Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is expanding its
portfolio for packaging manufacturers and will be presenting a
comprehensive range of products designed for digital UV inkjet
printing at interpack 2011 from May 12 to 18, 2011, in Dusseldorf.
The printing solutions supplied by the company's Linoprint
business area are part of the new Heidelberg digital printing
portfolio designed for cost-effective production of short print
runs and individualized print products. Heidelberg is presenting
the latest Linoprint solutions developed specifically for the
packaging industry and consumer goods manufacturers at the
interpack in Hall 11, booth E33.
Versatile solutions for packaging production
According to independent market surveys, the sales volume
of digitally printed folding-carton boxes, foils, and labels
amounted to EUR 2.5 billion in 2009. This figure is expected to
increase with annual growth rates of around 17 percent until 2015.
"UV inkjet printing is rapidly gaining importance thanks to
its versatility in the choice of substrates and the fact that it
can be directly integrated into packaging production lines,"
said Stephan Plenz, member of the Heidelberg Management Board,
responsible for Equipment. "Together with our recently
established partnership with Ricoh, the Linoprint portfolio
represents a second stronghold in our range of digital printing
solutions. Linoprint gives our customers the flexibility they need
to cost-effectively manufacture high-quality small and variable lot
sizes in the packaging production."
From offset to digital
On the occasion of interpack Heidelberg is showing how
folding-carton boxes produced in offset can be individualized using
UV inkjet technology. Consumer goods, packaging and bottling
companies benefit from solutions that enable individual branding
and labeling with a choice of substrate options. The DriveLine C
printing system developed by Heidelberg for folding-carton boxes
and blanks makes it possible to print extremely short runs with
high-quality logos or labels in different language versions.
Focus on pharmaceuticals
The Heidelberg DriveLine B and DriveLine F solutions are
designed for applications in the pharmaceutical industry. Presented
to the public for the first time at interpack, the DriveLine F
system can be integrated directly into a packaging line and offers
maximum versatility and reliability for the production of
individualized blister pack foils.
The strengths of the DriveLine B stand-alone system lie in
the fact that it supports multiple packaging lines simultaneously
and can also be assimilated into an existing production
Heidelberg is a technology partner in "Innovationparc Packaging"
Heidelberg is also presenting a series of business models
at interpack that offer environment-friendly print product
finishing and designing based on sheet-fed offset technology. The
joint projects, realized with other companies, are on display in
the Innovationparc Packaging health and well-being section, Hall
7a, booth 7AB11/C30.
Heidelberg is presenting a comprehensive portfolio of
Linoprint digital UV inkjet printing solutions at interpack.
Designed for cost-effective production of short runs and
individualized print products, Linoprint printing solutions expand
the Heidelberg packaging industry portfolio.
Additional information in the following press releases:
interpack 2011: Heidelberg presents the DriveLine
F UV inkjet system for pharmaceutical applications
interpack 2011: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG as
technology partner in Innovationparc Packaging
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