Baumer hhs will be an Advanced Partner of the packaging touchpoints show at drupa 2020.

The company, a supplier of innovative adhesive application systems to the folding carton, print finishing and other industries, will be focussing on sustainable resource management for tomorrow’s packaging production process.

“We’re very pleased that as a touchpoint packaging partner, we’ll have a special forum at drupa 2020 where we can join with others in the industry and showcase our ideas for enhancing sustainability and achieving an eco-friendly, future-oriented packaging production process,” says Andreas Brandt, Marketing Manager at Baumer hhs. The company, he adds, will present two projects at touchpoints.

“The less glue you use in packaging production, the better the environmental footprint of an individual product and the overall process. Optimising adhesive consumption in industrial applications has long been one of our core competencies, and over the years we’ve launched a series of pioneering solutions on the market. At the touchpoint packaging show, we’ll be demonstrating how packaging manufacturers can reduce their adhesive consumption without compromising on the quality or durability of glued joints. We’ll also be presenting our GlueCalc smartphone app, which helps manufacturers to quickly and easily calculate how much they can reduce costs and CO2 emissions by gluing packaging with dots instead of beads of glue,” Brandt continues.

In a second project, Baumer hhs will demonstrate ways to eliminate UV tracers and colourants from packaging production in the future. “Using UV tracers and colourants in the production of packaging materials can disrupt the fibre cycle and cause unwanted contamination of food packaging. If these substances can be eliminated, food-grade packaging manufacturers can significantly increase process safety, with the benefits extending to brand owners and consumers as well,” Brandt explains. “Baumer hhs will likewise be exhibiting innovative solutions for mastering this challenge at the touchpoint packaging show.”

Taking place within drupa 2020, the packaging touchpoints forum covers a range of printing technologies and packaging types for different markets and welcomes organisations from across the value chain. Packaging Europe will be present as a content partner, presenting live talks on 18-19 June.