Tropic Plastic & Packaging – Investment in Comexi technologies enhances production

Tropic Plastics and Packaging, based in South Africa, has recently installed a new Comexi F2 MB flexographic press (Source: Comexi)
South Africa • The plastic packaging company located near Durban is well positioned to take advantage of new requirements and developments in the African flexible packaging markets thanks to its investment, innovation and production strategy developed with Comexi technologies. A family-owned company with almost 50 years of experience, they have recently installed a new Comexi F2…

Kendall Packaging – Adds 10c Miraflex II AM Press in expanded printing facility

Kendall Packaging installed a new Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex II AM press in the company’s recently expanded Pittsburg, Kansas facility (Source: W&H)
USA • Kendall Packaging has completed the expansion of its Pittsburg, KS plant with the installation of a 10c Miraflex II AM press from Windmöller & Hölscher. The new press is just one part of a USD 10 million expansion that added 59,000 sqft filled with state-of-the-art machinery, including solvent-free laminating and slitting, to the existing…

Helio Service Ahaus – New electroplating machines successfully put into operation

HSA’s new Rotoplater Classic Line started operations at Interprint, near Moscow, in January of 2018 (Source: HAS)
RUSSIA • Enabling the copperplating and chroming of gravure cylinders, the Rotoplater Classic Line started operating at the decor printer, Interprint, beginning in January 2018 at the company’s plant in Yegoryevsk near Moscow. The features of the chrome tank include that its completely made of titanium. The Copper, Dechroming and Degreasing tanks are made of polypropylene….

Flint – receives Expanded Gamut Printing partnership certificate from Marvaco

Kai Lankinen, Chairman of Marvaco congratulates Joelle Bédat, Business Development Manager OEM for receiving the EGP partnership certificate on behalf of Flint Group (Source: Marvaco)
GERMANY • The certificate recognises the company’s capability of delivering tools for successful implementation of Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) processes. Flint Group supplies package printers with inks, coatings, and photopolymer plate raw materials to support the EGP process. The first Full HD EGP project between Flint Group and Marvaco was initiated 2015 and resulted an ultra-high-quality…

Print4All – International brand leaders continue to sign up

Print4All will take place at Fiera Milano (Source: Print4All)
ITALY • Canon and Agfa, among others, have recently confirmed their presence at the upcoming congress. Moreover, according to the organisers, many more major converting and package printing brands have also chosen to support the project. This helps ensure that, culminating in Print4All itself (taking place from 29 May to 1 June at Fiera Milano), the…

Flint Group – Reports success with tests of Flex-Punkt ITR photopolymer sleeves

ITR sleeves form an endless, round printing plate which creates no seams between the beginning and the end of the print (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • Various packaging applications need an all-rounder when it comes to flexographic printing forms. In this context, Flex-Punkt and Flint Group have been testing an ITR (in-the-round) photopolymer sleeve. The principle is that ITR sleeves form an endless printing plate. They are imaged as a round shape, which creates no seam between the beginning and…

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) – Announced as German trade shop for DMS plates

Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) plate making facilities are now approved as trade shops to supply plates made using Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening DMS techniques (Source: Apex International)
UK • Aniken Graphics, a joint venture between UK based prepress software solutions company Hamillroad Software, and anilox roller manufacturer Apex International, approved Carl Ostermann Erben (COE) as a trade shop to supply plates made using Bellissima digitally modulated screening (DMS) to the German label market.

PCMC and MicroDynamics – announce strategic partnership

Customers of the two companies can now streamline anilox and gravure roll care by bundling cleaning and analysis technology together (Source: PCMC)
WISCONSIN/USA • Customers of the two companies can now streamline anilox and gravure roll care by bundling cleaning and analysis technology together. The new option allows clients to include MicroDynamics’ 3DQC RollScope as part of a package purchase with PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner. The Meridian uses a laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them,…