Toyo Printing Inks Manisa plant. Photo: Toyo Ink.

Toyo Ink Group to expand in Africa

By Jenny Eagle

Toyo Ink Group has announced plans to open a sales subsidiary in Casablanca, Morocco, to expand across the African continent.

Package Printing Gets Personal

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Package printing gets personal

By Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Beverage package designs aim to move, motivate and resonate with consumers on deeper levels; writes Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Consumers are looking to engage with products beyond the physical label through digital printing capabilities. ©GettyImages/DragonImages

FSMA pushes beverage manufacturers to embrace digital printing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US packaging machinery shipments within the beverage sector is forecasted to grow just over 2% over the next five years as small and medium sized manufacturers advance their digital and coding printing capabilities, according to the PMMI 2017 State of...

Picture: Needham Coding.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

By Jenny Eagle

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of coding and marking equipment.

Picture credit: Videojet

Videojet: Global beverage sales to grow 3.9% in 2016

By Jenny Eagle

Videojet Technologies, which supplies coding, marking and printing technology, has launched a Beverage Hub for manufacturers to keep up-to-date on changing coding and labelling requirements. 

CrownSmart DataMatrix codes can be used to protect firms against counterfeiting

Canned drinks: product differentiation more affordable

By Paul Gander

Various options for making a beverage can distinctive in terms of graphics, structure and additional features are becoming more affordable and will change the way brands differentiate themselves over the next few years, says metal packaging specialist...


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