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TLMI launches PET release liner recycling program

TLMI has launched a PET release liner recycling program in close conjunction with Lincoln, California-based Circular Polymers.

For the past year, TLMI has been working with Circular Polymers to qualify PET release liner from association members as a supply stream into Circular Polymers’ recycling process. A leader in using recycling technology to transform post-consumer discarded carpet into new polymer raw materials, Circular Polymers has approved PET release liner as a material that the company can fully recycle. The recycled liner becomes PET pellets that can be used in multiple industries.

For TLMI converter member companies interested in discussing PET recycling with their customers and prospects, specifications includes:

  • Minimum

Siegwerk partners with Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute

Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute will be partnering with Siegwerk over the next five years to develop the next generation of printing and ink technology through the newly commissioned, Siegwerk Inks and Coatings Laboratory.
The Siegwerk Inks and Coatings Laboratory will be part of the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics that will provide the faculty, staff and students access to ink technology and ink management processes. The lab will support building capabilities in

Esko takes a leadership role at SGIA Expo 2018

While exceptional speed and acceleration is one way to increase digital finishing table productivity, perhaps the more impactful way is to reduce downtime due to manual feeding and stacking. It not only reduces idle time; wherever you have manual material handling, you also have damage and waste, and the level of rework can be high. Esko explained how it is at the forefront of digital finishing automation during SGIA Expo 2018.
Esko director of product development, Frank Adegeest,  presented

Heidelberg and DOCUFY Develop Mobile, AR-Enabled Integrated Solutions for Intelligent and Constantly Updated Content

With its “Heidelberg goes digital” strategy, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is on the journey toward becoming a digital, agile company while also supporting its customers’ transition into the digital age through innovative software solutions and business models. Together with its subsidiary DOCUFY, Heidelberg is pursuing the further development of the COSIMA Component Content Management System and the TopicPilot mobile content delivery platform for the smart creation

Hybrid Software introduces new variable data printing option

Hybrid Software has released a variable data printing (VDP) option for its PACKZ PDF editor and Cloudflow workflow suite that it is targeting at the labels and packaging markets.
Commercially available with immediate effect for users of PACKZ 5.0 and higher, Hybrid said the VDP option leverages its native PDF technology and ‘live objects’ controls for adding customised content to a PDF file. The developer said its VDP tools eliminate the upfront template creation which slows down other VDP