Future Links May 27th 2015
Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a successful financing round for Prynt, a Google grant for 3D printing organization e-NABLE, a study supporting the power of print, a Procter & Gamble bioprinting grant program in Singapore, Mimaki’s entry into the 3D printing space, driving factors for the global electrographic printing market and a nitrite-free anti-corrosion paper for the automotive industry.
Pryynt secures 2 million USD for direct-print button
The London-based start-up Pryynt is aiming at delivering a seamless printing experience from many apps. It has developed a direct-print button that can be integrated into many mobile apps. To support further development and reach, the company has secured 2 million USD in a financing round.
More at Tech Crunch
Google gives 600.000 USD grant to e-NABLE
e-Nable is an organization with more than 5200 members worldwide that focuses on the design and fabrication of 3D printed prosthetic arms and legs. To support its work, Google has now announced that it has awarded the organization a grant of 600.000 USD as part of the 20 million USD Google impact challenge.
More at 3D Print
Neuroscience aims to support the power of touch in print
Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, released the paper A Communicator’s Guide to the Neuroscience of Touch, aiming to demonstrate the power of touch in print communications. Among the research is a finding from Eagleman Lab that demonstrates that consumers who read about a fictitious company on heavy, high-quality coated paper had more positive feelings about the company than those who read the exact same content on either lighter, lower quality uncoated paper or on a computer screen.
More at PR Newswire
Procter & Gamble starts bioprinting grant program in Singapore
After L’Oreal announced its foray into bioprinting, the consumer products company Procter & Gamble followed with a similar announcement. The company is launching a grant competition in Singapore that asks those in academia to submit research proposals on 3D bioprinting applications that would be of relevance to the consumer goods brand.
More at 3ders
Mimaki announced entry into 3D printing space
When HP announced last October that it plans to manufacturer 3D printer, the news was met with great interest. Speculations about who would be the next 2D printing company to follow suit abounded. Now, Mimaki, a Japanese manufacturer, has announced that it will officially enter the 3D printing space. The company too will utilize their current technology, which has made them a successful manufacturer of 2D printers for years.
More at 3D Print
Report outlines driving factors for global electrographic printing market
Electrophotography is the most widely used technology for digital printing in offices and other commercial settings. TechNavio’s analysts forecast the revenue of the Global Electrographic Printing Market to grow at a CAGR of 5.90 % over the period 2014 to 2019. By volume, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.50 %. The report also identifies key drivers and challenges.
More at Market Watch
Cortec offers nitrite-free corrosion protection paper
Nitrites are being banned as corrosion inhibitors in most industrialized countries due to health and handling hazards. Cortec offers a nitrite-free biodegradable paper especially for the automotive industry that has anti-corrosive qualities, thus fulfilling environmental standards and the needs of the industry, according to a company statement.
More at Packaging Europe