€16 million in increased electricity costs has forced Swedish paper mill Lessebo Paper to halt production on August 31, with future production now depending on daily electricity prices.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese opened the national jobs summit on Thursday by announcing a $1.1bn “training blitz” to address the “urgent challenge” of workforce shortages. He also proposed reforms of workplace pay deal bargaining.
It was blue skies and sunshine in Sydney as golfers took to the greens at the Pennant Hills Golf Club for this week's Visual Connections Golf Day. “The event was another welcome opportunity for the industry’s suppliers, their clients and others from across the industry to enjoy a day of networking,” said the organisers.
SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd., - SCREEN GP in Australia - has introduced a new high opacity white mode that offers more opaque white for the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S, the company’s specialised UV inkjet label printing system.
The PVCA Board met yesterday, courtesy Ricoh's premises, to appoint a revised Board with Matt Aitken - IVE Group - as President. It appears to be a Board compiled to steer the Association through the merger with TRMC, having great depth and experience to draw on.
Cathy O'Connor, CEO of outdoor media advertiser oOh!media, has been named a keynote speaker at the World Out of Home Organisation's (WOO) APAC Forum in Kuala Lumpur from October 11-13.
Ball & Doggett says shipping reliability is improving but several key drivers are placing further upward pressure on prices, including souring energy costs, pulp shortages and currency volatility. “Congestion is forecast to remain at key ports until the first half of next year.”
Agfa-Gevaert Group has signed a share purchase agreement with asset management company Aurelius Group for the sale of its Offset Solutions division. Under the terms of the deal, Aurelius will acquire the Agfa’s Offset business for 92 million Euro, subject to conditions.
Avery Dennison announced full-day training workshops in NSW (28 Sept) and Queensland (24 Oct) on automotive tint film preparation and application techniques. Cost is $365 per person.
HP has introduced Recycled1 Removable Adhesive Fabric, aimed at “the growing market of eco-conscious print consumers." 100% of total PET resin in the product is made from recycled water bottles.
Epson Australia has announced the inaugural Australian Photographic Prize Awards (APP) and Conference (8-11 September 2022, venues across Melbourne), with over $35,000 worth of prizes across various competitions including the Epson Print Awards.