USA • Maxcess announced the release of the D-MAX Enhanced Web Guide Controller, which the company calls an extensive update to its flagship controller from Fife and the most powerful controller in the industry.
The D-MAX Enhanced builds on the power of the original, with features like dual rail power, single or dual drive options and ISaGRAF-based state machine programmability
State-of-the-art flexo presses for package printing and folding cartons have to meet the highest and most varied market demands. This particularly includes the manufacturing of small print runs with different versions at the highest quality.
POLAND • Mondi announced it won awards for three of its corrugated packaging solutions at the 8th Polish packaging competition PakStar 2016. The official PakStar awards ceremony will take place in September 2016 during the International Trade Fair of Packaging Technology and Labelling (TAROPAK) in Poznań.
The company’s recyclable waste separation system won an award for enabling companies and organisers of large events to quickly install waste units on the premises for collection and separation of waste material
MALAYSIA • Janoschka announced its Innovation Day series will continue in September and set its first footprint in Southeast Asia. It will take place at Asia Pacific Engravers in Kuala Lumpur on 23 September.
FRANCE • Monomatic announced that even with the reduced 11-day show, drupa was extremely positive in term of attendance (45 different nationalities), quality of the exchanges, with many projects already in negotiations, some already informally confirmed.
Newly developed Monomatic DZ butt-splicer presented during drupa
USA • Clopay Plastic Products Co., a supplier of films and laminates to the hygiene market, announced it upgraded its inspection capacities with ISRA technology. An ISRA customer for more than ten years, Clopay Plastics now decided to install ISRA’s solution for fast, high-value printing in order to assure the quality of its products.
The teams from ISRA and Clopay meeting at drupa
POLAND • Poland’s flexographic association announced its event The Flexographic Forum on 21-22 September in Wieliczka, near Krakow. The forum is preceded by its annual seminar, which will be held on 20 September.
UK • Sun Chemical has announced its intention to acquire Flint Group’s European Publication Gravure Ink Business. The acquisition will include the transfer of all products relating to Flint Group’s European publication gravure products.
GERMANY • Chromasens announced its new print inspection system, Truescan, can handle expanded colour environments that other inspection methods can not. The number of colours in print production has increased from CMYK conventional process colour inks to new dimensions like Hexachrome and Octachrome printing.
The device-independent colour measurement is based on the ISO 13655 standard so that colour formats from RGB over CIE-L*a*b* to spectral data can be computed
USA • Microscan, a manufacturer of miniature barcode imagers and machine vision smart cameras for limited-area print inspection on packaging lines, announced new imaging technology for automation tasks, Microhawk Smart Cameras (MV-20, MV-30, and MV-40).
These cameras commonly are deployed on packaging lines to check for final package defects and issues with applied labels
USA • DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that at their respective special stockholder meetings, both voted to approve all necessary proposals to complete the merger. The companies call this a key milestone in the process to merge the two and then later pursue the intended spins of three independent companies.
UK • Benders Paper Cups, the Wrexham-based producers of hot paper cups announced it has invested in a KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XD press. The new press, which is to be installed in October, replaces two presses from other manufacturers.
Benders in Wrexham got its start in London in 1899 but moved to North Wales in 1987
SWITZERLAND • The Bobst Group announced its first half in 2016 with sales up 14%, at about EUR 553.5 million, compared to approximately EUR 483.7 million in the previous year. However the report also stated a steep increase in net debt as well as a decrease in cash inflow from operating activities.
Sales in web-fed unit are down, and although sales in the sheet-fed unit are up, bookings are down 6% compared to 2015; the service unit sales increased thanks to contract business and newly hired field technicians
GERMANY • The Packaging Forum within the VDMA, a German association for machinery and plant manufacturing, announced it is promoting investments in high-quality machines and equipment for the production of sophisticated packages for brand manufacturers.
GERMANY • The Thimm Group in Lower Saxony announced it is expanding its packaging print technology mix with an HP Pagewide Web Press T1100S. The machine has an operating width of 2,800 mm (110”) and will be installed at Christiansen Print in Saxony Anhalt.
HP Pagewide Web Press T1100S