DENMARK • The provider of flexo and offset prepress equipment has expanded heavily over the past two years and now landed a major service contract in China.
Klaus Olsen, general manager at GKS International (Source_ GKS)
RUSSIA • Constantia Flexibles Group has started up a new laminating machine at its manufacturing site in the Krasnodar region to serve growing demand in the domestic food packaging industry.
Employees of Constantia Kuban (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
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…
The “Flexo Best Practice Tool Box” will eventually cover all aspects of the flexo printing process (Source: FTA Europe)
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…
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
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…
Klöckner Pentaplast logo
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.
Left to right: Thomas Holzer und Silvia Casellato, Market Manager Graphics at Lohmann und Lars Keldebäk, Print Shop Manager Flint Group Sweden (Slource: Lohmann)
Italy n Held on the 11 and 12 May at the company headquarters in San Giorgio Monferrato, the “Extending the scope, new technologies for gravure” forum and open house was attended by 180 guests, including 150 worldwide convertors.
Demonstration of the RS 6003C HS gravure press in front of the large audience of participants, Source: Bobst
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…
Wedderburn Operations Manager, Gary Gibbon, with Flexo Wash International Sales Manager, Mette Laursen, and the new PK 160 Parts Washer, Source: Flexo Wash
INDIA – The Indian army unit Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) Kilo has collaborated with packaging and processing solutions company Tetra Pak India to undertake an environment project to recycle used cartons.
SWITZERLAND • The holding has acquired an 80% shareholding in the Rotoflex Group. The management, which holds the remaining 20% of shares in the company, remains unchanged. Rotoflex will continue to act independently within the group with its brand.
The headquaarters of Rotoflex in Grechen/Switzerland (Source: Daetwyler SwissTec)
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.
The EcoFishBox won the WPO sustainability award as it can replace plastics and is recyclable (Source: Stora Enso)
USA • After 10 months of prepping, designing and reconfiguring, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has launched it’s completely renovated website.
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.
API has increased its holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland (Source, API)
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…
(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)
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,…
TCPL is a key provider of packaging for customers in the food and beverage industry in India and abroad (Source: TCLP Packaging)