MEXICO • The Bobst & Partners roadshow informed around 100 visitors about the Mexican market for flexo, gravure, coating and laminating, vacuum metallising, and extrusion coating equipment. The event was held in Mexico City in July 2015. The roadshow focused on the latest innovations and trends in flexible packaging solutions and gave information about developments in…
Eric Pavone, Business Director BOBST BU Web Fed, welcoming visitors
USA • Sun Chemical and DIC have launched the lamination adhesives technology SunLam to the Latin America market. According to company, they are now the only supplier in the region that can provide inks and adhesives to package printers. The lamination adhesives are water-based, solvent-free or solvent-based and suitable for major flexible packaging applications, including lamination,…
The company will considerably extend its business activity in Asia in future, and plans important investments. So, a new company for sales, services & engineering should emerge shortly in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok.
At the FachPack trade fair, Bischof + Klein (B+K) is presenting a range of packaging solutions for industrial and consumer goods. The newly designed “Twister Plus” wicketed bag for tissue products, for example, requires around seven per cent less material. This involves reverse-printed hygiene packaging with a handle and easy opening function.
At the FachPack trade fair, Bischof + Klein shows a range of packaging solutions for industrial and consumer goods
DG press recently announced to launch a campaign to explain the web offset printing process. This educational campaign is focused on flexo-printers who are not familiar with the offset printing technique. DG press has already released two videos.
USA • Goss International today announced that its parent company, Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Goss International and its subsidiaries to American Industrial Partners (AIP).
GERMANY • Contitech has acquired the German sleeve and roller manufacturer Tegu Walzen und Sleeves based in Waltershausen/D. According to Contitech all employees will be retained and thus become part of the Contitech location in Waltershausen.
A direct engraved elastomer flexographic printing forme
GERMANY • Slimline galvanic systems of Kaspar Walter can look back on over ten years of market success. Currently, some 2500 lines in 30 countries on nearly all continents are at work.
TURKEY • The economic growth of Turkey’s printing industry is undiminished. Daetwyler Graphics is also participating in this. In 2014 nine CFM P1610 Plus surface finishing machine for the package printing industry were delivered in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and in the southeast Anatolian city of Gaziantep.
In 2014 nine CFM P1610 Plus were delivered to Turkey
GERMANY • The first joint laser conference of all Heliograph Holding companies was held in spring 2015 in Bad Soden, Germany. Under the motto “For the Customer and With the Customer”, laser engraving systems were presented, including all upstream and downstream processes.
SWITZERLAND • Bobst Group recorded a good first half-year 2015 despite the weak Euro. Sales amounted to CHF 524.7 million for the half-year, compared to CHF 560.5 million in the same period last year. Adjusted for negative currency effects, sales remained stable.
GERMANY • Flint Group has introduced Pluritech SLU, a shrink sleeve ink system. This technology has been developed to be used in conjunction with Flint Group’s standard NitroBase WZ61 concentrates suitable for rotogravure applications. Many converters producing shrink sleeves are printing on a variety of different substrates which currently require multiple ink systems of different chemistry….
Flint Group has introduced Pluritech SLU, a shrink sleeve ink system
ITALY • Centrexpo transfers Ipack-Ima to Fiera Milano and strengthens its presence in graphics, package printing and converting. With Ipack-Ima’s acquisition by Fiera Milano and the strengthening of trade shows Converflex and Grafitalia, Acimga continues its reorganization process.
The European domestic market for aluminium foil made a welcome return to growth in Q2. It improved by 0.3% compared with the same period in 2014.
Demand for thinner gauges, used mainly for flexible packaging and household foils, fell by 3.2%, again affected by a drop in exports (Source: European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA))
CHINA • Xiamen Ying Shen Technology, which was established in 2012 by gravure flexible packaging producer Xiamen Hanbang Packaging Products, specialises in flexo printed aseptic packaging for beverages, and together, the companies have more than ten years of production experience providing complementary packaging materials and services for the food and beverage markets.
The Gallus press at Xiamen Ying Shen Technology is fitted with a Martin MCBWW automatic butt splicing unwinder for non-stop roll-to-roll production of aseptic packaging