DENMARK • Vetaphone was commemorating the 30th anniversary of Frank Eisby joining the business, and Jan Eisby reaching his 30th birthday. Because the two sons of Vetaphone’s founder Verner Eisby are also named after the grumpy old Muppet characters “Waldorf and Statler” in the office, the celebratory party had a Muppet Show theme.
Paul Enevold Jørgensen, Vetaphone Chairman, pays tribute to brothers Jan and Frank Eisby at the company’s recent celebratory party, which had a Muppet Show theme
GERMANY • The Brückner Group notifies several internal management changes. Among others, Ludwig Eckart, Managing Director Sales & Projects, goes into retirement on 31 March 2016.
Ludwig Eckart and his successor Helmut Huber
USA • Ohio Gravure Technologies has expanded its product with its newest engraver: the “Gravostar Prism Engraver”.
Gravostar Prism Engraver
SWITZERLAND • The DG Thickness-Star FE from Daetwyler Graphics is a coating thickness gauge that measures the thickness of copper coatings. In copper galvanics, the coating thickness on the respective balls is technically and economically crucial.
The DG Thickness-Star FE is a coating thickness gauge
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher sold its 400th machine from the “Miraflex” type series to the company Danaflex in Kazan, Russia. W&H has supplied the Russian packaging producer since its founding in 2001 until today. Danaflex produces among others packaging material for ice cream, chocolate, pralines, pasta and bakery products.
Windmöller & Hölscher has sold the 400th Miraflex to the Russian packaging producer Danaflex
GERMANY • HSM redesigned its different turret winders and suited it with a newly developed modular concept. The new standard turret winder type “HSM-GG 80” will be disposable by end of this year.
HSM redesigned ist turret winders
THE NETHERLANDS • At drupa 2016, DG press will exhibit a new Thallo printing unit and a refurbished vision unit. According to the company, there are some improvements compared to the previous generations of web offset printing presses for printing on film which will be highlighted by DG press at the drupa show.
GERMANY • ERA’s Packaging and Decorative Gravure Conference this year looked at the strong and growing packaging printing industry in Turkey. Therefore, it was held in Izmir on the Aegean coast, one of the main centres of this industry and Turkey’s third largest city.
Attentive audience during the ERA conference in Izmir
ITALY • In November 2015, the “V Jornata Técnica de Flexografia”, organised by ATEF (Asociación Técnica Española de Flexografia), took place in Barcelona. During the conference, around 150 experts discussed the latest innovations in flexographic printing field. Matteo Lanata, Export Sales Manager at Uteco, represented the company at the event.
Uteco – member of the „V Jornada Técnica de Flexografia”
ITALY • In November 2015, the “Third Suppliers/Partners Days” took place at Uteco Converting Headquarters in Colognola ai Colli (Verona). During this two-days event, Uteco Group and their main suppliers and partners shared the development plans and projects for the next years to analyse which aims had been achieved within the last three years.
Uteco’s “Third Suppliers Partners Days” included analyses as well as an award presentation
GERMANY • HP Inc. and KBA presented their HP PageWide Web Press T1100S on 3 and 4 December to international packaging printers and trade journalists at the KBA headquarters in Würzburg. The inkjet web press with a web width of 2.80 m (110’’) was developed by HP Inc. and KBA-Digital & Web Solutions.
UK • Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. has announced the appointment of Philip Nichols as its new Marketing & Communications Manager for both the Atlas and Titan brands of slitter rewinders. Nichols will replace Roger Astell who is taking an early retirement at the end of the year.
Philip Nichols is the new Marketing & Communications Manager at Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd.
GERMANY • On behalf of the recent ERA Packaging and Decorative Conference in Izmir, Janoschka has received the ERA Packaging Gravure Award 2015 for the premium tobacco brand packaging “JTI Mevius”.
USA • Pamarco has announced a partnership with the doctor blade manufacturer Esterlam. The two companies intend to increase press room efficiency and streamline the anilox roll and doctor blade sourcing process for printers and converters.
THE NETHERLANDS • On 26 November 2015, EFTA-Benelux awarded for the first time the “EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards” at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp. In seven different categories, flexo printers from Belgium and the Netherlands competed for this award.