Future Links July 2nd 2014

Here’s our daily news roundup from the printing industry. Today we have for you the Australian print industry, printed organ breakthrough, Cascades exiting the fine and security paper markets, a free webinar on conductive ink, a new packaging plant in China, the first pressure controlled SLA printer, the African print region and Monotech entering India.

Australian print industry doing well
After a slow start, the publically listed Australian print companies have reported positive figures rising almost 6%.
More at ProPrint

Printed organ breakthrough
There has been great progress in bioprinting on the way to fill the void for organ transplants so far. However, the biggest hurdle had always been the vascularization of the printed organ tissue. Scientists from the Universities of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and MIT now figured out a technique to make this possible.
More at 3D Print

More focus on recycling
Recycling, paper and packaging group Cascades sold its fine paper activities to Rolland Enterprises Inc, a HIG Capital subsidiary. With this step, the company intends to exit the fine and security paper markets to focus more on packaging, tissue and recycling business.
More at Euwid Paper

Free Webinar
On 9th July, the market research company ID TechEx is holding a free webinar discussing its report on the complex conductive ink market and its different segmentations, such as photovoltaics, touch screens, automotive and sensors. The seminar will be held twice in one day at different time zones.
Register here

New packaging plant in China
The French packaging giant Albéa Group has opened a $14m cosmetics packaging plant in Suzhou in order to strengthen its presence in China. Different to its four other factories in the country, the new facility is the only site to house the complete scope of its core expertise.
More at Plasticsnews

First pressure controlled printer
Australian startup Hardcotton has launched the self-proclaimed world first pressure controlled stereolithography 3D printer. It hardens liquid plastic with an ultraviolet layer by layer using a pressure control system to control resin levels when an object is being built.
More at 3ders

African printing
This week, the FESPA Africa takes place in Johannesburg. In a blog post, CEO Neil Felton takes a look at the opportunities of the growing African print region.
More at Fespa

Kuwait packaging plant deal
A subsidiary of one of the largest producers of printing and packaging materials in Kuwait, Al Khat Packaging Co., has signed a 50 year land-lease agreement with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi. The $21.7m facility is Al Khat’s first production plant outside of Kuwait.
More at Construction Week

Monotech entering India
Monotech Inkjet Systems, a division of Monotech Systems specialized in manufacturing and supplying industrial inkjet systems, has strengthened its position in India installing more than 10 systems across the country.
More at Labels and Labeling