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Mondi – BarrierPack recyclable honoured for technological innovation
AUSTRIA • The company’s BarrierPack Recyclable fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock has just been honoured for technological innovation. The addition of an extra layer to the construction now provides a gas barrier that greatly extends the material’s potential applications.
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Uteco – Roll out of Sapphire Evo fast and green hybrid printing system
ITALY • During a press conference on 18 April 2018 at the ConverDrome, the company rolled out the new hybrid Sapphire EVO package printing press, provided with a Kodak Stream inkjet system.
Hamillroad Software – DuPont Cyrel Easy plates for use with Bellissima DMS
UK • The prepress company has announced that Cyrel Easy Plates have been approved for use with Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS).
Sibress – Measuring device for the quality control of flexo plates
GERMANY • FlexoControl 3D Plus is a mobile plate measuring device for the analysis of production parameters during flexo plate production. It measures screen rulings on flexo plates in a fineness between 30 and 85/cm (80-216 lpi).
Bobst – New 20Seven CI flexo press uses Extended Colour Gamut
GERMANY • The new 20Seven CI flexo is the company’s latest contribution to deliver Extended Color Gamut (ECG) solutions for a variety of printing processes and applications.
Uflex – First glitter printing gravure cylinders in India
Uflex claims for itself, to be the first Indian company to manufacture glitter printing gravure cylinders on its direct laser engraving line.
Uflex – Resource optimised packaging for Indian staples
INDIA • Uflex is developing solutions to extend the use of flexible packaging, creating resource-optimised packaging for essential staples such as pulses, wheat flour, sugar, salt, and oil.
Flint Group – New hardness level for rotec compressible sleeve
The Group now offers an extra firm rotec compressible sleeve with a hardness level of 70 Shore A, in addition to the medium (50 Shore A) and firm (60 Shore A) hardness levels.
August Faller – Counting folding box for taking tablets
GERMANY •n With the Smart Packaging prototype of a “counting folding carton”, the August Faller Group has designed a packaging solution to improve compliance and make handling the medicine easier for the patients.
Lüscher – New imaging optics and cooperation with Hybrid Software
SWITZERLAND/GERMANY • Lüscher Technologies developed the new Multi Resolution Optics FleXtreme! for their digital imaging system line XPose! FlexLine 330 and 360.
Futamura – Plastic-free and compostable crisp pack
JAPAN • The film manufacturer has collaborated with packaging manufacturer, Bio4Pack, to create a plastic-free compostable crisp pack for German organic crisps producer, myChipsbox.
ebeam Technologies – EB curing for HP Indigo 20000 printed flexible packaging substrates
SWITZERLAND • Core 100/760 is a newly launched EB curing system for finishing of flexible packaging and label substrates printed on an HP Indigo 20000 digital press.
Hell Gravure Systems – HQH Pro wins recommendation from ERA
GERMANY • The HQH Pro automatic text enhancement system for gravure printing recently impressed judges for the ERA’s Innovation Prize, who recommended the product.
HP – Extending capabilities in package printing
ISRAEL • The company announced a number of new hardware innovations to broaden the capabilities of its presses in both flexible packaging and folding carton production.
Bauer Logistik – New flexo sleeve rack
GERMANY • In keeping with the Heliograph Group strategy, Bauer Logistik expanded its storage product range by developing a new rack for flexo sleeves.