USA • The Pennsylvania-based corrugated converting plant’s production crew achieved a throughput of 186,439 boxes in an eight-hour shift on a Bobst FFG 8.20 Expertline machine. According to President Bob Cohen, “We averaged about 23,350 pieces per hour for the shift on a machine whose rated speed is 24,000 pieces per hour! We were running at…
The team that ran the record breaking order on June 23rd (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • After three years of staging successful seminars all over Africa, the German consulting company is planning to host seminars in Asia in 2018, which will take place in Thailand and Vietnam in order to access this growing market more closely.
Participants receive their certificate of successfully attending the Flexofit seminar (Source: Flexofit)
BRAZIL • The German suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, a Brazilian manufacturer of flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo).
The team of Tupahue Tintas (Source: Siegwerk)
The new Italian paper and graphics umbrella organisation Federazione Carta e Grafica established in June 2017 and drupa agreed on an extensive cooperation.
The touring event, which has been running with huge success since 2009, is dedicated to supporting local printers, brand owners and the finishing industry.
USA • The holding has entered into an agreement to sell the Asian packaging operations (excluding Japan) of Closure Systems International (“CSI Asia”) and Graham Packaging Guangzhou Co. Ltd to Pact Group Holdings Limited.
Reynolds Group is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer food and beverage packaging and storage products (Source: Reynolds Group)
SPAIN/USA • Since 2016, both companies have joined forces in the investigation and development of new color control management technologies for the flexible packaging industry.
QuadTech’s Color Control with SpectralCam provides closed-loop colour control (Source: QuadTech)
The two companies recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership.
The Koenig & Bauer customer centre is now able to demonstrate colour management solutions for printing with an extended colour gamut from Esko (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
USA • The pioneer in photopolymer flexo plate development reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA in its search for an improved platemaking process.
OEE (overall equipment efficiency) and speed improvement achieved by Gateway Packaging when using AWP water-washable flexo plates (Source: Asahi)
LUXEMBOURG • The company acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy, a manufacturer and distributer of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe.
(Left to right): Kim Melander, vice president & general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper & board with Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • The supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging, has confirmed Apex International to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom.
Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed Apex to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom (Source: Apex)
GERMANY • For many years, the company has worked intensively together with all well-known machine manufacturers from the areas of flexible packaging, label printing, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. Three years ago, Zecher established a key account management especially for this customer segment in order to offer in-depth support which is adapted to the special requirements…
Zecher has a global network of sales partners (Source: Zecher)
USA • The company has finalized the formation of a joint venture with Alliance Holding Company LTD (parent company of Ink Products Company, Ltd.) and will now operate under the name Sun Chemical Saudi Arabia LTD.
USA • International Global Solutions Corporation (IGT), has specified Martin Automatic equipment for both ends of its new 20-colour Danish-built Tresu flexo press.
Martin LRH automatic rewinder fitted to IGT’s existing Gallus Intro line – an MBX unwind/splicer and LRH rewinder will start work on IGT’s new Tresu line later in 2017
(Source: Nick Coombes)
GERMANY • The new Dynastar gravure printing press was awarded with the “Packaging Gravure Award 2017” by the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) in the category “Innovation”.
The Dynastar gravure printing press was awarded with the ERA Packaging Gravure Award 2017 for new ideas and concepts to produce short run jobs (Source: Windmöller & Hölscher)