Future Links July 18th 2014

This is our daily news roundup from the printing industry. Today with a print supplier expanding, a new printing device management, the portable zero ink printer Zink, Esko receiving a technology award, Edelmann investing in Hungary, the art of package manufacturing, Mondi growing in North America, a Label training program, China going green, the waste feeding of 3D printers and a new packaging director.

Print supplier expanding
RTI Digital has strengthened its worldwide presence by expanding its global reseller network. They have recently added Adkote, CMYUK, Druma and Printingworld among others as partners.
More at FESPA

New printing device management
Sepialine has introduced Printerpoint, a Cloud-based Device Management and MPS Solution, for the wide format printing market that is supposed to give dealers a simple way to manage supplies, track device usage and analyze print behavior remotely.
More at Sepialine

Portable zero ink printer
The portable printer Zink allows you to print photos directly from a smartphone without the use of ink. This works through a patented paper that activates the color-forming crystals embedded within the paper itself when heated by the device.
More at Ippinka

Technology award for Esko
Esko platemaking system and their solution for the implementation of extended gamut printing will both receive Printing Industries of America InterTech Awards 2014.
More at the Labelling Blog

Edelmann investing in Hungary
Packaging group Edelmann will move into a new production center in Hungary. They have been in the country since acquiring the second largest Hungarian packaging manufacturer Zalai Nyomda in 2010.
More at Packaging Europe

The art of package manufacturing
This article deals with the challenge of getting every department properly involved in the development and manufacturing process of a packaging design. For example, Barilla has implemented a paperless solution to streamlines the artwork and label creation process.
More at Apriso

Mondi growing in North America
The international packaging and paper group Mondi expands its high-speed inkjet paper distribution with new warehouses in Dayton, Chicago and Los Angele. With this, the company wants to focus on offering local inventory options in North America.
More at What They Think

Label training program
In 2012, the FINAT Board had started a new initiative to align education and training programs for operators in the label industry. Now they are planning the launch of the label Academy, a range of education and training e-learning and support modules.
More at FlexoGlobal

China going green
According to research from HIS, China no longer wants to be the world’s dumping ground for plastic waste.  This is why recyclers in Europe and other countries must improve their recycling technology processes.
More at Food & Beverage Packaging

Waste for 3D printers
Picking the right plastic off a refuse tip printers has become a living for some of India’s poorest people. Protoprint has introduced a scheme to train local pickers in Pune to collect high-density polyethylene plastic waste and then show them how convert that plastic into the feedstock for 3D printing.
More at New Scientist

New packaging director
DS Smith has promoted Gareth Jenkins as managing director of its UK Packaging Division. He had joined the company 20 years ago and held more than 10 different roles.
More at Printweek

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