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> posted by   on May 15th 2012
 

Drupa 2012: In the cut

There is a lot of new interesting cutting technology that can make working with paper and cardboard much easier. On the one hand, new more efficient and stronger materials are popping up, and on the other, better professional cutting equipment is being launched.

Materials like Allison (PilloPak) is an ultra-lightweight and super-strong sheet material with a unique structure that makes it even stronger than honeycomb board. It is ideal for building displays, shop layouts and exhibition stands. ALLISON board can be cut in any desired size and does not warp.

New technology, like a high-speed precision digital cutting table for labels, signs and displays is presented in a joint venture between Esko and Kongsberg. Together at Drupa, they introduced a wide range of specialty tools that offer speed, power and flexibility to automatically handle a wide variety of materials, such as papers, labels, folding carton, thin styrene or polypropylene, and a long list of popular stocks for digital presses.

Above: PilloPak

I liked Esko’s definition of packaging:

“Packaging is the science, art, and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.”

 

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