GERMANY • In mid-December, Dürr Group announced the acquisition of the KBA-CleanAir section of KBA-MetalPrint GmbH. Through this purchase, Dürr is strengthening its market position in exhaust air purification technology and expanding the technology portfolio of its Clean Technology Systems environmental technology division.
Exhaust air purification systems from KBA-CleanAir are used in the printing industry, dye and paint manufacturing, surface treatment, and the chemicals industry.
ITALY • As 2016 came to an end, IMS Deltamatic strengthened its capital structure thanks to an investment by Coeclerici S.p.A. assuming a majority stake (67%) in the company that will better enable growth on a global scale.
IMS Deltamatic is a prime example of Italian industrial excellence whose value is recognised and appreciated all over the world,” commented Paolo Clerici, chairman and chief executive at Coeclerici S.p.A.
UK • Linx Printing Technologies has launched two laser coders in their CSL range that can provide faster printing speeds and greater versatility. The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature more powerful processing boards that are able to relay messages from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering…
The Linx CSL10 (10 watt) and CSL30 (30 watt) laser coders feature more powerful processing boards that are able to relay messages from the control unit to the marking head more quickly, delivering higher speeds.
USA • The UEI Group, a worldwide market leader providing hot stamping and embossing dies, foils & supplies has made several personnel changes. After several years in the Customer Service Department, Michael Carroll has assumed the role of Direct Sales Professional.
Michael Carroll has assumed the role of Direct Sales Professional for UEI Group
GERMANY • Last year Lohmann’s Graphics Market Segment was proud to see so many of their international customers receiving high levels of recognition by various industry associations.
Winners for the “Best use of flexo within a single form”: Midland Regional Printers (L-R) Awards host, Matt Le Tissier; Managing director, Steve Bates and Catherine Tew, sales and marketing, Midland Regional Printers (MRP); Silvia Castellato, senior market manager, market and product management graphics EMEA, Lohmann Adhesive Tape Systems; Stephen Tew, founder and Matt Seaford, business development manager, MRP.
SWEDEN • The Stockholm-based software and consulting firm MWM Group has extended its board by bringing on new member Jörgen Karlsson. He is tasked with overseeing MWM’s expansion into Germany and the packaging.
Jörgen Karlsson will oversee MWM Group’s expansion into the German packaging industry
GERMANY • As the new year began, Siegwerk, one of the leading providers of printing inks for flexible packaging, announced they had added a nordmeccanica group’s Labo Combi 400 laminator to the company’s Technical Center for the Flexible Packaging business unit.
Siegwerk’s new nordmeccanica Labo Combi adds state-of-the-art laminating capabilities to the existing testing skills at their European “Center of Competence”.
GERMANY • Based out of KBA headquarters in Würzburg, Christoph Müller, managing director of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) Digital & Web Solutions has taken on additional responsibililities as managing director for KBA-Flexotecnica S.p.A. in Tavazzano near Milan beginning in January 2017.
SWITZERLAND • Continuing a long history of environmental responsibility, back in 2012 Tetra Pak challenged itself to develop sustainable products, use 100% FSC-certified paperboard, produce a 100% renewable package, achieve a 40% global recycling rate and cap the company’s climate impact across the value chain at 2010 levels by 2020.
The new version of the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with a bio-based LightCap 30 is another major step towards those sustainability goals.
GERMANY • For three days beginning on the 21st of March 2017, CCE International, Europe’s only exhibition exclusively targeted to the corrugated and folding carton industry, will open at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany.
In 2017, CCE International attendees and visitors will be able to meet with more than 150 providers of raw materials, machines, accessories and services who will present them with cutting-edge technologies, manufacturing systems and the latest solutions for the production and conversion of corrugated and carton board.
USA • API`s new Micro Glitter holographic foil is enhancing the image of E & J Gallo Winery´s Viniq Shimmery Liqueur on the company´s retail display box.
The Micro Glitter foil, part of API’s Holofoil range, is applied to the retail display box by Pacific Southwest Container (PSC). It creates sparkling waves of light that emanate from a printed image of the Viniq Shimmery Liqueur bottle. This graphic display is designed to represent the effect of the liqueur when it is poured into a glass.
AUSTRIA • At the ProSweets conference scheduled to take place from 29 January to 1 February 2017 in Cologne, the Schur Flexibles Group will be introducing a new line of super thin materials for the confectionary industry including several waxed paper solutions and laminates that have a papery, almost homemade look and feel.
It is no longer just enough to look good, but now a package must feel good to the touch, especially candy wrappers. Schur Flexibles has introduced a new line of packaging that does both.
USA • As a full-service, integrated tradeshop located in Creve Coeur, MO/USA near St. Louis, Colortek Inc. continuously educates and updates its employees on the best practices and procedures in the industry. To maintain their high standards, Colortek decided to participate in the Flint Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Program.
RUSSIA • The US flexible packaging specialist Sealed Air Corporation has begun production at a new EUR 9.5 million food packaging plant at Volgograd in south western Russia.
In the first part of this article, our editor examined the immediate effects after England voted to leave the EU as well as the mood of the print industry. Read on for more industry insight on shifting regulations, possible oppportunities and more.
Most BPIF members believed the vote would have a mostly negative impact on their companies (Source: BPIF)