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Tropic Plastic & Packaging – Investment in Comexi technologies enhances production

Tropic Plastics and Packaging, based in South Africa, has recently installed a new Comexi F2 MB flexographic press (Source: Comexi)
South Africa • The plastic packaging company located near Durban is well positioned to take advantage of new requirements and developments in the African flexible packaging markets thanks to its investment, innovation and production strategy developed with Comexi technologies. A family-owned company with almost 50 years of experience, they have recently installed a new Comexi F2…

Kendall Packaging – Adds 10c Miraflex II AM Press in expanded printing facility

Kendall Packaging installed a new Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex II AM press in the company’s recently expanded Pittsburg, Kansas facility (Source: W&H)
USA • Kendall Packaging has completed the expansion of its Pittsburg, KS plant with the installation of a 10c Miraflex II AM press from Windmöller & Hölscher. The new press is just one part of a USD 10 million expansion that added 59,000 sqft filled with state-of-the-art machinery, including solvent-free laminating and slitting, to the existing…
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Helio Service Ahaus – New electroplating machines successfully put into operation

HSA’s new Rotoplater Classic Line started operations at Interprint, near Moscow, in January of 2018 (Source: HAS)
RUSSIA • Enabling the copperplating and chroming of gravure cylinders, the Rotoplater Classic Line started operating at the decor printer, Interprint, beginning in January 2018 at the company’s plant in Yegoryevsk near Moscow. The features of the chrome tank include that its completely made of titanium. The Copper, Dechroming and Degreasing tanks are made of polypropylene….
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Bobst – Claims the AluBond process is a breakthrough in high metal adhesion

Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…