UK • FFP Packaging, located in Northampton, says Asahi Photoproducts is helping it meet increased demands on its flexible packaging printing with its platinum print platform. The company specializes in high quality flexographic printed flexible packaging, heat seal lidding films and films for high temperature or oven use.
FFP, with its 140 employees, said Asahi helps it achieve higher quality than in the past, reduce costs and turnaround time.
BELGIUM • FTA Europe, the umbrella organisation for European Flexo Organisations, announced that the first Diamond Flexo Awards will take place on the evening of 2 June at the Drupa Congress Centre/Hyatt Hotel in Düsseldorf.
GERMANY • Omet announced it will present its new Varyflex V2 Offset 850 in Hall 3 at Booth 3D90 at drupa. The new sleeves developed by OMET in collaboration with Rossini were designed to improve print quality, performance and efficiency.
The new sleeves developed by OMET in collaboration with Rossini were designed to improve print quality, performance and efficiency
Biodegradabale plastics have been proclaimed as the solution for environmental issues with regard to packaging. Yet, there are many reasons that prevent a commercial breakthrough.
Vetaphone announced it will be exhibiting a range of improved and enhanced surface treatment technology at Stand E20 in Hall 10 at drupa. Vetaphone’s stand in Düsseldorf will display the UL approved iCorona generator series, including the new iCorona2 and iCorona3.
Vetaphone said it will be exhibiting a range of improved and enhanced surface treatment technology at drupa 2016
GERMANY • Kodak announced its lineup of new flexo technologies to be launched on its stand (Hall 5, Stand F09) at drupa. The new Flexcel NX System ’16, powered by an expanding NX Advantage feature set, includes features like advanced plate surface patterning capabilities to improve ink transfer efficiency, the company said.
ISRAEL • AVT has named Walter Nackaerts as its new president of European operations. Nackaerts, who will be based in Mechelen, Belgium, brings more than 25 years of experience in managerial positions at multinational companies in the printing and healthcare industries.
As of now president of European operations at AVT: Walter Nackaerts
USA • Comex announced it will install an ML1 laminator in the Coveris facilities in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Coveris develops products that protect food, medical supplies and touchscreen devices, among other things.
From left to right: Xavier Molina, Service Manager Comexi North America; Morris Brown and John Boarman from Coveris and Miquel Salvà
DENMARK • Flexo Wash has announced its fully automatic Multi Cylinder Cleaner that can clean 10-12 gravure cylinders per hour will be exhibited in its full size at drupa in Hall 12, Booth C31. The company has also said that new for drupa is its Flexo Wash Cylinder Washer that cleans with the use of…
The ATEX compliant Flexo Wash automatic parts washer uses trays to avoid damage during loading and unloading
GERMANY • Bobst announced it will use drupa, in Hall 10, Stand A60, to showcase its solutions that it says will increase productivity, open up new capabilities and protect customers’ global investments. The company is planning the world premiere of a new Mastercut 106 PER, a die-cutter with innovations that Bobst says will set new…
USA • Flint Group announced it will share its innovations in UV technology for packaging and commercial applications at Print UV, a forum for industry printers and suppliers to share new ideas and growth opportunities held on 16-18 March in Las Vegas, Nevada.
JAPAN • Tokyo Pack 2016 announced its motto will be “The Heart of Advanced Packaging Solutions in Asia”. The exhibition, which runs from 4-7 October at Tokyo Big Sight, occurs every two years and will feature more than 2,600 booths representing 600 companies in the 23,000 sqm (248,000 sqft) exhibition space, which attracts more than…
USA • The FTA Conference awarded Flint Group Flexographic Products the 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award in the prepress graphics category for its nyloflex FTF digital plate, which allows flat top dots and a micro-textured surface without the need for additional processing steps or digital surface screening, the company said.
GERMANY • tesa announced that from 31 May to 10 June, it will be presenting highlights from its assortment of self-adhesive tapes for the paper and print industry, focusing on splicing and flexo plate mounting solutions in Hall 15, Booth D20 at drupa. This will include some existing products, but the company said it will…
SWITZERLAND • Lüscher Technologies AG announced it will show a new imagesetter, the Xpose Flexline 330L for 1067 mm x 1524 mm (42” x 60”) formats. The new model combines a dual optic with 5080/2540 dpi with a patented inside drum system.