Celplast – Offers metalized film replacements

Celplast offers metalized film substitutes for Chinese aluminum foils (Source, Celplast)
CANADA • Since the US Department of Commerce investigation on Chinese aluminum foil imports have now resulted in preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 96% to 162%, on top of preliminary countervailing duties in the range of 16% to 81%, the aluminum foil market has been impacted and many converters are looking for new products for their…

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – present RGB printing process at PCD 2018

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag have developed a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments that they will present at the PCD trade fair in Paris (Source, PCD)
GERMANY • As part of a joint development project, Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – all suppliers to the packaging industry – have worked together on a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments. From January 31 to February 1, 2018, they will now present their new developments at the Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics &…

Temkin – Installs PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them (Source, PCMC)
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Temkin International, a flexible film packager located in Payson, Utah, has completed its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner. Formerly known as the Graphbury laser anilox cleaner, the Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them by vaporizing…

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging – Welcomes first female engineering apprentice

Lauren Stone, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury’s first female engineer, has joined the company on a three-year apprenticeship (Source, Clondalkin)
UK • The die-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has appointed Lauren Stone as an Engineering Apprentice. She joins the company on a three-year apprenticeship and is the company’s first female engineer. Working on a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance – EME Engineered Systems (Pathway E) Advanced Apprenticeship,…
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Arteks – Cuts ink waste with GSE Colorsat Compact system

The GSE Colorsat Compact High ink dispensing system installed at Arteks, St. Petersburg, Russia (Source, GSE)
The NETHERLANDS • The Russian wallcovering manufacturer, Arteks, has installed a Colorsat compact high ink dispensing system from GSE Dispensing in order to better ensure repeatable quality, instant availability of water-based gravure colours in high volumes, and minimise waste at its new, rapidly expanding St. Petersburg plant. The installation is GSE’s 100th in Russia. Originally a…
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W&H – Over 1000 installations of the Turboclean Advanced E

W&H claims Turboclean is able to optimize the inking unit and allow the ink to be changed more quickly (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • With over 1,000 systems already integrated into central cylinder machines worldwide, W&H has recently upgraded and supplemented the Turboclean Advanced with a new variant, the E, which features low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 units have already been sold since the Drupa 2016, which the company claims is further proof of the high interest in…

Apex International – Customers earn many flexo print awards

Apex International manufactures anilox technology used worldwide (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • Towards the end of 2017, Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. In the EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars contests, judges evaluated and judged the finest submissions in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial…

Water-based cleaning system for anilox rollers

The enpurex cleaning innovation is a physical cleaning principle which works in three steps: 1 = Infiltration and diffusion into the ink layer, 2 = Fragmentation of ink and 3 = Removal after a water rinse.
This article describes a cleaning system (enpurex from bubbles & beyond) for anilox rollers and gravure cylinders tested under laboratory and field conditions by the Leipzig University of Applied Science at the recently established HTWK’s faculty iP³ Leipzig (Institute of Printing, Processing and Packaging, Leipzig/D).

SAM – Frank Schäfer in as new director of sales and marketing

Frank Schäfer has assumed the position of SAM’s new director of sales and marketing (Source, SAM)
KOREA • The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Schäfer. With over 25 years of professional experience in the global sales of complex and customized machinery, before joining SAM, he worked for nearly 20 years at Kroenert in various functions related to sales, the last as sales director new products. Before that, he…
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Cerutti – Finding success in Southeast Asia

Cerutti has made significant inroads in the growing Indonesian printing markets, selling machines to Plasindo Lestari and several other firms last year (Source, Cerutti)
INDONESIA • After beginning a successful relationship in 2012 with two eight and nine colour R981 Cerutti machines, Plasindo Lestari chose to purchase two additional new nine colour rotogravure model R98X air-chuck machines in 2017. Both are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2018 to its printing plant in Cikampek, Indonesia. The second…

Zecher – Establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA

Daetwyler’s North Carolina-based North American headquarters will be the launching point for the company’s partnership with Zecher (Source, Zecher)
GERMANY • The company has developed a partnership with Daetwyler, a manufacturer of premium doctor blades, that will also help supply customers in the United States and Canada with Zecher anilox rollers. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This…