CHINA • With a growing middle class, consumption patterns in China are rapidly changing. The Shanghai World of Packaging (swop), which will be held from 7 – 10 November 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, will join hands again with “Packaging Family” to present the “FMCG Future Zone” and reflect this trend. Packaging Family…
USA • One of the US’s largest flexible packaging manufacturers, ProAmpac in late August acquired the Orlando facility from the Dutch-based Clondalkin Group. Specializing in converting, printing, die-cutting and slitting packaging materials, the Orlando plant also has expertise in lidding foils and films.
SWEDEN • The recently opened Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Malmo, Sweden, is an initiative by Flint to provide an unrivalled test facility for the printing industry. Set up as an academic environment in which every day commercial practices can be trialled and analysed, it is home to a state-of-the-art water based research and development lab…
Lars Keldebäk chose Flexo Wash technology to for anilox cleaning at the new Global Innovation Centre (Source, Flint Group)
SPAIN • The Chinese firm has just acquired a new Comexi CI8 offset press which joins a fleet of Comexi’s laminators and slitters at its headquarters in near Shanghai. Though this is Caihua’s first offset printing press, three years ago the company acquired three other Spainish-made Comexi machines as well.
The Chinese printing firm, Caihua, has acquired its first CI8 offset press, that now joins a fleet of Comexi press machines (Source, Comexi)
AUSTRIA • Created by using a recently developed hot-embossing technology, the company’s new CompresSeal film won the prestigious award’s Sustainability 2017 prize. With a higher seal integrity than standard polyethylene, according to Constantia, it weighs up to 30% less, while still having the same thickness as standard packaging. Additionally, it ensures not only tighter packs, but…
Constantia Flexible’s film-based product CompresSeal won in the category Sustainability for 2017 (Source, Constantia)
MEXICO • The new BOBST K5000 3650 mm (144”) wide metallizer replaces two old and inefficient metallizers. The new machine is equipped to run large diameters at high speeds while also maintaining the cool temperature of the film and protecting the barrier.
Treofan’s new BOBST K5000 vacuum metallizer installed in the company’s production plant in Mexico (Source, Bobst)
USA • Having previously served as president of Strategy Development, an industry consulting firm, Callinan has held numerous senior management and executive roles at Fortune 500 companies including CFO/VP of Operations for a $335 million document technology business and president of a $1.4 billion business unit with 1,100 sales professionals and 6,800 employees.
Flexprint has named Tom Callinan as new president of the company (Source, Flexprint)
USA • To produce folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA has chosen to develop new technology using a flexo press operation capable of replacing jobs that were previously printed on both gravure and offset presses.
The 55-inch, 10-color Tresu Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters provided by Flint Group (Source, Flint)
UK • As the company continues to focus on products and services that take luxury brands to the next level, it is concentrating more on the decisive effect of its foils and laminates on consumer purchasing decisions.
USA • By combining the complementary portfolio of UV ink products from the Pataskala, Ohio-based company with Sun Chemical’s range of global resources, customers will benefit from the synergies between both companies.
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USA • The global anilox roll supplier will host its final 2017 Harper Roadshow event in Green Bay, Wisconsin on September 14, 2017. This one-day seminar will bring together experts from throughout the flexographic industry to share the latest developments and advancements in technology. Offering a broad range of topics, this free seminar will have presentations…
SWITZERLAND • The developer and manufacturer of electron beam (ebeam or EB) solutions has announced the creation of a series of introductory electron beaming seminars to be held around the world beginning in September and going until December 2017. The seminars are open to anyone interested in learning about the business benefits of electron beaming technology,…
Beginning in September and at the upcoming Label Expo 2017, ebeam will host alongside partners Uteco and INX Digital a series of seminars on electron beaming technology and its implications for printing, food safety and other topics (Source, G&K TechMedia)
USA • Chris Chappel has joined the company as sales consultant for the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He brings 15 years of hands-on experience in the print trade beginning in offset litho and moving on to flexo with Skanem. Most recently, he was sales manager for UK narrow web press manufacturer Edale.
Chris Chappel has joined Martin Automatic’s sales team (Source, Martin Automatic)
DENMARK • As part of its ongoing investment which will double the size of its office and manufacturing facility in Kolding when it opens this year, the corona and plasma treatment technology company has made two important additions.
Jeannette Woodman and Thomas Eskildsen have joined Vetaphone to support the company’s ambitious growth plans (Source, Vetaphone)
USA • The new partnership allows the companies to reach their North American ink customers faster and more efficiently while jointly providing them with technical and product support. Veritiv customers will now have access to Sun Chemical’s full range of Streamline inkjet eco solvent inks for wide format Mutoh and Roland printers, as well as super…
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