manroland Goss
Wolfgang Hiesinger (left) and Franz Kriechbaum (right) of manroland Goss at pre-drupa conference (image: PSA)

At drupa 2024 in May-June, manroland Goss, a provider of web offset printing and digital finishing solutions, is set to unveil a comprehensive array of groundbreaking innovations — the highlight being the Varioman press for packaging printing applications.

Packaging solutions are our key highlights. Varioman is a real game changer in the market,” Franz Kriechbaum, CEO of manroland Goss, said at the pre-drupa media conference held in Dusseldorf from 25 — 27 March. Drupa 2024 is scheduled from 28 May to 7 June.

Wolfgang Hiesinger, senior vice-president for packaging and newspaper solutions at manroland Goss, talked in detail about Varioman and what it offers to customers. He said the technology promises lower production costs and increased productivity. With solvent-free EB curing and minimized ink consumption, it is an environment-friendly option for the industry.

You are printing solvent-free. You can combine that with EB curing technology to avoid UV inks. You can also use expanded color gamut systems with six or seven standardized colors to avoid having to print special or Pantone colors separately,” Hiesinger said. He said its flexibility enables seamless integration of various applications and fast job changeovers without compromising on print quality.

Hiesinger said the Varioman technology can help save 20 – 40 % in flexible packaging for short to mid-long runs compared to flexo/gravure.

hubergroup and manroland Goss create sustainable packaging innovation

hubergroup, a leading global specialist for printing inks, and manroland Goss have joined forces to develop a sustainable solution for the packaging industry in the field of flexible paper packaging. Their alliance brings together experts along the value chain to conserve resources and reduce waste. The partners will present the result at drupa and discuss the future of packaging printing at a panel discussion at Touchpoint Packaging in Hall 3 / B31.

Variable-format pin folder for book printing

In addition to the Varioman, manroland Goss will have solutions for the book printing segment. The company will introduce a variable-format pin folder tailored for book printing needs. This technology enables efficient processing of different formats, enhancing flexibility and efficiency. This technology enables the efficient processing of different formats, even for short runs.

Maintellisense – AI-based anomaly detection

manroland Goss will present another product highlight in the area of digitalization: Maintellisense, a predictive maintenance platform, which is equipped with smart data analytics. Visitors to the trade fair will experience how Maintellisense uses AI-based anomaly detection to optimize machine maintenance, detect impending machine downtimes at an early stage, and help solve problems. The software enables faster and targeted decisions for more efficient and sustainable print production.

Retrofits, upgrades and relocations

The company will also promote its wide range of professional retrofit and upgrade solutions. The company helps customers to update their production systems at an economical rate. From mechanical and electrical engineering to software development, manroland Goss offers extensive in-house solutions, not only for its own brands but also for others.

manroland Goss will be present in Hall 16 / F02.

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