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)
Plastic packaging has a lower rate of recycling than other materials. More needs to be done to ensure that even more plastic packaging can be recycled. Sven Sängerlaub, Business Development Manager Packaging at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), talks about the part played by packaging design in improving the recyclability of…
RAINER LEHMANN 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)
GERMANY • The company has made a strong commitment to digitalization this year in order to take account of inevitable changes in good time.
(Left to right): The Digital Team in Berlin: Dieter Spriewald Luciano (Senior expert digital innovations), Christoph Barniske (Head of digital unit), Kai Limbach (Project manager digitalization) (Source: Siegwerk)
JAPAN • Toyo Ink SC Holdings announced that its subsidiary company Toyo Printing Inks Inc., a manufacturer of inks and coatings in Turkey, has decided to purchase approximately 62,000 sqm of land for the future expansion of its operations in the Manisa Province.
The facility of Toyo Printing Inks Inc. in Turkey (Source: Toyo Inks)