TURKEY • Mondi Group announced the acquisition of Kalenobel, the Turkish flexible packaging manufacturer, for EUR 90 million on a debt-and-cash-free basis (consideration for 90% of the business).
ITALY • The FTA Europe announced a new project that brings together international cross-industry expertise to provide a best practice reference for printers and suppliers to improve flexo performance. The project’s first meeting will be in Milan on 13-14 September.
UK • Troika Systems said it has achieved more than EUR 117 million of realistic new sales revenue throughout the coming year. During the two-week exhibition, the company said it developed more than 360 new business leads and orders while it unveiled two new technologies.
The company presented Corrucam, a new tool that measures aniloxes within corrugated presses, and the development of the Advanced Inspection Microscope
The UK has a vibrant print history, starting with William Caxton bringing the printing press to England in 1476. Another William got into the printing industry a few hundred years later and started a company that would share a part of that history for more than 160 years.
From left to right: William and Ben Roberts took over day-to-day operations of Roberts Mart in 2009
ITALY • Omet announced it has sold five Varyflex V2 machines — 670 mm wide (26.3”) — a printing press for flexible packaging designed to combine a range of printing and finishing technologies.
Omet's Varyflex V2 hybrid offset and flexo press on display at drupa
FRANCE • Pierre Chevreux, founder-president of Recyl SAS, France and shareholders announced that they completed the sale of Recyl to O&CG Holding SAS, owned by Charlotte and Olivier Goualard, effective the beginning of last month.
From left to right: Cyril Fulgraff, Charlotte Goualard, Olivier Goualard, Pierre Chevreux, Christophe Chevreux, Bertrand Christen
GERMANY • Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) announced the takeover of Iberica AG S.A. in Spain that was announced on 23 May was completed with the signing of the purchase agreement by Officine Meccaniche G. Cerutti S.p.A. (OMGC) from Italy.
KBA president and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann (2nd left) with Iberica engineers on a tour of the assembly hall
USA • Pamarco announced it worked with Applied Laser Engineering to install a new laser in Atlanta. The new equipment is equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to produce a range of engraving configurations from 35 to 1,500 lines per inch and more.
It is equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to produce a range of engraving configurations from 35 to 1,500 lines per inch and more
DENMARK • Tresu announced its new iCut plate cutter provides a fast means of imaging flexo plates for the postprint spot coating of digitally printed folding cartons. Accommodating B2-size plates used by Tresu iCoat units, it is designed to processes the same software as the digital printer as well as the accompanying analogue coater.
The iCut made its global debut at drupa this year
ITALY • Gama International said of all the control systems it presented at drupa, the systems it launched, G33 and G34, generated the most interest. They are designed for the control of temperature and viscosity of EB ink used in the production of flexible packaging.
From left to right: Sante Conselvan and Federico Paulli of Gama International said the company’s latest VIS G30, G20 and G34 were its biggest draws
MEXICO • Clariant announced it inaugurated its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Santa Clara. The new plant doubles Clariant’s annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico.
Internal view of new Clariant production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Santa Clara, Mexico
SWITZERLAND • After consolidating the shareholding structure on the German market, Janoschka has established a new production line in Switzerland. The new member, called Janoschka Swiss AG, completes the company’s product offerings in Switzerland, it said.
ITALY • KBA Australasia signed a corresponding sales and service agreement with KBA-Flexotecnica in Italy. KBA said it wants to expand its footing with CI flexo web presses for flexible packaging in Australia and New Zealand.
Left to right: Andreas Friedrich, KBA China, Claudio Bisogni, CEO KBA-Flexotecnica, Dave Lewis, KBA Australasia, Peter Stewart, KBA Flexotecnica sales manager/ KBA Australasia, Stefan Segger, KBA AsiaPacific
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) announced that its 10-12 October Fall Conference, themed “Improving Today…Envisioning Tomorrow”, is now open for registration. Eight sessions and more than 20 individual presentations will take place during the two-and-one-half day conference.
DENMARK • Tresu announced the MaxiPrint Concept, which extends its enclosed chamber doctor blade programme.
The MaxiPrint Concept