ESMA Academy – “Industrial Digital Printing” course now also in English

GERMANY • After two successful German editions, ESMA, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Automation and Engineering (IPA) and Stuttgart Media University organise now the first comprehensive English course on all theoretical and practical aspects of digital printing technology for industrial applications. The event will take place on 5-8 November 2018 at the laboratories and conference rooms of…

Apex – Flexo and corrugated solutions at Scanpack

At ScanPack, Apex is launching flexo and corrugated solutions and also presents the Bellissima DMS Screening, developed by Hamillroad Software (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • The manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions and exclusive distributor of the Bellissima DMS Screening, developed by Hamillroad Software, is launching some flexo and corrugated solutions at ScanPack, taking place 23-26 October in Göteborg, Sweden (Stand B01:B03).

New market report on digital label and package printing

Industrial-scale colour inkjet digital printing set for take-off in labels and packaging

An example for a digital inkjet press, the Durst Tau 330 RSC (Source: Durst)
Growth in colour inkjet digital printing across labels and packaging industries is set to increase rapidly through 2023 and beyond, with automated high-volume/high-speed industrial-scale production to grow at a very fast rate. This is the outlook by the new report covering colour inkjet digital printing in global labels and packaging markets, published by market research…

Editorial: Always be in time to safeguard the future

Out now: Flexo & Gravure Global issue 3-2018

The brand new issue of Flexo & Gravure Global, 3-2018, is now available in our shop!
Always be in time to safeguard the future In view of the most dynamic processes of change and innovation affecting the packaging industries, one may become a little concerned. For example, flexible packaging must be capable of recycling and the development of digital printing processes continues to make giant steps forward.

Sponsored PostToyobo Cosmolight – A water washable plate to create a positive difference for flexo printers

Beneficial water washable flexo plates (Source: Allflexo)
Flexo printers require photopolymer flexo plates that have the ability to print on many and varied types of substrates, provide optimised ink transfer, are cost efficient and reduce processing times. Although these demands may seem like a challenge, they can make a positive difference for a flexo printer.

Comexi – Flexible packaging opportunities in the e-commerce market

Samples of market available flexible packaging (Source: Esko)
Nowadays, the most important issue in the transporting is the safety and efficiency. For this reason and to ensure product quality and safety, flexible packaging is being positioned as a fantastic solution to meet these goals. As Packaging Digest says, flexible packaging’s unique attributes can provide opportunities to tackle some of e-commerce’s largest sustainability challenges. 

ppg> flexofilm – Appreciating the “K1 Technology” from Epsilon rollers

The pneumatic carbon fiber (CFRP) adapter roller cyKlon from Epsilon Composite is provided with an exchangeable interlock notch (Source: Epsilon Rollers)
GERMANY • In spring 2017, ppg> flexofilm expanded the range of flexo printed products. Therefore the German package manufacturer installed a 10 + 1 colour Miraflex C II flexo printing press from Windmöller & Hölscher at the Holdorf location.

Dreckshage – A new spreader roller system to avoid film wrinkling

Depending on the roller diameter, each EcoStretch ring consists of 30, 36 or 40 single stretch elements respectively (Source: Dreckshage)
Double-sided tapes are increasingly being used for application in very small devices like smartphones. As these products are becoming increasingly thinner – the most recent smartphones have a thickness of just 7.3 mm (0.3”) – reliable adhesive solutions are required for the accurate positioning of all parts within the case of such high-tech devices. For…