USA • A new company, Epac has been launched to focus on the growing short-run, multiple SKU, quick-turn flexible packaging market. A joint partnership between Arion Partners and Emerald Packaging, the company announced it would begin operations in Madison, Wisconsin in April.
POLAND • Lesko Engineering company announced its flexography industry solutions are available in all countries under the Lesko Engineering brand name. The company announced expansion of its global sales network based on authorized dealers operating in particular markets. It said that all contracts with present customers, as well as orders being already completed, remain in force.
GERMANY • Erhardt+Leimer held its annual conference on 22 January at the Chamber of Commerce and Trade in Augsburg and announced it has experienced steady growth since 2009. The company reported a turnover of about EUR 160 million in 2015, representing growth of 10%.
Guest speaker Hansjörg Durz during his presentation at the annual E+L conference
UK • Unilever announced it sends no non-hazardous waste to landfills across more than 600 sites, in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices. Unilever said it aims to achieve zero waste across the value chain, which has provided a strong business case for sustainability.
USA • On the heels of American Roller Company’s early January announcement of acquiring Nordson’s Xaloy DuraShell and EquaTherm chill roll product lines, the company announced the acquisition of C.R.E.W located in Oshkosh, WI, a manufacturer of custom rollers and custom converting equipment. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The C.R.E.W acquisition adds engineering…
LUXEMBOURG • Flint Group announced it issued a binding offer to Siegwerk Druckfarben to acquire its web offset business. This offer includes the transfer of all technical expertise and product portfolios relating to Siegwerk’s Heatset and Newsink product lines.
LATIN AMERICA • The Flint Group Flexographic Products’ sales team wound down its Latin American roadshow to promote its new flexo printing plate, nyloflex FTF Digital, in December 2015.
Visitors are introduced to the new printing plate nyloflex FTF
SPAIN • Comexi and Esko have strengthened their partnership. Both companies collaborate with Comexi’s “Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre” to train and certify Comexi staff to help them transition from a press sale to a solutions sale.
Comexi and Esko have strengthened their partnership with “Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre”
USA • The new Cyrel Easy flexographic printing plate technology platform simplifies the prepress process by building the flat top digital dot directly into the plate. The Cyrel Fast thermal and solvent platemaking system efficiency and consistency is increased by removing the flat top dot processing step and its associated cost.
DuPont Cyrel Easy is a new
flexographic printing plate