THE NETHERLANDS • The manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions and exclusive distributor of the Bellissima DMS Screening, developed by Hamillroad Software is prepared for several unprecedented concept launches at Print4All 2018. (Hall 18 Stand F29)
Apex offers a broad variety of anilox and metering roll solutions (Source: Apex)
SPAIN • The company has organized a list of technical seminars on flexible packaging trends that will be held in several countries around the globe in 2018.
A selection of Comexi products as referred to during the technical seminars (Source: Comexi)
USA • Baldwin Technology Company has reached an agreement with Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire the intellectual property rights for the Digital Ink System. Baldwin provides process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries.
(Left to right:) John Woolley, Herman Gnuechtel and Brent Becker (all Baldwin Technology) with Karl Fritchen (QuadTech) (Source: Baldwin Technologies)
FRANCE • The company is expanding its factory in Bron near Lyon and will open a new competence center in 2018. The construction of this new facility spanning 2,000 square metres, began in October 2017.
(Left to right:) Emmanuel Roquet, president of Bobst Lyon and Adrien Fournier, project manager (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • During a press conference on 18 April 2018 at the ConverDrome, the company rolled out the new hybrid Sapphire EVO package printing press, provided with a Kodak Stream inkjet system.
The new Uteco Sapphire EVO hybrid printing press. The four digital print units are positioned on top of the middle section of the machine (Source: Uteco)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier has achieved certification to ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.
BELGIUM • The European umbrella organisation for the flexo industry announce that Twinlock by Tesa and KBA-Flexotecnica will be Gold Sponsors and Tresu Group will be Silver Sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards.
MALAYSIA • Carina Shia has been appointed new sales manager for Southeast Asia.
Carina Shia is the new sales manager for Southeast Asia supporting KBA-Flexotecnica (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the ninth and last part of this survey, Jens Adrio, head of corporate development at Siegwerk, talks about unstable supply situation…
Head of corporate development - Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)
AUSTRIA • The Group has invested a single-digit million euro amount in a new duplex multi-technology laminator at its Durban, South African-based subsidiary Constantia Afripack.
Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
GERMANY • In 2017, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its leading market position in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and converting.
(From left to right:) The Board of the W&H Group: Dr. Jürgen Vutz, managing partner and CEO; Peter Steinbeck, managing partner and chief sales officer; and Theodor Determann, chief financial officer. (Source: W&H)
ITALY • The subsidiary of BST eltromat International will be presenting a portfolio of quality assurance systems for the web-processing industries at this year’s Print4All show in Milan (Hall 18 Stand L02/M01).
Thorsten Ulonska www.ulonska.net
At Print4All, different quality assurance systems including the CompactGuide will be shown on a running Prati rewinder. (Source: BST eltromat International)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the eight part of this survey, Mark Kay, group leader performance films for Nova Chemicals talks about the new and sometimes…
Group leader performance films Nova Chemicals (Source: Nova Chemicals)
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the seventh part of this survey, Arica Drake, gobal marketing manager flexible packaging for Michelman expresses her delight and surprise about…
Global marketing manager flexible packaging Michelman (Source: Michelman)
USA n John O’Grady, current president of the consumer and film division and former general manager of world-wide sales for print systems division, has become President of this division. O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak.
John O’Grady has become president of Kodak’s print systems division (Source: Kodak)