Asahi Photoproducts – EFIA Gold Award for improved OEE

Asahi Photoproducts earned the EFIA sustainability award with its proof of concept test that demonstrate a 26% OEE improvement
BELGIUM • The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) awarded a 2016 “Gold Award” for sustainable manufacturing and product innovation to Asahi Photoproducts for its pinning technology for clean transfer. The technology can improve ink transfer, reduce dot gain by reducing ink filling at the mid-tone area and can improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Allservices Aufer – New agreements with flexo partners

The company also said it’s able to perform upgrades and retrofitting of machinery, giving the chance to the customers to exchange obsolete equipment to ones present in the market
SPAIN • Allservices Aufer, a service, spare parts and consumables alternative in the rotogravure cylinder production market has made new agreements with partners in the flexo market, having the possibility to offer a wide range of doctor blades, cleaning products and measuring devices for anilox and flexo plates.

Polymount – New global sales director

Kraft studied prepress in the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart and has a Master in Packaging Technology from the International Packaging Institute in Switzerland
THE NETHERLANDS • Stefan Kraft joined Polymount International as its new global sales director at the beginning of 2016. Kraft will support the company’s sales team to secure growth and to expand its presence globally. He is also directly responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  

Siegwerk – Flexo printing ink manufacturer acquired

ACTEGA Colorchemie develops and manufactures water-based flexo printing inks, particularly for printing on corrugated board packaging
GERMANY • Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, a supplier of printing inks for packaging applications, labels and catalogues, has signed a contract to purchase the printing ink manufacturer Actega Colorchemie GmbH and its subsidiaries. The transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities.