drupa 2024: “We create the future”

Successful appearance of the Koehler Group at the most important industry event

After eight years, it was finally time for the international print industry to meet again at drupa - the world's leading trade fair for printing technologies. This year's focus was on sustainability and digitalization. Our colleagues from Koehler Innovation & Technology were there for the first time.

1,643 exhibitors from 52 nations presented themselves to trade visitors in the 18 exhibition halls in Dusseldorf. The international share was 80 percent, with visitors coming from 174 countries. In the so-called special forums - this year including touchpoint sustainability and touchpoint packaging - various exhibitors jointly presented best practices and provided important impetus with presentations.

The Koehler Group presented a wide range of innovations and trends

The Koehler Group offered visitors to drupa an insight into its entire portfolio across all business areas. In addition to its innovative and high-quality specialty papers, the Oberkirch-based family business also presented renewable energy projects from Koehler Renewable Energy, systeminnovations of Koehler Innovation & Technology and startup partnerships with Koehler Innovative Solutions.

Under this year's trade fair motto "we create the future", the Koehler Group presented sustainable paper products and new developments: On around 400 square meters, the company presented its core business: innovative specialty paper. These included the sustainable Blue4est® thermal paper, card board for game cards, fine paper, carbonless paper, premium recycled paper, decor paper, applications based on groundwood pulp board, sublimation paper and flexible packaging paper.

"We were able to give visitors to drupa an insight into our strategic approach to cross-industry system analysis and the creation of technology platforms and demonstrated how system innovations can be implemented more quickly and ultimately transferred to the market. Together with our colleagues from the entire Koehler Group, we were able to demonstrate our pioneering role in the development of functional, sustainable paper-based solutions," says Dr. Markus Wildberger, Corporate Director Technology at Koehler Innovation & Technology, summing up this year's participation at drupa.