W&H – Over 1000 installations of the Turboclean Advanced E

W&H claims Turboclean is able to optimize the inking unit and allow the ink to be changed more quickly (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • With over 1,000 systems already integrated into central cylinder machines worldwide, W&H has recently upgraded and supplemented the Turboclean Advanced with a new variant, the E, which features low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 units have already been sold since the Drupa 2016, which the company claims is further proof of the high interest in…

Apex International – Customers earn many flexo print awards

Apex International manufactures anilox technology used worldwide (Source: Apex)
THE NETHERLANDS • Towards the end of 2017, Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. In the EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars contests, judges evaluated and judged the finest submissions in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial…

Water-based cleaning system for anilox rollers

The enpurex cleaning innovation is a physical cleaning principle which works in three steps: 1 = Infiltration and diffusion into the ink layer, 2 = Fragmentation of ink and 3 = Removal after a water rinse.
This article describes a cleaning system (enpurex from bubbles & beyond) for anilox rollers and gravure cylinders tested under laboratory and field conditions by the Leipzig University of Applied Science at the recently established HTWK’s faculty iP³ Leipzig (Institute of Printing, Processing and Packaging, Leipzig/D).

SAM – Frank Schäfer in as new director of sales and marketing

Frank Schäfer has assumed the position of SAM’s new director of sales and marketing (Source, SAM)
KOREA • The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Schäfer. With over 25 years of professional experience in the global sales of complex and customized machinery, before joining SAM, he worked for nearly 20 years at Kroenert in various functions related to sales, the last as sales director new products. Before that, he…

Cerutti – Finding success in Southeast Asia

Cerutti has made significant inroads in the growing Indonesian printing markets, selling machines to Plasindo Lestari and several other firms last year (Source, Cerutti)
INDONESIA • After beginning a successful relationship in 2012 with two eight and nine colour R981 Cerutti machines, Plasindo Lestari chose to purchase two additional new nine colour rotogravure model R98X air-chuck machines in 2017. Both are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2018 to its printing plant in Cikampek, Indonesia. The second…

Zecher – Establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA

Daetwyler’s North Carolina-based North American headquarters will be the launching point for the company’s partnership with Zecher (Source, Zecher)
GERMANY • The company has developed a partnership with Daetwyler, a manufacturer of premium doctor blades, that will also help supply customers in the United States and Canada with Zecher anilox rollers. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This…

FTA Europe – First sponsors of the 2018 Diamond Awards announced

FTA Europe has announced the first four sponsors of this year’s Diamond Awards to be held in May at Milan’s Hotel Barceló (Source: FTA Europe)
BELGIUM • Following the success of 2016’s contest, four companies have already decided to sponsor the 2018 edition of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards: Kodak, Vetaphone and I&C-Gama as GOLD Sponsors, with Comexi agreeing to serve as a Silver Sponsor. The ceremony to celebrate the best of European flexo printing will take place on the evening…

Flint Group – new rotec ULW Bridge launched

Flint Group claims that the new rotec ULW is 65% lighter compared to similar products on the marketplace (Source: Flint)
GERMANY • With increasing demand in the printing industry for equipment that enables more frequent and faster job changes on press, Flint Group has officially launched the new rotec ULW Bridge to join its lightweight group of sleeves and adapters. Flint claims that the rotec ULW Bridge is an ultra lightweight polyurethane adapter offering up to…

SGK – Brand development agencies sweep Packaging Pentawards

The Life Laundry Design: Anthem, Benelux (Source: SKG)
USA • The Matthews International Corporation division announced that Anthem Worldwide and Equator Design, each part of SKG’s brand development group, have been honored with a Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2017 Pentawards Worldwide Packaging Design Competition. Many consider the Pentawards as the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design. This eleventh edition…

Elopak – new Chief Executive Officer and President Thomas Körmendi to join in April

Thomas Körmendi will join Elopak in April as the company's new CEO and President (Source, Elopak)
NORWAY • Thomas Körmendi is currently CEO at Kezzler AS, a Norwegian company working with the digitalization of packaging. Earlier in his career Thomas worked about twenty years at Tetra Pak in various international positions. His latest position in Tetra Pak was as Vice President and head of North Europe with 1200 employees and four…