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.
USA • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging announced it invested in a new, high-speed flexographic printing press at its Orlando, Florida facility. Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Orlando is a die-cut manufacturer and converter in the North American flexible packaging industry for the bakery, beverage, dairy and coffee markets.
The Comexi eight-colour press has the capability to process multiple substrates and can print a range of products
GERMANY • The company said it will launch the next generation in Ultrasonic Cleaning Technology developed in France in time for drupa (Hall 11 Stand C32). This anilox cleaning machine, NextWave, incorporates all the technical operations into one console.
The machine incorporates the NexTgen inside ultrasonic generators, which monitors the efficiency of ultrasonic cleaning equipment
USA • DuPont Advanced Printing is launching new DuPont Artistri inks that the company said will deliver brighter colours, shorter production cycles and higher production throughput for direct-to-garment (DTG) and roll-to-roll (RTR) printing. The new inks will be featured at the upcoming drupa (Hall 8B, Stand C21).
BELGIUM • The Ghent Workgroup represents the entire PDF community including industry associations, vendor and industry members. Both Chili publish and Ricoh are now joining as vendor members and thereby commit to supporting and incorporating the Ghent Workgroup Specifications into their solution offering.
THE NETHERLANDS • Goss International and DG press announced a new partnership. As part of this agreement, Goss has acquired DG press’ Thallo product line, expanding its web offset packaging portfolio.
INDIA • The multi-function machine 1-TBR Compact from H.C. Moog reached the end of its journey at Hyderabad. From May on, it supplements the machine fleet of Pragati Pack Private Ltd. The company is a subsidiary of the Pragati group in India and specialises in the packaging market.
Pragat Pack Private prints and finishes packaging materials and publications for brands like Samsung, Asian Paints, ITC, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever and Microsoft
Significantly reduced waste and higher printing quality in combination with improved user friendliness and freedom in development of new designs – Forbo Novilon has used mechanical re-design and state-of-the-art automation technology to raise the performance of its 40-year-old gravure press for PVC flooring.
NIGERIA • The Flexofit GmbH successfully held its first Flexofit Seminar in Lagos on 25 April. Presentations on developments in flexo printing from international industry experts from companies presented to a local audience: managers from companies like SPN, VeePee Group and Coca-Cola (Nigerian Bottling Company) amongst other representatives of the Nigerian packaging industry.
There were presentations on the market situation in Africa as well as obstacles in the Nigerian packaging industry
GERMANY • Goebel will showcase its range of slitter rewinders for specialty and standard papers, technical papers, board and aseptic packaging materials at this year’s drupa in Hall 10, Booth E61. It will exhibit one of its top sellers, the slitter rewinder T 2.
The slitter rewinders in the T 2 series, also well-known as AP 22 in the aseptic packaging industry, are suitable for converting specialty and standard papers, coated and uncoated papers, board and aseptic packaging papers
GERMANY • Brookfield Ametek will display its AST-100 Viscometer at drupa, Hall 12, Booth #A63. Along with their German sales representative Agergaard, the company says the AST-100 has provides efficiencies and productivity to printing operations and makes an impact on customer ROI.
The AST features a no-moving-parts design
GERMANY • Soma Engineering will launch a wide web version of its successful Optima short run CI flexographic printing press at drupa.
GERMANY n QuadTech, colour and inspection technology producer will debut four new product offerings at drupa. The company has also secured industry experts to participate in a Print Performance Speaker Series at the QuadTech booth to help printers meet the demands of their customers.
GERMANY • Spengler Electronic announced it will have a stand at drupa, Hall 15 / Stand A38, where it will have information on a new charging system to serve the demand of premium printers for an ESA system, which works on electrically conductive substrates.
This innovation makes the system cost effective in comparison to classic ESA systems