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In order to counteract the current supply bottleneck in face masks for the population, designer Alexander Dort has developed a simple face mask that can be produced in large quantities very quickly by packaging printers, converters or owners of a cutting plotter.

The demand for face masks is currently enormous due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. However, the availability of such masks is limited. As a result, masks are now often produced manually by workshops, tailors and volunteer workers. However, the production capacities and speeds for this are very limited. On the other hand, many industrial production systems in the packaging industry are currently at halt due to the pandemic. This gave packaging designer Alexander Dort the idea to use the enormous production capacities of the worldwide printing and packaging industry to produce simple breathing masks in large quantities. He designed this in such a way that theoretically every printing company and every converter that has a simple die-cutter in 3B format or also owners of cutting plotters can produce such masks from folding carton or film. In the simplest case, printing is not even necessary, but it could also be used to embellish the masks or for advertising purposes.

The basis of these breathing masks is a flat blank that can be produced in such a way that by folding it together a pocket is created to hold standard cellulose tissues, which simply have to be inserted and can also be replaced periodically. It was also important to ensure that these masks do not have to be processed in a time-consuming manner - for example by attaching rubber bands - but can be sen... [Click Here]

 

Wagner Prestige Labels reduces waste and ramps up capacity with Durst Tau 330 RSC E investment

Brixen, Italy / Sydney, Australia – 30.03.2020 – Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has solved waste and digital capacity issues for family business Wagner Prestige Labels with the installation of a Tau 330 RSC E inkjet label production press.

Wagner’s choice of Durst’s RSC technology was driven by speed, quality and environmental considerations. “We decided to ramp up digital color capacity to the highest we could, and the Durst Tau 330 RSC E came up trumps,” said John Galea, Managing Director of Wagner Prestige Labels, of Wetherill Park, Sydney, Australia. “In only six months it has really proved itself, to the point that digital is now between 30 and 35% of our business. The quality of the labels is right up there with flexo and letterpress.

“Another important benefit is that waste is greatly reduced, with the threaded meterage on the Durst  Tau 330 RSC E even being able to be drawn back and printed. Waste is a big issue for label printers, especially with multiple versions, so anything we can do to reduce it is good for the environment.”

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DSM expands textured coating resin range with highly functional sandy-feel resin

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced the release of Skins® Sandy, the newest addition to its Skins® range of haptic coating resins. Like the other Skins® resins, Sandy will enable brand owners and convertors to differentiate their products by adding an extra layer of sensory experience. Specifically, the new resin will enable print and packaging manufacturers to add sand-like textures to a wide range of materials, including food packaging.

Tactile elements in print and packaging are increasingly used to differentiate brands, by providing a sensory experience that reflects their products. DSM’s Skins® coating resins range aims to meet this need by enabling different textures in a range of print and packaging materials. Skins® Sandy will offer sandy-feel textures ranging from fine to coarse and is particularly suitable for overprint varnishes, paper & board, and flexible packaging. In particular, its broad food contact compliance will open new possibilities for textured food packaging. It will be compatible with a wide range of printing processes, including flexographic and gravure.

Skins® Sandy will make it easier for coating formulators and converters to deliver sandy textures. Unlike many sandy-feel coating resins on the market, Skins® Sandy delivers the desired sandpaper texture in ... [read more]

Zeller+Gmelin joins forces with the PrintCity Alliance

UV ink specialist Zeller+Gmelin became a member of the PrintCity Alliance on 1 January 2020. The company has already contributed its expertise to joint projects in the past.

Competence in UV technology strengthens network

After years of collaboration, Zeller+Gmelin has now become an official member of the PrintCity Alliance. "In this increasingly complex world, our customers expect suppliers to cooperate closely and coordinate activities with one another", says Marcus Ruckstädter, Head of Sales at Zeller+Gmelin, explaining the decision. The PrintCity Alliance gives us the ideal platform for meeting this requirement. Furthermore, Zeller+Gmelin’s corporate values are right in line with the Alliance’s philosophy: reliability and credibility, receptiveness and creativity, solution competence and customer orientation, responsibility and sustainability."

 

Zeller+Gmelin fills gap in portfolio of members

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The 4th Worldwide Partners Meeting of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH in the Franconian town of Gerhardshofen, hosted the biennial Worldwide Partners Meeting for the fourth time and this time as part of the 140th anniversary celebration from October 23rd until 24th in 2019.

All of the company's worldwide sales partners are regularly invited to a joint networking event to present new products from the global specialist for coatings, inks and adhesives for the graphic industry, to discuss general information on trends in the printing industry as well as to promote the contact and exchange of all sales partners. The event was very well attended again this year.

 

This year, the partners came from Brazil, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Finland, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Colombia, Latvia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the United Arab Emirates.

 

The detailed program:

 

Wednesday October 23rd 2019

 

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