Scodix – Rädler now new sales partner in Germany

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)
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.

Heyne & Penke Verpackungen – Experiences with the Heliostar SL 11

The Windmöller & Hölscher SL 11 gravure press (Source: W&H)
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.

Color-Logic –First prepress facility in the Chicago certified

Color-Logic Logo
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…

Constantia Flexibles – Multi-Color buys labels business for EUR 1.15 billion

Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
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.

Smithers Pira – Economic trends to shape rigid plastic packaging industry

Smithers Pira reports sustainable packaging will impact markets for rigid plastics (Source, Smithers Pira)
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…

SAM – Vetaphone chosen for surface treatment

When SAM opened its Test Lab facility in Korea, it chose to equip it with Vetaphone technology (Source, SAM)
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…

BST Eltromat – Third year anniversary

BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own production facilities (Source, BST eltromat)
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…

Reproflex Scandinavia – Flint Group’s FlexoExpert certification earned

(Left to right): Steen Madsen, CEO Reproflex Scandinavia and Soren Lund, technical manager Reproflex Scandinavia (Source: Flint Group)
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…