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News from the Industry

News from the Industry

WPCF members to meet at Pack Print Bangkok

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.

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Why Creative Cartons and Paper Tubes Are Rising in Popularity

Beauty Packaging

First impressions are everything—especially for beauty packaging. And the beauty consumer’s initial touchpoint with a product is often its carton. Cartons and tubes made with paperboard often intend to convey an “eco-conscious” message, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t colorful. Packaging suppliers are helping brand marketers develop cartons and paper tubes with eye-catching designs that glisten—and they’re also recyclable.

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Corrugated Packaging Set To Be A Foundation Of E-Commerce Sustainability

ESM Magazine

Corrugated packaging continues to gain importance in the current e-commerce era. Various research efforts have highlighted the significance of e-commerce as a burgeoning trend in recent years, one that has been pushed into overdrive since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five key trends that are changing the future of the corrugated packaging market


The corrugated packaging market is growing quickly, helped by the explosion of e-commerce and developments in digital printing technologies. The global corrugated packaging market is growing faster than expected, confounding some predictions that forecast a slowdown in corrugated consumption.

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Top Sustainable Packaging Trends in 2023


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.

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All About Pigments: Sustainability in Today’s Ink Industry

drupa Redaktion

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.

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Commitment to sustainability


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.

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Fast-food market

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.

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Spearheading ‘paperisation’


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.

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The Print and Paper Industries in The Face of Supply Chain Challenges

drupa Redaktion

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?

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Sustainable packaging solutions for toys

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.

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