If there's one thing Western societies take for granted, it's access to a safe supply of drinking water and having decent wastewater. However, currently 2.2 billion have no access to exactly that. And the forecasts are bad: it is possible that by 2032 more than half of the world's population will suffer from a lack of drinking water. Creative and innovative solutions need to be created to address the problem. How can 3D printing help?
Pioneering ideas and visions around media production and marketing are presented, analyzed and discussed at the PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION. In a few days the time has come and the congress trade fair will start in Düsseldorf. What are exhibitors looking forward to the most?
On October 20 and 21 this year, Print & Digital Convention will be held by Fachverband Medienproduktion. The convention fair, which is organized in a hybrid format this year, informs and enlightens: what innovative technologies and solutions are available for the realization of marketing in print and digital? The program includes lectures in which speakers and exhibitors present their vision of the future in digital marketing.
How are POS marketing, print and digitization connected? Several exhibitors at PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION in mid-October will be exploring this and many other questions. The organic food store “Naturkost Oase”, that values POS marketing to a high degree, will also be taking part in the event as part of the so-called "Highlight Guide". We spoke to Rüdiger Maaß and his son Marcel Maaß about the store's POS activities and found out what role print plays in them.
PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION, PDC, which takes place on October 20 and 21 in Düsseldorf, wires together all important topics of the graphics industry with the advantages of the formats trade fair, congress and networking: eight theme worlds, four parallel lecture series every day with 48 lectures and workshops and over 60 exhibitors. Sustainability is a main topic with 6 presentations on both days.
Versarien, a company known for developing advanced materials and enabling engineering exploitation, is focussing on bringing the many advantages of graphene to sportswear through collaborative partnerships with brands and manufacturing companies.
Every time trees are cut down, byproducts are created. For a long time, they were regarded as pure waste, yet they could benefit the printing industry. Thinking outside the box, a possibility presents itself: Many trees could be saved, if wooden objects would be printed from byproducts.
Report by Siegwerk: Why The Entire Value Chain Must Collaborate on Changes in The Packaging Industry
The packaging industry must change its ways if it wants to become sustainable. For this to happen, products from the packaging industry must be developed with regard to reduction, reuse and recyclability. Siegwerk presents this insight in its report "Rethink packaging" and calls for a circular packaging industry. Here’s why the entire value chain has to cooperate.
In order to further process the normally unused waste product coffee grounds, the coffee recycling company bio-bean has invented the material Inficaf. This recycled waste product processes coffee grounds, which in turn can be reused in many ways and used as a sustainable alternative material.
University distinguished professor of physics Christopher Sorensen and assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering Suprem Das from Kansas State University led a study that displayed possible ways to create graphene-based nano-inks for 3D manufacturing of supercapacitors in printable and flexible electronics form.
Up until now, you rarely heard companies talk about how sustainable or innovative they are when it comes to packaging. They've relied on customers to pick up on it and notice that something has changed. But the developments in the packaging industry in particular are too important not to tell people about them and rely on , i.e. customers, to pay attention. And yet there is still a great deal of potential in this field, because at the moment there are only a few topics more important than recycling or the circular economy.