The PrintCity Alliance will be exhibiting at virtual drupa in April with a focus on premium eco-friendly packaging. This subject is gaining significance worldwide and will be addressed in two web sessions hosted by the Alliance.
Drupa and PrintCity: A partnership with a long tradition
The Alliance members met for the first time at drupa in 2000 under the slogan “Connection of Competence.” Since then, they have developed a close and productive partnership. Last year, their 20th-anniversary celebration at drupa 2020 had to be canceled.
“We’re very pleased drupa is still taking place, at least virtually! We hope visitors respond positively to the new online format, and we’re optimistic that the web sessions will be well attended”, says Rainer Kuhn, Managing Director, expressing the aims of the Alliance and its members for the event.
New Better Human samples
The broad-based Better Human project has been extended and demonstrates how environmental goals can be reconciled with highly finished premium packaging. The new samples are again based on a plastic-free design and incorporate sustainable, recyclable products (substrates, inks, varnishes, iriodines, thin layer decorations). They were produced using energy-efficient UV LED technology.
Web sessions on eco-friendly premium packaging
The two web sessions, both with identical content, will be held on 21 April (8:40 a.m. -9:40 a.m. CET) and 22 April (4:40 p.m. -5:40 p.m. CET) in English. The times were selected to give interested participants from all over the world a chance to attend the session.
Members participating in virtual drupa
IST Metz (UV curing systems), Leonhard Kurz (hot stamping, cold and digital transfer applications, holograms), Metsä Board (premium lightweight folding boxboard, food service paperboard, and white kraft liner made from new fiber), Weilburger Graphics (varnishes, adhesives, and water-based flexo inks).
Additionally involved in the Better Human project: Kama (embossing, cutting, gluing), Merck (special effect pigments), Zeller+Gmelin (UV inks and coatings).