Sustainability - Töpfer Kulmbach GmbH supplies 19µm film for wraparound labels

As  the leading rotogravure printer in Germany, Töpfer Kulmbach GmbH, in conjunction with IR-Plast/Bimo and a large German drinks packer, has successfully developed and brought to industrial production an extremely thin transparent film for wraparound labelling of PET bottles. The challenge here was not just the printing and slitting of the film, but in particular the processing on a high-speed labelling machine at a speed of over 40,000 bottles/hour, without any modifications to the existing equipment.

This film is ecologically sustainable in many respects. Raw material usage is reduced by over 30% while doubling the number of labels per roll, which in turn allows transport and storage costs to be reduced significantly.