See & Feel: Folding Cartons with High-end Finishing from the PrintCity Alliance Address the Senses

The PrintCity Alliance is presenting its latest packagings with high-end finishing, which were this time created as examples for the “Luxury Drinks” market segment. Following the “Sweets” samples, this is now the second series of the Real Life Sample Project, making it possible to experience the harmonious interplay of design, shape and finishing.

This series focuses on effects you can feel:

Leather-like textures, combined with real-looking buttons made of metal, together with glossy logos and visuals that are brought to life by the perfect interplay between of different substrates and finishings.

Multisensory communication
Studies show that recall values at the Point of Sale are dramatically increased by addressing multiple senses. Effects of this kind for realistic simulations can specifically be achieved by intelligently combining different methods and technologies.

Substrates and materials accurately matched to the processes
The samples were produced in Weiden, using a GALLUS ICS 670 inline production system. The processes used for the purpose included gravure and flexo printing with various coatings and pigments, as well as laminating films, rotary debossing, hot foil stamping and embossing.

Choosing and matching the substrates and materials used is of essential importance, especially in the case of inline production of this kind. So, only high-quality embossing dies from Hinderer+Mühlich and cutting dies from Marbach were used, since they guarantee consistently high quality, even over very long runs.

The 2nd Packaging Inspiration Forum of the PrintCity Allianz
The possibilities of multisensory packaging production and many other topics, such as digital packaging printing, printed electronics and brand protection, will be discussed further at the 2nd Packaging Inspiration Forum of the PrintCity Allianz, which was held in Hamburg on 19 & 20 February.
For more information, go to: www.printcity.de/PIF2.php.

Connection of Competence: the pooled expertise of many partners
Apart from the PrintCity members Eltosch (UV driers), Leonhard Kurz (hot and cold foils), Merck (pigments / Iriodine), MetsäBoard (board), Océ (digital printing), Sappi Fine paper Europe (board) and WEILBURGER Graphics (coatings and flexo inks), numerous other partners are also contributing their products and know-how to the project:
AR Carton (3D design), Esko (3D design tools and visualisation), Folien Company (laminating films), Gallus (inline printing and finishing machines), Gietz (embossing machines), Hinderer+Mühlich (embossing dies), Jowat (film laminating adhesives), Marbach (cutting dies), Reproflex (flexo plates), Reproservice (data preparation), Saueressig (gravure cylinders), Sun Chemical (gravure inks) and Zeller+Gmelin (cold foil adhesives and UV flexo inks for food contact applications).

As usual, the entire experience gained, from design all the way to production, has been summarised in a Tutorial, which is available in the form of a PDF file, along with the technical machine specifications (www.printcity.de/index.php?site_id=196).

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Zumbiel Packaging Hosts Annual Meeting for International Packaging Group

Zumbiel Packaging, an independent paperboard packaging company with a 170-year history in the Cincinnati area, is proud to sponsor the 2013 Annual Technical Meeting for the International Packaging Group (IPG). The meeting took place April 28-May 2 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

IPG is a non-profit industry association representing folding carton producers around the world. Founded in 1963 in Switzerland, IPG is dedicated to helping its member companies share ideas, build business connections and advance innovative new technologies in packaging. The Annual Technical Meeting, hosted each year by a member company, focuses on technology and productivity trends in the packaging industry, and includes plant visits, workshops, benchmarking surveys, and other opportunities for information sharing and professional development. The 2013 meeting drew representatives from 25 companies in 20 countries.

“The annual IPG meeting gives us an opportunity to learn from our sister companies around the world, and to share our own challenges and innovations,” says Robert Zumbiel, CEO of  Zumbiel Packaging. “We’re very pleased to host this year’s meeting in our hometown.”

This year’s Annual Technical Meeting focused on the future of digital technology in the packaging market. Representatives from HP, Fuji Film, Xeicon and Stork PG Print shared their latest technologies and led group workshops on digital packaging printing, while member companies Esko and Highcon introduced digital options in cutting and creasing. “Digital technologies are a big part of the industry’s future,” said Mr. Zumbiel. “Digital printing gives us the flexibility to personalize for our customers, while helping to control costs.”

Companies that manufacture presses, inks, coatings, artwork, prepress, and paperboard all reported the most current information on their respective markets.  And Zumbiel associates provided tours of Zumbiel’s state-of-the-art 500,000 sq-ft facility.

