Koenig & Bauer wins METPACK Innovation Award 2023

Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint has won the METPACK Innovation Award 2023 in Gold for its innovation “MetalControl”.

The METPACK Innovation Award recognises outstanding new and further developments in the metal packaging industry every three years. A total of 19 exhibitors submitted 31 entries.

Based on several criteria, the independent international jury of experts determined the winners of this year’s METPACK Innovation Award. 

Innovation content, cost savings, as well as quality improvement and sustainability were the decisive factors for the assessment with the help of a points system. The contenders delivered a close neck-and-neck race.

In the end, Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint GmbH led the field. The Stuttgart/Germany-based world market leader in the field of printing and coating lines, drying systems and exhaust air purification solutions won with a new closed-loop colour control system. 

“MetalControl” scans each sheet and measures the ink density. The results are transmitted digitally to the control panel, evaluated and the ink zones automatically corrected.

The award-winning innovation from Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint is a one hundred percent closed-loop colour control system within the press that guarantees maximum colour stability and consistency, independent of the operator.

Manual adjustments are no longer necessary. Complaints, test prints and makeready times are reduced.

The silver award went to Actega, while the bronze prize went to Can Man.

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