Eco-friendly packaging - A hot topic at Packaging Innovations in Warsaw
One of the main topics for visitors was how to produce environmentally friendly packaging while keeping up high standards in terms of quality and visibility at the point-of-sale.
In the seminar, the members of the PrintCity Alliance gave an update on the progress being made in improving environmental impact in the packaging industry.
Samples from the Better Human series where once again used to illustrate this development and included monomaterial packaging, food packaging, as well as LED UV and climate-neutral production methods.
The Alliance drew another large crowd at its seminar this year, underlining the importance of the subject.
Barriers, cold transfer and UV-LED
The future and advantages of LED UV technology − used to produce the new Better Human samples − was another hot topic for many visitors.
The samples also show impressively how cold transfer can replace metallized cardboard and offer advantages for processing (partial application, pre- and postprint) and design integration.
Trendy ice cooler packaging for beverages drew a lot of questions about alternative barrier solutions to protect against liquids and grease. New materials provide possibilities for eliminating foil to make such packaging more environmentally friendly. The cooler forms a barrier with a smart combination of board and water-based varnish.
The Alliance will return in 2022
“We were very impressed with the increasing number of visitors and the vibrant spirit on the Polish market,” concluded, Rainer Kuhn, Managing Director of the PrintCity Alliance. “We are very much looking forward to meeting all our customers again at Packaging Innovations in May 2022!”.
Beata Biesiadecka of Zeller+Gmelin:
“Our customers asked about the future of LED technology and its advantages. We discussed in detail our new line of LED inks, i.e. Uvalux FCM U581 and Uvalux U540, for example their outstanding press behavior and deinking properties.
Also, many customers asked about Z+G adhesives for cold transfer processes as a “green” alternative to metallized cardboard.”
Seminar on eco-friendly premium packaging
PrintCity Alliance members presented new products and concepts for sustainable, eco-friendly, premium paperboard packaging, monomaterial packaging, food packaging, LED UV and climate-neutral production practices.
PC Print / LEONHARD KURZ (hot stamping, cold and digital transfer applications, holograms), Merck (special effect pigments), WEILBURGER Graphics (varnishes, adhesives and water-based flexo inks), Zeller+Gmelin (UV inks and coatings)
Press photos and press release:
This press release is also available in Polish.