Tresu – Waste eliminating solutions at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2017

The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
DENMARK • At the upcoming FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, Tresu Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing. The event will take place at Messe Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2017 with Tresu available at stand 104/105.
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Soma – Awarded Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate

From L to R: Soma’s marketing manager Peter Blasko, project manager Roman Dresler, commercial director Pavla Kusa, Technology Center manager Zbynek Zemanek and technology specialist Martin Shejbal (Source, Marvaco)
CZECH REPUBLIC •  The Czech manufacturer of flexo-printing machines was awarded the Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate recognising the company’s successful implementation of this modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Ltd, a pioneer in modern EGP technology. Soma is a flexo press manufacturer with a capability to build stable and accurate flexo…

Launch of Gaia EB inkjet narrow-web solution

The new narrow-web Gaia hybrid EB digital inkjet solutions for printing on flexible substrates (Source G&K)
BELGIUM • Uteco Converting, ebeam Technologies and Inx Digital International collaboratively developed the Gaia industrial end-to-end EB inkjet production line. This digital narrow-web solution will enable safe mass-personalization of indirect food contact flexible packaging and labels. The new press made its public debut at Labelexpo Europe 2017 with on-stand production demonstrations.

ProAmpac – Wins two top honours in the 31st packagePRINTING Excellence Awards

The Sunrise Grower's Cherry Berry frozen fruit bag, printed by ProAmpac, won several top awards at this year’s packagePRINTING Excellence Awards (Source, ProAmpac)
USA • Announced by the North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) media group’s “packagePRINTING,” the award names Sunrise Grower’s Cherry Berry frozen fruit bag as “best of show” from among nearly 200 entries in all categories of the competition, and with “first place” in the Flexible Packaging: Flexo printing process category. The competition included print entries from…
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Uteco – To showcase the new Gaia digital printer and other technology at Labelexpo

At Labelexpo, Uteco, in partnership with ebeam Technologies and INX Digital, will be featuring their new Gaia modular inkjet digital press along with other printing solutions (Source, Uteco)
Belgium • Exhibiting together with ebeam Technologies and INX Digital at Hall 4, Stand A25, at Labelexpo in Brussels beginning on Monday 25 September, Uteco will formally introduce the digital printing machine Gaia to the market. Given a limited unveiling earlier this year, Gaia is a modular inkjet digital press designed for printing on flexible substrates….

FTA – Fall conference 2017 to feature hybrid project analysis

FTA’s Fall conference will feature a hybrid project analysis (Source, FTA)
USA • Since hybrid printing (flexo and digital) can be challenging, attempting to “go it alone” isn’t the answer. The Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 will feature solutions on how to tackle this growing industry trend using the October issue of Flexo Magazine’s cover project as the example on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10:30…
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RKW Group – Reinhold Franke joins board as new head of packaging

Reinhold Franke has been appointed to the RKW Executive Board and serves as head of the packaging division (Source, RKW)
GERMANY • The Supervisory Board of the RKW Group has appointed Reinhold Franke to the RKW Executive Board, effective beginning September 1, 2017. A graduate in business administration, Franke has decades of experience in the sales and marketing of plastic films and flexible packaging. He takes over the tasks of Board member Matthias Kaufmann, who left…

PCMC – Acquires flex packaging machine manufacturer Graphbury

PCMC logo
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller, a supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—has recently grown through its acquisition of Graphbury Machines, LLC, of Green Bay. With the addition of this machinery manufacturer and engineering-services provider for the flexible packaging industry, PCMC will expand…