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Flint has launched new UV LED sheetfed process ink - XCURA EVO

Last month Flint Group  announces the global launch of its latest version UV LED process inks, XCURA EVO created out of the new resin technology system for ‘increased stability and performance consistency’.  
“‘EVO’ is short for evolutionary,” explains Trevor Amps, global product management director for Energy Curing inks. “This signals a step change from our world renowned XCURA formulations which, for the past four years, have served our customers very well as an industry leader. XCURA EVO is our next generation offer to the UV LED and low energy sheetfed market, and we are very pleased to announce its global launch.”
The new ink has  ISO 12647-2 compliance on approved substrates.
“More and more sheetfed press manufacturers are heading

Kiian’s ink receives eco certification

Digistar HI-PRO – one of Kiian Digital’s sublimation transfer inks – has achieved ECO PASSPORT certification. This enables it to be used in the production of sustainable textiles and those required to achieve STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX.  
The certifications also increase the chances for printers to become partners for the leading brands who are asking – as integral part of their supply agreement – the compliance credentials of products used in their processes minimizing health and environmental

PMMI launches report on global trends

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies has revealed the latest trends in global packaging in its 2017 Global Packaging Trends report, produced by Euromonitor.
Consumer focus on wellness, environmental impact and macroeconomic factors such as the growth of the middle class creating more disposable income are shaping the global packaging market, said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI.  Yuska cited global consumer demand for healthier foods as the impetus towards

Flint publishes report on sustainability

Flint Group has announced publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report - providing a comprehensive view of the organisation’s sustainability performance to date. “We are delighted to introduce our 2017 Sustainability Report, which explores in depth the progress we have made in 2015 and 2016 on our sustainability journey,” says Russell Taylor, Senior Vice-President Global Human Resources with leadership responsibility for Flint Group’s sustainability programme. “Within the report you will find

Industry experts welcome food waste report but point to omissions

The cross party Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) has issued its report into food waste in England. The report said the government should establish a national food waste reduction target to drive efforts to reduce the food waste costing the average person in the UK £200 per year.
EFRA also said that supermarkets should publicly report data on the amount of food they bin and relax rules that prevent the sale of ‘wonky vegetables’ to combat food waste.
Committee chair Neil Parish