KBA MePrint, a subsidiary of the printing press manufacturer, has developed the Genius 52 for printing on plastic, labels, paperboard and other materials, for short runs with setup in less than 5 minutes and 10 sheets. The waterless technology provides high quality, consistent print production regardless of run length. Since the late 1990s, KBA has partnered with B&R Industrial Automation for control technology.
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Drupa is to package production what interpack is to packaging machinery. Here are video highlights of new technologies from the two-week-long Drupa show concluded in mid-May. Some are directly targeted to packaging, others offer new ideas to package developers.
Designed for use with light-weight HDPE bottles for milk and yogurt drink products, or multilayer containers for barrier, or hot fill applications, Wilmington’s Rotary Blow Molder is a new style of machine said to be simpler to use compared to shuttles or reciprocating screw machines.