USA • The manufacture of offset, flexo and screenprinting inks, Monarch Color, has announced the launch of its new website.
Germany • Since the end of 2016, the production team at the Matthew’s Group S&T Schawk Jülich pre-press facility can boast of their Flexoexpert status.
Employees at SCHAWK JÜLICH are pleased with the FlexoExpert title
ITALY • Following extensive demonstrations of the Sapphire digital package printing press at drupa 2016, with Kodak’s technical support, Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO press in the Spring of 2017.
Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO package printing press in the Spring of 2017
USA • On March 22, 2017, the North American division of Uteco will host an open house at the company’s facility in Kennesaw, GA near Atlanta.
Uteco North America will host an open house in the company’s Kennesaw, GA facility
Netherlands • Since their last edition in 2013, the analysts at AWA have updated their detailed study of the range and diversity of specialty papers and paperboards now available worldwide.
Since AWA published the last edition in 2013, much has changed in the specialty paper and paperboard markets
USA • In early January the Matthews International Company, headquartered in Pittsburg, PA announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht.
In early January the Matthews International Company announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht--a longtime European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms located in
USA • Electronics For Imaging (EFI), announced that the Xátiva, Spain-based Rafael Hinojosa – an integrated packaging product development and converter – has signed an agreement to install the first unit of the new EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated board press.
EFI's Nozomi press is a wider, faster technology that, according to EFI, will enable Hinojosa to move its digital inkjet packaging printing operations into full-scale production runs
SPAIN • In early January 2017, a new coating and lacquering line began operatating at the Leitza mill increasing the production capacity of metallized papers from Lecta’s Metalvac line from 25,000 to 40,000 tons.
Lecta’s new coating and lacquering line at the Leitza mill increases production capacity of the company’s Metalvac metallized paper from 25,000 to 40,000 tons
UK • In mid-January Unilever publically committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire plastics and packaging industry to accelerate progress towards a circular economy that keeps plastic out of the worlds oceans, fragile ecosystems and landfills.
To help transform global plastic packaging material flows, Unilever has committed that all of its plastic packaging is designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. They also vowed to invest in proving, and then sharing with the industry, technical solution that address the problem of plastic waste
USA • AWT Labels & Packaging has begun using a new 1320 mm (52”) wide 10-color W&H Miraflex central impression cylinder press at the company’s South Elgin, Illinois facility.
AWT has started using a new 1320 mm (52”) wide 10-color W&H Miraflex central impression cylinder press at their South Elgin, Illinois facility
There are new jobs on PrintCareer.net. Asahi Photoproducts, producer of flexographic photopolymer plates based in Brussels, Belgium is looking for a Solution Representative Laser Operation (m/f) and a Solution Representative Digital Pre-Press (m/f).
JAPAN • In early January, Lintec Corp. in Japan announced the formal completion of the acquisition of UK-based Lintec Graphic Films Ltd, having met all the conditions of the offer announced on 28.11.2016.
Lintec Graphic Films is a supplier of specialist adhesive materials and films for label, graphic, print and visual communication applications.
USA • Responding to customer demand for new rubber roller solutions, Pamarco has developed four new products which they are rolling out in 2017.
GERMANY • In mid-December, Dürr Group announced the acquisition of the KBA-CleanAir section of KBA-MetalPrint GmbH. Through this purchase, Dürr is strengthening its market position in exhaust air purification technology and expanding the technology portfolio of its Clean Technology Systems environmental technology division.
Exhaust air purification systems from KBA-CleanAir are used in the printing industry, dye and paint manufacturing, surface treatment, and the chemicals industry.
ITALY • As 2016 came to an end, IMS Deltamatic strengthened its capital structure thanks to an investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. assuming a majority stake (67%) in the company that will better enable growth on a global scale.
IMS Deltamatic is a prime example of Italian industrial excellence whose value is recognised and appreciated all over the world,” commented Paolo Clerici, chairman and chief executive at Coeclerici S.p.A.