PRC • The German company Flint Group Flexographic installed its first nyloflex Xpress thermal processing system in China. At the end of April 2018, the first unit of nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor was successfully installed at KECAI (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd., China.
Left to right: Magenta Zheng and Guan Heng in front of the new nyloflexo Xpress thermal processing system (Source: Flint Group)
Italian investor M&C, owner of Treofan Holdings GmbH, has completed the sale of Treofan Group’s Americas business to Canadian label manufacturer CCL Industries. All required regulatory approvals have been granted in the US and in Mexico.
UK • In the space of two years the BOPP film industry has moved from a scenario of modest capacity growth and improving margins to one where it seems everyone is struggling to make money thanks to another frenzy of investment in high capacity BOPP film lines around the world.
GERMANY • The European initiative CEFLEX aims to improve the contribution of flexible packaging to the circular economy. The aim is to find better system design solutions by 2025 through cooperation between the many players along the entire value chain. Now, the German mechanical engineering company Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) joined CEFLEX.
SWITZERLAND • The full-service provider offering pre-media, digital printing, laminating, and pouch making services will install an ebeam Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line at its Madison, Wisconsin, USA, site in Q3, 2018.
ePac Flexible Packaging will install an ebeam Technologies’s Core 100/760 EB curing unit, mounted on a Grafisk Maskinfabrik GM EB30 coating line (Sourece: ebeam Technologies)
SWITZERLAND • Visitors to the Competence 18 open house event have the opportunity to witness the future of the printing and converting industries first-hand.
ROMANIA • Graphic Open Systems (GOS), the Brasov based distributor for a number of international manufacturing principals, picked up one of the prestigious Romanian packaging awards at a ceremony held during Pack Expo 2018 in Bucharest.
Adriana and Sebastian Boureanu of GOS with their packaging award (Source: Nick Coombes)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier recently donated six anilox rolls at a total value of US 18,000 to Fundeplast, a nonprofit flexo training foundation headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America.
Harper donated six anilox rolls to Fundeplast, a nonprofit flexo training foundation headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador (Source: Harper)
SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, has widened its presence in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Since 2014 the company has registered a consolidated increase, managing an expansion of 180% in this last year alone, an unprecedented figure for the company in this area.
Technological innovations brought about by the family of Comexi F2 MC flexo presses are one of the main factors for the extraordinary rise in market shares in Spain and Portugal (Source: Comexi
USA • The manufacturer of systems for viscosity measurement and control, offers its one-day “Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements”. Consistent measurement is vital in the success of any product and understanding viscosity is a key part to maintaining quality control.
The operation of Matthews International combines all surfaces activities under the brand Saueressig Ungricht with immediate effect. Therefore the surfaces departments of Saueressig GmbH & Co KG, Ungricht GmbH + Co KG, Wetzel GmbH, Dornbusch Engraving GmbH and Saueressig Design Studio GmbH will appear on the market under a common umbrella brand in the future.
The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) rejects the proposed ban on selected plastic products announced by the EU Commission.
ITALY • IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., an internationally recognised company active in the fields of in designing, manufacturing and trading of automatic special machineries for converting, packaging and automotive industries, announces the change of its corporate name into IMS Technologies S.p.A., with immediate effect.
THE NETHERLANDS • ABN AMRO Participaties (AAP) has reached an agreement to acquire MPS Group B.V., the parent company to MPS Systems BV, a global provider of end-to-end narrow and mid-web printing solutions, from majority shareholder Braver Investments, Oost NL and the founders of MPS.
USA/JAPAN • Reuters reported, that Xerox has abandoned a planned USD 6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings.