POLAND • Lesko Engineering company announced its flexography industry solutions are available in all countries under the Lesko Engineering brand name. The company announced expansion of its global sales network based on authorized dealers operating in particular markets. It said that all contracts with present customers, as well as orders being already completed, remain in force.
ITALY • Omet plans to present its new Varyflex V2 Offset 850 with Electron Beam drying system at drupa this spring. A modular machine that combines flexo and offset printing, with the opportunity for further customisation, it’s designed and built for the packaging sector according to Omet.
Omet's Varyflex V2 Offset will be shown at drupa this spring
GERMANY • Erhardt+Leimer held its annual conference on 22 January at the Chamber of Commerce and Trade in Augsburg and announced it has experienced steady growth since 2009. The company reported a turnover of about EUR 160 million in 2015, representing growth of 10%.
Guest speaker Hansjörg Durz during his presentation at the annual E+L conference
UK • Xaar introduced its new Xaar 1002 GS40 for UV applications. The new printhead with five levels of greyscale capability can be used for printing UV spot varnish and for applications requiring a high laydown at higher print speeds, Xaar said.
High build, varnish and textured effects can be added to labels, packaging, graphics and wood laminate using this printhead, the company said
ITALY • Omet is accepting customer challenges, asking clients to come to it with new problems that it hopes its custom-made machines can solve. According to the company, each machine is unique, highly personalised, designed and conceived to respond to very specific needs.
Omet's XFlex X6
DENMARK • Vetaphone’s CSO Jan Eisby praised everyone involved in making 2015 a record sales year at the company’s annual agents’ seminar and rewarded its three best performing agents at a celebratory dinner in Koldinghus, the last remaining mediaeval castle on Jutland.
Jan Eisby presented awards to three of the company’s international agents for their different achievements
THE NETHERLANDS • As in all aspects of print and graphics, the use of pressure-sensitive films has been modulated by the effects of the digital revolution, and as a result, the market profile is changing. The AWA Pressure-sensitive Graphic Films Market 2016 study says sign makers and graphics converters are using their expertise to enter…
The global pressure-sensitive graphic films market by region (Click to enlarge)
GERMANY • Flint Group held its traditional customer event, Flexo Round Table, in November 2015 in Damme, Lower Saxony, and Fichtenau, Baden-Wuerttemberg. The company presented its new rotec Lightweight Sleeve to the conference members, a record 120 participants, before it was launched to the market.
Participants at the Flint Group Flexo Round Table in Damme, Lower Saxony
RUSSIA • Comexi exhibited its latest technology at the 24th Upakovka Trade Fair, held in Moscow from 26 – 29 January. Comexi said visitors showed great interest in the flexo and offset lines, as well as in the new Comexi Nexus L20000 laminating machine, developed in collaboration with HP.
The event also enabled the company to demonstrate its solutions in the North European market, where the flexible packaging industry has great potential
UK • Unilever announced it sends no non-hazardous waste to landfills across more than 600 sites, in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centres and offices. Unilever said it aims to achieve zero waste across the value chain, which has provided a strong business case for sustainability.
SWEDEN • Primeblade Sweden AB released its new doctor blade, the 900 Nano+. Both the patented treatment process and particles have been changed, the company says, to create better durability and strength. The new treatment will give better blade life and performance than standard Primeblade 900 Nano blades, according to the company.
The blades also bend less to keep the optimum contact angle against the anilox or printing cylinder and create excellent wipe conditions
ITALY • Grafikontrol is updating its services based on the Total Quality Control 360° (TQC-360°) system. The TQC-360°, which is currently awaiting its patent, is a modular platform developed to provide printers with a solution to guarantee quality.
USA • On the heels of American Roller Company’s early January announcement of acquiring Nordson’s Xaloy DuraShell and EquaTherm chill roll product lines, the company announced the acquisition of C.R.E.W located in Oshkosh, WI, a manufacturer of custom rollers and custom converting equipment. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The C.R.E.W acquisition adds engineering…
The digital networking of colour formulation, proofing and process checks in the printroom are the basis for flawless colour communication. However, in practice, countless pitfalls lurk, which can lead to errors and misunderstandings. Among other things, this includes polarising filter measurements in the colour formulation and shortcomings of the CxF data format.
USA • Printpack celebrates 60 years in the world of consumer packaged goods. This year, the company will mark its anniversary by completing initiatives, including an USD 25.7 million investment to expand its manufacturing operation in Virginia and the completion of a separate recapitalization program to advance equipment capabilities, the company said.