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Canon Canada, HP Canada, The Printing House, Symcor and Xerox Canada have been recognized as some of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019, based on the criteria of Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages Canadian employment programs and events.
Diageo, British spirits company and owner of Guinness, has announced plans to remove plastic from its beer packaging.
Pollard Banknote Ltd. has announced a two-year extension to its instant ticket manufacturing contract with Loto-Québec. The extension commenced February 1, 2019, and will allow the company to continue its role as the lottery’s primary instant lottery ticket supplier, which it has been since 2014.
On April 23, Western Printers merged with Bond Reproductions.
Global softwood lumber trade fell seven per cent in 2018, U.S. lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Supremex Inc., a North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and a provider of paper-based packaging solutions, has received BRC Certification after a rigorous audit, in recognition of the compliance of its folding carton packaging manufacturing facility in Laval, Que., accomplishing the highest AA grade status.
Sun Chemical has announced it will increase the prices of its energy curable, solvent, and water coatings as well as energy curable inks, in North America effective May 15.
Atlantic Canada media group SaltWire Network has filed a lawsuit against TC Transcontinental Inc., alleging it “overstated revenues the business would produce, hid facts regarding the condition of its assets and wasn’t forthcoming about several business practices” before a 2017 takeover.
Cascades has inaugurated what it describes as its most modern containerboard packaging plant, a US$76-million investment in state-of-the-art equipment.
Several thousand printing companies, suppliers, print buyers and exhibitors attended Graphics Canada 2019, a biannual printing tradeshow held at the Toronto International Centre from April 11 to 13.
Electronics For Imaging announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group in an all-cash deal valued at roughly US$1.7 billion.
The year 2019 has just gotten underway, signalling it is time to go to Las Vegas and attend EFI Connect. This year was the 20th annual EFI Worldwide Users’ Conference, and the event kicked off with the keynote by newly announced CEO Bill Muir, succeeding Guy Gecht. He reminded the audience of the fact that EFI started 30 years ago when Google was just one year old. Change is happening rapidly and is not slowing down, he said — au contraire, it is likely to accelerate.
A new independent company, known as Miraclon, has been founded to take Kodak’s former flexographic packaging division forward.
Kruger Specialty Papers’ Trois-Rivières facility delivered its first shipment of bleached thermomechanical pulp (TMP) earlier this year, allowing the Wayagamack Mill to expand its product portfolio into a wider range of brightness levels. In total, C$40 million was invested to build the new bleached TMP plant at Kruger Trois-Rivières and to upgrade production at Wayagamack.
Bobst North America has named Apex North America its preferred partner for web-fed division – flexible packaging, pre-print and narrow-web presses – in Canada and the United States.

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