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.
AUSTRIA • According to Wendel Group, the owner of Constantia Flexibles, the manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels will probably divest its label business which so far generated a 29% share (EUR 604.7 million) of the total annual turnover of EUR 2.1 billion. In 2014 Wendel took over Constantia Flexibles for a price of EUR 2.3…
Harnessing the changing power of today’s technologies One of the recurring topics of this issue concerns the future of flexo and gravure printing in the face of ever improving digital printing advances. Indeed, history tells us that technologies are forever competing against each other, and that this inherent conflict drives both improvements and efficiencies.
March issue of Flexo & Gravure Global
SWITZERLAND n The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (ebeam or EB) solutions and Uteco Converting, a producer of flexible packaging applications for the printing and converting industry, announced a new addition to its list of partners.
GERMANY • The new issue of Flexo Gravure Global is coming! Look for it in your mail boxes, at tradeshows and where ever flexographic and gravure printing occurs!
The next issue of Flexo Gravure Global issue is coming soon!
USA • X-Rite Incorporated and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, have announced its 2017 Spring Fundamentals of Colour Training Seminar in 14 locations throughout North America.
INDIA • A manufacturer of BOPP barrier films, Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties. According to the company, these solvent free coated films are used for a wide range of FMCG packaging applications and not only help in extending the shelf life of the contents…
Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties
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.
According to common belief, digital printing hasn’t been successfully used for flexible packaging until recently. The Irish printer Fox Packaging (formerly Foster Packaging) has successfully proved that for years package printing with flexible, film-based substrates has been possible with a digital press.
Hundreds of millions tonnes of laminate waste are generated annually, with only a small fraction re-used in some way. Is recycling the way to go or does waste-to-energy, and landfilling make more sense? And what might be expected in the future?
Direct engraving of elastomer flexographic printing formes using two Hell PremiumSetter direct laser engraving systems is the focus of sales activities at the full-service company Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH in Melle. Increasing numbers of print shops, brand owners, and design agencies are opting to use cost-effective, high-quality, eco-friendly elastomer formes in the long term.