Michelman – Innovation Centre for Coatings incubator opens in India

Michelman plans to help shape the future of packaging in India (Source: Michelman)
USA • Located in central Mumbai, the Centre is designed to allow all members of the packaging value chain to participate in the design and production of sustainable packaging. Backed by over 70 years of water-based coating expertise, and outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment, the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coating (MICC) is strategically designed for fast…

Shin Han – Chooses Vetaphone to help boost export drive

Yong Wan Kim, managing director at Shin Han, chose Vetaphone to help the company develop its sales in Europe and North America (Source: Shin Han)
SOUTH KOREA • Established in 1981 by CEO Mr Jae-Gil Yoo, Shin Han has expanded to become a supplier of complete extrusion and laminating lines. Initially specialising in cast extrusion before moving into lamination in 1984, the company also began to manufacture rotogravure printing presses in 1987 and exported its first machine in the early 90s…

Koenig & Bauer – Widens financial resources to fund expansion

Koenig & Bauer’s expanded credit line will enable the company to investment in new products for two-piece can and corrugated printing (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
GERMANY • With the signing of the contract for a syndicated credit facility, Koenig & Bauer has completed a further step towards reinforcing its stability and financial strength. The printing press manufacturer is also widening its financial scope for stepping up its profitable growth and for utilising strategic options. In addition to a guarantee facility of…

Apex International – Local service in the UK strengthened with Draychem

Mike Lines is the managing director of Draychem (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • A supplier of eco-friendly chemicals and anilox roll cleaning services for nearly 30 years, Draychem will help provide a more complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain claims Apex. Draychem is also now the appointed Apex agent in Ireland for sales of anilox rolls/sleeves and glue sets….

Uflex to display Fully Automatic Co-Extrusion Laminator at PLASTINDIA 2018

Uflex will be featuring its co-extrusion lamination machine at this year’s PLASTINDIA running from 7 to 12 February in Ahmedabad (Source, Uflex)
INDIA • Extrusion Lamination is becoming increasingly popular due to the alleviation of solvents and compounds used in adhesives. This rules out white base ink-printing of the ensuing laminate by using master-batch in the extrudate that renders it white thereby bringing immense cost savings to the convertor. According to Uflex this also enhances bond strength while…

Bobst – Speedwave 2 bolsters printer Printwell’s bottom line in the Philippines

Left to right: La Rosa Olive, division manager, supply chain Printwell, Yam Robert, president of Printwell and Gaudry Erick, product sales manager, Bobst (Source, Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • The folding cartons market in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region is forecast to rise from US $2.8 billion in 2016 to US $4.9 billion (EUR €2.3 to EUR €4.01 billion) by the end of 2024, as the countries in the region experience significant industrial growth. The Philippines was the 10th fastest…

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – present RGB printing process at PCD 2018

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag have developed a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments that they will present at the PCD trade fair in Paris (Source, PCD)
GERMANY • As part of a joint development project, Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – all suppliers to the packaging industry – have worked together on a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments. From January 31 to February 1, 2018, they will now present their new developments at the Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics &…

Temkin – Installs PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them (Source, PCMC)
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Temkin International, a flexible film packager located in Payson, Utah, has completed its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner. Formerly known as the Graphbury laser anilox cleaner, the Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them by vaporizing…

Cerutti – Finding success in Southeast Asia

Cerutti has made significant inroads in the growing Indonesian printing markets, selling machines to Plasindo Lestari and several other firms last year (Source, Cerutti)
INDONESIA • After beginning a successful relationship in 2012 with two eight and nine colour R981 Cerutti machines, Plasindo Lestari chose to purchase two additional new nine colour rotogravure model R98X air-chuck machines in 2017. Both are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2018 to its printing plant in Cikampek, Indonesia. The second…

Zecher – Establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA

Daetwyler’s North Carolina-based North American headquarters will be the launching point for the company’s partnership with Zecher (Source, Zecher)
GERMANY • The company has developed a partnership with Daetwyler, a manufacturer of premium doctor blades, that will also help supply customers in the United States and Canada with Zecher anilox rollers. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This…