Zumbiel Packaging, a family owned company operating out of Hebron, KY, has been a member of IPG for five years. IPG membership extends through North and South America, with members from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador and Mexico; Asia/Southern Hemisphere, with members from Australia, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa; and Europe, with members located in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK. Next year’s Annual Technical Meeting will be hosted by Pawi Packaging in Switzerland. 

About Zumbiel Packaging
As one of the largest independent paperboard packaging companies in the U.S., Zumbiel has provided a wide range of innovative packaging solutions to clients in the beverage, food and general consumer product markets for 170 years.  Zumbiel Packaging is a family-owned, award-winning company that holds SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) chain-of-custody certifications, and is ISO 9001:2008 registered with a focus on cGMP.

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Labthink Introduces New Soda PET Bottle Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Permeation Tester

Labthink Introduces New Soda PET Bottle Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Permeation Tester

  Labthink has newly developed soda PET bottle carbon dioxide (CO2) permeation tester, PERME G2/130 Differential Pressure Package Gas Permeation Tester, to test carbon dioxide permeation rate for beverage industry. This tester can test the carbon dioxide permeation rate rapidly so as to bring forward evidences for soda shelf life confirmation.

  Besides, this Labthink PERME G2/130 Differential Pressure Package Gas Permeation Tester can be widely applied in gas permeation testing of plastic, metal, glass and other finished packages. The test gases include air, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. The finished packages include various bottles, punches, boxes, cans and barrels, such as beverage bottles, tin cans, milk bag & box, oil containers and other metal/non-metal packages.

Specifications:

Testing Range: 0.0001?100ml/pkg·day

Specimen Range: 1, 2 or 3

Humidity: closed mode: 100%RH, 0%RH, 2%RH?98.5%RH

         Open mode: ambient temperature

Testing Gases: Oxygen, Nitrogen or carbon dioxide

Air Source Pressure: 0.4MPa?0.6 MPa

Specimen Size: Closed mode: max. out diameter is less than ?114mm, height is less than 360 mm; min. inner diameter of bottle mouth is 8mm; max. out diameter is less than 50mm (also customization)

Open mode: max. size is no less than?195mm

Dimensions: 670 mm(L)× 490 mm(B)× 653 mm(H)

 

PERME is one of the product brands of Labthink Instruments CO., Ltd.

  Further information please feel free to contact Shirley Wu via trade2@labthink.cn, skype:shirley-labthink, MSN:shirleywu_labthink@hotmail.com or (tel)0086-531-85068709.

About Labthink:

Labthink, the excellent provider of testing instruments and testing services, is devoted to provide most excellent and complete quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, foodstuff, cosmetics, packaging, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, environment, biology, new energy, construction, aviation and electronic industries worldwide.

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How Custom Printed Product Packaging Can Make Your Product Visually Exciting

How Custom Printed Product Packaging Can Make Your Product Visually Exciting

There is not getting away from it. When you buy something new and it comes well presented you just feel more excited about receiving it.

Just think about how Apple so beautifully present their products and you will appreciate that good design and great custom printed packaging can mean a great deal to the end user.

I well remember getting my first iPod. Frankly I’d never seen anything quite like it before. But there was just something about the way that the box was constructed and the instructions had been printed that made me excited about opening this new toy.

Since then other manufacturers have caught onto the idea that producing high quality printed packaging can dramatically boost the prestige of the product inside.

Can you imagine if that iPod was simply sold in a Jiffy Bag? Would it ever have been quite so successful? The answer is of course no.

Custom printed product packaging can take many forms of course. From software packaging to CD pochette or digipack. In fact the range of possibilities is endless and the number of different materials that can now be printed on, from card to plastic, is growing every day.

So the best advice is to talk to experts about your printed product packaging needs. And you should ask to see samples for two reasons:

First because it will give you ideas about the possibilities for your own printing packaging.

And second because you will then be in a better position to know whether this particular company are genuinely in a position to help you.

That last point is particularly important because, unlike with general jobbing printers, customer product packaging printing is a specialist field which relatively few printing companies are in. This means that you should take extra care to ensure that the company you are requesting quotes from are genuinely the ones who would be producing your printed packaging. Or to put it another way, there is a great deal of sub-contracting involved in product packaging. But you really want to work directly with the firm who are going to be manufacturing your custom packaging.

