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Xerox ends bid for HP, cites virus outbreak

2 Apr 2020

Xeikon launches high-end digital label press CX300

2 Apr 2020

Fuji Xerox Introduces New Pink Specialty Dry Ink to Enhance Color Expressions in Digital Printing

2 Apr 2020

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2 Apr 2020

BOBST affirms its commitment to sustainability and the circular economy.

BOBST has become a member of CEFLEX (A Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging.

The CEFLEX mission is shared by BOBST: to f...

6 Mar 2020

HP Indigo 30000 digital presses can be modified to print on substrates with a thickness of 660 microns.

The HP Indigo 30000 can originally take substrates that are up to 600 microns thick. In a development project run by Green Gift Cards, HP Indigo, Transcend Packaging and Iggesund Paperboard, that thickness has now been raised to 660 mi...

14 Feb 2020

Kodak has recognised Asia Pacific printers for excellence in Sustainable Printing.

Kodak has awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. Amongst the winners were printers from the Asia Pacific region.

Primex Printers from the Philippines scored top from Southeast Asia, receiving spec...

30 Jan 2020

Konica Minolta, Inc. announced that one of its MFP production sites in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. (BMWX) in Jiangsu province, has achieved its goal of procuring 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable sources.

A manufacturer of Konica Minolta’s main products, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) an...

28 Jan 2020

Nestlé announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion (USD$2.07 billion) to fund the development of sustainable packaging solutions and lead the shift to food-grade recycled plastics.

In 2018, Nestle announced its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastics by...

22 Jan 2020

China announces bans on non-degradable plastic shopping bags and plastic straws as part of a three-stage five-year plan to ban or restrict production, sales and use of disposable plastic products.

“It is a very reasonable scenario that China will lead the world in banning single-use plastics that have no real societal value, whilst also...

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

HP has announced it will commit $200 million over five or more years to develop water-based ink technologies for printing digitally on corrugated packaging and textiles.

The commitment complements ongoing HP investments in other printing technologies and markets aimed at creating sustainable digital print solutions.

 “Investing in water-b...

24 Oct 2019

Canon announced its new UVgel ink has achieved the highest level of Greenguard Gold Certification by the UL Environment, a worldwide safety and certification company. The UVgel technology is at the heart of the Océ Colorado 1650.

UL Environment’s Greenguard Certification Program requires that products meet some of the world's most rigoro...

21 Oct 2019

India's flexible packaging company, UFlex, has launched Project Plastic Fix, a sustainability initiative designed to clean up plastic waste and convert it into products that have an economic value. 

“I believe that while plastic cannot be removed from everyday living, it can be used responsibly. We can have a solution to use the plastic...

21 Oct 2019

The Coca Cola Company will be putting its water brand, Dasani, into aluminium cans in a bid to use less plastic.

Coca Cola will also be introducing aluminium bottles for its water brand, Dasani. In addition, the company will be debuting HybridBottle, a packaging made with a mix of up to 50% plant-based renewable and recycled PET material...

10 Oct 2019

HP partners with World Wildlife Fund in a five-year plan to restore, protect and conserve 200,000 acres of forest.

HP announced its announced its next steps in creating a forest positive future for printing with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

Over t...

2 Sep 2019

UPM Raflatac announces the new Forest Film label material. According to the company, it is the first to bring a wood-based polypropylene film material into the market.

Forest Film has been developed in collaboration with UPM Biofuels using UPM BioVerno naphtha, a 100% wood-based solution originating from sustainably managed forests.


17 Jun 2019

HP Inc. announced HP Indigo digital printing inks are now certified for compostability in home and industrial.

This is the latest in sustainability achievements allowing converters and brands to print smaller quantities, while helping to reduce inventory waste and improve their overall environmental impact. 

TUV Austria awarded the “OK Co...

11 Feb 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. has been listed among the “2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2019 Global 100).

This is the second time for Konica Minolta to be included on the Global 100 list following 2011.

The organisation was named one of the 2019 Global 100, to be announced by Canada-based Corporate Knights in conjunct...

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