CANADA • After installing the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry, Celplast Metallized Products continued to push the product further.
The graph illustrates Duramet’s performance in various tests (Source, Celplast)
USA • During PACK EXPO 2017 taking place from September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV, Sun Chemical will showcase the company’s line of renewable, compostable, eco-friendly inks, coatings and plates.
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USA • Flexo Concepts has announced that Packaging Plast will begin shipping all its carbon fibre chambers with TruPoint Green doctor blades beginning in September of this year.
Flexo Concepts’ TruPoint Green doctor blades are made from carbon fibre material (Source, Flexo Concepts)
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…
Flint claims the nyloflex FTC Digital can provide fluting reduction (Source, Flint)
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…
Vianord and partner Esko have introduced the new Evo 5 Fusion platemaking system (Source, Vianord)
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…
Windmöller & Hölscher claims the Filmex II cast film extrusion line can reduce energy costs for cooling by up to 70% (Source, W&H)
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…
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)
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…
Paul Vaughan, managing director, overseeing Esko's XPS Crystal exposure unit at Reprographic Systems (Source: Esko)
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)