Folding Carton
Confectionery

Background

Confectionery packaging has 2 important functions that go hand in hand: it has to tickle the taste buds and still protect its delicious content at the same time For chocolate bars, folding carton is still the material of choice to create packaging solutions. Due to its rigidness it protects the product but it also keeps it fresh and tasteful for a longer period of time. Folding carton is recyclable and has a high so called “product-to-package” ratio (meaning that its content can seriously outweigh its packaging) which makes it very acceptable in terms of sustainability.

Production details

Here you can see a sample of confectionary packaging printed on a Xeikon 3500 digital press.

  • Substrate: MetsaBoard Pro FBB 265gsm
  • Toner: QB-I + Super black  + color orange, Flint Group water based varnish
  • Finishing: Xeikon web varnishing module, Xeikon pile high stacker, Xeikon FDU

The Xeikon 3500 has been the press of choice due to its food safe and migration compliant technology and the ability to print multiple versions without change over costs. Furthermore due to its undistinguishable quality from your offset production and as such provides a complement to offset. 

Folding Carton - Confectionary - Xocolate

What is the value of digital printing?

There’s a growing need for cost-effective, short-run digital printing solutions in the confectionary industry. Brand owners want to launch more seasonality products, limited editions, brand recognition ... to attract the end consumer. The trend is that more and more local confectionary and foodservice shops want to differentiate with their high-quality products. Evidentially, the packaging needs to follow this trend, and be of course produced with the highest printing quality. Furthermore the Xeikon technology contains no mineral oils and is the most food-safe solution in the digital environment. This creates lots of opportu-nities towards the food sector, including the confectionary segment. Furthermore, digital printing with Xeikon offers you:

•    offset quality with the advantages of digital printing
•    5 colors possible
•    food safe and migration compliant technology using dry-toner technology
•    excellent de-inkability to support and ensure optimized recycling process

Digital production solution with a Xeikon 3500