JAPAN • Beginning in April, Doneck, a manufacturer of flexo and gravure inks for the European region, is now able to sell Toyo’s Aqua Liona and Aquaecol series of water-based lamination inks to markets within Europe. This licensing agreement is expected to strengthen the position of both companies since water-based alternatives to printing inks are projected…
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UK • The developer of photopolymer flexo plate has won top spots in the European Flexographic Industry Association EFIA awards. Award winning Asahi customers included CJSC Uniflex winning a Gold Award in the category “Flexo Print on Film”; Ultimate Packaging for “Flexo Print on Paper”; and DS Smith Packaging Deutschland for “Flexo Print on Corrugated”.
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USA • As part of its ongoing strategy to establish industry partnerships and grow the company’s aftermarket and service networks, Goss has acquired Graphic Automation Controls (GAC). GAC focuses on full PLC integration and control systems upgrades for printing and packaging presses and provides on-site service support, fill in plant maintenance and press audit services. Additionally,…
USA • The Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has installed a Fusion C flexo press in Legacy Flexo, a print shop located in Green Bay, WI.
Legacy Flexo of Green Bay, WI is now using a new PCMC Fusion C flexo press (Source, PCMC)
SPAIN • Global Films Barcelona (GFE) has added a Conslit roll slitter to the two Kampf slitters already on site. The new unit is capable of working with webs up to widths of 2,000 mm (79”) and parent rolls with maximum diameter of 1,200 mm (47.25”).
Kampf’s has installed a Conslit roll slitting unit at Global Films Barcelona (Source: Kampf)
NETHERLANDS • Taking charge in early May, the mandate of Benoit Chatelard is to further develop Flint Group’s Digital Solutions portfolio and customer reach in that arena, for which Xeikon is also a strategic element. Therefore, he will be put forward as CEO of Xeikon, to be confirmed at the upcoming shareholders meeting. In these capacities, he…
Benoit Chatelard will be the new president and CEO of the Flint Group’s Digital Solutions segment (Source: Flint Group)
GERMANY • For the third time in a row, the company has won the DFTA award for the category “Conversion for flexographic printing” in recognition of its high definition flexo printing. This award is presented every two years by the German Flexo Technical Association (DFTA).
Bischof + Klein’s award winning entry for this year’s DFTA award (Source: Bischof + Klein)
USA • The manufacturer of splicing, rewinding and tension control systems has commissioned a custom automatic butt splicing unwind on a new line for coating heavy fabric materials.
USA • Operating under the name Sun Chemical Saudi Arabia LTD, the joint venture combines two of the leading ink suppliers to the packaging and publication market in the region. Alliance Holding Company LTD, the parent company of Ink Products Company, Ltd., is a manufacturer of printing inks in the Arabian Peninsula.
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INDIA • The new F-PDP film, which has a modified surface on one side while the other side remains untreated, is digitally printable without any need for priming or coating and can be directly printed without requiring printing plates or cylinders.
Uflex’s new F-PDP PET film has been certified for digital printing by HP Indigo presses (Source: Uflex)
BELGIUM • Just announced at the Xeikon Café in Lier, the nyloflex Xpress thermal plate processing system that is presently available only in North America, will be offered globally in the second half of 2017 beginning with European, African and Middle Eastern markets.
The Flint Group nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processor (Source, Flint Group)
GERMANY • Following the takeover by Jagenberg in December 2016, the reorganisation and strengthening of the converting activities in Hamburg and Fribourg (Switzerland) is continuing.
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FRANCE • After exhibiting at PacGraf Cuba in February 2017, the provider of automated flexo platemaking systems has signed a multi-country dealership agreement with Ferpa Graphics of Cervelló (Barcelona) in Spain. Under the deal, Ferpa Graphics will supply and support the full range of Vianord’s EVO equipment and systems in Spain, the Dominican Republic and…
From left to right: Riccardo de Caria, strategy advisor Vianord; José Fernández, general director Ferpa Graphics; Massimilano Merlo, global marketing & sales director Vianord (Source: Vianord)
UK • The manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rollers manufacturer has completed the installation of a new ALE fibre laser. It is equipped to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lpi and features a Custom Pulse to provide graphical control which gives the Manchester-based company the opportunity to create a range of…
Sonia Arcos, technical sales director and Paul Smith, production manager from Cheshire Anilox Technology pose with the company’s new ALE 500W fibre laser (Source, Cheshire Anilox)
GERMANY • Nine months before the official ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in September 2017, the foundations were laid at the company’s Würzburg headquarters for a new digital and flexographic press demo centre. The location was chosen to provide suitable, conveniently situated presentation facilities with easy access to Frankfurt…
Architect’s sketch of the new demo centre for digital and flexo presses at KBA’s headquarters in Würzburg (Source, KBA)