We use cookies to provide you with the best experience when using this site. By continuing to use this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. How we use cookies x


Newsletters & Alerts

Sign up for free to specialist newsletters and the digital edition of Packaging Europe magazine


Packaging Europe magazine

Bi-monthly print publication


Contact Packaging Buyers

Talk to 47,000 European Packaging Buyers

Get Access

Packaging Suppliers Database

Instant, free access to our network of 53,000 Packaging Suppliers

Get Access

Technical conference “Flexography on wooden crates”: a complete success

Released: 14/10/2013 10:26:00
Read 2961 times

On last September, FEDEMCO organized a technical conference on flexographic printing on wooden crates in collaboration with the AIDO Institute (Industrial Association of Optics, Colour and Image). This type of technology is already widely used in the sector due to its quality and versatility.

See product and contact details of FEDEMCO.

View suppliers of similar products in the Packaging Network.

Going to Drupa? Visit our dedicated Drupa 2016 Site.

The conference was attended by over twenty professionals belonging to the sector, in addition to three companies dealing in printing equipment and components (and represented by FEDEMCO): TECNISIS 3000 Técnicas y Sistemas, S.L.U. (representative of INNOVAPAC S.R.L. in Spain), GRABADOS BORONAT HNOS., S.L. and JJ.DISENGRAF, S.L., and the ink manufacturer COLOR INDUSTRIAL, S.A. (HYNSEL).

Speakers at the conference talked about the rudiments of flexographic technology, where the four-colour process is gaining ground in the sector. They emphasized the importance of the prepress procedure and adapting designs to the technology and substrate, good communication between the packager and manufacturer being an essential requirement.

There was also a detailed discussion of the possible problems concerning quality that may arise and their solutions, especially problems regarding the substrate, inks, stencils and machinery.

Regarding the substrate, it is important that the characteristics of the wooden boards are taken into account: sanding, porosity, colour, etc. Regarding inks, some of the main factors that determine their performance are their formulation, the amount applied, viscosity, temperature, seasonal variations, pH, surface tension, foaming, drying, resistance to light and colour fastness. Regarding stencils, problems mainly occur with the line screen frequency of the ink roller or anilox. As for machinery, there may be problems regarding the pressure and drying systems.

Despite the fact that the rhythm of "just in time" orders that prevail in the fruit and vegetable sector involves very quick changes of brand and very short periods from the prepress procedure to the packaged produce, the experts agree unanimously that the wooden crate sector has exceeded the quality of conventional printing on corrugated and micro-channel cardboard.
However, the conclusions drawn from the conference show that there is still room for improvement in terms of training machinists, planning maintenance, machine testing, correcting the dot gain curve and colour chart, and controlling ink parameters (for example, the viscosity and pH).

Email to a friend


Log in or register for an account to leave your comment.

Other FEDEMCO Stories

Conference on Sawn Timber and Engineered Wood in Contact with Food

The conference outlined the aspects that characterize and define the compliance of supplies of sawn timber, wood boards and components in or...

The EU corrects the requirement "impermeable" in fish packaging, for "water...

As requested by the Spanish Food Safety Agency (AESAN) and defended by FEDEMCO with the support of the wood sector in Spain and Europe, this...

A decrease in the production and use of wooden pallets in Spain in 2012

According to data gathered by FEDEMCO from a survey carried out on over 300 packaging and distribution companies, the Spanish market generat...

Packaging Network Entry See Network Entry



Tel: +34 963495713

Fax: +34 963485600

Key Industries


Organisations & associations

Industry organisations: General


Win a €50 Amazon Voucher

Help Packaging Europe provide a better service...

Take our 3-Minute Survey

Packaging Europe Latest


Skarszewy 83-250 . st. drogowców 17

Quality Minerals Public Co., Ltd.

9/13-17 Yarnphaholyothin Rd., Jatujak, Jatujak Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Oneworld Packaging SL

Carretera Segovia, Km 19,6, 41762 Aldeamayor de San Martín, Valladolid


Minareliçavus Mahallesi, N. 208. Sk. No:4, 16140 Nilüfer/Bursa

Wains of Turnbridge Wells

Wains is a family business founded in 1963, supplying an extensive range of glass and plastic containers for a range of purposes, from food packaging to cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. We have the expertise to match our customers' requirements to the best packaging solutions for them and can provide orders in a range of quantities - from small orders through to bulk, trade requirements.

