The problem with writing or printing on plastic films is well known; you have a plastic bag and you would like to write on it with a pen but the ink doesn't stick since untreated plastic has a structure that makes it impossible owing to poor adhesion. Corona treatment is the solution,...
The cartonboard market has much to shout about regarding its environmental credentials, but is it doing enough? David Pittman speaks to key players in the industry to find out.
 
From governments and legislative bodies, and the industries who work within...

- Cost-effective production methods for printed electronics on flexible substrates are developed and tested in a joint cleanroom by leading industry names

BASF, Heidelberg and TU Darmstadt have commenced work on the NanoPEP2 development project after reporting successful results...

Dr Martin Schmitt-Lewen is Heidelberg’s senior manager of technologies for future business. Nick Coombes talked to him at the conclusion of Drupa 2012 about the company’s Innovation gallery.
 
Nick Coombes (NC): This was quite a different venture...
Austria-based company Octapharma is using Atlantic Zeiser’s versatile Omega inkjet digital printing system to code up to 50 different folding carton formats, and 10,000 pieces a day. Nick Coombes reports
 
Up to 50 different folding carton formats
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The European Aluminium Foil Association celebrates the 50th anniversary of aluminum foil blister packaging
 
The first blister pack was introduced to the market 50 years ago. Today it is hard to imagine a world where unit doses of solid form pharmaceuticals...
Heidelberg has said it has won business around the world with package printers with its Diana series of folder gluers, as European and overseas customers move to increase their profitability, make their production process leaner and increase turnover. David Pittman reports
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Stating that all products will now come under the one brand name, Bobst says developing new technologies for the benefit of customers remains the main driver of the Group
 
Stating that all products will now come under the one brand name, developing new technologies for the...

Nick Coombes talks to Costanza Cerutti, communication manager at Cerutti Packaging Equipment SpA, to trace the history of the business, which was founded by her great-grandfather and has grown into a global leader in gravure package printing.
 
When Giovanni Cerutti started...

The used machinery market will have a strong presence at Drupa, generating leads and helping the machinery market maintain its longevity. David Pittman reports
 

While Drupa will act as a launch pad for numerous new printing presses, technological innovations and software...

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