FTA – Fall Conference showcases innovation and best practices

Jazmin Siancas, Harper’s Marketing & Event Coordinator and the rest of the Harper America team staffs their booth at this year’s FTA Fall Conference in St. Louis (Source: G&K TechMedia)
From October 9-11, a group of 350 flexographers and industry insiders gathered at the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 in downtown St. Louis, MO, directly across from the storied Arch, celebrating the “Gateway to the American West.” This year’s event, appropriately themed “the Gateway to Technology,” delivered industry-trending education and many networking opportunities.

Siegwerk – Acquisition of Van Son Liquids to strengthen water-based ink business

Piet Deceunynck, regional sales director Central and North Europe, Business Unit Paper & Board und Wim van Mastrigt, former managing director Van Son Liquids shown together with his new colleagues from Siegwerk (Source: Siegwerk)
GERMANY • The supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase Van Son Liquids located in Hilversum, Netherlands. The family-owned company manufactures water-based flexo and gravure printing inks for more than 25 years.

Windmöller & Hölscher – 500th Miraflex sold

W&H sales director South Asia Gerhard Schoone (left) and W&H sales director Thomas Lengenberg (right) celebrate the deal together with Asghar Abbas, head of packaging at Packages Limited (2nd from left), W&H director Peter Steinbeck (3rd from left) and Numan Noor , business unit manager folding carton at Packages Limited (Source: W&H)
GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.

Acucote – Winding technology for tailor-made product solutions

Acucote’s newest RMAP rewinder from Martin Automatic rewinds siliconised rolls of film, paper and paperboard—and even supports the dryer of the coating line (Source: Nick Coombes)
USA • Established 30 years ago and still under family ownership, Acucote Inc. of Graham, North Carolina has five regional slitting and distribution plants around the US and currently employs 140 people including a national sales network.

Pack Print International – Record success with biggest turn-out

With 17,452 visitors from 59 countries and 300 exhibitors from 25 countries this year’s International Packaging and Printing Exhibition was a record-breaking event (Source: Messe Düsseldorf Asia)
THAILAND • The 6th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, which took place 18-21 September at Bangkok, welcomed a record-breaking 17,452 visitors from 59 countries this year from a wide range of end-user industries.