In these days of highly competitive markets customised product packaging really can help make you stand out from the competition. The MAC success story where they revived themselves from an almost dead outfit via a line of successful and beautifully designed products including the iPod, iPhone, iTouch and iPad is a case in point. In each case they went to the trouble to present their products in stunning customised printed packaging. Had they not have bothered it is quite possible that they would not be around today.

So take a fresh look at your own product’s packaging with a view to taking it to the next level.

As described you will want to work with a company with genuine experience in custom printed product packaging and we recommend talking to custom printed packaging experts PrintHouse Corporation. This London based company has over two decades of experience in producing product packaging and you can contact them on 020 8963 0123.

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International paper packaging industry developments and trends

International paper packaging industry developments and trends

  In the paper, plastic, metal, glass, four packaging materials, paper packaging materials, the price of the cheapest, but also recyclable, environmentally friendly, so the fastest growing. We explore the most common is the paper packaging industry status and trends, this article will provide you analysis of the international paper packaging industry developments and trends. Comprehensive information, I believe that the owners should be the international paper packaging showed the following direction of development.

A packaging process tends to simplify the

Modern science and technology used in packaging, so a lot of packaging process has been streamlined and a more scientific and rational. As in the past plastic packaging extrusion, hot pressing, stamping and other forming process has been gradually used in forming the cardboard packaging, so that in the past can not be paper packaging products also were using paper packaging.

Packaging printing and post-treatment process more scientific and practical, packaging performance and effectiveness have also undergone significant changes. For example, the packaging of the past, surface treatment of the waxing, laminating process, has gradually been off the surface of glue (glue treatment) to replace, as well as anti-counterfeiting packaging production process, has been partially printed or produced in turn the overall style of printing and production of large area .

2, paper packaging machinery intelligent

At present, the developed countries to meet the diversified needs of modern packaging and began to adapt to the continuous development of many varieties, small quantities of general-purpose packaging machinery and equipment. At the same time keep up the pace of contemporary high-tech development, and constantly the application of advanced technologies. The development of high-tech development and application of modern special-packaging machinery. Including blown film machinery, complex machinery, coating machine, cutting machine armed, printing machinery, paper machinery, canned filling machine, such machines for small-footprint, high efficiency, mechanical appearance to adapt to environmental requirements and operations staff in the psychological requirements. Packaging and printing equipment to the development of digitalization and miniaturization, the cost tends to be cheaper.

3, nano-packaging industry of new materials

The latest nano-technology in the packaging field of industrial application prospect are: nano-plastics and new materials, green environment-friendly colored nano-film, nano-composite polymer plastic wrap, the new nano-composite color security microporous membrane and heavy-ion anti-counterfeiting technology, modified poly – Lipid nano-PET containers, polymer nano-composite materials, nano-antibacterial coatings (nano-organic, inorganic anti-bacterial, aseptic packaging), nano-materials in the temperature-sensitive, gas, humidity in the application of nano-and nano-pigment ink (Transparent nano – Grade slow iron oxide), nano-magnetic printing, nano-nano interface, paper and packaging materials such as binary.

4, micro-corrugated cardboard into a trend-based

In recent years, with the miniaturization of the corrugated board in-depth research in the international market, especially in Europe, a miniature used instead of thick corrugated cardboard material is in the ascendant, particularly among the F-leng, G Leng-based 3 thick layer of corrugated cardboard to replace the momentum is particularly fierce. With the development of such micro-corrugated cardboard and use of corrugated board in ensuring the traditional sense of the protection of goods, storage capabilities, based on its demonstrated role in commodity marketing has also been further strengthened. Production of micro-corrugated machinery, does not require the original corrugated equipment to do the new changes. At present, the small corrugated boxes, cartons have been a large number of fine replaced the alcohol and tobacco, food, household goods, medicine, computers, clothing, cosmetics, detergents and other products used in the original packaging cartons, boxes.

Micro-corrugated paper container with a cheap, rugged flat, thin materials, etc., have begun to rapidly occupy domestic market, China’s annual growth rate of more than 8%. The lower-priced fine corrugated in the use of the same situation demands, its costs by about 30%; thin corrugated solid, smooth, beautiful, print performance is good, saving about 30% of base paper. Carton processing machine and drum die-cutting machine without having to change, it can be in the latest equipment with a vacuum conveyor roller die-cutting machine processing, and even die-cutting machine in the lithographic process.

