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”
USA • DuPont Packaging Graphics fully commercialises its new line of “Cyrel Easy flexographic printing plates”. According to DuPont, the plates help simplify the prepress process with flat top digital dots that are built directly into the plates, resulting in increased productivity and consistency.
DuPont’s Cyrel Easy flexographic plates are now fully commercialised
GERMANY • Dr Stephan Witt is the new Head of Technology at Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik. The manufacturer of slitting and winding machines has appointed the 42-year old graduate engineer as with effect from 1 October 2015. In order to read the complete news, please visit packagingfilms.info.
Kampf’s new Head of Technology: Dr Stephan Witt
GERMANY • Saueressig, part of SGK, a division of Matthews International, announced that the U.S. rotogravure operations of Schawk have been rebranded Saueressig, giving it a strategic foothold in the U.S. The rebranding is part of Saueressig’s strategic initiative to optimize SGK’s brand portfolio and strengthen its brand performance offering.
GERMANY • G&K TechMedia in Emmendingen near Freiburg, Germany is looking for a Content Editor (Cross media, m/f) as well as an Editorial department trainee for Content Editor (Cross media, m/f).
G&K TechMedia is looking for a Content Editor and an Editorial department trainee
CZECH REPUBLIC • Soma Engineering will present at Labelexpo Europe 2015 a mid-web Optima CI press platform. The producer of flexible packaging has developed the Optima as a mid-web CI press to run label stock paper and film packaging materials.
The new mid web Optima CI press platform of Soma
INDIA • Kalpvrux Converting Products has installed an Eagle SL 6000, which is a specialised slitter rewinder for multitrack laminate jobs. The machine can be utilised as inspection rewinder.
Kalpvrux Converting Products installed an Eagle SL6000
UK • Atlas Converting has assigned a new 4800 mm (189”) wide Atlas CW5400 slitter rewinder for its new cast polypropylene (CPP) film production line Poligal S.A (Polipropileno de Galicia S.A.), situated in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal. The slitter rewinder prodcuces CPP film used for food and non-food applications.
The new Atlas CW5400 Series slitter rewinder at Poligal in Portugal
SWEDEN • AR Packaging is the first company that won three awards with three different packs in “Pro Carton ECMA Award 2015”. AR was prized in the categories “Sustainability”, “Non Food” and “Confectionery”.