GERMANY • Comexi announced that it and Viv, a company in the Dutch flexible packaging field, have reached an agreement for a Comexi F2MC 10-colour flexographic press. The deal materialized at K show in Düsseldorf.
Viv, a company in the Dutch flexible packaging field, purchased a F2MC 10-colour flexographic press. The deal materialized at K show in Düsseldorf
If the colour of a product’s packaging seems off in any way, the perception is that something is not right with its contents! Consumers’ way of thinking is very much this way and so it is understandable that the product will not sell.
USA • Forsyth Capital Investors announced the appointment of Brent Becker as Baldwin Technology’s new CEO and president. Baldwin, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri is an international manufacturer and supplier of process automation equipment and related consumables for the print, film, corrugated, textile and paper industries.
Becker holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and an executive MBA in international business from Saint Louis University
Digital printing opens up a scenario with which all of today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the second edition of our special “Digital Printing today” the following articles inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Digital printing technology within the corrugated packaging printing market”, “Digital printing: An overview – Part…
Packaging continues to be a growth market, and within the packaging sector, flexible packaging is arguably the fastest growing segment. According to a Smithers Pira report (Future of Global Flexible Packaging to 2020), the global market for flexible packaging is projected to grow 18% by 2020.
Fixed ink set printed
image using CMYK + OGV
showing vivid colour
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 a gravure printing press.
GERMANY • BASF Colors & Effects announced it will be featuring a new color efficient pigment at the K trade fair in Hall 5 at Booth C21/D21. The Paliotol organic pigment series extends further into food contact and toys applications with Paliotol Yellow K 1750 being now supported for those applications.
GERMANY • There were plenty of interesting things to see and learn at the FachPack, and one of the booths we visited was Christiansen Print, a preprint corrugated flexo printer in Germany.
GERMANY • Goebel IMS announced it will be presenting its newest slitter rewinders in Hall 3 at Stand B73. The new primary slitter series is suitable for converting special industrial applications such as capacitor films, battery separator films or thick films for industrial or optical applications.
Goebel will present the newly designed Monoslit series, comprising the Monoslit with a working width of up to 9,000 mm (354”)
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher announced it introduce the Filmex II cast film line with FPM (Film Performance Monitor), the Varex II blown film line with the Turboclean resin purging system and the Optimex blown film line.
The Convertex CL for the production of cement sacks now available with speeds of 140 sacks/min
GERMANY • Kampf announced that with effect from October 1, Dr Stephan Witt has been appointed as additional managing director of Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Wiehl/Germany.
Witt joined the engineering company one year ago as technical director
ITALY • On September 20 and 21 the joint initiative of Acimga, Argi and ICE Agenzia brought together the entire packaging industry at its Print4Pack in Palermo: graphic industrialists, end-user brand owners, analysts, technicians and designers participated in what ACIMGA said exceeded expectations in terms of attendance.
The event held two roundtables with experts from several companies, among other things
GERMANY • Rotomac announced it is showing one of its automatic rewinding machines in action at their booth at the K Show (Hall 3, Stand G43). Industry professionals can experience the live production process of the model 348 and can have a gift produced.
The model 348 allows high speed production of long length plastic film rolls for catering and professional uses
THE NETHERLANDS • AV Flexologic and Tech Sleeves announced it would be holding open house days at its headquarters the end of October. During the K-Show in Düsseldorf they will provide transportation from Düsseldorf on the 20 and 25 October.
AV Flexologic’s Semi Automatic Mounting Machine will be demonstrated
Digital printing opens up a perspective with which all today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the first edition of our special “Digital Printing today” the following articles inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Video killed the radio star”, “We can assume that digital printing will transform the way the industry works”, “Digital printing:…