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Small particles provide orientation and signal effect, but also camouflage and sun protection if required: Pigments are coloring substances that are practically insoluble in water or other application media. They are mainly added to paints and coatings, plastics and building materials. (In contrast, soluble dyes are mainly used for liquids for dyeing). Ceresana has now analyzed the entire market for pigments for the sixth time. In 2019, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest share of consumption. For this part of the world and for Africa, the market researchers expect the highest growth in the coming years. Global demand for pigments is expected to increase to approximately 11.14 million tons by 2027.

With sustainability firmly at the forefront of today’s packaging supply chain, Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, has detailed its vision for supporting circular economies in a new white paper that reveals the formation of a dedicated Sustainability Task Force.

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A new study shows that sustainability is a key driver for companies. The "Balancing Sustainability and Profitability Study" was conducted among 200 executives and 1500 consumers in the UK before the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic. The study shows that increased conscious consumer behaviour is driving companies to integrate sustainability transparently into their business operations. However, with a new generation of consumers increasingly demanding greater transparency in the area of sustainable business, the study also shows that two-thirds of companies are finding it difficult to measure the impact of their sustainability strategies.

With sustainability firmly at the forefront of today’s packaging supply chain, Flint Group Packaging Inks, one of the largest consumables suppliers to the global print and packaging industry, has detailed its vision for supporting circular economies in a new white paper that reveals the formation of a dedicated Sustainability Task Force.

By Uwe Stebani, General Manager Xeikon Prepress

In the first part we introduced the lessons of the corona crisis; part 2 examines whether digital printing offers solutions to these lessons. In some cases, the current crisis is seen as a trigger for further automation in the manufacture of print products [1]. We have also shown in the first part that in flexo plate production, a still very manual process, follows a highly digitized data flow in pre-press. It is therefore obvious to assume that digital printing with its “direct-to-print” promise will be the winner in the competition between the different printing technologies. Does this mean that digital printing will survive the corona crisis almost undamaged? And therefore, after the crisis, digital printing will begin its triumphal march into packaging printing?

How BST eltromat helps its customers to achieve their environmental goals
From Dr. Michael Dattner
Quality assurance systems from BST eltromat support in many ways the striving of web processing industries for more sustainability. Especially in the film and packaging industry, the topic of recycling management has been gaining importance for years. The industry is undergoing a radical change which also places new demands on quality assurance systems. As a worldwide leading manufacturer of these systems, BST eltromat is at the forefront of the transformation process towards recycling management.

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