Out soon: 4th drupa Global trends Report 2017

General confidence amongst printers and suppliers for 2017 but mixed fortunes for markets and regions alike / Strong plans for capital investment with Finishing the No.1 priority and Sheetfed offset leading press investment plans

Following the successful drupa in Spring 2016, this 4th annual Global Trends report gives the detailed evidence to support the thesis that globally Print is recovering well from the double challenge of the 2007/8 economic crisis and the strategic shift towards digital communications.

Sabine Geldermann, Director drupa, Messe Duesseldorf, said, “Last year’s drupa showcased a global print industry that has regained its confidence in the future, with lots of fresh technology and applications demonstrated to enthuse both printers and their customers alike. This report shows that whilst levels of confidence vary between regions and markets, overall the print industry is on the up and will invest strongly to secure a prosperous future.”

Recruited from senior managers who visited drupa last year, almost 850 printers and over 300 suppliers representing all regions and markets participated in the survey run by Printfuture, the specialist print consultancy and market research company. “All printers, whatever market or region they are based in, know that if they are to succeed in the long term, they must continue to adapt to the ever cha ...

drupa 2020 Dates Brought Forward by 1 Week

World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be held from 16 to 26 June 2020

The dates of the world’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be brought forward by one week: drupa is to take place now from Tuesday, 16 June, to Friday, 26 June 2020. This was agreed by the drupa Committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on 15 February 2017. The key argument for this decision was the fact that in some European countries as well as German states the summer holidays would have already started during the initially planned dates (23 June to 3 July 2020). By changing the dates Messe Düsseldorf is responding to requests voiced by both exhibitors and visitors alike.

Explaining the move Werner Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, said: “When we decided to stick to the 4-year cycle of drupa in consultation with the leading representatives of the industry during drupa 2016, the majority of holiday dates had not been published yet.” He went on to say: “Now we are really pleased that we can offer this solution although there is hardly any room for manoeuvre in the packed trade fair year of 2020. The fact that we agreed on a more compact stand construction period also contributes to h ...

Successful 4th Packaging Inspiration Forum of PrintCity

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH can look back on a successful  4th Packaging Inspiration Forum in Hamburg together with the PrintCity and their members. The companies invited to introduce new trends, procedures, materials as well as viability of the current and future packaging industry and to study and discuss together with 100 attendees of the forum for the fourth time already from November 09 – 10.

 

In addition to various presentations on the subject, the event is characterized by individual breakout-sessions, these are different workshops about packaging-specific topics, as well as extended networking breaks.

 

The detailed program of this year:

 

Lectures:

 

Werner T. Fuchs, marketing and advertising expert

Packaging is more than a matter of taste
Neuroscientific view to the impact of outwardness

 

Christian Klemenz, Founder & Managing Director, St. ERHARD
Authenticity, consumption, excellency
How the packaging convey the values of a Craft Beer startup

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Renewed fair success for WEILBURGER Graphics in China

WEILBURGER Graphics was represented together with its long-time Chinese partner Leading Technologies Co., Ltd. (LEADINGTECH) also this year at the All in Print China in Shanghai from 18. – 22. Oktober.

 

The All in Print which takes place every two years since 2003 is hosted by a fair cooperation of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Beijing Keyin Media & Culture Co., Ltd. . This year, at its sixth performance with more than 90,000 m², over 700 exhibitors could be achieved.

 

Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, who attended the exhibition to support Managing Director William Huang and his team LEADINGTECH on-site, comments on the successful exhibition appearance as follows: “It is no longer a secret that the Asian market is booming and that also the packaging sector grows exponentially year by year. This year the All In Print was able to count more than 76,000 visitors in 5 days which means a renewed growth of 25 % compared to the last exhibition in 2014.” Günter Korbacher continues: “Simply due to the language barrier and the different mental ...

New distribution partner of WEILBURGER Graphics for Vietnam

This year, WEILBURGER Graphics, a Franconian specialist for lacquer, inks and adhesives, was able to win a new distribution partner for the graphics industry in Vietnam. In its region, Toàn Ấn Co., Ltd. (TAC Total Print) is reckoned as established and high-graded retailer and importer for the graphics industry and covers almost all sectors of the printing industry in this connection. As first common project, the both companies exhibited from 5th to 8th October 2016 at the Vietnam PrintPack in Ho-Chi-Minh-City (Saigon).

 

Günter Korbacher, Managing Director of WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, who took part in the trade fair about the common appearance: “The PrintPack in Vietnam at which we were presented for the first time together with TAC this year was very successful with almost 15,000 visitors on only three trade fair days.” Günter Korbacher continued: “A successful exhibition participation or even a distribution would not be impossible but quite more difficult without the help of Ms. Le Thi My Huong and Mr. Ngo Quoc Khoa (both owner and Managing Directors of Toàn An co., Ltd.) in this region. Especially printers a ...

Epple Druckfarben AG: Joachim Erlach resigns from the Executive Board

Joachim Erlach resigned from the executive board of Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß/Germany, with the fulfillment of his contract on August 31, 2016 as al-ready announced. His field of responsibility will be taken over by Gunther Gerlach as Chairman of the Executive Board.

