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…

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.

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…

Stora Enso – Gold sustainability award for EcoFishBox

The EcoFishBox won the WPO sustainability award as it can replace plastics and is recyclable (Source: Stora Enso)
The EcoFishBox won the World Packaging Organization’s WPO sustainability award and was also granted with the WorldStar sustainability award. The fibre-based box made of renewable material is is completely recyclable, and it saves on packaging waste handling. EcoFishBox can replace previously used polystyrene boxes for the same purpose.

API – Invests to enhance holographic foil & film capabilities

API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland (Source, API)
SCOTLAND • The completion of a recent EUR 573,200 investment at its Livingston facility in Scotland followed the sale of the company’s security holographic business in 2016. This was part of a larger investment that has seen the Livingston site gain new capabilities in holographics and embossing while adding new jobs.

Sun Chemical – Commercial adhesive alliance with SAPICI

(Left to right): Rudi Lenz (Sun Chemical), Sasha Martinelli (SAPICI9, Felipe Mellado (Sun Chemical), Cristian Furiosi (SAPICI) and Fabio Deflorian (Sun Chemical) (Source: Sun Chemical)
USA • The company has formed a commercial alliance with SAPICI S.p.A. to market their lamination adhesives portfolio for flexible packaging applications. This allows Sun Chemical to market these products exclusively in North and South America, the Middle East and North and South Africa. Products will be sold under both the Sun Chemical brand and SAPICI…

TCLP – Venturing into flexible packaging with QuadTech

TCPL is a key provider of packaging for customers in the food and beverage industry in India and abroad (Source: TCLP Packaging)
INDIA • The manufacturers of printed folding cartons has installed their third QuadTech inspection system as they move to support flexible packaging. In addition, the order includes Data Central, PDF verification, waste management and web viewing systems to create a complete defect management workflow. This state-of-the-art technology has been installed to support TCPL’s newest rotogravure press,…