USA • The anilox roll manufacture has developed Ultrawash Green, a new wash concentrate for use in water-based ink systems. According to Pamarco, extensive tests in the packaging industry have demonstrated its cleaning performance.
Ultrawash Green is a new wash concentrate for use in water-based ink systems (Source: Pamarco)
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…
The EL-1300 extrusion lamination machine is now available in different variants (Source: Uflex)
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…
Magnified view on the Zecher SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing performance (Source: Zecher)
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…
Cosmo Films’ new anti-fog film is suitable for packaging of even unpolished fruits
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…
Quality control for printing inks in the laboratory using a proof printing device (Source: Zeller+Gmelin)
The Netherlands • Claiming that it will cut washing time by up to 50%, the Danish manufacturer’s new FW 992XL anilox sleeve cleaner is said to clean two wide web anilox sleeves at the same time in about 15 minutes.
The new Flexo Wash anilox sleeve cleaner treats two sleeves at the same time (Source, Flexo Wash)
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.
Glatz Klischee has installed an Esko XPS Crystal 5080 to help ensure print quality (Source, Glatz)
GERMANY • The newly designed package printing offset-gravure hybrid press offers system integration, life-time service and maintenance packages. The company claims it uses the latest technology with high substrate and production flexibility and process integration. The first Varioman system will begin producing for an international packaging printer beginning in 2018.
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.
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)
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)
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)
GERMANY • The winner of the Jubilee Awards in the “Industry 4.0” category is German company Derichs for the new ED-1 that provides data from inside of a roller. See this short video made by Flexo & Gravure Global editor Michael Buchsbaum. Positioned inside the roller, the system measures inlet and outlet temperature and transmits this…
GERMANY • The manufacturer of machines and equipment for the production and processing of web materials has developed the software Kampf Production Cockpit (KPC), which will be presented at ICE Europe 2017 under the new name “the@vanced”. (Hall A6 Stand 514).
In real time the@vanced receives the sensor signal from the web guiding system and displays it in all common user interfaces (Source: Kampf)