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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.

Post Conference Report: Inkjet India Workshop 2013 – Digital Textile Focus

ifi textileInkjet Forum India chose Surat for the Inkjet India Workshop 2013. The workshop on Digital Textile Printing was held on August 2-3, 2013 at The Gateway Athwalines, Surat and was co-presented by MS srl & Fujifilm Dimatix with Atexco as the platinum partner. The Inkjet India Workshop was designed to be a series of educational events to be held all over India focused on providing training to the various stakeholders involved in the Digital Textile & Industrial Inkjet areas. The workshop gave the participants an in-depth technical understanding of Digital Textile Printing and also an opportunity to network with industry experts & colleagues. It was also a great opportunity for the brands, designers & buying houses to network with the leading digital printing houses in Surat.


Inky innovative industrial inspiration

By Frazer Chesterman

Innovative ink enables outstanding and eyecatching packaging

I recently travelled to the southern Germany to visit a couple of clients for Inprint 2014 and to attend the LopeC Organic and Printed Electronics event in Munich. I was particularly inspired by a couple of very interesting Industrial Ink initiatives which 'caught my eye' and I wanted to share them with you.

Engico creates a splash in digital corrugated printing

By Marcus Timson

Launching a new product into a new market is an exciting process, especially when it is a natural transition that benefits from a collaborative approach to innovation.

A transition from corrugated handling to corrugate cardboard printing is a logical move. And Italian corrugated handling specialist, Engico, based in Milan, has launched a new packaging print technology that creates innovative performance in corrugated print production.

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