Spain • Comexi Group has continued its collaboration with AVT (Advanced Vision Technology) to introduce the next generation of “Cingular Real”. According to the companies, the solution aims to ensure the best-possible automatic print pressure and register during makeready.
Comexi introduces the next generation of “Cingular Real”
USA • Flexo Concepts announced that Imaj Otomasyon Sanayi Ticaret Ltd. will receive the distribution rights to sell “TruPoint” doctor blades in all flexo and sheetfed offset markets in Turkey.
USA • Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH, including POEM (W+D). The acquisition includes W+D’s operations in Neuwied and Löhne, Germany, along with the U.S. subsidiary, W+D North America, and the Malaysian subsidiary, W+D Asia Pacific.
In general, package printing jobs are becoming shorter and shorter. Hence many printers struggle to produce in an economic way. Sebastian Reisig, former editor of Flexo & Gravure Global, visited Drukerij Zwart to find out how a printer became a producer of economic short run rotogravure printing jobs.
Harry Sieljes, Managing Director for Drukkerij Zwart BV
GERMANY • Did you already know, how sensuous fragrant scented packaging can be? The cover of issue 3 of Flexo & Gravure Global may convince you of such opportunities. The German company Schubert International has been involved with well-known cosmetics companies and branded goods manufacturers for more than 30 years.
UK • Regardless of the intense economic growth and the subsequent demand Asia has experienced, North America still remains a major consumer of BOPET, BOPP and BOPA films. Hence, it remains a key market for all global suppliers.
World oriented film capacity by film type 2009, 2014 and 2019. Source: PCI Films Consulting Ltd./Industry Source
CHINA • “Printing South China 2016”, the “23rd South China International Exhibition on Printing Technology” will be running from 2 to 4 March 2016 at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, PR China.
Printing South China – about 1,000 exhibitors will present their machineries and materials on printing and packaging in eight halls
SWITZERLAND • Bobst Group announces that it will exercise before the end of the year its option to purchase from Gary Tseng the remaining 35% of the Gordon Ltd shares.
SOUTH KOREA • Kyoung Wha intends to further expand its portfolio by becoming active in the flexible packaging and label areas. In doing so, the South Korean company has installed a “nyloflex NExT Exposure FV” from Flint Group. The nyloflex NExT exposure technology utilises a high intensity UV-A LED light source to conduct rapid crosslinking…
From left to right: Jihoon Chung, Director of Kyoung Wha Co. Ltd, Sungkon Chung, President of Kyoung Wha Co. Ltd., Supachai Theravithayangkura, Senior Technical Manager Flint Group Thailand Co. Ltd., and Jong Seo Lee, President of Korea Printcore Co. Ltd., in front of a nyloflex NExT Exposure
GERMANY • KBA-Flexotecnica has commissioned a flexo press for carton board printing at Delta Print & Packaging in Northern Ireland. According to KBA, the “EVO XG CI” flexo press is engineered for printing speeds of up to 600 m/min (1,969 ft/min) and printing with water-based inks on paper and board up to 450 g/m² (290 lbs).
The EVO XG CI flexo press is flexible for handling film, paper and carton depending on kit
GERMANY • The ERA Packaging & Decorative Conference 2015 will be held on 3 to 4 November in Izmir, Turkey. On the conference, the overarching issue will be Turkey as an emerging market for packaging and decorative gravure. The European Rotgravure Association will organise the congress in cooperation with G&K TechMedia.
CHINA • The “6th All in Print China” will be held again from 18 to 22 October 2016 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It is one of the most important professional exhibitions of the printing industry in China and in the whole Asia.
TAIWAN • Hsing Wei Taiwan has launched a new eight-colour HWAI rotogravure printing press for flexible packaging. The company argues that it was designed for a wide variety of substrates resulting in new operating features.
Hsing Wei Taiwan has launched a new eight-colour rotogravure printing press
THE NETHERLANDS • On 25 September 2015, NVC’s annual international working group meeting took place in Rotterdam. The participants concluded that there are manifold developments in packaging for e-commerce and home delivery that occur and that these may negatively influence the sustained growth of this sector.
On 25 September 2015, NVC’s annual international working group meeting took place in Rotterdam
SPAIN • Comexi and Esko have strengthened their partnership. Both companies collaborate with Comexi’s “Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre” to train and certify Comexi staff to help them transition from a press sale to a solutions sale.
Comexi and Esko have strengthened their partnership with “Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre”