AICC, founded in 1974 for independent corrugated converters has since evolved to include independent packaging manufacturers in folding carton, rigid box, and other diverse segments of packaging. AICC, the leading cross section for those in packaging and corrugate services remains as the vital association to cultivate and unite those relationships for packaging manufacturers, suppliers and customers.
FESPA is the largest international, wide format printing event with more than 700 exhibitors in Hamburg, Germany. The 2017 event took place in early May, and showcased digital, textile and screen printing expertise from around the world. The Durst team exhibited in a major way, as we have historically done at FESPA.
We spoke with North American Director of Sales, Larry D’Amico, about his experience at FESPA, highlights from Durst, and the pulse on industry trends.
At a macro level, food packaging is subject to extensive regulation, with risks in mind of food contamination, spoilage, foreign objects, and more. As a society, food production and packaging is a popular topic, whether it be treatments of chemicals used at the agricultural level, or cross-contamination during manufacturing, packaging, and preparation. Within this environment, we as industrial printers and packaging manufacturers are within the ripple effect, requiring us to deliver a high-quality product while protecting the consumer.
Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, is successfully continuing the roadmap set for its business segment Durst Corrugated Packaging & Display Printing, which it established in 2016. Following successful installation of its Delta WT 250 multi-pass printing system with Durst Water Technology for a number of customers at the beginning of the year, Durst is now field-testing its flagship system, the Delta SPC 130.