With the fulfillment of his contract on August 31, 2016 Joachim Erlach resigned from the Executive Board of Epple Druckfarben AG, Neusäß/Germany. For more than 20 years he created a successful sales performance on national and international markets for the manufacturer of printing inks. On this challenging market he primed Epple in an excellent way for the future.

The supervisory board appointed Gunther Gerlach to the Chairman of the Executive Board; thereby Epple continues its generational change. Gunther Gerlach takes over with his experienced sales organization the field of responsibility of Joachim Erlach und therewith his operative tasks and customer contacts. Michael Berz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, actively attended the assignment of duties and thanks Joachim Erlach for his tireless commitment: “His path breaking decisions and immense market knowledge are decisive for Epple Druckfarben AG being market leader for printing inks in the sheetfed offset sector in Germany. In the name of the family shareholders and the Supervisory Board I thank Joachim Erlach for his successful and sustainable contribution to the company Epple.“

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WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH: end results at drupa 2016

Weilburger can confirm after evaluation and care of all data of drupa 2016 that this year’s participation is again the most successful trade show of the company since drupa-debut in 1995. So that the company can look back on a continuously rising performance over now total 6 drupa-participations.

At the mid-term of drupa Weilburger could already greet more than 500 prospects and visitors to our stand. Amongst them were represented all EU countries as well as visitors from China, Australia, Iran, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam, Japan, India, Ukraine, Russia, Thailand, Latvia, Lithuania, South Africa, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Morocco, Lebanon, El Salvador, Hong Kong, UAE and south Korea. The second drupa-week could not only be confirmed but also expanded. Thus, the company came to over than 1.200 visitors from 65 countries.

 

Günter Korbacher about this success: “To be honest, we were overwhelmed from this enormous encouragement of our customers and prospects all over the world. Therefore our initial doubts due to our new location at hall 12 were quickly flown away. Especially the direct proximity to drupa Touchpoint Packaging certainly contributed to this success, where we had the pleasure to present our goods as well as the other members of PrintCity at our common both. However also our new corporate identity presented at drupa as well as our latest products and systems were highly appreciated and our 22-man-team had barely time to ...

New SENOFLEX® Inks and Coatings from WEILBURGER Graphics

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, based in Franconia (Germany) presents four new products and series from the SENOFLEX® Product range of inks and coatings for corrugated flexo.

SENOFLEX® WB GLOSS COATING FP NDC 17-1421 350460

Universal gloss coating for post-print flexo applications. 

 

This system has been proven in the market for a long time and distinguishes itself through the following features: 

  • Quick drying with good gloss results
  • High speed production even with low drying power
  • Outstanding for inline die-cutting processes
  • Excellent wet block resistance
  • Suitable for non-direct food contact applications
  • Superior rub and abrasion resistance

 

SENOFLEX® WB EXTENDER SCUFF RESISTANT 07-1453 395905

This extender was developed for applications where no varnish is applied but rub resistance above average is required.

 

The product stands out through the following characteristics:

  • The rub resistance of the inks is greatly improved when they are combined with this extender instead of with a conventional extender
  • This means that in many cases a subsequent over-coating can be spared

 

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Future Technologies and Inspiration: 5th joint appearance of the PrintCity Alliance at drupa

Under the headline Inspirational Packaging for an Attractive Future, the Alliance will showcase future technologies and solutions for the packaging industry.

Visitors will be given inspiration and a glimpse into the future of Value Added Packaging. The Alliance is seeking to continue spearheading innovation and development. Whilst the focus is on packaging, many solutions can be applied to commercial printing as well.

 

New location to meet brand owners and creatives

The stand will be positioned directly next to the Packaging Touchpoint in Hall 12, Stand C51 and C43.

The move from the traditional Hall 6 to this new location was made to strengthen the focus on the packaging market and to meet brand owners and creatives.

 

Presentations and seminars at the Packaging Touchpoint

This claim will also be underlined by the massive presence at the Touchpoint.

A presentation will show future technologies and give inspiration for creative packaging. With the help of samples it will be explained: WHAT can be done and WHY should a brand owner do it?
The presentation will be followed by more technical seminars with details about HOW the techniques can be successfully implemented.

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New low migration UV lacquers for non-absorbent substrates from WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH

WEILBURGER Graphics GmbH, located in Gehardshofen (Germany) presented two new low migration UV lacquers for food packaging.

SENOLITH® UV FILM GLOSS LACQUER FP NDC 17-3292 360447

The SENOLITH® UV FP NDC product family contains UV coating systems that are certified (ISEGA/FABES) for non-direct food contact (dry, greasy, humid) The coatings are low migration and low odor.

 

SENOLITH® UV FILM MATT LACQUER FP NDC 17-3296 360446

The SENOLITH® UV FP NDC product family contains UV coating systems that are certified (ISEGA/FABES) for non-direct food contact (dry, greasy, humid) The coatings are low migration and low odor.

 

The products distinguish themselves through the following characteristics:

·   very good gloss level in the case of the 360447

·   very good matt level in the case of the 360446

·   good wetting over the substrate and the printing inks

·   excellent bonding

·   tested for migration properties by an independent institution

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