UK • Atlas Converting has assigned a new 4800 mm (189”) wide Atlas CW5400 slitter rewinder for its new cast polypropylene (CPP) film production line Poligal S.A (Polipropileno de Galicia S.A.), situated in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal. The slitter rewinder prodcuces CPP film used for food and non-food applications.
The new Atlas CW5400 Series slitter rewinder at Poligal in Portugal
SWEDEN • AR Packaging is the first company that won three awards with three different packs in “Pro Carton ECMA Award 2015”. AR was prized in the categories “Sustainability”, “Non Food” and “Confectionery”.
DENMARK • Vetaphone has appointed Camilla Petersen as Head of Order Processing. Petersen joined Vetaphone in 2011 and will have overall responsibility for the order processing system and spare parts, and the optimisation of information from customer-order to shipment.
Camilla Petersen is appointed by Vetaphone as Head of Order Processing
INDIA • Kohli Industries, based in India, is a manufacturer of rotogravure printing presses, laminators, coaters, slitters and rewinders. With “Thea”, Kohli now introduces a new gravure printing press designed for very short, short and medium print runs.
Kohli introduces new gravure press for short and medium print runs
BELGIUM • At Fachpack 2015, which takes place from 29 September to 1 October in Nuremberg, Germany, a prototype container fabricated by paper manufacturer Sappi, flexo technology provider TRESU Group and Swedish converter Frontpac will be presented. This new topliner is called “Fusion”.
Sappi, TRESU and FrontPac will present their topliner “Fusion” at FachPack 2015
GERMANY • On 26 August, the Bitec Exhibition Center in Bangkok opened its doors for the four-day “Pack Print International” trade show. The Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) and its regional subsidiary KBA Asia Pacific were among the exhibitors and presented its press technology.
KBA showed its press technology at "Pack Print International" in Bangkok
JAPAN • Asahi Photoproducts announces the launch of a new flexo plate processor, the AWP 4835 P, designed for mid-sized customers using a plate format of up to 120 x 90 cm (48 x 35″). The flexographic plate manufacturer will present the automatic device at its Open House event the day before Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.
The new flexo plate processor Asahi AWP 4835 P
BELGIUM • Esko announces that it has recently updated its collection of software at Senai College, continuing its ten-year partnership with the graphic arts professional educational Institution in Brazil.
Esko continues its ten-year partnership with Senai College
THE NETHERLANDS • According to Apex International, Jim Wirth has been hired as new Technical Sales Representative assigned to the Southeastern United States. Wirth comes to the manufacturer of anilox and metering roll solutions from Toyo Ink America where he served as Senior Business Development Manager in their packaging ink division.
Jim Wirth - Apex’s New Technical Sales Representative for Southeastern U.S.
SWITZERLAND • H.B. Fuller has officially opened its “Lüneburg Adhesive Academy” in Germany. According to the adhesive provider, the new technical centre shall help its customers to respond more quickly and effectively to market trends, industry challenges and opportunities.
The “Lüneburg Adhesive Academy” of H.B. Fuller
ITALY • Due to the recent acquisition by Bobst of a majority share in Nuova Gidue S.r.l., the company’s name is changing to Bobst Firenze S.r.l. However, at Labelexpo Europe the management team, plant location and its award winning design, production & service activities will continue as before.
SWITZERLAND • X-Rite completed the first “Opaltone Recertification project” in Russia. The recertification project for Gotek was organized by one of its partners, ColorLab Ltd. Opaltone is a patented imaging technology that digitally mixes CMY+RGB process inks, and optionally, black. According to X-Rite, it eliminates the need for special inks and facilitates fixed colour palette printing.
Opaltone Digital Proof
GERMANY • The DFTA Technology Center offers a 5 day course “Advanced Flexography”, held in English. With this training course in Advanced Flexography the participants may gain expert level in Flexo in the shortest possible amount of time.
BELGIUM • On 28 September 2015, Asahi will organise an open house event in Brussels in the forefront of the Labelexpo Europe. In cooperation with its partners, the company will be conducting live demonstrations and sharing details about the latest developments in flexographic printing technologies.
SPAIN • The Flexographic Packaging Company will install a Comexi Nexus SL2 solvent-less laminator in their newly expanded printing and laminating facility.
Comexi Nexus SL2 – installed by the Flexographic Packaging Company