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Koenig & Bauer – Experts meet with representatives of Egypt’s printing industry
EGYPT • In mid-November invited representatives of the Egyptian print industry met with K&B experts during several seminars in Alexandria and Cairo.
Acme Corrugated – Smashing production record on Bobst flexo folder gluer
USA • The Pennsylvania-based corrugated converting plant’s production crew achieved a throughput of 186,439 boxes in an eight-hour shift on a Bobst FFG 8.20 Expertline machine.
Feldmuehle Uetersen – Environmentally friendly solution for flexible packaging
GERMANY • The company now offers a heat-sealable paper solution for packaging manufacturers and packing companies.
The stand-up pouch cracks the 45 billion mark in Europe already in 2017
In 2014, Schönwald Condulting estimated that in the year 2018 in Europe almost 45 billion stand-up pouches would be used. This mark has already been reached 2017 and even slightly exceeded.
Flexofit – Expanding seminars to Asia in 2018
GERMANY • After three years of staging successful seminars all over Africa, the German consulting company is planning to host seminars in Asia in 2018, which will take place in Thailand and Vietnam in order to access this growing market more closely.
Siegwerk – Expanding presence in Latin America by acquisition
BRAZIL • The German suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has signed a contract to purchase family-owned Tupahue Tintas, a Brazilian manufacturer of flexo and gravure printing inks and varnishes located in Diadema (São Paulo).
Constantia Flexibles – The typical look of chocolate Santa Clause
AUSTRIA n Every year, the company manufactures packaging for more than 50 percent of the 150 million chocolate Santa Clauses produced in Germany.
Cooperation between drupa and Federazione Carta e Grafica
The new Italian paper and graphics umbrella organisation Federazione Carta e Grafica established in June 2017 and drupa agreed on an extensive cooperation.
“Image-to-Print” roadshow for the first time in Africa
The touring event, which has been running with huge success since 2009, is dedicated to supporting local printers, brand owners and the finishing industry.
Reynolds Group – Agreement to sell Asian packaging operations
USA • The holding has entered into an agreement to sell the Asian packaging operations (excluding Japan) of Closure Systems International (“CSI Asia”) and Graham Packaging Guangzhou Co. Ltd to Pact Group Holdings Limited.
Comexi/QuadTech – Closed-loop color control for flexible package printing
SPAIN/USA • Since 2016, both companies have joined forces in the investigation and development of new color control management technologies for the flexible packaging industry.
Koenig & Bauer/Esko – Workflow solutions for package printing
The two companies recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership.
Asahi Photoproducts – Platemaking efficiency improved at Gateway Packaging
USA • Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA), a distributor of flexo supplies in the USA and Asahi Photoproducts with regard to platemaking equipment.
Flint Group – Acquisition of Eston Chimica SRL in Italy
LUXEMBOURG • The company acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy, a manufacturer and distributer of water-based inks for flexo and gravure applications to printers predominantly located in Italy and Southern Europe.
Windmöller & Hölscher – Apex named certified showroom partner for anilox rolls and sleeves
GERMANY • The supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging, has confirmed Apex International to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom.