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AUSTRIA • To strengthen its position in the sector of premium packaging for the confectionary and tea market, the company acquired several respective manufacturers from the Clondalkin Group.
THE NETHERLANDS • Following the integration of the printing press businesses of Goss International and manroland, Contiweb will become a separate company under the ownership of American Industrial Partners with operations headquartered in Boxmeer.
Belgium • The supplier of prepress offset and inkjet print and the suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, have entered into a strategic alliance for digital packaging inks.
GERMANY • The HQH Pro automatic text enhancement system for gravure printing recently impressed judges for the ERA’s Innovation Prize, who recommended the product.
ISRAEL • The company announced a number of new hardware innovations to broaden the capabilities of its presses in both flexible packaging and folding carton production.
HP Indigo offers new hardware to broaden the capabilities of its presses in both flexible packaging and folding carton production (Source: HP Indigo)
GERMANY • In keeping with the Heliograph Group strategy, Bauer Logistik expanded its storage product range by developing a new rack for flexo sleeves.
The new rack for flexo sleeves by Bauer Logistik can accommodate 725 sleeves (Source: Heliograph)
USA • The supplier of equipment for viscosity measurement and control, offers its practical course on viscosity measurements.
THE NETHERLANDS • The company active in the realm of full colour digital printing, marks 30 years since its founding with a series of educational blogs chronicling the history of digital printing.
It’s been 25 years since the Xeikon DCP1 digital colour web press was introduced at IPEX 1993 (Source: Xeikon)
LUXEMBOURG • Since January 2018, the ink manufacturer has modified its manufacturing facility to a climate-neutral process.
USA • The manufacturer of flexo printing plates for the packaging industry announced its Diamond Partner membership in the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA).
South Africa • The plastic packaging company located near Durban is well positioned to take advantage of new requirements and developments in the African flexible packaging markets thanks to its investment, innovation and production strategy developed with Comexi technologies. A family-owned company with almost 50 years of experience, they have recently installed a new Comexi F2…
Tropic Plastics and Packaging, based in South Africa, has recently installed a new Comexi F2 MB flexographic press (Source: Comexi)
USA • Kendall Packaging has completed the expansion of its Pittsburg, KS plant with the installation of a 10c Miraflex II AM press from Windmöller & Hölscher. The new press is just one part of a USD 10 million expansion that added 59,000 sqft filled with state-of-the-art machinery, including solvent-free laminating and slitting, to the existing…
Kendall Packaging installed a new Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex II AM press in the company’s recently expanded Pittsburg, Kansas facility (Source: W&H)
UK • Having completed its awards judging in January, the board of The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) is now preparing the most prestigious evening in the UK flexographic calendar. Being held once again at the centrally located Vox, Resortsworld, Birmingham, UK on March 14th 2018, the EFIA Gala Dinner Awards event attracts over 500…
Tickets for the Awards dinner are selling fast!
LUXEMBOURG • Eston Chimica, a supplier of inks and coatings to package printers in Italy and Southern Europe, announced a change in its company name and logo. Effective on February 1, 2018, the new company name is Eston Chimica, a Flint Group Company. In December 2017, Flint, a global supplier of inks and coatings to the…