6 November 2019

CHICAGO— 

 
In North America, we grow many more trees than we harvest  there are  20% more trees in North America today than there were on the first Earth Day in 1970.Paper manufacturers encourage forest sustainability through  promoting sustainable forest management policies. By providing a dependable market for responsibly grown fiber, the paper industry encourages landowners to manage their forestland instead of selling it for development or other non-forest uses.

6 November 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

Fujifilm now 100% owner
Fujifilm now 100% owner
Xerox has announced that it has an agreements with FUJIFILM to sell Xerox’s 25% stake in Fuji Xerox ( it  was a 57 year old  partnership in Asia ) and  Xerox’s 51% stake in Xerox International Partners (XIP), an OEM joint venture between Xerox and FX. Also dismissal of the $1 billion lawsuit FUJIFILM filed against Xerox after last year’s terminated merger. Xerox is expected to receive $2.3 billion.

6 November 2019

ALTONA, MANITOBA—

Pictured from left: Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Books;  Chad Friesen, President and CEO; and Steve Voth, Corporate Press Manager.
from left: Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Books; Chad Friesen, President and CEO; and Steve Voth, Corporate Press Manager.
Friesens Corporation, Canada's largest printer of hardcover books, is investing in two new  HP Indigo 50000 Digital Presses for book printing with a more flexible, cost-efficient platform, as it shifts more capacity to digital production. The 29.3 x 44 inch  image size enables ultimate flexibility on printing of any book or photo book, including yearbooks, lay-flat books, long book covers, and calendars.

6 November 2019

MATANE, QUEBEC—

Sappi's first Canadian mill in Matane, Quebec
Sappi's first Canadian mill in Matane, Quebec
Sappi, one of the  printing industry largest manufactures of packaging and graphic papers , has announced the acquisition of the Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill in Quebec. The mill produced pulp for making packaging paper board . Sappi has four mills in the States this will be there first mill in Canada. The mill at one time was owned by Tembec.

6 November 2019

TORONTO—

 
Sustainably sourced packaged material is becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products.According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was particularly reflected in food packaging where a majority of Canadian adults (62%) were willing to pay more for products packaged in sustainable materials, with 40% saying they would be open to paying up to 10% more.

30 October 2019

PALO ALTO, CALIF— 

Textile printing 20% of water pollution
Textile printing 20% of water pollution
HP’s ‘Sustainable Impact’ commitment to create sustainable digital printing solutions.The traditional textiles industry is a big polluter, with HP citing figures from the World Resources Institute stating that some 20% of industrial water pollution is derived from garment manufacturing. HP said that its existing water-based inks for corrugated packaging had already made a big impact in

30 October 2019

WHITEHORSE, YUKON—

Commercial printers to save government $1.6 million
Commercial printers to save government $1.6 million
The Yukon government is turning to the private sector for the printing of government documents — and it's being met with flak . The Yukon Government will be cutting back on the use of the Queen's Printer, a government print shop. "The Queen's Printer Agency will now focus exclusively on sensitive material, such as a budget document, instead of the wide range of government printing services it currently offers," said Richard Mostyn, minister of highways and public works.

30 October 2019

NEW YORK—

Speculated take over target
Speculated take over target
Shares of Xerox jumped  on Tuesday after the  company reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Revenue dropped to $2.2 billion from $2.35 billion a year earlier, but blew away expectations of a sales dropping  to  $1.19 billion. Net income increased to $221 million  from $89 million.

30 October 2019

NEW YORK—

 
 Take a look at five predictable packaging movements and their drivers as predicted by Packaging Digest  A) Flexible packaging has definitely come into its own in recent years. Flexibles accounted for 19% of the packaging materials market in the U.S. Much of this growth is due to material and production advancements. B) As ecommerce becomes more popular, brands will have to try harder to stand out, and this is going to affect their packaging designs.

30 October 2019

OTTAWA—

Neuromarketing  study science
Neuromarketing study science
Canada Post conducted a research study on brain imaging and eye-tracking technology were used to “see” into the brains of people interacting with physical (direct mail) and digital (email, display) advertising media. The resulting whitepaper , A Bias for Action, explains the four key findings: 1) Direct mail is easier to understand and more memorable than digital media. It takes 21 per cent less thought to process,and creates much higher brand recall .

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