Cheshire Anilox Technology – Installation of new ALE fibre laser

Cheshire Anilox Technology has installed a new laser in order to have a greater range of engravings (Source: Cheshire Anilox Technology)
UK • The manufacturer of laser engraved ceramic anilox rollers Cheshire Anilox Technology has installed a new ALE fibre laser. The new laser is equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lines per inch. The new machine will allow the Manchester based company to…

Zeller+Gmelin – No bisphenol A in new UV flexo ink series

Quality control for printing inks in the laboratory using a proof printing device (Source: Zeller+Gmelin)
GERMANY • The low-migration UV-flexo printing inks of the Uvaflex FCM-Y81-series offer a high degree of migration safety and feature low odour. Moreover, the formulation of the new ink series completely dispenses with BPA-containing raw materials. They are therefore particularly suitable for the printing of labels, folding boxes and flexible packaging in the food sector. The…

Esko – Crystal XPS exposure unit receives 2017 FTA Technical Innovation Award

(Left to right): Joe Tuccitto and Shelley Rubin, FTA, with Pascal Thomas and Rory Marsoun (Esko) during the awards ceremony (Source: Esko)
USA • The company received the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Technical Innovation Award in the category of prepress-graphics for the Crystal XPS exposure unit. The award was announced at the FTA’s Annual Forum gala awards banquet, April 30 in Phoenix, AZ and accepted on behalf of Esko by Pascal Thomas, Esko Director Flexo Business and Rory…

BASF – Cooperation with HP Indigo for water-based adhesive solutions

GERMANY • The company has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the ElectroInk process. BASF claims that its water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative toBeside a lower carbon footprint, these systems provide increased…

Comexi North America – Olof Buelens appointed as vice president

(From left to right): Vitaly Norkin, Olof Buelens and Cory Heiden (all Comexi North America) during the recent FTA forum and Info*Flex event (Source: G&K TechMedia)
USA • During the current Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) annual forum and Info*Flex event in Phoenix, AZ, The company revealed the appointment of Olof Buelens as vice president of Comexi North America Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and service of packaging machinery and has a wide knowledge of the entire…

Polymount – FTA 2017 “Sustainability Excellence Award” received

Polymount president Jan W Boers receives the FTA’s Sustainability Excellence Award from Dr Doreen Monteleone, who chairs FTA’s sustainability advisory group, on Sunday April 30 at the FTA Annual Banquet & Awards Program (Source: G&K TechMedia)
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)’s Sustainability Excellence Award is given to companies for exceptional efforts in developing innovative, processes, products and management approaches that have had a positive impact on the three mainstays of sustainability – people, planet and profit. This year, FTA Polymount International as well as Canadian firm Artcraft Label Inc. and…

Constantia Flexibles – Responding to megatrends at Interpack 2017

Constantia Flexibles Logo
AUSTRIA • “Urbanization, sustainability, changing demographics, brand protection, responsibility and globalization – those are the six megatrends that Constantia Flexibles will be focusing on at Interpack this year,” explains the company’s CEO Alexander Baumgartner. At this year’s Interpack packaging trade fair held from May 4 – 10, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany, Constantia will demonstrate how current…

Infoflex 2017 – Expanded solutions theater at FTA’s Annual Forum

Infoflex 2017 logo
USA • In the run up to Infoflex 2017, the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) largest exhibition of the year, organizers have announced the expansion of their Solutions Theater symposium. The two-day production of intensive networking and learning activities and side-by-side comparisons of the latest technologies is designed to enhance exhibit goers’ learning experiences.

Bobst Italia – Gravure innovation and sustainability at open house

Bobst Italia will demonstrate new gravure printing platforms at an open house (Source, Bobst)
ITALY • “Extending the scope, new technology for gravure”, is the slogan for the technology forum and open house event that will take place at Bobst Italia in San Giorgio Monferrato on 11 – 12 May 2017. Held in the company’s centre of excellence for web-fed gravure, lamination and coating technologies, the event will be the…

ESWE FLEX Walzen – A magnum bottle of champagne for the winning three

Andre Büning, Rossini, (middle) was visibly moved by the magnum bottle of champagne. Michael Steggemann, responsible for marketing and sales (left) and Levent Uyar, sales manager (both ESWE Walzen)
GERMANY • During the Proflex 2017 event in Stuttgart, the meeting point of the German flexo industry, the company ESWE FLEX Walzen organised a competition at their stand. This was met with huge interest among the event participants but to gain a winning position required a sharp eye and substantial expert knowledge. The challenge was…