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30 Jul 2020

Total packaging industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in Q2 2020 worth $195.86m were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s database.

The value marked a decrease of 92.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 93.2% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $2.89bn.

Comparing deals value in different...

28 Jul 2020

Siam Toppan Packaging (Siam Toppan) has won awards at the WorldStar Packaging Awards. According to the company, it has become the first in the Toppan Group to win at the awards program. 

Siam Toppan’s packages were selected for their innovative product presentation ideas employing attractive design and augmented reality (AR).

The WorldSta...

27 Jul 2020

Company info

Company: Pica Packaging Design Lab

Country: China


Title of Entry*: Pushi Organic Sanitary Pad

Country: China

Category: FMCG

Designed by: Shuwei Qi


Pica Lab created a modern illustration of the cheongsam instead of putting a cotton flower on the packaging like western competitors. Western or European consumers are more...

24 Jul 2020

HP is rolling out a new printhead design for HP PageWide C500 Press customers. The new printheads are expected to extend performance with ink savings per board to deliver improved economics as well as enhanced print quality. The printheads are now being installed as an upgrade for all HP C500 digital corrugated customers worldwide.

The n...

24 Jul 2020

Kodak and Uteco announce that the third UTECO Sapphire EVO M Press for the production of flexible packaging began its journey to the customer a few days after passing the factory acceptance test. This inkjet web press will be going to a company in North America, where it will be used for applications requiring large quantities of short...

23 Jul 2020

Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH has announced plans to bring the VariJET 106 to market with the first installation of the single-pass digital printing press at a customer site early next year prior to a formal unveiling at the rearranged drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany, from April 20-30.

Targeting the folding carton industry, the B1 6,000sph Vari...

22 Jul 2020

Janus International Pvt Ltd has invested in a new HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press. With the new press, the Indian company can now print a variety of packaging options at any run-length.

At the same time, variable data printing helps the company personalize packaging as well as incorporate security features.

Established for over 25 years, Jan...

20 Jul 2020

Diageo has created a 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. According to the company, this would be the first time such a bottle is made for spirits. The bottle will debut with whisky brand, Johnnie Walker, in early 2021.

The packaging was created through a new partnership with venture...

16 Jul 2020

Modern Gravure Indonesia is a flexible packaging manufacturer, based in Serang, west of Jakarta. To expand its converting capabilities and meet an increase in demand, the company has invested in a second BOBST CL 750DA laminator, that they will set-up in a tandem configuration together with their first CL 750DA laminator, bought a coupl...

7 Jul 2020

The new white pouch film with metallized lining for the food sector is a new addition to the CGS ORIS packaging substrate portfolio

CGS ORIS introduced a new  film to its media portfolio for solvent printers. The material is a pouch film with both a white (printable) and a metallized side to correspond in appearance and tactility to a ty...

1 Jul 2020

According to a Market Study Report, the Asia Pacific market was valued at US$639.9 million in 2018 and is projected to reach US$1,022.3 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2027.

Water soluble packaging refers to the type of packaging made from biodegradable materials that dissolve in water leaving behin...

26 Jun 2020


Company: Widarto Impact
Location: Indonesia


Title of Entry: Wildee Playful Pet Foods

Client: Wildee Pet Foods

Category: Pet Food

Printing Method: Flexography

Packaging Material: Plastic Pouch


As a pet food startup, Wildee wants to appear more creative in order to attract market interest. One of their target markets are chi...

26 Jun 2020

At its online Koenig & Bauer LIVE event, the press manufacturer showcased its new B1 Rapida 106 X. The LIVE event ran every weekday over what would have been the original drupa dates.

During the online event, Koenig & Bauer introduced the seven-colour double coater plus one-colour configuration targeted at packaging customers.

A configura...

26 Jun 2020

Based in India, Aditya Flexipack becomes first converter in India with BOBST AluBond for production of High Barrier and High Adhesion CPP and BOPP Films.

Aditya Flexipack has purchased a VISION K5 1650mm which will be installed in their state of the art green field project focused on qualitative improvements & backward integration.

The fa...

26 Jun 2020

Marking fifteen years in China, the 9,999th printing unit is set to be delivered to packaging printing company Xian Jun Long.

In a festive ceremony at the production site Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Shanghai Ltd. (HGES), the packaging printing company Xian Jun Long was presented with a certificate recognizing the manufacture of the 9,99...

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