Following “The Easy Way”, Flint Group Flexographic Products expands its product range with a further inherent flat top dot flexo plate, which provides significant fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute. Holding the finest highlights, the nyloflex® FTC Digital plate offers outstanding print quality - sharp and defined elements with precisely reproduced text and codes, inviting printers to push the boundaries of print resolution in corrugated postprint. Furthermore, the new flexo plate features excellent ink transfer, resulting in very smooth solids with even ink laydown, which allows for high and consistent print quality on a variety of substrates. “With a continuing trend for lower quality liners due to cost reasons, however, uncompromised requirements for quality printing, printers, retailers and brand owners demand good quality in corrugated postprint, both for superior liners and more challenging materials,” says Dr. Eva Freudenthaler, Vice President Technology, Flint Group Flexographic Products. “With the development of nyloflex® FTC plate, we therefore had two focal points with regard to print quality - to reduce the fluting effect across many different liner qualities and to further enhance the quality of fine highlight screens in corrugated postprint - while at the same time keeping it simple for the pre-press operation by providing a plate that can be processed like any normal digital printing plate.” Click Read More below for additional detail.
The number of consumers that order drinking water online is growing, and so is the awareness of the impact that packaging has on the environment. Harrogate, whose water was awarded “Best in Class” by The British Bottlers Institute Tasting Awards, met the new demand by offering a sustainable and convenient packaging alternative for e-commerce.
Harrogate Water was the first UK Company to include a 10L Bag-in-Box packaging to its online portfolio. The company was looking for a larger packaging size format that would satisfy the needs of multi-generational families and be committed to the environment. Harrogate approached DS Smith Rapak interested in a Bag-in-Box packaging system that could meet their current requirements.
DS Smith Rapak provided a 10L version of their customizable Bag-in-Box system model. Bag-in-Box does not need to be lifted in order to pour, which makes it convenient for children and seniors to use, making water accessible to all members of the family. Liquid is poured through the tap on the side of the box either from the kitchen table or directly from the fridge. Bag-in-Box is also a sustainable packaging solution that brings efficiencies throughout all stages of its lifecycle. Due to its square packaging shape, it has unbeatable storage and logistics advantages, which prevents unnecessary journeys, reduces the number of trucks on the road, optimizes costs and reduces carbon emissions. Moreover, it takes up little space in the cupboard and keeps water cooler for longer, which is very practical on hot summer days for picnics and outdoor events.
Harrogate Water Bag-in-Box has quickly become popular in the online channel and is now available through all major e-commerce retailers such as Amazon and Ocado. Moreover, it is also used in a new generation of water coolers designed specifically for Bag-in-Box.
The complete solution is comprised of a cardboard box, Viniflow tap and inner bag. To preserve excellent organoleptic properties of water, Rapak uses a special additive-free barrier bag which keeps the liquid fresh for longer. All materials used are free from phthalates and Bisphenol A.