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Getting ahead with a folding carton suite

There are two ways in which a digital carton printing machine can complement your business. Either you have already been confronted with new orders demanding more flexibility by smaller lot size and a faster response: then a digital suite is your answer right there. But even when your business consists for the most part of offset jobs today, a digital suite could open new doors: you get to show your customers new possibilities, improve your relationship with them and attract new ones too.

Line extension to SmartDate® thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) aids process improvement initiatives via in-built tool to track packaging line downtime while improved user interface provides quicker, customized access to production metrics and tasks. Printing up to 455 packs per minute (ppm), versus an industry average of 120-160 ppm, is now possible.

Analysis reveals rising sales of customised coasters

Some European countries are known to love wine while other nations are most enamoured of beer. Besides different beverage preferences, Europeans are also divided over what to rest their drinks upon. After analysing several thousand beermat orders, Onlineprinters, the provider of online printing services, found that there are national differences regarding the preferred shape of beermats as well as different industry-specific demand trends.

The BOBST CL 850D duplex laminator is part of the Constantia Flexibles Group investment to expand the operations of Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co., the production site in Vietnam, that it is part of its pharma division since 2016. The CL 850D is due for delivery and installation in the cleanroom of the company’s state-of-the-art production facility in Ho-Chi-Minh City in the second half of 2018.

Apex International, a global leader of anilox and metering roll products, has announced the evolution of GTT anilox technology. This globally established product has been enhanced and upgraded over the last year. GTT 2.0 anilox technology is specifically engineered to significantly reduce liquid turbulence resulting in a calm liquid surface.

COMPETENCE 18, this year’s Open House event at BOBST, attracted over 600 visitors, including many of the leading packaging and label manufacturers and converters in the industry. The event, which took place June 5-8, 2018 at the Competence Center of Bobst Mex, Switzerland, promised to show the “Solutions for the challenge of tomorrow,” addressing key trends facing packaging converters, such as the need for shorter runs, greater versatility, e-commerce and constant innovation.

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