USA • Microscan announced it offers data acquisition and analytical solutions to prevent errors in manufacturing and increase product quality and production efficiency. The strengths of the its products are the all-in-one solution in terms of capturing and processing images of printed labels and packaging and analysing production goods against gold standards.
USA • Hybrid Software announced record-breaking results from drupa 2016. More than 1,200 visitors from 850 companies visited its stand to see demonstrations of the latest innovations in packaging prepress and to run their own live jobs.
Hybrid Software's booth at the beginning of drupa
JAPAN • Futec, an inspection systems provider, and Maxcess, a web-handling industry services provider announced a sales cooperation that will allow both companies to cross-promote each other’s product portfolio to customers in Germany, Austria and Poland. The companies intend to extend the region in the future.
Left to right: Francesco Cristante,
general manager for Maxcess and Takashi Yoshida, general manager of Futec Europe GmbH
ITALY n Re S.p.A. took part in what it called a successful drupa and showed two new innovations: a new web-viewing system and Wi-Fi management for quick checks of its equipment using a mobile device.
Re introduced Wi-Fi management for quick checks of its equipment using a mobile device
UK • Troika Systems said it has achieved more than EUR 117 million of realistic new sales revenue throughout the coming year. During the two-week exhibition, the company said it developed more than 360 new business leads and orders while it unveiled two new technologies.
The company presented Corrucam, a new tool that measures aniloxes within corrugated presses, and the development of the Advanced Inspection Microscope
DENMARK • Tresu announced its new iCut plate cutter provides a fast means of imaging flexo plates for the postprint spot coating of digitally printed folding cartons. Accommodating B2-size plates used by Tresu iCoat units, it is designed to processes the same software as the digital printer as well as the accompanying analogue coater.
The iCut made its global debut at drupa this year
ITALY • Gama International said of all the control systems it presented at drupa, the systems it launched, G33 and G34, generated the most interest. They are designed for the control of temperature and viscosity of EB ink used in the production of flexible packaging.
From left to right: Sante Conselvan and Federico Paulli of Gama International said the company’s latest VIS G30, G20 and G34 were its biggest draws
DENMARK • Tresu announced the MaxiPrint Concept, which extends its enclosed chamber doctor blade programme.
The MaxiPrint Concept
BELGIUM • After a successful drupa, Asahi Photoproducts said it is definitely looking forward to what drupa 2020 will bring. The company wrote a post-drupa blog, and a few points are summarized below.
Dieter Niederstadt and Paul Chant at the company's drupa stand
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H), said it drew a positive conclusion from drupa 2016. Several thousand attendees visited W&H and subsidiary Garant at the show, and approximately 800 visitors travelled to the in-house Expo at company headquarters in Lengerich.
About 800 visitors travelled from drupa to the in-house EXPO at W&H’s headquarters in Lengerich
GERMANY • Uteco demonstrated its Sapphire EVO digital printing press for flexible packaging 55 times at Kodak’s stand.
The Uteco Saphhire press prints up to 300 m/min (984 fpm) and is designed for digital printing on plastic films in 7 colours
GERMANY • Bobst announced that its Digital Press for Corrugated Board has won the 2016 European Digital Press Association (EDP) award in the category “Best corrugated printer/solution.” The award was presented at a ceremony during an EDP reception in the drupa cube at the exhibition.
The press has a resolution of 600 x 900 dpi and print at speeds of up to 200 m/min (656 fpm)
GERMANY • 3M showcased its new adhesive advancements that it said can give flexo printers confidence at any speed. Its Splittable Flying Splice Tapes have a breakout mechanism that is free of tissue fibre so instead of releasing debris that will contaminate presses, the company says its tapes separate cleanly. This can reduce contamination of…
The fibre-free construction of the tapes can minimize contamination-related production interruptions and clean-ups and reduce printing defects
GERMANY • Luscher Technologies, which is now part of Heliograph Holding, worked in cooperation with Daetwyler Graphics to create the UV-Star, a new exposing machine for gravure applications, which it displayed at drupa. The company says that its laser technology eliminates the weakness of traditional mechanical engraving.
Multi-beam laser system showcased at Heliograph Holding booth
GERMANY • Saueressig, along with ink producers, is exploring the printing properties of inks and coatings for all manner of applications including packaging and printing electronics. Printed electronics stands for electronic applications that are produced by printing techniques. Functional inks are employed instead of coloured inks.
Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG
RFID antennas produced by flexography