In the heart of Thailand's rich tapestry of industry and innovation lies the remarkable story of Bangkok Paper Business (BPB). For seven decades, BPB has been at the forefront of Thailand's paper industry, evolving from its pioneering roots to become a beacon of sustainability and progress.Read More
In-Conversation with Ricoh (Thailand) Limited
Ricoh (Thailand) Limited is a subsidiary of Ricoh Co. Ltd. RICOH is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter and has been driving innovation, and they aim to serve the best values to their customers. Korapat Wongananchai, the Manager of the Commercial and Industrial Printing Division, provides insights into the brand.Read More
Q&A with Fedrigoni Paper
With a growing concern for the environment, there is a significant focus on sustainable packaging solutions which in turn, has prompted businesses and consumers alike to shift towards more eco-friendly packaging practices.
Sustainable practices by packaging companies includes practices like reducing packaging waste and implementing eco-friendly printing processes. Kervin Valero - Asia Pacific Marketing Manager for Fedrigoni Paper, walks us through the steps taken in achieving a goal of having 100% recyclable products.
Recent changes in pulp and paper manufacturing have led to significant developments in the pulp and paper automation market. Pulp and paper manufacturers have been under constant pressure to reduce costs, particularly due to the rising prices of energy and raw materials.
Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report, “Pulp and Paper Automation Growth Opportunities”.
Print & Packaging Innovation Magazine May 2023
To kick of your new week, here is the latest issue of Print & Packaging Innovation Asia. On Pages 3-6 is the Asian Packaging Excellence Awards full entry form, start collecting your best work and we hope to see you on stage at the Awards dinner, in Bangkok on the 21st September (during Pack Print International /Corrutec Asia exhibitions at BITEC).Read More
Print Innovation Asia Issue 2 2023
Welcome to the 2nd issue of 2023. This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of both the Asian Print Awards and the Asian Packaging Excellence Awards, both still the only independent region Print and Packaging print quality competitions.
Print and digital solutions: At first this sounds like a contradiction in terms. However, the printing industry has known for a long time that it can only go hand in hand. Anyone who processes data needs a digital infrastructure to offer solutions quickly and efficiently.Read more
Packaging production is an important part of the print industry. It might not appear to be as sensational as 3D or functional printing, but packaging can be quite an interesting topic as well. So, let’s take a closer look at the challenges facing this cornerstone of our industry and what they mean for printers and converters.Read more
Packaging South Asia
WPCF members to meet at Pack Print Bangkok. Members of the World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) – a federation of printing associations worldwide to exchange information on the state of the graphic arts and packaging industry – are meeting in person during Pack Print in Bangkok in September 2023.Read More
If you’re looking for unique, innovative packaging that incorporates digital technology, look no further than smart packaging. It offers a world of potential for logistics, quality control, and overall brand value. Smart packaging is still fairly new to the packaging industry, but we’ve already seen a huge impact on how it will affect the future of packaging. Here, we delve deeper into everything smart packaging.Read More
Just a few years ago, companies implementing eco-friendly initiatives were deemed ‘revolutionary’. Yet now, and in the face of the visible effects of anthropogenic climate change, such forward-thinking policies are quickly becoming the norm as businesses embrace sustainability. For a start, reducing the waste and contamination that finds its way into our landfills and oceans is paramount, and begins with selecting environmentally friendly packaging supplies and practices.Read More
It can be said with confidence: Pigment manufacturers thrive on incorporating sustainable materials in their products as well as improving their manufacturing process. Ink World, the industry’s news and information provider, invited experts in the ink sector to share their sustainability goals as well as their knowledge revolving around pigments.Read More
Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, remains among the top one percent of performers evaluated by EcoVadis in the chemical industry category. Prior to achieving Platinum status in 2022, Solenis twice had been awarded Gold Level evaluation status.
The EcoVadis methodology is built on international CSR standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ purchasing categories, 175+ countries and 21 CSR issues grouped in four themes: environmental, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
Koehler Paper, one of the leading providers of papers with a disruptive barrier function for packaging solutions, is adding another sustainable solution to its portfolio for the fast-food market. The product is entirely free from fluorochemicals and is therefore a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to the packaging paper currently used in the fast-food sector. The new paper, designed for packaging foods such as fries, has a grammage of 38gsm and uses natural raw materials for the barrier function.Full Story
Leading multinational confectionery makers, Nestlé and Mars Wrigley Australia are set to test-launch their iconic chocolates and candy brands in paper packaging in Australia in 2023. The move, if successful, will trigger the ‘paperization’ of confectionery packaging in Australia, and potentially the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. With this, paper & board packaging can challenge the dominance of flexible packaging in the Australian confectionery market, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.Full Story
The printing segment has always been coping with supply chain pressures. With energy prices now skyrocketing, the industry is facing a new challenge. The shortage of paper in Europe has caused mill shutdowns and curtailments and some businesses are even on the verge of closing. How is the sector grappling with the energy crisis and other industry challenges?Read More
Packaging South Asia
With the AccurioLabel 400, market-leader Konica Minolta aims to capture a further significant share of a fast-growing sector that has an estimated 3,000-plus label converters in the mid and high-volume sectors. The AccurioLabel 400 toner press is on track for first installations by early 2023 amid reports of market shifts that show 48% of converters are planning investments in new digital label presses within two years. Targeting mid to high-volume label converters, the AccurioLabel 400 will provide affordable top-quality digital printing.
