B&R Industrial Automation: Converting, printing innovations unveiled at Drupa

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.

Increasingly, package production is being integrated with packaging in operations such as beverage lines where bottles and closures are molded and fed into the filling, capping, labeling and end-of-line processes. So too, packaging machine builders are growing through acquisition of upstream processes, such as bag making, film and label printing, and paperboard converting. Sometimes the systems are housed in separate plants and at other times they are integrated into packaging lines.

Whatever the scenario, it will pay to keep up with the latest innovations in converting and printing.

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