ISRAEL • A supplier of pre-press, printing and post-press equipment across Germany, Rädler serves commercial printers, publishing houses and packaging companies, and now represents the full Scodix product range across southern and eastern Germany. Scodix is a provider of digital print enhancement presses and tools for the graphic arts industry.
From left to right: Wolfgang Rädler, managing director; Joseph Jordan, sales manager; Franz Repp, DACH sales director at Scodix; Eli Grinberg Scodix co-founder and VP EMEA; Michael Rädler, project manager; Stephan Hartmann, sales manager (Source: Scodix)
SWITZERLAND • The joint venture between the startup Radex and the larger company will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of Bobst.
GERMANY • In September 2016, the printing company accepted a new Windmöller & Hölscher Heliostar SL 11 gravure printing machine to enable more short print runs. With 166 employees and an export rate of approximately 30%, the family-owned company generated some EUR 36.5 million in 2015. H&P uses both flexo and gravure printing machines from W&H.
The Windmöller & Hölscher SL 11 gravure press (Source: W&H)
USA • Flexographic Inc. has become the first certified Color-Logic prepress facility in the Chicago area. The company claims it develops colour communication systems and software tool sets for special effect printing applications, allowing brand owners, product managers, corporations and their advertising agencies to differentiate themselves and their clients through print production processes without the use…
GERMANY • Experts from the Flint Group provided evaluation and training on their best plate-making practices as part of the Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Programme.
The Schwak Team from Nuremberg, Thomas Leuschner, Frank Brief, Ann-Kathrin Gracklauer, Nina Göhler, Tobias Schwarz, Ludwig Haas and Maximilian Thate are proud to receive the FlexoExpert certification from the Flint Group (Source: Flint Group)
USA • Designated for their new facility in New York, which is currently under construction, management at American Packaging Corporation chose Laserlox because they believe it is a most efficient, sustainable anilox roll cleaning system. Their goal was to replace their liquid cleaning operations with a more environmental solution.
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AUSTRIA • Constantia Flexibles has signed an agreement to sell its labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approvals.
Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
SPAIN • The group closed a new strategic agreement with the French company Livcer, which has purchased a Comexi F2 MC.
LIVCER’S founder, Charles de Livonniere, with Comexi’s senior area manager for Central and South Europe, Jordi Pujol, at Comexi’s headquarters (Source: Comexi)
INDIA • Overall, the bags and pouches segment is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing during the period, forecast to grow at the highest CAGR during the next five years. The increase in demand for retort pouches and stand-up pouches is predicted to drive the bags & pouches segment in the form-fill-seal equipment market because…
SWITZERLAND • After a construction period of almost one year, Folienprint, a print shop for flexible materials and part of the Rako group, started operating its two new Bobst 20SIX CI flexo presses in its expanded production hall.
Folienprint employees in front of the brand new Bobst 20SIX presses (Source: Bobst)
UK • In its new report, The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022, Smithers Pira’s analysis of the key drivers shaping this segment show that the global rigid plastic packaging consumption is projected at 52.9 million tonnes in 2017 and is forecast to grow during 2017–2022 at an annual rate of 3.7% to 63.4 million…
Smithers Pira reports sustainable packaging will impact markets for rigid plastics (Source, Smithers Pira)
SPAIN • The group has reinforced its Service and Technical Assistance Department (SAT) in these regions to offer a faster response to customer needs.
Comexi specialist teams are now more available to solve problems and optimise machine production in the USA, Canada and Southeast Asia (Source, Comexi)
SOUTH KOREA • As a large Asian manufacturer of extrusion, coating, and laminating technology, Sung An Machinery (SAM)’s decision to work with Danish manufacturer Vetaphone for surface treatment solutions across a variety of substrates from PET to BOPP, Alu foil, and metallised film is seen by some industry analysts as a significant endorsement. SAM’s Solution Coating…
When SAM opened its Test Lab facility in Korea, it chose to equip it with Vetaphone technology (Source, SAM)
GERMANY • Time to review – that’s the reflective theme being struck by BST Eltromat as they assess the last three years following the merger of the former BST International GmbH with eltromat GmbH. Now with a global presence, BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own…
BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own production facilities (Source, BST eltromat)
Germany • Producing data, design and digital printing plates for the packaging industry with business in almost all areas of the graphic process, including prepress for flexo, offset and gravure, Reproflex Scandinavia, as of June 2017, can now also call themselves official FlexoExperts. Throughout a six month process consisting of three main steps – evaluation and…
(Left to right): Steen Madsen, CEO Reproflex Scandinavia and Soren Lund, technical manager Reproflex Scandinavia (Source: Flint Group)