Alcan Packaging, Heidelberg join forces

As part of its Linoprint innovation project, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Alcan Packaging Singen GmbH are cooperating to offer mutual customers in the packaging and pharmaceutical sectors the ability to print short runs digitally and cost-effectively.

Alcan Packaging customers can use Linoprint printing systems with the manufacturer's currently available foils. “Alcan Packaging and the Linoprint team are working closely on the development of printing stocks, such as blister-packaging films,” says Kurt Peter Müller, Alcan Packaging's regional sales manager, North Germany. In this way, both companies can assure customers with the digital Drop-on-Demand ink-jet technology from Linoprint can print new Alcan stocks once they are introduced.

“Today, pharmaceutical and packaging companies are increasingly faced with demand for short runs for their packaging—right through to the individual marking of single blister cells. New consumer protection provisions mean that this form of identification is a must,” says Müller. “Digital processes that meet these requirements reliably are increasingly in demand. That's why were working closely with Linoprint.”

Digital printing had been used primarily for marking products with batch designations or best-before dates.

Linoprint printing systems may be integrated into both new and existing packaging lines.
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