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.
The pneumatic carbon fiber (CFRP) adapter roller cyKlon from Epsilon Composite is provided with an exchangeable interlock notch (Source: Epsilon Rollers)
Belgium • St-Luc Labels & Packaging has acquired a Comexi L20000 water-based laminator to complement film products printed on its HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
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The L20000 is the result of a strategic agreement between HP Indigo and Comexi to respond the requests from flexible packaging field (Source: Comexi)
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…
Depending on the roller diameter, each EcoStretch ring consists of 30, 36 or 40 single stretch elements respectively (Source: Dreckshage)
USA • The Fall Conference 2018 will take place 29-31 October at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH, home to the world-renowned Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
GERMANY • Bio-based products, especially package material, are increasingly found in shop shelves and thus more often end in the waste stream. This poses a challenge to our recycling systems. Many waste management companies fear that bio-based plastics disrupt the established recycling processes.
Material flows in the PLA-cycle (Source: Fraunhofer)
Whether described as Industry 4.0, a smart factory concept or expanding the Internet of Things (IoT) to industrial applications, all these generally refer to the same thing: the networking and digitalisation of production. For manufacturers in all sectors, this topic represents a major challenge as well as a unique opportunity.
Added-value of the IIoT in the supply chain (Souirce: FachPack)
USA n Green Dragon flexo cleaner is an environmentally safe detergent for use in all flexo printing applications, where UV and water-based inks and UV coatings and varnishes are present.
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USA n The market research company MarketLine has published a study about the consuming behaviours of the millennial generation, consisting of individuals born between roughly between1985 and 1995.
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USA • The “Inkjet Age of Materials Conference 2018” addresses the challenges, options, and opportunities associated with future inkjet materials requirements, technology choices, drivers & barriers, and other issues required to effectively implement inkjet ink and fluids technologies for applications expansion and diversification.
SWITZERLAND • The French packaging solutions company CPC has invested in three flatbed die-cutters and a rotogravure machine from Bobst.
The RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • The mechanical engineering company founded its own subsidiary in Poland in June 2018. The specialist for machines for the production of flexible packaging has been active in the Polish market for almost thirty years with a representative office.
The new Windmöller & Hölscher subsidiary in Poland is headed by Torsten Berding, sales manager Europe North (Source: W&H)
The company has announced the sale of its 2,500th license of Packz, its native PDF editor for labels and packaging. Autajon, who entered a partnership deal with Hybrid Software will implement almost one hundred Packz licenses across its production sites worldwide.
Many packaging printers consider the idea of investing in digital printing. It is therefore initially helpful when making an investment decision to take a close look at the technologies and current market trends.
Printing ink systems for flexible packaging have undergone major developments over the past decades – now is the time for a review. What is the status quo and what can we expect in the future?