DENMARK • Following two years of development its client, RC Group, Glunz & Jensen introduced the Flexscan 1800. Designed as an element in the flexo prepress production line, the Flexscan 1800 enables trade shops and converters to control sleeve quality before going on press, which prevents production stops and optimises press runs.
Glunz & Jensen said it can cut repro time up to 80 % on each sleeve or adaptor and that the machine will deliver a return on investment within a maximum of 2 years, depending on the amount of sleeves produced
ITALY • The Italian Manufacturers’ Association of Machinery for the Graphic, Converting and Paper Industry (ACIMGA ) reports that the sector of printing, converting and package manufacturing machines for any kind of industrial use had an excellent 2015.
USA • The Flexible Packaging Association recognized Bemis Company during its 60th annual awards program with the “Highest Achievement Award” for the Campbell’s Ready Meals pouch. The Campbell’s Ready Meals self-venting pouch is designed for consumers seeking convenient, portable meals.
The microwave-friendly design includes cool touch zones, Bemis Magic Steam technology, and controlled venting to eliminate hot or cold spots
GERMANY • Renzmann, a manufacturer of washing machines and distillation units for the graphic arts industry, focuses its drupa stand (D39 in Hall 16) on optimizing industrial washing processes.
The Rotomax-e 20 distillation unit has a distillation output between 60 and 120 liters (16 and 32 gallons) of solvent per hour and achieves a recovery rate of approximately 94 percent
USA • PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, the research unit of NPES, announced eight new research studies completed in 2015 are available to the general public. It also announced its summer meeting will take place 22-24 June at the Hyatt Place Downtown in Denver, Colorado.
GERMANY • Uteco Group announced its drupa booth (Stand A18/B03 in Hall 10) will be focused on the new concept of Onyx XS for very short runs with four different processes integrated inline.
The new 4-EcoOne solution will be on display with two demos every day, showing eco-friendly EB flexo printing with an EB lamination inline
BELGIUM • With drupa less than 70 days away, every aspect of the print industry is starting to buzz with activity. Last week’s pre-drupa press event was no exception as more than 60 journalists from more than 26 countries gathered to learn the latest innovations and inventions of eight different companies.
UK • A new report, The Future of Smart Packaging to 2021, predicts the global smart packaging market value will grow during the five year period to 2021 at an annual rate of 7.5% to EUR 6.9 billion.
BELGIUM • The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) awarded a 2016 “Gold Award” for sustainable manufacturing and product innovation to Asahi Photoproducts for its pinning technology for clean transfer. The technology can improve ink transfer, reduce dot gain by reducing ink filling at the mid-tone area and can improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Asahi Photoproducts earned the EFIA sustainability award with its proof of concept test that demonstrate a 26% OEE improvement
GERMANY • With the motto “We colour the future”, the printing ink manufacturer Siegwerk will be demonstrating its products and services portfolio at drupa to address current and future industry trends. Visitors can get in touch with the ink manufacturers for packaging printing at Booth A58 in Hall 3.
GERMANY n GMG will showcase its latest software, a Photoshop plug-in, new proofing media, and its extended range of services at drupa (Stand B10, Hall 8A). GMG is also expanding its proof media portfolio into two lines: GMG Proofmedia Premium and GMG Proofmedia Studio.
Printing ink systems for flexible packaging have undergone major developments over the past decades – now is the time for a review. What is the status quo and what can we expect in the future?
SPAIN • Allservices Aufer, a service, spare parts and consumables alternative in the rotogravure cylinder production market has made new agreements with partners in the flexo market, having the possibility to offer a wide range of doctor blades, cleaning products and measuring devices for anilox and flexo plates.
The company also said it’s able to perform upgrades and retrofitting of machinery, giving the chance to the customers to exchange obsolete equipment to ones present in the market
UK • DS Smith Plc, a recycled corrugated packaging provider in Europe, announced the acquisition of TRM Packaging Ltd (TRM). TRM is a producer of specialist corrugated packaging and retail-ready packaging, located in the North West of England and employs about 270 people.
THE NETHERLANDS • Stefan Kraft joined Polymount International as its new global sales director at the beginning of 2016. Kraft will support the company’s sales team to secure growth and to expand its presence globally. He is also directly responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Kraft studied prepress in the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart and has a Master in Packaging Technology from the International Packaging Institute in Switzerland