Michelman joins 4evergreen alliance

4evergreen is a cross-industry alliance formed to boost the contribution of fiber-based packaging in a more sustainable and circular economy. The three-year-long project brings together a diverse network of organizations and stakeholders throughout the value chain, including brand owners,...

Marvaco and Soma’s breakthrough offers 60 percent white ink opacity in a single pass

The development, led by Marvaco and Soma, has resulted in over 60 percent opacity of reverse printed white BOPP. The project utilizes the latest technologies from all four partners to enable the reduction of ink volume while maintaining the high opacity levels.

Moreno Melegatti,...

Inkmaker appoints Odak Kimya as agent in Turkey

Odak Kimya was founded in 1998 to provide color management technologies, initially offering color-measuring devices in the paint, plastic and automotive industries. It soon expanded its product range to include leading brands that could complement each other. Today, Odak ranks amongst one of...

Inkmaker reopens its Italian factory

Inkmaker, which could have stayed open due to its involvement with essential industries such as food and pharmaceutical packaging, decided to close its factory for a short period of time to evaluate and prepare the measures to be undertaken to guarantee a safe working environment for its team...

Domino launches food packaging compliant ink

‘I am pleased to introduce UV97BK that has been developed in response to customer demand for a non-CMR black ink that can be used for non-direct food packaging applications,’ said Jim Orford, K-Series product manager at Domino. ‘This follows on from the successful introduction of a food...

Colordyne launches 2800 Series AP - Retrofit, entry-level digital enhancement adding aqueous inkjet print capabilities

The 2800 Series AP – Retrofit is a compact, single-pass inkjet engine that allows existing analog equipment to incorporate the benefits of full color digital printing while maintaining its original functionality. Benefits include faster turnaround times, on-demand production and affordable short...

Inks classification and their different performance properties

Inks can be classified by the diluting media used, which creates the ink’s viscosity characteristics. There are four types of diluents: solvents, water, oil and acrylic monomers. The respective ink’s drying mechanism is closely linked to the solubilizing media used. 

Solvent-based inks...

A guide through the due diligence process by bob Cronin of Open Approach

This four-part series will guide you through the essentials of evaluating prospects, a process known as due diligence. Due diligence encompasses the activities performed during a transaction to find out the issues or to present the most favorable position to the acquirer. While your organization...

An inter-connected global economy facing disruption

However, that may all be about to change as the impact of the coronavirus as it spreads across the world, increasingly comes into play on both global manufacturing and financial markets. Indeed, the virus has undoubtedly drawn much wider attention to the connected nature of today’s global...

Marabu produces disinfectant for local hospitals

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and other organizations urgently require disinfectant and personal protective equipment. Marabu has therefore converted selected production assets to manufacture disinfectant using equipment normally dedicated to digital printing inks production...

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