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The new Innovation Center (IVC) of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for the graphic arts industry is now “open for innovation” at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany. By opening the new Innovation Center, Heidelberg is looking to accelerate the digital transformation at print shops and its own company.
More than 2,100 guests attended C.J. Graphics’ 32nd annual holiday open house and fundraiser on December 7 at its 240,000-square-foot facility in Mississauga, Ont., helping to raise over $25,000 for C.J.’s Skatepark through the live and silent auctions.
Global provider of pressure sensitive labeling solutions UPM Raflatac has expanded its RafCycle recycling solution to Canada and the United States, explaining that printers, converters and brands in the region can now give new life to their self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled.
Nestlé is creating a new research institute dedicated to the development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions, a step toward its commitment to make 100 percent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
In a continuing move to better serve customers throughout Alberta, the Burke Group has acquired Printcor, making it the Edmonton company’s second acquisition of the month, following its recent purchase of Topline Printing
Southwest Bindings, a Toronto, Ont., company that sells print finishing equipment, binding supplies, presentation and branding material, says it is changing its name to better reflect its product offerings.
Corona is piloting plastic-free six pack rings in select markets as part of the brand’s commitment with Parley for the Oceans to support eco-friendly packaging.
Supremex Inc., headquartered in the Montreal community of LaSalle, today announced a plan to reduce operating expenses at its Canadian envelope operations as it works to diversify its business to include more packaging products.
Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, has announced Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral, an “animating and life-affirming” shade of orange with a golden undertone, as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019.
Esko has opened a new facility in Itzehoe, Germany, to consolidate its flexo platemaking business under one roof, including research, engineering, product development, testing and production. The new plant will assemble flexo plate imaging devices CDI Crystal and CDI Spark, and flexo plate exposure systems XPS Crystal.
ISA International Sign Expo 2019 and Xplor19 will co-locate in Las Vegas, bringing together the sign, graphics and visual communications industry with the electronic document systems industry.
On November 29, Saltwire Network announced it will immediately close the printing press for the Cape Breton Post, citing the aging nature of the press – “that would have required costly upgrades in the near future,” the company says – as a major factor in the decision. As a result, printing of the Post will move to the company’s press in Halifax, which prints all of the company’s other Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island publications.
Koenig & Bauer is taking over 80 percent of Duran Machinery’s folder gluer business in Istanbul and will integrate it into the group, under the name Koenig & Bauer Duran, to further expand its activities in the growing packaging market.
Last Thursday the Burke Group of Edmonton, Alta., announced it had acquired Topline Printing in Calgary, Alta. Ian Burke, Owner and CEO of the Burke Group, explains the purchase will allow Burke to further expand into the Alberta marketplace.
Sun Automation Group has announced Mikah Thorne, President of Canadian Corrugated Solutions, and his team will now represent the company and support its customers in Canada.

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