SOUTH AFRICA • As part of its strategy to grow in emerging markets, Flint Group launches a new joint venture with Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems in South Africa.
USA • Flint Group is delighted to announce VarioLam RT, a retort lamination ink system for the North American flexographic and rotogravure packaging market.
VarioLam RT, a retort lamination ink system for the North American flexographic and rotogravure packaging market
Foto: Wipf AG, Switzerland
VIETNAM • Due to the recent growth in flexo market and expectation of higher print quality, Hoang Hac has invested in direct laser engraving (DLE) technology. In early 2015, the company has installed the Hell Premium Setter from Hell Gravure and has used elastomer materials from Contitech.
Hell Premium Setter S1300 and S1700 from Hell Gravure
ITALY • During the ACIMGA annual assembly held on July 2, 2015 the current economic data regarding the Italian graphic, converting and paper industry was disclosed. Graphic and converting machinery stands at EUR 2.1 billion and exports at 74.8%.
SPAIN • The Comexi Group introduced the cingular holography process, a new technology for the flexible packaging market. Through the use of holograms it is possible to give packaging a visual impact and to include anti-counterfeiting features. The holographic technology can be applied to the machinery Comexi Nexus Futura.
Packagings with holographic effects
ITALY • On July 2, 2015 the leaders of the Italian manufacturers’ association of machinery for the graphic, converting and paper industry part of confindustria (ACIMGA) were confirmed in office. First of all, Marco Calcagni (Omet) was confirmed as President of ACIMGA for the 2015-2016 period.
Marco Calcagni, President of ACIMGA for the 2015-2016 period
LUXEMBOURG • Doneck Euroflex, the printing ink specialist for water-based and solvent-based flexo and gravure printing has obtained DIN EN ISO 22000 certification. Ensuring safe, hygienically flawless food for consumers is the top objective of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points Process (HACCP).
DIN EN ISO 22000
SWITZERLAND • Bobst announce the first beta site installation of the digital sheet-fed press for corrugated board. Designed to deliver four-colour digital post-print directly onto a broad range of uncoated and coated corrugated media, the digital press offers both personalization and speed, on short-run and high volume work.
The site chosen for the first
beta installation of the digital
printing press for corrugated
is the Model AG plant in Weinfelden, Switzerland
USA • Corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer Menasha Corporation has acquired Portable Packaging Systems for an undisclosed amount.
FINLAND • Marvaco, the largest supplier of flexo plates to the package printing industry in Scandinavia, has installed a Vianord EVO automated plate processing system at its plant in Ulvila, Finland.
(Left to right) Kai Lankinen,
Mogens Rijs, Marko Valkamo
and Pascal Miola with the
new Vianord EVO line at
the Marvaco plant in Ulvila,
THE NETHERLANDS • Polymount is now able to print a logo and all the required information on the Twinlock Sleeves. This development was created in the design and branding of the product. This all started following the recent cooperation agreement with Gallus.
New branded Twinlock Sleeves
USA • The new Cyrel Easy flexographic printing plate technology platform simplifies the prepress process by building the flat top digital dot directly into the plate. The Cyrel Fast thermal and solvent platemaking system efficiency and consistency is increased by removing the flat top dot processing step and its associated cost.
DuPont Cyrel Easy is a new
flexographic printing plate
DENMARK • Tresu Group has launched a programme of lightweight carbon fibre chamber doctor blade systems, offering improved chemical resistance, optimised flow and safe, easy handling in all flexo printing situations.
SOUTH KOREA • Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. (SAM), a manufacturer of solution coating, extrusion, laminating and gravure printing machinery based in Hwaesong-si, Korea, has announced the construction of a new Pilot Solution Coating Line.
SAM's new coating line
UK • Over half of the UK’s consumers visiting their local supermarket or food retailer would prefer their groceries and fresh produce packaged in paper-based material, reveals new research commissioned by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).
57% prefer paper-based
packaging. Source: Dakla
Pack Europe BV