A little wind and sun welcomed visitors to Düsseldorf yesterday, a different story from the storms the previous night. The doors at drupa opened at 10 a.m. for regular visitors, but the press was in early, getting prepared and, for a few editors at G&K TechMedia, attending a press conference at breakfast. Our editors attended…
SPAIN • Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) has finalised a letter of intent with Officine Meccaniche G. Cerutti S.p.A. (OMGC) for the 100% takeover of its subsidiary Iberica AG S.A. in Barcelona.
GERMANY • Michelman announced it will introduce new water-based primer technologies for use with UV inkjet printing presses that improve print quality and ink adhesion at drupa (Hall 4, Booth A24).
NORTHERN IRELAND • Huhtamaki has acquired Delta Print and Packaging Limited, a privately held folding carton packaging manufacturer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and its affiliated Polish unit European Packaging Solutions Poland with a new manufacturing unit in Gliwice.
GERMANY • Lohmann’s Graphics segment announced it will present its products and new developments at drupa (Hall 15, Booth 22), but also its Flexolab. A mounting machine, which is usually situated in the company’s technology centre at the headquarters in Neuwied will be shown.
Under the guidance of the company engineers, visitors can mount and demount a tape
GERMANY • W&H announced it will present new machines for flexographic and gravure printing at drupa in Hall 15, Booth A41. For gravure printing, it will unveil the Dynastar with its central idea of the changeable cylinder concept with slide-in carts. The machine was developed for short print runs lower than 3,000 metres.
The Dynastar gravure printing machine for flexible packaging demonstrated at the site was purchased by Constantia Flexibles
GERMANY • Techkon announced it will showcase its solutions in Hall 9, Stand A21, including the updated Spectrodens and Spectrodrive measurement devices. Spectrodens combines the qualities of a spectrophotometer and a densitometer.
The Spectrodens combines the qualities of a spectrophotometer and a densitometer and has a high-resolution spectral engine and complies with graphic industry standards
GERMANY • Derprosa-Ti announced it will be present at drupa (Hall 4, Booth D25), where it will show its different films with Soft Touch finishes, whose European patent is owned by Derprosa.
The company will also show luxury applications in which their films are used, such as packaging, bags and labels
GERMANY • Daetwyler Graphics announced it will premiere three new products at drupa (Hall 16, Booth D10), the upgraded CFM P and the smaller CFM Econo version as well as the new Finishstar Slimline S series for common Heliograph automatic cylinder lines.
The CFM P features various new functions, for example built-in diameter measurement
drupa 2016 – The only constant in life is change. If there is anything that gets people talking, it’s change. Everyone has an opinion about it, and whether they embrace it, ignore it or resist it, there is one thing that is certain: It’s not about to stop happening.
GERMANY • DuPont Advanced Printing announces it is launching the DuPont Cyrel Fast 2000TD system, which provides quality and productivity in a midsize format for flexible packaging and tag and label applications, the company said, and will be featured at the upcoming drupa.
The processor works with a plate processing technology that uses solvent-free thermal processing to produce a press-ready finished plate in one hour or less
GERMANY • Leonhard Kurz announced its latest hot stamping product range that it will present at drupa, which carry out a wide variety of stamping jobs. The company has developed an M-series to make hot stamping less complicated for processors and to simplify stock keeping.
GERMANY • Alwan Color Expertise announced version six of its Color Suite. The new suite of software – ColorHub, PrintStandardizer and PrintVerifier – enables brand owners and designers to define and communicate their colours and quality expectations to print service providers and to check that their expectations have been met by the reproduction process.
It will partner with IGT Systems to show visitors how they can create spot colors CxF/X-4 files, proof them, store them on the cloud, and retrieve them for design or printing purposes
GERMANY • Hsa Helio Service Ahaus announced it will be at drupa in Hall 4, Booth A20, where it will offer information on its services include hard chrome plating of large-sized cylinders, inclusive of dechroming, matting and surface treatment.
GERMANY • Schawk and Saueressig, part of the SGK Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, will show the Digimarc Barcode at drupa (Hall 03, Booth B24).
The barcode appears almost imperceptible but can easily be read by mobile phone cameras, tablets, POS scanners and other network interfaces