Board Converting News, August 2, 2021

Koenig & Bauer Is First Press OEM To Join The Healthy Printing Initiative Koenig & Bauer has underlined its commitment to sus- tainable and eco-friendly print products and packaging by joining the Healthy Printing Initiative ( ) This decision also helps to strengthen the network with its own “preferred suppliers,” a number of whom are al- ready active members. The target of the Healthy Printing Initiative is to promote the use of eco-friendly substrates, inks, coatings and other consumables for the printing of paper, carton, corrugated board, plastics and other prod- ucts – and finally to enable efficient recycling systems. High levels of contaminants and foreign residues can render the recycled materials unsuitable for use in new products such as food packaging. Accordingly, holistic and environmentally compatible print processes are seen as a means of raising resource productivity by improving recoverability and maximizing the (re-)use of recycled raw materials. “We are the first press manufacturer to actively par- ticipate in this network of paper, packaging material, ink and print chemistry manufacturers, printing companies, recyclers, designers, end customers and other industry stakeholders,” said Dr Andreas Pleßke, CEO. “More effec- tive climate and environment protection measures in print production depend on intact recycling chains and a func- tioning circular economy, which in turn demands the close cooperation of everyone concerned. Involving the end customers is especially relevant, as they do, of course, have a particular interest in the sustainability of print pro- duction and material sources, and therefore the ecological quality of their products.” Amplify: Finishing, Packaging And Design Event, Slated For June 2022 The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) are collaborat- ing on a new in-person event, Amplify, an exhibition and educational program spotlighting the print finishing value chain. The immersive three-day experience will take place June 14-16, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Both associations welcome print and packaging de- signers, commercial printers, print finishers, binders, mail- ers, and creatives to connect with the equipment manufac- turers and suppliers to those industries. From the exhibit hall to the educational program and beyond, attendees will network with all the key players in the finishing cycle, learn best practices, discover emerging technologies, and hear real-world success stories. Other association partners who will be supporting Am- plify include AICC, the Independent Packaging Associa- tion, and RadTech, the Association for UV&EB Technology. Visit for more information.


August 2, 2021

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