packagePRINTING September 2012 Edition


Challenges Facing Folding Carton Printers

In the 2012 PPC Trends Report, RISI predicts that shipments of folding cartons are forecast to grow at a 0.5 percent average annual pace between 2012 and 2016. While modest, growth is steady and forecasted to continue, it is expected that the pharmaceutical industry will offer the greatest opportunity for folding cartons during the next five years.

Diecutter Speeds Folding Carton Turnaround

If ABOX Packaging has a niche, it is speed, says Keith Thompson, president. With its valuable and unique mix of experience, talent, and equipment, ABOX Packaging has readied itself for success in an increasingly crowded carton printing arena.

Featured Products - September 2012

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Bobst, Nordson and American Intl. Machinery, Inc.

Folding Carton Printer Embraces New Technologies

As CANAMPAC sets its sights on attracting more national brands, it's clear that change is a fundamental certainty in its progression and its appeal to packaging end-users.

GRAPH EXPO Is Print Integrated

Now spanning the realm of print, online, and mobile, not only will the latest technologies at GRAPH EXPO 2012 be on display, but there will also be a full slate of educational sessions, 45 co-located events across 12 key market segments, several new show floor features, dedicated pavilions, several inaugural industry events, live technology demonstrations, and continual networking opportunities.

Jobs and Training –Polischuk

Many companies in our industry should receive special recognition for the support they provide to institutions with donations of equipment, software and materials. By providing this support for education and skill development, these companies are creating a win-win for themselves, the students and the industry as a whole.

Labels: Adding Value to Packaging

As a relatively young industry in the context of printing, and a downstream user of a variety of raw materials, there are many things label converters can learn from older, established industries like paper and board, and from new packaging formats like flexible packaging.

Printer News - September 2012

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Ampac, M&H Plastics, Bemis Co., Flexo Label Advantage Group, JohnsByrne Co. and Multi-Color Corp.

Supplier News - September 2012

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on Chromatic Technologies, Berlin Packaging, ExxonMobil Chemical, Accredo Packaging, Neenah Paper, Topflight Corp., California Polytechnic State University, Boelter Industries, Acucote and ETI Converting Equipment.

Vellum Facestock Enhances Short-Run Wine Labels

In a marketplace of such fierce competition, Pete Nixon, wine proprietor at Banknote Wine Company of Napa Valley, Calif., knew the importance of having a first-rate label when launching his brand, The Vault, a Napa Valley red blend, in 2007. Since then, Nixon has creating 12 different labels for just one wine, each with its own design, to distinguish the Banknote brand on the shelf.