Koenig & Bauer – Experts meet with representatives of Egypt’s printing industry

Group photo with all the seminar participants in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Source, KBA)
EGYPT • In mid-November invited representatives of the Egyptian print industry met with K&B experts during several seminars in Alexandria and Cairo. Organised together with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, the Egyptian Chamber of Printing & Packaging Industries, the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and the drupa trade exhibition, the main theme was an exchange…

Acme Corrugated – smashes production record on Bobst flexo folder gluer

The team that ran the record breaking order on June 23rd (Source: Bobst)
USA • The Pennsylvania-based corrugated converting plant’s production crew achieved a throughput of 186,439 boxes in an eight-hour shift on a Bobst FFG 8.20 Expertline machine. According to President Bob Cohen, “We averaged about 23,350 pieces per hour for the shift on a machine whose rated speed is 24,000 pieces per hour! We were running at…

Asahi Photoproducts – Gateway Packaging improves OEE with AWP water-washable plates

OEE (overall equipment efficiency) and speed improvement achieved by Gateway Packaging when using AWP water-washable flexo plates (Source: Asahi)
USA • The pioneer in photopolymer flexo plate development reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA in its search for an improved platemaking process.