Industry Headlines

Sneak Peek From the 33rd Annual Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards
July 16, 2019 at 12:11 pm

The judging for the 33rd annual Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards is complete, with the winners set to be announced in our upcoming August issue. Check out some scenes from this year's judging, and take a listen in to what the judges had to say about this year's crop of entries.

Technologies Driving Packaging’s Future
June 18, 2019 at 12:04 pm

In a rapidly evolving industry, package printers, converters and brands are being challenged to deliver more advanced packaging, and deliver it faster. Technological solutions are emerging to make what once seemed futuristic into reality.

All in the Family: A Strategy for Selling Closely Held Businesses
July 15, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the printing industry, but when the time comes for closely held firms to put themselves up for sale, family ties don’t always pull in a helpful direction. With the right strategy in place however, family-owned businesses can be involved in transactions that lead to beneficial results for all involved.

Private Equity Firm Finalizes Multi-Color Corp. Acquisition, Combines With WS Packaging
July 9, 2019 at 9:56 am

The combined label printing company, which will be known as Multi-Color Corp. and headquartered in Cincinnati, is a $2.2 billion enterprise with 86 plants in 26 countries and 10,000 global employees. WS Packaging is now a business unit of Multi-Color, but will continue to maintain its headquarters in Green Bay, Wis.

Toppan Printing Develops All-PET Laminate Monomaterial Packaging
July 9, 2019 at 11:18 am

Toppan Printing has developed all-PET (polyethylene terephthalate) laminate monomaterial flexible packaging for individual packages. The combination of PET-based GL FILM with PET sealant enables a more readily recyclable alternative to conventional individual packaging composed of multiple materials, often including aluminum.