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  • [April 14, 2014]
    Flint Group Acquired by Goldman Sachs, Koch Industries
    FRANKFURT, GERMANY/NEW YORK—April 11, 2014— Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division announced that it has partnered with Koch Equity Development , a subsidiary of Koch Industries, to acquire shares representing 100 percent of Flint...
  • [April 11, 2014]
    Tic Tacs Talk
    Tic Tac joined the likes of Coca-Cola and Heinz tomato soup by creating a microsite for people to create customized virtual packs online. The microsite, TicTacMyPack.com, will promote 13 flavors including Freshmint and Orange, then customers will...
  • [April 11, 2014]
    Smarter Packaging: Connecting to the Connected Revolution
    By Don Carli, CEO, Nima Hunter
    At the end of the last century—all the way back in 1999, Kevin Ashton , an associate brand manager at Procter & Gamble, coined the term “Internet of Things” to define the concept of a network of billions of uniquely...
  • [April 11, 2014]
    Seeing Goodness Before the Gulp
    Capri Sun is embracing transparency—literally and figuratively. The kid's beverage brand has been suffering from awareness issues and a lack of differentiation, with one exception: a smattering of national news stories about mold...
  • [April 11, 2014]
    Under the Hood at Goss's Pack Tech Center
    DURHAM, NH—April 2, 2014—A Goss Vpak web offset press configured for packaging printing demonstrations and testing is the centerpiece of the company’s new Packaging Technology Center, which opened this week.   Goss will also...
  • [April 11, 2014]
    Condé Nast CEO to Be Honored at NYU's Prism Luncheon
    NEW YORK, NY—April 9, 2014—The Advisory Board of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Graphic Communications Management and Technology (GCMT) graduate program has selected Charles Townsend, CEO of...
  • [April 11, 2014]
    You Heard it Here First: Velcro Laundry Detergent
    CAMARILLO, CA—April 08, 2014—MaddieBrit Products, the creator of Grab Green, the next generation of home cleaning products, proudly announces the launch of the first-ever Velcro resealable packaging for laundry detergent pouches....
  • [April 11, 2014]
    Is Your Packaging Excellent? Then It's Time to Show Off!
    Be sure to enter your best work in the 27th Annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards. We are looking for the most compelling, innovative and imaginative examples of all types of packaging, from corrugated to folding cartons to flexible to...
  • [April 4, 2014]
    Fruit, Drugs and Hazardous Inks: A Brief History of Labels and Stickers
    Product labels as we know them today (a piece of paper that is glued to a surface) first emerged in the 1880s. The new adhesive labels were popular on things like pill bottles and fruit crates. Early labels served the same purpose as those we see...
  • [April 4, 2014]
    Hydro-Powered Packaging
    To aid with its planned $6.5 million expansion of its Cheektowaga plant, Trinity Packaging Corp. will get a boost from New York Power Authority, which last week approved a low-cost hydropower allocation for the company. The power allocation will...
  • [April 4, 2014]
    Ocean-Derived Packaging Fights Microbes
    U.S. Aragonite Enterprises has launched renewable plastic, made from materials culled from the ocean, imbued with anti-microbial properties. The material is harvested in the Bahamas, reportedly with little or no impact to the environment. The...
  • [March 1, 2014]
    Luminer Enhances Short-run Capabilities with Digital Inkjet Printing
    By Tom Polischuk, Editor-at-Large
    Luminer is not your ordinary label converter. The company specializes in prime and secondary labels, on-pack/in-pack promotional products, multi-web advanced label constructions and a host of specialty converted products. And it doesn't hesitate to take on new challenges....
  • [March 1, 2014]
    Shelf Space: Seeking the Moment of Truth - Noel Ward
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    Bill Cecil of MeadWestVaco calls that instant when a shopper pulls a package off a shelf and puts it in their cart "the moment of truth." It's when marketing, presentation and desire converge—and it's a big reason why packaging is...
  • [March 1, 2014]
    New Mark Andy CEO Kevin Wilken Shares His Perspective on the Packaging Market
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    This month, packagePRINTING caught up with Kevin Wilken, the new CEO of Mark Andy, to hear his perspective on the changes in the packaging market and how Mark Andy fits in....
  • [March 1, 2014]
    Beyond Substrates: Advancing Technologies, Wide Selections for Digital Printing
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    Digital printing is here to stay in the packaging space and will become more important over the next few years. Taking advantage of the value it offers requires balancing imaging technology and substrate selection to achieve the best possible results....
  • [March 1, 2014]
    That 'Moment' of Truth: Building Shelf Appeal in Beverage Packaging
    By Noel Ward, Editor-in-Chief
    What really matters for consumers seeking that quick decision when buying beverages? It mostly comes back to a package that is convenient to buy, use and which stands out on a store shelf so the consumer can know it on...
  • [March 1, 2014]
    Product Showcase: Tensioners and Guides - March 2014
    Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Fives North America, Maxcess, Quantum Design, Erhardt+Leimer, Martin Automatic...
  • [March 1, 2014]
    Industry News - March 2014
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