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).
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
3 = Removal after a water
BELGIUM • Following the success of 2016’s contest, four companies have already decided to sponsor the 2018 edition of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards: Kodak, Vetaphone and I&C-Gama as GOLD Sponsors, with Comexi agreeing to serve as a Silver Sponsor. The ceremony to celebrate the best of European flexo printing will take place on the evening…
FTA Europe has announced the first four sponsors of this year’s Diamond Awards to be held in May at Milan’s Hotel Barceló (Source: FTA Europe)
DENMARK • The supplier of flexo presses and equipment to the packaging and industrial printing markets appointed Ronni Nielsen as area sales manager in EMEA.
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Ronni Nielsen has been appointed area sales manager in EMEA for the Tresu solutions division (Source: Tresu)
ITALY • The Omet Varyflex V2 is said to a most flexible narrow- and mid-web press for packaging printing and converting. Thanks to its unique platform design, it is able to combine a wide range of printing and finishing technologies in-line.
The Omet Varyflex V2 offers the use of both solvent-based and UV curing inks (Source: Omet)
SPAIN • Both companies presented their latest innovations and solutions during an open house event called Flexo Innovation Day, which has held on 24th October at Comexi’s facilities.
The Flexo Innovation Day was directed to South-West European clients and more than 50 managing and technical directors joined together (Source: Comexi)
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)
ITALY • The banquet and gala celebrating the awarding of the 2018 FTA Europe Diamond Awards will be held at the hotel Barceló in Milan on Wednesday 30th May 2018 during the Print4All Fair. After a successful first edition in Dusseldorf in June 2016, with over 230 participants and 30 flexo companies awarded for their works,…
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GERMANY • The 500th machine of the Miraflex series of CI flexo printing presses has been purchased by the Pakistani packaging manufacturer Packages Limited.
W&H sales director South Asia Gerhard Schoone (left) and W&H sales director Thomas Lengenberg (right) celebrate the deal together with Asghar Abbas, head of packaging at Packages Limited (2nd from left), W&H director Peter Steinbeck (3rd from left) and Numan Noor , business unit manager folding carton at Packages Limited (Source: W&H)
USA • The manufacturer of converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries appointed Dave Wall printing, coating and laminating value stream leader.
Dave Wall has been appointed printing, coating and
laminating value stream leader for PCMC (Source: PCMC)
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)
BRAZIL • In September 2017, FTA Europe gave the opening speech at the Intercontinental Conference on Flexography, organised by ABFlexo, the Brazilian Flexographic Technical Association in Sao Paulo.
FTA Europe, as an institutional partner of ABFlexo, was invited to share the European flexo experience (Source: FTA Europe)
CZECH REPUBLIC • The Czech manufacturer of flexo-printing machines was awarded the Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) partnership certificate recognising the company’s successful implementation of this modern production process. The certificate was awarded by Marvaco Ltd, a pioneer in modern EGP technology. Soma is a flexo press manufacturer with a capability to build stable and accurate flexo…
From L to R: Soma’s marketing manager Peter Blasko, project manager Roman Dresler, commercial director Pavla Kusa, Technology Center manager Zbynek Zemanek and technology specialist Martin Shejbal (Source, Marvaco)
USA • Announced by the North American Publishing Company (NAPCO) media group’s “packagePRINTING,” the award names Sunrise Grower’s Cherry Berry frozen fruit bag as “best of show” from among nearly 200 entries in all categories of the competition, and with “first place” in the Flexible Packaging: Flexo printing process category. The competition included print entries from…
The Sunrise Grower's Cherry Berry frozen fruit bag, printed by ProAmpac, won several top awards at this year’s packagePRINTING Excellence Awards (Source, ProAmpac)
ITALY • Established in 1977 in the Veneto region of North-East Italy, SCEA soon began a rapid expansion recording annual double-digit growth from the year 2000. This meant SCEA needed to relocate to a larger production facility in Zevio, near Verona, in 2008 in order to accommodate the increasing number of production lines required to match…
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Enzo Pattaro, President of SCEA (center), with daughter Marina Pattaro, quality manger, and son Mauro Pattaro, general manager, in front of the new Bobst gravure printing press in SCEA production plant (Source, Bobst)
USA • To produce folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets, Dominion Packaging of Richmond, VA has chosen to develop new technology using a flexo press operation capable of replacing jobs that were previously printed on both gravure and offset presses.
The 55-inch, 10-color Tresu Innovator press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters provided by Flint Group (Source, Flint)