Future Links July 11th 2014

Today our daily news collection from the printing industry covers the formation of a paper cup group, a paper and packaging webinar, the declining German print market, the global digital packaging and labeling market, mobile game-changers for the printing industry, layered paper 3D printers, silver printing with UV light, European packaging research, the terminology for 3D Printing, sustainable packaging issues and the Future Print Conference 2014.

Formation of paper cup group
A new initiative has formed to represent the whole paper cup supply chain in the UK in its aims to develop collection and recycling opportunities for paper cups. The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) includes Benders Paper Cups, Caffè Nero, First Mile, Grundon Waste Management, Huhtamaki, James Cropper, Mars Drinks, Maxabel International, Mondelez International, Nestlé Professional, Seda Group, Selecta UK, Solo Cup Europe and StoraEnso.
More at Packaging Gateway

Paper and packaging webinar
The Paper and Packaging Board is hosting a webinar on 15th and 17th July at 11:00 AM EST. The event aims to provide paper and paperboard packaging manufacturers and importers with a progress report on the implementation of the check-off program.
More at Paperage

German print market declines
The current market situation of the German printing companies has declined again in June 2104 but is still better than the previous year.  However, they are optimistic about the future, according to a monthly poll by the Ifo institute Munich with about 300 German print companies. The article is written in German.
More at Print.de

Digital packaging and labeling market
According to a study by Visiongain, the global digital packaging and labelling market will reach 8.02bn $ in 2014.  The report also indicates that the flexibility of digital technology has vast potential for the packaging market.
More at Packaging News

Mobile game-changers
This blog article series explores how printing companies can make mobile technologies work for them. Part one considers the role of mobile technology for the traditional communication in general.
More at WhatTheyThink

Layered paper 3D printers
The Irish company Mcor’s has developed a paper-based 3D printer building objects out of cut-and-glued sheets of standard office paper. This makes printed objects a lot cheaper and also works without toxic fumes or solvent dips.
More at Gizmag

Silver printing with UV light
Japanese Tanaka Holdings has developed a silver paste that allows circuits to be screen-printed without the need for thermal curing. The circuit can be cured by exposing it to UV light for around 10 seconds.
More at Ferret

European packaging research
The Technological Institute of Plastic in Spain is cooperating with seven European companies and technological centers to develop new biodegradable materials for dairy product packaging. The project BIOBOTTLE works with a fund of 1m €.
More at Packworld

Terminology for 3D Printing
The editor-in-chief of 3D Printing Industries writes about a common conversation she witnessed at the Nottingham International Conference and shares her view on the topic. Many people were discussing about the general technology terminology surrounding the industry and the difference between the definition of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
More at 3D Printing Industry

Sustainable packaging issues
This article deals with sustainability issues for packaging formats and explains the importance of sustainability for packaging professionals.
More at Packaging Digest 

Future Print Conference 2014
Dates for the next Future Print Conference have been announced. It will take place on September 5th at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. The event aims to educate print companies on how to take advantage of online marketing, Web-to-print, search engine optimization and innovative new print technologies
More at Printing Impressions