Comexi – Successful Interpack and award winner

(Left to right): David Centelles (Comexi), Thomas Schneider (WPO President), Jeroen van der Meer, Gemma Bessa (both Comexi), and Comexi’s president, Manel Xifra receiving the WorldStar Award 2017 (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The provider of solutions for the flexible packaging industry closed its participation at the Interpack 2017 trade fair with 170,500 visitors from 168 countries and with more than 2760 exhibitors from the packaging process industry.

FTA Europe – “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box”

The “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box” will eventually cover all aspects of the flexo printing process (Source: FTA Europe)
ITALY • On May 2017, the first “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box Technical Meeting” took place in Milan at the ATIF offices. The technical meeting started the coordination of the works, aiming to prepare and finalise the project over the course of the next months. Representatives of supporting companies, experts from the icm.Print team, and the…

Bobst – THQ FlexoCloud technology for corrugated post-printing

Bobst believes their new THQ FlexoCloud Technology can lead to a shift in corrugated post-printing (Source: Bobst)
FRANCE • More than 200 attendees from 120 customers attended Bobst’s technical seminar at the Lyon Competence Center about the new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud technology. Developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions, and adapted by Bobst, THQ can – according to the company – lead to…

V&V Interflexo/Agraf Industrial – Awards from Andigraf accepted

Participants in the competition are shown above with their awards. From left to right: Gustavo Ruiz of Agraf Industrial, Erik Oliveros of V&V Interflexo, Vagn Knudsen of Agraf Industrial, and Mauricio Perez from V&V Interflexo, Source: Flint Group
COLOMBIA • Increased print quality gained from using nyloflex FTF Digital flexographic plates supplied by the Flint Group has enabled Agraf Industrial to win an award from Andigraf. According to Flint, Agraf has worked for years with the tradeshop V&V Interflexo, who introduced the technology to progress Agraf from using high definition with standard digital plates…

Klöckner Pentaplast/Linpac – Acquisition creates a rigid and flex film behemoth

Klöckner Pentaplast logo
GERMANY • The acquisition sees the Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a global producer of rigid plastic film and packaging solutions, combining with the UK-based Linpac Senior Holdings and its subsidiaries, a film producer and converter for food packaging in Europe. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Combined the two companies will have annual revenues of…

Lohmann/Flint Group – Collaboration for technology centre

Left to right: Thomas Holzer und Silvia Casellato, Market Manager Graphics at Lohmann und Lars Keldebäk, Print Shop Manager Flint Group Sweden (Slource: Lohmann)
SWEDEN • In the spring of 2017, the Flint Group, Packaging & Narrow Web Division, Segment Paper & Board opened its new Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmö, Sweden. In October 2016, Lohmann‘s “Bonding Engineers” opened their Technology Centre (TEC) at the company headquarters in Neuwied, Germany.

NPES/VDMA – “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0 – Packaging”

The joint comprehensive study of NPES and VDMA, “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging (WWMP)” (Source: VDMA)
USA/GERMANY • NPES The Association for suppliers of printing, publishing and converting technologies and VDMA, the mechanical engineering industry association of Germany (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) announce the availability for purchase of the joint comprehensive study, “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging (WWMP).” The study examined global print packaging markets within 26…

Flexo Wash – Solution helps Wedderburn New Zealand Clean Up

Wedderburn Operations Manager, Gary Gibbon, with Flexo Wash International Sales Manager, Mette Laursen, and the new PK 160 Parts Washer, Source: Flexo Wash
NEW ZEALAND • As the company has grown its printing business while still maintaining quality, Wedderburn’s management focused on increasing production in other ways while still maintaining a safe operating environment. This caused the company to re-evaluate how they clean their printing plates and other press parts. Though Wedderburn looked at many options, they kept returning…