USA • DuPont Advanced Printing is launching new DuPont Artistri inks that the company said will deliver brighter colours, shorter production cycles and higher production throughput for direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing. The new inks will be featured at the upcoming drupa (Hall 8B, Stand C21).
BELGIUM • The Ghent Workgroup represents the entire PDF community including industry associations, vendor and industry members. Both Chili publish and Ricoh are now joining as vendor members and thereby commit to supporting and incorporating the Ghent Workgroup Specifications into their solution offering.
THE NETHERLANDS • Goss International and DG press announced a new partnership. As part of this agreement, Goss has acquired DG press’ Thallo product line, expanding its web offset packaging portfolio.
INDIA • The multi-function machine 1-TBR Compact from H.C. Moog reached the end of its journey at Hyderabad. From May on, it supplements the machine fleet of Pragati Pack Private Ltd. The company is a subsidiary of the Pragati group in India and specialises in the packaging market.
Pragat Pack Private prints and finishes packaging materials and publications for brands like Samsung, Asian Paints, ITC, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever and Microsoft
Significantly reduced waste and higher printing quality in combination with improved user friendliness and freedom in development of new designs – Forbo Novilon has used mechanical re-design and state-of-the-art automation technology to raise the performance of its 40-year-old gravure press for PVC flooring.
NIGERIA • The Flexofit GmbH successfully held its first Flexofit Seminar in Lagos on 25 April. Presentations on developments in flexo printing from international industry experts from companies presented to a local audience: managers from companies like SPN, VeePee Group and Coca-Cola (Nigerian Bottling Company) amongst other representatives of the Nigerian packaging industry.
There were presentations on the market situation in Africa as well as obstacles in the Nigerian packaging industry
GERMANY • Goebel will showcase its range of slitter rewinders for specialty and standard papers, technical papers, board and aseptic packaging materials at this year’s drupa in Hall 10, Booth E61. It will exhibit one of its top sellers, the slitter rewinder T 2.
The slitter rewinders in the T 2 series, also well-known as AP 22 in the aseptic packaging industry, are suitable for converting specialty and standard papers, coated and uncoated papers, board and aseptic packaging papers
GERMANY • Brookfield Ametek will display its AST-100 Viscometer at drupa, Hall 12, Booth #A63. Along with their German sales representative Agergaard, the company says the AST-100 has provides efficiencies and productivity to printing operations and makes an impact on customer ROI.
The AST features a no-moving-parts design
GERMANY • Soma Engineering will launch a wide web version of its successful Optima short run CI flexographic printing press at drupa.
GERMANY n QuadTech, colour and inspection technology producer will debut four new product offerings at drupa. The company has also secured industry experts to participate in a Print Performance Speaker Series at the QuadTech booth to help printers meet the demands of their customers.
GERMANY • Spengler Electronic announced it will have a stand at drupa, Hall 15 / Stand A38, where it will have information on a new charging system to serve the demand of premium printers for an ESA system, which works on electrically conductive substrates.
This innovation makes the system cost effective in comparison to classic ESA systems
GERMANY • The German announced it is offering advanced courses on flexography in English from 13-17 June flexographic technological association in Stuttgart. According to the association, the training course introduces flexography and other printing methods on a beginner level, but then turns to advanced levels of prepress with its sections of repro and plate making.
USA • Coast Controls, Inc, manufacturers of all air web guide systems, announced the launch of its latest unwind shifting roll stand, the SRS4-R15-U.
The SRS4-R15-U incorporates a complete Montalvo Unwind Tension Control System
GERMANY • Hannecard announced it will introduce ESA 2.0, new coverings for ESA gravure printing, at drupa in Hall 15, Stand A36. Thirty years ago, Hannecard introduced Hanneresist, the polyurethane covering for ESA gravure impression in rollers, and it says this new product is not a simple evolution but a revolution.
Hannepearl and Hannevision are the newest coverings for ESA gravure printing from Hannecard
GERMANY • Swedev AB announced it will introduce Swedcut H7 in Hall 3, Booth B73 at drupa. It is the newest edition to the Microkote family and is a printing doctor blade solution to keep up with the ever increasing printing demands facing the industry.
The new doctor blade’s coating provides longer blade life through a significant increase in wear resistance and corrosion resistance compared to other Swedcut blades