Pamarco – Allan Li in as new CEO

Allan Li will assume the role of new CEO of Pamarco (Source: Pamarco)
USA • The company’s current CEO, Terry Ford, publicized his retirement and succession strategy. Allan Li will assume overall responsibility for Pamarco, including all lines of business and functional groups within the company. Allan is a seasoned executive and has held various positions in private equity, investment banking, and management consulting. He comes to Pamarco after…

Constantia Flexibles – Multi-Color buys labels business for EUR 1.15 billion

Constantia Flexibles to sell labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion)
AUSTRIA • Constantia Flexibles has signed an agreement to sell its labels division to Multi-Color Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.3 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approvals.
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Flint Group – nyloflex FTC digital plate for corrugated postprint introduced

Flint claims the nyloflex FTC Digital can provide fluting reduction (Source, Flint)
GERMANY • The expanded product range with a further inherent flat top dot flexo plate provides fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute. The Flint Group claims the nyloflex FTC (Flat Top Dot plate for Corrugated Postprint) digital plate offers increased print quality with sharply defined elements, text and codes. The new…

Carl Kind Junior – Udo Linke responds to flexo forme market survey

Udo Linke, team kind’s managing director (Source, team kind)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Udo Linke, team kind’s managing director. Is there…

Flint Group – Eva Freudenthaler responds to flexo forme market survey

Eva Freudenthaler, the Flint Group’s vice president marketing and technology, flexographic products (Source, Flint Group)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Eva Freudenthaler, the Flint Group’s vice president marketing…

Esko – Pascal Thomas responds to flexo forme market survey

Pascal Thomas, Esko’s director of flexo business (Source, Esko)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Pascal Thomas, Esko’s director of flexo business. Is…
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Smithers Pira – Economic trends to shape rigid plastic packaging industry

Smithers Pira reports sustainable packaging will impact markets for rigid plastics (Source, Smithers Pira)
UK • In its new report, The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022, Smithers Pira’s analysis of the key drivers shaping this segment show that the global rigid plastic packaging consumption is projected at 52.9 million tonnes in 2017 and is forecast to grow during 2017–2022 at an annual rate of 3.7% to 63.4 million…

Doneck Ibérica – Alexis Mur in as technical sales director

Alexis Mur is now Doneck Ibérica’s technical sales director (Source, Doneck)
SPAIN • Doneck considers Mur to be an expert on the Spanish printing inks market. Since April 2017, he has also been managing sales activities in Spain and Portugal while supporting technical sales in France. By elevating Mur, management believes the Doneck Network has gained a specialist for water and solvent-based flexographic and gravure inks. With…