MacDermid Graphic Solutions – Plates for EFIA award winners

Many winners at this year’s EFIA Annual Print Awards used MacDermid flexo plate technologies (Source, EFIA)
UK • One of the winners at this year’s European Flexographic Industry Association’s annual print awards gala was MacDermid Graphics Solutions since that company’s flexo plate technologies were utilized by many winning entries across multiple categories. This included the Lux lamination process, Lux In-The-Plate (ITP) flat-top dot technology, and Digital MAF with an engineered dot…

ICE Europe 2017 – Winners of Jubilee Awards announced

(Left to right): Representatives from the winners: Derichs, Applied Materials, Kampf Schneid-und Wickeltechnik and Infiana Group along with ICE organizers celebrate the reception of ICE Europe 2017’s Jubilee Awards (Source: G&K TechMedia)
GERMANY  Following several months of on-line voting, at the first day of ICE Europe 2017 the four winners of ICE’s Jubilee Awards were announced. There were a total of 39 entries for the four categories “Innovative Partnerships”, “Industry 4.0”, “Green Technology” and “Converting Solutions for New Materials”.

Albertin – Combines fibre optics with laser technology for precise plate production

Using a laser engraving machine with an optic fibre source, Albertin is expanding its production of laser-engraved plates (Source, Albertin)
ITALY • Albertin is expanding its production of laser-engraved plates following its recent introduction of a laser engraving machine with an optic fibre source that, according to the company, is the only one in Italy to be used for producing flexographic plates.

Siegwerk – Plastic packaging business from Schekolin acquired

Siegwerk took over Schekolin’s line of plastic tubes and laminates (Source: Siegwerk)
Germany • In February, Siegwerk Druckfarben, an international supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels purchased the business unit “Plastic Tubes and Laminates” from Schekolin AG, a provider of packaging lacquers located in Liechtenstein. With this acquisition, Siegwerk broadened its portfolio by adding specialty UV varnishes suitable for plastic packaging including rigid tubes.