As part of its global solidarity program in the fight against the corona crisis, Henkel has announced that it will make production capacities available at short notice for the manufacture of disinfectants. Within just one week, a production plant at the Düsseldorf site was converted and the first 25,000 liters of hand disinfectants were produced. Henkel donated them to surrounding hospitals and public institutions. Next week, production will continue and about the same amount of disinfectant will be produced again.

The plastic-free eco-barrier board MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is certified by DIN CERTCO for industrial and non-industrial compostability. The industrial certification has been granted according to DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400, the non-industrial certification according to NF T 51-800. The eco-barrier board is manufactured by Metsä Board, the leading European producer of lightweight premium board and a member of the Metsä Group.

Flint Group Packaging Inks Europe today confirms the implementation of a solvent surcharge for its solvent-based inks and coatings in Europe, effective 1st April 2020. The surcharge will be implemented as promptly as possible and will vary depending upon the specific product portfolio and commercial terms each customer has in place. The surcharge will remain active until the current raw material volatility subsides. Orders received up until 31st March 2020 will not be affected.

In March 2020 Follmann joined the cooperation initiative CEFLEX, which was founded in 2017 to solve a circular economy for flexible packaging materials. The collaboration, which consists of various members of the value chain, has set itself the goal of making a positive contribution to the circular economy and the dissolution of a linear economy. By 2025, effective system solutions should be made possible through the cooperation of all project members. Together, the participating actors develop both design specifications for consumer-friendly flexible packaging formats and business models for downstream infrastructures.

Surcharges take effect immediately.
Siegwerk, one of the world's leading suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, will introduce surcharges for solvent-based packaging inks and coatings in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with immediate effect.

Following the UK government’s announcement to apply further restrictions on the movement of people and to increase isolation, C&T Channel Matrix (C&T), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of creasing matrix has taken action to ensure continuity of its service and product supply.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced the release of Skins® Sandy, the newest addition to its Skins® range of haptic coating resins. Like the other Skins® resins, Sandy will enable brand owners and convertors to differentiate their products by adding an extra layer of sensory experience. Specifically, the new resin will enable print and packaging manufacturers to add sand-like textures to a wide range of materials, including food packaging.

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