Packaging Jobs

Find top jobs in the packaging industry on Packaging Europe Jobs

£43,000 + bonus up to 25%, private healthcare, pension

£30,000 - £38,000 (DoE) + benefits

£30,000 - £35,000 + private healthcare, private pension, fle

€75,000 - €95,0000 basic (dependant on candidate/ experienc

More packaging jobs >>

Related Suppliers


Products: Converting, Labelling and Coding, Materials Handling



Products: Films and wrapping


Sick AG

Products: Materials Handling


EyeC GmbH

Products: Labelling and Coding, Printers, Services


D.R. Joseph, Inc

Products: Films & Wrapping


See all suppliers >>

Packaging Europe Magazine Subscription

Packaging Europe's Bi-monthly print publication, presenting a selection of the most talked about features from our online magazine. The cost of subscription is €120 for six editions.

Your Name:*
Email Address:
Twitter Username:
Phone No:
Company Name:*
Address Line 1:*
Address Line 2:
  • Please send an invoice to the above address for the sum of €120 for six editions of the Packaging Europe Bi-monthly print publication.

Electronic Subscriptions

Your Details

Email Address:*


Your Name:
Company Name:
Twitter Username:

Packaging Europe Magazine

  • Bi-monthly alert with an overview of and link to the latest digital edition of Europe’s most popular packaging publication

Specialist Newsletters

Packaging Markets

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Pharma & Medical

Industry Segments

  • Corrugated
  • Flexibles
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paper & Cartonboard
  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Labelling
  • Machinery
  • Print


  • Business News
  • Products & Innovations
  • Sustainability

By clicking "subscribe", you consent for Packaging Europe to hold your details within our system. You may subscribe for free to as many newsletters as you like (including Packaging Europe magazine) and can unsubscribe at any time. Packaging Europe will not sell your data to third parties but reserves the right to occasionally send you carefully selected information on behalf of relevant suppliers.

Packaging Buyers Database

Packaging Europe’s business intelligence service offers direct access to European buyers of packaging. Serving the information needs of packaging buyers, we have built up a contact database of over 60,000 buyers who want to hear from suppliers of packaging suitable to their market segments.

Please select the products you are interested in from the sections below and when you have made your selections, click on confirm, fill out your details and one of our team will attend to your request promptly.

There are 6826 total buyers within the Beverages industry.

  • Select All
  • Alcoholic Drinks (4059)
  • Non-Alcoholic Drinks (2767)

There are 7057 total buyers within the Pharma / Medical industry.

  • Select All
  • Medical Equipment (4556)
  • Pharmaceutical (2501)

There are 15516 total buyers within the Retail industry.

  • Select All
  • Fast Food & Cafes (1986)
  • Retailers (11842)
  • Supermarkets / grocers (1688)

There are 30603 total buyers within the Food industry.

  • Select All
  • Food: Bakery (4826)
  • Food: Cheese (2881)
  • Food: Confectionary (2563)
  • Food: Dairy (2263)
  • Food: Frozen (1795)
  • Food: Fruit and Vegetables (2104)
  • Food: Honey (618)
  • Food: Loose/Dry (2712)
  • Food: Meat, Game and Fish (6109)
  • Food: Oils and Fats (1519)
  • Food: Pet Food (341)
  • Food: Preserved In Cans and Jars (1994)
  • Food: Sauces & Condiments (878)

There are 6801 total buyers within the Other Consumer Goods industry.

  • Select All
  • Cosmetics (3187)
  • Cut Flowers (372)
  • Electrical Appliances (571)
  • Home Cleaning Products (1321)
  • Soaps and Detergents (1177)
  • Tobacco Products (173)

There are 9382 total buyers within the Industrial / Building / DIY industry.

  • Select All
  • Adhesives (1772)
  • Automotive Components (2042)
  • Chemicals (2251)
  • Construction Materials (1455)
  • Paints (1862)
Your Name:
Company Name:
Your Phone:
Your Email:

Your Selections:

  • 0 Products Selected