ITALY • More than 35 participants attended the kick off workshop of the Flexo Best Practice Tool Box project in Milan in September, promoted by Icmprint and FTA Europe. The project brings together cross-industry experts to create a reference document for printers and suppliers aiming to improve their flexo performance.
The project brings together cross-industry experts to create a reference document for printers and suppliers aiming to improve their flexo performance
GERMANY • The European Rotogravure Association (ERA) has elected Manfred Janoschka of Janoschka Holding as its new president. He succeeds José María Camacho, former CEO of Circleprinters and is the first ERA president to be elected from a cylinder engraving company.
Manfred Janoschka is the first ERA president to be elected from a cylinder engraving company
UK • Sun Chemical confirmed the acquisition of Flint Group’s European publication gravure ink business. The acquisition includes the transfer of all products relating to Flint Group’s European publication gravure products.
GERMANY • Inometa was founded in 1981 by Wilfried Tappe and the company announced it is celebrating its evolution into a roller specialist, known for lightweight solutions. For the anniversary occasion, the company invited all of its employees and their families to attend a summer festival.
Left to right: Cedric Tappe is responsible for the development, technology and production and Christof Schotten for the marketing and sales departments
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Belgium • Esko announced that Niels Stenfeldt has expanded his role to vice president EMEA & Global Brand Sales. Effective September 1, Stenfeldt will be assuming the role previously held by Armand Gougay, who is retiring after 27 years at Esko. Niels joined Esko in May responsible for global brand sales.
Left to right: Left to right: Armand Gougay is retiring after 27 years at Esko; Niels Stenfeldt has assumed the role as of September 1
UK • The global market value of barrier coatings for plastic packaging is projected at USD 1.37 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 5.2% during the five-year period to 2021 to USD 1.76 billion.
DENMARK • As part of its ambitious expansion programme, the inventor of corona and pioneer of surface treatment announced that architects have finished the design of a new building that will effectively double the size of the current headquarters in Kolding. The expansion is due for completion in August 2017.
Lars Villumsen (CFO), Frank Eisby (CEO), Jan Eisby (CSO), Jens Ravn Friis (CTO) cut the first sod for the new building
GERMANY • Cosmo Films announced it will be showcasing its range of packaging films especially barrier films, at the upcoming FachPack show from 27 to 29 September in Nuremberg at Stand 09-416. Some of the barrier films on display are as follows: Broad Seal & High Hot Tack Barrier Films: This category of metalized films is…
UK • More than 30 delegates from across the print industry attended the one-day technical seminar, jointly hosted by The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) and ThePackHub, a leading UK packaging consultancy.
USA • Huhtamaki has agreed to purchase a manufacturing facility to set up a new manufacturing and distribution unit in Goodyear, Arizona, and is set to service the southwest and west coast foodservice packaging and retail tableware markets.
THE NETHERLANDS • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging will be attending Fachpack with packaging solutions and products to share with visitors at Hall 7, Booth 7-619, the company said. High on the list is the innovative Skintight film, which reduces food waste through extending product shelf life.
THE NETHERLANDS • Xeikon has announced two personnel changes — Filip Weymans has been promoted to vice president of marketing and Pedro Sá has been appointed as sales director in Latin America.
Left to right: Filip Weymans and Pedro Sá
GERMANY • Henkel will present examples of product innovations and system solutions for adhesives at FachPack from 27-29 September at Hall 1, Stand 1-106. The personalization trend has reached the flexible packaging industry. This brings with it an increased industry interest in digital printing technologies.
UK • Bobst Manchester announced it will be holding an open house at their Competence Centre in Heywood on 18 October. The event will see the unveiling of the new Bobst K5 Expert, which the company said will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world.
The machine includes cost saving innovations to reduce energy, consumable usage and film waste