FRANCE • Siegwerk announced it is offering its second generation of sustainable water-based inks for paper and board applications – Unixyl. The new product range is partially based on natural resins and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional inks.
Siegwerk produces its water-based and eco-friendly inks in a dedicated laboratory at its technical centre in France
GERMANY • D.W. Renzmann will present the new washing machine 3400-e for cleaning of press parts, ink pans, doctor blades, miscellaneous parts and small containers at this year’s drupa (Hall 16, Booth D39).
The working dimensions start at a height of 500 mm (19.7”) and a length of 1,500 mm (59.1”)
GERMANY • ColorLogic GmbH and caddon printing & imaging GmbH announced they will partner to streamline the exchange of measurement data between their respective products.
GERMANY • The company announced it will present its new compact eight-colour flexo C.I. press, Compact 608 GL in Hall 3, Booth F33 at drupa. The machine was designed to meet the market of short runs requested more often by food packaging printers.
GERMANY • Digital Flex announced that two manufacturers of flexo printing machines, KBA-Flexotecnica (Hall 16, Booth C47-1) and Uteco (Hall 10, Booth B03, A18), have chosen to use its technology for printing plates being used at drupa.
GERMANY • Apex International is prepared for several concept launches at Hall 11, Booth B26 at drupa 2016. In the flexo market it includes the fixed palette concept (four and seven colour), which includes patented GTT anilox rolls that have been designed to create consistent and controlled laydown.
The company will be participating in live demonstrations at several machine. An up-to-date list will be provided at the Apex stand
GERMANY • Stohrer IPT announced it will be at drupa in Hall 3, Booth F57. It supplies for plating chemicals for the cylinder manufacturing process like Rotochrom, Rotocopper, Rotonickel, Rotoclean and Rotofilm.
GERMANY n Schwegmann announces one of its focuses at drupa (Hall 3, Booth C 90) is the presentation of its water-based cleaning agents, including Schwego aqua clean 8460, which is for cleaning printing inks and is water-dilutable, has low VOC and is certified by BG ETEM as a low emission product.
GERMANY • Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) announced 2016 is going well with EUR 258.8 million group revenue in the first quarter, up 46% on the prior-year figure of EUR 177.3 million. Its three segments posted gains in sales, with new presses for growth market packaging printing climbing to over 70% of the total.
GERMANY • IST Italia announced it will exhibit in Hall 15, Booth C60 at drupa, where it will show the new Roto Plus 202, reengineered to reduce power consumption and footprint but keeping all the features of the previous version.
The Roto Plus 100 has been reengineered to reduce power consumption and footprint
USA • MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced it had finalized a partnership with Comexi, a company specializing in machinery solutions for the flexible packaging converting industry.
GERMANY • Acimga announced it has a busy 2016, with new headquarters, a new logo, and a program of events organized with other institutions of the supply chain.
GERMANY • MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced it will showcase its innovations within the Lux flat-top dot portfolio and the Lava thermal plate processing system at drupa in its stand, Hall 5, Booth 39A.
GERMANY • Comexi announced it will show live daily demos to display the automation for the printing process with its new flexographic press F1 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and the Offset CI8 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m in Hall 10, Booth B20.
USA • Flint Group announced the acquisition of American Inks and Coatings (AIC) based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This acquisition combines two suppliers of inks and coatings to the North American packaging industry, creating a strategic position in the paper and board packaging segment and in the flexible packaging segment, the Flint Group said.