GERMANY • Feldmuehle will present high-white, matt materials for packaging design at Fachpack (Hall 7A, Stand 336). Feldmuehle Uetersen’s liner, formerly known as Medialiner, will be produced and marketed under the new brand name Vivaliner. The company said the name change does not imply any changes in the quality and the specifications of the liner.
It is suitability for both offset and flexography printing and can be used for pre-print and direct printing using either sheets or reels
THE NETHERLANDS • Egeria, a private equity firm, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur in Q4 2016.
MONOCO • GMG will be presenting its solutions for accurate colours at Luxepack 2016, held on 21–23 September. The company from Tübingen, Germany, has a booth for the first time. Interested visitors can find them in Hall AB 11Bis.
GERMANY • Erhardt+Leimer will present its latest products for the plastics industry at the K Show from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf. The Erhardt+Leimer booth, C20 in Hall 4, will centre on the print image monitoring system Elscan OMS 6 and the new actuating drive AG 9.
The new print image monitoring system Elscan OMS6
USA • Sonoco announced it has agreed to sell its rigid plastics blow moulding operations to Amcor for USD 280 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. Its operations include seven manufacturing facilities in the USA and Canada with 850 employees producing containers serving the personal care and food and beverage markets.
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GERMANY • Comexi announced it will present its solutions for flexible packaging at the K Show. Its booth, located in Hall4, B21, will showcase new products that have been developed for the flexible packaging converting phases. Visitors can see laminators with and without solvents, like Comexi ML1 and Comexi SL2.
Comexi will display a number of solutions for flexible packaging converting, including its slitting machine, the S1DT
MEXICO • Bobst announced that Publi Grafic Internacional S.A. De C.V., based in Mexico City, decided to purchase a 900 mm wide MW model, equipped with automatic face-to-face winders and with smartGPS, its automatic impression and registration setting system.
(Left to right) Jorge Díaz, Carlos Rodríguez, Cesar Arvizu, Fernando Mena, Guillermo Mena, Marco Carrara, Miguel Castillo
USA • Tresu Americas – subsidiary of the Tresu Group – will highlight its coating and printing systems for wide-web packaging applications as well as its customized flexo ancillary equipment at SuperCorr 2016 on 17-20 October in Orlando, Florida (Booth 1266).
The modular printing and converting line for corrugated and folding carton manufacturing offers short set-up times, reduced handling, speeds exceeding 600 m/min (approx. 2,000 fpm)
USA • Pamarco announced it will be exhibiting at SuperCorr Expo in Orlando, Florida from 17-20 October. Its team will be available to for visitors to learn more about the latest offerings from Pamarco’s Absolute and Anilox Divisions at Stand 1949.
UK • Asahi Photoproducts announced that the York Repro-Graphic Group (YRG) has adopted the its AWP flexographic plate system for its clients using the fixed colour palette printing process.
Mark Gration, York Repro-Graphic Group Managing Director and Paul Chant, Asahi Photoproducts UK Branch Manager
UKRAINE • The European Rotogravure Assocaiation (ERA) announced its ERA Packaging and Decorative Gravure Conference will be held on 3-4 November in Kiev. Non-members and members are able to attend and can get more information by contacting the ERA by email or visiting its website.
GERMANY • Uteco announced that it will be exhibiting at the K Show in October in Düsseldorf. With the same industrious spirit that it introduced ONYX XS EcoOne at drupa, it is showing the concept of Multi-Purpose, which makes possible to obtain the maximum flexibility of the various coating technologies in a single unit.
The Mistral has a Multi-Process concept that Uteco will exhibit at the K Show
USA • Yellowstone Plastics announced it has purchased a new KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XG 10-colour press, a first from the company. The new press is scheduled to arrive at its facility in Idaho Falls, ID after the first of the year and be operational in early 2017.
(Left to right) Michael Hunter, COO of Volm Companies / Yellowstone Plastics; and Daniel Mueller, president and CEO of Volm Companies are excited about the investment in a new KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XG 10-colour press
GERMANY • Janoschka announced that it has invested in the Cellaxy C500 Direct Laser by Hell Gravure Systems. The installation at Janoschka’s largest production site in Kippenheim is scheduled for the autumn.