DENMARK • Flexo Wash has announced its fully automatic Multi Cylinder Cleaner that can clean 10-12 gravure cylinders per hour will be exhibited in its full size at drupa in Hall 12, Booth C31. The company has also said that new for drupa is its Flexo Wash Cylinder Washer that cleans with the use of…
The ATEX compliant Flexo Wash automatic parts washer uses trays to avoid damage during loading and unloading
GERMANY • Bobst announced it will use drupa, in Hall 10, Stand A60, to showcase its solutions that it says will increase productivity, open up new capabilities and protect customers’ global investments. The company is planning the world premiere of a new Mastercut 106 PER, a die-cutter with innovations that Bobst says will set new…
USA • Flint Group announced it will share its innovations in UV technology for packaging and commercial applications at Print UV, a forum for industry printers and suppliers to share new ideas and growth opportunities held on 16-18 March in Las Vegas, Nevada.
JAPAN • Tokyo Pack 2016 announced its motto will be “The Heart of Advanced Packaging Solutions in Asia”. The exhibition, which runs from 4-7 October at Tokyo Big Sight, occurs every two years and will feature more than 2,600 booths representing 600 companies in the 23,000 sqm (248,000 sqft) exhibition space, which attracts more than…
USA • The FTA Conference awarded Flint Group Flexographic Products the 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award in the prepress graphics category for its nyloflex FTF digital plate, which allows flat top dots and a micro-textured surface without the need for additional processing steps or digital surface screening, the company said.
GERMANY • tesa announced that from 31 May to 10 June, it will be presenting highlights from its assortment of self-adhesive tapes for the paper and print industry, focusing on splicing and flexo plate mounting solutions in Hall 15, Booth D20 at drupa. This will include some existing products, but the company said it will…
SWITZERLAND • Lüscher Technologies AG announced it will show a new imagesetter, the Xpose Flexline 330L for 1067 mm x 1524 mm (42” x 60”) formats. The new model combines a dual optic with 5080/2540 dpi with a patented inside drum system.
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has selected MacDermid’s Lux In-The-Plate (ITP) technology as the recipient of its 2016 Technical Innovation Award. Presented on 6 March at the FTA’s Annual Awards Banquet, the award recognizes “companies and/or individuals whose visions and perseverance bring new and innovative products and technologies to the flexographic marketplace”.
USA • Pamarco launched a new LinkedIn discussion group for the flexo industry called Pamarco’s FlexoPedia. The purpose of the group, according to the company is facilitating discussion regarding any issues facing flexo printers. David Parr, technical sales manager at Pamarco Europe kicked off the group’s first discussion.
ITALY • Digital Flex announced it has purchased the Nyloflex Automated Plate Processor Iris Inliner from Flint Group Flexographic Products. The contract finalizing the machine’s purchase was signed after about six months of beta testing.
CHINA • Hy-Flexo announced analysis from one of its customers that shows its CI flexo press reduced costs and improved productivity in corrugating preprinting. Shanying Paper reported its production capacity for each shift increased and things like full use of the board, with fewer edges, has helped reduced costs when compared to its offset press.
According to the company, large batch printing with the CI press has saved on platemaking costs
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher Group announced it will present its product portfolio on more than 1,000 sqm (10,760 sqft) in Hall 15, Booth A41 at drupa. A new generation of flexo and gravure printing presses will be premiered, and the company said that live machine demonstrations will run several times a day.
VIETNAM • Comexi participated in the Pro & Pack Vietnam fair that took place 1-3 March. Visitors had the chance to see the company’s latest solutions for the flexible packaging field, which included technology in flexible, rotogravure and offset printing; lamination, slitting and logistic accessories.
Comexi hopes to grow its presence in the Asian market
SWITZERLAND • Hildebrand Technology announced a non-contact dust removal system that uses a defined high speed vacuum air flow to free the substrate surface of loose particles, is network-ready, and makes straightforward integration into all important field bus or industrial ethernet networks possible.
Network overview for a typical application example with dual side cleaning
UK • The recently held Packaging Innovations expo at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, threw up a number of interesting views from the discussion theatres. Nick Coombes gives us a brief overview of what was debated in the Label & Print programme.
Discussions at the Packaging Innovations expo included The Flexo Debate and Can Analogue Survive in a Digital World