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…
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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)
USA – The company has released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report which focuses on how its research and development efforts have led to new products and services.
The Sun Chemical Sustainability Report 2016 can be requested online at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability (Source: Sun Chemical)
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…
(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)
GERMANY – The provider of process automation solutions, consumables and services to the print, textile and film industries, has reached an agreement to acquire Ahlbrandt System. The acquisition is pending German government approval, with a target closing date of 30 September, 2017.
On the sidelines of the Print4All Preview in Milan, Aldo Peretti, CEO of Uteco and also President of the Italian manufacturers Association, ACIMGA took time out of his schedule to meet with Editors of Flexo &Gravure Global.
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.
Rick Huskey and Bruce Allaben of Nova Films & Foils appreciate the Vetaphone corona unit for its reliability and ease of maintenance (Source: Vetaphone)
USA • One of the US’s largest flexible packaging manufacturers, ProAmpac in late August acquired the Orlando facility from the Dutch-based Clondalkin Group. Specializing in converting, printing, die-cutting and slitting packaging materials, the Orlando plant also has expertise in lidding foils and films.
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…
Lars Keldebäk chose Flexo Wash technology to for anilox cleaning at the new Global Innovation Centre (Source, Flint Group)
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.
The Chinese printing firm, Caihua, has acquired its first CI8 offset press, that now joins a fleet of Comexi press machines (Source, Comexi)
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…
Constantia Flexible’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017 (Source, Constantia)
MEXICO • The new BOBST K5000 3650 mm (144”) wide metallizer replaces two old and inefficient metallizers. The new machine is equipped to run large diameters at high speeds while also maintaining the cool temperature of the film and protecting the barrier.
Treofan’s new BOBST K5000 vacuum metallizer installed in the company’s production plant in Mexico (Source, Bobst)
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.
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 • By combining the complementary portfolio of UV ink products from the Pataskala, Ohio-based company with Sun Chemical’s range of global resources, customers will benefit from the synergies between both companies.
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USA • The new partnership allows the companies to reach their North American ink customers faster and more efficiently while jointly providing them with technical and product support. Veritiv customers will now have access to Sun Chemical’s full range of Streamline inkjet eco solvent inks for wide format Mutoh and Roland printers, as well as super…
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