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Working Without Waste roadshow begins in Germany

The Working Without Waste roadshow kicked off earlier this month with the first conference

session taking place in Heidelberg, Germany on November 5. Working Without Waste brings together key suppliers to the label industry in an effort to resolve the main issues of waste in label printing and converting businesses. AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, AVT, Flint, GEW, GSE and Martin Automatic hosted their first event on the subject of how to identify sources of waste and how to deal with them in order to stay profitable and competitive. The seminar addressed a wide variety of topics around the question of how to minimise waste by choosing the appropriate equipment and proper work practices. The speakers argued that the effective use of machinery and resources is a key element in

the overall reduction of energy and material consumption and can be a contributing factor in considerable productivity increases. The Europe-wide roadshow, which

stretches into early 2016, consists of a series of educational conferences with a presentation by each member company on how to minimise waste. Each event is held in a different European city in conjunction with another industry convention or exhibition. The first conference in Germany was successful, attracting over 30 delegates from the label printing industry in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and provided a great opportunity for technical exchanges and networking for all participants. In his closing message, the day’s host,

Wolfgang Klos-Geiger, of GeigerMedien, announced that the group will organise further seminars throughout Europe starting in February next year. The next event will be held in Daventry, England on February 10, followed by an international event at Avery Dennison’s headquarters in the Netherlands on February 17. Conference attendance is free of

charge for printing and converting professionals and advanced registration is advised due to limited space.

BOBST corrugated printing press wins FEFCO Gold Award

corrugated won the Gold

At the recent FEFCO Technical Conference in Barcelona, the BOBST digital printing press for Award for

Innovation. BOBST revealed to delegates the design and further technical specifications of the press, which is currently being beta tested at two European corrugated box plants. The company also premiered two brand new flexo printing lines, the FFG 8.20 EXPERTLINE flexo folder gluer and MASTERFLEX-XL high quality post-printer, confirming its commitment to both digital and flexo printing technologies.

Emilio Corti, head of sales for BOBST business unit sheet-fed, said: “Our radical new digital press has been conceived to open up a vast range of markets to corrugated packaging makers, from long runs of boxes featuring variable data to very short runs of bespoke packs and displays. It means that corrugated packaging manufacturers will be able to exploit all sorts of markets.” During the Spotlight presentation that convinced the jury of the nature of the new BOBST digital printing press for corrugated, Jakob Bovin, marketing director digital printing - corrugated board at BOBST, gave delegates a first look at the machine. Bovin said: “We have designed a brand new vacuum belt sheet transport system in order to guarantee the registration accuracy needed when printing at such high resolutions and high speeds.”

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The current beta testing phase of this new digital printing solution will continue in 2016 with the installation of two additional presses. Read more about this and BOBST’s new flexo printing lines, the FFG 8.20 EXPERTLINE and MASTERFLEX-XL post- printer, on the Converter website.

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