Esko – Pascal Thomas responds to flexo forme market survey

Pascal Thomas, Esko’s director of flexo business (Source, Esko)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Pascal Thomas, Esko’s director of flexo business. Is…

Smithers Pira – Economic trends to shape rigid plastic packaging industry

Smithers Pira reports sustainable packaging will impact markets for rigid plastics (Source, Smithers Pira)
UK • In its new report, The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022, Smithers Pira’s analysis of the key drivers shaping this segment show that the global rigid plastic packaging consumption is projected at 52.9 million tonnes in 2017 and is forecast to grow during 2017–2022 at an annual rate of 3.7% to 63.4 million…

Doneck Ibérica – Alexis Mur in as technical sales director

Alexis Mur is now Doneck Ibérica’s technical sales director (Source, Doneck)
SPAIN • Doneck considers Mur to be an expert on the Spanish printing inks market. Since April 2017, he has also been managing sales activities in Spain and Portugal while supporting technical sales in France. By elevating Mur, management believes the Doneck Network has gained a specialist for water and solvent-based flexographic and gravure inks. With…
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DuPont – Jan Scharfenberg responds to flexo forme market survey

Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African technical manager (Source, DuPont)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African…

DFTA – Prof Dr Martin Dreher responds to flexo forme market survey

Prof Dr Martin Dreher, Scientific director of the DFTA (German Flexo Technical Association)’s Technology Centre (Source, DFTA)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Prof Dr Martin Dreher, Scientific director of the…

Vianord Engineering – Evo 5 Fusion E flexo plate production line introduced

Vianord and partner Esko have introduced the new Evo 5 Fusion platemaking system (Source, Vianord)
FRANCE • Together with its partner Esko, Vianord personalised a purpose-made Smart-Bridge that intelligently connects the fully automated platemaking EVO 5 system to Esko’s linear CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, where the plate is initially imaged and then is simultaneously exposed through the base and at the back. This configuration is named Evo 5 Fusion E. The…

ContiTech – Armin Senne responds to flexo forme market survey

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Armin Senne is the business manager flexo for ContiTech (Source, ContiTech)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Armin Senne, business manager flexo for ContiTech.
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SAM – Vetaphone chosen for surface treatment

When SAM opened its Test Lab facility in Korea, it chose to equip it with Vetaphone technology (Source, SAM)
SOUTH KOREA • As a large Asian manufacturer of extrusion, coating, and laminating technology, Sung An Machinery (SAM)’s decision to work with Danish manufacturer Vetaphone for surface treatment solutions across a variety of substrates from PET to BOPP, Alu foil, and metallised film is seen by some industry analysts as a significant endorsement. SAM’s Solution Coating…

Asahi Photoproducts – Dr Dieter Niederstadt responds to flexo forme market survey

Dr. Dieter Niederstadt is the technical marketing manager for Asahi Photoproducts (Source, Asahi)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Dr. Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager for Asahi…

BST Eltromat – Third year anniversary

BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own production facilities (Source, BST eltromat)
GERMANY • Time to review – that’s the reflective theme being struck by BST Eltromat as they assess the last three years following the merger of the former BST International GmbH with eltromat GmbH. Now with a global presence, BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own…
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Matthews International – Gary Kohl appointed president of SGK Brand Solutions

Gary Kohl has been named president of SGK Brand Solutions (Source, SGK Brand Solutions)
USA • Currently serving as executive vice president, global business development at SGK and a member of the executive leadership team, as of late June Gary Kohl has been named president of SGK Brand Solutions business effective immediately. With experience in the digital and print communications industry, Kohl joined SGK in 2016 from RR Donnelley, where…