In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018.
SWITZERLAND/GERMANY • Lüscher Technologies developed the new Multi Resolution Optics FleXtreme! for their digital imaging system line XPose! FlexLine 330 and 360.
The new Multi Resolution Optics FleXtreme! is now available for the digital imaging system line XPose! FlexLine 330 and 360 (Source: Lüscher Technologies)
UK • The EFIA Industry Awards Gala Dinner is the night in the flexo calendar to celebrate flexo print quality, efficiency, innovation, technical development and sustainability.
David Galton, sales director for Asahi Photoproducts has been awarded “Outstanding Contribution to the Flexo Industry” for his activities in the field of photopolymer flexo plate solutions
(Source: G&K TechMedia)
JAPAN • The film manufacturer has collaborated with packaging manufacturer, Bio4Pack, to create a plastic-free compostable crisp pack for German organic crisps producer, myChipsbox.
Futamure cooperated with Bio4Pack and created a plastic-free compostable crisp pack
USA • The company has invested in a Laserlox anilox roll cleaning system from Eaglewood Technologies.
Laserlox Systems sustainable anilox cleaning solutions use laser technology and are suitable for all segments of flexo printing
[Source: Laserlox Systems]
ITALY • As of mid-March, already 2656 exhibitors from 54 countries and 126,585 square metres have been confirmed three months before the event. Therefore, expectations are growing for “The Innovation Alliance”, the new trade fair concept, which will take place from 29 May to 1 June 2018 at Fiera Milano.
ITALY • During the upcoming Print4All show in Milan, Bobst will present a number of solutions for the flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated board industries.
The Bobst RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • At the upcoming Print4All show in Milan, the company will exhibit its R98X gravure press for packaging and specialties printing.
The Cerutti R98X gravure press for packaging and specialties printing will be on display at the upcoming Print4All show (Source: Cerutti)
USA • The anilox roll supplier announced its participation as an exhibitor at the upcoming Converters Expo, which will be held 17-18 April 2018 at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, WI.
GERMANY • Two new K5 Smart XXL engraving units for gravure printing cylinder have been installed at the decor print shop Interprint in Arnsberg.
Following successful completion of the beta test, a second K5 Smart XXL was installed at Interprint Group in 2017
(Souce: Hell Gravure Systems)
ITALY • Omet will be among the protagonists at the Print4All exposition in Milan, with an innovative integrated hybrid press (Hall 18 Stand E16-F15).
The new Omet XJet inline hybrid flexo press provided with a Tau RSC digital inkjet group who will be introduced during Print4All 2018 in Milan (Source: Omet)
THE NETHERLANDS • The Twinlock product division from the company Polymount with headquarters in Nijkerk becomes a 100% subsidiary of tesa SE.
Samples of soft, medium and hard Twinlock sleeves (Source: tesa)
SWITZERLAND • Core 100/760 is a newly launched EB curing system for finishing of flexible packaging and label substrates printed on an HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
Core 100/760 is a new EB curing system for the finishing of flexible packaging and label substrates printed on an HP Indigo 20000 digital press (Source: ebeam Technologies)
With more countries likely to adopt plain packaging legislation as a next step in anti-tobacco policies, tobacco companies need to find avenues beyond packaging to ensure brand influence over a long term, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
AUSTRIA • To strengthen its position in the sector of premium packaging for the confectionary and tea market, the company acquired several respective manufacturers from the Clondalkin Group.