GERMANY • The supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase Van Son Liquids located in Hilversum, Netherlands. The family-owned company manufactures water-based flexo and gravure printing inks for more than 25 years.
Piet Deceunynck, regional sales director Central and North Europe, Business Unit Paper & Board und Wim van Mastrigt, former managing director Van Son Liquids shown together with his new colleagues from Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)
BELGIUM • Both companies are bringing together their combined expertise in production processes of anilox roll manufacturing and accurate anilox measurement systems. The recent Labelexpo Europe 2017 event served as the stage to show the kick-start to this collaboration.
Robert de Leest of Apex‘ quality department using the AniCAM Measurement device (Source: Apex)
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre (Comexi CTec), currently has more than 1500 students. In 2016, the centre was visited by more than 200 companies in the sector and hosted more than 320 technical tests. Since the beginning of 2017, the Technological Centre’s figures have continued growing and the forecast is to surpass last…
Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (Source: Comexi)
THE NETHERLANDS • The company announced that Dr Vlad Sljapic has joined the management team as vice president global sales, effective October 1st. In his role, he will lead Xeikon’s worldwide sales organization and expand the company’s global strategic sales efforts in the digital printing market.
Xeikon appointed Vlad Sljapic as vice president global sales (Source: Xeikon)
BELGIUM • The suppliers of systems and production solutions for package and label printing, is boosting its global commitment to flexo technology. On September 25, 2017, the first day of Labelexpo Europe 2017, the company celebrated the inauguration of the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem, near Brussels.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem (Source: Kodak)
GERMANY • How is the current and future status of flexo printing forms? Flexo & Gravure Global asked seven suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinion. Find the whole market survey in our shop as free download.
UK • Taking place from 31 October to 3 November 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham, IPEX 2017 will be a showcase of innovation, technology and print in action, covering a range of applications including printing, software, digital, and finishing. Registration is open and IPEX is free to attend, visitors are advised to register early to…
Francois Martin will headline the next IPEX conference in Birmingham 31 October to 3 November 2017 (Source, IPEX)
SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (ebeam or EB) solutions has announced the creation of a series of introductory electron beaming seminars to be held around the world beginning in September and going until December 2017. The seminars are open to anyone interested in learning about the business benefits of electron beaming technology,…
Beginning in September and at the upcoming Label Expo 2017, ebeam will host alongside partners Uteco and INX Digital a series of seminars on electron beaming technology and its implications for printing, food safety and other topics (Source, G&K TechMedia)
AUSTRIA • Producing pre-made pouches in a variety of shapes and sizes, the plant prints rotogravure and flexo in up to nine colours. The stand-up pouches are offered with many add-on features for maximum convenience, such as re-closable openings and laser perforation. The Korneuburg plant is part of the international packaging and paper Group Mondi. Overall…
The new Flexo Wash Multi Cylinder Cleaner at Mondi Korneuburg can clean 24 cylinders per hour (Source: Flexo Wash)
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UK • The packaging and coatings solutions manufacturer has developed a new multilayer film with an integrated sealing capability that will enable recycling of current polythene lined packaging trays.
The new multilayer film will enable recycling of current polythene lined packaging trays (Source: Coveris)
EUROPE • Heidelberg is expanding into the consumables segment by taking over the coatings and pressroom chemicals operations in the EMEA region of its strategic partner Fujifilm Europe.
FRANCE • More than 200 attendees from 120 customers attended Bobst’s technical seminar at the Lyon Competence Center about the new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud technology. Developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions, and adapted by Bobst, THQ can – according to the company – lead to…
Bobst believes their new THQ FlexoCloud Technology can lead to a shift in corrugated post-printing (Source: Bobst)
USA • Five of the six “Best of Show” winners at this year’s 2017 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards used Esko CDI digital flexo imagers. Additionally, more than 70% of all awards were submitted by companies who are customers of Esko CDIs and/or software.
As technology takes us deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is the flexo platemaking industry prepared for the pace of change ahead? Right now the focus of many farsighted flexo platemaking companies, both tradeshops and converters, is to stay lean and gain new business opportunities.