Future Links September 9th 2014

Here’s our daily link collection with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature MacFarlane Group acquiring Network Packaging, a 40-part car that will come out of the printer, U.S. pharmaceutical packaging market to reach 22 billion USD by 2018, Forrester Research selecting Adobe as one of the leaders, Marabu presentation of UV inks at Glasstec, Newman’s fully automated labeling system and best practices for Club Store packaging.

MacFarlane Group acquires Network Packaging
In a deal valued at 7.5 million British Pounds, the MacFarlane Group bought Network Packaging. It will also raise an additional 3 million British Pounds for further acquisition. This is in line with its buying strategy: In May, MacFarlane bought Lane Packaging and views Network Packaging as complimentary to its existing business.
More at Print Week 

40-part car will come out of the printer
No, it’s not a toy car. Arizona-based Local Motors announced that it will print and assemble a real car live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. While typical cars consist of more than 200,000 parts, the Strati car will be built from 40 components.
More at 3D Print 

U.S. pharmaceutical packaging market to reach 22 billion USD by 2018
The market researcher Freedonia Group predicts that the market for pharmaceutical packaging will grow at a rate of almost 5 percent per year and reach 22.1 USD by 2018. The main portion of this market consists of primary containers, with the remainder being made up of closures, secondary containers, labels and other packaging.
More at Plastic News 

Forrester Research selects Adobe as one of the leaders
The research firm Forrester Research has named Adobe a leader in “The Forrester Wave: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q3 2014”. Of 41 selected companies, Adobe scored highest in the category “strategy”.
More at What they think 

Marabu will present UV inks at Glasstec
At this year’s Glasstec in Düsseldorf, Marabu will showcase its new UV inks and its highly adhesive solvent-based Maraglass MGL and Tampaglass TPGL screen printing and pad printing inks as well as the new Marashield UV-CGL shades for printing large glass surfaces.
More at Ink Week 

Newman shows its fully automated labeling system
Newman, one of the leading suppliers of specialist pharmaceutical labeling systems, will present its S350 at the Pack Expo in Chicago, USA from November 2nd to 5th. The company will also show its Faulty Label Removal System.
More at Packaging Europe 

Best practices for Club Store packaging
Club stores such as Costco and Sam’s club attract large numbers of customers buying large quantities of products. Because of the store layout and the floor display options, club store packaging must follow certain rules to be effective. It should, for example, allow the customer to swiftly identify the product and the key selling points. The Die Line Blog identifies several best practices that make packaging for club stores work.
More at The Die Line