Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica – “With water-based inks ready for the future”
ITALY • Labelled “With water-based inks ready for the future”, the manufacturer of cutting-edge flexo presses for the printing of flexible packaging substrates hosted an open house event on 15th and 16th of November at its headquarters in Tavazzano. About 300 industry experts from 20 countries around the world participated at this event.
Following the welcome by new CEO Dr Peter Lechner, the event schedule comprised presentation by SunChemical on ““The water based inks and their role in the future”, by Pamarco on “The newest developments of anilox rollers”, and by BST eltromat International on “The advanced inspection system”.
Rounding up these special presentations, the participants of the event had the chance to experience two print demonstrations of the new Evo XD CI flexo press. Provided with up to 10 print stations, this machine is aimed to perform with high productivity even with very short print runs. Suitable for films, paper and board the Evo XD model is highly versatile as it can be equipped with in-line flexo or gravure downstream units for either in-line continuous or patterned printing. The press also offers units for the application of varnishes, coatings, cold seal, wax or PVC coating. Gerd Bergmann, the new member of the editorial team of Flexo & Gravure Global, took this opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with Claus Bolza-Schünemann, CEO of Koenig & Bauer AG and Dr Peter Lechner. A comprehensive article on the event and also the full interview will be published in issue 1-2018 of Flexo & Gravure Global.