Future Links March 12th 2015

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Xennia’s printing software release, a new way to 3D print flexible materials from rigid filament, the benefits of recyclable substrates in wide-format printing, Sappi’s new cellulose nanofibrils plant, Henkel’s expanded food safety platform, a new packaging closure system and McPaper’s rebranding and business expansion.

Xennia releases inkjet print software
Xennia is giving OEM access to its digital inkjet printing software. Xennia Cygnus is currently deployed in Xenna’s own digital solutions and OEM hardware module packages. Now, manufacturers can incorporate the software without the need for in-house software development.
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Designer develops ways to print flexible material from rigid filament
Cemal Çetinkaya has found a way to 3D flexible materials from rigid plastics such as ABS and PLA. The 3D printed materials he came up with can be used to construct objects that must be strong and flexible.
More at 3D Print

Recyclable substrate deserve attention in wide-format printing
The demand for environmentally-friendly materials for wide-format print production or recyclable substrates for large-format print work is stronger than ever. A number of producers have specialized in recyclable substrate to meet the growing demand.
More at FESPA

Sappi is building a new production site for Cellulose Nanofibrils
Sappi, a global producer of dissolving wood pulp and packaging paper, is developing new performance materials from renewable resources. It will build a pilot plant for low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils (nanocellulose) production at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands. The pilot plant is expected to be operational within nine months.
More at Graphic Repro Online

Henkel expands food safety information platform
Adhesives specialist Henkel has added webinars and an updated premium area to its food safety platform. Henkel’s Food Safe Packaging initiative is made for food safety officers, quality managers, packaging developers, buyers and other stakeholders from the food and beverage industry.
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New packaging reclosure sticks to itself
It is hailed as an innovation in the packaging industry that could replace zippers and other forms of reseal methods. The material, jointly developed by snack food giant Mondelēz and Battelle, sticks to itself and is strong enough to provide a solid reclosure feature.
More at Packaging Digest

Mc Paper is now offering more than paper
Paper is all we do used to be the motto of McPaper. That is no longer true. After 50 years in business, the company decided to expand its offerings. The company is now a distribution partner with four lines of business, paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products.
More at What They Think?