On the sidelines of the Print4All Preview in Milan, Aldo Peretti, CEO of Uteco and also President of the Italian manufacturers Association, ACIMGA took time out of his schedule to meet with Editors of Flexo &Gravure Global.
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.
Rick Huskey and Bruce Allaben of Nova Films & Foils appreciate the Vetaphone corona unit for its reliability and ease of maintenance (Source: Vetaphone)
USA • One of the US’s largest flexible packaging manufacturers, ProAmpac in late August acquired the Orlando facility from the Dutch-based Clondalkin Group. Specializing in converting, printing, die-cutting and slitting packaging materials, the Orlando plant also has expertise in lidding foils and films.
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…
Lars Keldebäk chose Flexo Wash technology to for anilox cleaning at the new Global Innovation Centre (Source, Flint Group)
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.
The Chinese printing firm, Caihua, has acquired its first CI8 offset press, that now joins a fleet of Comexi press machines (Source, Comexi)
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…
Constantia Flexible’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017 (Source, Constantia)
MEXICO • The new BOBST K5000 3650 mm (144”) wide metallizer replaces two old and inefficient metallizers. The new machine is equipped to run large diameters at high speeds while also maintaining the cool temperature of the film and protecting the barrier.
Treofan’s new BOBST K5000 vacuum metallizer installed in the company’s production plant in Mexico (Source, Bobst)
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.
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 • By combining the complementary portfolio of UV ink products from the Pataskala, Ohio-based company with Sun Chemical’s range of global resources, customers will benefit from the synergies between both companies.
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USA • The new partnership allows the companies to reach their North American ink customers faster and more efficiently while jointly providing them with technical and product support. Veritiv customers will now have access to Sun Chemical’s full range of Streamline inkjet eco solvent inks for wide format Mutoh and Roland printers, as well as super…
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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…
Ivory Coast printer Socipack has acquired another Comexi F2 MB press and other equipment (Source, Comexi)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.
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)
USA • For its August Roadshow event, the global anilox roll supplier is heading to Cincinnati, Ohio. This one-day complimentary seminar brings together professionals from across the industry to learn more about how to run operations more efficiently and effectively to remain competitive in the market. In addition, attendees will also learn how to use the…
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…
AMB’s existing facilities are too small to keep up with demand, driving the company to expand (Source, AMB)
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…
The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)