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.
UK • “FlexiProof 100” and the associated “FlexiProof UV” and “FlexiProof LED UV” of RK Print Coat Instruments Ltd. are flexo pre-press devices used for conducting feasibility trials, for research and development and for monitoring ink/substrate interaction.
GERMANY • Polywest has announced that it for first time fully equipped a Bobst F&K 20 Six machine with clamping adapters at Marpol in Poland, which is a flexible packaging manufacturer. Polywest produced altogether 33 clamping adapters with three different outside diameter and 350 compressible sleeves for the new machine.
From left to right: Malgorzata Murawska (Managing Director, Flekso Serwis), Mr Gzyl, Pawel Kielb (Product Manager, Flekso Serwis), Mr Bormann and Mr Awruk in front of the new F&K 20 Six
TAIWAN • This article, written by Hilson Huang, CEO of Flexotech, will indicate non negative film plate making by direct inkjet image on a photopolymer plate deeply in order to compare with conventional way of plate making and digital plate with black layer coated to make image by means of an expensive laser ablation machine.
GERMANY • With Firemist Velvet Gold” and “Firemist Velvet Russet”, BASF has launched two new effect pigments worldwide. Both color shades complete the Firemist Velvet series, which also includes pearl (white), bronze and copper pigments.
TURKEY • As part of its Packaging & Decorative Conference in Izmir / Turkey, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) handed over the prestigious “ERA Packaging Gravure Award”.
THE NETHERLANDS • Apex has decided to expand their German Sales team by Arno Vonhaus. He has joined the Apex team as Technical Sales Manager for the German market.
The new Technical Sales Manager at Apex: Arno Vonhaus