ISO/IEC update packaging guide 41

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have updated Guide 41, an international document intended to help organizations ensure their packaging meets growing consumer needs.
‘ISO/IEC Guide 41, Packaging – Recommendations for addressing consumer needs’ provides guidance to product designers, manufacturers, regulators and others involved in decision making regarding packaging – including standards developers. The guide was developed by ISO/COPOLCO, the ISO Committee on consumer policy.
ISO and IEC noted that the modern packaging landscape is complex, needing to be safe and sustainable whilst remaining appealing and functional. Packaging must not only conform to legal

UPM Raflatac to introduce Vanish PCR

UPM Raflatac is unveiling its new Vanish PCR line of ultra-thin clear film labels available with 90% recycled content face and liners, a global first for sustainable packaging.
More and more iconic global brands are setting ambitious targets for incorporating recycled content in their packaging materials. UPM Raflatac’s Vanish PCR clear labels are ideal for any brand in the beverage, food, or home and personal care segment ready to achieve those goals by being suitable for a variety of rigid

Mactac introduces peel and reseal labeling products

Now offering more products for reclosure label applications, Mactac Performance Adhesives Group has launched at Labelexpo Amercias 2018, a new line of peel and reseal labeling products.
Mactac’s new Relatch portfolio features the company’s innovative peel and reseal adhesives, which help package designers meet consumers’ needs for the convenience reclosure technology provides. This new portfolio of film facestocks and specially engineered adhesives is ideal for demanding household, personal

Smurfit Kappa’s new website recognised for best-in-class user experience

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative new website has won a 2018 Sitecore Experience Award for its outstanding user experience.

The packaging leader’s website was commended by judges for building a ‘truly customer-centric digital environment.’

A central part of the brief was to showcase Smurfit Kappa’s large product portfolio in a logical and user-friendly way. Hundreds of packaging products can now be searched in three different ways and refined by sector and location in seconds.

The new website uses

Komori Corporation sets out roadmap for Impremia NS40

Komori Corporation plans to initiate field testing of the new 40in Impremia NS40 sheet-fed press, featuring Landa’s Nanographic Printing technology, in the spring of next year.
The Impremia NS40 is designed to combine the versatility of digital with the quality and speed of offset printing at a low cost per page.
It has the capability to print on any off-the-shelf substrate, from coated and uncoated paper stocks to synthetic substrates and paperboard – up to 32 point – without the need for pre-