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Fujifilm to demonstrate growing range of analogue and digital packaging solutions at interpack

Packaging Solutions

Fujifilm is to exhibit its extensive portfolio of analogue and digital packaging solutions at interpack (stand F65, Messe Dusseldorf, hall 8a, 4 to 10 May 2023) under the theme of ‘Analogue. Digital. Sustainable’. The company recognises how print can add value to packaging, and is combining expertise in the latest digital print technologies with an analogue heritage to create a portfolio that supports the production of both analogue and digitally printed packaging, all while demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.

Fujifilm will showcase its Flenex FW water washable flexo plates that eliminate environmentally harmful solvents often used in the platemaking process and are more durable than most alternatives, meaning fewer plate changes and less waste. The sustainable benefits go hand in hand with greater press stability and higher, more consistent quality.

Also showcased on the stand will be the company’s range of narrow web inks, which Fujifilm has been manufacturing for many years, and which have earned a market reputation for both quality and versatility.

In addition, the retrofittable LED-UV curing system will be on the stand. The system combines both LED-UV curing hardware and a new range of LED-UV inks, radically reducing energy consumption, eliminating harmful VOCs, requiring lower maintenance and producing less waste. This results in lower costs, along with higher, more consistent quality.

The Jet Press 750S High Speed Model, which has set a new standard for print quality whatever the technology, will be running live on the stand, producing folding carton packaging in conjunction with a Kama finishing unit. It is also designed to print short run, folding carton packaging at exceptionally high levels of quality, with many customers using it exclusively for this purpose.

Fujifilm also offers a wide range of scalable imprinting systems that bring the benefits of digital printing to analogue processes by combining its proprietary technologies across printheads, inks and transport systems with the company’s in depth integration expertise. Based on its Samba piezoelectric printbars, the company’s imprinting solutions allow digital inkjet printing to be integrated directly into existing analogue production lines for a broad range of industrial applications.

The Jet Press FP790 digital flexible packaging press will also feature on the stand. The press is designed to offer a digital alternative to flexo production for mainstream applications and print runs, and meets the strategic needs of businesses faced with the challenge of dealing with the proliferation of SKUs, a widening variety of products and shorter delivery times.

Across both analogue and digital solutions, Fujifilm will also be demonstrating how packaging businesses can be more sustainable. Its Flenex plates, for example, reduce waste and eliminate the use of environmentally harmful solvents altogether, and when combined with the company’s PRC1 filtration unit, also minimise water. The company’s LEDUV curing system slashes energy use, and its narrow web inks are solvent free and manufactured in the UK at the Broadstairs factory, where extreme care is taken to ensure all manufacturing and operational processes are as environmentally responsible as possible.

Similarly, the imprinting solutions can breathe new life into an analogue production line, bringing additional functionality without the investment in a new line. Where a new investment is necessary to meet market needs, the Jet Press 750S and Jet Press FP790 digital presses eliminate many of the processes and consumables associated with traditional analogue production.

Manuel Schrutt, head of packaging, EMEA, commented: ‘We work with packaging producers at all stages of their journey, whether it is helping them to optimise analogue production lines to maximise efficiency or to introduce a digital capability. We don’t do one size fits all – we do the right solution, for the right producer, at the right time. And all our solutions, whether analogue, digital, or somewhere in-between, are designed to reduce waste and the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, minimise energy consumption, and to be as sustainable as possible.’


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