Lecta is a European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, coated and uncoated paper for publishing and commercial printing, and other high value-added print media.

‘In keeping with our commitment to respect for the environment and our focus on...

The landmark was announced at the Museum of Brands

The landmark was announced at the Museum of Brands, in London, where the package is featured in a new sustainability display, opening to the public today.

Tetra Rex Bio-based, which was...

Packaging is at the forefront of the debate surrounding environmental sustainability today. Much of the packaging we buy on a daily basis is thrown away after a single use. The media is placing more focus than ever on the harmful effect packaging, especially plastic, is having on the environment...

Hub Labels president Thomas Dahbura with the US-based printer's new MPS EF 430

The MPS EF is an automated multi-substrate flexo press, suitable for both label production and flexible packaging printing. The addition of the EF will provide Hub Labels the ability to print a wide variety of substrates including thin film, paper, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging. The...

The new pack structure has benefits to both manufacturing and the supply chain

Skymark has developed a PE film to be used in a laminate structure which is lighter and thinner than previous designs used for Tesco’s own label Ultra Soft baby wipes. In total, this has removed 57 tonnes of plastic from the waste stream in its first year.

Paul Glover, commercial...

Grafokett is ISO 14001 certified and sees hybrid electric vehicles as a step towards a better environment

New Volkswagen Passat GTE and Golf GTE vehicles are being delivered by Börjessons Bil of Ängelholm. Five of the hybrid vehicles are now on the road. The final two are due soon and the fleet will then be environmentally certified.

Grafokett is ISO 14001 certified and sees hybrid electric...

Gulf Print & Pack Summit 2018 is a conference-led two-day educational event aimed at commercial printers, label and packaging converters, brand owners, designers and other members of the printing supply chain

The Middle East and surrounding markets have not been immune to these trends but are set to benefit. According to statistics from Smithers Pira, the total value for printing in the Middle East will be worth more than US$20 billion for the first time in 2018 as the market continues to grow and...

Smurfit Kappa has opened a new recycling plant in Malaga, Spain, which will strengthen its recovered paper service in the region

The plant is expected to process more than 30,000 tonnes of recovered paper annually. A fleet of eco-friendly hybrid vehicles collect paper and board from households and businesses. This is then sorted at the plant and sent to the Smurfit Kappa Mengibar containerboard mill where it is converted...

Most packaging is currently imported as there's a shortage of materials and technology, and a lack of experienced machine operators in Ethiopia

It also identifies groups of consumers who will drive much of Africa’s consumption growth between now and 2025 – those earning more than 50,000 USD a year in South Africa and north Africa; Nigerian consumers in all income brackets; and middle-income consumers in east, central and west Africa....

Australian label printer Peacock Bros has invested in an HP Indigo 8000 digital press, the first of this model for the ANZ region

One of the important moves which will have profound effects on the local printing industry was the recent merger of two of the country’s best known paper companies, B J Ball and K W Doggett.

The event sent signals to the industry that in consolidation lies strength and needs to be seen...

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