ERA – Packaging & Decorative Conference Turin 2018

ERA Secretary General James Siever welcomes Philipp Kroschner, sales engineer of new ERA member pronexos (Source: G&K TechMedia)

ITALY • On 7th and 8th of November, the annual Packaging & Decorative Conference took place in Turin. About 90 industry experts attended the 13 presentations covering key aspects and the current status of gravure printing in the packaging and decorative markets.

As in previous years, the development in digital printing was also highlighted in some presentations. Besides these more traditional items, there was also a special focus on brand products, as well as brand packaging and its hidden messages for the consumers. To round up the first day, the participants of the event gathered together at the Turin store of Eataly for dinner. The lively and most inspiring evening was a bright reflection of the good and relaxed atmosphere of the whole event.

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On the second day, the participants visited the plant of Sublitex in Alba. The company belongs to the Miroglio Group and is a leading transfer printer on various surfaces for the fashion and home furnishing industry. The company applies modern gravure printing technology, but complementary also digital printing on industrial scale.

A very special moment of the event was the reception of a new member of ERA. Pronexos of Almelo, The Netherlands, is a provider of lightweight carbon fibre rollers.

A detailed article on the event will be published in the December issue of Flexo & Gravure Global.

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