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.
The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
BRAZIL • In September 2017, FTA Europe gave the opening speech at the Intercontinental Conference on Flexography, organised by ABFlexo, the Brazilian Flexographic Technical Association in Sao Paulo.
FTA Europe, as an institutional partner of ABFlexo, was invited to share the European flexo experience (Source: FTA Europe)
BELGIUM • The suppliers of systems and production solutions for package and label printing, is boosting its global commitment to flexo technology. On September 25, 2017, the first day of Labelexpo Europe 2017, the company celebrated the inauguration of the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem, near Brussels.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem (Source: Kodak)
BELGIUM • The Swiss company has won the award for sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 for its ebeam Compact solution.
ebeam Technologies won the award for sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 for its ebeam Compact solution (Source: Labelexpo Europe)
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…
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)
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.
The new narrow-web Gaia hybrid EB digital inkjet solutions for printing on flexible substrates (Source G&K)
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…
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)
CHINA • Eight months ago, Esko promised the Asian platemaker that it would transform its prepress operations. Now both companies have determined the promise complete. Yuncheng Plate-Making Co. Ltd. was founded in 1994 and is based in Shanghai, China. It produces rotogravure printing, embossing, die-cutting, hot stamping, soft rotogravure and ceramic cylinders as well as flexo…
WALES • This year the conference will be opened by Giuseppe Tripaldi, of the Uteco Group with additional speakers being Patrick Gane of Omya International AG, Martin Krebs of VARTA Microbattery GmbH and Paul Meredith, representing the Department of Physics, Swansea University. Taking place at the Swansea Marriott, in the Maritime Quarter of Swansea, the two…
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….
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)
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…
FTA’s Fall conference will feature a hybrid project analysis (Source, FTA)
Netherlands • The coating machine combines inline priming with top coating as well as flexo and gravure printing with water based, solvent based and UV curable inks. The new VCM pilot coater replaces the company’s 35 year old RK Rotary Coater after it accumulated an impressive track record of service during more than 20,000 coating runs…
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…
Reinhold Franke has been appointed to the RKW Executive Board and serves as head of the packaging division (Source, RKW)
Digital printing opens up a perspective, with which all today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the second edition of our special “Digital Printing today” 2017 these articles – among others – inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Message on a bottle – Will direct container printing open up new…
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…