5, packing materials, green

With the rising awareness of environmental protection, global economic and industrial system is emerging as a leader in packaging revolution a “zero packaging”, “green packaging” concept, and pay storage implementation, green products and green packaging will be hot.

Green packaging is a high-tech form of packaging, starting from raw materials to packaging design, manufacture, and then to use of the product recovery section of each link must be the source, efficient and friendly. Eco-packaging materials to be the world wide attention from the development of its research, design, production, use, disposal and so the process of full consideration. In addition, the paper packaging focus on development of low weight, high strengthened, lightweight high-grade paper packaging to achieve standardization, serialization, multi-species, multi-substrate, multi-purpose objectives.

6, the implementation of circular economy

Circular economy is an efficient use of resources as the core, low consumption, low emission, high efficiency as the basic features of the concept of sustainable development in line with economic growth China model is the “mass production and consumption, a large number of abandoned” in the traditional resource-based economic growth model of a fundamental change in China. The new concept of circular economy either by the United States made the 20th century, 60 years later, a quick attach great importance to all industrial countries, Germany and Japan in the late 20th century has formulated “Recycling Economy Law” to the rule of law to promote circular economy. The international community has recycling economy and the knowledge economy as the two major trends in world economic development.

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The Torque Value Testing for Bottle Cap/Closure- Lock Force & Open Force

The Torque Value Testing for Bottle Cap/Closure- Lock Force & Open Force

Bottle cap torque force (bottle cap open and lock force) is one of the main factors affecting the sealing performance. Over torque force would bring great difficulties for open and winding up of bottle cup, and thus, reduce the convenience. Insufficient torque force would affect the seal performance of the container, and may further result in the leakage during transportation. Now, package design is designated to bring more convenience for fast consumption, and easy openness of bottle cap is one of the aims. When dealing such testing, ASTM D2063,ASTM D3198, ASTM D3474 are the standard, and craft-proof ring should be cut before testing.

The sealing performance of plastic bottle is the most important factor affecting package leakage and product deterioration. Excellent open easiness and sealing performance can be guaranteed through reasonable control of sealing performance and torque value. The barrier property of plastic bottles, including gas transmission quantity and water vapor transmission quantity, should also be controlled so as to guarantee the product quality during shelf-life period. For more information, please visit www.labthink.cn. Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd. is willing to have more communications and exchanges with you.

About Labthink?

Labthink, the excellent provider of testing instruments and testing services, is devoted to provide most excellent and complete quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, foodstuff, cosmetics, packaging, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, environment, biology, new energy, construction, aviation and electronic industries worldwide.

Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd.

No. 144 Wuyingshan Road, Jinan 250031, China

Tracy Bao  info@labthink.cn

Tel: 0086 531 85061153  fax:0086 531 85812140

Labthink, the excellent provider of testing instruments and testing services, is devoted to provide most excellent and complete quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, foodstuff, cosmetics, packaging, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, environment, biology, new energy, construction, aviation and electronic industries worldwide.

Labthink is devoted to share excellent quality testing and control techniques with global clients and is known for wide coverage of international testing standards. Labthink participates in the drafting of several important standards of food, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, and is the excellent partner of national certification institutes.

Labthink has also established cooperation with IGT, Rycobel, Metrotec, Chilton, Moroka and other renowned distributors to provide attentive and prompt technical services for her customers in more than 40 countries and regions.

Labthink aims at creating satisfactory value and professional services for her customers.

Labthink, think for you only! 

Bottle cap torque force (bottle cap open and lock force) is one of the main factors affecting the sealing performance. Over torque force would bring great difficulties for open and winding up of bottle cup, and thus, reduce the convenience. Insufficient torque force would affect the seal performance of the container, and may further result in the leakage during transportation. Now, package design is designated to bring more convenience for fast consumption, and easy openness of bottle cap is one of the aims. When dealing such testing, ASTM D2063,ASTM D3198, ASTM D3474 are the standard, and craft-proof ring should be cut before testing.

The sealing performance of plastic bottle is the most important factor affecting package leakage and product deterioration. Excellent open easiness and sealing performance can be guaranteed through reasonable control of sealing performance and torque value. The barrier property of plastic bottles, including gas transmission quantity and water vapor transmission quantity, should also be controlled so as to guarantee the product quality during shelf-life period. For more information, please visit www.labthink.cn. Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd. is willing to have more communications and exchanges with you.

