Specialty Papers Europe 2019, which took place in Berlin on 9-10 April 2019 was a big success! Bringing together over 250 industry key industry experts from across the paper supply chain. Our Product Manager Inkjet, Jan Rops, was one of the speakers.
Jan presented trends and success stories of water based inkjet printing in several market segments: Promotional Print, Publishing, Label and Packaging. Every market segment has its own challenges and needs therefor specific (inkjet) solutions. Choosing the right paper is a balance between many parameters. Print quality, need for gloss, ink load, printing speed, finishing, sustainability, FDA compliancy, Total Cost of Print, all play a role.
Paper packaging was one of the main topics of the conference. What is needed to bring paper into pole position as replacement of plastic. Packaging sustainability and recyclability in relation to new barrier developments was a hot item, a field that is also of interest for Crown Van Gelder.