GERMANY • For the third time in a row, the company has won the DFTA award for the category “Conversion for flexographic printing” in recognition of its high definition flexo printing. This award is presented every two years by the German Flexo Technical Association (DFTA).
Bischof + Klein’s award winning entry for this year’s DFTA award (Source: Bischof + Klein)
USA • The manufacturer of splicing, rewinding and tension control systems has commissioned a custom automatic butt splicing unwind on a new line for coating heavy fabric materials.
USA • Operating under the name Sun Chemical Saudi Arabia LTD, the joint venture combines two of the leading ink suppliers to the packaging and publication market in the region. Alliance Holding Company LTD, the parent company of Ink Products Company, Ltd., is a manufacturer of printing inks in the Arabian Peninsula.
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INDIA • The new F-PDP film, which has a modified surface on one side while the other side remains untreated, is digitally printable without any need for priming or coating and can be directly printed without requiring printing plates or cylinders.
Uflex’s new F-PDP PET film has been certified for digital printing by HP Indigo presses (Source: Uflex)
BELGIUM • Just announced at the Xeikon Café in Lier, the nyloflex Xpress thermal plate processing system that is presently available only in North America, will be offered globally in the second half of 2017 beginning with European, African and Middle Eastern markets.
The Flint Group nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor (Source, Flint Group)
GERMANY • Following the takeover by Jagenberg in December 2016, the reorganisation and strengthening of the converting activities in Hamburg and Fribourg (Switzerland) is continuing.
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FRANCE • After exhibiting at PacGraf Cuba in February 2017, the provider of automated flexo platemaking systems has signed a multi-country dealership agreement with Ferpa Graphics of Cervelló (Barcelona) in Spain. Under the deal, Ferpa Graphics will supply and support the full range of Vianord’s EVO equipment and systems in Spain, the Dominican Republic and…
From left to right: Riccardo de Caria, strategy advisor Vianord; José Fernández, general director Ferpa Graphics; Massimilano Merlo, global marketing & sales director Vianord (Source: Vianord)
UK • The manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rollers manufacturer has completed the installation of a new ALE fibre laser. It is equipped to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lpi and features a Custom Pulse to provide graphical control which gives the Manchester-based company the opportunity to create a range of…
Sonia Arcos, technical sales director and Paul Smith, production manager from Cheshire Anilox Technology pose with the company’s new ALE 500W fibre laser (Source, Cheshire Anilox)
GERMANY • Nine months before the official ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in September 2017, the foundations were laid at the company’s Würzburg headquarters for a new digital and flexographic press demo centre. The location was chosen to provide suitable, conveniently situated presentation facilities with easy access to Frankfurt…
Architect’s sketch of the new demo centre for digital and flexo presses at KBA’s headquarters in Würzburg (Source, KBA)
USA • The new ODVA EtherNet/IP communication platform for the series of Z4 tension controllers is now available as a communication option. It allows to interface with an existing HMI on the operator panel of the machine. It also allows management to record, and store information about the condition of the machine. Finally, it can…
Montalvo’s Ethernet/IP is now available new and already in use Z4 tension controllers (Source, Montalvo)
AUSTRIA • For the first time in its history, the manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels surpassed annual sales of two billion euros in 2016. The company also achieved record operating profit in 2016.
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BELGIUM • Just announced at the Xeikon Café in Lier, the nyloflex system that is presently available only in North America, will be offered globally in the second half of 2017 beginning with European, African and Middle Eastern markets.
Flint Group’s nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor (Source, Flint Group)
USA/GERMANY • Rotometrics and Electro Optic announced a merger to create a leading rotary cutting tools company. Rotometrics will continue to operate from its global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, with supporting offices across the globe and manufacturing facilities on five continents. Electro Optic will continue to operate its global headquarters in Germany and have a…
GERMANY n The company signed a contract to purchase UK-based Hi-Tech Products Ltd. The specialist supplier of water-based inks and coatings develops and manufactures water-based flexo inks, mainly for printing on corrugated board packaging.
Siegwerk continues to grow by acquiring the UK-based ink producer Hi-Tech Products (Source: Siegwerk)
ITALY/SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (EB) solutions and the manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for flexible packaging applications announced a partnership to boost the development of EB solutions for print and packaging production.
At drupa 2016, Uteco and ebeam Technologies jointly demonstrated a the Onyx Eco-One CI flexo press showing EB flexo printing with in-line EB lamination