Search Resultssustainability

Sustainability and the printing industry

Economic concerns, technological threat and uncertain futures have contributed to a crisis of confidence in print. Throw in rapidly changing market expectations and media choices, and you have an industry that’s been on the back foot for several years. But a reversal is underway. Print is reinventing itself to be more vibrant than ever, an energetic force in a multichannel communications world.

Continue Reading

A mentality shift towards sustainability is necessary

Eric DesRoberts from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, is responsible for conducting technical research on packaging materials, supporting research efforts around fiber sourcing, and growing the project portfolio. One of his goals is to foster good communication between all parts of the supply chain so that packaging can be made more sustainable. In an interview with us, he provided insights and background on challenges, successes and a much needed mentality shift.

Continue Reading

3D Printing Coral Homes for Algae

A research team from Cambridge University and the University of California San Diego has found a way to more effectively utilize the symbiosis of coral structures and microalgae, creating new light-harvesting approaches to cultivate algae. These developments could easily help preserving the ecosystem coral reef in the future.

Continue Reading

The Challenges Facing the Packaging Industry

Packaging production is an important part of the print industry. It might not appear to be as sensational as 3D or functional printing, but packaging can be quite an interesting topic as well. So, let’s take a closer look at the challenges facing this cornerstone of our industry and what they mean for printers and converters.

Continue Reading