Common quality issues associated with washout solvents in flexo plate making is the topic of a new technical paper by XSYS. The insightful guide which is entitled “XSYS WASHOUT SOLVENTS 101 – How can washout solvents contribute to consistent plate quality?” examines some of the often-heard myths surrounding the washout process and explains the adverse effects the incorrect use of washout solvents can have on the final print quality.

41.1 million packages of Ibuprofen were sold in Germany alone in 2020. While they’re something we often have close at hand, very few people know how the individual tablets actually end up inside their blister packs. Speed, safety and affordability are a must when it comes to production. This is where used blister machines can come in.

The European Commission has published its new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). It bans non-recyclable packaging from 2030, using design for recycling criteria to measure recyclability. It also provides minimum recycled content targets in plastic packaging, and a harmonised labelling system for packaging disposal. Learn more about this legislation and other packaging trends at our 9-10 March event: Shaping the Future with Packaging.

By David Lee, Focus Label

A sketchy record on sustainability can have a real effect on brand image and is often something your
customers and shareholders will judge your business on. On the flip side, a strong commitment to
sustainability can have a positive effect on your business.

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