GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.
W&H sales director South Asia Gerhard Schoone (left) and W&H sales director Thomas Lengenberg (right) celebrate the deal together with Asghar Abbas, head of packaging at Packages Limited (2nd from left), W&H director Peter Steinbeck (3rd from left) and Numan Noor , business unit manager folding carton at Packages Limited (Source: W&H)
USA • Established 30 years ago and still under family ownership, Acucote Inc. of Graham, North Carolina has five regional slitting and distribution plants around the US and currently employs 140 people including a national sales network.
Acucote’s newest RMAP rewinder from Martin Automatic rewinds siliconised rolls of film, paper and paperboard—and even supports the dryer of the coating line (Source: Nick Coombes)
SPAIN • The solutions provider for the flexible packaging industry is expanding its presence in Africa with the installation of a new F2 MB flexo press at Natpak’s facilities in Zimbabwe.
Flexible packaging manufacturer Natpak of Harare (Zimbabwe), installed a new Comexi F2 MB flexo press (Source: Comexi)
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre (Comexi CTec), currently has more than 1500 students. In 2016, the centre was visited by more than 200 companies in the sector and hosted more than 320 technical tests. Since the beginning of 2017, the Technological Centre’s figures have continued growing and the forecast is to surpass last…
Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (Source: Comexi)
GERMANY • Carl Ostermann Erben (COE), one of the few high-end suppliers of printing plates in Germany, will be presenting its pharma workflow at the CPhI Worldwide 2017 (24 to 26 October in Frankfurt).
Ivan Josifovic At CPhI Worldwide 2017, COE will show its pharma workflow for the manufacturing of blister packaging (Source: Umweltbundesamt)
BELGIUM • During Labelexpo Europe 2017, the Italian company reaffirmed its position as a manufacturer of bespoke cleaning systems for analogue and digital printing.
INDIA • The maker of films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films. The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside…
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DENMARK • At the upcoming FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, Tresu Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing. The event will take place at Messe Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2017 with Tresu available at stand 104/105.
The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
BELGIUM • The Swiss company has won the award for sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 for its ebeam Compact solution.
ebeam Technologies won the award for sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 for its ebeam Compact solution (Source: Labelexpo Europe)
CZECH REPUBLIC • The Czech manufacturer of flexo-printing machines was awarded the Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate recognising the company’s successful implementation of this modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Ltd, a pioneer in modern EGP technology. Soma is a flexo press manufacturer with a capability to build stable and accurate flexo…
From L to R: Soma’s marketing manager Peter Blasko, project manager Roman Dresler, commercial director Pavla Kusa, Technology Center manager Zbynek Zemanek and technology specialist Martin Shejbal (Source, Marvaco)
USA • Announced by the North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) media group’s “packagePRINTING,” the award names Sunrise Grower’s Cherry Berry frozen fruit bag as “best of show” from among nearly 200 entries in all categories of the competition, and with “first place” in the Flexible Packaging: Flexo printing process category. The competition included print entries from…
The Sunrise Grower's Cherry Berry frozen fruit bag, printed by ProAmpac, won several top awards at this year’s packagePRINTING Excellence Awards (Source, ProAmpac)
CHINA • Eight months ago, Esko promised the Asian platemaker that it would transform its prepress operations. Now both companies have determined the promise complete. Yuncheng Plate-Making Co. Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is based in Shanghai, China. It produces rotogravure printing, embossing, die-cutting, hot stamping, soft rotogravure and ceramic cylinders as well as flexo…
Netherlands • The coating machine combines inline priming with top coating as well as flexo and gravure printing with water based, solvent based and UV curable inks. The new VCM pilot coater replaces the company’s 35 year old RK Rotary Coater after it accumulated an impressive track record of service during more than 20,000 coating runs…
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller, a supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—has recently grown through its acquisition of Graphbury Machines, LLC, of Green Bay. With the addition of this machinery manufacturer and engineering-services provider for the flexible packaging industry, PCMC will expand…
ITALY • Established in 1977 in the Veneto region of North-East Italy, SCEA soon began a rapid expansion recording annual double-digit growth from the year 2000. This meant SCEA needed to relocate to a larger production facility in Zevio, near Verona, in 2008 in order to accommodate the increasing number of production lines required to match…
MIX SRL Ambrosini Paolo Enzo Pattaro, President of SCEA (center), with daughter Marina Pattaro, quality manger, and son Mauro Pattaro, general manager, in front of the new Bobst gravure printing press in SCEA production plant (Source, Bobst)