Koenig & Bauer Celmacch offers the new technology of inside and outside printing in a single pass to all companies of the corrugated industry. The two-sides printing in one single working process allows not only a significant increase of efficiency, but also a considerable reduction of production costs.
Mondi has won the coveted PPI Award in the Product Innovation category for its Hug&Hold packaging solution. The Fastmarkets Forest Products PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Hug&Hold is a paper packaging solution designed and developed to wrap and transport PET beverage bottles, replacing plastic shrink wrap. It is a recyclable 100% paper-based solution, comprising a kraft paper sleeve and a corrugated clip to secure the bottles and offer a comfortable handle for transportation.
In the fourteenth edition of Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023, the industry event once again achieved a record number of visitors. With 6,700 visitors, the attendance rate was slightly above the level of 2019. After the four-year pandemic break, the approximately 100 exhibitors were very satisfied with the complete success.
XSYS has announced the introduction of nyloflex® FTV Digital, a hard durometer photopolymer plate for flexographic printing of flexible packaging with solvent inks. Developed with inherent flat-top dot technology and a smooth plate surface, the new plate formulation will appeal to customers serving brand owners who require the highest-quality printing of film-based substrates, while also offering maximum flexibility and higher productivity.
Edelmann Norderstedt started production on a half-format Rapida 76 (sheet formats up to 605 × 720 mm) in summer last year. Access to the latest production features was the primary goal of this investment in a high-performance six-colour press with coater and extended delivery. After all, the new high-performance press is expanding the company’s product portfolio by enabling UV finishing in an inline process. The ability to apply UV coatings in-house will also increase its product depth.
Rethinking packaging printing: The focus is on the Varioman packaging printing solution, which is pioneering the way for the future of printing thanks to proven manroland Goss technology. Web offset technology offers several sustainable aspects, such as printing with solvent-free offset inks. Additionally, the renowned press manufacturer is driving forward the topic of bio-based packaging barriers in the development project entitled Green, as a means to reduce unnecessary plastic waste in the long term.
From 14 to 16 March 2023, the corrugated, cardboard and printing community will gather for the 6th edition of CCE International at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. CCE International is the industry’s first port of call when it comes to sourcing new technologies in corrugated and folding carton production in Europe. The show features a popular series of Open Seminars, complemented by the offerings of the newly integrated InPrint Munich event brand with its high-profile conference programme on industrial printing. CCE International is co-located to ICE Europe.
From 14 to 16 March 2023, industry professionals will gather for the 13th International Converting Exhibition in Munich, Germany. With a total exhibition space of 8,700 square metres net and some 340 exhibitors from 21 countries, this year’s ICE Europe is set to continue its success as the industry’s favourite market place for pioneering innovation and profitable business opportunities. Visitors can also look forward to meeting the new winners of the prestigious ICE Awards and enjoy additional access to CCE International and the popular InPrint Munich conference, co-located just yards away – a unique offering for the converting, paper and print industry and the various markets they serve.
Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of workflow software solutions for print production and digital communications, has expanded its strategic partnership with Konica Minolta Business Solutions to now include its UK operations as well as those in the USA. The extended partnership between these two prominent companies is a testament to this collaboration’s success to date and the many benefits it brings to both organisations’ valued customer base.
Florian Pitzinger (37) will take over as Head of Global Corporate Communications at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on March 1, 2023. His area of responsibility includes all communication channels and the management of the brand. Mr. Pitzinger most recently worked at tire manufacturer Michelin and before that at technology company Robert Bosch GmbH.
At the Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Muller Martini will be demonstrating for the first time the End sheet feeder/Vareo Pro/InfiniTrim line, which has been supplemented with a De-Stacker and sorting solution. The two new systems at the beginning and end of the line ensure an increase in efficiency in softcover and hardcover production of very short runs and optimize logistics.
With the Prinova Digital, Muller Martini is launching an impressive new solution for digital saddle stitching. The hybrid saddle stitcher, which produces at 9000 cycles per hour, is not only perfect as an entry-level model for digital saddle stitching, but also processes conventionally printed jobs confidently and reliably.