USA • Yellowstone Plastics announced it has purchased a new KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XG 10-colour press, a first from the company. The new press is scheduled to arrive at its facility in Idaho Falls, ID after the first of the year and be operational in early 2017.
(Left to right) Michael Hunter, COO of Volm Companies / Yellowstone Plastics; and Daniel Mueller, president and CEO of Volm Companies are excited about the investment in a new KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XG 10-colour press
GERMANY • Janoschka announced that it has invested in the Cellaxy C500 Direct Laser by Hell Gravure Systems. The installation at Janoschka’s largest production site in Kippenheim is scheduled for the autumn.
ITALY • Uteco announced that in June it has completed the installation of its rotogravure machine, Next 450, designed for short and medium runs with fast job changes at GPS S.p.A.
The new press has a patented ventilation and drying system named Cube System
SWEDEN • Stora Enso announced it will invest EUR 6.6 million in its corrugated packaging business with a new corrugated cutting machine with high-quality printing in the Jönköping factory and a smaller upgrade of the cutting system in the Skene factory.
USA • Pamarco has been spending much of this year celebrating its 70th anniversary, which started with its rebranding transition, in which it dropped the global graphics element of its name to be known just as Pamarco. It also debuted a new logo, incorporating the CMYK colours.
Pamarco headquarters in New Jersey in the 1950s
SOUTH KOREA n Asian manufacturer of wide web converting technology Sung An Machinery (SAM) has specified Vetaphone corona technology for the solution coating line at its newly opened test lab facility in Seoul.
SAM chose a Vetaphone VE1-F corona treater unit for its test lab facility in Seoul
GERMANY • Buergofol, a manufacturer and converter of flexible films, rigid films, other food packaging films and other applications, announced it has invested EUR 6 million in both its printing and extrusion sectors.
USA • Overwraps Packaging announced today that it will change its name to Overwraps Flexibles as it also changes its logo and will commission a new, 10-colour flexographic Comexi press. The company also recently installed a new solventless adhesive laminator and three new high-speed duplex slitters.
The updated company logo
FINLAND • Amerplast, a bag converter and flexible packaging manufacturer, purchased a Bobst 20SIX CS flexographic printing machine, the company announced, and plans to install the machine at the company’s factory in Tampere. The investment follows the 2015 installation of a Miraflex printing machine at the company’s Polish factory in Grodzisk Mazowiecki.
UK • The Milton Keynes-based ID Machinery Ltd announced it has taken over of Quma Systems, one of the corrugated industry’s supplier of glue systems. Quma systems confirms this move on its website, which announced it would be moving from the south coast to Milton Keynes during the month of August.
ITALY • Valco Melton, a supplier of adhesive dispensing equipment and quality assurance systems to the converting industries, has acquired Italian-based Ero, S.r.l.
GERMANY • KBA announced that the second quarter of 2016 had strong order figures, revenue and earnings, as well as a successful drupa. Group order intake from April to June was up 17.2% year-on-year, although the EUR 352.5 million only contained about one-third of the orders placed at the trade show.
Group order intake was 1.9% higher than the previous year. Revenue increased over the same period by 29.7% and order backlog rose 7%
USA • API Group announces that it has completed the acquisition of Hazen Paper Company’s Paperboard Lamination facilities and business in Osgood, Indiana. The acquisition will allow API to provide combined foils and laminate offerings globally, the company said.
USA • MacDermid announced it hosted a two-day training for its graphics solutions sales staff with Esko in the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was to train its North American sales and technical service teams on Esko’s products.
USA • Sun Chemical announced it opened a new coatings lab in its New Jersey research and development facility. The 1,022 sqm (11,000 sqft) investment features equipment and analytical support for studying migration, adhesion, permeability and other performance-related coating phenomena.