GERMANY • Seats are still available for ICE Europe’s technical conference taking place from 21 – 23 March 2017 at Munich’s trade fair centre.
USA • The colour science and technology company and its subsidiary Pantone LLC has acquired the ColorCert software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany.
SWITZERLAND • At ICE Europe ebeam Technologies will show visitors how its inkjet dryer system (EID) can enable food packaging converters to mass produce inkjet-printed personalized labels and packaging without the food contamination risk from photoinitiators that are required in UV-cured inks.
ebeam Technologies will be displaying its inkjet dryer system at ICE Europe (Source: ebeam)
ISRAEL • US manufacturing company Danaher Corp. is buying automatic print inspection systems company Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) for USD 100 million. The company will become part of Danaher’s product identification platform division. AVT’s board of directors has accepted the offer and the acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017.
SOUTH KOREA • With subsidiaries in Europe and North America, SAM (Sung An Machinery) provides a portfolio of converting equipment including coating and laminating machines for paper, film and foil with coating stations for 100% solid, water and solvent based coating medias, turret winders, air flotation and support roll dryers, remoisturizerers and web handling. A full…
A coating solution by Korean company SAM (Source: SAM)
GERMANY • Siemens has expanded its Simotion motion control solutions for converting machines to include prismatic winding and learning error compensation (Leco). Prismatic winding compensates for path length differences on non-circular winding bodies. The converting machines with the new, optimized functions will be on display during ICE Europe (Hall A6, Stand 336).
The Siemens Simotion motion control solution for converting machines (Source: Siemens)
DENMARK • Vetaphone will be displaying its VE1E-B corona treater station at the ICE Europe show in Munich (Hall A6 Stand 556).
The new Vetaphone iCorona film tester 600/1000 will be on working display at ICE Europe (Source: Vetaphone)
Germany • In February, Siegwerk Druckfarben, an international supplier of printing inks for packaging applications and labels purchased the business unit “Plastic Tubes and Laminates” from Schekolin AG, a provider of packaging lacquers located in Liechtenstein. With this acquisition, Siegwerk broadened its portfolio by adding specialty UV varnishes suitable for plastic packaging including rigid tubes.
Siegwerk took over Schekolin’s line of plastic tubes and laminates (Source: Siegwerk)
GERMANY • The new issue of Flexo Gravure Global is coming! Look for it in your mail boxes, at tradeshows and where ever flexographic and gravure printing occurs!
The next issue of Flexo Gravure Global issue is coming soon!
GERMANY • Meech International will use the ICE Europe, taking place from 21-23 March in Munich’s trade fair as a platform for demonstrating the fundamental role that web cleaning and static control systems play in the converting industry. The stand will feature Meech’s popular range of Hyperion ionising bars as well as its comprehensive array…
The Hyperion 924 IPS anti-static bar (Source: Meech)
SWITZERLAND • 2016 was a good year for the Bobst Group financially as sales increased by 8.7% and operating profits increased to CHF 103.7 million compared with CHF 83.9 million in 2015. But the company warns of uncertainty ahead this year.
Bobst enjoyed a strong 2016 but fears that 2017’s political instability could destablize markets as well
ITALY • The year 2016 ended positively for Grafikontrol with an increase in turnover of 14% (10% in direct sales to end customers) compared to 2015.
“2016 has been a year packed with trade fairs all around the world,” said Paolo De Grandis, Grafikontrol’s Sales Director and Partner
FRANCE • Presented to the public for the first time at the All4Pack 2016 in Paris, France, the new SAMM 2.0 is Flexologic’s newest automatic flexo plate mounting machine. The company claims it is fastest mounting machine in the world, featuring a mounting speed of only 30 seconds per plate.
Flexologic claims their newest automatic flexo plate mounting machine is the fastest in the world
GERMANY • At the upcoming ICE Europe 2017 to be held in Munich from the 21 to 23 March, Haehne Electronics will be displaying many of their offerings at Hall A6, Booth 634. The company is highlighting the new one-channel ProfiNet strain gauge amplifier that can amplify up to two force sensors.
Haehne Electronics will be displaying many of their offerings at Hall A6, Booth 634
AUSTRIA • In early March Constantia Flexibles Group announced it was purchasing the Italian maker of aluminum die-cut lids and plastic films, TR Alucap for an undisclosed sum.
Signing of the contract with Stefan Grote, EVP Food Europe (left) und Pietro Busnardo, Gradiente SGR CEO, (right)