SPAIN • Christmas came early for Comexi when company officials learned that the group would soon receive the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) WorldStar Award 2017 for the firm’s innovative combination of their Cingular Laser technology and lamination in register techniques.
Comexi received the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) WorldStar Award 2017 for the combination of their Cingular Laser technology and lamination in register techniques.
SWITZERLAND • The company is currently assuming for 2017 stable sales comparing with 2016, thus slightly exceeding CHF 1.40 billion (EUR 1.31 billion) and an EBIT margin also similar to 2016 reaching around 7%. For 2016, Bobst Group is currently expecting, according to the announcement dated 11 November, sales slightly exceeding CHF 1.40 billion, a higher…
USA • Hybrid Software announced it has won its largest order since its formation. The order has been placed by Shanxi Yuncheng Plate Making Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of gravure cylinders, employing around 10,000 people at 75 productions sites, many of which are in China.
CANADA • Toronto-based flexible packaging manufacturer Covertech Flexible packaging is investing USD 10 million to increase its capacity and bring in the latest technology in equipment.
ITALY • In September, the Italian flexo and gravure printing press manufacturer Uteco organised the Flex So Good event with suppliers and printers at its headquarters in Colognola ai Colli. Several companies including 3M Italy, Prades, Sun Chemical, Simec Group, Rossini, Asahi Photoproducts, Camis, I&C/Gama and Grafikontrol participated in the event.
Technicians demonstrate a job changeover of Onyx XS Eco One with EB curing
THAILAND • In Southeast Asia the demand for high-quality food packaging is rising constantly. A.J. Plast had the very first BOPA line in Thailand, the first PA line with twin screw technology, and a variety of oriented PA films in the region, according to the company.
Left to right: Contract signing during K 2016
USA • Sonoco announced it will invest USD 20 million in the development of a new packaging centre to support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation.
USA • Sun Chemical will be honored with a Frost & Sullivan Award for its SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings during Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Best Practices Awards Gala on 11 January 2017 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.
ITALY • Grafikontrol announced that next year’s plans include the creation of a demo centre at the Pennsylvania office, where American customers will be invited to watch demonstrations of its control systems on the print simulator.
Grafikontrol sales director and partner Paolo De Grandis said the company has had a 10% year-on-year increase over the past two years in the U.S.
FRANCE • Vianord Engineering, suppliers of flexographic plate-making systems for conventional and digital plates, announced it has developed and introduced the new Evo 3 ELF New and EDLF New. They are intend to make any existing combined exposure, dryer and light finisher units obsolete; irrespectively of the brand or the manufacturer, the company said.
The Evo 3 EDLF New consists of an exposure section, a 4-drawer dryers and light finisher
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, which is part of the of Comexi’s CTec, announced it will expand its training offer for 2017. The Comexi CTec will offer a new Advanced Lamination course in German and a slitting course in English, as well as a new gravure course in Spanish.
Nearly 600 professionals have been trained with the Comexi CTec courses. The University of Girona accredits all sessions as specialization courses with a diploma
SWEDEN • Marvaco, together with Anilox Laser Technologies (Alt) and Polywest, have made a donation to flexo printing to the Brobygrafiska school in Sunne. The donated banded anilox roller is designed to give information about the development of ultra-high definition flexo printing, e.g. 100 l/cm (254 lpi).
Marvaco team together with the Brobygrafiska team and students
UK • Rexson announced the purchase of Vale-Tech Ltd. This was part of a planned succession to allow Vale-Tech to continue its growth and development as part of a bigger group, the company said.
Vale-Tech predominantly supplies ink dispensing equipment in the narrow web, offset, paste and UV liquid sectors
UK • Food packaging will grow at a faster rate than the overall packaging market from 2016 to 2021, at 3.0% CAGR in real value and print area.
USA • DG press signed a cooperation agreement with Total Optimum Production LLC in the USA (TOP) to improve its service for the large VSOP owners in the USA. The addition of TOP will close the gap between Europe and America with faster response times to service calls and no more excess time difference, the…