DEREK KYTE, PREVIOUS WINNER OF THE IOP GOLD MEDAL DIES
Derek Kyte, one of the fathers of modern electronic typesetting, has died aged 90.
DE LA RUE SAYS MINUTE TRACES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS IN POLYMER
The tallow issue that has plagued the Bank of England's new five pound note has also caused De La Rue to examine its polymer formulation
HEARST UK POSTS £5.4M LOSS
Hearst UK has reported a £5.4m annual loss and plans to close one print magazine and two online titles.
UK PAPER PRICES TO RISE
Major papermakers have sent letters out to paper merchants over the past few weeks to confirm that prices are about to go up by between 5% and 10%.
GLAMOUR DROPS ‘HANDBAG’ FORMAT
Glamour will ditch its "handbag size" magazine permanently, publishing in a larger format as it repositions as a more luxury offering.
BPIF AND PRISMM INTRODUCE LANDFILL SCHEME
The BPIF and Prismm Environmental have introduced certification for their Zero Labels 2 Landfill scheme, which sees waste from label printers intercepted before it goes to landfill sites
EUROPEAN PAPER SHIPMENTS DOWN
Total European Shipments of Graphic Papers in September 2016 Down 4.3% vs Sept. 2015
UPM PAPER ENA TO REDUCE CAPACITY
UPM on Nov. 3 announced plans to permanently reduce its graphic paper capacity in Europe by 305,000 tonnes. The capacity reductions are planned to take place in Austria and Germany.
SMURFIT KAPPA TO ACQUIRE SAXON PACKAGING
Smurfit Kappa UK announced the acquisition of Saxon Packaging based in Lowestoft, Norfolk
TELEGRAPH WARNS OF ‘INTENSE COMPETITION’ FROM FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE
Telegraph Media Group has warned news publishers face "intense competition" from Facebook and Google and "pressure on digital advertising yields" and that "these trends will only accelerate".
STORA ENSO PLANS CONSOLIDATION OF CORRUGATED PACKAGING
Stora Enso announced plans to consolidate manufacturing of corrugated packaging in Finland to its Lahti plant
SCIENTIFIC WORK SHOWS HOW CORRUGATED PACKAGING FOR FRUIT AND VEGETABLES STOPS BACTERIA
New scientific work explains why corrugated packaging outperforms returnable plastic containers (RPCs) when it comes to micro-biological contamination
SMES SPLIT ON BREXIT IMPACT
SME owners, including printers, in the UK are divided on how much impact the decision to leave the EU is having on their businesses, a survey has revealed
WOMEN’S WEEKLIES FALL 8.4%
Women's weeklies have declined in circulation once again with an 8.4% year-on-year drop over the first half of 2016, according to ABC.
POLESTAR RETAINS TWO GUARDIAN TITLES
Polestar has renewed its contract to print two weekly supplements for Guardian News & Media, but will lose two others because the publisher is going to print them in-house
NEW UK NEWSPAPER
Trinity Mirror said The New Day will go on sale on February 29 and offer an “upbeat, optimistic approach and will be politically neutral”.
FINLAND’S PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY PRODUCTION STABLE IN 2015
Finland's pulp and paper industry production grew 0.2% in 2015. Production of softwood sawn timber decreased 2.7%
INDEPENDENT TO CEASE AS PRINT EDITION
The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are to cease print editions in March, leaving only an online edition, the owner has said.
MCDONALD’S UK PARTNERS WITH JAMES CROPPER FOR PAPER CUP RECYCLING TRIAL
James Cropper has announced a trial recycling partnership with McDonald's UK, as the two explore pioneering moves in sustainability and recycling.
CEPI DIRECTOR GENERAL MARCO MENSINK TO LEAVE IN MARCH
CEPI Director General Marco Mensink will leave his role in CEPI on 15 March 2016 to take up the role of Director General in CEFIC - the chemical industry trade federation
WORLD DEMAND FOR CORRUGATED BOXES TO INCREASE
World demand for corrugated boxes is expected to increase 3.7 percent per year through to 2019
WATERSTONES OPENS BIGGEST LONDON STORE IN 10 YEARS
The largest Waterstones branch to be opened in London in a decade began trading on 12 December.
HOLMEN RESTARTS MILL AFTER FIRE
Holmen Paper has restarted production on PM 12 at Hallsta Paper Mill. The paper machine has not been in operation since a fire on 20 November
DE LA RUE TO CUT BANKNOTE PRODUCTION
De La Rue has announced plans to reduce its banknote production and invest more in passport work, after completing a review
POLESTAR CALLS IN DELOITTE TO ADVISE
Polestar has brought in Deloitte to advise on a new financial structure for the group in the face of downgraded forecasts for the performance of the business
TRINITY STOPS NEWCASTLE PRINTING PLANT
Trinity Mirror plans to close its Newcastle printing plant putting 49 jobs under threat
CHINA GROWTH SLOWS
China's paper industry is quickly transitioning into a slow-growth phase that poses challenges to pulp and wood fiber suppliers to that country.
CPI BOOKS RAMPS UP ON DEMAND CAPABILITY
CPI Books has reacted toshift towards print-on-demand by buying six new Canon printers.
REPORT PREDICTS GLOBAL GROWTH FOR SECRURITY PRINTING
A new report, The Future of Global Security Printing Markets to 2020, the worldwide market for security printing will grow from £13.5 billion in 2010 to £24.1 billion in 2020
PAPER INDUSTRY LAUNCHES AGE OF FIBRE
More than 400 industry representatives gathered in Brussels for European Paper Week 2015 where the industry declared the start of The Age of Fibre.