Future Links July 7th 2014

Here’s our daily news roundup from the printing industry. Today we have for you the next interpack’s dates, TweetChat for print providers, the Indian 3D printing industry, new rules on liquor packaging in Indonesia, the digital printer awards, packaging for the agriculture sector, new litter prevention funds for Scotland, the Digital Textile Conference 2014 and a new printing technique.

Dates set for interpack 2017
The next interpack will be held from 4th to 10th May 2017 in Dusseldorf. Registration for exibitors opens in autumn 2015.
More at interpack

TweetChat for print providers
Printfirm and the Xerox Corporation are launching a TweetChat for print providers looking to learn about search engine optimization, content marketing and social media best practices. You can join #InkSEO on 10th July at 4 pm EST.
More at Tweetchat

Indian 3D printing
According to this article, multiple 3D providers and startups popping up in India prove that the growing Indian market is entering the next stage of printing evolution. It is marked by a new breed of 3D printing start-ups catering the needs of smaller, local businesses or even individuals.
More at 3D Printing Industry

Potential rules on liquor packaging
The Indonesian government is drafting a regulation on liquor packaging for alcohol content of 20 % or above.  The policy would require manufacturers to either use plain packaging or place graphic warnings.
More at Jakarta Post

Digital printer awards
There is three weeks left to register for this year’s digital printer awards taking place on 2nd October 2014 in London. Three main criteria will be technical print and finishing quality, the benefits of using digital printing to both print supplier and end customer and innovation.
More at Paper and Print

Farmer’s benefit from packaging innovations
In this interview, managing director of Azapak, a supplier for packaging in the agriculture sector, talks about product innovations and the packaging benefits for the industry.
More at Farmer’s Weekly

New litter prevention funds for Scotland
As part of the government’s national litter strategy, Scotland has launched funds to encourage creative solutions for tackling the country’s litter problem. The three programs are “Infrastructure and Enforcement”, “Innovation” and “Product and Service Development”.
More at Packaging Europe

Digital Textile Conference 2014
Registration for the FESPA Digital Textile Conference has opened. The one-day conference on textile printing markets, technology and software will take place on 2th October 2014 in Milan, Italy.
More at Fespa

Aluminum nanostructures for printing
A team of researchers in Singapore has published a paper on a new cheaper and more stable printing technique that could be used for mass-patterning. They achieved this by using aluminum nanostructures for photorealistic printing of plasmonic color palettes. More at Phys.org