Printing and packaging in June 2014
This article summarizes the most important mergers, acquisitions and restructuring in the printing, packaging and related industries that took place last month.
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One-man nano-printing
Benny Landa is developing a nano-graphic printer, the Landa Digital Printing, in a private project and has already reported orders totaling billions of dollars. Now he has finally achieved financing with Altana investing 100m € in his vision.
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3D Systems among most innovative
3D Systems has achieved rank 13 in Forbes’ list of the 100 most innovative companies with a market capitalization under $10 billion. The ranking lists companies that have demonstrated continued growth through innovation.
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The African printer market
The African economy is expanding rapidly due to investments in energy as well as the information and communication technology sector. This also attracts global printer manufacturers who want to join the boom. A new study focuses on printer products in the country and the situation of the African printing market.
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PrintChat on Twitter
Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm ET,  PrintMediaCentr is hosting the PrintChat to discuss varying topics from the printing industry. You can join on Twitter with the hashtag #printchat.
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Huhtamaki expands in India
The packaging company Huhtamaki from Finland that is known for making paper cups for McDonald’s will acquire Indian Positive Packaging for 336m $. The latter company currently runs six plants in India and three in the United Arab Emirates.
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Postal service profiting from 3D printing
A new white paper published by the United States Postal Services suggests that the company might make money from the rise of 3D printing as a result of more single-item parcels being shipped to consumers over shorter distances. This contradicts the current assumption 3D printing would eat up the postal business.
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Armstrong Packaging sold
Multi Packaging Solutions has bought specialty rigid boxes firm Armstrong in order to expand its reach into luxury packaging, gift sets, travel retail and commemorative editions. The MPS brand had only been formed last month after the merger between Chesapeake and US-based Multi Packaging Solutions.
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Premier print award 2014 winners
Printing Industries of America have announced the winners of the Premier print awards 2014. They honored 1.022 pieces with one of the three awards “Best of Category”, “Awards of Recognition” and “Certificates of Merit”.
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NAND toners receive ecological label
Indian toner manufacturer NAND’s entire current range of chemical color toner has received the Nordic White Swan, an ecological label for categories of non-alimentary products with a reduced impact on the environment.
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Focus on consumables
In this article, Rob Fletcher from Print Monthly takes a look at the latest consumables on the printing market and considers how they can improve the quality of output. In his view, it doesn’t suffice to only focus on the many different inks available as the list of printing consumables is way longer.
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Seminar on gamut printing
Nilpeter USA is hosting a seminar on the 7-colour expanded gamut printing process in Cincinnati, Ohio on 31th July. Industry professionals from the company as well as representatives Harper, Flexografix, ESKO, Actega, and Tesa will hold presentations on how to integrate this technology into your current workflow.
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The next industrial revolution
In his talk at a local TEDx event, executive Herbert Hermes explains how 3D printing might bring the next industrial revolution. In his eyes, its impact and benefits will be even greater for all members of society.
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