What now for lamination?

RK Print Coat’s Rotary Coater is able to undertake hot melt extrusion coating using two different methods depending upon the viscosity of the hot melt
Why do we laminate and why has it, over the years, become such an increasingly important production process? The short answer, perhaps, is that lamination allows for an almost unlimited range of often very dissimilar materials and structures to be economically combined in order that unique performance benefits can be obtained that would be difficult…

ebeam Technologies – ePac Flexible Packaging provided with instant OPV curing

ePac Flexible Packaging will install an ebeam Technologies’s Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line (Sourece: ebeam Technologies)
SWITZERLAND • The full-service provider offering pre-media, digital printing, laminating, and pouch making services will install an ebeam Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line at its Madison, Wisconsin, USA, site in Q3, 2018.

Amut/Erema – Open house: From PET bottles straight to packaging

Michael Buchberger, sales manager, and Christoph Wöss, business development manager, in front of the Vacurema in the production hall at Erema (Source: Erema)
ITALY • Both companies invite guests to experience the closed material loop of PET first-hand from 28 to 31 May 2018. Washed post-consumer PET bottle flakes will be recycled live at the Amut headquarters in Novara, Italy, to make food contact grade thermoforming sheet in a direct process.

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…

Print4All – International brand leaders continue to sign up

Print4All will take place at Fiera Milano (Source: Print4All)
ITALY • Canon and Agfa, among others, have recently confirmed their presence at the upcoming congress. Moreover, according to the organisers, many more major converting and package printing brands have also chosen to support the project. This helps ensure that, culminating in Print4All itself (taking place from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano), the…