CANADA • After installing the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry, Celplast Metallized Products continued to push the product further.
The graph illustrates Duramet’s performance in various tests (Source, Celplast)
SWITZERLAND • At the Brussels Expo, 25-28 September 2017, the partners plan to unveil what they claim is the first industrial end-to-end digital narrow-web solution for the safe mass-personalization of indirect food contact flexible packaging and labels.
Beginning in September and at the upcoming Label Expo 2017, ebeam will host alongside partners Uteco and INX Digital a series of seminars on electron beaming technology and its implications for printing, food safety and other topics (Source, G&K TechMedia)
IVORY COAST • Reflective of the growing packaging sector in emerging markets, through this acquisition, Socipack has reinforced its position in Ivory Coast and throughout the continent as one of the fastest growing companies in the flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Beyond the new F2 MB flexo press, the acquistion includes a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi…
Ivory Coast printer Socipack has acquired another Comexi F2 MB press and other equipment (Source, Comexi)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.
From L to R: Marko Valkamo, production and development director, Marvaco Oy; Ville Riitahaara, prepress manager, Westpak Oy Ab; Jonas Skuthälla, managing director, Westpak Oy Ab; Vesa Mäkilä, prepress specialist, Westpak Oy Ab; Tomi Havia, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy; Tapio Alanko, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy (Source, Marvaco)
USA • During PACK EXPO 2017 taking place from September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV, Sun Chemical will showcase the company’s line of renewable, compostable, eco-friendly inks, coatings and plates.
Sun Chemical logo
The Netherlands • Following the retirement of Martin Hardman, the company, formerly known as Chadwicks, has appointed Alastair Bearman as its new sales and marketing director.
Alastair Bearman has been appointed as new sales and marketing director for Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (Source, Clondalkin)
USA • Flexo Concepts has announced that Packaging Plast will begin shipping all its carbon fibre chambers with TruPoint Green doctor blades beginning in September of this year.
Flexo Concepts’ TruPoint Green doctor blades are made from carbon fibre material (Source, Flexo Concepts)
USA • For its August Roadshow event, the global anilox roll supplier is heading to Cincinnati, Ohio. This one-day complimentary seminar brings together professionals from across the industry to learn more about how to run operations more efficiently and effectively to remain competitive in the market. In addition, attendees will also learn how to use the…
SPAIN • In late June the 2017 General Assembly of FTA Europe was held in Barcelona at the offices of FTA Europe’s Spanish member – Graphispack / ATEF. During the event, Sante Conselvan, current president of the Italian flexo association (ATIF), was re-elected as president of FTA Europe for another mandate of two years. “I am…
Board members and president of FTA Europe (Source, FTA Europe)
ITALY • Being constructed alongside the existing general headquarters, the new facility will be used for the manufacture of layered plastic films for the food sector as well as logistics and some administrative offices. Situated in San Daniele del Friuli, in northeastern Italy near Udine in a region famous for its Prosciutto ham and other fruits…
AMB’s existing facilities are too small to keep up with demand, driving the company to expand (Source, AMB)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…
The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)
GERMANY • The family-owned company is a supplier of flexible plastic, plastic laminate packaging and technical films with a product range encompassing industrial packaging, converted consumer packaging and special films for technical applications. Following a six month process, as of the spring of 2017, they can call themselves official FlexoExperts.
(Left to right): Wolfgang Herrmann (Plate Porcessing B+K), Josef Heigl (Team lead prepress B+K), Roman Schardt und Thomas Leuschner (both FlintGroup) accept their FlexoExpert certification (Source: Flint Group)
USA • With the motto “Where the worlds of package printing and converting technologies intertwine”, the May 7 and 8 exhibit, co-located with Forum 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, will be celebrating its 36th year.
Infoflex 2018 will be celebrating its 36th year (Source: FTA)
USA • The manufacturer of splicing, rewinding, and tension control technology, has announced the appointment of Tekaxess for sales, parts and service support in France, with immediate effect. Led by general manager Gaëtan de Charry, who has 27 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, Tekaxess already offers sales, parts and service support to customers…
Martin Automatic’s sales manager for Southern Europe, Ed Pittman, with Gaetan de Charry of Tekaxess (Source: Martin Automatic)
CANADA • Following the 2016 move of the company’s Canadian regional office to a larger showroom and technology centre near Toronto, full production of new slitter/rewinders and die cutting machines, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series–formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters location near St Louis, Missouri, has now transferred to Toronto. Live…
Rotoflex’s new showroom and technology centre near Toronto (Source: Rotoflex)