USA • Baldwin Technology Company has reached an agreement with Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire the intellectual property rights for the Digital Ink System. Baldwin provides process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries.
(Left to right:) John Woolley, Herman Gnuechtel and Brent Becker (all Baldwin Technology) with Karl Fritchen (QuadTech) (Source: Baldwin Technologies)
FRANCE • The company is expanding its factory in Bron near Lyon and will open a new competence center in 2018. The construction of this new facility spanning 2,000 square metres, began in October 2017.
(Left to right:) Emmanuel Roquet, president of Bobst Lyon and Adrien Fournier, project manager (Source: Bobst)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier has achieved certification to ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.
AUSTRIA • The Group has invested a single-digit million euro amount in a new duplex multi-technology laminator at its Durban, South African-based subsidiary Constantia Afripack.
Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
GERMANY • In 2017, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its leading market position in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and converting.
(From left to right:) The Board of the W&H Group: Dr. Jürgen Vutz, managing partner and CEO; Peter Steinbeck, managing partner and chief sales officer; and Theodor Determann, chief financial officer. (Source: W&H)
USA n John O’Grady, current president of the consumer and film division and former general manager of world-wide sales for print systems division, has become President of this division. O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak.
John O’Grady has become president of Kodak’s print systems division (Source: Kodak)
USA • Company President Lee Kluttz has received the Clemson/Treadaway Commitment to Progress award during Clemson’s 27th Annual Department of Graphic Communications Honor & Awards Banquet on March 28, 2018.
Harper president Lee Kluttz has received the Clemson/Treadaway Commitment to Progress award (Source: Harper)
USA • The global packaging manufacturer has entered into an agreement with Montreal, Canada-based TC Transcontinental to sell the company’s Americas packaging business for USD 1.32 billion, in an all-cash deal.
Flint’s paper & board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the eXact spectrophotometer and NetProfiler software to meet colour management needs.
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INDIA • The company has recently set up a wholly owned step down subsidiary in Poland named Cosmo Films Poland for the purpose of sale and distribution of its wide range of BOPP and CPP films.
AUSTRIA • The Group’s pharma division is investing in new technology at its flexible packaging subsidiary. Ho Chi Minh City-based Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. will install a new printing machine and a laminator that represent a single-digit million euro investment.
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Oai Hung Manufacturing Joint Stock Co. is Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary in Vietnam and the company’s largest supplier of Aluminum based blister foil (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
UK • The packaging solutions provider is collaborating with Australian-based PA Packaging Solutions and The Platinum Packaging Group, based in the USA, to bring Parkscribe, a new laser technology used to create re-closable packs and Park-2-Nature, a range of compostable products, into new international markets.
A re-closable pack made by Parkside (Source: Parkside)
UK • The company’s European Sales Director, Dr David Galton has been recognised by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) for his outstanding contribution to the flexo industry. This lifetime achievement award is the highest honour awarded by EFIA. The EFIA Awards 2018 were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, on 14th March.
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(Left to right:) Mark McKee (managing director JFM Plates), Dr David Galton and Hal Cruttenden at the awarding ceremony in Birmingham (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
THE NETHERLANDS • The manufacturer of precision coating and ink transfer technology products has entered into a collaboration with DewaFlex to enhance market support in France and Belgium.
(From left:) Pieter Dewaele (DewaFlex), José Moreira (Apex International area manager France), and Niels Soenen (DewaFlex) (Source: Apex)