• Pack Expo Connects Qimarox Demos On-demand


    It’s a wrap! But the good news is: all of our demo’s and other educational sessions will be available on-demand untill March 31st 2021 so rewatch some of your favorite sessions or catch up on the ones you missed. Even though it’s over, PACK EXPO is still Connecting!

    Visit our virtual showroom here and, watch our demo’s and keep on connecting! If you have any questions you can always contact us for a presentation of only 10 minutes, in which one of our specialists will show you why our palletizing equipment and vertical conveyors are unique and how to intergrate them in your intralogistics. 

  • Gain access to the world’s most interactive online print exhibition experience


    The Printing Expo Virtual Exhibition works in the same way as a live exhibition, except that you can visit at any time, from anywhere in the world. The hall and all the stands are rendered out to real physical dimensions. Visitors will be able to navigate through the zones and visit a virtual representation of stands, complete with 3D products.  All Printing Expo exhibition stands are built using a combination of 3D rendering, photography and HD video. With this approach RBM can create photorealistic representations of existing stands or design something completely bespoke.

    Like any live event, after registering, visitors are free to navigate the zones to see all the companies that are exhibiting, view high-resolution 3D equipment and download their favourite pdfs and videos and even collect promotional items or order print samples from the exhibitors.

    Printing Expo offers visitors a totally immersive browsing experience and is a true ‘online exhibition’, in the sense that it has been designed to a ‘real world’ scale bringing true reality to each and every physical aspect. The show provides a genuine visitor experience, just like a live trade show and this format allows visitors to explore a complete virtual exhibition hall and discover companies and products using a unique, visual browsing interface.

    Exhibitors have visibility of their stand traffic and are able to identify which content is most frequently opened and the content that is most popular. Every hotspot has the facility for visitors to email the details to themselves or a colleague, share on social media and print or request further information direct from the exhibitor.

    Printing Expo also contains its own fully interactive auditorium that has been designed to show live and pre-recorded seminars and conferences. The organisers will be working with exhibitors, conference organisers, industry associations, governing bodies and even live event organisers from around the world to produce a content programme that will run throughout the year.

    Over time it is planned that the show will grow to include many of the world’s leading printing industry brands and the visitor demographics will represent a global audience. 

    Wayne Beckett, Event Director of Printing Expo and Joint Managing Director of Resolve Business Management comments, “With Printing Expo we have tried very hard to make it feel and look like you are visiting a real event. We have been lucky enough to work with some really forward-thinking companies when putting together Zone 1 which has made this possible.”
    Printing Expo is not designed to replace live events, but to compliment them. Our exhibition is made up from what we class as digital assets, that can be used in the exhibitors own digital marketing away from the show. The Muller Martini Showroom and the HP Indigo Digital Pouch Factory for example, are fantastic environments for visitors to explore and contain lots of information, but these assets will be used by the companies own sales teams around the world as online demo centres.

    Beckett continues, “The word virtual seems to be misrepresented when associated with everything online. Someone walking around their showroom filming on an iPhone is promoted as a virtual tour, but it’s not a virtual tour at all. Not too long ago this would have just been called a video.”

    Virtual – Adjective – ‘COMPUTING - not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so.’

    “We believe that anything virtual has to be interactive and most of all needs to be fun to visit as well as useful, which is why we have launched Printing Expo.”

    To Enter the Print Expo virtual Exhibition, please go to -


    For more information, please contact

    Wayne Beckett
    Event Director
    Email: wayne.beckett@printing-expo.online
    Telephone: +44 (0) 7496 616063


  • Mondi launches AegisPaper, a complete range of recyclable barrier papers for sustainable packaging solutions

    Offering a fully integrated value chain solution, Mondi is launching a range of recyclable barrier papers that can be used as a replacement for plastic films and laminates 
    The range provides a one-stop shop solution from paper production to barrier application and can run on existing form-fill-and-seal (FFS) lines
    This product innovation provides a sustainable packaging alternative in particular for FMCG applications

  • Milliken Joins GO!PHA to Drive Adoption of Bio-based, Biodegradable PHA Polymers in Single-use Packaging Applications

    Spartanburg, S.C. – Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division has joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to help address the technical and market development challenges related to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable biopolymers. Milliken will bring to GO!PHA its expertise in polymer chemistry to help improve the processing, performance, aesthetics and other important attributes of PHA. The goal is to expand the application range of this family of materials into more packaging applications. 

