Understanding the benefits provided by market intelligence can lead print executives to make the informed decision on whether or not to invest in it. Done right, market research can reveal hidden opportunities for revenue growth, deliver customer insight, and help read the tea leaves on where the industry is headed.
As brand owners seek to provide increased protection for their products, packaging security plays an important role in ensuring integrity throughout the value chain.
Heidelberg is utilizing an innovation initiative to step up its activities in the label segment and is further expanding its position in the growing labels market. In the growing labels sector, Heidelberg will be concentrating on end-to-end digitized solutions in sheetfed offset printing.
The SMARTFOLD 1100SL CLASSIC X2 was installed and put into production in July 2020 and has given GPA the ability to produce a large variety of simple to complex folding and gluing structures.
Bacardi and Danimer Scientific have announced a collaboration through which Bacardi will launch a 100% biodegradable spirits bottle by 2023. The new bottle will replace 80 million plastic bottles – 3,000 tons of plastic – currently produced by Bacardi across its portfolio of brands every year.
Matt Bennett has joined Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, as VP of global strategy and business development for packaging. He will be responsible for developing the product roadmap and global go-to market strategy for packaging, focusing on digital solutions.
The buying habits of label and packaging customers are changing, and new technologies exist to support them. Through digital storefronts, buyers can access the short-run, quick turnaround production services they’re increasingly shopping for.
Duggal Visual Solutions has added the world’s first Landa Nanographic Printing Press equipped with High Definition-ready capabilities to its fleet. The New York-based company serves some of the world's top brands with a variety of high-end print and packaging applications.
Zing Zang, manufacturer of the fastest growing bloody Mary mix in the U.S., has transitioned its 32-ounce bloody Mary mix bottle from glass to plastic, featuring 25% post-recycled content and CleanFlake technology from Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials.
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have a bearing on mergers and acquisitions among printing and packaging companies as we enter 2021. But, the virus won’t be making the deals. Smart owners will, and with realism and flexibility, the deals can be as good as any in a normal year.