaging industry.

 

Video preview: “Perfection” in Packaging: Nice, but Now What?

“Perfection” in Packaging: Nice, but Now What?

Published: May 17, 2016

David Schawk (SKG Global) argues that because consumers are exposed to so many other influences, the pursuit of perfection in the look of packaging is no longer enough. Brand owners and packaging producers must learn to think of packages as “digital portals to non-linear consumer experiences.” He gives an example.

 

Video preview: Packaging Industry Must Digest New Food Labeling Rules

Packaging Industry Must Digest New Food Labeling Rules

Published: May 3, 2016

Marriott Winchester (SGS Americas) says that new Food and Drug Administration regulations for food labeling represent “the most significant generational event in the food and beverage industry that we’ve seen” since placing nutritional information on labels was first mandated 23 years ago. In this conversation, he explains why food producers and packagers should move full speed ahead toward compliance.

 

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Label & Packaging Editor

Jennifer Matt

Patrick Henry, Section Editor
Pat has covered graphic communications for nearly 30 years as a reporter, an editor, and a commentator.

 

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