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)
GERMANY • The family-owned company is a supplier of flexible plastic, plastic laminate packaging and technical films with a product range encompassing industrial packaging, converted consumer packaging and special films for technical applications. Following a six month process, as of the spring of 2017, they can call themselves official FlexoExperts.
(Left to right): Wolfgang Herrmann (Plate Porcessing B+K), Josef Heigl (Team lead prepress B+K), Roman Schardt und Thomas Leuschner (both FlintGroup) accept their FlexoExpert certification (Source: Flint Group)
USA • With the motto “Where the worlds of package printing and converting technologies intertwine”, the May 7 and 8 exhibit, co-located with Forum 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, will be celebrating its 36th year.
Infoflex 2018 will be celebrating its 36th year (Source: FTA)
USA • The manufacturer of splicing, rewinding, and tension control technology, has announced the appointment of Tekaxess for sales, parts and service support in France, with immediate effect. Led by general manager Gaëtan de Charry, who has 27 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, Tekaxess already offers sales, parts and service support to customers…
Martin Automatic’s sales manager for Southern Europe, Ed Pittman, with Gaetan de Charry of Tekaxess (Source: Martin Automatic)
CANADA • Following the 2016 move of the company’s Canadian regional office to a larger showroom and technology centre near Toronto, full production of new slitter/rewinders and die cutting machines, including the newly launched HSI, Vericut3 and Security Series–formerly managed at the Mark Andy headquarters location near St Louis, Missouri, has now transferred to Toronto. Live…
Rotoflex’s new showroom and technology centre near Toronto (Source: Rotoflex)
USA • The supplier of converting machinery for the package printing, tissue and nonwovens industries has appointed Rodney Pennings to the position of printing, coating and laminating sales director.
Rodney Pennings has accepted the position of printing, coating and laminating sales director for PCMC (Source: PCMC)
ISRAEL • A supplier of pre-press, printing and post-press equipment across Germany, Rädler serves commercial printers, publishing houses and packaging companies, and now represents the full Scodix product range across southern and eastern Germany. Scodix is a provider of digital print enhancement presses and tools for the graphic arts industry.
From left to right: Wolfgang Rädler, managing director; Joseph Jordan, sales manager; Franz Repp, DACH sales director at Scodix; Eli Grinberg Scodix co-founder and VP EMEA; Michael Rädler, project manager; Stephan Hartmann, sales manager (Source: Scodix)
SWITZERLAND • The joint venture between the startup Radex and the larger company will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of Bobst.
GERMANY • In September 2016, the printing company accepted a new Windmöller & Hölscher Heliostar SL 11 gravure printing machine to enable more short print runs. With 166 employees and an export rate of approximately 30%, the family-owned company generated some EUR 36.5 million in 2015. H&P uses both flexo and gravure printing machines from W&H.
The Windmöller & Hölscher SL 11 gravure press (Source: W&H)
AUSTRIA • Producing pre-made pouches in a variety of shapes and sizes, the plant prints rotogravure and flexo in up to nine colours. The stand-up pouches are offered with many add-on features for maximum convenience, such as re-closable openings and laser perforation. The Korneuburg plant is part of the international packaging and paper Group Mondi. Overall…
The new Flexo Wash Multi Cylinder Cleaner at Mondi Korneuburg can clean 24 cylinders per hour (Source: Flexo Wash)
USA • Flexographic Inc. has become the first certified Color-Logic prepress facility in the Chicago area. The company claims it develops colour communication systems and software tool sets for special effect printing applications, allowing brand owners, product managers, corporations and their advertising agencies to differentiate themselves and their clients through print production processes without the use…
DENMARK • For next month’s Print 2017 trade show scheduled to take place between 10-14 September at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tresu will presents its ancillary solutions for automating ink logistics and temperature control in flexo and offset printing situations, together with coating systems for integration with sheet-fed digital packaging and commercial printing lines. These and…
Tresu’s F10 iCon ink supply system, automatically regulating flow pressure, rate and viscosity in flexo printing (Source: Tresu)
GERMANY • Experts from the Flint Group provided evaluation and training on their best plate-making practices as part of the Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Programme.
The Schwak Team from Nuremberg, Thomas Leuschner, Frank Brief, Ann-Kathrin Gracklauer, Nina Göhler, Tobias Schwarz, Ludwig Haas and Maximilian Thate are proud to receive the FlexoExpert certification from the Flint Group (Source: Flint Group)