DENMARK • The difficulty with Corona treatment is that most converters know they need it, but don’t know whether they are using it correctly – it is not a “set and forget” technology! The inventors of Corona, Vetaphone, have come up with a solution that will make a converter’s life easier – a testing machine.
Vetaphone has a patent application for its new iCorona Film Tester, which is designed to analyse the amount of surface treatment required for any given substrate
USA • DuPont Advanced Printing announced the launch of the newest addition to the DuPont Cyrel Easy plate platform, DuPont Cyrel Easy EPC, a soft digital plate with a built-in flat top dot developed especially for the postprint corrugated printers.
ITALY • The world’s first LED UV-enabled low migration VLF flexographic press has passed its print tests and is on schedule for commissioning next month (November) in the press hall of flexible packaging print specialist La Gerunda Merletti of Cremona.
Pino De Gradi with La Gerunda press operator Antonio Lucatelli at the delivery
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GERMANY • Henkel will present examples of product innovations and system solutions for adhesives at FachPack from 27-29 September at Hall 1, Stand 1-106. The personalization trend has reached the flexible packaging industry. This brings with it an increased industry interest in digital printing technologies.
UK • Bobst Manchester announced it will be holding an open house at their Competence Centre in Heywood on 18 October. The event will see the unveiling of the new Bobst K5 Expert, which the company said will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world.
The machine includes cost saving innovations to reduce energy, consumable usage and film waste
GERMANY • Erhardt+Leimer will present its latest products for the plastics industry at the K Show from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf. The Erhardt+Leimer booth, C20 in Hall 4, will centre on the print image monitoring system Elscan OMS 6 and the new actuating drive AG 9.
The new print image monitoring system Elscan OMS6
CZECH REPUBLIC • Soma announced a planned multi-million Euro investment, which will include a reconstruction project to increase the assembly hall floor space, which will cost EUR 8 million. It also plans to launch a 10-colour version of the Optima2 as well as a version with extra long repeat length of 1,200 mm (47.2”).
The company plans to launch its 10-colour version of the Optima2
USA • Sun Chemical announced it has entered into a partnership with ACPO, Ltd., a coater of flexible films, to meet the demand of brand owners and flexible packaging converters for high barrier transparent packaging. Two different ACPO coated films, polyester and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), are available with the oxygen barrier coatings.
USA • Maxcess announced the release of its Tidland Cyclone high-speed centering shaft, which enables faster production through its ability to center and grip cores concentrically about the shaft. The new shaft increases throughput by minimizing roll loping and machine vibration, the company said.
With its single-circuit air system and bladders that can be replaced in less than five minutes, it is designed to minimize downtime both during roll changes and scheduled maintenance
USA • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announce that more than 275 people attended its event, Impact 2016 on August 3 at its global headquarters in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The event featured the unveiling of the company’s Fusion C press, which introduced the press with a live curtain drop and allowed interactive demonstrations.
The event Impact 2016 featured the unveiling of the company’s Fusion C press
USA • Open-loop tension controls tend to be simple, inexpensive and can be very effective for providing constant unwind tension for your process.
Figure 3: TSC components – U4 Tension Controller, Torque Sensor, V Series Brake
GERMANY • At drupa, Kodak shared new technologies that offer a practical solution to this challenge: The wide variety of substrates and ink types used in flexo printing make it one of the most versatile of all the print processes used in package production, but these can also provide headaches for the plate maker.
Kodak’s Flexcel NX System ’16 includes features that customize the plate to provide optimum ink transfer capabilities
MEXICO • Grupo Gondi announced it signed a very large deal with Bobst and BHS Corrugated for the supply of eleven new production lines at drupa. The order will see equipment installed at existing Grupo Gondi facilities as well as at green field sites over the next two years.
USA • Maxcess announced the release of the D-MAX Enhanced Web Guide Controller, which the company calls an extensive update to its flagship controller from Fife and the most powerful controller in the industry.
The D-MAX Enhanced builds on the power of the original, with features like dual rail power, single or dual drive options and ISaGRAF-based state machine programmability