ROMANIA • Graphic Open Systems (GOS), the Brasov based distributor for a number of international manufacturing principals, picked up one of the prestigious Romanian packaging awards at a ceremony held during Pack Expo 2018 in Bucharest.
Adriana and Sebastian Boureanu of GOS with their packaging award (Source: Nick Coombes)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier recently donated six anilox rolls at a total value of US 18,000 to Fundeplast, a nonprofit flexo training foundation headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America.
Harper donated six anilox rolls to Fundeplast, a nonprofit flexo training foundation headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador (Source: Harper)
SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, has widened its presence in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Since 2014 the company has registered a consolidated increase, managing an expansion of 180% in this last year alone, an unprecedented figure for the company in this area.
Technological innovations brought about by the family of Comexi F2 MC flexo presses are one of the main factors for the extraordinary rise in market shares in Spain and Portugal (Source: Comexi
USA • The manufacturer of systems for viscosity measurement and control, offers its one-day “Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements”. Consistent measurement is vital in the success of any product and understanding viscosity is a key part to maintaining quality control.
The operation of Matthews International combines all surfaces activities under the brand Saueressig Ungricht with immediate effect. Therefore the surfaces departments of Saueressig GmbH & Co KG, Ungricht GmbH + Co KG, Wetzel GmbH, Dornbusch Engraving GmbH and Saueressig Design Studio GmbH will appear on the market under a common umbrella brand in the future.
The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) rejects the proposed ban on selected plastic products announced by the EU Commission.
ITALY • IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., an internationally recognised company active in the fields of in designing, manufacturing and trading of automatic special machineries for converting, packaging and automotive industries, announces the change of its corporate name into IMS Technologies S.p.A., with immediate effect.
THE NETHERLANDS • ABN AMRO Participaties (AAP) has reached an agreement to acquire MPS Group B.V., the parent company to MPS Systems BV, a global provider of end-to-end narrow and mid-web printing solutions, from majority shareholder Braver Investments, Oost NL and the founders of MPS.
USA/JAPAN • Reuters reported, that Xerox has abandoned a planned USD 6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings.
IRELAND • The producer of paper-based packaging is to install Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI) single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press at one of its plants in Iberia.
Smurfit Kappa will install an EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press at its plants in Spain, Portugal and Morocco (Source: EFI)
SWITZERLAND • The company has announced the official opening on 16 May 2018 of Bobst Changzhou Co. Ltd, its second production facility in China. Titled “China 4.0 – Beyond your packaging future” the formal inauguration will be followed by two days of open house events on 17 and 18 May.
3D view of the new Bobst Changzhou competence centre (Source: Bobst)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of packaging for food and beverage applications has sold its confectionary trademark portfolio to Highlander Partners, a US based investment firm.
USA • Flexible packaging firm ProAmpac has acquired Gateway Packaging Company, a US-based pet food packaging manufacturer and technical products company.
USA • The graphic arts trade association has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award, given annually to an individual who is advancing environmental awareness and action in the graphic communications industry.
Printing Industries of America has been awarded George Fuchs with the prestigious William D. Schaeffer environmental award (Source: Printing Industries of America)
USA • The Finnish manufacturer of packaging for food and drink applications has sold its confectionary trademark portfolio to Highlander Partners, a US based investment firm.