“FachPack is an inspiring platform for the packaging printing sector. High quality, specialist trade discussions demonstrate the attractiveness of the event, and our product range, to us,” said Gunther Gerlach, chairman of the board at Epple Druckfarben AG. “We were able to determine that sustainable packaging printing is growing in importance, and there is a large demand for information on this topic.”
BoFood Organic received the German Packaging Award in the category “safety” as ink system for safe inner side packaging printing with possible direct foodstuff contact. A range of coordinated and compatible Epple products from the BoFood series stand behind this Packaging Award, based on their migration harmless properties for printing both outer and inner foodstuff packaging as well as a harmonized finishing varnish effect.
The megatrends at FachPack were digitization, E-commerce, packaging design and above all, sustainability. The management of the trade fair have announced that environmentally friendly packaging will be the focus topic for FachPack 2019. Application-technology know-how is already available from Epple, as the pioneer in migration harmless ink systems like the BoFood series and the new PURe inks. Intensive customer consultation led Epple also towards efficient production with UV inks on a BDMM-free basis. These inks are suited to eye-catching packaging in the advertising driven industry, which is continuously strongly in demand.
The topic of product safety met with great interest among printers and their clients at FachPack.
“Customers speak to us very often about legal guidelines, whether national or EU based,” said Helmut Fröhlich, product manager of packaging at Epple. “Epple has prepared itself and its products to be oriented towards current developments, the keywords being the German Packaging Printing Ordinance.”