Data from research analysts IDC shows the digital labels and packaging production printer market is expected to increase at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 13.1% in a five-year period to 2025
Screen Print India
When it comes to toys, more and more emphasis is being placed on the sustainability of the products. More and more toy suppliers are realising that this should also apply to the packaging. With its PACK packaging paper, the German paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has a new product in its range especially for the sustainable packaging of toys and other small parts.Full Story
Shipping has become more important than ever as supply chain woes persist and e-commerce’s dominance grows. Amid this shift, businesses across many sectors must watch developing packaging industry trends to stay competitive and meet new needs. As with many sectors today, the packaging industry is undergoing substantial changes. Here are eight of the most significant to watch in 2023.Read More
Few people are aware of just how crucial product packaging is to the supply chain. A comprehensive approach to package performance, where the boundaries of the system span the whole supply chain, can enable cost effectiveness through increased transport and logistics effectiveness and decreased product waste. When it comes to packaging, which accounts for $1 trillion in yearly worldwide spending, sustainability goals are equally valid. In order to reduce carbon footprints and create circular supply chains to accomplish organizational sustainability goals, logistics and supply chain management professionals are increasingly focusing on their implementation.Read More
What are some of the key trends that came into light in Thailand’s printing industry during, and as a result of the recent pandemic?Read More
The wide and super wide format market has undergone its digital transition while certain analogue printing technologies, such as screenprinting, continue to complement the overall mix offered by large format print service providers (PSPs) to their clients.Read More
When all the market research of recent years is projecting market growth of between 10 and 15 per cent CAGR over the coming years, with corresponding advances in market share, it may sound unnecessarily provocative to suggest that digital print in packaging has failed to fulfil expectationRead More
Founded in Debrecen in 1952, the Hungarian folding carton manufacturer Kartonpack Dobozobari Nryt currently employs over 100 staff.Read More
Print Innovation Asia
Increase in demand for sustainable and cost-efficient printing methods and surge in demand from the food & beverage industry drive the growth of the global digital printing market.Read More
Print Innovation Asia
Asia Pacific expected to lead growth - The food packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.4% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027 and is expected to reach US$ 464.98 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Precedence Research.Read More
Print & Publishing
Despite challenging market conditions, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen (Heidelberg) is systematically driving the development of innovations for the global printing industry. “It’s SHOWTIME” is the company’s slogan for an international digital customer event on June 23, 2021 to showcase numerous new and enhanced offerings in the commercial, packaging, and label segments.Read More
Print Innovation Asia
In a special bumper issue of Labels and Packaging Innovation Asia, winners of the 2020 edition of the regional Asian Packaging Excellence Awards are announced.Read More
What are the best applications for multicolour coil foiling?Read More
There have been various examples of innovative 3D stands, spectacular POS applications, and 3D car wraps in the past few years....Read More
Plastics pollution in the world’s oceans: Most of us were at least somewhat aware of the problem. Maybe we’d seen pictures of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or had read about seabirds swallowing debris.
Print & Publishing
Printers are on a mission to find better ways to win more business and operate more efficiently. Their experience from last year is driving a renewed energy across the printing industry as they embrace the continued variability of print markets and its impact on how print production environments receive, produce and deliver work.Read More
Welcome to the 7th drupa Global Trends Report Executive Summary. The report series is unique in tracking key economic and market developments across the globe in all seven regions and the main market sectors. The survey conducted in November 2019 i.e. before the coronavirus outbreak, had nearly eight hundred participants with a good cross section from most regions and markets. Our thanks to the drupa expert panel recruited from printers and exhibitors who attended the 2016 showRead More
A global trend exists today towards enhancing the human senses, evidenced for example in GPS, driving assistance, decision-assistance, automated translation etc. The packaging will not escape from this digital surge, as it becomes "intelligent" and an active communication tool for use by humans whatever their profile: customer, seller, manufacturer, prospect, curious onlooker, controller or regulatorRead More
It has been a few decades since the term ‘digital’ first entered the lexicon of the label printing industry. Since then, those at the bleeding edge and adopting when the market was still very much embryonic have been supplanted by a mature customer base deploying tried, tested and refined solutions as digital printing has become commonplaceRead More
Be it physical or online – drupa will further strengthen its pre-eminent position as the ‘Olympic Games’ of Printing, while at the same time highlighting the convergence of markets. In any case, the Düsseldorf trade show has not been limited to just commercial printing for a long time. The arrival of digital press manufacturers, and the successive expansion of their stands have already shown thisRead More
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