  • Sidel presents NUUK, the new rPET water bottle concept inspired by Greenland

    Sidel’s art designers have created the NUUK bottle concept, drawing inspiration from the purity of ice and its formations.  The NUUK brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous. The “Frozen, Authentic, Unique” slogan highlights the brand’s attributes, which are closely linked to water and its features. Produced from clear, 100% recycled PET (rPET), NUUK is a container designed for high-quality, fjord-sourced premium water brands.

  • A milestone in the recyclability of plastics

    On 2 February 2021, a truck filled with crude oil, which was recovered by chemically recycling reusable materials from SÜDPACK, left the RECENSO pilot plant in Ennigerloh near Münster. The goal of the strategic collaboration is to take reusable materials that cannot currently be mechanically recycled and recycle them on an industrial scale using the CARBOLIQ process to recover raw materials and consequently close further loops in the packaging industry. 

  • Mumbai editions of Gartex Texprocess India and Screen Print India pushed ahead due to venue inaccessibility in March

    On account of the developments around the COVID-19 vaccine roll out plan which has seen jumbo covid care centres doubling up as vaccination centres, trade fairs scheduled at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in March have been pushed ahead. Currently in discussion with venue authorities, the organisers intend to announce new dates for the Mumbai editions of Gartex Texprocess India and Screen Print India in the coming weeks. The Delhi edition continues to be on schedule for the two fairs. 

  • The next generation of recruits are honoured for their outstanding performance

    Wolfertschwenden, 8 February 2021 - Four apprentices and one student were given the "Hans Joachim Boekstegers Award" by MULTIVAC for their excellent achievement. The new awards for advancement are bestowed on the best apprentices in the commercial and technical sectors, as well as on students with an outstanding academic thesis. The award ceremony took place on 5 February: Due to the current coronavirus restrictions, the awards were presented by Group President, Christian Traumann, to three prize winners at the Group's headquarters.

  • Marking of pipes and tanks according to ISO standard 20560


    ISO 20560 standard regulates marking

    In the past, there were various national and international standards for the labeling of pipes (in Germany, for example, DIN 2403) and tanks. The new global standard ISO 20560 provides for uniform hazardous substance labeling of aboveground pipes and tanks, which can be used to better identify the contents. The standardized labeling is intended to protect workers as well as subcontractors or even first responders on site when working on pipelines and tanks. Occupational accidents due to misunderstandings, for example during maintenance work, are to be prevented in this way.
    In addition to information on the ingredients, the labeling also provides for clear GHS symbols or CLP pictograms that visualize the respective hazard class. This makes it immediately clear at a glance what the contents are and what hazards they pose. This is important when working on the pipelines and tanks and helps to avoid accidents.

    Requirements for pipe marking
    The pipe marking according to ISO 20560 is divided into two color zones: One zone in the basic color of the respective flow substance – this is, for example, the color orange for acids – and one zone in the safety color yellow. In the field with the basic color, information about the content such as the exact designation is printed. The field with the safety color contains appropriate warnings or warning symbols according to the GHS regulation or supplementary also the ISO 7010. The hazardous substance symbols must be placed on the side of the marking opposite to the flow direction. The flow direction must be indicated by means of an arrow.

    The new standard also contains specifications on the size of the marking. For example, the size of the pipe marking depends on the respective pipe diameter. The pipe markings must be placed at appropriate intervals and in particularly hazardous areas such as wall penetrations.
    In addition, the marking on pipes and tanks must be weather-resistant and withstand extreme temperatures, rain or high humidity, for example. It must also be resistant to chemicals and fuel. The marking must therefore not peel off under any circumstances or the GHS print become blurred.

    Marking pipes and tanks with hazardous material labels
    The marking of pipes and tanks according to the ISO 20560 standard can be done with adhesive labels. Bluhm Systeme offers a variety of label materials and adhesives for different requirements, including, for example, UV- or frost-resistant label materials as well as adhesives with very good adhesion even on rough substrates.

    Creating ISO 20560-compliant hazardous material labels is possible with the Epson C7500 color label printer. With this color label printer, companies can easily create the desired color labels themselves. If the labeling requirements change, for example due to a new regulation or standard, they can react quickly and immediately print new information labels or hazardous material labels with the Epson C7500. The pigmented Epson DURABrite™ Ultra ink, for example, is particularly UV-resistant on matte label materials. It is ideally suited for GHS labeling.

    Alternatively, it is possible to obtain ready-printed safety or hazard labels. As a label manufacturer, Bluhm Systeme produces all types of labels, including those for pipe marking.

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