SPAIN • The supplier of solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting sector, strength its strategic alliance with Universal Packaging Company (Pvt) Ltd. and International Packaging Films (Pvt) Ltd., the two leading sister companies in Pakistan.
(Left to right:) (Von links nach rechts:) Fran Perez, Comexi area manager with Naveed Godil, CEO of Universal Packaging Company and International Packaging Films. (Source: Comexi)
USA • The non-profit corporation dedicated to providing flexo press operators and others in the flexo industry hands-on training was honored to take home the Gold award for the College Student Category of Flexographic Technical Association’s 2018 Excellence in Flexography awards.
Student Aaron Pitt (Computype) from Flexographic Tech’s 12-week press operator course produced the award-winning card. (Source: Flexographic Tech)
POLAND • The manufacturer and distributor of household disposable products, CeDo, has made an investment in corona treatment technology from Danish company, Vetaphone.
(Left to right:) Mariusz Ruciński and Andrzej Majewski (both CeDo) in front of one of the company’s Vetaphone corona systems (Source: Nick Coombes)
USA • Prestige-Pak Inc of Fond du Lac has installed a new Fusion C CI flexo press.
The PCMC Fusion C CI flexo pressas installed at Prestige-Pak (Source: PCMC)
USA • Baldwin Technology Company has reached an agreement with Quad/Graphics Inc. to acquire the intellectual property rights for the Digital Ink System. Baldwin provides process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging, textile and corrugated industries.
(Left to right:) John Woolley, Herman Gnuechtel and Brent Becker (all Baldwin Technology) with Karl Fritchen (QuadTech) (Source: Baldwin Technologies)
FRANCE • The company is expanding its factory in Bron near Lyon and will open a new competence center in 2018. The construction of this new facility spanning 2,000 square metres, began in October 2017.
(Left to right:) Emmanuel Roquet, president of Bobst Lyon and Adrien Fournier, project manager (Source: Bobst)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier has achieved certification to ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.
AUSTRIA • The Group has invested a single-digit million euro amount in a new duplex multi-technology laminator at its Durban, South African-based subsidiary Constantia Afripack.
Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
GERMANY • In 2017, manufacturer of machinery and converting equipment for the production of flexible packaging, expanded its leading market position in all three of its product areas: extrusion, printing and converting.
(From left to right:) The Board of the W&H Group: Dr. Jürgen Vutz, managing partner and CEO; Peter Steinbeck, managing partner and chief sales officer; and Theodor Determann, chief financial officer. (Source: W&H)
USA n John O’Grady, current president of the consumer and film division and former general manager of world-wide sales for print systems division, has become President of this division. O’Grady will replace Brad Kruchten who is retiring after 36 years with Kodak.
John O’Grady has become president of Kodak’s print systems division (Source: Kodak)
USA • Company President Lee Kluttz has received the Clemson/Treadaway Commitment to Progress award during Clemson’s 27th Annual Department of Graphic Communications Honor & Awards Banquet on March 28, 2018.
Harper president Lee Kluttz has received the Clemson/Treadaway Commitment to Progress award (Source: Harper)
USA • The global packaging manufacturer has entered into an agreement with Montreal, Canada-based TC Transcontinental to sell the company’s Americas packaging business for USD 1.32 billion, in an all-cash deal.
Flint’s paper & board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the eXact spectrophotometer and NetProfiler software to meet colour management needs.
ITALY • Both companies invite guests to experience the closed material loop of PET first-hand from 28 to 31 May 2018. Washed post-consumer PET bottle flakes will be recycled live at the Amut headquarters in Novara, Italy, to make food contact grade thermoforming sheet in a direct process.
Michael Buchberger, sales manager, and Christoph Wöss, business development manager, in front of the Vacurema in the production hall at Erema (Source: Erema)
Initially released in 1997, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) 6.0 is the sixth major revision of this publication. It is designed to provide all members of the flexo supply chain with the technical information needed to produce high-quality and consistent print results. FIRST is a set of specifications, not standards. When followed, these…