USA • The pioneer in photopolymer flexo plate development reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA in its search for an improved platemaking process.
OEE (overall equipment efficiency) and speed improvement achieved by Gateway Packaging when using AWP water-washable flexo plates (Source: Asahi)
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)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Dr. Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager for Asahi…
Dr. Dieter Niederstadt is the technical marketing manager for Asahi Photoproducts (Source, Asahi)
UK • Asahi Photoproducts reported that FFP Packaging Solutions, a UK-based innovator in flexible package converting for 50 years, has published a fixed colour palette guide for brands and retailers. It enables brand managers to select repeatable, achievable colours based on the Pantone library but produced using the CMYK process ink set. In the format of…
Paul Hesketh, print development manager at FFP is seeing an increasing demand of FCP printing from UK retailers (Source: Asahi)
UK • The developer of photopolymer flexo plate has won top spots in the European Flexographic Industry Association EFIA awards. Award winning Asahi customers included CJSC Uniflex winning a Gold Award in the category “Flexo Print on Film”; Ultimate Packaging for “Flexo Print on Paper”; and DS Smith Packaging Deutschland for “Flexo Print on Corrugated”.
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ITALY • In September, the Italian flexo and gravure printing press manufacturer Uteco organised the Flex So Good event with suppliers and printers at its headquarters in Colognola ai Colli. Several companies including 3M Italy, Prades, Sun Chemical, Simec Group, Rossini, Asahi Photoproducts, Camis, I&C/Gama and Grafikontrol participated in the event.
Technicians demonstrate a job changeover of Onyx XS Eco One with EB curing
Printing packaging generally requires the printing of eight colours, including several spot colours. This not only consumes a lot of time for make-ready, but also affects profitability. This article identifies a company which has developed a process to work to reduce or eliminate the use of spot colours for many flexo jobs.
UK • Asahi Photoproducts announced that the York Repro-Graphic Group (YRG) has adopted the its AWP flexographic plate system for its clients using the fixed colour palette printing process.
Mark Gration, York Repro-Graphic Group Managing Director and Paul Chant, Asahi Photoproducts UK Branch Manager
ITALY • Uteco announced two sales in the Ukraine; one Diamond HP 812 mod. 130 was sold to Pamibro Ltd., a paper sack manufacturer for the construction, chemical and food industries established in 1996 in the Ivano-Frankivs’k region.
The company sold a Diamond flexo press to Pamibro Ltd.
BELGIUM • Asahi Photoproducts congratulated its customer, DS Smith in Fulda, for its two prestigious awards from the FTA Europe Diamond Awards.
Left to right: Dieter Niederstadt of Asahi Photoproducts, Thomas Mueller of DS Smith and Dr David Galton of Asahi Photoproducts
BELGIUM • After a successful drupa, Asahi Photoproducts said it is definitely looking forward to what drupa 2020 will bring. The company wrote a post-drupa blog, and a few points are summarized below.
Dieter Niederstadt and Paul Chant at the company's drupa stand
As the second week of drupa begins, many folks are feeling a bit exhausted and exhilirated. It is not a relaxing show, but all the innovations, exciting news and people from around the world keep everyone running on adrenaline and print energy.
Andre M. Verhoeven of IGT Testing Systems stands with the newest F1 for drupa
GERMANY n QuadTech, colour and inspection technology producer will debut four new product offerings at drupa. The company has also secured industry experts to participate in a Print Performance Speaker Series at the QuadTech booth to help printers meet the demands of their customers.
GERMANY • Asahi Photoproducts, which recently won an EFIA “Gold Award” for its pinning technology for clean transfer, has announced its drupa offerings and location, Hall 11, Stand A60. They include an update on its newest plate development technology, the AWP-DEF water-washable plates, which it said works well for fixed colour palettes.
In a proof-of-concept test, the company found it demonstrated a 26% OEE improvement over conventional solvent plates