ebeam, Uteco and INX Digital – Launching mass personalization digital solution at Label Expo 2017

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)
SWITZERLAND • At the Brussels Expo, 25-28 September 2017, the partners plan to unveil what they claim is the first industrial end-to-end digital narrow-web solution for the safe mass-personalization of indirect food contact flexible packaging and labels.

Socipack – African printer acquires new Comexi F2 flexo press, other equipment

Ivory Coast printer Socipack has acquired another Comexi F2 MB press and other equipment (Source, Comexi)
IVORY COAST • Reflective of the growing packaging sector in emerging markets, through this acquisition, Socipack has reinforced its position in Ivory Coast and throughout the continent as one of the fastest growing companies in the flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Beyond the new F2 MB flexo press, the acquistion includes a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi…

Westpak Oy Ab – Awarded Europe’s first EGP partnership certificate

From L to R: Marko Valkamo, production and development director, Marvaco Oy; Ville Riitahaara, prepress manager, Westpak Oy Ab; Jonas Skuthälla, managing director, Westpak Oy Ab; Vesa Mäkilä, prepress specialist, Westpak Oy Ab; Tomi Havia, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy; Tapio Alanko, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy (Source, Marvaco)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.

AMB – Solventless printing, Multivac packaging catalysts for second plant

AMB’s existing facilities are too small to keep up with demand, driving the company to expand (Source, AMB)
ITALY • Being constructed alongside the existing general headquarters, the new facility will be used for the manufacture of layered plastic films for the food sector as well as logistics and some administrative offices. Situated in San Daniele del Friuli, in northeastern Italy near Udine in a region famous for its Prosciutto ham and other fruits…

Vetaphone – Second corona unit installed by Worthen, will others follow?

The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…

Bischof + Klein – Flint Group’s FlexoExpert certification earned

(Left to right): Wolfgang Herrmann (Plate Porcessing B+K), Josef Heigl (Team lead prepress B+K), Roman Schardt und Thomas Leuschner (both FlintGroup) accept their FlexoExpert certification (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • The family-owned company is a supplier of flexible plastic, plastic laminate packaging and technical films with a product range encompassing industrial packaging, converted consumer packaging and special films for technical applications. Following a six month process, as of the spring of 2017, they can call themselves official FlexoExperts.

Martin Automatic – Tekaxess appointed for sales and support in France

Martin Automatic’s sales manager for Southern Europe, Ed Pittman, with Gaetan de Charry of Tekaxess (Source: Martin Automatic)
USA • The manufacturer of splicing, rewinding, and tension control technology, has announced the appointment of Tekaxess for sales, parts and service support in France, with immediate effect. Led by general manager Gaëtan de Charry, who has 27 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, Tekaxess already offers sales, parts and service support to customers…

Rotoflex – Now manufacturing products in Canada

Rotoflex’s new showroom and technology centre near Toronto (Source: Rotoflex)
CANADA • Following the 2016 move of the company’s Canadian regional office to a larger showroom and technology centre near Toronto, full production of new slitter/rewinders and die cutting machines, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series–formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters location near St Louis, Missouri, has now transferred to Toronto. Live…