Banding pallets without plastic? It is possible
Mondi and ACMI's new wrapping system offers a more sustainable solution for pallet wrapping.
For the first time, a wrapping paper is now available to wrap pallets for transport. Launched by paper manufacturer Mondi, the recyclable solution, called Advantage StretchWrap, can replace low-recycled multi-layer plastic, which is currently the industry standard for pallet wrap.
Advantage StretchWrap is a lightweight paper with stretch properties. Mondi has been producing high-stretch papers for wrapping innerspring mattresses for 20 years. It took two years of research and development to come up with this new range of lightweight paper that resists punctures. Advantage StretchWrap is a 100% paper solution," says Mondi. Continuous development of paper parameters in strength, elongation and reduced grammage have made it possible to launch these new solutions."
"The impressive stretchability of the paper and its high tensile strength make it a reliable alternative for transport. Acceleration tests to simulate transport with ESTL equipment (carried out in accordance with EUMOS 40509) and actual transport tests confirmed that pallets wrapped with Advantage StretchWrap are safe," says Mondi.
The paper manufacturer has teamed up with Italian machine manufacturer ACMI to develop a complete paper wrapping system consisting of the Advantage StretchWrap paper and the Rocket E-500 wrapping machine.
Article by Faustine Loison - Our partner Graphiline
The Arizona 135 GT, Canon's latest large format camera
This large-format press, which can handle a wide range of media, both flat and roll-fed, is attractive from 2,000 m2 of printing per year.
Launched in 2006, the Arizona large format printer has become a reference in large format printing. More than 7,500 Arizona printers have been installed worldwide.
Now Canon is launching the latest in the 5th generation of Arizona machines, the Arizona 135 GT.
This model is equipped with "the same core technology and benefits as its larger, medium-volume siblings for an attractive investment," says Michele Tuscano, vice president EMEA large format at Canon Production Printing. The Arizona 135 GT represents "a sound investment from as little as 2,000m2 per year", says the manufacturer.
Arizona 135 GT ideal for many high-value applications
Manufactured in Poing, Germany, this led UV press with a printing area of 125 × 250 cm is designed for almost infinite applications, as its printing substrates are so varied.
It can handle substrates up to 50.8 mm thick and at speeds of up to 34.2 m2/hour. The new Arizona prints on standard and porous surfaces such as glass, aluminium and other metals, canvas, wood, MDF, cardboard, ceramic tiles and plastics.
With the roll media option, users can print on flexible media up to 220 cm wide, even thin and heat-sensitive media, and run unattended roll-to-roll jobs.
And with the static elimination kit, the printer also handles hard plastic materials, such as acrylic, polycarbonate or styrene.
The Arizona 135 GT's printing process consumes up to 50% less ink than ordinary flatbed printers while delivering high image quality with its VariaDot printing technology.
Maximum availability and productivity
The Canon Arizona 135 GT also incorporates easy-to-use features that increase productivity such as nesting, batch processing of complex jobs, mirror printing and print mode reassignment.
"Precise registration prevents errors, and the ability to make last-minute adjustments to the product saves valuable time," says the manufacturer.
In addition, the large-format digital press is equipped with several maintenance tools that optimise its availability. For example, print head nozzles that require cleaning are automatically cleaned. It is also possible to be serviced remotely thanks to a direct connection between the machine and Canon technicians.
Article by Faustine Loison - Our partner Graphiline
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INTELLIGENT WALL PRINTER at DG Systeme
Wallpen has shaken up the world of graphic art with its new invention using the latest inkjet technology from a company called Xaar. The Wallpen printer is a mobile unit that uses a UV printer system to print graphics on large vertical surfaces.
These extraordinary wall graphics can be printed on any surface such as plaster, stone, wood or tile. The detail and dynamism of the colour is incomparable. The creators of the printer spent years researching the Wallpen vertical printer technology.
The world's smallest book printing company...
Gutenberg One is an automatic printer, designed and produced in France, which produces a book in a few minutes at the point of sale, reading, writing or consultation. Gutenberg One is similar to a 3D printer of the book.
Gutenberg .One meets two fundamental business requirements :
- a reduced footprint of 3m² on the ground, and
- Immediate reactivity: printing and finishing a book in 5 minutes.
With the largest catalogue
The technical mastery of the re-materialisation of the book, coupled with the dynamics of creation and circulation of content on the Internet, gives the book the flexibility, agility and respect for the environment that readers aspire to today.
Soon to be available in bookshops, libraries, media libraries, and in our Book Workshops, the Gutenberg One network of automatic printing machines will make available an infinite digital catalogue, from which each work will be instantly "re-materialisable".
The development of a network of Gutenberg One automatic printing machines invites us to rethink book logistics by separating the medium and the content. The medium (recycled paper) circulates in whole pallets, while the content circulates via the Internet. Medium and content are brought together, before the reader's eyes, into a book with a considerably reduced environmental footprint.