THE NETHERLANDS • On 26 November 2015, EFTA-Benelux awarded for the first time the “EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards” at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp. In seven different categories, flexo printers from Belgium and the Netherlands competed for this award.
UK • “FlexiProof 100” and the associated “FlexiProof UV” and “FlexiProof LED UV” of RK Print Coat Instruments Ltd. are flexo pre-press devices used for conducting feasibility trials, for research and development and for monitoring ink/substrate interaction.
GERMANY • Polywest has announced that it for first time fully equipped a Bobst F&K 20 Six machine with clamping adapters at Marpol in Poland, which is a flexible packaging manufacturer. Polywest produced altogether 33 clamping adapters with three different outside diameter and 350 compressible sleeves for the new machine.
From left to right: Malgorzata Murawska (Managing Director, Flekso Serwis), Mr Gzyl, Pawel Kielb (Product Manager, Flekso Serwis), Mr Bormann and Mr Awruk in front of the new F&K 20 Six
TAIWAN • This article, written by Hilson Huang, CEO of Flexotech, will indicate non negative film plate making by direct inkjet image on a photopolymer plate deeply in order to compare with conventional way of plate making and digital plate with black layer coated to make image by means of an expensive laser ablation machine.
GERMANY • With Firemist Velvet Gold” and “Firemist Velvet Russet”, BASF has launched two new effect pigments worldwide. Both color shades complete the Firemist Velvet series, which also includes pearl (white), bronze and copper pigments.
TURKEY • As part of its Packaging & Decorative Conference in Izmir / Turkey, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) handed over the prestigious “ERA Packaging Gravure Award”.
THE NETHERLANDS • Apex has decided to expand their German Sales team by Arno Vonhaus. He has joined the Apex team as Technical Sales Manager for the German market.
The new Technical Sales Manager at Apex: Arno Vonhaus
LUXEMBOURG • Flint Group has today announced the acquisition of Xeikon. The company has entered into an agreement to purchase XBC B.V., a company that holds more than 95% of the shares in Xeikon N.V.
GERMANY • The development of new vaccines is expensive and lengthy. So far, biosensors for monitoring the cell development in a cost-efficient and reliable way did not exist.
Renate Warmers, Head of the research project “Biography” at Saueressig, applies the graphene colour
CHINA • The “Shanghai World of Packaging 2015” (SWOP) has opened its doors at 17 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in China and will run through to 20 November. The fair covers an area of 50,000 sqm with 700 exhibitors showing their innovations in the printing industry.
Shanghai World of Packaging 2015” (SWOP) has opened its doors from 17 November to 20 November 2015 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in China
GERMANY • According to the “Business Climate Survey” of the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), nearly 80% of its participants expect an increase in sales revenue in the printed electronics industry.
Organic and printed electronics industry expects an increase of 18% in sales revenue for 2016. For this year, participants of the OE-A Business Climate Survey anticipate an increase of 13%. Source: OE-A 2015.
GERMANY • The FE 52 colour line sensor by Erhardt+Leimer has been used for web guiding in the printing and converting industries, mainly in printing presses and slitter rewinders. Now the company further develops its sensor with a so-called trigger mode.
The FE 52 color line sensor with the DO 4021 command station. Here, the guiding criterion is the letter L' in the print image.
LUXEMBOURG • Doneck Euroflex has relaunched its website. According to Doneck, the new layout allows visitors to quickly gain an overview of all services, while the applications section provides detailed information on company’s product range.
Doneck Euroflex relaunched its website
VIETNAM • Managing the production of 500 million cigarette packs per year, and the 20,000 tonnes of paperboard required to produce them, posed a major problem for the Vietnamese converting company Agricultural Printing & Packaging (APP).
APP’s second Gallus EM 410 was fitted with a Martin MBS at installation
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre has organised a new edition of the “Technical Colour Seminar” on 6 and 7 October. A total of 21 operators and heads of companies in Russia, Ukraine and Latvia broadened their knowledge in colour management.