Windmöller & Hölscher – 500th Miraflex sold

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)
GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.

Acucote – Winding technology for tailor-made product solutions

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)
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.

Comexi – More than 1500 students at the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre

Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (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…

Tresu – Waste eliminating solutions at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2017

The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
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.

Soma – Awarded Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate

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)
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…

ProAmpac – Wins two top honours in the 31st packagePRINTING Excellence Awards

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)
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…

PCMC – Acquires flex packaging machine manufacturer Graphbury

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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…

SCEA – Invests in Bobst gravure technology

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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)
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…