ITALY • Following extensive demonstrations of the Sapphire digital package printing press at drupa 2016, with Kodak’s technical support, Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO press in the Spring of 2017.
Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO package printing press in the Spring of 2017
Denmark • At ICE Europe 2017, the Tresu Group will showcase ancillary equipment, including chamber doctor blades, supply systems and circulators for controlling and automating ink and coating supply in virtually all flexo printing situations.
Tresu’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity, ensuring a constant, accurate ink density on the printed substrate, without air contamination. This system also provides thorough automatic cleaning, achieving a complete ink change cycle in five to ten minutes
Israel • Print inspection, process control and quality assurance company AVT has entered into a licensing agreement with color technology specialist X-Rite.
AVT’s SpectraLab II Color Measurement System is now compliant with X-Rite’s XRGA Standard
USA • On March 22, 2017, the North American division of Uteco will host an open house at the company’s facility in Kennesaw, GA near Atlanta.
Uteco North America will host an open house in the company’s Kennesaw, GA facility
China • With the theme of “Greenovation for a Smart Future”, Chinaplas 2017–one of Asia’s largest plastics and rubber trade fairs, will feature “Intelligent Manufacturing”, “High-tech Materials” and “Green Solutions” with a spectrum of innovative exhibits to senior-level, professional visitors.
The first globally launched, solvent-free rotogravure printing machine will make its debut at Chinaplas,. Developed by Zhongshan Sotech Printing Machinery, the machine uses cold light to solidify colored inks without the need for solvents and VOCs.
INDIA • A manufacturer of BOPP barrier films, Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties. According to the company, these solvent free coated films are used for a wide range of FMCG packaging applications and not only help in extending the shelf life of the contents…
Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties
Netherlands • Since their last edition in 2013, the analysts at AWA have updated their detailed study of the range and diversity of specialty papers and paperboards now available worldwide.
Since AWA published the last edition in 2013, much has changed in the specialty paper and paperboard markets
GERMANY • The new release Opencolor 2.0.6 multichannel profiling software allows users to create and deliver more separation and preview profiles to Adobe Photoshop and Packz from Hybrid Software.
The new release of GMG's Opencolor 2.0.6 multichannel profiling software allows users to create and deliver more separation and preview profiles to Adobe Photoshop and Packz from Hybrid Software
GERMANY • As of January 1, 2017, Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., has been appointed CEO of Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH. He succeeds Roberta Ghilardi in her responsibility for administration and finance. He will take on this role while continuing to hold the post of CEO of IMS Deltamatic as well.
As of January Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic, has been appointed CEO of Goebel Schneid und Wickelsysteme GmbH as well. He will continue to hold both posts
USA • In early January the Matthews International Company, headquartered in Pittsburg, PA announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht.
In early January the Matthews International Company announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht--a longtime European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms located in
Our magazine and news portal brings you the latest news in packaging printing, and we’re offering more with our feature, Product of the Month. We bring you short interviews with machine manufacturers, flexible packaging printers and more every month. This month we’re featuring Innovia Films, a producer of BOPP films.
Holger Eschenburg of Innovia Films explains one of the company's latest developments
IRAN • At the International Iran Print-Pack 2016 held in Teheran from the 25th through the 28th of December, the Italian headquartered Omet was represented by the agent Naem Global packaging brand.
Naim Yavuz (Naem Global Packaging) between Babek Abidini (Iran Printing Association President) and Ali Asghar Kiaee
USA • Global product and servicer for web handling applications, in early January Maxcess released their Webex Precision Roll Master catalog. Offering a comprehensive overview of precision roll models offered by the company, the master catalog is available from all Maxcess sales personnel and Webex customer service.
Webex’s new master catalog can be used as a reference tool when inquiring about key engineering specifications such as nominal diameter, roll face, overall length and options available
India • One of the nation’s largest flexible packaging materials and solutions companies, Uflex, just launched a new super barrier polyester film, the Flexpet F-PGB-12.
Uflex claims their new BOPET film can serve as an oxygen barrier while a sealant layer can also act as a barrier to moisture
USA • Electronics For Imaging (EFI), announced that the Xátiva, Spain-based Rafael Hinojosa – an integrated packaging product development and converter – has signed an agreement to install the first unit of the new EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press.
EFI's Nozomi press is a wider, faster technology that, according to EFI, will enable Hinojosa to move its digital inkjet packaging printing operations into full-scale production runs