CHINA • At swop 2017, scheduled to run from 7-10, November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), a large number of international processing and packaging products for the confectionary and bakery sectors will be showcased. Several European confectionery processing and packaging machinery manufacturers will be attending including the German exhibitors Theegarten-Pactec, Chocotech, Winkler+Dünnebier, Hänsel…
JAPAN • To further advance the development of new inks for the printing of flexible packaging, the company recently decided to invest in an ultra-modern flexo press system from KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA). Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals is one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers and they believe the EVO XD is…
The EVO XD for Dainichiseika in Japan is prepared for the flexible use of water-based inks (Source, KBA-Flexotecnia)
INDIA • As the nation’s economy continues to grow along with its population, Uflex is quickly solidifying its position as one of the largest integrated manufacturing and packaging firms in Asia. With global aspirations in sight, the editors of Flexo & Gravure Global sat down to discuss the company’s past, present and vision for the…
R.K. Jain, Uflex's fiannce and accounts group president (Source, Uflex)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier has promoted Bill Mulligan to the position of technical account manager for the Northeast Region. Mulligan has more than 40 years of experience in the flexographic printing industry.
Harper has promoted Bill Mulligan to the position of technical account manager for the Northeast Region (Source, Harper)
CANADA • After installing the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry, Celplast Metallized Products continued to push the product further.
The graph illustrates Duramet’s performance in various tests (Source, Celplast)
SWITZERLAND • At the Brussels Expo, 25-28 September 2017, the partners plan to unveil what they claim is the first industrial end-to-end digital narrow-web solution for the safe mass-personalization of indirect food contact flexible packaging and labels.
Beginning in September and at the upcoming Label Expo 2017, ebeam will host alongside partners Uteco and INX Digital a series of seminars on electron beaming technology and its implications for printing, food safety and other topics (Source, G&K TechMedia)
IVORY COAST • Reflective of the growing packaging sector in emerging markets, through this acquisition, Socipack has reinforced its position in Ivory Coast and throughout the continent as one of the fastest growing companies in the flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Beyond the new F2 MB flexo press, the acquistion includes a top-of-the-range laminator Comexi…
Ivory Coast printer Socipack has acquired another Comexi F2 MB press and other equipment (Source, Comexi)
FINLAND • The manufacturer of flexo-printed packaging received the certificate in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of a modern production process.
From L to R: Marko Valkamo, production and development director, Marvaco Oy; Ville Riitahaara, prepress manager, Westpak Oy Ab; Jonas Skuthälla, managing director, Westpak Oy Ab; Vesa Mäkilä, prepress specialist, Westpak Oy Ab; Tomi Havia, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy; Tapio Alanko, customer service manager, Marvaco Oy (Source, Marvaco)
USA • During PACK EXPO 2017 taking place from September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV, Sun Chemical will showcase the company’s line of renewable, compostable, eco-friendly inks, coatings and plates.
Sun Chemical logo
The Netherlands • Following the retirement of Martin Hardman, the company, formerly known as Chadwicks, has appointed Alastair Bearman as its new sales and marketing director.
Alastair Bearman has been appointed as new sales and marketing director for Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (Source, Clondalkin)
USA • Flexo Concepts has announced that Packaging Plast will begin shipping all its carbon fibre chambers with TruPoint Green doctor blades beginning in September of this year.
Flexo Concepts’ TruPoint Green doctor blades are made from carbon fibre material (Source, Flexo Concepts)
USA • For its August Roadshow event, the global anilox roll supplier is heading to Cincinnati, Ohio. This one-day complimentary seminar brings together professionals from across the industry to learn more about how to run operations more efficiently and effectively to remain competitive in the market. In addition, attendees will also learn how to use the…
SPAIN • In late June the 2017 General Assembly of FTA Europe was held in Barcelona at the offices of FTA Europe’s Spanish member – Graphispack / ATEF. During the event, Sante Conselvan, current president of the Italian flexo association (ATIF), was re-elected as president of FTA Europe for another mandate of two years. “I am…
Board members and president of FTA Europe (Source, FTA Europe)
ITALY • Being constructed alongside the existing general headquarters, the new facility will be used for the manufacture of layered plastic films for the food sector as well as logistics and some administrative offices. Situated in San Daniele del Friuli, in northeastern Italy near Udine in a region famous for its Prosciutto ham and other fruits…
AMB’s existing facilities are too small to keep up with demand, driving the company to expand (Source, AMB)
USA • After a year of near continuous service, a second 1920 mm (76”) Vetaphone VE1B corona treater has been installed on another of Worthen Industries’ specially adapted coating lines. Requiring treatment performance with superior dyne levels that doesn’t create pinholes, the company prints across a range of substrates from foam run at 9 m/min (30…
The 1920 mm (76") VE1B corona treater is installed at Worthen’s plant in Nashua, NH (Source, Vetaphone)