Kotkamills and Xeikon are delighted to announce their partnership in digital press printing of plastic-free paper cups. Visitors to this year’s Xeikon Café organized in Antwerp, Belgium on March 26 – 28 will have the opportunity to see the first demonstrations of the Xeikon 3500 dry toner digital press printing on Kotkamills ISLA® Duo paper cup stock. This sustainable and plastic-free food packaging solution carries the potential for paper cup converters to create new business opportunities.
The cooperation validates Kotkamills ISLA® Duo paper cup stock as the ideal media for the Xeikon 3500 range using dry toner technology. Xeikon’s digital printing method using food safe dry toner technology together with Kotkamills’ plastic-free, recyclable, and biodegradable board produces a digitally printed paper cup that answers consumer demand for sustainable paper cups to be used for drinks on the go.
Sébastien Stabel, Market Segment Manager Carton Packaging at Xeikon, says, "We were delighted to test and validate the new paper cup stock ISLA® Duo from Kotkamills. During testing, we saw a match between our food safe dry toner technology and the ISLA® Duo board characteristics. We tested printability, productivity, and toner adhesion. The results were excellent and consistent."
Stabel concludes, “By working together with leading suppliers in substrates, workflow, converting, and finishing we effectively demonstrate what can be achieved by fully integrated end-to-end solutions for digital production. At the Xeikon Café 2019, we will share actual applications and business ideas that have proven to immediately drive business growth. We are delighted to be working with Kotkamills as our partner and we are looking forward to piquing the interest of our visitors in this game-changing solution.”