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Packaging that heats itself

Convenience food has come a long way from the days when sandwiches, chocolate bars and potato chips were the only choices. Still, there are not too many options for warm, healthy and convenient meals or beverages that don’t involve a stop. HeatGenie now developed a self-heating solution that could take the concept of smart packaging to a new level.

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Future Links December 14th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers the DuPont-Dow Chemical merger, how a new business focus brought success to a 65-year-old printing firm, researchers printing 3D brain tissue, Dow Chemical’s recyclable pouch, Prodways’ acquisition of Exceltec, the top packaging automation developments, a chart to explain 3D printing processes and materials and tips to achieve color consistency in wide format production.

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Future Links December 11th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature 3D printing with recycled potato chip bags, tobacco companies fighting plain cigarette packaging, L&K’s dedicated 3D shoe printer, 3D printing trends for 2016, Airbnb’s possible partnership with Hearst, print’s increasing role in a multi-channel world, managed print services as strategic partners and new on the drupa blog: customized packaging for individualized cereal.

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Future Links December 10th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Stratasys’ partnership with Science Center Singapore, adidas new shoes printed with ocean plastic, the commercial success of Canon’s imagePRESS C800/C700 series, the expected growth of the sustainable packaging market, a massive industrial printer being funded on Kickstarter, packaging with natural extracts and PPB’s new aluminum composite material.

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Customized packaging for individualized cereal

When the three students created MyMuesli.com, an online shop for individualized cereal, it quickly became a much talked about phenomenon. Their customers can combine 80 ingredients and create 566 trillion different cereal mixes ranging from oats with raisins to coconut with goji berries. Now, they are offering customized cans that are printed right in the shop in one of their flagship stores in Heidelberg, Germany.

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Future Links December 9th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature HP’s increased focus on 3D printing, a 3D printer that fits into a backpack, sales of metal 3D printers on the upswing, green, customized and communicative are the new attributes of modern packaging, book publishers see opportunities in combining print with digital, Sun Chemical’s inks let labels shine and new on the drupa blog: 5 creative print calendar ideas.

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Future Links December 8th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a new app to compare prices for 3D printing jobs, the first 3D printer on its way to the International Space Station, industrial printing becoming more versatile, Heidelberg’s exhibit motto for drupa 2016, PV Nano Cell’s focus on printable electronics and 3D printing, the exclusive appeal of print magazines and new on the drupa blog: German engineering firm uses 3D printing for greater label precision.

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German engineering firm uses 3D printing for greater label precision

Large corporations as well as small and mid-size companies realize that 3D printing can bring considerable benefits, including time and cost savings. Case in point: Reitlinger Engineering. The German firm that works as a service provider for labeling machine makers uses the technology to make 3D printed clamps that hold products precisely in place for labeling.

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Future Links December 7th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a profile of the company 3D Platform, the Print Media Management Specialist Conferences, five packaging ideas for the future, HP’s collaboration with KBA on corrugated packaging, an experts’ warning about 3D printed skin, the revised EU proposal for the circular economy, Veuve Clicquot’s eco-friendly packaging and Pantone’s color of the year 2016.

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