Packaging
Green Cell Foam, a biodegradable and compostable packaging material, has expanded its business by becoming the exclusive supplier of insulated coolers for NIKU Farms. The Toronto-based company will be the first meat delivery service to bring the shipping material to Canada for its farm-to-door meat subscription boxes.
The paperboard division of Rayonier Advanced Materials has launched a new folding grade Kallima box, describing it as the only folding boxboard (FBB) grade manufactured in North America.
Herma US Inc. has introduced upgrades and expedited delivery timelines for its Herma 132M wrap-around labeler. The machine is now available with motion control designed to evenly ramp up and tamp down speeds for improved product handling – particularly for fragile containers – and can be delivered to North American customers within 12 weeks of order.
Ahead of the next Dscoop Edge conference where PSPs, partners and brands converge, HP Inc. announced HP Indigo digital printing inks are now certified for compostability in home and industrial. This latest sustainable initiative is designed to allow converters and brands print smaller quantities, while reducing inventory waste and improve their overall environmental impact.
Sun Automation Group featured the new smaller, modular design of its CorrStream technology at FESPA 2019 this month. Calling it the first single pass digital printer built for the corrugated industry, the CorrStream features aqueous inks for low cost of operation and food safety compatibility, an operational speed up to 75 mpm, and includes a complete front-end workflow including colour management, RIP and screening.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is expanding its packaging portfolio for takeaway food with the Bio Container, an addition to its Foopak suite that will be available in Canada by the end of the year.
Tetra Pak has launched its connected packaging platform, designed to transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.​
Xeikon says it has developed a digital printing solution for pouches that will result in reduced lead times, while also increasing the number of SKUs to better meet the demand from brand owners.
Steve Jobs once said, “Packaging can be theatre, it can create a story.” Anyone who has purchased an Apple device knows the products are presented in the most premium way. There’s a sense of gravitas to the first opening of the box. While Jobs is correct in noting packaging’s role in the brand experience, it’s also expected to serve functional requirements. Protector, marketer, salesman, environmental steward and, increasingly, digital beacon: The humble package will play a key role in all retail channels going forward.
SPGPrints’ new RSI III – the third generation of its rotary screen printing integration module for label and packaging presses – boasts time, safety and ergonomic innovations for increased production efficiency.
Concurrent with the opening of DScoop Edge Orlando, Hybrid Software has released Stepz, a native PDF step & repeat tool for digital label and packaging printing. Derived from the Packz editor tool, Stepz can be customized for the capabilities and requirements of different digital presses and finishing equipment, the company explains.
Manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products Cascades has unveiled its new brand for retail solutions: Cascades IMGN retail solutions.
Herma US Inc. has introduced the Herma 500 Label Applicator, an IOT-enabled machine that leverages real-time metrics to help optimize production efficiency and consistency in a multi-factory setting.
Bobst calls its new Helpline Plus AR the first ever remote assistance service in the packaging industry to incorporate a smart headset with augmented reality (AR) glasses. Customers requiring technical assistance can wear the smart headset and connect with experts who can simultaneously see what the user sees and offer advice and support in real time, Bobst explains.
Epson says its ColorWorks on-demand inkjet colour label printers are designed to help streamline custom label production.
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