Michelman – Digital primers comply with Nestlé inks guidance

Nestlé sets guidelines for food safety, toxicology and regulatory compliance for all components used to produce its food packaging
USA • Nestlé confirmed that Michelman’s Digiprime 4431, 050, 680, and Michem In-Line Primer 030 is compliant with its inks guidance document. The document refers to the Nestlé Packaging Safety and Compliance Program and specifically addresses printing inks, lacquers, coatings and varnishes used on Nestlé packaging materials and is designed to prevent packaging incidents and recalls.

Comexi – American Packaging Corporation orders gravure press

The Acom RG Platinum offers technological solutions in the field of rotogravure printing for flexible packaging
USA • The Comexi Group announced the sale of a nine station gravure press to American Packaging Corporation (APC) to be operational in February 2017. Comexi will custom-build its next Acom Platinum gravure press with advances in registration control, quick changeovers, 100% defect detection, increased production speeds and improved efficiencies.

Glunz & Jensen – Flexscan 1800 for prepress QC

Glunz & Jensen said it can cut repro time up to 80 % on each sleeve or adaptor and that the machine will deliver a return on investment within a maximum of 2 years, depending on the amount of sleeves produced
DENMARK • Following two years of development its client, RC Group, Glunz & Jensen introduced the Flexscan 1800. Designed as an element in the flexo prepress production line, the Flexscan 1800 enables trade shops and converters to control sleeve quality before going on press, which prevents production stops and optimises press runs.

Bemis Company – Flexible Packaging Association award for self-venting pouch

The microwave-friendly design includes cool touch zones, Bemis Magic Steam technology, and controlled venting to eliminate hot or cold spots
USA • The Flexible Packaging Association recognized Bemis Company during its 60th annual awards program with the “Highest Achievement Award” for the Campbell’s Ready Meals pouch. The Campbell’s Ready Meals self-venting pouch is designed for consumers seeking convenient, portable meals.

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).