SWITZERLAND • Visitors to the Competence 18 open house event have the opportunity to witness the future of the printing and converting industries first-hand.
IRELAND • The producer of paper-based packaging is to install Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI) single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press at one of its plants in Iberia.
Smurfit Kappa will install an EFI Nozomi C18000 single-pass LED inkjet corrugated packaging press at its plants in Spain, Portugal and Morocco (Source: EFI)
ITALY • The Print4All exhibition takes place from 29th May to the 1st June 1018 in Milan, with a new extended format offering a wide showcase of printing and converting technologies in all market segments.
At display at Print4All. The new 20Seven CI flexo press, suitable for both conventional or extended colour gamut printing (Source: Bobst)
ITALY • During the upcoming Print4All show in Milan, Bobst will present a number of solutions for the flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated board industries.
The Bobst RS 6003C HS gravure printing press (Source: Bobst)
SWITZERLAND • Generally, the printing industry is dealing with the common problem of poor metal adhesion due to de-lamination. Traditional metallization, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal to polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination which leads to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of reputation. Part of the problem is…
Bobst’s new AluBond provides high metal adhesion and surface energy levels through vaccum metalization (Source: Bobst)
GERMANY • During numerous award ceremonies, expert juries were so impressed with Lohmann’s adhesive solutions for flexographic printing that they bestowed their customers with many different awards. The most successful events were the “FlexoTech Awards” in London, followed by the “Best in Flexo” award in Bologna. Here, Lohmann’s customers notched-up a total of 15 prizes. In…
THE NETHERLANDS • Towards the end of 2017, Apex International customers were nominated and 34 were declared award winners for their submissions printed with Apex anilox technology. In the EFTA Benelux, FlexoTech and FlexoStars contests, judges evaluated and judged the finest submissions in flexo printed paper and corrugated board. The 2nd EFTA-Benelux Flexo Awards, a biennial…
Apex International manufactures anilox technology used worldwide (Source: Apex)
DENMARK • At the upcoming FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers, Tresu Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing. The event will take place at Messe Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2017 with Tresu available at stand 104/105.
The Tresu MaxiPrint Concept comprises a chamber, integrated ink supply and cleaning system (Source: Tresu)
Digital printing opens up a perspective, with which all today’s label and packaging printers have to deal. In the second edition of our special “Digital Printing today” 2017 these articles – among others – inform you about the latest trends in digital printing: “Message on a bottle – Will direct container printing open up new…
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)
SWITZERLAND • The joint venture between the startup Radex and the larger company will become the digital printing competence centre and solutions provider of Bobst.
FRANCE • More than 200 attendees from 120 customers attended Bobst’s technical seminar at the Lyon Competence Center about the new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud technology. Developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions, and adapted by Bobst, THQ can – according to the company – lead to…
Bobst believes their new THQ FlexoCloud Technology can lead to a shift in corrugated post-printing (Source: Bobst)
The EcoFishBox won the World Packaging Organization’s WPO sustainability award and was also granted with the WorldStar sustainability award. The fibre-based box made of renewable material is is completely recyclable, and it saves on packaging waste handling. EcoFishBox can replace previously used polystyrene boxes for the same purpose.
The EcoFishBox won the WPO sustainability award as it can replace plastics and is recyclable (Source: Stora Enso)
GERMANY n The company signed a contract to purchase UK-based Hi-Tech Products Ltd. The specialist supplier of water-based inks and coatings develops and manufactures water-based flexo inks, mainly for printing on corrugated board packaging.
Siegwerk continues to grow by acquiring the UK-based ink producer Hi-Tech Products (Source: Siegwerk)
DENMARK • At ICE Europe 2017 in Munich from 21 to 23 March, Tresu Group will showcase ancillary equipment, including chamber doctor blades, supply systems and circulators for controlling and automating ink and coating supply in virtually all flexo printing situations at Hall A6, Stand 474.
AT ICE Europe in Munich from 21 to 21 March, Tresu will feature the company's F10 iCon ink supply system and other equipment at Hall A6, Stand 474