USA • Offering a metallic finish over fine or larger areas, foil blocking creates something special. You can select matt or gloss foils in gold, silver or other colours and, optionally, make the foiled area stand out with blind embossing.
A sample of a surface provided with foil blocking (Source: Baddeley Brothers)
USA • Against the background of plastic packaging waste particularly in the oceans, the issue of food waste is also a growing concern. Food waste is the largest single material in landfills across the US and is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.
In a groundbreaking study, AMERIPEN has explored the value of packaging in preventing food waste (Source: AMERIPEN)
UK • The company regards its “remarkably successful” participation at the recent Latin Pack 2018 – Chile event as a confirmation that its strategic focus on building local service and support in Chile is on the right track.
Nick Vindel, Latin America Sales Manager at JM Heaford, was invited to present a keynote address on developments in mounting technology during the
Latin Pack event (Source: Heaford)
GERMANY • The presentation of the FTA “Europe Diamond Awards” took place during the recent Print4All trade fair in Milan/Italy and honours the best international results in flexo printing. More than 240 participants from the European flexographic printing community participated in this year’s awards in 14 categories.
With a total of 11 victories in various categories, Lohmann is involved in one third of all prizes at this year's FTA Diamond Award ceremony (Source: Lohmann)
USA • Baldwin Technology Company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer by hosting a series of activities and events designed to honour and inspire both its workforce and its customers.
SWITZERLAND • The company supplies a CL 850D laminator for cold-formed foil pharma packaging to Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary Oai Hung of Vietnam.
The CL 850D laminator for cold-formed foil pharma packaging to be installed at Constantia Flexibles’ subsidiary Oai Hung of Vietnam (Source: Bobst)
UK • The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) has partnered with specialist apprenticeship and training provider, SkillCert, to offer Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO) apprenticeship, Level 2.
During the Print4All show, we took the opportunity to talk to Daniele Barbui from ACE Electrostatic. In this interview, Mr Barbui talks about recent innovations and explains amongst others, their knife cleaning system.
Managing director for
ACE Electrostatic (Source: ACE)
Digital printing opens up a perspective, with which all today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the first edition of our special “Digital Printing today” 2018 these articles – among others – inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Expanding flexible packaging and label opportunties” by Armin Karl Geiger and “Printed…
(Source: G&K TechMedia)
In late 2017, both QuadTech and PC Industries were acquired by Baldwin Technology Company Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of process-automation equipment and related consumables for the printing, packaging and other industrial segments. In this interview, Karl Fritchen, answers questions around the acquisition, explains the impact this agreement will have on the industry and the…
Karl Fritchen, president of Baldwin Vision Systems, answers questions around the acquisition, explains the market impact of this agreement, and shares his ideas for the company moving forward (Source: Baldwin)
The angles of amplitude modulated screens (AM screens) is quite a current printing problem. Even so it hardly attracts the interest of experts and the solutions available are anything but satisfactory. However potential future developments could make this issue a major focus of concern.
(Source: G&K TechMedia)
Andy Cave Whatever name you know it by – fixed palette, Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG), extended process, N-colour, or something else – the objective is the same: To simulate spot colours using screen tint builds of four or more colours to provide more choice to brand owners while increasing production throughput and reducing costs. The…
A narrow web sample, printed at MPS in Holland. The sample uses Bellissima DMS, Apex GTT anilox, MacDermid Graphics Solutions' LUX ITP 60 plates. The sample includes a panel of perfectly smooth screen tint builds to simulate spot colours (Source: Hamillroad)
The plain packaging ruling intended World Trade Organisation (WTO) could severely affect the food and drink industry.
Soon a thing of a colourful past? WTO intends plain packaging ruling (Source: PA)
GERMANY • For the 25th time, the TOP 100 competition selected the most innovative mid-sized companies in Germany. Among these leaders this year is Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik. In the independent selection process, the company was particularly convincing in the categories “climate of innovation” and “innovation success”.
(Left to right:) Dr Stephan Witt (COO Kampf), Ranga Yogeshwar, and Lutz Busch (CEO Kampf) accepted the TOP 100 trophy (Source: KD Busch/compamedia)
GERMANY • The consulting company held their first ever Asia seminars in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City this June. In both countries the flexo printing industry is developing quite well, but current developments and techniques were novelties for the attending experts.
Flexofit held their first ever Asia seminars in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City (Source: Flexofit)