- November 05, 2013
REHOVOT, ISRAEL | Landa has announced the release of the white paper "Accelerating the Growth of Packaging Production in the 21st Century." The paper provides an in-depth profile of the folding carton segment, the target market of Landa's first Nanographic Printing presses.
Landa plans to start shipping beta units of the Landa S10FC Nanographic Printing Press for folding carton applications in Q4/2014. The S10FC is said to deliver true mainstream production efficiency for folding carton production and supports B1 (41 in./1,050 mm) format media and off-the-shelf substrates without any pretreatment or priming.
Landa's direct, primary research, combined with reports from Smithers-Pira and Karstedt Partners, shows that total, annual consumption of cartonboard currently stands at 43 million tons and generates US$82 billion in revenue. Year over year growth is anticipated to be 4.5% through 2016.
A massive transition in global demographics, consumer preferences, and product branding is affecting every segment of the packaging industry, Landa says, adding that folding carton converters, who comprise the packaging industry's largest segment, are increasingly limited by their ability to deliver shorter runs and may benefit from Nanography.
Topics covered in the white paper include:
• Forces of change and the new consumer
• Converter markets, applications, and competitors
• New opportunities, buying habits, and tastes
• Limitations of short-run packaging production
• The Nanographic Printing solution