USA • Established 30 years ago and still under family ownership, Acucote Inc. of Graham, North Carolina has five regional slitting and distribution plants around the US and currently employs 140 people including a national sales network.
Acucote’s newest RMAP rewinder from Martin Automatic rewinds siliconised rolls of film, paper and paperboard—and even supports the dryer of the coating line
(Source: Nick Coombes)
THAILAND • The 6th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, which took place 18-21 September at Bangkok, welcomed a record-breaking 17,452 visitors from 59 countries this year from a wide range of end-user industries.
With 17,452 visitors from 59 countries and 300 exhibitors from 25 countries this year’s International Packaging and Printing Exhibition was a record-breaking event (Source: Messe Düsseldorf Asia)
BELGIUM • Both companies are bringing together their combined expertise in production processes of anilox roll manufacturing and accurate anilox measurement systems. The recent Labelexpo Europe 2017 event served as the stage to show the kick-start to this collaboration.
Robert de Leest of Apex‘ quality department using the AniCAM Measurement device (Source: Apex)
SPAIN • The solutions provider for the flexible packaging industry is expanding its presence in Africa with the installation of a new F2 MB flexo press at Natpak’s facilities in Zimbabwe.
Flexible packaging manufacturer Natpak of Harare (Zimbabwe), installed a new Comexi F2 MB flexo press (Source: Comexi)
USA • The manufacturer of converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries appointed Dave Wall printing, coating and laminating value stream leader.
Dave Wall has been appointed printing, coating and
laminating value stream leader for PCMC (Source: PCMC)
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre (Comexi CTec), currently has more than 1500 students. In 2016, the centre was visited by more than 200 companies in the sector and hosted more than 320 technical tests. Since the beginning of 2017, the Technological Centre’s figures have continued growing and the forecast is to surpass last…
Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (Source: Comexi)
GERMANY • Carl Ostermann Erben (COE), one of the few high-end suppliers of printing plates in Germany, will be presenting its pharma workflow at the CPhI Worldwide 2017 (24 to 26 October in Frankfurt).
At CPhI Worldwide 2017, COE will show its pharma workflow for the manufacturing of blister packaging (Source: Umweltbundesamt)
THE NETHERLANDS • The company announced that Dr Vlad Sljapic has joined the management team as vice president global sales, effective October 1st. In his role, he will lead Xeikon’s worldwide sales organization and expand the company’s global strategic sales efforts in the digital printing market.
Xeikon appointed Vlad Sljapic as vice president global sales (Source: Xeikon)
BELGIUM • During Labelexpo Europe 2017, the Italian company reaffirmed its position as a manufacturer of bespoke cleaning systems for analogue and digital printing.
INDIA • The maker of films for packaging, labeling and lamination applications now offers a comprehensive range of overwrap films which include high shrink tight wrap, medium shrink, general overwrap and cable overwrap films. The overwrap films offered are untreated both side heat sealable BOPP based films which not only offer protection to products packed inside…
Cosmo Films logo
DENMARK • At the upcoming FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, Tresu Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing. The event will take place at Messe Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2017 with Tresu available at stand 104/105.
The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
BRAZIL • In September 2017, FTA Europe gave the opening speech at the Intercontinental Conference on Flexography, organised by ABFlexo, the Brazilian Flexographic Technical Association in Sao Paulo.
FTA Europe, as an institutional partner of ABFlexo, was invited to share the European flexo experience (Source: FTA Europe)
BELGIUM • The suppliers of systems and production solutions for package and label printing, is boosting its global commitment to flexo technology. On September 25, 2017, the first day of Labelexpo Europe 2017, the company celebrated the inauguration of the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem, near Brussels.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Kodak Flexo HUB in Zaventem (Source: Kodak)
BELGIUM • The Swiss company has won the award for sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 for its ebeam Compact solution.
ebeam Technologies won the award for sustainability at the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 for its ebeam Compact solution (Source: Labelexpo Europe)
CZECH REPUBLIC • The Czech manufacturer of flexo-printing machines was awarded the Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate recognising the company’s successful implementation of this modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Ltd, a pioneer in modern EGP technology. Soma is a flexo press manufacturer with a capability to build stable and accurate flexo…
From L to R: Soma’s marketing manager Peter Blasko, project manager Roman Dresler, commercial director Pavla Kusa, Technology Center manager Zbynek Zemanek and technology specialist Martin Shejbal (Source, Marvaco)