Future Links July 16th 2014

Today our daily news collection from the printing industry covers Asian paper in Europe, South Korea promoting 3D printing, production inkjet, the newspaper color quality club, a new packaging partnership, additive manufacturing education, the cosmetics packaging market, anengine 3D printing facility, packaging online, Chinese printers, new thermal printing plate for Americas, 10 industries affected by 3D printing and the biodegradable plastics market.

Asian paper in Europe
Asia Pulp & Paper Group has added graphic and speciality paper capacity to its logistical hub at the Port of Antwerp. They will now be able to deliver graphic paper solutions to customers across Northern Europe.
More at Packaging Europe

South Korea promotes 3D printing
The South Korean government has announced plans for a 10-year blueprint to turn the country’s 3D printing industry into a new growth engine. For the implementation, different ministries will come up with detailed plans for the local 3D printing market by October.
More at Global Post

Can inkjet stand on its own?
Recently, production inkjet has become a real competitor to toner based and offset output devices. This article deals with its impact on production printing and the ideal applications compared to other methods.
More at My Print Resource

Newspaper color quality club
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers will announce 76 publishing and printing companies from different countries as members of its International Newspaper Color Quality Club. With this, they award printing quality that meets rigorous international standards and offer readers and advertisers high-quality products.
More at WAN IFRA

New packaging partnership
Smurfit Kappa has signed an exclusive partnership with ESTL. This means brand owners can develop packaging solutions in conjunction with both Smurfit Kappa’s supply chain optimization tools and ESTL’s transportation tests
More at Smurfit Kappa

Additive manufacturing education
Deloitte University Press has introduced a massive open online course on the business implications of additive manufacturing.  They claim it to be the first course to be offered by a large professional services firm in order to help educate the market on the business drivers of additive manufacturing.
More at MCAD Café

Cosmetics packaging market
Visiongain has published a new report on the cosmetics packaging market forecast 2014 to 2024. It provides market shares and analyses on future leading companies, trends and segments with the highest revenue potential.
More at Report Buyer

Engine 3D printing facility
GE intends to introduce mass production for 3D printed jet engine fuel nozzles. Through the use of intricate, fuel-efficient design manufactured by 3D printing, the nozzles are supposed to cut fuel costs and carbon emissions by 15 %.
More at 3D Printing Industry

Packaging online
Online shopping has grown significantly over the last few years and has an impact on everyone’s consumer behaviour. Paul Jenkins from The PackHub shares his thoughts on the new role of packaging in the digital age.
More at LinkedIn

Chinese printers
According to their own statement, twice the number of Chinese printers than in 2011 has attended his year’s FESPA Digital 2014 in Munich. They think that this rise demonstrates the demand among leading printers in China for expert insights into developments in digital technology.
More at FESPA

New thermal printing plate for Americas
Kodak has launched a new thermal printing plate for newspapers in the Americas. According to the company, the Thermalnews PT Plate lets newspaper printers remove the preheat and prewash steps from processing, saving energy, water, and time.
More at Kodak

Industries affected by 3D printing
Many claim that that 3D printing will lead to the next industrial revolution and will impact almost all sectors of our lives. This article list the ten key sectors most affected by 3D printing technology.
More at Vator News

Biodegradable plastics market
The European Union has recently announced its target of 80 % reduction in plastic bag consumption by 2019. According to a report by TechSci Research, this benefits the biodegradable plastics market in Europe is leading to a robust CAGR of around 12% during 2014 to 2019.
More at TechSci Research

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