Author: Jasvinder Singh

Fifth Pinnacle InterTech Award by Miraclon shows its commitment to innovation in game-changing flexo technology for the packaging industry. Miraclon, home of KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions, has received a Pinnacle InterTech Award for PureFlexo Printing, a new technology that was launched earlier this year. Accessed through the FLEXCEL NX Print Suite for Flexible Packaging, the technology addresses and controls unwanted ink spread to allow a wider operating window; maximizing efficiency, repeatability, and overall performance on press. The award, sponsored by PRINTING United Alliance and bestowed for truly innovative technologies likely to have a significant impact on the printing and graphics industry,…

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Print technologies that allow the user experience to be enriched and maybe blur the boundary of print world and digital world, will see far greater adoption, says Mr. Puneet Datta, Canon India, as he speaks about the changing landscape of print today. The pandemic has impacted the complete ecosystem and dynamics of Indian printing industry. While traditional applications took a severe hit, applications to do with packaging and labels saw an increase. The key concerns facing the industry would be based upon the return to normalcy of segments on which print volumes are dependent upon. As per various studies done…

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The new GST rate on paper cartons, boxes and bags are against Government’s efforts on single-use plastic reduction Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) and other affected by the recent Government decision reviving GST rates have expressed their concern over the hardships that may ensue due to the increased financial burden. The GST Council, in its 45th meeting held on 17th September 2021, has recommended an increase in the GST rate on cartons, boxes, bags, packing containers of paper etc. from 12% to 18%. It is feared that the new GST rates on these products and media will make it expensive…

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Kodak process free plates honoured for advancing sustainable printing and innovation. Kodak has been honoured with the Pinnacle InterTech Award for its KODAK SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates, which improve sustainability and profitability for demanding printing operations. The Pinnacle InterTech Awards are sponsored by PRINTING United Alliance and recognize innovative technologies which are expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries. KODAK SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates combine sustainability, quality, and performance of Kodak’s field-proven process free plate technology—but with faster imaging speeds, dramatically improved image contrast, and more robust handling. This gives printers a…

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Cosmo Speciality Chemicals launches dye transfer inhibitor to prevent bleeding and staining in textiles. Cosmo Speciality Chemicals, 100% subsidiary of Cosmo Films, has launched Superwash POL – a dye transfer inhibitor to prevent bleeding and staining – for the textile industry. The special formulated agent provides an amphiphilic character with polar groups and hydrophilic properties with un-polar groups preventing the dye bleeding and redeposition on white or differently coloured textiles. Compatible with anionic surfactants, Superwash POL improves wet fastness properties like wash and rubbing of dyed/printed goods. Effective in hard water and suitable for a wide range of pH, the…

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Exploring possibilities of alternative to raw materials for paper and pulp manufacturing, highly dependent upon trees. Logging of trees has been a major problem in many countries due to rising environmental issues. Due to this the world is facing a crucial problem of raw material for paper and pulp manufacturing. This problem has been arising because of unavailability of any alternative raw material for paper and pulp manufacturing. The below article shows the possibility of using various materials like Sugarcane Bagasse, Bamboo stem, Karkadeh, Okra, Sesame, Jute in paper and pulp production. Paper is said to be the most important…

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One of the main advantages of using edible packaging systems, as compared to synthetic packaging systems, is that they are integral part of the food product; they can be eaten, without the need to unpack and throw the package. Edible packaging is rapidly advancing by utilizing edible compounds, such as proteins, polysaccharides, lipids and/or resins, and other edible components, derived from diverse renewable sources. Such edible packaging materials are intended to be, integral parts of food products and to be eaten with the products, thus they are also inherently biodegradable in composting and other biological recycling. The main motive behind…

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The Rs.200 crore publishing business sets an ambitious target to double its turnover in a few years. The recent Kodak CtP installation is a major boost. Navin Prakashan Mandir was started by Mr. Piyush Agarwal’s father, Late Mr. Satish Chandra Agarwal in 1960. He lost his salaried job and with a meager saving of Rs.10-15 he laid the foundation of his own business. Initially he rented a shop, which was a fire-ravaged place, painted it with his own hands and started framing pictures. It couldn’t keep his interest for long, so he started a book shop where he would trade…

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Global Graphics connects label printing to the smart factory at Label Congress. At Label Congress (29-30 September, Chicago) all four Global Graphics group companies – Global Graphics Software, HYBRID Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron – are exhibiting together for the first time (booth 35) to present their full range of solutions for digital label printing, including their new SmartDFE. SmartDFE is the first product co-developed by all Global Graphics companies and provides everything needed to add labels and packaging printing to an industrial production environment. It is designed to be part of a fully automated manufacturing solution supporting Industry 4.0…

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OTTO Motors and Significans Automation to bring Robotics to the Printing and Packaging Industry. OTTO Motors has signed a partnership agreement with Significans Automation Inc. to bring AMR material handling technology to the Printing and Packaging space in the Americas. With the partnership, Significans Automation is now able to offer customers a true end-to-end solution with the addition of OTTO Motors’ flexible and intelligent autonomous mobile robots for the handling of materials. The new OTTO 1500 V2 AMRs are advanced robots designed to transport raw and work-in-progress materials throughout the factory floor in pedestrian-heavy areas, and have been proven to…

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