About Labthink?

Labthink, the excellent provider of testing instruments and testing services, is devoted to provide most excellent and complete quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, foodstuff, cosmetics, packaging, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, environment, biology, new energy, construction, aviation and electronic industries worldwide.

Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd.

No. 144 Wuyingshan Road, Jinan 250031, China

Tracy Bao  info@labthink.cn

Tel: 0086 531 85061153  fax:0086 531 85812140

Labthink, the excellent provider of testing instruments and testing services, is devoted to provide most excellent and complete quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, foodstuff, cosmetics, packaging, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, environment, biology, new energy, construction, aviation and electronic industries worldwide.

Labthink is devoted to share excellent quality testing and control techniques with global clients and is known for wide coverage of international testing standards. Labthink participates in the drafting of several important standards of food, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, and is the excellent partner of national certification institutes.

Labthink has also established cooperation with IGT, Rycobel, Metrotec, Chilton, Moroka and other renowned distributors to provide attentive and prompt technical services for her customers in more than 40 countries and regions.

Labthink aims at creating satisfactory value and professional services for her customers.

Labthink, think for you only!

Labthink, the excellent provider of testing instruments and testing services, is devoted to provide most excellent and complete quality control solutions for pharmaceutical, foodstuff, cosmetics, packaging, printing, adhesive, automotive, petrochemistry, environment, biology, new energy, construction, aviation and electronic industries worldwide.

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Green Economy Innovation And Development Of Packaging And Printing Industry, The Road

Green Economy Innovation And Development Of Packaging And Printing Industry, The Road

April 7, 2010, the Chinese packaging printing industry’s most influential high-end professional forum – the “Green Economy Package Printing Industry Innovation Development Road” seminar will be held Houjie • Dongguan, Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center and the 2010 China International Exhibition held at the same box. Then, as the main support of this forum one of the units, Founder International Software Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Founder International) will carry the latest 2.5 version of Founder sharp packaging prepress processing software, with many industry leaders to discuss green printing and packaging of Chinese Printing Industry sustainable development.
As Founder of international packaging prepress local solution provider, to respond positively to the call of this summit, enthusiastic support for success of the meeting held to promote the development of Green Printing. During the meeting, principles of international relying on the abundant technical strength and rich prepress industry experience, will be the backbone from the packaging and printing companies across the country to discuss the future of China “green printing” development path analysis to understand the market demand, timely development of new development plan to jointly promote the industry and progress.
Founder sharply since 2008, officially on the market, has been successfully in China, Japan, Europe and the United States user installation, the present volume has more than 1,100 units installed. In gravure printing, offset printing, flexo printing, and other areas of Yintiezhiguan all been fully applied, and has been with the Founder, Kodak, Screen, Agfa, Heidelberg, Esko CTP and several other vendors Software Process successful connection.
Founder sharp is the first self-developed market for packaging and printing professional production software. Founder Group of the software set the industry 30 years of experience in prepress for packaging prepress operators to provide packaging and printing structure into the required boxes, ink management, professional packaging trapping (also known Trapping) treatment, pre-press pre-flight inspection, packaging and imposition, and smart tags to add other features that make packaging pre-press operators can quickly and easily carry out pre-press processing, ensure that the design manuscript can finally meet the back-end printing standards. The product contains 10 modules: trapping, imposition, smart tags, tool, preview, search engine, pre-fly ink editing, image export, export TIFF, etc.; support for Adobe Illustrator CS3 and the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CS4 and PDF1.7 format suitable for Windows and Mac operating systems, the resulting trapping and imposition document is open in all of the Rip, workflow software and output device on the output. Founder sharp package contains the major prepress process, reflects the Founder Group, the latest in packaging pre-press technology research and development results, full of Founder Group, the technical strength and innovation, pragmatic, humane product concept.
Founder and general manager of international packaged software business at the meeting Mr. Liu Liyu will make wonderful statement of status and pre-press packaging and printing industry, hot topics, pre-press industry to help understand the future market and technology trends. Meanwhile, Founder International will promote its latest green packaging printing market and technological achievements – Founder sharp 2.5 packaging prepress software, the presence of industry veterans with experience sharing and technology exchange, and further improve the international packaging prepress systems Founder and services . Founder of international sincerely hope this meeting with you all-round exchanges and cooperation, common vision of green packaging and printing industry in China under economic development blueprint.

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