February 2021

Toyo Printing Inks

Toyo Printing Inks Unveils New GMP-compliant Offset Inks for Food Packaging

Toyo Printing Inks, Inc., a member of the Japan-based Toyo Ink Group, one of the world’s largest ink manufacturers, recently brought to market the LP-9000 Toyo Life Premium Food LO/LM, a new series of sheetfed offset inks with low odour and low migration characteristics. Engineered and manufactured in accordance with EuPIA (European Printing Ink Association) guidelines and the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), the LP-9000 LO/LM product is suitable for use in printed packages for the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other sensitive applications. This new low-migration offset series has been specially formulated for printing on the non- food contact surface of paper and cardboard media.

Sustainability & Environment

PVC – Sustainability & Environment

Perlen Packaging is a global group of companies in the foil manufacturing and coating industry. Its headquarters are in Perlen and it specialises in manufacturing PVC based blister foils for pharmaceutical primary packaging. Vinyl Plus is a programme for the sustainable development of the entire PVC value chain, to which the European PVC industry can voluntarily commit. The issues were discussed by the Technical Director of Vinyl Plus, Stefan Eingärtner and Detlef Wolters, Head of Technical Services at Perlen Packaging.

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Adept Packaging Knowledge Anthology

Adept Packaging has released the most robust resource yet for brand owners and packaging professionals alike. The Adept Packaging Knowledge Anthology is a collection white papers, articles, Learning Share webinars, podcasts, infographics, checklists, and cheat sheets for a wide range of topics.

refillable, reusable deodorant

Dove Refillable: Introducing our first refillable, reusable deodorant

We’re on a mission to help reduce global waste. From using alternative materials to creating packaging innovations, we’re determined to transform the way we all think about the products we buy. Because, for lasting change, we need to shift our mindsets: buying less but better, and being inspired by the times that existed before our ‘disposable’ culture, when the things we bought were made to last. To help accelerate the global beauty industry’s progress towards addressing plastic waste, we’ve created our first refillable deodorant to help transform your daily routine.


DSM announces portfolio of reworkable and repulpable high- performance alternatives to conventional food and non-food paperboard packaging

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces its portfolio of reworkable and repulpable barrier coating resins for the food and non-food packaging industry. Now manufacturers have an alternative to traditional, less eco-friendly LDPE coatings. The way consumers think and feel about packaging is changing. Consumers are questioning the environmental credentials of the packaging they are handling, especially in food packaging. They are demanding to know if it is safe, sustainable and less wasteful. Also, the industry is wondering if packaging still has the functional properties to fulfill its long term requirements.

HP Indigo Time to transform

Time to Transform

The evolving digital and conventional package printing technology paradigm has seen more printing service providers extending unique solutions to the industry. With the world moving to shorten time cycles and combat sustainability issues, digital package printing is increasingly looking to be the solution of the future.
This document reflects HP team’s insights drawn from recent research of brands’ needs from their packaging across all organizational functions.

Toppan Lux

Toppan’s PET-Based Mono-Material Flexible Packaging

Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has successfully collaborated with Unilever Japan on quality tests resulting in the adoption of mono-material flexible packaging for “Lux Luminique Sachet Set Limited Design,” which is due to go on sale in Japan from April this year.

Adoption of Industry 4.0 in Packaging Industry with Mario Ishikawa

Ep 6 – Adoption of Industry 4.0 in Packaging Industry with Mario Ishikawa

Industry 4.0 & its associated terms IIOT, IOT are all set to capture the attention of production managers & decision makers to maximize productivity, efficiency of shop floor practices & enhance profitability. In this episode of Packaging Talks, Mario Ishikawa from PackIOT shares that the new generation Industry 4.0 tools only enable operators & CEO’s …

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Compostable Plastic Carry Bags

Kerala High Court Quashes Ban On Compostable Plastic Carry Bags

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday quashed an order of the State Government, prohibiting the manufacture, stocking and sale of compostable plastic bags in the state. Allowing a batch of writ petition challenging the state government decision to include compostable plastic carry bags within the ban on single-use plastic, the High Court said -“the decision of the Government to include compostable plastic carry bags within the purview of the ban order in respect of single-use plastic articles cannot be legally sustained”

G7® Certification to Printing Converters and Brands in India

Siegwerk, one of the leading global suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, headquartered in Germany, announced that it has partnered with Idealliance to offer G7® Certification for the printing community globally – including India. Idealliance is a transformational industry association providing global standardization, training, and certification programs for the printing and packaging supply chain. Their specifications, G7®, BrandQ®, GRACoL® and many more, have transformed the industry by creating a state-of-the-art architecture for production workflows.

UltraGuard Solutions

UltraGuard™ Solutions enabling more recyclable, mono-material packaging

Milliken’s line of tailored masterbatches called UltraGuard™ Solutions helps to address the recyclability challenge of many current multilayer flexible packaging constructions. By significantly enhancing the barrier properties of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), UltraGuard helps to enable the use of more mono-material structures, with reduced use of materials that have an adverse impact on the film’s recyclability.

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Interview With Dr. Matthais Henker of EuPIA

The upcoming revision of the Foodcontactmaterials legislation (expected in Q4 2022) is again an opportunity for EU legislation on printing inks for food contact materials. In this interview, Dr. Matthias Henker explains the approach at EuPIA on printing inks for food packaging and which bottlenecks should be avoided in future legislation.

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