Author: Jasvinder Singh

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Japanese company Oji Holding Corporation has acquired a majority 80% shares in Punjab-based Empire Packages Private Limited. Oji, one of the leading global paper and packaging player, has acquired the provider of services to several fortune 500 companies and large FMCG companies in north India. Oji Holdings subsidiary Oji India Packaging has already established several corrugate units across India and this acquisition provides access to the entire northern region. Empire will be Oji group’s 35th corrugated container plant in South East Asia, India and Oceania. Recently in June 2021, they stopped manufacturing of heavy duty packaging material in Uttar Pradesh…

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New Technical Suite and updates complete Corel’s 2021 Professional Graphics Lineup. Corel extends its CorelDRAW 2021 professional product family with new subscriber-exclusive updates for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 and unveils CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2021, the newest edition of its comprehensive software collection for high-impact technical design and documentation. Whether they choose CorelDRAW Graphics Suite or CorelDRAW Technical Suite, subscribers can now enjoy a more flexible way to stay up to date with productivity-boosting dynamic asset management and collaboration workflow enhancements, additional fonts, creative templates and more to maximize their creative potential. “Whether you’re at the office, at home or working…

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Sun Chemical partners with GMG Color to provide Digital Drawdown Solution. Sun Chemical has partnered with colour management technology provider GMG Color to provide customers with a new digital drawdown solution for colour swatch production. GMG’s solution, GMG ColorCard, will now be available globally as part of the SunDigiProof service, available within Sun Chemical’s SunColorBox. Creating colour swatches can be a manual and time-consuming process. Sun Chemical’s SunDigiProof Seine application provides a solution to replace this manual procedure, creating a digitally printed version of the same standard, with increased reliability and colour consistency. With the addition of the GMG ColorCard…

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The benefits of classic offline media and modern online applications in a single product – SaralNFC. Saralon solutions are being provided by Kunal Enterprise in India. Printed Electronics simplified through InkTech – Saralon is providing Ink & production technology for sustainable electronics to enable print houses to produce interactive applications inhouse. The combination of Printed Electronics with NFC technology can substantially lower the cost of products. Contactless payment by smartphone is becoming increasingly popular during the corona pandemic. This is enabled by NFC (Near Field Communication) – a technology that can now be used in marketing and allows you to…

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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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