Future Links October 29th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers positive economic data from the German printing industry, HP’s imminent announcements, corruption and money printing, Pixarprinting’s services for winemakers, Krone’s design award for its super-light bottle and an upcoming wearable electronics tradeshow.

Printing industry in Germany is on the upswing
For the first time since the second quarter of 2011, the printing industry in Germany is growing. The production index for companies with more than 20 employees grew by almost one percent compared to the same period last year.
More at VDMNW

HP plans to grow with new mobile and 3D products and services
Hewlett-Packards announcement later today will provide much more detail about the future direction the company that will split in two is taking with each of its business units. Analysts expect a push into 3D printing and mobile services.
More at Forbes

Corruption suspected in money printing deal
It reads like a thriller filled with puns about printing and laundering money – but sometimes reality is truly stranger than fiction. Bloomberg published an in-depth article about the accusation surrounding the Austrian specialty printer Oesterreichische Banknoten-und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH, or OeBS, the printing subsidiary of Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria’s central bank.
More at Bloomberg

Pixartprinting partners with wine conference
Wine in context – that’s the title of the Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC), taking place in Montreux, Switzerland at the end of October. Web-to-print specialist Pixartprinting has an online catalog featuring items for wine producers, including customizable labels and more than 100 available combinations of different shapes and sizes of packaging.
More at Labels & Labeling

Krones‘ super-light PET bottle wins award
The 2014 German Design Award in the packaging category goes to Krones for its 500 milliliter PET bottle for carbonated beverages. The fact that in only weighs 9.9 grams received special attention. The bottle is eco- and user-friendly.
More at Krones

Wearable Technology tradeshow announced
The Wearable Technology Live! tradeshow promises to bring exciting new products and technologies in all areas of printed electronics. The event will take place on November 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA. It is co-located with a series of other tradeshows and conferences on printed electronics, energy harvesting and the internet of things.
More at Printed Electronics World