GERMANY • At ICE Europe, taking place in Munich, from March 21 – 23, Erhardt+Leimer will be exhibiting two new products: the PA 62 web tension measuring amplifier and the AG 9 actuating drive.
Erhardt+Leimer The PA 62 web tension measuring amplifier
USA • Esko’s new automated system utilizes text, image, spell, Braille and barcode checks to assure files match the customer’s approved artwork.
Esko Christopher Laing, Graphics Technician III at Bemis Graphics, has done much of the legwork on the implementation and creation of the tickets for the Global Vision system.
FINLAND • Stora Enso is investing a total of EUR 9.1 million into its consumer board mills in Imatra and Ingerois, Finland, and Fors, Sweden, to continue the commercialisation of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and to accelerate product development.
Stora Enso “In the future, MFC has the potential to be used in a variety of entirely new products, including many outside of Stora Enso’s current portfolio,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.
There are new jobs on PrintCareer.net. Asahi Photoproducts, producer of flexographic photopolymer plates based in Brussels, Belgium is looking for a Solution Representative Laser Operation (m/f) and a Solution Representative Digital Pre-Press (m/f).
UK • According to a new report by the Smithers Pira Group, steady demand in consumer markets will propel the sack and kraft paper industry to grow by around 3% per annum between 2016 and 2021–pushing the global market value to USD 80 billion by 2021, up from USD 66 billion in 2016.
SmithersPira According to a new report by the Smithers Pira group, steady demand in consumer markets will propel the sack and kraft paper industry to grow by around 3% per annum between 2016 and 2021--pushing the global market value to $80 billion by 2021.
INDIA • In January, Uflex, a multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company, unveiled its Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand, “Asepto”. To support the rollout, Uflex’s new Aseptic Liquid Packaging manufacturing plant will also become commercially operational by April 2017.
Uflex The Wall of Pride! Mr. Ashwani Sharm, President & CEO, New Business Initiatives, Uflex Limited unveiling ASEPTO – Uflex’s Aseptic Liquid Packaging Brand, the Aseptic Pack, and a typical aseptic liquid packaging cross-section.
JAPAN • In early January, Lintec Corp. in Japan announced the formal completion of the acquisition of UK-based Lintec Graphic Films Ltd, having met all the conditions of the offer announced on 28.11.2016.
LINTEC Lintec Graphic Films is a supplier of specialist adhesive materials and films for label, graphic, print and visual communication applications.
USA • Responding to customer demand for new rubber roller solutions, Pamarco has developed four new products which they are rolling out in 2017.
Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
GERMANY • After three years as head of production for Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) and almost two years as managing director of KBA-Industrial Solutions, Michael Kummert stepped down from his post on 31st December 2016. Effective beginning on the 1st January 2017, his executive duties have passed to Dr. Martin Kraus, who has now…
KBA Effective on 1 January 2017, Dr Martin Kraus has assumed the duties of sole managing director of KBA Industrial Solutions.
GERMANY • In mid-December, Dürr Group announced the acquisition of the KBA-CleanAir section of KBA-MetalPrint GmbH. Through this purchase, Dürr is strengthening its market position in exhaust air purification technology and expanding the technology portfolio of its Clean Technology Systems environmental technology division.
Dürr Exhaust air purification systems from KBA-CleanAir are used in the printing industry, dye and paint manufacturing, surface treatment, and the chemicals industry.
ITALY • As 2016 came to an end, IMS Deltamatic strengthened its capital structure thanks to an investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. assuming a majority stake (67%) in the company that will better enable growth on a global scale.
Deltamatic IMS Deltamatic is a prime example of Italian industrial excellence whose value is recognised and appreciated all over the world,” commented Paolo Clerici, chairman and chief executive at Coeclerici S.p.A.
UK • Linx Printing Technologies has launched two laser coders in their CSL range that can provide faster printing speeds and greater versatility. The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature more powerful processing boards that are able to relay messages from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering…
Linx The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature more powerful processing boards that are able to relay messages from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering higher speeds.
USA • The UEI Group, a worldwide market leader providing hot stamping and embossing dies, foils & supplies has made several personnel changes. After several years in the Customer Service Department, Michael Carroll has assumed the role of Direct Sales Professional.
UEI Group Michael Carroll has assumed the role of Direct Sales Professional for UEI Group
Electrostatic printing assist (ESA) generally improves print quality, since it helps to eliminate missing dots. But if the press operator has selected the wrong ESA system or uses it incorrectly, it can itself cause problems with gravure printing presses.
An ESA system in a gravure printing station