GERMANY • Hell Gravure Systems will unveil a host of newly developed engravers and direct laser systems for gravure and flexographic printing at drupa 2016. Alongside three new machines the company announced earlier, the Helioklischograph K500 G4 will be presented at the Heliograph Holding joint stand, Hall 16, Booth D10.
The Helioklischograph K500 G4 features an integrated SprintEasy measuring cell, enabling it to capture the current condition of the engraving stylus prior to each engraving
GERMANY • Janoschka announced that following the merger of the Kippenheim and Ismaning sites, the 60% of shares held in Repro-Form have been transferred to Bernhard Volmer, the company’s founder and a long-standing shareholder.
Packaging continues to be a growth market, and within the packaging sector, flexible packaging is arguably the fastest growing segment. According to a Smithers Pira report (Future of Global Flexible Packaging to 2020), the global market for flexible packaging is projected to grow 18% by 2020.
Fixed ink set printed
image using CMYK + OGV
showing vivid colour
GERMANY • Boschert, Expresso Deutschland, Paul & Co, Maschinen Ritter- Wickeltechnik and Spanntec Wickelsyteme announce a joint appearance at drupa. The companies will link individual components in the production process together in their Converting Competence Center in Hall 11, Stand B22.
The team at drupa will link individual components in the production process together in their Converting Competence Center
GERMANY • DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) is highlighting DuPont Cyrel Easy flexographic printing plate technology and its newest equipment offering at the DuPont booth (Hall 8B, Stand C21) during drupa.
During drupa, DuPont will feature print samples, demonstrations, tours and speakers
UK • Innovia Group announced an agreement to sell its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals. The deal is expected to complete on or before 30 June. Based in Nagoya, Japan, Futamura is a manufacturer of plastic and cellulose films, principally servicing the food packaging industry.
The company said that packs of paper wrapped in Propafilm T710P no longer require excessive force to open
GERMANY • ISRA Vision announced it will showcase its wide range of innovations for the packaging industry at drupa in Hall 10, Stand A41. The company said its products guarantee productivity, low rejection rates and quality for the requirements of the packaging industry.
Printstar, which works for roll-to-roll printing in flexible, pharmaceutical and consumer packaging
AUSTRALIA • Amcor announced an agreement to acquire Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America for the purchase price of USD 435 million. Alusa, which includes Alusa (Chile), Peruplast (Peru), Aluflex (Argentina) and Flexa (Colombia), is owned by Techpack and Nexus Private Equity.
GERMANY • Unilux will introduce two LED strobes at drupa (Hall 12, Stand B44). The new LED-3 and LED-9 stroboscopes provide two times brighter output than earlier LED-based inspection lights and give inspectors a more-defined coverage area, it said.
The Unilux LED-3 features a new design to better suit the operator and all metal construction
BELGIUM • FTA Europe has announced it has selected the winners for its first ever FTA Diamond awards ceremony. The judges from Benelux (Alain de Blander), France (Emmanuel Chaud), Italy (Stefano d’Andrea), Spain (Xavier Boadas), and the UK (David Galton) met at the FTA Europe head office in Brussels.
LUXEMBOURG • Due to the transition to digital imaging in flexo and letterpress plate processing, the number of users and the variety of imaging films suitable for chemical processing has dramatically decreased in recent years.
The LADF film minimises the process tolerances and allows for reliable and repeatable quality in film processing, according to the companies
GERMANY • Enulec Electrostatic announced it will be introducing a new generation of its patented ESA Roto-Film Pro and Roto-Green Advance technology for use in high-end gravure printing and converting machines at drupa (Hall 15, Stand B61).
The new products offer process optimization and an increase in safety during production for flexible materials, the company said
GERMANY • BST eltromat International announced it will present its portfolio this year’s drupa – both in Hall 10 (Booth D41) and in the drupa innovation park dip in Hall 7 (Booth B22).
New for drupa is the Ecoguide guiding device
SPAIN • Comexi announced its new L20000 laminating machine is on display in HP Spain’s Graphic Arts Experience Center in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona).
The company said the laminator makes it possible to deliver a complete package in less than 24 hours
USA • Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) announced “Improving Today … Envisioning Tomorrow” as the theme of its 2016 Fall Conference. The event, which broke attendance records last year with 470 conference-goers, will take place from 10-12 October at the recently renovated Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.