Consumables-Substrates - Corrugated Board
EFI has received an additional validation from the Western Michigan University Recycling, Paper and Coating Pilot Plant that further verifies the recycling and repulpability of boards printed with white EFI Nozomi LED-UV inks.
Continuing advances in conventional and digital production give printers and converters new ways to make corrugated board work just as well for high-graphic packaging as it does for traditional applications.
The Welch Packaging Group acquired PAX Corrugated Products from Georgia-Pacific amid a trend of the company making corrugated acquisitions. This supports the trend of regional companies leapfrogging to an adjacent metro market via a series of strategically sound acquisitions.
The Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies certified the EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass, direct-to-board digital inkjet corrugated printer as Fogra compliant, the first such printer to do so.
HP’s PageWide True Water-Based Inks for digital corrugated printing have received a 2019 InterTech Technology Award from Printing Industries of America. The inks offer converters environmental benefits and an increased ability to produce corrugated applications digitally.
Durst has won two “2018 Product of the Year” awards from SGIA, one of which is for the Delta WT 250, suitable for applications where the highest quality and odor free printing is required, such as in store displays, short run packaging and prototyping.
Sutherland Packaging has introduced a program to make e-commerce shippers more vibrant and "brandworthy" while keeping down costs. Its new E-COMplete e-commerce printing program enables customers to cost-effectively create corrugated shippers that are direct extensions of their brands.
Sophisticated label substrates have experienced exponential growth due to demand for high-end applications according to FINAT’s latest findings. Figures show that while paper based materials continue to dominate label materials demand, there has been a shift from basic primary and VIP labels towards more sophisticated, high-end applications.