INDIA • Cosmo Films announced that it has been approved by HP Inc. as an HP Indigo Pack Ready film supplier. HP Indigo Pack Ready is a set of postprint converting solutions developed, patented and qualified by HP. It is designed to maximize the value of Indigo digital print for labels and packaging, the company…
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H), said it drew a positive conclusion from drupa 2016. Several thousand attendees visited W&H and subsidiary Garant at the show, and approximately 800 visitors travelled to the in-house Expo at company headquarters in Lengerich.
About 800 visitors travelled from drupa to the in-house EXPO at W&H’s headquarters in Lengerich
GERMANY • Uteco demonstrated its Sapphire EVO digital printing press for flexible packaging 55 times at Kodak’s stand.
The Uteco Saphhire press prints up to 300 m/min (984 fpm) and is designed for digital printing on plastic films in 7 colours
GERMANY • Bobst announced that its Digital Press for Corrugated Board has won the 2016 European Digital Press Association (EDP) award in the category “Best corrugated printer/solution.” The award was presented at a ceremony during an EDP reception in the drupa cube at the exhibition.
The press has a resolution of 600 x 900 dpi and print at speeds of up to 200 m/min (656 fpm)
GERMANY • 3M showcased its new adhesive advancements that it said can give flexo printers confidence at any speed. Its Splittable Flying Splice Tapes have a breakout mechanism that is free of tissue fibre so instead of releasing debris that will contaminate presses, the company says its tapes separate cleanly. This can reduce contamination of…
The fibre-free construction of the tapes can minimize contamination-related production interruptions and clean-ups and reduce printing defects
GERMANY • Luscher Technologies, which is now part of Heliograph Holding, worked in cooperation with Daetwyler Graphics to create the UV-Star, a new exposing machine for gravure applications, which it displayed at drupa. The company says that its laser technology eliminates the weakness of traditional mechanical engraving.
Multi-beam laser system showcased at Heliograph Holding booth
GERMANY • Saueressig, along with ink producers, is exploring the printing properties of inks and coatings for all manner of applications including packaging and printing electronics. Printed electronics stands for electronic applications that are produced by printing techniques. Functional inks are employed instead of coloured inks.
Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG
RFID antennas produced by flexography
GERMANY • Martin Automatic called drupa 2016 a success, and not only for the machine orders taken at the expo. Known principally as a manufacturer of roll handling systems for the converting industry, the company found that visitor interest in its technology extended into new and diverse applications with a variety of materials.
The Martin Automatic stand showcased a range of the company’s technology
THE NETHERLANDS • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Grootegast has appointed Andrea Poelstra as sales manager for its Netherlands-based business. Poelstra will be responsible for Grootegast’s Form and Seal packaging solutions as well as new business development.
Prior to this she worked for an export company that exported European food specialities to Asia and Australia
GERMANY • Around 260,000 visitors from 188 countries and approximately 1,900 journalists from 74 countries travelled to Düsseldorf to visit drupa. They came to learn about technological innovations, further developments and new business lines from the 1,837 exhibitors from 54 countries.
About 260,000 visitors from 188 countries and 1,900 journalists from 74 countries visited the fair
GERMANY • Soma Engineering launched a wide web version of its Optima short run CI flexographic printing press at drupa. The company debuted its Optima2 wider web version (1050 mm/41”, and 1270 mm/50”) featuring five solutions for flexography including its Advanced Bounce Control technology.
Petr Blasko of Soma introduced its Optima2 before demonstrating the Advanced Bounce Control and Arun plate mounting system
Fujifilm Corporation launched a new processless plate at drupa, Superia ZD, which is available as part of its Superia portfolio. Fujifilm has built on the technologies behind its PRO-T3 processless plate to make Superia ZD compatible with UV ink and ideal for longer run jobs, it said.
GERMANY • DuPont Advanced Printing launched the DuPont Cyrel Fast 2000TD system, which provides quality and productivity in a mid-size format for flexible packaging and tag and label applications, the company said.
The DuPont Cyrel Fast 2000TD system displayed at drupa
GERMANY • The Italian company Comiflex SRL has signed a contract with the flexible packaging solution company Uflex Limited in India, confirming its intent to manufacture gearless CI flexo presses under a technology transfer agreement. The deal occurred during drupa.
(Left to right) Ajay Tandon, Gianfranco Nespoli and Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director, Uflex Limited
FINLAND • Kotkamills is launching its new range of consumer board products; the folding boxboard range will be covered by the AEGLE brand and the food service range by the ISLA brand. The standard board ranges will be launched in July when Kotkamills’ new board machine starts.
The raw material for all Kotkamills’ board products are procured from certified Nordic forests, the company said