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First Australian Book Factory Worth the Wait

Griffin Digital waited patiently for a fully inline, automated book printing solution and is now reaping the rewards of crucial price point margins in short-run and on-demand digital book printing.

Griffin Digital, a subsidiary of Griffin Press, is Australia's leading supplier of short–run books to publishers and authors. Based in Adelaide, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and London, the company has significant expertise in short–run digital production, helping mass or niche publishers get new titles and reprints to market quickly.

Ambassador Antalis to showcase the Lantech Q300XT system, debut the new Masterline® ePacker and present its latest packaging solutions at Logistics Link Live

altAmbassador Antalis will debut its new Masterline® ePacker, showcase the latest addition to the Lantech stretch wrap systems and present more of its product innovations at Logistics Link Live (4-5 June, NEC Birmingham) on Stand 102. Visitors will see how its wide range of packaging solutions can ultimately improve their businesses efficiency, and with the right investment, improve logistics costs and reduce wastage.

The latest Lantech Q300XT stretch wrap system follows the popular Q-300 model but with added automation, allowing for the patented Cut and Clamp® to automatically capture stretch film and cut it at the end of the wrap cycle.

Specialty Packaging Technologies, Inc. Innovates Flexible Packaging With Karlville KSPQ Pouching Machine

New Karlville KSPQ Provides Specialty Packaging Technologies With Rapid Change Over Technology for Increased Efficiencies

Specialty Packaging Technologies, Inc., poised to be the leading flexible packaging manufacturer, today announced the purchase of Karlville's first and only KSPQ hybrid pouching machine that is revolutionizing the flexible packaging industry. Specialty Packaging Technologies (SPT) focuses on customized premade pouches, including spouted pouches, and the new KSPQ pouching machine allows for quicker changeover and increased efficiencies from both economic and versatility standpoints.

New packaging for BASF's MasterFiber® MAC Matrix product engineered to improve dispersion of fibers in concrete

Concrete producers also benefit from condensed package size

BASF today announced new packaging for its Master Builders Solutions brand MasterFiber MAC Matrix macrosynthetic fiber that allows for enhanced performance in concrete. The sophisticated packaging condenses the fibers in an aligned format, improving their dispersion in the concrete mixture compared to traditional loose fiber packaging.

Matrix Now Offers Stickpack Machines with Both Laser Scoring and Marking Capabilities Combined

Matrix, powered by Pro Mach, now offers laser scoring and marking combined in one system on the Inever BY300 multilane stickpack machine. The BY300 is ideal for low-to-medium production of quality stickpack seals of dosing powders, granules, solids, liquids, and pastes with minimal investment required. (See the BY300 at EastPack, June 10-12, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Booth #3025.)

A patented CO2 laser-based system, with an estimated operating life exceeding 45,000 hours, performs both scoring and marking operations.

Rexam's first to print high-definition photos on cans using Editions Super Premium technology

Rexam, the global beverage can maker and number one in South America, recently worked with Devassa Brewery to launch a collectable range of beverage cans to promote their partnership with the movement #RIOEUTEAMO (Rio I Love You).

The new labels use Rexam's EditionsTM Super Premium technology which allowed the production of seven different labels made by a combination of the brand name, Davassa and photos of the landscape of Rio de Janeiro.

Ensuring environmental and sustainability compliance

Green does not equal green – and this not only in terms of colour. How can all industry players – suppliers, print service providers and print customers – achieve a greener environment? Companies like HP help in achieving the goals that lead to less impact on the surrounds.


By Sabine A Slaughter

By now the decision has been taken to decrease the environmental impact. But how should it be done? What measures need to be taken and implemented? Quite a lot of questions arise that not be able to be answered straight away. A multitude of factors have to be taken into account and what is more – which and what measures will offer print industry participants solutions that are affordable yet fit to the individual budgets and jobs. Careful analysis is required to achieve the targets.

Environment and Sustainability go hand in hand

While the public is putting more emphasis towards green solutions, the print industry already has certifications and measures in place. Companies such as HP are actively promoting sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions that adhere to standards set around the world.

By Sabine A. Slaughter

More and more manufacturers are driving their operations towards sustainability, introducing processes and operations that are taking note of the environment. While the environment and sustainability go hand in hand, significant savings can thus be achieved too. Conserved energy, reduced waste, elimination of hazardous materials are just some of the many topics that not only lead to a "greener" production but also to higher reputation in terms of future-oriented manufacturing that is valued by customers.

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