RKW Group – Reinhold Franke joins board as new head of packaging

Reinhold Franke has been appointed to the RKW Executive Board and serves as head of the packaging division (Source, RKW)
GERMANY • The Supervisory Board of the RKW Group has appointed Reinhold Franke to the RKW Executive Board, effective beginning September 1, 2017. A graduate in business administration, Franke has decades of experience in the sales and marketing of plastic films and flexible packaging. He takes over the tasks of Board member Matthias Kaufmann, who left…

PCMC – Acquires flex packaging machine manufacturer Graphbury

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USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), a division of Barry-Wehmiller, a supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries worldwide—has recently grown through its acquisition of Graphbury Machines, LLC, of Green Bay. With the addition of this machinery manufacturer and engineering-services provider for the flexible packaging industry, PCMC will expand…

SCEA – Invests in Bobst gravure technology

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Enzo Pattaro, President of SCEA (center), with daughter Marina Pattaro, quality manger, and son Mauro Pattaro, general manager, in front of the new Bobst gravure printing press in SCEA production plant (Source, Bobst)
ITALY • Established in 1977 in the Veneto region of North-East Italy, SCEA soon began a rapid expansion recording annual double-digit growth from the year 2000. This meant SCEA needed to relocate to a larger production facility in Zevio, near Verona, in 2008 in order to accommodate the increasing number of production lines required to match…

Flexo Wash – Solvent-free cylinder cleaning at Mondi Korneuburg

(Left to right): Elisabeth Dudeschek-Pitsch (Head of printing department for Mondi), Mette Laursen (International sales manager for Flexo Wash), and Tarik Aslan (Technical manager for Mondi) in front of the new solvent-free Multi Cylinder Cleaner (Source: Flexo Wash)
AUSTRIA – Austrian based Mondi Korneuburg is part of the international packaging and paper group Mondi. The plant produces pre-made pouches in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It prints rotogravure and flexo in up to nine colours to ensure an eye-catching product presentation. The stand-up pouches are offered with many add-on features for…

Uflex – Low opacity gloss white anti-static twist wrap PE film

INDIA – Candy and confectionery are high impulse buying items therefore the importance of aesthetical packaging cannot be emphasized enough. With this problem statement at hand the films business of India’s multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company has engineered low opacity, gloss white anti-static twist wrap polyester film Flexpet F-WTG-AS, a bi-axially oriented polyethylene…

Vetaphone – Nova Films & Foils chooses Danish corona technology

Rick Huskey and Bruce Allaben of Nova Films & Foils appreciate the Vetaphone corona unit for its reliability and ease of maintenance (Source: Vetaphone)
USA – Located in Bedford, OH, Nova Films & Foils offers a customised coating and converting service to industries as diverse as graphic arts to electronics and industrial markets. Currently, more than 70% of the output of the company and its 13-strong workforce is customised work.

Siegwerk appoints new board member

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Dr Jan Breitkopf has joined the board of management in the position of president packaging EMEA (Source, Siegwerk)
GERMANY • After five years in various executive positions at Siegwerk, on 1 September, Dr Jan Breitkopf joined the board of management where he has taken over the position of president packaging EMEA from Hugo Noordhoek Hegt. Breitkopf will join the board of the packaging ink manufacturer to oversee the European, Middle East and African (EMEA)…