6 December 2017

KINGSEY FALLS,QC—

 
 Cascades Inc. has announces the acquisition of four plants in Ontario in the containerboard packaging sector.The four following plants were acquired from the Coyle family, and specialize in the manufacturing of boxes and speciality products: McLeish Corr -a-Box Packaging & Design – Etobicoke, Ontario,Brown Packaging – Burlington, OntarioCoyle Corrugated Containers Inc. – Scarborough, Ontario Coyle Packaging ( Peterborough ) Ltd. – Peterborough, OntarioThis transaction will allow Cascades  to increase its production capacity by 500 million square feet per year.

6 December 2017

HOLLAND—

Van Son Rubber base famous for A B Dicks and Multys
Van Son Rubber base famous for A B Dicks and Multys
 T&K TOKA acquires Van Son Printing Inks , distribution and service in Europe and the USA.Van Son  located in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The family-owned company manufactures of sheet fed offset inks for 145 years. Van Son is known for its high-quality and consistency inks. Its rubber base and conventional 4-colour sheet fed ink were how it broke into the North American market. It had entered the wide format market with ink jet inks in recent years. 

6 December 2017

OTTAWA—

Canada Post promotes variable printing
Canada Post promotes variable printing
Canada Post's new issue of their publication ICITE is promoting what printers can do for direct mail. ICITE magazine highlights successful direct mail programs from around the world. It is aimed at marketers and creative people and sell the value of direct mail. The cover is based on a direct mail campaign that IKEA did. All the covers are personalized with the recipient name on a textured linen stock one side and foil stamped.Then the personalized finished magazines were matched up with the addressed cover sheets. It also has a web link to a video showing how the cover was made. www.canadapost.ca/incite10

6 December 2017

MILLBANK, ONTARIO—

Ray Gerber (operator), Mike Halliwell (Kodak), Calvin Frey ( President)
Ray Gerber (operator), Mike Halliwell (Kodak), Calvin Frey        President of Innovative Design & Print
 Innovative Design & Print has recently complete the installation of a Kodak  NexPress Digital Production Colour Press.  The press  5-colour press runs at 120 ppm  and the widest range of substrates, more than 800 qualified substrates, with offset press-like paper handling, on sheet sizes up to 39.37” in length.The Kodak NexPress HD Dry Inks  deliver offset-class, smooth, flat tints, richer deeper black, photo quality images.   With the Matte Finish option, the digitally printed piece takes on a rich aesthetic effect that rivals offset

5 December 2017

JOHANNESBURG—

Cham paper mill Italy
Cham paper mill Italy
Sappi , one of the worlds largest coated paper manufacture announced that it has an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group for approximately $149 million.It includes the acquisition of CPG's Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland as well as all brands and know-how.  The transaction is conditional on the approval from certain competition authorities. Adds 160,000 tons of speciality paper to Sappi's capacity.

29 November 2017

MONTREAL—

Isabelle Marcoux Chair of the Board of Transcontinental
Isabelle Marcoux Chair of the Board of Transcontinental
 Isabelle Marcoux of Transcontinental has been inducted into the Women's Executive Network Hall of Fame.  She has been recognition as one of Canada's 100 most powerful women. Also in  light of Isabelle Marcoux's professional and philanthropic accomplishments."I am sincerely honoured to join the ranks of the Women's Hall of Fame," said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. "I am proud to ensure the continued growth of TC Transcontinental. This recognition reflects positively on Transcontinental as a whole. Moreover, This honour is a testament to my sustained commitment towards the advancement of women into executive and board member roles.

29 November 2017

TORONTO— 

New Smart Security Printing
New Smart Security Printing
Opalux   has patented a security features using tunable colour-changing photonic crystals and nano-scale technology. OpalPrint Polycarbonate, which creates a colour shifting image that overlays the image of the document holder in items such as passports.  ElastInk product changes colour in response to finger pressure and can be either reversible or irreversible; while Opalux Photonic Ink is RFID-activated and optically-variable

29 November 2017

SAINT LAURENT—

Gold Awards in 3 categories
Gold Awards in 3 categories
Paragraph was the most decorated Canadian printer this year at the Canadian Printing Awards with a total of 4 awards. They took home the Gold Awards in 3 categories (self-promotion – printing category; brochures and booklets – offset; rigid packaging), as well as the Silver Award in the brochures and booklets – digital category.
 " It goes without saying that our customers are the ones driving us day after day, helping us reach new limits and thrive in our industry" commented Martin Lépine, President of Paragraph Inc.

29 November 2017

CONCORD—

 
St Joes has  announce the release of its latest “2018 Print in a Digital World” trend report. The fourth installment of this  series identifies major trends transforming our communication ecosystems and how Marketers can leverage the identified examples to mix, match and marry the exciting world of print and digital.From McDonald’s, Joe Fresh and Ikea to Burger King, Google and Samsonite, this trend report showcases over 70 global examples of Brands that are blurring the lines between print and digital.
 

22 November 2017

MISSISAUGA—

Seydaco Mississauga plant
Seydaco Mississauga plant
Graphic Packaging has agreed to acquire the assets of Seydaco Packaging and its affiliates, National Carton and Coating and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes.Seydaco is a folding carton producer  in Canada focused on the foodservice, food, personal care and household goods markets. Seydaco   operates three converting plants located in Mississauga, Ontario, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec and Xenia, Ohio.
The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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