GERMANY • The corrugated pre-print company will convert its entire stock of flexo printing sleeves at its Ilsenburg facility to tesa Twinlock technology. This one-of-a-kind technology allows printing plates to be mounted to cylinders and sleeves without the use of plate mounting tapes.
The tesa Twinlock sleeves are available with different surface hardness (Source: tesa Twinlock)
GERMANY • Since 2011 Polywest equipped most of the linerboard printing machines worldwide with flexo sleeves up to nearly 3 metre (10 ft) width. More than 2000 of these XXL-Sleeves have been supplied in the last seven years.
GERMANY • The consulting company held their first ever Asia seminars in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City this June. In both countries the flexo printing industry is developing quite well, but current developments and techniques were novelties for the attending experts.
Flexofit held their first ever Asia seminars in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City (Source: Flexofit)
JAPAN • The main value drivers that continue to lead the global packaging market are operational efficiency, food packaging safety, reduced energy consumption, cleaner work environment, and a greener earth (lower CO2 footprint).
Elex-one is a completely non-volatile EB curing ink for non-evaporative wet trapping (Source: Toyo Inks)
USA • The global anilox roll supplier recently donated six anilox rolls at a total value of US 18,000 to Fundeplast, a nonprofit flexo training foundation headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America.
Harper donated six anilox rolls to Fundeplast, a nonprofit flexo training foundation headquartered in San Salvador, El Salvador (Source: Harper)
UGANDA • The German consulting company held their first ever Flexofit Uganda Seminar in Kampala on 9th May. The local expert audience arrived from more than 14 companies in Uganda, bordering Ruanda and Kenya, as well as from far away as South Africa.
Participants at the Flexofit Seminar in Kampala (Source: Flexofit)
With Print4All, show organiser Fiera Milano offers a new event show concept to the printing and converting industries. Flexo & Gravure Global asked some exhibitors about their opinion concerning their assessment of the new concept and their individual expectations and products on display.
Maria Costantino, Sales & marketing manager, KBA Flexotecnica (Source: KBA Flexotecnica)
ITALY • The Spanish manufacturer of equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry has been announced as the final Gold Sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards!
ITALY • At the upcoming international show dedicated to printing and converting, both commercial and industrial, tesa Italy will be exhibiting its newest paper and print assortment.
FRANCE • The company is expanding its factory in Bron near Lyon and will open a new competence center in 2018. The construction of this new facility spanning 2,000 square metres, began in October 2017.
(Left to right:) Emmanuel Roquet, president of Bobst Lyon and Adrien Fournier, project manager (Source: Bobst)
BELGIUM • The European umbrella organisation for the flexo industry announce that Twinlock by Tesa and KBA-Flexotecnica will be Gold Sponsors and Tresu Group will be Silver Sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards.
Initially released in 1997, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) 6.0 is the sixth major revision of this publication. It is designed to provide all members of the flexo supply chain with the technical information needed to produce high-quality and consistent print results. FIRST is a set of specifications, not standards. When followed, these…
Print4All – A new show perspective Expectations are growing for “The Innovation Alliance” but already 2656 exhibitors from 54 countries have confirmed their attendance just three months before the event.
In late 2017 and early 2018, Flexo & Gravure Global asked several package print shops and converters about their opinion on the past year and their estimations on trends and challenges for 2018. In the second part of this survey, Richard Bunney, head of graphics & design Ball Beverage Packaging Europe talks about personalization, the…
Head of graphics & design Ball Beverage Packaging Europe (Source: Ball)
USA • Forum 2018, themed “Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential,” will take place 6-9 May 6-9 at Indianapolis. Co-located with the event is Inoflex 2018, set for 7-8 May.