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Fidelity now has no shares available to short. Margin clerks working overtime placing buy to cover orders at the market. A break and close above 62 will cause plenty of pain for thems who sold what they didn't own.
DFTA is the German Tradegroup for Flexographic Printing, which is probably the most common method of package printing. Translated with Google Translate, so obviously a bit rough. But *the* biggest German Flexo Tradegroup (which is the most common form of printing packaging), just had a symposium solely on watermarking and due to demand going to have a second: __________________________________________________________________
First DFTA "Digimarc symposium" a complete success! The probably most burning topic in the flexo companies is currently the forced integration of a digital watermark called Digimarc barcode into the print image. A large retail chain requires labeling of its own brand packaging. It is an invisible watermark, which is mainly implemented by the modulation of the halftone dots.
All around the backgrounds, intentions and technical implementation possibilities was in the industry a last uncertainty, why the DFTA the first DFTA specialized symposium of the yearly dedicated to this topic and the DFTA technology center developed deeper knowledge to this technology.
With Mr Güneri Tugcu (Schawk Jülich) and Mr Adolf Ahrens (formerly Wipak), the two main players were recruited as speakers for keynote speeches.
Thanks to their high level of competence and an extremely agile audience, who did not shy away from any questions, all participants could take home an incomparable amount of new knowledge and a good feeling about the technical feasibility. As additional added value, participants had the opportunity to participate in a shopper experience at the Gastgeben GS 1 in Cologne and to get to know the shopping opportunities of the future in a tour.
Due to the high demand and the positive feedback from the participants, there will be a second edition of this specialist symposium with the same theme.
>It is an invisible watermark, which is mainly implemented by the modulation of the halftone dots.
Very interesting- Cast & Cure is another technology. FWIW- A customer had their name embedded in the film. Almost impossible to see if you don't know what your looking for. It gives counterfeit protection to a degree. IMO- The Problem - The film was made in China. This business has slowed to a crawl for us anyway. This due to customers saving money by not wanting to pay for a value added process to their packaging.
Stock price starting to discount tomorrows announcement on EU decision to possibly start watermarking plastics to make recycling more efficient. New high today.
And then you have short interest to be reported Friday after the close and Digimarc hosting a business update presentation next Wednesday. Lordy the ingredients are all there for the Roman candle shot of the year.
Free money. Or you could try to trade the market by calling daily moves like all the gurus on SI. What an exercise in futility.
DMRC managed a small gain today. Company will host bullish business update presentation Wednesday May 29 at 1 pm. That leaves 2 1/2 days to trade. Short interest will be published tomorrow after the close which will not show much change but still might act as an upside catalyst when market reopens Tuesday morning.
Still time to hop on board. Outside chance we get a high volume buying climax next week. Long term story remains intact.
Digimarc price target raised to $75 from $42 at Craig-Hallum Craig-Hallum analyst Jeff Van Rhee raised his price target on Digimarc to $75 from $42, noting that he believes the 3-page "Holy Grail" report, detailing a consortium of industry leaders' push for a European centric, industrywide solution to recycling, was presented yesterday at the bi-annual New Plastics Economy workshop. He continues to believe the conclusion of the report will be "highly favorable" toward the use of Digimarc technology. Van Rhee believes momentum is picking up on both the retailer and Consumer Packed Goods makers' sides of the equation and his increased price target reflects some of the incremental conviction he has as a result of additional field work, he tells investors. He keeps a Buy rating on Digimarc shares.
Looks like Digimarc will be watermarking plastic recyclables. Business update Wednesday at 1 pm.
Who cares? No one on SI as most only indulge in the futile exercise of attempting to call the market on a short term basis. Gotta be in the right stocks to make money. That's what it's all about.
It is holding up quite well Roger, and yes timing is everything. You very well might be spot on. Just a note. I once thought PLA poly lactic acid was going to be big in plastics. Corn into plastics - With names like Dow -Dupont and ADM involved it was worth watching. Seeming the big names have given up. I personally thought the technology could be explored to printing on this plastic substrate. This given the plastic would degrade a a fairly fast pace over time in water and landfills. However due to possible problems unbeknownst to me the technology wasn't progressed like I though it would be. Maybe with technological improvements in the process it's still possible?
Compostable and "Biodegradable" Plastics Provide False Sense of Responsibility treehugger.com
I don't have an answer for that. Hope you can listen to the business update Wednesday and if not then, there should be a transcript available afterwards. They should discuss prospects for plastics recycling. I would be interested in your thoughts.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Monday proposed banning single-use plastic products such as cotton buds and plastic straws and putting the burden of cleaning up waste on manufacturers in an effort to reduce marine litter. FILE PHOTO: Drinking straws protrude from a glass in a illustration picture in Loughborough, Britain April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File Photo
Under the proposal, single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives will be banned and replaced with more environmentally sustainable materials.
The proposal also requires EU countries to collect 90 percent of single-use plastic drink bottles by 2025 and producers to help cover costs of waste management and clean-up.
“Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem, because plastic waste ends up in our air, our soil, our oceans, and in our food,” said EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans. FILE PHOTO: European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans arrives to address a news conference during a European Union's General Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium, February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo
Plastic accumulating in the world’s oceans has become a major policy issue for governments, with scientists warning of their effect on the food chain.
Research published in the online journal Scientific Reports estimates a garbage patch of some 79,000 metric tonnes - 1.8 trillion pieces - of plastic has formed in the Pacific Ocean, mainly consisting of fishing nets, plastic containers, packaging and ropes.
Earlier this year, Britain also said it planned to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single-use products.
The Commission proposal will still need to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, and the Commission said it hoped for it to be given the green light before the European elections in May 2019.
Reporting by Megan Dollar; editing by Robert-Jan Bartunek and Alison Williams Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
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