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…

Flexo Wash – Solvent-free cylinder cleaning at Mondi Korneuburg

(Left to right): Elisabeth Dudeschek-Pitsch (Head of printing department for Mondi), Mette Laursen (International sales manager for Flexo Wash), and Tarik Aslan (Technical manager for Mondi) in front of the new solvent-free Multi Cylinder Cleaner (Source: Flexo Wash)
AUSTRIA – Austrian based Mondi Korneuburg is part of the international packaging and paper group Mondi. The plant produces pre-made pouches in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It prints rotogravure and flexo in up to nine colours to ensure an eye-catching product presentation. The stand-up pouches are offered with many add-on features for…

Vetaphone – Nova Films & Foils chooses Danish corona technology

Rick Huskey and Bruce Allaben of Nova Films & Foils appreciate the Vetaphone corona unit for its reliability and ease of maintenance (Source: Vetaphone)
USA – Located in Bedford, OH, Nova Films & Foils offers a customised coating and converting service to industries as diverse as graphic arts to electronics and industrial markets. Currently, more than 70% of the output of the company and its 13-strong workforce is customised work.

Flint Group – Chooses Flexo Wash for its Global Innovation Centre

Lars Keldebäk chose Flexo Wash technology to for anilox cleaning at the new Global Innovation Centre (Source, Flint Group)
SWEDEN • The recently opened Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmo, Sweden, is an initiative by Flint to provide an unrivalled test facility for the printing industry. Set up as an academic environment in which every day commercial practices can be trialled and analysed, it is home to a state-of-the-art water based research and development lab…

Caihua – Acquires new Comexi CI8 offset press

The Chinese printing firm, Caihua, has acquired its first CI8 offset press, that now joins a fleet of Comexi press machines (Source, Comexi)
SPAIN • The Chinese firm has just acquired a new Comexi CI8 offset press which joins a fleet of Comexi’s laminators and slitters at its headquarters in near Shanghai. Though this is Caihua’s first offset printing press, three years ago the company acquired three other Spainish-made Comexi machines as well.

Constantia Flexibles – Wins German Packaging Award 2017 for sustainability

Constantia Flexible’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017 (Source, Constantia)
AUSTRIA • Created by using a recently developed hot-embossing technology, the company’s new CompresSeal film won the prestigious award’s Sustainability 2017 prize. With a higher seal integrity than standard polyethylene, according to Constantia, it weighs up to 30% less, while still having the same thickness as standard packaging. Additionally, it ensures not only tighter packs, but…

Dominion Packaging – Taking flexo printing to new speeds

The 55-inch, 10-color Tresu Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters provided by Flint Group (Source, Flint)
USA • To produce folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA has chosen to develop new technology using a flexo press operation capable of replacing jobs that were previously printed on both gravure and offset presses.