Koenig & Bauer presents new innovations at Future Symposium
At this year’s Future Symposium, Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint launched its new CS Metal-Can, a highly efficient machine for the decoration of two-piece beverage cans.
Using a new economical keyless inking unit technology with direct drive, this “decorator” is stable in the target colour within a very short time and therefore consumes considerably less waste than previous competitor products.
Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint has also developed its MetalDecoJET, a digital printing press specifically for the metal packaging industry. With this new technology, uniform ink application and high print quality can be achieved. The water-based inks are food safe, and the machine provides short runs, printing without printing plates and personalisation capabilities.
There is still a certain reluctance to use digital printing on the metal packaging market. To convince the Future Symposium guests of the outstanding properties of digital printing, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein together with Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint and Pirlo presented a digitally printed can t o all delegtes.
At the Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint stand, visitors were able to see for themselves the outstanding print quality of the MetalDecoJET through a selection of cans with various design motifs.