GERMANY • Flexo & Gravure Global visited the KBA-Flexotecnica stand at the K 2016 to speak with its sales and marketing manager, Dr Maria Costantino. We learn more about its new Evolam laminator, the impressions of this year’s plastics show and what innovations to expect from the company in the future.
We interview Dr Maria Costantino to learn more about the company's new Evolam laminator and more
MOROCCO • Cosmo Films will be showcasing its range of specialty packaging films, especially barrier films, at the upcoming Pack2Pack 2016– a show for packing and packaging machinery, products, materials, logistics, and services, scheduled to take place from 14 to 17 December in Casablanca.
Barrier films, packaging films and other packaging materials will be on display at the trade show in Casablanca
UKRAINE • On 28 October, 3M, in partnership with DuPont Advanced Printing Cyrel and LLC Repro Studio Dialog, Ukraine, arranged an international flexo conference, “Optimization of the technological process at the flexo printing industry: modern technologies, ways to achieve high and precise printing quality”.
The event had more than 100 participants, representatives of flexo printing industry from all regions of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, Azerbaijan and Poland
KENYA • Flexofit held its second international Flexofit Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya last month. Last year the first ever Flexofit Africa Seminar also took place in the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi.
Group picture of all participants at the Flexofit Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya October 2016
THAILAND • Xi’an Aerospace-Huayang Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd (Hy-Flexo) held a seminar and demonstration on corrugated preprinting technology in CCE South East Asia in Bangkok. During the seminar, Hy-Flexo delivered a lecture, focusing on the preprinting process and advantages of preprinting over the traditional corrugated production.
Professional personnel in corrugate industry from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and other Asian countries check the print quality
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) announces it had more than 10,000 visitors to its booth and 1,001 guests at its company headquarters in Lengerich for an in-house Expo. Positive feedback on the technological innovations and a large number of orders made the show a huge success for W&H.
The company displayed its 5-layer Varex II blown film line running the intelligent Turboclean automation module
USA • A joint open house was held by KYMC and Werthan Packaging in White House, Tennessee on 25-26 October. The event hosted more than 130 attendees between the two days, who saw the new generation of a KYMC 10-color Euroflex gearless press demonstrating machine automation for job changeover and set-up.
The Euroflex press was delivered to the plant in February 2016. A live demonstration at the open house started showed two print jobs with a changeover
ITALY • Uteco announced success at the K Show this year in terms of orders, with 10 contracts signed for a total of EUR 13 million for applications relating to flexo, rotogravure and coupling and digital.
Uteco Group presented the Multi-Purpose concept on its Mistral where on a single unit you can achieve flexibility in coating technologies
UKRAINE • The European Rotogravure Association held its 2016 Packaging & Decorative Conference on 3-5 November in Kiev with the theme “Gravure printing in transformation — Ukraine in transformation”. More than 100 attendees listened to presentations from 15 experts in their field of expertise, from socio-economics topics to technical colour management.
Left to right: Moderators of the event, James Siever of the ERA and Rebecca Watson, editor of Flexo & Gravure Global
GERMANY • Flexo & Gravure Global visited the BST eltromat stand at the K 2016 to speak with its managing director Kristian Jünke. We find our what’s new, what challenges the company sees and what innovations to expect from them in the future.
Flexo & Gravure Global editor interviewing BST eltromat’s Kristian Jünke for a new video
USA • The AIMCAL Web Slitting Technology course was held in Charlotte, North Carolina with machine demonstrations at Atlas Converting’s office where attendees got to see the Titan ER610 in action.
The attendees of the course worked with the Titan ER610 and also spoke about razor, crush/score and shear slitting technologies
UK • Smithers Pira released a report saying that global pouch packaging consumption is projected at just more than 324 billion units in 2016. It is forecast to grow during the period 2016–2021 at an annual rate of 4.7% to 407 billion units.
PHILLIPINES • Bobst announced that its roadshow in Manila on 24 August provided a good setting and opportunity for Bobst and its partners to present to the Philippines flexible packaging and label manufacturing industry the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting.
Addressing regional drivers for growth, speakers from Daetwyler Graphics and Daetwyler SwissTec, DuPont, Esko, Henkel, Macchi and Rossini spoke about their solutions as well
GERMANY • The K Show winds down today after eight days of innovations and displays for plastics and rubber. Of course, there was plenty of information for printers and converters of flexible packaging, which is why Flexo & Gravure Global was there to bring its readers the latest.
Live demonstrations were held daily of the 5-layer Varex II blown film line running its Turboclean automation module for quick resin purging and changes
MALAYSIA • The first Janoschka Innovation Day in Asia was held on 23 September at Asia-Pacific Engravers, the Janoschka subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur.
Organizer Janoschka and external speakers at the Innovation Day in Malaysia