Author: Jasvinder Singh

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Indian conglomerate ITC achieves yet another Sustainability Milestone by managing 54000 tonnes of plastic waste. In line with the commitment made last year, diversified Indian conglomerate ITC has gone beyond plastic neutrality in 2021-22 through the orchestration of an integrated solid waste management programme that incorporates unique and multidimensional initiatives. The Company collected and sustainably managed more than 54,000 tonnes of plastic waste across 35 states and union territories. The amount of plastic waste managed exceeded the amount of plastic packaging utilised by ITC during the year, enabling the Company to achieve the milestone of Plastic Neutrality. For more than…

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SARALON GmbH has developed a series of electronic inks for paper electronics production. Initially Saralon developed a variety of suitable water based conductive silver inks for paper which dries fast and hence maintains the stability of the paper. The ink can also be used on rough paper surfaces. In order to fix LEDs and other SMD components on the printed conducting ink, Saralon also developed a low temperature curing conducting adhesive. Copper Printing Inks are its latest innovation with Low cost, air-curable copper particle based ink with a low sheet resistance and is suitable for paper and plastic substrates. “Printed…

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Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has taken an 11.4% stake valued at about $4.2 billion in HP Inc, the household name world over in personal computers and printers. With the latest 11.1 million HP shares’ addition, Berkshire upped its stake to nearly 121 million. The market often takes it as a clue of approval from the billionaire whenever Berkshire discloses new stakes and HP shares too went on the same line by closing up $5.15 at $40.06 – a rise of about 15%. “Berkshire Hathaway is one of the world’s most respected investors and we welcome them as an…

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Dartmouth Engineers develop rapid printing method for more affordable solar technology. A group of Dartmouth engineers has developed the quickest reliable printing method for the manufacturing of perovskite solar cells, which can be used to efficiently harness and convert solar energy. The method may help scale the use of efficient solar technology, such as electric vehicles. Though metal halide perovskites are the most promising new abundant absorber material to increase global solar capacity, it is difficult to scale due to slow production time, yielding high manufacturing costs. However, a Dartmouth Engineering lab has developed a method that accelerates total processing…

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With the new RMGT all ready, Nutech plans to phase out some of their older fleet, however, they are aiming a printing capacity increase of 30-35%. Nutech Print Services is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. The company began its printing journey in 1970 under the aegis of Late Mr. Krishan Lal Shroff. Under his leadership, Nutech in no time became one of the leading printing houses in North India, focusing almost exclusively on the commercial sector. In the early 1980s, it diversified and established Nutech Security Printers which was closely followed by Nutech Packagings. It was home to one of India’s…

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Kurt Asari takes over from Tai Nizawa, who transitions to Konica Minolta Asia as MD. Konica Minolta has announced the appointment of Mr. Katsuhisa (Kurt) Asari as the new Managing Director for the company. Taking over from Tai Nizawa, who transitions to Konica Minolta Asia as MD, Mr. Kurt Asari has been associated with Konica Minolta India since 2018 as General Manager of Business Planning. Tai Nizawa will oversee the expansion of the brand’s portfolio across 14 markets from Singapore while Kurt Asari, in his new role, will drive Konica Minolta’s business and technology strategy to further the company’s digital…

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Canon bolsters Label & Packaging growth strategy with acquisition of Edale; Canon LabelStream 4000 incorporates Edale web transport technology. Canon has acquired UK-based packaging converting equipment manufacturer Edale. Canon Production Printing and Canon Inc. announced the acquisition saying the acquisition would strengthen Canon’s label and packaging business, and creating opportunities for future developments. The acquisition is in line with Canon’s long-term strategy to provide turn-key solutions for the label and packaging sectors. The move will enable Canon Production Printing to further develop its LabelStream 4000 product line, as well as provide expertise and technology for future products. Based in Hampshire,…

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Converters from across mainland Europe were welcomed to the Durst Innovation Center East in Lienz, Austria. Introducing paper weight reductions to reduce costs and consumption are powerful arguments for converters to continue to shift production towards digital packaging, particularly double-digit price rises hitting companies in the past few months. Converters from across mainland Europe were welcomed to the Durst Innovation Center East in Lienz, Austria, for an event described as a ‘real eye-opener’ by Robert Posch, Operations Manager at Rondo Ganahl in St. Ruprecht, which is experiencing annual growth in digital volumes of between 25-30% a year. Rondo has never…

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Box Genie introduces Highcon to support its growing e-commerce platform for corrugated packaging. Box Genie, an on-demand e-commerce platform for corrugated packaging, has begun full production on the Highcon Euclid 5C digital converting system. The Highcon Euclid is installed at the Box Genie’s facility in Kansas City, MO to support a complete digital workflow from print to finished product. After less than two weeks following installation, Box Genie has already started full production. Box Genie, founded by a third-generation family-owned packaging manufacturer, began production in 2021 as an e-commerce packaging provider specializing in corrugated packaging for small to medium size…

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ePS showcases Escada corrugated control system at CCE International Corrugated Exhibition. eProductivity Software (ePS), formerly the Productivity Software business unit of EFI, made its EMEA debut at CCE International Corrugated Exhibition. The fifth CCE International exhibition for the corrugated and folding carton industry took place in Munich, Germany, March 14- 17, 2022. ePS showcased its Escada corrugated control system, end-to-end Corrugated Suite that includes both transformational technology and powerful industry-enabling point solutions. Visitors were able to engage ePS industry experts to learn about the new features of the Escada corrugator control systems, such as the eagerly anticipated Smart Setpoint’ Process…

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