Flint Group – nyloflex FTC digital plate for corrugated postprint introduced

Flint claims the nyloflex FTC Digital can provide fluting reduction (Source, Flint)
GERMANY • The expanded product range with a further inherent flat top dot flexo plate provides fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute. The Flint Group claims the nyloflex FTC (Flat Top Dot plate for Corrugated Postprint) digital plate offers increased print quality with sharply defined elements, text and codes. The new…

Vianord Engineering – Evo 5 Fusion E flexo plate production line introduced

Vianord and partner Esko have introduced the new Evo 5 Fusion platemaking system (Source, Vianord)
FRANCE • Together with its partner Esko, Vianord personalised a purpose-made Smart-Bridge that intelligently connects the fully automated platemaking EVO 5 system to Esko’s linear CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, where the plate is initially imaged and then is simultaneously exposed through the base and at the back. This configuration is named Evo 5 Fusion E. The…

Windmöller & Hölscher – 70% lower energy consumption for cast film production

Windmöller & Hölscher claims the Filmex II cast film extrusion line can reduce energy costs for cooling by up to 70% (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • During the production of cast film, the melting process consumes the largest portion of energy during cast film production and cooling is a close second. A new cooling process for cast film production with the Filmex II cast film extrusion line is said to  significantly lower energy consumption by up to 70%. The new…

Maxcess – Tension control solutions launched from Magpowr brand

Maxcess has launched a new CSR cantilevered tension sensing roller, an ISR integrated sensing roller and an TLCB larger-sized thin load cell (Source: Maxcess)
USA • Specializing in products and services for web handling applications, the new Magpowr products include the CSR cantilevered tension sensing roller, the ISR integrated sensing roller and the TLCB larger-sized thin load cell. “For the TLCB thin load cell, we took a popular European-style load cell that allows for minimal machine space requirements and created…

Reprographic Systems – First in UK to adopt Esko’s Crystal technology

Paul Vaughan, managing director, overseeing Esko's XPS Crystal exposure unit at Reprographic Systems (Source: Esko)
BELGIUM • The new XPS Crystal 5080 is a digitally controlled exposure unit providing nearly simultaneous exposures supporting all major photopolymer flexo manufacturers. As part of an automated platemaking system linked to a CDI imaging unit, the system is said to offer plates capable of printing at the highest quality levels on diverse substrates. One of…

Uflex – Different variants of extrusion lamination machines available

The EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine is now available in different variants (Source: Uflex)
Responding to an ever-increasing demand from the convertors’ sector, Uflex launched the EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine in India 2016. In the meantime the machine received great feedback from Indian convertors and turned out to be a huge success. Innovation to create value added differentiation being the guiding vector at Uflex, the quest for re-engineering to…

Zecher – SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishing and spot-varnishing

Magnified view on the Zecher SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing performance (Source: Zecher)
GERMANY • The manufacturer of premium anilox rollers developed the SteppedHex technology. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits. SteppedHex engraving assists the printer’s task with improved emptying of the anilox roller cells to deliver optimised printing results. This is proven by a…

Cosmo Films – Anti-fog film for wider applications

Cosmo Films’ new anti-fog film is suitable for packaging of even unpolished fruits
INDIA • The manufacturer of speciality BOPP films has come up with an improvised anti-fog film with excellent cold & hot anti fog properties and high hot tack & low co-efficient of friction which can deliver high speed over wrapping performance. This means that the film would now be suitable for packaging of even unpolished fruits…

Zeller+Gmelin – No bisphenol A in new UV flexo ink series

Quality control for printing inks in the laboratory using a proof printing device (Source: Zeller+Gmelin)
GERMANY • The low-migration UV-flexo printing inks of the Uvaflex FCM-Y81-series offer a high degree of migration safety and feature low odour. Moreover, the formulation of the new ink series completely dispenses with BPA-containing raw materials. They are therefore particularly suitable for the printing of labels, folding boxes and flexible packaging in the food sector. The…

Glatz Klischee – Investment in Esko XPS Crystal 5080

Glatz Klischee has installed an Esko XPS Crystal 5080 to help ensure print quality (Source, Glatz)
BELGIUM • Since UV exposure is a crucial step in stable and consistent flexo plate making, the Austrian prepress service provider installed Esko’s new XPS Crystal 5080. Glatz’s management determined that UV plate exposure was a weak link in the process and that traditional light tube exposure units have reached their limits.