ITALY • Grafikontrol announced that next year’s plans include the creation of a demo centre at the Pennsylvania office, where American customers will be invited to watch demonstrations of its control systems on the print simulator.
Grafikontrol sales director and partner Paolo De Grandis said the company has had a 10% year-on-year increase over the past two years in the U.S.
FRANCE • Vianord Engineering, suppliers of flexographic plate-making systems for conventional and digital plates, announced it has developed and introduced the new Evo 3 ELF New and EDLF New. They are intend to make any existing combined exposure, dryer and light finisher units obsolete; irrespectively of the brand or the manufacturer, the company said.
The Evo 3 EDLF New consists of an exposure section, a 4-drawer dryers and light finisher
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre, which is part of the of Comexi’s CTec, announced it will expand its training offer for 2017. The Comexi CTec will offer a new Advanced Lamination course in German and a slitting course in English, as well as a new gravure course in Spanish.
Nearly 600 professionals have been trained with the Comexi CTec courses. The University of Girona accredits all sessions as specialization courses with a diploma
Our editors come back from trade shows, open houses and press shop visits with gigabytes worth of data. Some of them are simply poorly lit and not worth using. Others are so great we share them more than once, through social media or on our news portal as well as in our magazines.
Because of the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, our editors thought the best way to try to sum up the year would be through a photo collage
SWEDEN • Marvaco, together with Anilox Laser Technologies (Alt) and Polywest, have made a donation to flexo printing to the Brobygrafiska school in Sunne. The donated banded anilox roller is designed to give information about the development of ultra-high definition flexo printing, e.g. 100 l/cm (254 lpi).
Marvaco team together with the Brobygrafiska team and students
UK • Rexson announced the purchase of Vale-Tech Ltd. This was part of a planned succession to allow Vale-Tech to continue its growth and development as part of a bigger group, the company said.
Vale-Tech predominantly supplies ink dispensing equipment in the narrow web, offset, paste and UV liquid sectors
UK • Food packaging will grow at a faster rate than the overall packaging market from 2016 to 2021, at 3.0% CAGR in real value and print area.
USA • DG press signed a cooperation agreement with Total Optimum Production LLC in the USA (TOP) to improve its service for the large VSOP owners in the USA. The addition of TOP will close the gap between Europe and America with faster response times to service calls and no more excess time difference, the…
ITALY • BG Plast Impianti held an open house from 21 to 25 November at its production plant in Marnate, the company said, during which five lines for the production of cling PVC film, used for food packaging, were exhibited in working condition.
Each plant is able to produce up to 200 Kg/h (441 lb/hr) of stretch PVC film with a variable thickness from 7 up to 20 microns, a width of 1,400 (55.1”) mm and a winding speed up to 100 m/min (328 fpm)
GERMANY • Flexo & Gravure Global visited the KBA-Flexotecnica stand at the K 2016 to speak with its sales and marketing manager, Dr Maria Costantino. We learn more about its new Evolam laminator, the impressions of this year’s plastics show and what innovations to expect from the company in the future.
We interview Dr Maria Costantino to learn more about the company's new Evolam laminator and more
MOROCCO • Cosmo Films will be showcasing its range of specialty packaging films, especially barrier films, at the upcoming Pack2Pack 2016– a show for packing and packaging machinery, products, materials, logistics, and services, scheduled to take place from 14 to 17 December in Casablanca.
Barrier films, packaging films and other packaging materials will be on display at the trade show in Casablanca
SPAIN • Comexi announced sale of a new Comexi Futura to Uflex Limited, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials company. The deal was closed at the K show in Germany.
With this new deal, Uflex has made its third Comexi Futura purchase over the last year, and this may increase according to the flexible packaging giant’s growth plans in the coming years
Our magazine and news portal brings you the latest news in packaging printing, and we’re offering more with our newest feature, Product of the Month. We will bring you short interviews with machine manufacturers, flexible packaging printers and more every month.
Donald Lewis of Meech International gives the rundown on the company’s web cleaning products
Editor’s note: Part of our mission at Flexo & Gravure Global is to inform our readers about flexible packaging production processes that are outside but often include the flexo and gravure technologies, with special sections like Digital Printing today and articles like this.
Ben Wesselink founded the company in 1976, noted forecasts for growth in packaging and decided to branch out using offset, and now hybrid, printing
LUXEMBOURG • Food packaging has to fulfil a variety of functions, however the first priority is to protect people from migration of substances between the product and the packaging and resulting contamination.
Paprika packaging for direct food contact