USA • Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA), a distributor of flexo supplies in the USA and Asahi Photoproducts with regard to platemaking equipment.
Omar Abuaita, CEO of Gateway Packaging Company (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
LUXEMBOURG • The company acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy, a manufacturer and distributer of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe.
(Left to right): Kim Melander, vice president & general manager EMEA and global strategy, paper & board with Nicola Mellon, CEO of Eston Chimica (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • The supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging, has confirmed Apex International to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom.
Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed Apex to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom (Source: Apex)
Messe Nürnberg, the orgnisers of the annually held FachPack show for packaging, processing and technology, publishes packaging related articles at irregular intervals. The second one deals with sustainable packaging.
Sven Sängerlaub, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (Source: Fraunhofer Institute IVV)
SPAIN • The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine goes a step beyond Comexi’s Dual Laminator which is the group’s top seller and in the past three years has doubled the sales of this specific machine.
Toti Ferrer Fotograf tel.0034619708097 www.totiferrer.com
The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine (Source: Comexi)
UK • New analysis from Smithers Pira shows that the industrial printing market will grow steadily across 2017-2022, despite significant evolution of supply chains.
GERMANY • For many years, the company has worked intensively together with all well-known machine manufacturers from the areas of flexible packaging, label printing, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. Three years ago, Zecher established a key account management especially for this customer segment in order to offer in-depth support which is adapted to the special requirements…
Zecher has a global network of sales partners (Source: Zecher)
SWITZERLAND • The centre of digital innovation of Bobst has appointed Reto Simmen as its chief business officer (CBO).
Mouvent appointed Reto Simmen as chief business officer (Source: Mouvent)
GERMANY • In November 2017, the first Converting 4.0 network meeting took place at Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik.
Professor Dr-Ing Christin Brecher, deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT during his lecture on “Networked, Adaptive Production - Today and in the Future” (Source: Kampf)
USA • The company has finalized the formation of a joint venture with Alliance Holding Company LTD (parent company of Ink Products Company, Ltd.) and will now operate under the name Sun Chemical Saudi Arabia LTD.
ITALY • The Omet Varyflex V2 is said to a most flexible narrow- and mid-web press for packaging printing and converting. Thanks to its unique platform design, it is able to combine a wide range of printing and finishing technologies in-line.
The Omet Varyflex V2 offers the use of both solvent-based and UV curing inks (Source: Omet)
USA • The division of MacDermid Performance Solutions (MPS) appointed Alicia Gibson as global strategic marketing & portfolio manager with focus on growth for the company’s printing plate technologies.
MacDermid Graphic Solutions appointed Alicia Gibson as global strategic marketing & portfolio manager (Source: MacDermid)
USA • International Global Solutions Corporation (IGT), has specified Martin Automatic equipment for both ends of its new 20-colour Danish-built Tresu flexo press.
Martin LRH automatic rewinder fitted to IGT’s existing Gallus Intro line – an MBX unwind/splicer and LRH rewinder will start work on IGT’s new Tresu line later in 2017
(Source: Nick Coombes)
GERMANY • To offer an additional solution in response to the troublesome issue of pin holing, the company introduced an “X-Hard” foam hardness to its Softprint plate mounting tape assortment for flexible packaging printers.
The new Softprint 72129 STM-TP is provided with the X-Hard foam to avoid pin holing during the print run (Source: tesa)
GERMANY • The new Dynastar gravure printing press was awarded with the “Packaging Gravure Award 2017” by the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) in the category “Innovation”.
The Dynastar gravure printing press was awarded with the ERA Packaging Gravure Award 2017 for new ideas and concepts to produce short run jobs (Source: Windmöller & Hölscher)