The printing and packaging industry has had to withstand significant and constant pressure since the economic collapse at the end of 2008. De-stocking of raw materials to this industry has resulted in unprecedented raw material prices, while the price of energy continues to rise towards record levels. Additionally, the chemical industry has consolidated heavily in the last few years, limiting the available global capacities. Serious shortages and unrelenting cost increases are still evolving along with an increasing demand.

C.P. Bourg, the world's leading technology developer and supplier of document feeding, binding and finishing equipment, announced it has reached a major milestone in the company's history with the celebration of its 50th anniversary as The Print Finishing Experts.

Headquartered in Toronto, Crawford Technologies, a leader in print-stream transformation and document re-engineering software solutions, announced a new partnership with DTEC Distributing Technologies, which becomes an official reseller of CrawfordTech’s award-winning software in the Benelux region.

After the successful introduction of the nyloflex FSC Digital, a uniquely soft solid photopolymer plate for corrugated postprint, especially for transit packaging, Luxembourg-headquartered Flint Group Flexographic Products has rounded-off the product portfolio with the launch of the conventional version of the nyloflex FSC printing plate.

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