Virtual - Flexible Packaging - Part 2

  • Master Class
  • 27 Oct 2020
  • Covers creating a flexible packaging culture, correct ink specification, flexpack converting technologies and overcoming the obstacles to entering the flexible packaging market

    Gain the necessary knowledge and expert guidance that label, and other, converters looking to enter or expand their production into flexible packaging are likely to require – substrates, design and origination, press printing and converting. Learn how ink components interact with drying and curing technologies, and with packaging line demands. Current legislation, including ink migration, will also be addressed.

    This two-part master class will be presented by Strategic Director, Tarsus Labels, Packaging & Brand Print Group, Andy Thomas-Emans, along with leading experts from the field. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training program for the label and package printing industry. 

    Master class start time in other time zones: 4pm CEST, 10am CDT 

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    Master class agenda

    Flexible packaging and the label printer

    • What are the implications
    • Developing the right ecosystem
    • Christian Menegon, Global Business Development Manager, HP Indigo

    Inks, coatings, curing and laminating

    • Inks and ink requirements
    • Performance and usage – food contact, migration, deep freeze, etc.
    • Laminating inks, and barrier coatings

    Converting flexible packaging

    • Slitting and slitting requirements
    • In-line lamination – solventless, wax, wet and dry
    • Understanding coefficient of friction/slip
    • Federico d’AnnunzioSenior Innovation Advisor, Bobst 

    From labels to flexibles – a converter perspective

    • What does a label converter need to understand?
    • What are the potential pitfalls
    • Challenges of managing a multi-stream business