Infoflex 2017 – Expanded solutions theater at FTA’s Annual Forum

Infoflex 2017 logo
USA • In the run up to Infoflex 2017, the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) largest exhibition of the year, organizers have announced the expansion of their Solutions Theater symposium. The two-day production of intensive networking and learning activities and side-by-side comparisons of the latest technologies is designed to enhance exhibit goers’ learning experiences.

Bobst Italia – Gravure innovation and sustainability at open house

Bobst Italia will demonstrate new gravure printing platforms at an open house (Source, Bobst)
ITALY • “Extending the scope, new technology for gravure”, is the slogan for the technology forum and open house event that will take place at Bobst Italia in San Giorgio Monferrato on 11 – 12 May 2017. Held in the company’s centre of excellence for web-fed gravure, lamination and coating technologies, the event will be the…

ESWE FLEX Walzen – A magnum bottle of champagne for the winning three

Andre Büning, Rossini, (middle) was visibly moved by the magnum bottle of champagne. Michael Steggemann, responsible for marketing and sales (left) and Levent Uyar, sales manager (both ESWE Walzen)
GERMANY • During the Proflex 2017 event in Stuttgart, the meeting point of the German flexo industry, the company ESWE FLEX Walzen organised a competition at their stand. This was met with huge interest among the event participants but to gain a winning position required a sharp eye and substantial expert knowledge. The challenge was…

Quadtech – Live demonstrations of Colortrack at Infoflex

Quadtech’s Deltacam provides inline spectral measurements (Source, Quadtech)
USA  • Live demonstrations of the Colortrack colour management software will be held at Infoflex 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona (May 1-2, Stand 716). Launched at drupa 2016, Quadtech claims that the Colortrack management software facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware modifications to the press, the software integrates with ink recipe software…

Flex Films – Flex pack materials at Interpack 2017

[Image Caption] Uflex’s Flex Films will have a wide variety of films, substrates and other products on display at Interpack (Source, Uflex)
INDIA • Flex Films is part of the India-based Uflex group, one of the world’s leading producers of flexible packaging materials and systems. The company’s pavilion (hall 10 stand D-44) at the Interpack trade show, which will be held in Dusseldorf from 4 to 10 May, will have six distinct zones showcasing various films, substrates and…

Smithers Pira – Share of bioplastics to grow by 17% through 2022

Smithers Pira’s new report on the future of bioplastics for packaging forecasts a dramatic rise in consumption through 2022 (Source, Smithers Pira)
UK • According to Smithers Pira’s new report “The Future of Bioplastics for Packing to 2022” the global share of bioplastics for packaging applications is forecast to grow from 2017–2022 at an annual average rate of 17% to a market value of almost USD 7.2 billion.

Glatz Klischee – Investment in Esko XPS Crystal 5080

Glatz Klischee has installed an Esko XPS Crystal 5080 to help ensure print quality (Source, Glatz)
BELGIUM • Since UV exposure is a crucial step in stable and consistent flexo plate making, the Austrian prepress service provider installed Esko’s new XPS Crystal 5080. Glatz’s management determined that UV plate exposure was a weak link in the process and that traditional light tube exposure units have reached their limits.