Apex International – Local service in the UK strengthened with Draychem

Mike Lines is the managing director of Draychem (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • A supplier of eco-friendly chemicals and anilox roll cleaning services for nearly 30 years, Draychem will help provide a more complete hardware and maintenance supply service to the printing industry in Great Britain claims Apex. Draychem is also now the appointed Apex agent in Ireland for sales of anilox rolls/sleeves and glue sets….

Uflex to display Fully Automatic Co-Extrusion Laminator at PLASTINDIA 2018

Uflex will be featuring its co-extrusion lamination machine at this year’s PLASTINDIA running from 7 to 12 February in Ahmedabad (Source, Uflex)
INDIA • Extrusion Lamination is becoming increasingly popular due to the alleviation of solvents and compounds used in adhesives. This rules out white base ink-printing of the ensuing laminate by using master-batch in the extrudate that renders it white thereby bringing immense cost savings to the convertor. According to Uflex this also enhances bond strength while…

FTA/INFOFLEX 2018 – 25 Companies Sign Up in the Past 30 Days

Exhibition space at this year’s 36th anniversary FTA/INFOFLEX 2018 is rapidly selling out (Source, FTA)
USA • As of the middle of January, the 36th anniversary INFOFLEX 2018 has sold 276 booths, leaving only 13 percent of show floor space available for companies to still reserve. Scheduled for May 7-8, INFOFLEX will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is co-located with Flexographic Technical…

Bobst – Speedwave 2 bolsters printer Printwell’s bottom line in the Philippines

Left to right: La Rosa Olive, division manager, supply chain Printwell, Yam Robert, president of Printwell and Gaudry Erick, product sales manager, Bobst (Source, Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • The folding cartons market in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region is forecast to rise from US $2.8 billion in 2016 to US $4.9 billion (EUR €2.3 to EUR €4.01 billion) by the end of 2024, as the countries in the region experience significant industrial growth. The Philippines was the 10th fastest…

hubergroup – Changes in management board

Heiner Klokkers took over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018, one of several changes in the hubergroup’s leadership (Source, hubergroup)
GERMANY • Ursula Borgmann, who chaired hubergroup’s Management Board and headed the technology division, handed over her responsibilities to her successors at the beginning of 2018 after more than 30 years in a leadership position. During 2018 she will continue to be available in an advisory capacity before she will retire. Consequently there will be changes…

Celplast – Offers metalized film replacements

Celplast offers metalized film substitutes for Chinese aluminum foils (Source, Celplast)
CANADA • Since the US Department of Commerce investigation on Chinese aluminum foil imports have now resulted in preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 96% to 162%, on top of preliminary countervailing duties in the range of 16% to 81%, the aluminum foil market has been impacted and many converters are looking for new products for their…

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – present RGB printing process at PCD 2018

Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag have developed a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments that they will present at the PCD trade fair in Paris (Source, PCD)
GERMANY • As part of a joint development project, Merck, Saueressig, Siegwerk and Vrijdag – all suppliers to the packaging industry – have worked together on a new RGB printing process with pearlescent pigments. From January 31 to February 1, 2018, they will now present their new developments at the Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics &…

Temkin – Installs PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner

PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them (Source, PCMC)
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Temkin International, a flexible film packager located in Payson, Utah, has completed its installation of PCMC’s Meridian laser anilox cleaner. Formerly known as the Graphbury laser anilox cleaner, the Meridian uses a powerful laser to clean anilox cells without damaging them by vaporizing…

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging – Welcomes first female engineering apprentice

Lauren Stone, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury’s first female engineer, has joined the company on a three-year apprenticeship (Source, Clondalkin)
UK • The die-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks) has appointed Lauren Stone as an Engineering Apprentice. She joins the company on a three-year apprenticeship and is the company’s first female engineer. Working on a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance – EME Engineered Systems (Pathway E) Advanced Apprenticeship,…

Arteks – Cuts ink waste with GSE Colorsat Compact system

The GSE Colorsat Compact High ink dispensing system installed at Arteks, St. Petersburg, Russia (Source, GSE)
The NETHERLANDS • The Russian wallcovering manufacturer, Arteks, has installed a Colorsat compact high ink dispensing system from GSE Dispensing in order to better ensure repeatable quality, instant availability of water-based gravure colours in high volumes, and minimise waste at its new, rapidly expanding St. Petersburg plant. The installation is GSE’s 100th in Russia. Originally a…