SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…
Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • In order for customers to more easily find the products they require to properly clean their anilox rollers, the company is now directly selling a variety of solutions. The new Zecher Anilox Cleaner is offered in four different variants: Aqua/UV Ink, Gel, In-Line, and Washing Machine. According to the company, each type allows a…
SWEDEN • Trelleborg and Inometa made an agreement, in which each will sell specified products made by the other company from the beginning of 2018.
AUSTRIA • Counterfeit pharmaceutical and food products put consumers’ health and the identity of brands at risk. To rule out such counterfeits, packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles offers innovative packaging solutions to meet this crucial task.
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To rule out counterfeits, packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles offers effective solutions to meet this crucial task (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
USA • MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced the introduction of three new liquid photopolymer resins for corrugated printing applications – MRC, LTS and M Cap 45. These new products are part of the M System platform of liquid photopolymer technology and service architecture. In no particular order, this series of articles introduces these products in detail.
SWITZERLAND • Designed for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers, the compact new K5 Vision is designed to handle a wide variety of different film types including heat sensitive films and thin gauge substrates. It can run at speeds up to 840m/min (33”), is available in widths from 1250mm to 2450mm (49” to 96,5”)…
The new Bobst K5 Vision is a compact vacuum metallizer designed for flexible packaging converters and CPP/PE film producers (Source: Bobst)
CANADA • Since the US Department of Commerce investigation on Chinese aluminum foil imports have now resulted in preliminary antidumping duties ranging from 96% to 162%, on top of preliminary countervailing duties in the range of 16% to 81%, the aluminum foil market has been impacted and many converters are looking for new products for their…
Celplast offers metalized film substitutes for Chinese aluminum foils (Source, Celplast)
The Comexi ML2 is a state-of-the-art laminator designed to offer versatility and productivity. Therefore, it can work with solvent-based, water-based or solvent-free adhesives.
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The Comexi ML2 laminator is a suitable solution for frequent job changes (Source: Comexi)
GERMANY • With over 1,000 systems already integrated into central cylinder machines worldwide, W&H has recently upgraded and supplemented the Turboclean Advanced with a new variant, the E, which features low-maintenance electric pumps. Around 50 units have already been sold since the Drupa 2016, which the company claims is further proof of the high interest in…
W&H claims Turboclean is able to optimize the inking unit and allow the ink to be changed more quickly (Source, W&H)
GERMANY • With increasing demand in the printing industry for equipment that enables more frequent and faster job changes on press, Flint Group has officially launched the new rotec ULW Bridge to join its lightweight group of sleeves and adapters. Flint claims that the rotec ULW Bridge is an ultra lightweight polyurethane adapter offering up to…
Flint Group claims that the new rotec ULW is 65% lighter compared to similar products on the marketplace (Source: Flint)
USA • Schawk, a part of the SGK Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, announced that their ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018.
The Schawk ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018 (Source: Schawk)
GERMANY • One of today’s market challenges for corrugated box manufacturers is to deal with the inherent complexity of running an increasing share of small volume, high graphics box orders on demand. For this purpose, Conprinta Printing Technology offers a Hybrid Preprint with combined analog and digital print in a designated press.
Conprinta’s IMD machines were developed as flexographic systems for producing preprint corrugated products (Source: Conprinta)
GERMANY • The company now offers a heat-sealable paper solution for packaging manufacturers and packing companies.
The coated paper with a heat-sealable reverse side can be used on existing packaging lines and can be recycled in the waste paper cycle (Source: Feldmuehle Uetersen)
AUSTRIA n Every year, the company manufactures packaging for more than 50 percent of the 150 million chocolate Santa Clauses produced in Germany.
Chocolate Santa Clauses (Source: Constantia Flexibles)
SPAIN • The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine goes a step beyond Comexi’s Dual Laminator which is the group’s top seller and in the past three years has doubled the sales of this specific machine.
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The new ML2 multipurpose laminating and coating machine (Source: Comexi)