Screening technology for expanded colour gamut printing 

A narrow web sample, printed at MPS in Holland. The sample uses Bellissima DMS, Apex GTT anilox, MacDermid Graphics Solutions' LUX ITP 60 plates. The sample includes a panel of perfectly smooth screen tint builds to simulate spot colours (Source: Hamillroad)
Andy Cave Whatever name you know it by – fixed palette, Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG), extended process, N-colour, or something else – the objective is the same: To simulate spot colours using screen tint builds of four or more colours to provide more choice to brand owners while increasing production throughput and reducing costs. The…

Kampf – Among the Top 100 innovation leaders in 2018

(Left to right:) Dr Stephan Witt (COO Kampf), Ranga Yogeshwar, and Lutz Busch (CEO Kampf) accepted the TOP 100 trophy (Source: KD Busch/compamedia)
GERMANY • For the 25th time, the TOP 100 competition selected the most innovative mid-sized companies in Germany. Among these leaders this year is Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik. In the independent selection process, the company was particularly convincing in the categories “climate of innovation” and “innovation success”.
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“Flexible packaging as a huge opportunity” – An interview with MPS on hybrid printing

Bert van den Brink, technical director at MPS (Source: MPS Systems)
THE NETHERLANDS • Hybrid printing – this term has been used in the printing and converting industry for a long time. What is new about the inline combination of different processes? Bert van den Brink, technical director from MPS Systems talked to NarrowWebTech editor Rosina Obermayer about the role of significance of digital and hybrid printing…
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Interview with Prof Johannes Schilp, Professor at the University of Augsburg

“Print 4.0 process chains should be based on interoperability”

Prof Johannes Schilp is head of the Manufacturing Informatics Department of the University of Augsburg and senior hjead of the Processing Technology Department of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV) (Source: VDMA)
GERMANY • As Head of the Manufacturing Informatics Department of the University of Augsburg and Senior Head of the Processing Technology Department of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology (IGCV), Prof Johannes Schilp is intensively involved in the Industrie 4.0 process worlds. In this interview, he talks about the status of Print 4.0,…

Amut – First plant for POAL food packaging waste recycling

Ecoallene is a new green material made of POAL (Polyethylene plus Aluminium polycomposite) recovered from food packaging. The main application fields are: automotive, building, giftware and general tools (Source: Amut)
ITALY • In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene. POAL is a polyethylene plus Aluminium polycomposite recovered from food packaging (commonly known as TetraPak).
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