USA • Montalvo, a web tension control specialist, announced the launch of its latest web tension controller for rewind applications. The controller, called Z4-RL, is designed for rewind tension zones using load cell feedback for tension measurement.
Pictured above are the Montalvo Z4-RL web tension controller HMI and circuit board
Electrostatic printing assist (ESA) generally improves print quality, since it helps to eliminate missing dots. But if the press operator has selected the wrong ESA system or uses it incorrectly, it can itself cause problems with a gravure printing press.
USA • Barry-Wehmiller announced in December its fourth acquisition of the year: the operations of Winkler+Dünnebier, including POEM (W+D). W+D will operate as an independent business unit alongside Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).
LATIN AMERICA • The Flint Group Flexographic Products’ sales team wound down its Latin American roadshow to promote its new flexo printing plate, nyloflex FTF Digital, in December 2015.
Visitors are introduced to the new printing plate nyloflex FTF
BELGIUM • AR Metallizing, a producer of coated metallized paper for flexible packaging and labels, acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, a manufacturer of labeling products in Brazil.
Above are some of the end products made of AR Metallizing's paper. The company acquired a Brazilian label manufacturer
UK • Clifton Packaging purchased a Comexi Proslit S1DT Slitter Rewinder to continue its expansion plans. The machine is already in production at Clifton’s production facility in Leicester, England.
Shahid Sheikh OBE, managing director of Clifton Packaging, and Mr Ramon Xifra, vice president of the Comexi Group stand in front of the newly purchased Comexi Proslit S1DT Slitter Rewinder
THE NETHERLANDS • Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Harlingen (CFP Harlingen) won the 2015 award for technical innovation at the prestigious EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, which took place in Antwerp, Belgium, in November. The company won the award for its unique Flextreme printing technology used to create the packaging for the Bofrost Suppengemüse brand.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Halingen won the 2015 EFT Flexographic Award for technical innovation with its Flextreme printing technology used to print packaging for Bofrost Suppengemüse
AUSTRALIA • Amcor announced today the acquisition of privately owned flexible packaging business Deluxe Packages for USD 45 million. The acquired business will form part of Amcor’s newly formed Flexibles Americas business group.
USA • SGK, a division of Matthews International Corporation, announced that it has appointed Eric Schultz, vice president of business development for the Americas region. Schultz will be responsible for driving business development initiatives across consumer-packaged goods (CPGs), retail and healthcare sectors in the Americas.
Eric Schultz, Vice President, Business Development, Americas Region at SGK
USA • With “eGap” ITW Pillar Technologies introduced a new electrode gapping system for the electronic surface treatment.
FINLAND • Huhtamäki Oyj’s has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Fiomo, a manufacturer of flexible packaging foils and labels in the Czech Republic.
Huhtamaki wants to acquire Fiomo
USA • Sun Chemical has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of Colmar Inks Corporation based in Ontario, Canada. According to the company, Colmar’s customer lists, contracts, and finished inventory will be included in the acquisition. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter in 2016.
GERMANY • Hell Gravure Systems and the Danish company Flexo Wash have developed a washing system for cleaning directly engraved elastomer forms. The system complements “Premium Flexo” and enables automated purification based on preset parameters. The washing system is available in several investment options for plates and sleeves.
Hell Gravure Systems and Flexo Wash have developed a washing system for cleaning directly engraved elastomer forms
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THE NETHERLANDS • Waldo, a pre-press house at Lincolnshire in UK has installed a “ThermoFlexX 80-D” digital flexo plate imager of Xeikon. With the recent installation, Waldo intends to provide a better output speed and plate image quality.
Waldo has installed a “ThermoFlexx 80-D” imager of Xeikon