Daetwyler Swisstec – Doctor blades for flexo and gravure applications

The doctor blades of the Goldstar range for flexo printing are provided with a very hard base coating (Source: Daetwyler Swisstec)
As a manufacturer of high quality consumables for the printing industry, Daetwyler Swisstec develops and produces high-precision and coated doctor blades for application in gravure and flexo printing. These products are said to meet the highest quality standards and offer respective benefits for clients worldwide. Daetwyler Shanghai, a subsidiary of Daetwyler Group in China, together…

Water-based cleaning system for anilox rollers

The enpurex cleaning innovation is a physical cleaning principle which works in three steps: 1 = Infiltration and diffusion into the ink layer, 2 = Fragmentation of ink and 3 = Removal after a water rinse.
This article describes a cleaning system (enpurex from bubbles & beyond) for anilox rollers and gravure cylinders tested under laboratory and field conditions by the Leipzig University of Applied Science at the recently established HTWK’s faculty iP³ Leipzig (Institute of Printing, Processing and Packaging, Leipzig/D).

Zecher – Establishes anilox roller cooperation with Daetwyler USA

Daetwyler’s North Carolina-based North American headquarters will be the launching point for the company’s partnership with Zecher (Source, Zecher)
GERMANY • The company has developed a partnership with Daetwyler, a manufacturer of premium doctor blades, that will also help supply customers in the United States and Canada with Zecher anilox rollers. “The USA offers a high level of sales potential with the world’s largest flexographic printing market, which we haven’t proactively explored until now. This…

Windmöller & Hölscher – Apex named certified showroom partner for anilox rolls and sleeves

Windmöller & Hölscher has confirmed Apex to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom (Source: Apex)
GERMANY • The supplier of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packaging, has confirmed Apex International to be certified partner of aniloxes for the highly advanced flexo printing presses in the showroom.

Zecher – Cooperation with machine manufacturers strengthened

Zecher has a global network of sales partners (Source: Zecher)
GERMANY • For many years, the company has worked intensively together with all well-known machine manufacturers from the areas of flexible packaging, label printing, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard. Three years ago, Zecher established a key account management especially for this customer segment in order to offer in-depth support which is adapted to the special requirements…

Zecher – SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishing and spot-varnishing

Magnified view on the Zecher SteppedHex engraving for optimised finishings and spot-varnishing performance (Source: Zecher)
GERMANY • The manufacturer of premium anilox rollers developed the SteppedHex technology. Based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, it offers both an alternative to it and additional benefits. SteppedHex engraving assists the printer’s task with improved emptying of the anilox roller cells to deliver optimised printing results. This is proven by a…

Zeller+Gmelin – No bisphenol A in new UV flexo ink series

Quality control for printing inks in the laboratory using a proof printing device (Source: Zeller+Gmelin)
GERMANY • The low-migration UV-flexo printing inks of the Uvaflex FCM-Y81-series offer a high degree of migration safety and feature low odour. Moreover, the formulation of the new ink series completely dispenses with BPA-containing raw materials. They are therefore particularly suitable for the printing of labels, folding boxes and flexible packaging in the food sector. The…

ESWE FLEX Walzen – A magnum bottle of champagne for the winning three

Andre Büning, Rossini, (middle) was visibly moved by the magnum bottle of champagne. Michael Steggemann, responsible for marketing and sales (left) and Levent Uyar, sales manager (both ESWE Walzen)
GERMANY • During the Proflex 2017 event in Stuttgart, the meeting point of the German flexo industry, the company ESWE FLEX Walzen organised a competition at their stand. This was met with huge interest among the event participants but to gain a winning position required a sharp eye and substantial expert knowledge. The challenge was…