Hundreds of millions tonnes of laminate waste are generated annually, with only a small fraction re-used in some way. Is recycling the way to go or does waste-to-energy, and landfilling make more sense? And what might be expected in the future?
Direct engraving of elastomer flexographic printing formes using two Hell PremiumSetter direct laser engraving systems is the focus of sales activities at the full-service company Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH in Melle. Increasing numbers of print shops, brand owners, and design agencies are opting to use cost-effective, high-quality, eco-friendly elastomer formes in the long term.
USA • The Minnesota-based Cortec Corporation has developed a static dissipative corrosion inhibiting paper that serves as a complete packaging paper for valuable electrical and electronic items.
Cortec has developed a static dissipative corrosion inhibiting paper that serves as a complete packaging paper for valuable electrical and electronic items such as printed circuit boards (PCBs), telecommunications equipment, electrical panels and batteries.
Already since 2011, Polywest equipped several CI flexo presses of the Bobst 90SIX model range with its XXL sleeves. In 2014 Bobst installed the first press of this range for preprint and liner board applications at Grupo Gondi, Mexico that has also been provided with XXL sleeves by Polywest.
In the course of a previous visit of a delegation of Grupo Gondi at Polywesta new order for and extensive XXL sleeve package was placed
For years, the term “printed electronics” has been on everyone’s lips, but it has had little commercial impact on packaging. For some, the opportunities will lie in adding value to packaging for your current customers, but for others printed electronics and functional printing will be the path to finding new markets and applications.
Before June, it seemed as though there were only two things people were talking about: drupa and the Brexit vote. Now that we’ve waved goodbye to summer, people across the industry have mostly recovered from the biggest trade show in the print and graphics arena. But the vote hasn’t faded into the background quite yet.
A poll of the British Printing Industries Federation before the vote made the results even more surprising (Source: BPIF)
SPAIN • Christmas came early for Comexi when company officials learned that the group would soon receive the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) WorldStar Award 2017 for the firm’s innovative combination of their Cingular Laser technology and lamination in register techniques.
Comexi received the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) WorldStar Award 2017 for the combination of their Cingular Laser technology and lamination in register techniques.
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SWITZERLAND • The company is currently assuming for 2017 stable sales comparing with 2016, thus slightly exceeding CHF 1.40 billion (EUR 1.31 billion) and an EBIT margin also similar to 2016 reaching around 7%. For 2016, Bobst Group is currently expecting, according to the announcement dated 11 November, sales slightly exceeding CHF 1.40 billion, a higher…
MAURITIUS & SOUTH AFRICA • Flexofit announced it held its first international Flexofit Seminars in Port Louis, Mauritius and Cape Town, South Africa. Both seminars brought together a range of international speakers with a regional industry expert audience.
Group picture of all participants at the Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Cape Town, November 2016
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USA • Hybrid Software announced it has won its largest order since its formation. The order has been placed by Shanxi Yuncheng Plate Making Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of gravure cylinders, employing around 10,000 people at 75 productions sites, many of which are in China.
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CANADA • Toronto-based flexible packaging manufacturer Covertech Flexible packaging is investing USD 10 million to increase its capacity and bring in the latest technology in equipment.
ITALY • In September, the Italian flexo and gravure printing press manufacturer Uteco organised the Flex So Good event with suppliers and printers at its headquarters in Colognola ai Colli. Several companies including 3M Italy, Prades, Sun Chemical, Simec Group, Rossini, Asahi Photoproducts, Camis, I&C/Gama and Grafikontrol participated in the event.
Technicians demonstrate a job changeover of Onyx XS Eco One with EB curing