GERMANY • Kodak announced its lineup of new flexo technologies to be launched on its stand (Hall 5, Stand F09) at drupa. The new Flexcel NX System ’16, powered by an expanding NX Advantage feature set, includes features like advanced plate surface patterning capabilities to improve ink transfer efficiency, the company said.
DENMARK • Flexo Wash has announced its fully automatic Multi Cylinder Cleaner that can clean 10-12 gravure cylinders per hour will be exhibited in its full size at drupa in Hall 12, Booth C31. The company has also said that new for drupa is its Flexo Wash Cylinder Washer that cleans with the use of…
The ATEX compliant Flexo Wash automatic parts washer uses trays to avoid damage during loading and unloading
GERMANY • Bobst announced it will use drupa, in Hall 10, Stand A60, to showcase its solutions that it says will increase productivity, open up new capabilities and protect customers’ global investments. The company is planning the world premiere of a new Mastercut 106 PER, a die-cutter with innovations that Bobst says will set new…
GERMANY • tesa announced that from 31 May to 10 June, it will be presenting highlights from its assortment of self-adhesive tapes for the paper and print industry, focusing on splicing and flexo plate mounting solutions in Hall 15, Booth D20 at drupa. This will include some existing products, but the company said it will…
SWITZERLAND • Lüscher Technologies AG announced it will show a new imagesetter, the Xpose Flexline 330L for 1067 mm x 1524 mm (42” x 60”) formats. The new model combines a dual optic with 5080/2540 dpi with a patented inside drum system.
CHINA • Hy-Flexo announced analysis from one of its customers that shows its CI flexo press reduced costs and improved productivity in corrugating preprinting. Shanying Paper reported its production capacity for each shift increased and things like full use of the board, with fewer edges, has helped reduced costs when compared to its offset press.
According to the company, large batch printing with the CI press has saved on platemaking costs
GERMANY • Windmöller & Hölscher Group announced it will present its product portfolio on more than 1,000 sqm (10,760 sqft) in Hall 15, Booth A41 at drupa. A new generation of flexo and gravure printing presses will be premiered, and the company said that live machine demonstrations will run several times a day.
SWITZERLAND • Hildebrand Technology announced a non-contact dust removal system that uses a defined high speed vacuum air flow to free the substrate surface of loose particles, is network-ready, and makes straightforward integration into all important field bus or industrial ethernet networks possible.
Network overview for a typical application example with dual side cleaning
GERMANY • Saueressig and Schawk announced they will jointly exhibit at drupa under the new brand SGK. The rotogravure and special machinery solutions manufacturer and the data handling services and flexographic printing specialist will present the companies’ latest developments and advancements, including RGB printing, Digimarc, printed electronics and holography printing.
How the two brands fit into SGK's structure
BELGIUM • FTA Europe announce that the inaugural FTA Europe Diamond Awards ceremony will take place on 2 June during the drupa exhibition. The organization said it is looking for interested sponsors and attendees.
SWEDEN • SCA announced it has developed a new technique for producing round corrugated board packaging that offers new design possibilities while reducing packaging weight by 30%, thereby also improving environmental performance. Arcwise can be deployed in standard corrugated board production facilities, the company said.
Arcwise is protected by international patents, and the company offers the technique to packaging manufacturers under license
GERMANY • BASF has announced its researchers have succeeded in improving the composition of the individual semiconductor ink components to double the mobility of the charge carriers in the printed circuits. This can further reduce the size of the structures and produce high resolution LCD or OLED screens on plastic substrates.
SWITZERLAND • The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) announced a business development agreement with Nordmeccanica SpA to advance solutions for the flexible packaging industry by combining adhesive development with machine pioneering that target new technologies for faster commercialization to market. The companies plan to highlight the collaboration to accelerate packaging innovation at drupa 2016.
Diego Donoso, global business president Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics (2nd from left), seals the agreement with Antonio Cerciello (3rd from left), owner of Nordmeccanica Group
JAPAN • Toyobo announced its latest innovation is the Cosmolight Z range, available for analog and digital. The plates excel in the ease of handling, the washout process and transferring ink, according to the company. It offers more convenience in prepress and can be very effective in meeting the increasing print quality demands.
The plates are a good fit with AV Flexologics plate making machines, the company said
ITALY • Omet plans to present its new Varyflex V2 Offset 850 with Electron Beam drying system at drupa this spring. A modular machine that combines flexo and offset printing, with the opportunity for further customisation, it’s designed and built for the packaging sector according to Omet.
Omet's Varyflex V2 Offset will be shown at drupa this spring