The members of the PrintCity Alliance are showcasing a diverse range of products again this year at the Packaging Innovations trade fair in Warsaw.
In a seminar, the Alliance is also highlighting its new Better Human project to show how premium packaging can be reconciled with the demands on environmental protection and sustainability.
Materials, high-quality print finishing, anti-counterfeiting and UV
The range of solutions and products exhibited by members and partners of the Alliance is very diverse.
Visitors can learn about new substrates, inks, special effect pigments and coatings, stamping and digital finishing techniques, and options for using UV and anti-counterfeiting technology.
And here, too, the focus is on the environmental aspects of the materials and processes.
Zeller+Gmelin, a new Alliance member since 1 January, will be participating for the first time. As a specialist for UV-curing printing inks, the company will be providing information on this application and the advantages of UV systems in packaging printing. Its display focuses on its newly developed line of low-migration LED offset printing inks for food packaging. The new line unites the advantages of the low substrate heat exposure resulting from LED technology, with the low-migration and outstanding curing properties of standard UV systems.
Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, will showcase the new ecobarrier board, MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB, which has a medium barrier against moisture and grease, and its comprehensive lightweight folding boxboard and white kraft liner (WKL) portfolios and products. “Packaging is a necessity – for product distribution and safety. Paperboard packaging made from renewable materials is a sustainable choice. We will use this opportunity to show visitors how we can provide solutions to any packaging challenge and help customers to evaluate and improve their own packaging goals,” says Stanislaw Moczulski, Sales Director Metsä Board Poland, inviting visitors to the PrintCity pavilion.
Weilburger Graphics is introducing not only brand-new coatings, flexo inks and adhesives, but also its high-efficiency, resource-saving manufacturing system for premium water-based coatings, which went into production this year and is likely the most modern of its kind in the world.
KURZ will be demonstrating how design and function interact. Its customer-specific TRrustConcept solutions, for example, deliver effective protection against counterfeiting and promote interaction between a brand and its consumers to strengthen customer ties. With its TTR Unique Verospec solution, products can be marked with hidden authenticity features. hinderer + mühlich is presenting the latest stamping die technology, which lends an irresistible look and feel to print products. KURZ further is displaying examples of its brilliant Digital Metal finishing technique for high-quality individualisation and eye-catching holographic effects.
Seminar on packaging design, print finishing, production and the environment
Better Human, the PrintCity Alliance’s new project, combines premium packaging with the demands of environmental protection and sustainability.
The seminar explains the environmental aspects of packaging design.
They start with the structural design of the packaging (monomaterial, elimination of fossil materials), continue with selecting the substrates, inks, coatings and foils, and conclude with options for recycling.
The seminar will be held on 1 April from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Workshop Area of the Green Hall. Attendance is free of charge. No registration required.
The trade fair takes place from 1 - 2 April on the exhibition grounds in Warsaw.