hubergroup prepares for Touchpoint Packaging forum at drupa

Apart of exhibiting its innovations in Düsseldorf, the company will also present an educational program.

hubergroup has been preparing for drupa 2024 as it takes part in Touchpoint Packaging platform with four sessions focusing on the latest packaging innovations for food, sustainability and digital color communication.

Thomas Polster, manager of business development for brand owners and global key account manager, will kick off four hubergroup events with a panel discussion on ‘The future of flexible paper packaging’.

Polster will be discussing the opportunities and challenges of flexible paper packaging printed in web offset, its performance features and design options with brand owners, paper and printing press manufacturers, printers and packagers.

The second hubergroup event is the presentation by Korbinian Steigenberger, junior product manager, on the topic of ‘Inside the Box - Direct Food Contact’. Steigenberger will talk about the special features of DFC with printing inks and coatings, as well as the regulatory requirements. He will present new opportunities for brand owners to make their packaging design attractive and at the same time meet the demand for more sustainable packaging with the use of DFC inks and coatings.

At the third hubergroup event, Patrick Hübel, director of global product and color management, will present the licensed hubergroup Digital Colour Communication (HDCC) system. The presentation will show how modern software can be used to precisely capture, digitize and exchange color specifications for higher quality, speed and efficiency.

Lastly Dr Lars Hancke, manager of business development for flexible packaging at hubergroup, will present ‘Recyclable Printing Ink Solutions’, shedding light on the role of printing inks in material recycling, as standard printing ink systems for packaging printing need to be re-evaluated against the background of new recycling guidelines.

‘Our mission goes far beyond the production of printing inks and chemicals. We are doing pioneering work for the future of food packaging: sustainable, innovative, and efficient. As an innovation partner, we are committed to holistically driving success in packaging printing. At our events and stands, every visitor can form their own impression and connect with us, as it is part of our mission to be in close dialogue with our clients and develop joint solutions,’ said Konstantin Schmidtke, director of business development and global key account management.

The company has recently launched NewV set UEL 5000 ink is suitable for LED-UV and iron-doped UV offset printing, distinguished by low build-up on impression cylinders after the turn, high reactivity and fast curing, as well as establishment of a stable color-water balance.

hubergroup also shone at Labelexpo Europe 2023 showcasing the comprehensive service concept as well as its three series for flexo printing.