Members pleased with results and planning a seminar for 2019

Rainer Kuhn, PrintCity Managing Director (photo)“It was the first time the members of the PrintCity Alliance exhibited together at a trade fair in Poland. We are all very pleased with both the number and quality of new contacts we made there,” says Rainer Kuhn, PrintCity Managing Director, summarizing the very successful event.
Activities in 2019 are therefore to be expanded to include a joint seminar on Packaging design, finishing and implementation. This marks the introduction of this already highly successful series of seminars to areas outside the German-speaking region.
“Many thanks to the exhibitors for organising such a professional platform for the Polish market!”

Companies participating in the shared stand:

Grafikus / Epple Druckfarben (offset inks and coatings), IST Metz (UV curing systems), PC Print / LEONHARD KURZ (hot stamping and cold foil applications, holograms), Metsä Board (folding carton board), Merck (special effect pigments), WEILBURGER Graphics (varnishes, adhesives and water-based flexo inks).

Helmut Fröhlich, Product Manager Packaging, Epple Druckfarben AG (photo)

"In Warsaw we have seen rising market awareness with regard to our sustainable ink systems. We had in-depth discussions with potential end customers who were actively seeking forward-looking, sustainable solutions. The experts were especially interested in our innovative packaging concepts with BoFood® Organic, the ink system for potential direct food contact. We can report: There is a kind of new consulting quality in the Industry." - Helmut Fröhlich, Product Manager Packaging, Epple Druckfarben AG

Metsä Board showcased its innovative eco-barrier paperboard at Packaging Innovations in Zürich and Warsaw

Metsa Board (logo)At Packaging Innovations in Zürich, Metsä Board presented its product portfolio of premium fresh fibre paperboards, including the latest innovative eco-barrier paperboard.

Metsä Board, a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, has launched a new eco-barrier paperboard. This innovative paperboard with a special barrier treatment is bio-based, recyclable and biodegradable, and developed especially for food service use.

On top of the sustainability benefits of this new product it also offers efficiencies in printing and converting. 
MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1 is a lightweight paperboard and is available in basis weights of 195–290 g/m2 with all layers hard-sized. The new product is safe for direct food contact and it is free of optical brighteners (OBA free). It is available with PEFC™ or FSC© certification.

About the PrintCity Alliance

Print City (logo)PrintCity is a strategic alliance recognised as the “connection of competence” across the entire printing and packaging value chain, promoting the value of print and packaging.

In a dialogue with all stakeholders in the value chain, its objective is to promote and develop the value of print and packaging: brand owners – agencies and designers – printers, converters and finishers – suppliers.

Close collaboration between specialists enables members and project partners to implement highly demanding projects, pushing the limits of what is technically feasible and offering the market a comprehensive knowledge and competence base.

  • We deliver value to customers by gathering and sharing leading global know-how within a network.
  • We deliver knowledge via seminars, trade fairs, project studies, tutorials, publications and electronic platforms.
  • We maximise synergies to develop our industry effectively and cost-efficiently.