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Innovations in Inkjet Printing Help Drive a Growing Personal Care Market
The market for personal care products is significant and growing. Today, it is a $188B industry, expected to grow to over $230B by 2022 (a 7% CAGR), according to Grand View Research (July 2018). Encompassing anything from diapers and adult care products to feminine care and hygiene, market growth in this segment is due in part to an increasing global population of individuals aged 60 and above. In the US alone, this group accounted for 15.2% of the country’s total population as of 2016. In order to satisfy increasing and changing consumer demands for more personalized products (age, weight, gender), while maintaining consumer safety requirements, brands are launching new product sub-brands with innovative, absorbent substrates. Evolving consumer demand and segment growth have birthed the need for more creative freedom and manufacturing flexibility in design, production and speed-to-market. As such, converters (who often fall under the same roof as t
Zumbiel Digital Recognized for Award-Winning Work on KODAK PROSPER 6000S at 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
Zumbiel Digital, one of the country's largest independent paperboard packaging companies and the first company to install a KODAK PROSPER 6000S Press, picked up the coveted "Digital Application of the Year" award and a “Gold Award” at the Paperboard Packaging Council's 2019 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition (PPC). Zumbiel's award-winning submission was sleeves produced for Kroger Home Chef, which offers subscribers a rotating selection of seasonal menus and meal kits. With this frequent rotation of information to keep things fresh for its customers, Zumbiel receives 24 new graphic files for sleeve SKUs that are placed around generic primary packages weekly. With the help of its KODAK PROSPER 6000S, minutes after receiving the art files from Kroger, Zumbiel is printing and die-cutting sleeves at a rate of over 50,000 per hour with zero make-readies. "It's an honor to receive this incredible recognition from our peers, and
How important is an engine?
If you are on a boat on a fast moving river, having an engine would be critical to navigate your way around obstacles. In addition, having an engine allows to you to get to your desired destination. For a CTP device, the thermal head is like the engine, keeping your plate making operation going, straight, steady and fast enough to get print jobs out the door quickly. One key development on Kodak CTPs is the launch of the new Thermal Head 7 (TH7). This is our newest head type used in W-speed MAGNUS Q800, MAGNUS VLF, TRENDSETTER Q400 and TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetters. Having TH7 allows us to retire the older Thermal Head 3 (TH3), which are used on Z-speed MAGNUS Q800 and MAGNUS VLF Platesetters. So think of this as an engine transplant on the CTP machine: out with the old and in with the new. Now that TH7 is available, Kodak will discontinue production of TH3. For existing TH3 customers, rest assured that Kodak service has this planned out to ensure