New market report on digital label and package printing

Industrial-scale colour inkjet digital printing set for take-off in labels and packaging

An example for a digital inkjet press, the Durst Tau 330 RSC (Source: Durst)
Growth in colour inkjet digital printing across labels and packaging industries is set to increase rapidly through 2023 and beyond, with automated high-volume/high-speed industrial-scale production to grow at a very fast rate. This is the outlook by the new report covering colour inkjet digital printing in global labels and packaging markets, published by market research…

Bobst – Claims the AluBond process is a breakthrough in high metal adhesion

Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…

Apex International – Customers earn many flexo print awards

Apex International manufactures anilox technology used worldwide (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • Towards the end of 2017, Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. In the EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars contests, judges evaluated and judged the finest submissions in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial…

Tresu – Waste eliminating solutions at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2017

The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
DENMARK • At the upcoming FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, Tresu Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing. The event will take place at Messe Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2017 with Tresu available at stand 104/105.

Bobst – THQ FlexoCloud technology for corrugated post-printing

Bobst believes their new THQ FlexoCloud Technology can lead to a shift in corrugated post-printing (Source: Bobst)
FRANCE • More than 200 attendees from 120 customers attended Bobst’s technical seminar at the Lyon Competence Center about the new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud technology. Developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions, and adapted by Bobst, THQ can – according to the company – lead to…

Stora Enso – Gold sustainability award for EcoFishBox

The EcoFishBox won the WPO sustainability award as it can replace plastics and is recyclable (Source: Stora Enso)
The EcoFishBox won the World Packaging Organization’s WPO sustainability award and was also granted with the WorldStar sustainability award. The fibre-based box made of renewable material is is completely recyclable, and it saves on packaging waste handling. EcoFishBox can replace previously used polystyrene boxes for the same purpose.