SPAIN • The company has developed the Cingular Match program that offers automated color adjustment through equipment integrated into the printer.
Comexi's Cingular Match allows an operator to calculate the amount of ink needed for a job, potentially reducing ink waste
JAPAN • Toyo Ink recently announced the development of the Elex-one series of EB (electron beam) curable flexo inks. The company claims that the new Elex-one series is completely VOC-free, making it a solution for food-safe flexible and carton packaging applications.
Toyo Ink claims that the new Elex-one ink series is completely VOC-free, making it safer for food, flexible and carton packaging applications
CUBA • The first PACGRAF Cuba tradeshow, being held from the 7 to 9 February, will showcases the business opportunities in packaging and printing that are opening up on the island.
The first PACGRAF Cuba tradeshow at the Havana Pabexpo, will be held from the 7 to 9 February
Germany • Since the end of 2016, the production team at the Matthew’s Group S&T Schawk Jülich pre-press facility can boast of their Flexoexpert status.
Employees at SCHAWK JÜLICH are pleased with the FlexoExpert title
ITALY • Following extensive demonstrations of the Sapphire digital package printing press at drupa 2016, with Kodak’s technical support, Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO press in the Spring of 2017.
Uteco will launch the new Sapphire EVO package printing press in the Spring of 2017
Denmark • At ICE Europe 2017, the Tresu Group will showcase ancillary equipment, including chamber doctor blades, supply systems and circulators for controlling and automating ink and coating supply in virtually all flexo printing situations.
Tresu’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity, ensuring a constant, accurate ink density on the printed substrate, without air contamination. This system also provides thorough automatic cleaning, achieving a complete ink change cycle in five to ten minutes
Israel • Print inspection, process control and quality assurance company AVT has entered into a licensing agreement with color technology specialist X-Rite.
AVT’s SpectraLab II Color Measurement System is now compliant with X-Rite’s XRGA Standard
USA • On March 22, 2017, the North American division of Uteco will host an open house at the company’s facility in Kennesaw, GA near Atlanta.
Uteco North America will host an open house in the company’s Kennesaw, GA facility
China • With the theme of “Greenovation for a Smart Future”, Chinaplas 2017–one of Asia’s largest plastics and rubber trade fairs, will feature “Intelligent Manufacturing”, “High-tech Materials” and “Green Solutions” with a spectrum of innovative exhibits to senior-level, professional visitors.
The first globally launched, solvent-free rotogravure printing machine will make its debut at Chinaplas,. Developed by Zhongshan Sotech Printing Machinery, the machine uses cold light to solidify colored inks without the need for solvents and VOCs.
INDIA • A manufacturer of BOPP barrier films, Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties. According to the company, these solvent free coated films are used for a wide range of FMCG packaging applications and not only help in extending the shelf life of the contents…
Cosmo has just introduced several additions to its portfolio of transparent as well as metalized varieties
Netherlands • Since their last edition in 2013, the analysts at AWA have updated their detailed study of the range and diversity of specialty papers and paperboards now available worldwide.
Since AWA published the last edition in 2013, much has changed in the specialty paper and paperboard markets
GERMANY • The new release Opencolor 2.0.6 multichannel profiling software allows users to create and deliver more separation and preview profiles to Adobe Photoshop and Packz from Hybrid Software.
The new release of GMG's Opencolor 2.0.6 multichannel profiling software allows users to create and deliver more separation and preview profiles to Adobe Photoshop and Packz from Hybrid Software
GERMANY • As of January 1, 2017, Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic S.p.A., has been appointed CEO of Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH. He succeeds Roberta Ghilardi in her responsibility for administration and finance. He will take on this role while continuing to hold the post of CEO of IMS Deltamatic as well.
As of January Daniele Vaglietti, CEO of IMS Deltamatic, has been appointed CEO of Goebel Schneid und Wickelsysteme GmbH as well. He will continue to hold both posts
USA • In early January the Matthews International Company, headquartered in Pittsburg, PA announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht.
In early January the Matthews International Company announced that it had completed the purchase of the German company A+E Ungricht--a longtime European provider of pre-press services and gravure printing forms located in
Our magazine and news portal brings you the latest news in packaging printing, and we’re offering more with our feature, Product of the Month. We bring you short interviews with machine manufacturers, flexible packaging printers and more every month. This month we’re featuring Innovia Films, a producer of BOPP films.
Holger Eschenburg of Innovia Films explains one of the company's latest developments