THE NETHERLANDS • Xeikon has announced two personnel changes — Filip Weymans has been promoted to vice president of marketing and Pedro Sá has been appointed as sales director in Latin America.
Left to right: Filip Weymans and Pedro Sá
GERMANY • Henkel will present examples of product innovations and system solutions for adhesives at FachPack from 27-29 September at Hall 1, Stand 1-106. The personalization trend has reached the flexible packaging industry. This brings with it an increased industry interest in digital printing technologies.
UK • Bobst Manchester announced it will be holding an open house at their Competence Centre in Heywood on 18 October. The event will see the unveiling of the new Bobst K5 Expert, which the company said will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world.
The machine includes cost saving innovations to reduce energy, consumable usage and film waste
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher Group will introduce several new innovations and present its product portfolio for the production of flexible packaging at K 2016 in Düsseldorf (Hall 17, Booth A57). Details about the new technologies will be announced at the beginning of the show.
SWITZERLAND • Siegwerk, provide of printing inks for packaging, and Chromos AG, a trading company in visual communication and the packaging industry based in Switzerland, hosted a “Competence in Packaging” Symposium last week.
It included speakers from Toppan, Innofrom, Morchem and Siegwerk
SAUDI ARABIA • Gulf Carton Factory has had several investments throughout the past several years and has now installed a new Bobst Dro 1628 NT RS among other upgrades. A factory extension, corrugator investments, new logistics, upgrades to pre-press and the installation of three Bobst lines in three years have all seen the company grow.
Having looked at three suppliers, the plant chose a 7-colour Bobst Dro 1628 NT RS to deliver its high graphics capabilities, and the press was installed early this year
GERMANY • Feldmuehle will present high-white, matt materials for packaging design at Fachpack (Hall 7A, Stand 336). Feldmuehle Uetersen’s liner, formerly known as Medialiner, will be produced and marketed under the new brand name Vivaliner. The company said the name change does not imply any changes in the quality and the specifications of the liner.
It is suitability for both offset and flexography printing and can be used for pre-print and direct printing using either sheets or reels
THE NETHERLANDS • Egeria, a private equity firm, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur in Q4 2016.
MONOCO • GMG will be presenting its solutions for accurate colours at Luxepack 2016, held on 21–23 September. The company from Tübingen, Germany, has a booth for the first time. Interested visitors can find them in Hall AB 11Bis.
GERMANY • Erhardt+Leimer will present its latest products for the plastics industry at the K Show from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf. The Erhardt+Leimer booth, C20 in Hall 4, will centre on the print image monitoring system Elscan OMS 6 and the new actuating drive AG 9.
The new print image monitoring system Elscan OMS6
USA • Sonoco announced it has agreed to sell its rigid plastics blow moulding operations to Amcor for USD 280 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Its operations include seven manufacturing facilities in the USA and Canada with 850 employees producing containers serving the personal care and food and beverage markets.
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GERMANY • Comexi announced it will present its solutions for flexible packaging at the K Show. Its booth, located in Hall4, B21, will showcase new products that have been developed for the flexible packaging converting phases. Visitors can see laminators with and without solvents, like Comexi ML1 and Comexi SL2.
Comexi will display a number of solutions for flexible packaging converting, including its slitting machine, the S1DT
MEXICO • Bobst announced that Publi Grafic Internacional S.A. De C.V., based in Mexico City, decided to purchase a 900 mm wide MW model, equipped with automatic face-to-face winders and with smartGPS, its automatic impression and registration setting system.
(Left to right) Jorge Díaz, Carlos Rodríguez, Cesar Arvizu, Fernando Mena, Guillermo Mena, Marco Carrara, Miguel Castillo
USA • Tresu Americas – subsidiary of the Tresu Group – will highlight its coating and printing systems for wide-web packaging applications as well as its customized flexo ancillary equipment at SuperCorr 2016 on 17-20 October in Orlando, Florida (Booth 1266).
The modular printing and converting line for corrugated and folding carton manufacturing offers short set-up times, reduced handling, speeds exceeding 600 m/min (approx. 2,000 fpm)