GERMANY • To offer an additional solution in response to the troublesome issue of pin holing, the company introduced an “X-Hard” foam hardness to its Softprint plate mounting tape assortment for flexible packaging printers.
The new Softprint 72129 STM-TP is provided with the X-Hard foam to avoid pin holing during the print run (Source: tesa)
ITALY • The company’s distillers allow the recycling and the re-use of degreasing and washing solvents.
Formeco distiller equipped with liquid ring vacuum pump (Source: Formeco)
BELGIUM • The supplier of photopolymer plates for flexo printing will be attending Eurasia Packaging 2017, scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, 25 to 28 October (Hall 9 Stand 10B).
The Asahi Clean Transfer plate technology enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and dot shoulders of screen areas (Source: Asahi)
THE NETHERLANDS • As the year ends, Polymount has announced the reintroduction of its Film Cleaner.
As 2017 ends, Polymount has announced the reintroduction of its Film Cleaner (Source: Polymount)
GERMANY • The Wega S 1410 cylinder transport system is designed for the company’s Slim Line S automatic lines with hollow cylinders. Introduced at drupa 2016, it was delivered for the first time in July 2017.
The Wega S 1410 cylinder transport system is designed for Bauer’s Slim Line S automatic lines with hollow cylinders of up to 1,400 mm (55”) face length (Source: Heliograph Holding)
GERMANY • “4-in-1” is the key advantage of the new HelioChrome Rapid EC for the chromium plating of gravure cylinders. The essential additives – which previously had to be added for various effects – are now included in the product.
“4-in-1” is the key advantage of the new HelioChrome Rapid EC for the chromium plating of gravure cylinders (Source: Heliograph Holding)
GERMANY • The member of the Heliograph Holding introduced the compact 5 kHz HelioKlischograph K2 cylinder engraving machine.
Hell Gravure Systems introduced the compact 5 kHz HelioKlischograph K2 cylinder engraving machine (Source: Heliograph Holding)
THE NETHERLANDS • The company has terminated its Trillium liquid toner development project.
The Xeikon Trillium liquid toner press as shown at drupa 2016 (Source: Xeikon)
BELGIUM • Uteco Converting, ebeam Technologies and Inx Digital International collaboratively developed the Gaia industrial end-to-end EB inkjet production line. This digital narrow-web solution will enable safe mass-personalization of indirect food contact flexible packaging and labels. The new press made its public debut at Labelexpo Europe 2017 with on-stand production demonstrations.
The new narrow-web Gaia hybrid EB digital inkjet solutions for printing on flexible substrates (Source G&K)
INDIA – Candy and confectionery are high impulse buying items therefore the importance of aesthetical packaging cannot be emphasized enough. With this problem statement at hand the films business of India’s multinational flexible packaging materials and solutions company has engineered low opacity, gloss white anti-static twist wrap polyester film Flexpet F-WTG-AS, a bi-axially oriented polyethylene…
GERMANY • The rotec Eco Bridge, an adapter with a patent-pending air flow system using a breathable metal ring allows for easier mounting and de-mounting of the sleeves as well as a reduction in noise of 99%.
rotec Eco Bridge in use at Rommelag Flex (Source, Flint)
JAPAN • To further advance the development of new inks for the printing of flexible packaging, the company recently decided to invest in an ultra-modern flexo press system from KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA). Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals is one of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers and they believe the EVO XD is…
The EVO XD for Dainichiseika in Japan is prepared for the flexible use of water-based inks (Source, KBA-Flexotecnia)
CANADA • After installing the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry, Celplast Metallized Products continued to push the product further.
The graph illustrates Duramet’s performance in various tests (Source, Celplast)
USA • During PACK EXPO 2017 taking place from September 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV, Sun Chemical will showcase the company’s line of renewable, compostable, eco-friendly inks, coatings and plates.
Sun Chemical logo
USA • Flexo Concepts has announced that Packaging Plast will begin shipping all its carbon fibre chambers with TruPoint Green doctor blades beginning in September of this year.
Flexo Concepts’ TruPoint Green doctor blades are made from carbon fibre material (Source, Flexo Concepts)