Vetaphone – Nova Films & Foils chooses Danish corona technology

Rick Huskey and Bruce Allaben of Nova Films & Foils appreciate the Vetaphone corona unit for its reliability and ease of maintenance (Source: Vetaphone)
USA – Located in Bedford, OH, Nova Films & Foils offers a customised coating and converting service to industries as diverse as graphic arts to electronics and industrial markets. Currently, more than 70% of the output of the company and its 13-strong workforce is customised work.

Flint Group – Chooses Flexo Wash for its Global Innovation Centre

Lars Keldebäk chose Flexo Wash technology to for anilox cleaning at the new Global Innovation Centre (Source, Flint Group)
SWEDEN • The recently opened Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmo, Sweden, is an initiative by Flint to provide an unrivalled test facility for the printing industry. Set up as an academic environment in which every day commercial practices can be trialled and analysed, it is home to a state-of-the-art water based research and development lab…

Caihua – Acquires new Comexi CI8 offset press

The Chinese printing firm, Caihua, has acquired its first CI8 offset press, that now joins a fleet of Comexi press machines (Source, Comexi)
SPAIN • The Chinese firm has just acquired a new Comexi CI8 offset press which joins a fleet of Comexi’s laminators and slitters at its headquarters in near Shanghai. Though this is Caihua’s first offset printing press, three years ago the company acquired three other Spainish-made Comexi machines as well.

Constantia Flexibles – Wins German Packaging Award 2017 for sustainability

Constantia Flexible’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017 (Source, Constantia)
AUSTRIA • Created by using a recently developed hot-embossing technology, the company’s new CompresSeal film won the prestigious award’s Sustainability 2017 prize. With a higher seal integrity than standard polyethylene, according to Constantia, it weighs up to 30% less, while still having the same thickness as standard packaging. Additionally, it ensures not only tighter packs, but…

Dominion Packaging – Taking flexo printing to new speeds

The 55-inch, 10-color Tresu Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters provided by Flint Group (Source, Flint)
USA • To produce folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA has chosen to develop new technology using a flexo press operation capable of replacing jobs that were previously printed on both gravure and offset presses.

Socipack – African printer acquires new Comexi F2 flexo press, other equipment

Ivory Coast printer Socipack has acquired another Comexi F2 MB press and other equipment (Source, Comexi)
IVORY COAST • Reflective of the growing packaging sector in emerging markets, through this acquisition, Socipack has reinforced its position in Ivory Coast and throughout the continent as one of the fastest growing companies in the flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Beyond the new F2 MB flexo press, the acquistion includes a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi…

Westpak Oy Ab – Awarded Europe’s first EGP partnership certificate

From L to R: Marko Valkamo, production and development director, Marvaco Oy; Ville Riitahaara, prepress manager, Westpak Oy Ab; Jonas Skuthälla, managing director, Westpak Oy Ab; Vesa Mäkilä, prepress specialist, Westpak Oy Ab; Tomi Havia, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy; Tapio Alanko, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy (Source, Marvaco)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.

AMB – Solventless printing, Multivac packaging catalysts for second plant

AMB’s existing facilities are too small to keep up with demand, driving the company to expand (Source, AMB)
ITALY • Being constructed alongside the existing general headquarters, the new facility will be used for the manufacture of layered plastic films for the food sector as well as logistics and some administrative offices. Situated in San Daniele del Friuli, in northeastern Italy near Udine in a region famous for its Prosciutto ham and other fruits…

Vetaphone – Second corona unit installed by Worthen, will others follow?

The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…