FINLAND • Huhtamäki Oyj’s has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Fiomo, a manufacturer of flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic.
Huhtamaki wants to acquire Fiomo
USA • Sun Chemical has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of Colmar Inks Corporation based in Ontario, Canada. According to the company, Colmar’s customer lists, contracts, and finished inventory will be included in the acquisition. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter in 2016.
GERMANY • Hell Gravure Systems and the Danish company Flexo Wash have developed a washing system for cleaning directly engraved elastomer forms. The system complements “Premium Flexo” and enables automated purification based on preset parameters. The washing system is available in several investment options for plates and sleeves.
Hell Gravure Systems and Flexo Wash have developed a washing system for cleaning directly engraved elastomer forms
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We wish you a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year 2016
THE NETHERLANDS • Waldo, a pre-press house at Lincolnshire in UK has installed a “ThermoFlexX 80-D” digital flexo plate imager of Xeikon. With the recent installation, Waldo intends to provide a better output speed and plate image quality.
Waldo has installed a “ThermoFlexx 80-D” imager of Xeikon
DENMARK • Vetaphone was commemorating the 30th anniversary of Frank Eisby joining the business, and Jan Eisby reaching his 30th birthday. Because the two sons of Vetaphone’s founder Verner Eisby are also named after the grumpy old Muppet characters “Waldorf and Statler” in the office, the celebratory party had a Muppet Show theme.
Paul Enevold Jørgensen, Vetaphone Chairman, pays tribute to brothers Jan and Frank Eisby at the company’s recent celebratory party, which had a Muppet Show theme
GERMANY • The Brückner Group notifies several internal management changes. Among others, Ludwig Eckart, Managing Director Sales & Projects, goes into retirement on 31 March 2016.
Ludwig Eckart and his successor Helmut Huber
USA • Ohio Gravure Technologies has expanded its product with its newest engraver: the “Gravostar Prism Engraver”.
Gravostar Prism Engraver
SWITZERLAND • The DG Thickness-Star FE from Daetwyler Graphics is a coating thickness gauge that measures the thickness of copper coatings. In copper galvanics, the coating thickness on the respective balls is technically and economically crucial.
The DG Thickness-Star FE is a coating thickness gauge
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher sold its 400th machine from the “Miraflex” type series to the company Danaflex in Kazan, Russia. W&H has supplied the Russian packaging producer since its founding in 2001 until today. Danaflex produces among others packaging material for ice cream, chocolate, pralines, pasta and bakery products.
Windmöller & Hölscher has sold the 400th Miraflex to the Russian packaging producer Danaflex
GERMANY • HSM redesigned its different turret winders and suited it with a newly developed modular concept. The new standard turret winder type “HSM-GG 80” will be disposable by end of this year.
HSM redesigned ist turret winders
GERMANY • ERA’s Packaging and Decorative Gravure Conference this year looked at the strong and growing packaging printing industry in Turkey. Therefore, it was held in Izmir on the Aegean coast, one of the main centres of this industry and Turkey’s third largest city.
Attentive audience during the ERA conference in Izmir
ITALY • In November 2015, the “V Jornata Técnica de Flexografia”, organised by ATEF (Asociación Técnica Española de Flexografia), took place in Barcelona. During the conference, around 150 experts discussed the latest innovations in flexographic printing field. Matteo Lanata, Export Sales Manager at Uteco, represented the company at the event.
Uteco – member of the „V Jornada Técnica de Flexografia”
ITALY • In November 2015, the “Third Suppliers/Partners Days” took place at Uteco Converting Headquarters in Colognola ai Colli (Verona). During this two-days event, Uteco Group and their main suppliers and partners shared the development plans and projects for the next years to analyse which aims had been achieved within the last three years.
Uteco’s “Third Suppliers Partners Days” included analyses as well as an award presentation
GERMANY • HP Inc. and KBA presented their HP PageWide Web Press T1100S on 3 and 4 December to international packaging printers and trade journalists at the KBA headquarters in Würzburg. The inkjet web press with a web width of 2.80 m (110’’) was developed by HP Inc. and KBA-Digital & Web Solutions.