ITALY • On September 20 and 21 the joint initiative of Acimga, Argi and ICE Agenzia brought together the entire packaging industry at its Print4Pack in Palermo: graphic industrialists, end-user brand owners, analysts, technicians and designers participated in what ACIMGA said exceeded expectations in terms of attendance.
The event held two roundtables with experts from several companies, among other things
GERMANY • Rotomac announced it is showing one of its automatic rewinding machines in action at their booth at the K Show (Hall 3, Stand G43). Industry professionals can experience the live production process of the model 348 and can have a gift produced.
The model 348 allows high speed production of long length plastic film rolls for catering and professional uses
THE NETHERLANDS • AV Flexologic and Tech Sleeves announced it would be holding open house days at its headquarters the end of October. During the K-Show in Düsseldorf they will provide transportation from Düsseldorf on the 20 and 25 October.
AV Flexologic’s Semi Automatic Mounting Machine will be demonstrated
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GERMANY • Bobst announced its stand at K 2016 will be dedicated to providing inspiration to plastic film converters on how to achieve excellence in process performance and substrate functionality. For vacuum metallizing applications, the exhibition will coincide with the launch of the new Bobst K5 Expert metallizer.
07973204849 The company can be found on stand A39 in Hall 4
GERMANY • Esa Roto Film Pro is the latest development from Enulec. According to the company, it enables gravure printers to print onto film with a capacitance free technology. Enulec is going to show the Esa Roto Film Pro and other technologies at K 2016 in Dusseldorf in Hall 11, Stand H62.
ESA Roto Film Pro has integrated complete static controls while incorporating ramp up power control for safe ESA power levels at start-up
GERMANY • BST eltromat International announced that at its Booth C34 in Hall 4 it will be presenting an offering of solutions for quality management and control at K 2016, as well as the networked automation of sub-processes in the web-oriented manufacture of products made of plastic and rubber.
The wide-array sensors cover measuring ranges from 30 mm (1.18”) to 467 mm (18.38”) and are optionally available as ultrasonic or infrared sensors
UK • Reproflex3 announced it has expanded the production facilities at its Newcastle site with the installation of the UK’s second dual-head ThermoFlexX 80-D digital flexo plate imager.
Left to right: Trevor Lowes and Andrew Hewitson at Reproflex3
CHINA • KYMC placed an ad in Flexo & Gravure Global’s most recent print issue for its presence at All in Print China from 18-22 October. Unfortunately the information was incorrect. KYMC’s booth can be found at N1A145.
KYMC, a Tawainese company, will display at All In Print at booth N1A145
GERMANY • BST ProControl, a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, announced it is expanding its sensor offerings for layer thickness and basis weight measurement with a new highlight for K 2016, the new PC16S-wave transmission sensor. The company will premiere the sensor at its booth in Hall 10, Stand E46.
The PC16S-wave transmission sensor works with technology based on non-ionizing electromagnetic waves
GHANA • Flexofit announced it held its first international Flexofit Seminar in Accra, Ghana on 6 September. The Labadi Beach Hotel welcomed European industry experts from printing industry companies and the local audience in the Omanye Conference Centre.
Group picture of all participants at the Flexofit Seminar in Accra in September
USA • Pamarco announced its third annual “Printing for a Better Future” event grew again and benefited a number of at-risk kids in Kosovo. Each year, Pamarco employees, their families and friends donate bedding, toys and many other items to children around the world.
Left to right: George Mabee and John Rasetter took part in the company collection
After FachPack wound to a close, there has been a lot of information to process. Some of the big news wasn’t what was actually at the show but announcements affecting the packaging industry, like the fact that Lidl said it will ban single-use plastic bags next year.
Wipf displayed its Paper Look flexible packaging that feels like real paper -- eco-friendly packaging was a big trend of FachPack 2016
THE NETHERLANDS • Smurfit Kappa announced it has entered the record books by making the world’s largest cardboard box. Measuring 40 metres by 20 metres (131 ft x 66 ft), it was designed and manufactured by a team in its van Dam plant.
The box has gone on to be recycled and will be turned into new packaging for one of Smurfit Kappa’s customers in 14 days
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