USA • The new ODVA EtherNet/IP communication platform for the series of Z4 tension controllers is now available as a communication option. It allows to interface with an existing HMI on the operator panel of the machine. It also allows management to record, and store information about the condition of the machine. Finally, it can…
Montalvo’s Ethernet/IP is now available new and already in use Z4 tension controllers (Source, Montalvo)
AUSTRIA • For the first time in its history, the manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels surpassed annual sales of two billion euros in 2016. The company also achieved record operating profit in 2016.
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BELGIUM • Just announced at the Xeikon Café in Lier, the nyloflex system that is presently available only in North America, will be offered globally in the second half of 2017 beginning with European, African and Middle Eastern markets.
Flint Group’s nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor (Source, Flint Group)
USA/GERMANY • Rotometrics and Electro Optic announced a merger to create a leading rotary cutting tools company. Rotometrics will continue to operate from its global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, with supporting offices across the globe and manufacturing facilities on five continents. Electro Optic will continue to operate its global headquarters in Germany and have a…
GERMANY n The company signed a contract to purchase UK-based Hi-Tech Products Ltd. The specialist supplier of water-based inks and coatings develops and manufactures water-based flexo inks, mainly for printing on corrugated board packaging.
Siegwerk continues to grow by acquiring the UK-based ink producer Hi-Tech Products (Source: Siegwerk)
ITALY/SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (EB) solutions and the manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for flexible packaging applications announced a partnership to boost the development of EB solutions for print and packaging production.
At drupa 2016, Uteco and ebeam Technologies jointly demonstrated a the Onyx Eco-One CI flexo press showing EB flexo printing with in-line EB lamination
BELGIUM • In response to changing nutritional labelling requirements, Esko has outlined details of a comprehensive strategy to help companies adapt their packaging in accordance with new regulatory compliance.
Esko has introduced three different solutions for organizations struggling to keep up with new nutrition facts labelling requirements (Source: Esko)
GERMANY • The 10th International Converting Exhibition closed its doors on March 23 after three days of international business activities, networking and live demonstrations of some of the latest converting solutions.
ICE Europe 2017 set a record for international attendance (Source, ICE)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier recently promoted Josh Kiser from OEM accounts manager to Harper Scientific product manager.
Josh Kiser has been promoted to Harper Scientific’s product manager
UK • One of the winners at this year’s European Flexographic Industry Association’s annual print awards gala was MacDermid Graphics Solutions since that company’s flexo plate technologies were utilized by many winning entries across multiple categories. This included the Lux lamination process, Lux In-The-Plate (ITP) flat-top dot technology, and Digital MAF with an engineered dot…
Many winners at this year’s EFIA Annual Print Awards used MacDermid flexo plate technologies (Source, EFIA)
GERMANY • The winner of the Jubilee Awards in the “Industry 4.0” category is German company Derichs for the new ED-1 that provides data from inside of a roller. See this short video made by Flexo & Gravure Global editor Michael Buchsbaum. Positioned inside the roller, the system measures inlet and outlet temperature and transmits this…
GERMANY • The manufacturer of machines and equipment for the production and processing of web materials has developed the software Kampf Production Cockpit (KPC), which will be presented at ICE Europe 2017 under the new name “the@vanced”. (Hall A6 Stand 514).
In real time the@vanced receives the sensor signal from the web guiding system and displays it in all common user interfaces (Source: Kampf)
GERMANY • The manufacturer of quality assurance systems for the web-processing industries, presents practical examples for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0 at ICE Europe (hall A6 stand 386).
Scheme of how different products from the BST eltromat portfolio work together for the implementation of Industry 4.0 (Source: BST eltromat)
GERMANY • The digitization of the packaging production offers a way of greatly reducing the risks of defects. Therefore, at the upcoming Interpack, taking place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and its Swiss subsidiary Gallus will be presenting a range of solutions and measures aimed at automating quality assurance and…
At Interpack 2017, Heidelberg and Gallus will introduce quality assurance and control systems for package printing (Source: Heidelberg)
SWITZERLAND n The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (ebeam or EB) solutions and Uteco Converting, a producer of flexible packaging applications for the printing and converting industry, announced a new addition to its list of partners.