FachPack 2018: Design, Added Value & Production

The PrintCity Alliance will be further expanding its activities for FachPack 2018 and not only exhibiting at its shared stand in the PackBox, but also hosting a seminar on “Packaging design, finishing and production”. The Alliance’s two, newest members, epple and IST Metz, will be joining the team for the first time.


Innovations without having to go far

The Alliance will be exhibiting its latest joint project, a multi-part, highly finished luxury package for a cosmetic product, and a number of other current products and solutions:

Cartonboard with ecological barriers, digital finishing, brand protection, an extremely low-migration UV gloss lacquer, inks for inside package printing and a virtual reality headset produced with UV technology.

At the shared stand, visitors can see a complete range of innovations without having to go far.


Seminar: “Packaging design, finishing and production”

The seminar will address the following questions based on numerous samples and practical examples:

How can a brand be ideally positioned at the POS? What impact does e-commerce have on packaging? What new technologies can help me position my product more effectively? What options exist for communicating directly with customers? What role can digital printing play?

The seminar takes place on Wednesday, 26.09.2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the PackBox (Hall 7).


Participating companies:

Epple Druckfarben (offset inks and coatings), IST Metz (UV curing systems), LEONHARD KURZ (hot stamping and cold foil applications, holograms), Metsä Board (folding cartonboard), WEILBURGER Graphics (varnishes, adhesives and water-based flexo inks).


Helmut Fröhlich, Produkt Manager Verpackung
Epple Druckfarben AG

BoFood Organic: The first sheet fed offset ink for inside printing of food packaging

At FachPack, Epple will present offset ink systems for eco-friendly packaging printing. This includes beside the established BoFood MU ink system the migration harmless BoFood Organic. This unique ink for direct food contact is the solution for the inside printing of food packaging. It can exploit the inner surface as an information and advertising area, for example with QR-codes or branding.


Numerous print samples produced by IST, such as
the virtual reality headset, reflect the high
performance of the company's products.

Specialist for UV and LED Solutions

At Fachpack in Nürnberg, IST Metz will be sharing the PrintCity Alliance stand and exhibiting a broad range of lamps and LED solutions for print finishing in the packaging sector. For over 40 years, the company has been manufacturing systems for curing print products and coatings with UV light. IST Metz further specialises in the production of new and innovative print products that illustrate the possibilities of UV technology and leave a lasting impression.


New very low-migration UV-Lacqueur

WEILBURGER Graphics produces a UV lacquer that is no longer based on “classical photoinitiators” and available as part of the new SENOLITH®-UV-FP-PLUS range. The new UV GLOSS LACQUER in this product line is very low-migration thanks to a new curing technology. The lacquers can be processed both inline and offline with all standard UV lamp systems. The company will also be presenting a poster, printed directly on corrugated board in a flexo process, which won this year’s Excellence in Flexography Award from the FTA


Metsä Board showcases product and design innovations at FachPack 2018

At FachPack in Nürnberg, Metsä Board will be showing its range of lightweight, fresh-fiber paperboards, including folding boxboard, white kraftliner and food service paperboard, as well as its range of packaging design services. The company will also be unveiling the latest addition to its product range, the MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1 eco barrier board, and sharing inspirations and ideas for material and design at the PackageLab event.


Stéphane Royère, Leonhard KURZ
Head of Business Area Industrial Products
Head of International Product Management Graphics

Leonhard Kurz will be introducing new developments in foil finishing and brand protection

"We are pleased to present all facets of print finishing in its most beautiful form at Fachpack, from hot stamping through cold foil transfer to DIGITAL METAL®. Trade fair visitors can look forward to a colorful spectrum of creative and unprecedented finishings. We will also inform of cost-optimised decoration, novel product security with TTR print and further innovations. Something to really look forward to!“


About the PrintCity Alliance

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.


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