ebeam Technologies/INX International – Partnering to boost EB curing

SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam solutions for print and packaging applications announced a partnership with INX International, a supplier of ink and coatings technology solutions for commercial, packaging and digital print applications and is the third largest producer of ink in North America. ebeam Technologies designs, manufactures and integrates electron beam technology…

Flexible packaging market worth USD 125.66 billion by 2021

Samples of flexible packaging (Source: Esko)
According to the report “Flexible Packaging Market by Material (Plastic Film, Paper, Aluminum), Printing Technology (Flexography, Rotogravure, Digital), Type (Stand-Up Pouches, Retort Pouches), Application (Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Cosmetics & Toiletries) – Global Forecast to 2021”, issued by the MarketsandMarkets research company, the market for flexible packaging is projected to grow from USD 97.97 billion…

Cosmo Films – Anti-fog film for wider applications

Cosmo Films’ new anti-fog film is suitable for packaging of even unpolished fruits
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…

New zone business director for UK and Ireland for the web-fed business unit

Bobst – Peter Redmond joined company

Peter Redmond joined Bobst, responsible for UK and Ireland's web-fed business unit (Source: Bobst)
UK/IRELAND • Peter Redmond has joined Bobst as zone business director for UK and Ireland for the web-fed business unit. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the printing industry, having held a variety of senior management roles within engineering, sales and customer service operations. In his new role, he will report to…

Cheshire Anilox Technology – Installation of new ALE fibre laser

Cheshire Anilox Technology has installed a new laser in order to have a greater range of engravings (Source: Cheshire Anilox Technology)
UK • The manufacturer of laser engraved ceramic anilox rollers Cheshire Anilox Technology has installed a new ALE fibre laser. The new laser is equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lines per inch. The new machine will allow the Manchester based company to…

Zeller+Gmelin – No bisphenol A in new UV flexo ink series

Quality control for printing inks in the laboratory using a proof printing device (Source: Zeller+Gmelin)
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…

Esko – Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award

(Left to right): Joe Tuccitto and Shelley Rubin, FTA, with Pascal Thomas and Rory Marsoun (Esko) during the awards ceremony (Source: Esko)
USA • The company received the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award in the category of prepress-graphics for the Crystal XPS exposure unit. The award was announced at the FTA’s Annual Forum gala awards banquet, April 30 in Phoenix, AZ and accepted on behalf of Esko by Pascal Thomas, Esko Director Flexo Business and Rory…

BASF – Cooperation with HP Indigo for water-based adhesive solutions

GERMANY • The company has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the ElectroInk process. BASF claims that its water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative toBeside a lower carbon footprint, these systems provide increased…

Comexi North America – Olof Buelens appointed as vice president

(From left to right): Vitaly Norkin, Olof Buelens and Cory Heiden (all Comexi North America) during the recent FTA forum and Info*Flex event (Source: G&K TechMedia)
USA • During the current Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) annual forum and Info*Flex event in Phoenix, AZ, The company revealed the appointment of Olof Buelens as vice president of Comexi North America Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and service of packaging machinery and has a wide knowledge of the entire…

Polymount – FTA 2017 “Sustainability Excellence Award” received

Polymount president Jan W Boers receives the FTA’s Sustainability Excellence Award from Dr Doreen Monteleone, who chairs FTA’s sustainability advisory group, on Sunday April 30 at the FTA Annual Banquet & Awards Program (Source: G&K TechMedia)
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)’s Sustainability Excellence Award is given to companies for exceptional efforts in developing innovative, processes, products and management approaches that have had a positive impact on the three mainstays of sustainability – people, planet and profit. This year, FTA Polymount International as well as Canadian firm Artcraft Label Inc. and…