Socipack – African printer acquires new Comexi F2 flexo press, other equipment

Ivory Coast printer Socipack has acquired another Comexi F2 MB press and other equipment (Source, Comexi)
IVORY COAST • Reflective of the growing packaging sector in emerging markets, through this acquisition, Socipack has reinforced its position in Ivory Coast and throughout the continent as one of the fastest growing companies in the flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Beyond the new F2 MB flexo press, the acquistion includes a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi…

Westpak Oy Ab – Awarded Europe’s first EGP partnership certificate

From L to R: Marko Valkamo, production and development director, Marvaco Oy; Ville Riitahaara, prepress manager, Westpak Oy Ab; Jonas Skuthälla, managing director, Westpak Oy Ab; Vesa Mäkilä, prepress specialist, Westpak Oy Ab; Tomi Havia, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy; Tapio Alanko, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy (Source, Marvaco)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.

AMB – Solventless printing, Multivac packaging catalysts for second plant

AMB’s existing facilities are too small to keep up with demand, driving the company to expand (Source, AMB)
ITALY • Being constructed alongside the existing general headquarters, the new facility will be used for the manufacture of layered plastic films for the food sector as well as logistics and some administrative offices. Situated in San Daniele del Friuli, in northeastern Italy near Udine in a region famous for its Prosciutto ham and other fruits…

Vetaphone – Second corona unit installed by Worthen, will others follow?

The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…

Bischof + Klein – Flint Group’s FlexoExpert certification earned

(Left to right): Wolfgang Herrmann (Plate Porcessing B+K), Josef Heigl (Team lead prepress B+K), Roman Schardt und Thomas Leuschner (both FlintGroup) accept their FlexoExpert certification (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • The family-owned company is a supplier of flexible plastic, plastic laminate packaging and technical films with a product range encompassing industrial packaging, converted consumer packaging and special films for technical applications. Following a six month process, as of the spring of 2017, they can call themselves official FlexoExperts.

Rotoflex – Now manufacturing products in Canada

Rotoflex’s new showroom and technology centre near Toronto (Source: Rotoflex)
CANADA • Following the 2016 move of the company’s Canadian regional office to a larger showroom and technology centre near Toronto, full production of new slitter/rewinders and die cutting machines, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series–formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters location near St Louis, Missouri, has now transferred to Toronto. Live…

Scodix – Rädler now new sales partner in Germany

From left to right: Wolfgang Rädler, managing director; Joseph Jordan, sales manager; Franz Repp, DACH sales director at Scodix; Eli Grinberg Scodix co-founder and VP EMEA; Michael Rädler, project manager; Stephan Hartmann, sales manager (Source: Scodix)
ISRAEL • A supplier of pre-press, printing and post-press equipment across Germany, Rädler serves commercial printers, publishing houses and packaging companies, and now represents the full Scodix product range across southern and eastern Germany. Scodix is a provider of digital print enhancement presses and tools for the graphic arts industry.

Heyne & Penke Verpackungen – Experiences with the Heliostar SL 11

The Windmöller & Hölscher SL 11 gravure press (Source: W&H)
GERMANY • In September 2016, the printing company accepted a new Windmöller & Hölscher Heliostar SL 11 gravure printing machine to enable more short print runs. With 166 employees and an export rate of approximately 30%, the family-owned company generated some EUR 36.5 million in 2015. H&P uses both flexo and gravure printing machines from W&H.

Color-Logic –First prepress facility in the Chicago certified

Color-Logic Logo
USA • Flexographic Inc. has become the first certified Color-Logic prepress facility in the Chicago area. The company claims it develops colour communication systems and software tool sets for special effect printing applications, allowing brand owners, product managers, corporations and their advertising agencies to differentiate themselves and their clients through print production processes without the use…

Constantia Flexibles – Multi-Color buys labels business for EUR 1.15 billion

Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
AUSTRIA • Constantia Flexibles has signed an agreement to sell its labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approvals.