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28 Jan 2020

Competition for consumers’ attention has never been fiercer and packaging is an important tool in the kit. With connection, allegiance and loyalty to play for there’s plenty at stake. Miraclon explores the concerns driving brands’ decisions on packaging and how can print providers help.

As brands change how they talk to consumers, packag...

8 Jan 2020

Chinese packaging company, ZRP showcased the first Landa S10 press in Asia Pacific.

Landa announces that the Chinese packaging giant, Zhongrong Printing Group Co., Ltd. (ZRP), has completed the installation and launched the first Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press in Asia Pacific.

ZRP will use its Landa press to deliver digital colour p...

11 Dec 2019

Following announcement of its investment in HP Indigo, ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to expand into the Asia Pacific region.

Newly created ePac Holdings Asia Pacific, located in Singapore, will manage the expansion with the first manufacturing location, ePac Indonesia, slated to be operational in the 2nd quarter of 2020 in...

4 Dec 2019

Fujifilm announced that it has installed the first Acuity B1 in Asia at leading Filipino retail marketing solutions company, 11FTC. The investment signals 11FTC's intention to diversify its product offering into high-quality, short-run packaging.

Founded in 1996 and based in Quezon City, 11FTC employs 265 staff and offers a fully integra...

2 Dec 2019

The official signing ceremony with CGS' Managing Director Sales, Christoph Thommessen and Ideal Marketing's president and general manager, Mrs. Luningning Regala.

CGS Publishing Technologies International announce the appointment of Ideal Marketing and Manufacturing Corporation (Ideal Marketing) as Distributor. The company will be the so...

2 Dec 2019

K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package continues to expand Web-to-Pack business with industrial digital printing.

In early November, Japanese packaging printer Kabushiki Kaisha Kyoshin Paper & Package (K.K.Kyoshin Paper & Package) and Heidelberg Japan put the first Primefire 106 from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) into operation at a c...

18 Nov 2019

It is the first Single-Pass Digital Corrugated Printer to be certified.

Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies has certified the EFI Nozomi C18000 printer as Fogra compliant. The digital printer passed the Fogra Process Standard Digital Print Check, and is the first such printer to do so.

The EFI Nozomi C18000 is a single-pass di...

5 Nov 2019

Carlsberg has unveiled two new research prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle, which it says are the first 'paper bottles' to contain beer.

The development is a continuation of Carlsberg's sustainable packaging innovation journey and a key part of its sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO, including its commitment to ZERO carbon...

30 Oct 2019

Sun Chemical has collaborated with CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH to provide a metal deco digital proofing solution for two-piece beverage cans.

The solution will enable canmakers, designers and brand owners to dispense with physical aluminum wet proofs and to significantly reduce the length of the packaging design proces...

29 Oct 2019

Embellished packagings was the star of the show at Packaging Day in the Heidelberg plant in Shanghai

In early September, Heidelberg showcased its comprehensive range of solutions for packaging printers in Asia. The kickoff came at the beginning of September in the Heidelberg plant in Shanghai with the Packaging Day, which showcased...

29 Oct 2019

GlobalData highlights top clean-packaging trends in Asian Pacific’s food and beverage industry in 2019.

The packaging sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade and it continues to evolve. Against this backdrop, brands are exploring new strategies in line with consumers’ desire to lead an environmental-friendl...

4 Sep 2019

According to a report by GMI, the global flexible packaging market will achieve 5% CAGR to cross $250bn up to 2024.

Dominated by China and India, the Asia Pacific flexible packaging market has contributed noticeably towards the overall share with USD 35 billion in 2015, and is projected to grow at more than 6% CAGR up to 2024. Emerging e...

27 Aug 2019

In an effort to solve plastic waste issue, Nestle Japan will be changing its KitKat packaging from plastic to paper. The initiative is expected to complete by September 2019.

Japan holds the largest market for KitKats. The popular confectionary is also one of the most popular souvenirs in Japan.

The new packaging has a matte, more sophist...

22 Aug 2019

Packaging concept “X-Press-U” using award-winning UV technology wins renowned design competition.

In the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019, UV specialist and system manufacturer IST Metz has won the Red Dot in the category “Packaging Design” with its “X-Press-U” packaging concept, which combines printing technology and cu...

19 Jul 2019

At the recently concluded Asian Packaging Excellence Awards, Vietnam-based Hoang Ha Label Co. (a member of the QLM Label Makers Group) won awards in two digital categories. 

Their entry for Digital Labels, titled “Pukara Labels”, scored high to win the coveted Gold in the category. The company also won a Bronze award in the Digital Packa...

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