A step into the breach for packaging Phrases like “50 years down the road we will have more plastic than fish in the oceans” or “An estimated 300 million tonnes of plastic now litters the oceans, with around eight million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year”;“ Animals from the deepest and most remote…
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USA • The company announced two new six-colour PageWide high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170.
The PageWide T1190 press delivers up to 305 m/min (1000 fpm) in six colours at full press speed (Source: HP)
GERMANY • The company introduced PremiumSetter S1000, a new laser system for direct engraving of Elastomer printiong plates (metal back and Mylar back). The system uses two lasers with a total output of 1200 W.
The new PremiumSetter S1000 for the dirct engraving of Elastomer flexo plates (Source: Hell Gravure)
PRC • The German company Flint Group Flexographic installed its first nyloflex Xpress thermal processing system in China. At the end of April 2018, the first unit of nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor was successfully installed at KECAI (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd., China.
Left to right: Magenta Zheng and Guan Heng in front of the new nyloflexo Xpress thermal processing system (Source: Flint Group)
Italian investor M&C, owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH, has completed the sale of Treofan Group’s Americas business to Canadian label manufacturer CCL Industries. All required regulatory approvals have been granted in the US and in Mexico.
ITALY • On 30 May, the presentation of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards took place at the Print4All trade fair in Milan. With a total of 11 victories in various categories, Lohmann´s Flexperts were involved in one third of all prizes at this year’s award ceremony.
The digital inspection table incorporates digital projection for the proofing of printed sheets and die-cut blanks, whilst providing real-time visual representations to match product with digital proofs.
The digital inspection table is designed to drive quality assurance, productivity and virtually remove print production errors
The first ever edition of Print4All, the new format born of the collaboration between ACIMGA, ARGI and Fiera Milano, which came to a close on 1 June and spotlighted the entire printing industry (converting, package printing, labelling, commercial and industrial printing) attracted a staggering 30,000 visitors from 87 countries.
During the Print4All show in Milan the team of Flexo & Gravure Global took some time to produce a video with Dr. Luigi Cerutti, Assistant to the CEO of Cerutti Packaging. During this interview Mr. Cerutti gives insights to his new position at Cerutti and lays out, what he aims to achieve in the future….
ITALY • About 150,110 attendees, including 105,770 buyers from different segments within the manufacturing industry: these the final numbers of The Innovation Alliance, the event that from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano, saw Print4All, Plast, Ipack-Ima, Meat-Tech and Intralogistica Italia.
UK • In the space of two years the BOPP film industry has moved from a scenario of modest capacity growth and improving margins to one where it seems everyone is struggling to make money thanks to another frenzy of investment in high capacity BOPP film lines around the world.
BELGIUM • The CDI Crystal 4835 and the Print Control Wizard are two new solutions for automated flexo platemaking.
The CDI Crystal 4835 supports the 1219 mm x 889 mm (48” x 35”) plate size and features automatic plate loading and unloading
GERMANY • The European initiative CEFLEX aims to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy. The aim is to find better system design solutions by 2025 through cooperation between the many players along the entire value chain. Now, the German mechanical engineering company Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) joined CEFLEX.
SWITZERLAND • The full-service provider offering pre-media, digital printing, laminating, and pouch making services will install an ebeam Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line at its Madison, Wisconsin, USA, site in Q3, 2018.
ePac Flexible Packaging will install an ebeam Technologies’s Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line (Sourece: ebeam Technologies)
ITALY • The 2018 FTA Europe Diamond Awards took place on 30th of May at the Hotel Barceló in Milan and proved to be a great success. 240 individuals from across the European flexo community attended the ceremony to celebrate the best of the European flexo industry during the period of the Print4All Fair.
The winners of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2018
(Source: FTA Europe)