GERMANY • The printing ink manufacturer has just published its first-ever sustainability report, based on the international GRI standard, it lays a new basis for evaluating its sustainable actions.
Ink manufacturer Siegwerk has just published its first ever Sustainability Report based on both German and International standards
ITALY • In a recent video created by Uteco Converting S.p.A., the company emphasizes their pride in Italian craftsmanship, technological understanding, and passion for the cause. In an appealing way, it shows employees in their everyday working environment constructing and assembling high precision machinery with a certain note of Italian vitality and taste. Headquartered in…
USA • Flexo Concepts announced the production of the latest version of it’s Microlean anilox roll cleaning machine: “Microclean IQ.”
Microclean IQ is a human machine interface that handles interactions between the machine and the operator
USA • The manufacture of offset, flexo and screenprinting inks, Monarch Color, has announced the launch of its new website.
THE NETHERLANDS • Flexible packaging producer ACW-Film GmbH can now reduce material waste, attain better colour consistency and safely dispense solvent flexo and gravure inks after installing a Colorsat Compact system from GSE Dispensing according to the supplier.
ACW-Film's Colorsat Compact includes a grounding wire for safety
SPAIN • The company has developed the Cingular Match program that offers automated color adjustment through equipment integrated into the printer.
Comexi's Cingular Match allows an operator to calculate the amount of ink needed for a job, potentially reducing ink waste
JAPAN • Toyo Ink recently announced the development of the Elex-one series of EB (electron beam) curable flexo inks. The company claims that the new Elex-one series is completely VOC-free, making it a solution for food-safe flexible and carton packaging applications.
Toyo Ink claims that the new Elex-one ink series is completely VOC-free, making it safer for food, flexible and carton packaging applications
CUBA • The first PACGRAF Cuba tradeshow, being held from the 7 to 9 February, will showcases the business opportunities in packaging and printing that are opening up on the island.
The first PACGRAF Cuba tradeshow at the Havana Pabexpo, will be held from the 7 to 9 February
Germany • Since the end of 2016, the production team at the Matthew’s Group S&T Schawk Jülich pre-press facility can boast of their Flexoexpert status.
Employees at SCHAWK JÜLICH are pleased with the FlexoExpert title
ITALY • Following extensive demonstrations of the Sapphire digital package printing press at drupa 2016, with Kodak’s technical support, Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO press in the Spring of 2017.
Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO package printing press in the Spring of 2017
Denmark • At ICE Europe 2017, the Tresu Group will showcase ancillary equipment, including chamber doctor blades, supply systems and circulators for controlling and automating ink and coating supply in virtually all flexo printing situations.
Tresu’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity, ensuring a constant, accurate ink density on the printed substrate, without air contamination. This system also provides thorough automatic cleaning, achieving a complete ink change cycle in five to ten minutes
Israel • Print inspection, process control and quality assurance company AVT has entered into a licensing agreement with color technology specialist X-Rite.
AVT’s SpectraLab II Color Measurement System is now compliant with X-Rite’s XRGA Standard
USA • On March 22, 2017, the North American division of Uteco will host an open house at the company’s facility in Kennesaw, GA near Atlanta.
Uteco North America will host an open house in the company’s Kennesaw, GA facility
China • With the theme of “Greenovation for a Smart Future”, Chinaplas 2017–one of Asia’s largest plastics and rubber trade fairs, will feature “Intelligent Manufacturing”, “High-tech Materials” and “Green Solutions” with a spectrum of innovative exhibits to senior-level, professional visitors.
The first globally launched, solvent-free rotogravure printing machine will make its debut at Chinaplas,. Developed by Zhongshan Sotech Printing Machinery, the machine uses cold light to solidify colored inks without the need for solvents and VOCs.
INDIA • A manufacturer of BOPP barrier films, Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties. According to the company, these solvent free coated films are used for a wide range of FMCG packaging applications and not only help in extending the shelf life of the contents…
Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties