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
INDIA • BST Sayona Automation Pvt Ltd. has renamed itself to BST eltromat India Pvt. Ltd. This move is in line with the global merger to align them with all the other BST eltromat subsidiaries.
GERMANY • With the new Miraflex S, Windmöller & Hölscher has expanded the product range with a press designed specifically for smaller packaging, short runs, quick changeovers, minimal ink and substrate waste and lowered plate costs. As an 8 colour press, the Miraflex S is available in widths of 640 mm and 820 mm.
The Miraflex S is W&H’s solution for short-runs
FRANCE • St Pal de Mons-based Mondon, winding and converting machines, upgrade thermoforming film extrusion output with state-of-the-art winders which increase production capacity and save energy at the same time. The turret winders TW Series offer a flying change facility, which means that a new roll begins automatically when the other one is finished/full.
Mondon’s TW Series
USA • To ensure anilox equipment is producing optimal results the manufacturer developed the Anilox Surface Cleaner. This specially formulated cleaner is ready-touse and designed to remove surface stains and residue blemishes from the surface of ceramic anilox rolls.
SOUTH KOREA • The Spanish Comexi Group has recently reached an agreement to install a Comexi Offset CI8 at Daesung Packing. Mainly focused on gravure printing for food packaging, Daesung Packing has trusted this new technology to boost its sales in the Korean market, attracting new customers who seek high quality in short runs.
Daesung is the fifth customer for the Comexi Offset CI press